From its beginning in the late 19th century as a small group of fine art advocates to its status in the early 21rst century as one of the largest general art museums in the country, the Indianapolis Museum of Art has followed a path that has sometimes been straight and narrow, sometimes broad and circuitous, but rarely uneventful. Its trajectory has been guided by high-minded idealists and deep-pocketed realists, its operations governed by cheery optimists and clear-eyed pragmatists - often at the same time. And as with any enduring institution, there have been been times of triumph and times of turmoil and times of turmoil, periods of achievement and of disappointment, occasions to remember and moments to forget. Regardless of the circumstances, there have always been individuals - directors, board members, volunteers, curators, conservators, educators and others - whose concerns about the organization's finances, operations, and facilities have reflected a timeless dedication to the works of art that are the IMA's raison dêtre. Published in 2008, Every Way Possible tells their stories.
Hardcover / 304 pages
Dimensions: 9.75" x 7.75"