Opening Reception: Graphite

Included with admission

Carl Andre, Graphite Cube Sum of Numbers, 2006. Image courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ, London. © Carl Andre/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Celebrate the opening of Graphite with a public reception directly outside the galleries. Hip-hop MCs Mr. Kinetik, Tony Styxx, and aLLEN iMAGERY will provide freestyle interpretations of works in the exhibition. Music by A Squared Industries. Free light snacks and cash bar featuring Sun King Beer.

About the Exhibition
This exhibition presents a glimpse into recent and innovative uses of graphite. A form of crystallized carbon, graphite is a naturally occurring mineral as well as a synthetic, industrial product that can be processed and in multiple ways. It can be machined or carved, used as a powder or liquid, or handled as a lump, stick, or pencil. Graphite gathers together works that reveal the material’s potential to take a variety of forms and yield a wide range of visual effects.

The first major museum exhibition to explore graphite as a medium in works beyond drawings, Graphite includes sculpture, drawing, and installations created over the past decade—including several newly commissioned works—by emerging and established artists. Learn more.

Free, reservations required.

BONUS EVENT for IMA Council Members and Contemporary Art Society Members
6–7 pm » VIP Preview of Graphite
McCormack Forefront Galleries
Contemporary Art Society and IMA Council members are invited to an exclusive walk through of Graphite with several exhibition artists and curator Sarah Urist Green. Be among the first to see the show and hear directly from several of the artists about their work. To join, visit CAS Membership or Council Membership.

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Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN