Scissors fill the atrium at the IUPUI University Library

From a distance, a viewer can't quite determine what multicolored medium was used to create the new sculpture hanging in the IUPUI University Library atrium. A closer look reveals a multitude of children's scissors -- about 2,500 pairs with their brightly colored handles -- intertwined in a fashion that brings to mind the DNA double helix.

The hanging art, titled "I Dream of Scissors," is the work of Jenn Brown, a senior studying sculpture at the Herron School of Art and Design, on the IUPUI campus.

Updated May 11, 2016 by Webmaster

IUPUI University Library honored for digital archiving of 120-year-old African-American newspaper

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis University Library was honored for digital scholarship by The Indianapolis Recorder as the nation's fourth-oldest surviving African-American newspaper celebrated its 120th anniversary. 

The Recorder, a weekly newspaper, marked 12 decades of publication with an awards ceremony and a reception Oct. 15 at the Indiana State Museum. More than 200 people attended the public event, "The Art of Storytelling."

Updated May 11, 2016 by Webmaster

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