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Join the team. See Indiana Humanities' "Spirit of Competition" traveling exhibition

May 30, 2012 | By Kristen Fuhs Wells

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, a young inventor from Indiana who 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 Indiana’s competitive spirit.

Over the next couple of months, see the exhibit at:

Arthur M. Glick JCC; 6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260, June 4–29
Bankers Life Fieldhouse; 125 S. Pennsylvania Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204, July 5–18
Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration – Indiana Convention Center; 100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225, July 20–22

After traveling in Central Indiana until mid-September, the exhibit will visit museums, libraries, schools, and other community centers around the state through 2013.

"The Spirit of Competition" exhibition is part of Indiana Humanities' two-year initiative about competition. Through the lens of athletics, politics, and economics, it will examine five core elements of competition: civility, rivalry, passion, innovation and failure. Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities wrote about this initiative in a May 20, 2012 op-ed in The Indianapolis Star. In June there will be programming to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Title IX.