See the innovative works of more than 30 artists from throughout northern Indiana. For many years, this area has been a hub of creativity for abstract artists. This exhibit provides a vivid picture of that rich history along with insights from the artists about how their creative processes were influenced by their everyday surroundings in that part of the state.

IN the Abstract was curated in partnership with Mark Ruschman, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites senior curator of art emeritus, as well as northern Indiana artist and curator Bob Cross. 

March 9 through June 23, 2024

This experience is located on level three and is included with purchase of museum admission.

Purchase admission

Artist by City

Tom Torluemke

Bob Cross
Kaylee Dalton
Lori Haselrick
Jake Webster

Fort Wayne
Austin Cartwright
Sayaka Ganz
Nazar Harran
Justin Johnson
George Morrison
Sara Nordling
Maurice Papier
Erin Patton-McFarren
Michael W. Poorman
Audrey Riley
Theoplis Smith III, AKA Phresh Laundry
Cara Lee Wade

Abner Hershberger
John Mishler
Justin Rothshank
Florindo Rozante

Ismael “ISH” Muhammad Nieves

Dawn Diamantopoulos

Michigan City
Jay Zerbe

North Manchester
Hannah Burnworth

Bonnie Zimmer

South Bend
Austin Collins
Helen Geglio
Nooshin Hakim Javadi

Mary Pat Wallen

Out of state
Jason Wesaw, Bangor, Michigan