Art installation/book share station move to Central Library

“Monument,” an art installation and book share station originally located at Monument Circle, has found a new home outside Central Library, offering an unexpected pop of color at the intersection of St. Clair and Meridian streets. 

“Monument” was created by Brian McCutcheon for The Public Collection, a public art and literacy project developed by Rachel M. Simon with support from the Herbert Simon Family Foundation. It stood on the northwest quadrant of Monument Circle between August 2015 and September 2019.

Having been moved to Central Library, the installation continues The Public Collection’s goals of improving literacy, fostering appreciation for the arts, and promoting social and educational justice. 

“This beautiful art exhibit doubles as a Book Share Station, providing books to our patrons and our community. What could be more perfect?” said Gregory Hill, chief executive officer at The Indianapolis Public Library. 

The reinstallation was made possible by the Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Buckingham Foundation, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

PHOTO ABOVE: “Monument” now stands along the west side of the Central Library.