Stone Country: Then and Now

November 18, 2017 - January 28, 2018

For nearly two centuries, Indiana limestone has been quarried, milled, carved, and shipped across the nation to become the skin and bones of courthouses and cathedrals, schools and skyscrapers, mansions and bungalows, as well as libraries, museums, monuments, office towers, capitols, and banks. More than any other material, this bedrock from southern Indiana has shaped the fabric of America.

In 1985, photographer Jeffrey Wolin and writer Scott Russell Sanders pooled their talents and published Stone Country, a project documenting the limestone landscape, industry, and people of southern Indiana. Now, 30 years later, the two have updated their book to reflect the changes in the limestone industry and the men and women who carry the tradition forward.

November 30 – 7pm – Jeffrey Wolin Lecutre
Photographer Jeffrey Wolin, creator of the Stone Country image series, joins us for the evening to discuss this project and its evolution as a traveling museum exhibition.

Wolin is Professor Emeritus of Photography at Indiana University, and is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He earned his MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and holds and a BA from Kenyon College in Ohio. Free admission.