Synopses & Reviews
The Herron Chronicle traces the history of the Herron School of Art at Indiana University--Purdue University Indianapolis, celebrating its centennial year in 2002-2003. Founded as a private school and fine arts collection in 1902, the Herron School today is a vital part of Indiana University, offering bachelor's and master's degrees in fine arts, visual communication, art education, and art history. In 1967, Herron's museum component became the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Three essays covering important events in the school's history are accompanied by 70 color reproductions of works of art and 60 black-and-white historical photos. The Herron Chronicle provides an engaging account of the development of the arts community in Indianapolis during the 20th century. Traces the institutional history of fine arts in Indianapolis from the founding of the Herron School of Art in 1902 to the present.