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Indianapolis Museum of Art Announces FLOW (Can You See the River?)

Debuting September 22, 2011, the Indianapolis Museum of Art presents FLOW (Can You See the River?), an installation by Mary Miss spanning a six-mile stretch along the White River and throughout 100 Acres and the IMA’s grounds. Oversized map pins and mirrors will draw attention to important and unique elements of the White River water system including its history, ecology and origins. The installation sites will encourage visitors to understand the watershed and the role it plays in the life of the city and its inhabitants. These features will point out key aspects of the system such as wetlands, floodplains, combined sewer outfalls and pollution. The markers also will be visible outside the IMA’s entrance, indicating the ways water is used within the building.

Visitors entering the Museum will be able to visualize the full installation through a walkable floor map that will be part of the Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion series in the IMA’s main entrance. The installation will be on view in the Pavilion September 23, 2011, to February 26, 2012.
FLOW (Can You See the River?) is a visionary art project conceived by Miss, commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and co-created and facilitated by EcoArts Connections with more than 20 leading arts, science, environment, and municipal organizations and agencies. This project is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts Mayors’ Institute on City Design 25th Anniversary Initiative and is one of only 21 awarded to projects that contribute to the livability of cities. Project support provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).

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