View the works of prominent local African American artists during one of the city’s premiere cultural events. Works will be on display throughout Central Library during regular Library hours. Our annual Meet the Artists exhibit was created to supply an avenue for local, talented African-American artists to show off their creative works, artists whose works might not otherwise have a chance to appear in front of such a large audience.The event provides an opportunity to educate the community at large and promote the work of the artists.
South Display Hall, Simon Reading Room, and the Center for Black Literature & Culture
Textile Artists | Upright Display Cases on Floors 3-5
Large Sculpture Artists | Installation on Floors 3-4
Youth Exhibit | Simon Reading Room
Authors | Display Case Floor 3
Explore the intersection of basketball and the arts - music, poetry, photography, fashion, sculpture, painting and film - as Indianapolis hosts the NBA All-Star Game and IndyPL hosts Meet the Artists XXXVI.
Extraordinary photos, bits of poetry and a history of the unofficial game: this oldie-but-goodie shines a light on legendary streetball courts and showcases some of the greatest players you've (maybe) never heard of.
Even before Instagram made pregame tunnel fits a thing, professional players' clothing choices shaped the culture and raised the status of the game off the court. Walk through Jackson's 6 major eras for a glossy retrospective on the interplay of sport and style.
Another photographic ode to the sport chronicling pivotal moments in college and pro hoops for men and women. Anyone who's ever hung a poster of their favorite player knows the power of an image to inspire greatness and seal an iconic moment into history.
Made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Presented by The Indianapolis Public Library African American History Committee.