An Outdoor Sculpture Tour at the IMA

ima-sculptureThe Indiana Museum of Art will host a free Outdoor Sculpture Tour on Friday, June 28, from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.

It’s the perfect excuse to get out of the house, walk the grounds of the IMA, see the gardens and discuss its various outdoor sculptures with other like-minded art lovers. Artists represented include Maya Lin, Jeppe Hein, Tea Mäkipää, Los Carpinteros, Pablo Serrano and David Louis Rodgers to name just a few.


One of the most recognizable, and memorable, sculptures is entitled simply, “LOVE.” This is one of over 30 outdoor pieces that adorn the grounds at the IMA, including “Above and Below,” “Antique Wellhead,” “Bench Around the Lake,” “Copy of Diana of Versailles,” “Diana with Dog,” “Funky Bones,” “Birdbath,” “Memories of Prague,” “Park of Laments,” “Stumbling Man,” and “Bronze Fountain.” There are some very interesting pieces to be seen.

The entire collection of public art works can be found at any of three campus locations, including The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, Indianapolis Museum of Art grounds and Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens.

One of my personal favorites, “Stumbling Man,” is the creation of the late David K. Rubins, and American sculptor. It is a bronze sculpture and is located directly on the Indianapolis Museum of Art grounds. The work portrays a man, crouched on the ground, having presumably stumbled.

two-figures sculpture IMA

Another sculpture, entitled “Two Figures,” is the brainchild of English sculptor Barbara Hepworth. It is a bronze, rectilinear sculpture with very stylized curves affixed to a limestone base. The deep, circular holes that pierce each figure are characteristic of Hepworth’s sculptures.

Event Info

  • Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis North (general)
  • When: Fri., June 28, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Tel. 317-920-2660
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