The Public Collection







What’s better than a Little Free Library that is located on a busy street in a city in the Midwest?  That would be a Little Free Library that doubles as public art installation.  Nine such projects  are being installed in and around downtown Indianapolis using books supplied by the Indianapolis Public Library.










Last weekend, I found one of the installations in Monument Circle.  Created by artist Brian McCutcheon, this art piece has five neon-green pillars, each pillar with a circular book-case at its base.  Connecting the five pillars is an arch that spells out a quote by Mark Twain.  “A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them.”

Monument, 2015 is one of the nine art installations in the Indianapolis Public Collection, a public art and literacy project.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s