FOR THE FOURTH time this past May, I drove from New Jersey to Kansas. Usually an exhausting trip that I try and do as fast as possible, I decided to slow it down this time, and see some sights along the way. One of my stops was in Indianapolis, and I went first to 100 Acres.
Opened in June 2010, the park currently has 8 commissioned art installations, and it’s free (I especially like that part). The area is a mix of modern art, lake, and woodlands between the White River and the IMA. Which meant on my visit that I got to enjoy the the sounds of bird song as I looked at thought-provoking and interesting art. And in my book, that’s a pretty fantastic way to pass the time.
Lindsay Clark, intern for Matador TV, worked as a Curatorial Intern for Contemporary Art at the IMA in the summer of 2007, and she played a part in helping create the park: “All of the pieces are site-specific, meaning I had to film the space or they had to visit it in order to conceptualize what the work would be.”
All photos by the author.