february, 2021

This is a repeating event

13feb10:00 am5:00 pmState of Nature: Picturing Indiana Biodiversity10:00 am - 5:00 pm Indiana State Museum

Event Details

Experience the astonishing beauty and discover the importance of Indiana’s biological diversity through pieces from the natural world and artworks created by artists with Indiana connections. Explore how forests and ecological diversity in Indiana defined the lives of Hoosiers over the years, then consider how urbanization and climate change has impacted Indiana’s biological system and our everyday lives.

Encounter wolf specimens from the museum’s collection and a reproduction sloth skeleton, as well as two paintings by Indiana Dunes plein air artist Frank Dudley and contemporary art from 15 artists with Hoosier connections including Lucinda Devlin, Casey Roberts, Bonnie Sklarski, David Morrison and Dornith Doherty.

This experience also will feature activities for children and families to build their own bird nest and sloth claw, and to get them thinking about how the environment and people are connected. There will even be a soundtrack featuring music from composers whose works are inspired by scientific data and nature.

State of Nature was conceived and curated at Indiana University-Bloomington by Betsy Stirratt, director of the Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, and Distinguished Professor Roger P. Hangarter.

Every Sunday, Wednesday – Saturday,



(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Indiana State Museum650 W. Washington St.




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