Indiana State Museum Presents The Fearless Furniture Exhibit

A new generation of designers is celebrated in the Indiana State Museum's Fearless Furniture Exhibit. Featuring spirited designs by 21 juried and three invited artists all with Indiana connections, the exhibit runs through May.

"The show illustrates not only the immensely diverse talent associated with our state, but also the artists' fearless approaches to making a living from something they love doing," said Indiana State Museum Decorative Arts and Furniture Curator David Buchanan.

Among the furniture is a very modern red aluminum concept chair titled Star Chair, designed by Indianapolis-based furniture maker Glen Fuller and Fluxus, a poplar, glass and steel table inspired by the ebb and flow of the White River by Ball State University Assistant Professor Dustin Headley.

Buchanan tapped internationally-renowned furniture designer Wendy Maruyama to jury the exhibition. As part of the judging criteria, all of the artists needed to have an Indiana connection: either as a native or current resident of the state or trained at one of Indiana's well-known design programs. Applications were submitted from across the country with the final selection including artists from as far away as Hawaii and Maine.

There will be furniture that includes  chairs, clocks, benches, tables, and much more to explore during the Fearless Furniture Exhibit. And, it may inspire you to be as creative in your home decorating!

Getting There:

Located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum present engaging exhibits on science, art and culture. To explore more exhibits, events, catch an IMAX Movie, and for ticket prices call the Indiana State Museum at 317-232-1637 or visit

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