Indianapolis Art Center--page 3 (of 6 pages)

Michael Graves

Page one: front (south) exterior views
Page two: rear (north) exterior views
Page three: rear exterior views
Page four: library exterior (west end) and far east end
Page five: interior: entrance foyer, reception rooms, studios, galleries
Page six: library--far west end

According to their official web site, "In 2005, ArtsPark, a 12-acre sculpture garden and park, was completed and opened to the public. In the summer of 2007 ARTSPARK expanded to include a sensory path, canoe launch and additional permanent sculptures." The rear of the center is terraced with a processional stairway leading to the lower level which terminates at the center in a pergola. At the upper level of the stairway, a small bronze sculpture by Arnoldo Pomodoro, entitled Radar No. 3, 1962 is the focus.

The Art Center is located on seven acres of green bordered on the north by the White River and surrounded by 100 acres of city trail ways and parkland.

The edge of the rear porch

See plan.

The lower terrace


Looking down toward the pergola; the pergola


Benches designed by Graves punctuate the landscape setting

A proponent of gesamkunstwerk (the unity of the arts), Graves often designs details of a project to provide for coordination.

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