Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Gifts of the Gamboliers

In 1927 a group of influential Indianapolis citizens formed an organization called the Gamboliers in an effort to introduce more contemporary art to the Indiana art scene.

Each member paid an annual fee of $25, and purchases were made by Mary Quinn Sullivan, an Indianapolis native who resided in New York City and traveled frequently to Europe.

During the five years of the Gamboliers' existence, more than 150 works on paper by European and American artists were purchased and entered the museum’s collection.

Approximately 35 works on paper, including works by Modigliani, Matisse, Picasso and Maillol, will be featured in an exhibition of their purchases, open in the Golden Gallery at the IMA through 8 June 2009.

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