Sunday, August 3, 2008

Olympics Spotlighted at National Art Museum of Sport

The Olympics are highlighted in in a new exhibit of work from the permanent collection of the The National Art Museum of Sport at University Place on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.

Open now through 7 September, there are posters from past Olympics along with sculptures and paintings of Olympic medalists. The museum (enter at 875 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis) is open, free, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Founded in 1959 by artist-sportsman Germain G. Glidden (that's his self-portrait, at left) of Norwalk, Conn., the museum moved to Indianapolis in 1990. Since then, the collection has nearly tripled in size. More than 40 sports are represented in the over 800 paintings, sculptures and works on paper.

For more information or to arrange group tours, contact Ann Rein, 317:274-3627.

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