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A Blogger’s Bucket List

I’m excited yet sad to say this will be my last IMA Blog post, for the foreseeable future. (If you haven’t noticed, most of us find it hard to stay away.) I’ll be transitioning into the world of motherhood and all things baby. Writing for this blog has been my outlet for creative energies and personal interests. But I didn’t get to share all of the intriguing, amusing, and strange ideas I’ve archived over the years. So I leave you with my blog bucket list (Please read with the voice of Morley Safer from 60 Minutes):

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WANTED: Spring 2010 Interns

looking for ambitious, intelligent, undergraduate juniors, seniors and graduate students, interested in a career as a museum professional, working from office, nugget factory, art galleries, art & nature park, or two historic homes, with world-renowned institution fostering exploration of art, design and nature • Indianapolis, IN(317) 923-1331
Posted: 12/2/2009   Academic Opportunities/ Help Wanted


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Creating Culture


My first Pecha Kucha night, enjoyed from the squishy goodness of a giant red comfy sack in The Toby, was  like no other PowerPoint presentation I’ve been to. I left feeling inspired and liberated (since profanities could be shouted or whispered freely at any point). I’m definitely experiencing culture these days, maybe due to a motivating post by Meg. It’s true–as a marketer, and as a resident of Indy–we should all be experiencing the amazing galleries, games, plays, concerts, trails, architecture and exhibits offered by our friends. But why not also ask ourselves how as individuals we can create culture?

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Dancing with Choreographer Oguri

This Saturday, November 7, choreographer Oguri and the L.A.-based dance company Body Weather Laboratory bring Caddy! Caddy! Caddy! to The Toby. Named for a character in William Faulkner’s novel The Sound and The Fury, the performance features slow movements drawn from the modern Japanese art of Butoh. In the interview below, Oguri puts his work in context.


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Light Emitting Diodes

There are countless intriguing stories at the IMA, sometimes untold. Here is one of them.

LED fountain

Look like a rerun of X-Files? It’s not. If you’ve been around the Museum after dark recently, you may have spotted the new LED light installation in The Sutphin Fountain. Jeff Earl, head electrician at the IMA, replaced all the original white halogen lights, many submerged underwater, with the new technology.   Read the rest of this entry »


About Noelle

Job Title: Senior Communications Editor

Interests: Culture, Family, Fashion, Cycling, Biography, Ballet

Favorite Movies: Schindler's List, Adam’s Rib, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the original), I Am Legend

Favorite Music: Dinah Washington, Gnarls Barkley, The Killers, Mozart’s Duettino - Sull'aria

Favorite Food: Dark chocolate, Chianti, Pacer’s game Club-level nachos

Pets: English Bulldog named Wilberforce (Wilber)

Something you should know about me: I’m a native Hoosier and country girl at heart but have found a love for the city – by living in London, D.C. and Indianapolis.

Noelle has written 56 articles for us.