Original works of art from private, public and our own permanent collection span the history of the state of Indiana in this historic exhibit.
The first Indiana state flag will be on display at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette beginning September 23. In conjunction with the state's 200th birthday, the Indiana Historical Bureau has agreed to lend the flag to the museum in recognition of its founding of ArtSmart: Indiana. The flag will be displayed in the Weil Galleries, as part of the Bicentennial Legacy Exhibition, ArtSmart: Indiana art exhibit that spans the history of the state with original works from private and public collections, as well as the museum's permanent collection. It is believed to be one of only three exhibits statewide that capture all 200 years of the state's history.
ArtSmart: Indiana is a free, web-based program that public and private school educators use to teach the history of our state through the work of its artists. The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette created the program in 1986 and has supported it's growth to become a premier free program that meets Indiana's Academic Standards for fourth-grade Social Studies, integrating language arts, math, science and media studies.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.