Indiana by the Numbers

May 24, 2013-May 4, 2014


Robert Indiana (American, b. 1928), Numbers, 1980-1983, painted aluminum, 8x8x4 ft. (each), Gift of Melvin Simon and Associates, 1988.246. (c) 2013 Morgan Art Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Commissioned in 1980 for the 20th anniversary of Melvin Simon & Associates (now Simon Property Group), Robert Indiana’s 8-foot-tall polychrome Numbers are iconic works from one of America’s most recognizable artists. Indiana by the Numbers traces the history of their design and fabrication, tells the story of their display before they were donated to the IMA in 1989, and provides a glimpse into their recent restoration and repainting by the IMA conservation department.

Indiana by the Numbers Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN