Flock of Signs comes to Indianapolis Museum of Art

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Hunter Petroviak/WTHR intern

INDIANAPOLIS - With signs pointing in all directions, you might be a little confused on your next visit to the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

NOTICE: A Flock of Signs, is located in the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres. The signs are not meant to guide you, but rather confuse you and make you think. Signs are positioned to enhance the paths, trees and other aspects of the park. The signs mimic directional signs that would normally guide you through a museum.

"People have really embraced them and enjoyed them," Katie Zarich, Head of Public Affairs for IMA said. "We've seen a lot of people posing for pictures with the signs. Some are serious, some are funny. They're reading them and reacting to them in various ways."

The signs, pointing in all directions and in all sizes, say things like, "keep going," "natural," "leaf, leaf, leaf" and other playful messages.

Artist Kim Beck created the project, and according to the IMA website, likes to bring the everyday environment into the spotlight through her artwork.

"I think she had been to the park and seen the way people were using 100 Acres," Zarich said. "She's also accustomed to seeing signs that you would see in a national or state park and wanted to play off that idea."

The IMA will premiere the signs project at its annual Summer Solstice Celebration this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The free event includes projects, music and activities for all ages. Zarich also says that food trucks will be at the event.

Learn more about the project