Oct. 5, 2013 - May. 27, 2014

Fearless Furniture

Sometimes contemporary or traditional; expected or unexpected materials; bold or subtle; comfortable or uncomfortable; beautiful or utilitarian. Always fearless.

Fearless Furniture features the work of studio furniture makers — the best of the best — and introduce audiences to high-quality studio work conceived, designed and produced by individuals who were born in Indiana; trained at one of Indiana’s well-known furniture design graduate programs; or who have made Indiana their residence.

For these artists, courage and willingness to take risks is a hallmark of their craft. They are willing to embrace the uncertainties of materials, creation, and patronage.


Supported by The Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis.

Also supported by The Penrod Society.


Fearless Furniture: Art of the Matter 203



Oct. 11

Fearless Furniture Opening Lecture And Reception

Wendy Maruyama, the juror for the Fearless Furniture show, is a professor of Woodworking and Furniture Design at San Diego State University. She is also a practicing furniture artist. She will lecture about the work in the show and her general thoughts about the show. She will also spend a short time talking about her own art, and how it has evolved over her career.




Reservation only. For reservations call 317.232.1637


Lecture at 4 p.m. Reception at 5 p.m.

Fearless Furniture Opening Lecture and Reception

Nov. 9

Fearless Furniture Woodworking Demo

Learn about the tools and inspiration behind some of the furniture on exhibit, from one of the artists featured in the Fearless Furniture show. Ask questions, hear what inspires them, and see what they are working on now.

Included with Museum admission.

Featured artist: Reagan Furqueron


Supported by The Penrod Society