Hop on a bike and try to match Major Taylor’s blistering track speed. Have a civil debate about city vs. country. Watch a short film about Philo Farnsworth, an inventor from Indiana that should be credited with inventing the television. All of this is possible at the new, interactive “Spirit of Competition” exhibit that features unknown and well-known stories about Hoosier competitors. Created by Indiana Humanities and designed in partnership with the Indiana Historical Society, the exhibit engages visitors across the state in thought-provoking conversations about competition and challenge visitors to envision a more competitive Indiana.
The exhibit is on its way to the Indianapolis International Airport. Visit us there from July 27 – Aug. 23!
Next up is the NCAA Hall of Champions (700 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204) from Aug. 29 – Sept. 28!
In the fall of 2012, through 2013, we will take the exhibit on the road to libraries, schools, museums and other community centers. Learn about hosting the exhibit and apply today! (The first deadline has passed; however, a new deadline for applicants interested in hosting the exhibit in 2013 will be announced soon.)
We all engage in competition every day – whether it’s through sports, business, politics, the arts, etc. Competition affects us all and contributes to our individual character, local communities and overall culture.
Spirit of Competition is designed to celebrate, examine and question the role competition plays in our lives. Through the lens of athletics, politics and economics, we’ll examine five core elements of competition:civility, rivalry, passion, innovation and failure. Learn more about Spirit of Competition and the program’s additional components.
Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk.