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It’s a bird! It’s a plane!

I’d like to take a moment to celebrate some often overlooked superheroes on every museum’s staff.

Security Guards.

Okay, so security guards might seem ubiquitous, keeping guard over every gallery room from sea to shining sea. How could I consider them overlooked? I’ll even admit; I’ve never seen a security guard leap a tall building in a single bound.

Yet, if you’ve ever been lost in a maze of galleries in a huge museum, searching in desperation for the loo, I think you’ll agree that those ever present staffers can be life savers.

We can all appreciate their role in preventing little hyper Johnny from drawing mustaches on the poor Serruys Sisters

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Going on an Art Hunt…

I had the great pleasure of attending the opening party for 100 Acres: the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park a couple of weeks ago.  It was a very festive celebration for Indy’s newest cultural attraction and all of the hard work and dedication it took to take it from concept to reality.  With the exception of a little soggy ground, due to the record June rains, the party went off without a hitch.  The Park is lovely!
The path from the IMA Main Building over to the park is short and sweet as it meanders through the gardens along the way.
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The Blucket List

Now that I have my first blog under my belt, I’ve been pondering what exciting things I’ll see and blog about in the coming year. I’ve compiled a little “must do” list to complete during my “next top blogger” reign this year.

I call it the Blucket List…

4. Summer Nights. What better way to spend a Friday night than to be outside under the stars watching a movie with friends, food and wine! I’m thinking a blog about finding the perfect outfit to wear to the Rocky Horror Picture Show night is an absolute must.

3. Controversy. Not to alarm anyone or anything, I’m not talking Balloon Boy style scandal here. However, I do plan to express my opinions in my blog and I really hope that people will comment and react to those opinions.

2. The Andy Warhol Enterprises Exhibit, scheduled to open in October. This exhibition makes the list for three reasons… One, if I write a blog about Warhol I’ll almost certainly accomplish #3 on my blucket list. Love him or hate him, you’re gonna talk about him! Two, no pressure on design team for the IMA or anything… but can you imagine what Warhol would have done with iPhone apps?! With that in mind the tap tour could be really sweet. And finally, I think Edie Sedgwick is fascinating. I might just use the exhibition as an excuse to emulate her style for a few months. I can rock dark eyeliner and huge chandelier earrings with the best of them…

The number ONE thing on my blucket list for the year is…

Day 71

100 Acres Art and Nature Park. The concept of mixing nature and art is a brilliant way to drop the formality of visiting a Museum. People who may not have visited the Museum before can come and interact with Art on their own terms. Personally, I want to hang out with the Island People. I’ve been enjoying their blog, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it all unfolds this summer!

So that’s the blucket list as it stands today. If you have any suggestions for

my list I’d love to hear about them!


Impressions of a Passer-by

Over the past fourteen weeks I have run about 150 miles. With one foot in front of the other, at a pace just slightly faster than a brisk walk, I’m creeping towards my goal of running the Mini Marathon. My feet, to my great amazement, have carried me through snow and rain, over hills, under bridges, across busy intersections, along quiet trails and triumphantly across finish lines both real and imagined. With just about a week to go until the big show, it’s time to leave the struggles of training behind, and reflect on all of those little supporting factors that’ve been like a wind blowing me forward. I won’t bore you with the details about the clinch songs on my iPod, my snazzy new running shoes, or the discovery of some stuff called GU. What I would like to tell you about is my favorite mile…

To find some extra motivation for my long runs, I signed up for a Mini Marathon training program with a local runners’ organization. What I didn’t realize at the time is that the training run they sponsor each week uses the White River Tow Path which runs right through the IMA campus. Bonus!  Read the rest of this entry »


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