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National Art Museum of Sport Opens Three “Pop Up” Football Exhibits in Indianapolis for Super Bo
Exhibits Include artwork by Chris Bucher, Donna Carr, Charles Fazzino, James Fiorentino, Bart Forbes, Troy Hayes, Bob Hogan, Winslow Homer, Ken Kalman, Marc Mellon, Fay Moore, LeRoy Neiman, Debbie Sampson, Joseph Sheppard, Elaine Wolfe, and more.
Includes artwork by Chris Bucher, Donna Carr, Charles Fazzino, James Fiorentino, Bart Forbes, Troy Hayes, Bob Hogan, Winslow Homer, Ken Kalman, Patrick Mack, Marc Mellon, John F. Melvin, Fay Moore, LeRoy Neiman, Debbie Sampson, Joseph Sheppard, Dan Tearle, and Elaine Wolfe
National Art Museum of Sport, closed to the public until February 7, takes the Football Invitational exhibit on the road to area locations during the Super Bowl as part of museum’s mission to educate the public on art depicting sport and to help football fans celebrate the Big Game and the energy of football from a different lens.
Participating artists were selected for their excellence in creating fine art and depicting both the emotion and motion of the great American game of football. Many works are also available for purchase through NAMOS, with a portion of proceeds benefitting NAMOS. A limited number of autographed Charles Fazzino Officially Licensed NFL Commemorative Super Bowl XLVI Posters are also available for sale through NAMOS.
All exhibits are free and open to the public.
The Monument Circle Gallery is comprised of the windows of IPL and WellPoint. Highlights are Charles Fazzino's Officially Licensed NFL Commemorative Super Bowl XLVI artworks, Elaine Wolfe’s “Tom Brady’s View of Lucas Oil Stadium”, Chris Bucher’s life-sized photos of Colt’s player Ryan Diem, and pieces by Donna Carr, James Fiorentino, Bart Forbes, Troy Hayes, Bob Hogan, Ken Kalman, John F. Melvin, Patrick Mack, Marc Mellon, Debbie Sampson, Dan Tearle and more.
The Z-Bowl Galleries include more than 30 paintings, sculptures and photographs by renowned artists such as LeRoy Neiman, Winslow Homer, Joseph Sheppard, James Fiorentino and Fay Moore. The collection is on display at five local establishments in downtown Zionsville.
Exhibits are open from January 27, 2012, until February 13, 2012. Hours vary by location.
Monument Circle: Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Public Art Gallery: in first floor windows around Monument Circle at Indianapolis Power & Light, Co. at 1 Monument Circle and WellPoint at 120 Monument Circle.
Z-Bowl: Zionsville, Indiana, a Super Celebration Site. Includes gallery displays at the following locations:
Brown’s on Main: 90 South Main Street (Mon-Sa 9am – 6pm and Sun. 12pm – 4pm)
Prudential Realty: 15 South Main Street (Daily, 10am – 5pm)
Watts Fine Art Gallery: 10 North Main Street (Wed. – Fri. 12pm – 5pm; Sat. 11am-5pm; Sun – Tues. by appointment (317) 344-2534)
Goodman’s Jewelers: 106 North Main Street (Mon – Wed. 10am – 5:30pm; Thurs. – Sat. 10am – 8pm; Sun. 12pm – 5pm)
Indianapolis Executive Airport: 11329 East S.R. 32 (Open 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week)
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National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS) was founded in 1959 and features one of the nation’s largest collections of fine art depicting sport. The collection includes more than 900 paintings, photographs, sculptures, and mixed-media works representing some 40 plus sports.
NAMOS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit and is solely funded by donations. The museum is dedicated to a two-pronged mission to both encourage artists in their efforts to create art depicting sports, and also to collect, preserve, and share the best examples of sport art the museum can acquire. NAMOS annually hosts an international competition for artists – established and aspiring – to enter a juried competition, which is then followed by a winners exhibit.
NAMOS is located at Indiana University -- Purdue University, at 850 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46202. Admission is free and operating hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. For more information, visit www.namos.iupui.edu.