The Public Collection

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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.

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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.

 

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