Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park
The web site of Indianapolis Museum of Art uses a content management system similar to the one used to build this site. Works of art by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) include Christmas Night (The Blessing of the Oxen) and "Landscape near Arles". The Indianapolis Museum of Art celebrated the grand opening of its new outdoor sculpture park, 100 Acres.
When it opened in June 2010, the 100 Acres, Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park, was one of the largest museum art parks in the USA, and the only one to feature the ongoing commission of site-specific artworks. Concepts for the eight inaugural installations include:
- Atelier Van Lieshout: Joep Van Lieshout, with his studio Atelier Van Lieshout, will present Funky Bones, a group of 20 bone-shaped benches that will together form the shape of an enormous, stylized human skeleton.
- Kendall Buster: Kendall Buster will create an overlook on the lake in 100 Acres titled Stratum Pier.
- Alfredo Jaar: Alfredo Jaar will create a poetic new public intervention, Park of the Laments, nestled in the woods of 100 Acres.
- Jeppe Hein: Jeppe Hein produces experiential, architectural, and kinetic artworks that are often activated by the audience.
- Los Carpinteros: The artist collective is developing a large-scale installation in 100 Acres that continues their interest in the juxtaposition of the practical and the imaginary.
- Tea Mäkipää: Mäkipää is creating a sculptural profile of a large, dark ship emerging from the lake in 100 Acres.
- Type A: This two-man collaborative has created the sculptural installation Team Building (Align), which will consist of two 30-foot-wide metal rings suspended from telephone poles and trees, and oriented so that their two shadows will become one during the annual Summer Solstice.
- Andrea Zittel: Zittel has designed a floating island titled I-land to be installed in the 35-acre lake, a dominant feature of the park's landscape.