Celebrating Robert Indiana’s 17 years in Indiana, and his artworks that reflect the Hoosier homeland.


Indiana’s Biggest Sculpture

He calls it an obelisk, and what he created has become an icon for the museum. It’s also the place where he wanted to be buried.

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"C" by Robert Indiana. Photo by Richard McCoy

The C is for…

Well, it’s complicated. According to Robert Indiana, the “C” in this painting stands for a lot of things. He was commissioned by the City of Columbus in 1981 to create an artwork for the opening of the new city hall building (a handsome one at that, designed by Edward Charles Bassett of Skidmore, Owens & […]

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Happy Birthday, Robert Indiana!

85 years ago today Robert Indiana was born in New Castle, Indiana. We hope that you’ll join us in wishing him a happy birthday! To help celebrate, we combined two of his Numbers into a birthday card for Mr. Indiana.

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Indiana Home: 732 South Irvington Ave

One of the things we’re doing with this project is showing all the homes in which Indiana lived during his time here — he says that he lived in 21 different homes during his first 17 years in the state. Many of the homes are of similar size and character to this one: a two bedroom home of modest to small size.

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The High School Prodigy

While Robert Indiana moved around a lot during his childhood, he attended only one high school, the historic and now 100-year-old Arsenal Tech High School, whose campus is centered around Indianapolis’ Civil War era arsenal.

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