It’s the month of love and here’s what we’re loving at Access Pass attractions:
1). Thornton Dial Exhibit at Newfields
Closing at the end of this month, the Don’t Matter How Raggly the Flag, It Still Got to Tie Us Together exhibit at Newfields still speaks to present-day concerns. Thorton Dial created the artwork in 2003 after the Iraq War started and it is still relevant to today’s issues. It is the first in a series of experimental displays that Newfields will feature to tell more inclusive stories. The exhibit also includes a collection of responses from visitors who answered the question, “The American flag means different things to different people. How does this artwork make you feel?” The exhibit is included with general admission to Newfields, which is $2 per person, per visit for Access Pass cardholders.
2). 18th Annual GeoFest at Indiana State Museum
Head over to the Indiana State Museum for the 18th Annual GeoFest and browse a wide variety of fossils, cut and uncut gemstones, and minerals from all over the world. Purchase jewelry and crafts made from natural materials and specimens for display or for your collection. This family-friendly event will also include fun activities and demonstrations. The event runs February 19-21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is included with general museum admission ($2 per person for Access Pass cardholders).
Image courtesy of Indiana State Museum. Photo was taken at a previous event.
3). Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women—Photographs by Barbara Van Cleve at Eiteljorg
Now open at the Eiteljorg, Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women—Photographs by Barbara Van Cleve includes 62 black and white photographs that celebrate women of the range, their ranches, and the breathtaking Western landscapes in which they live. Van Cleve is nationally known for her photographs of Western landscapes, ranchers, cowboys and cattle women. Her heritage is rich with firsthand experience of the cowgirl life growing up on her family’s ranch, the Lazy K Bar, in the Crazy Mountains of Montana. This exhibit is included with general museum admission ($2 per person for Access Pass cardholders).
4). Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore! at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Image courtesy of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Photo was taken at a previous exhibit appearance.
February 6—July 25
It’s time for adventure when preschoolers and their families experience Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore!, which takes visitors on an active adventure in the enchanting world of Dora the Explorer, her animal-rescuing cousin Diego, and their friends. Presented in both English and Spanish, in Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore!, children can explore Isa’s Flowery Garden, help Tico gather nuts, and join the Pirate Piggies crew to uncover pirate treasure.