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Chop Stick / Visiondivision
Arch Daily
December 3, 2012
Here’s a whole new definition of the phrase “Tree House.” Visiondivision‘s concession stand for 100 Acres... Read More

The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Josiah McElheny
Modern Art Notes
July 19, 2012
On the second segment of the show I talk with Kansas City-based artist A. Bitterman, who is currently in residence at Indy Island, Andrea Zittel’s live-in sculpture in the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s 100 Acres sculpture park. Listen Online

The outlier artist known as A. Bitterman is spending the summer on an island - in Indiana
The Pitch
July 10, 2012
Most businesses in the East Crossroads closed hours ago, but on a balmy Monday night in June, the garage door at Meya Metalworks is still open. There's a U-Haul parked outside on 16th Street, and two men are dragging what appears to be the gate of a human-sized possum trap onto the truck. Read More

IMA 100 Acres: A no-holds-barred view of nature at Indianapolis Museum of Art's exhibit
Indianapolis Star
July 6, 2012
He roams 100 Acres as a subject to be tracked and observed, then relaxes inside a large cage resembling an animal trap. He avoids talking with the public. And he’s been known to... Read More

Nature is not your friend: A. Bitterman on Indy Island
NUVO
June 29, 2012
To quote Jiminy Cricket, as we are so wont to do in these pages, "You are a human animal, you are a very special breed; for you are the only animal, who can think, who can reason, who can read!" Ah, but all that thinking and reasoning can get us in a bind, can make us think we're more (or less) than an animal... Read More

Experiences: The Value of an Institute Honor Award
The American Institute of Architects
June 2012
Marlon practices architecture in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as Distinguished Professor... Read More

The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Andrea Zittel
Modern Art Notes
April 25, 2012
Ever since I first visited Andrea Zittel’s A-Z West outside Joshua Tree, Calif. in 2005 (more on that later today tomorrow), I’ve fantasized about living in a Zittel. Read More

The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Andrea Zittel
Modern Art Notes
April 19, 2012
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Andrea Zittel. A survey of Zittel’s work, titled “Lay of the Land,” is on view now at the Baltic Center for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England. The show was organized by Stockholm’s Magasin 3, where it opened late last year. In 2005... Read More

Honor Award for Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion
The American Institute of Architects
January 2012
This pavilion is artfully cast in the shadows of the adjacent trees, its transparency is enhanced by its latticed canopy which filters light thru its entirety and the floor to ceiling glazing... Read More

Built to Site: Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion
American Builders Quarterly
January 2012
The 100-acre peninsula located next door to the Indianapolis Museum of Art hadn't been touched since the 1950s-deemed unsuitable for construction and overrun... Read More (pdf)

Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion
t-18
Winter 2011
Questions are born from within the found condition, resulting in an immanent response, imbued with conviction, meaning, and significance for the Museum of Art, its patrons... Read More (pdf)

Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion
Landscape Architect Magazine China
November 2011
The Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion is the result of a studied relationship between building, land and art, and serves as both a threshold and a destination within the 100 Acres Art & Nature Park... Read More (pdf)

Katherine Ball: Living on Indy Island
NUVO
By ANGELA HERRMANN | Published: August 24, 2011
When Katherine Ball arrived in Indianapolis on Aug. 8, so did the rain. After record-setting, desiccating heat in July, Indianapolis experienced a bit of relief thanks to the showers. While weather officials recorded just under an inch of rain in Indianapolis, backyard rain gauges showed more than two inches of rain had fallen in the area around artist Andrea Zittel's Indianapolis Island. The White River crested at just over five feet at the National Weather Service gauge near the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). Read More

visiondivision Unveils Swing Set and Visitor Kiosk Made From a Single 100 Foot Tree
Inhabitat
By LORI ZIMMER | Published: August 11, 2011
Visiondivision used a 100 foot yellow poplar – Indiana’s state tree – as the foundation for the concession stand... Read More

The Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion Meshes Art, Architecture and Nature
Inhabitat
By LORI ZIMMER | Published: June 23, 2011
Situated in the lush forests of the 100 Acres Art & Nature Park at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Ruth Lilly Visitors... Read More

The Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion / Marlon Blackwell Architect
Arch Daily
By CHRISTOPHER HENRY | Published: June 20, 2011
The Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion is the result of a studied relationship between building, land and art, and serves as both a threshold and a destination within the 100 Acres Art & Nature Park... Read More

Indianapolis Art Museum Looks Outdoors for a Dose of Whimsy
PBS Newshour
By JEFFREY BROWN | Air Date: August 24, 2010
The Indianapolis Museum of Art has turned its attention to a park filled with exhibits -- big and small -- in an attempt... Read More

100 Acres at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
The Architect's Newspaper
By AARON BETSKY | Published: August 18, 2010
“Who needs another Richard Serra sculpture plunked down on a lawn?” asked Indianapolis Museum of Art Director Max Anderson. “What we wanted was something that was... Read More

LAX to IND
LACMA's Unframed
By AMY HEIBEL | Published: August 16, 2010
Last week I visited the Indianapolis Museum of Art as part of a team led by Rob Stein of IMA Lab. We were there to discuss Art Babble, a collaborative site featuring video from museums... Read More

Avant-Garde Gardening: A Q&A with IMA Curator Lisa Freiman
New York Times
By ANDREW RUSSETH | Published: July 19, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS— "They blew up the front stairs of the museum during the first week that I started," Indianapolis Museum of Art curator Lisa Freiman said of beginning work... Read More

Art in Nature, Hand in Hand
Wall Street Journal
By JUDITH H. DOBRZYNSKI | Published: June 23, 2010
Another museum opens another sculpture park. Ho-hum. Isn't that so last decade? Yes, it is. But for the Indianapolis... Read More

Indy 100
Time Out Chicago
By LAUREN WEINBERG | Published: June 23, 2010
You won’t find “plop art” at 100 Acres: the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, which opened June 20... Read More

Indianapolis Museum Creates A Winning Art Park, And Maybe An Inspiration
Arts Journal
By JUDITH H. DOBRZYNSKI | Published: June 23, 2010
The Indianapolis Museum of Art sits a good couple of miles from downtown, and while that may often work against it, not now: As you may know, the IMA opened its version of a sculpture park on Sunday -- and I think the IMA is lucky to have such a large, wonderful site adjacent to the museum. Read More

In Defense of Contemporary Art
By VLOG BROTHERS | Published: June 16, 2010
John Green from Vlog Brothers spends an afternoon exploring 100 Acres and catches up with Curator of Contemporary Art Sarah Green. Read More

IMA unveils 100 Acres of Art
NUVO
By JULIANNA THIBODEAUX | Published: June 9, 2010
The Indianapolis Museum of Art may be hesitant to claim it has the largest campus among urban museums in this country, but you'd be hard pressed to find one larger. That poses both a challenge and opportunity: to continue the growth of its encyclopedic collection of fine art, which already includes several world-class collections, while maximizing the potential of its green space. Read More

100 Acres to Roam, No Restrictions
New York Times
By HILARIE M. SHEETS | Published: June 9, 2010
WHEN 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park opens to the public next weekend in the backyard of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, there will be no signs or guards admonishing visitors not to touch the art. Read More