Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library champions the legacy of Kurt Vonnegut and principles of free expression and common decency.

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On December 6th at 7pm EST join Vonnegut Museum curator Chris Lafave, The Vonnegut Collection’s Kurt Michael Brundage, V...
11/24/2021

On December 6th at 7pm EST join Vonnegut Museum curator Chris Lafave, The Vonnegut Collection’s Kurt Michael Brundage, Vonnegutian authors Rodney Allen and Marc Leeds, and the rest of the karass to investigate unique treasures from the Vonnegut archives.

You'll have the chance to show off your own Vonnegut keepsakes during our Audience Show-and-Tell, and we'll conclude the evening with an Auction of Exclusive Items just in time for the holidays. All auction proceeds will benefit the 1922 Society, KVML's fund for educational programming.

The event is free and you can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/214802077797

On December 6th at 7pm EST join Vonnegut Museum curator Chris Lafave, The Vonnegut Collection’s Kurt Michael Brundage, Vonnegutian authors Rodney Allen and Marc Leeds, and the rest of the karass to investigate unique treasures from the Vonnegut archives.

You'll have the chance to show off your own Vonnegut keepsakes during our Audience Show-and-Tell, and we'll conclude the evening with an Auction of Exclusive Items just in time for the holidays. All auction proceeds will benefit the 1922 Society, KVML's fund for educational programming.

The event is free and you can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/214802077797

Here it is, y’all!
11/14/2021
Leave Them Something

Here it is, y’all!

This program is part of the 2021 Spirit & Place Festival. After you watch this video program, please take two minutes to complete a survey about your experie...

There is still time to celebrate Kurt's 99th Birthday! Kurt believed teaching was the noblest profession in all of democ...
11/12/2021

There is still time to celebrate Kurt's 99th Birthday!

Kurt believed teaching was the noblest profession in all of democracy, so we formed the 1922 Society, a fund dedicated to educational programming, from our Youth Writing Program and teacher workshops to our museum tours and veterans creative writing programs, and more.

Please consider joining us in celebrating Vonnegut's life by donating today. Your gift of $100 or more will enter you into membership to the 1922 Society and will directly impact the educational initiatives KVML will be able to implement.

https://www.vonnegutlibrary.org/support/make-a-donation/

We thank you for your support!

There is still time to celebrate Kurt's 99th Birthday!

Kurt believed teaching was the noblest profession in all of democracy, so we formed the 1922 Society, a fund dedicated to educational programming, from our Youth Writing Program and teacher workshops to our museum tours and veterans creative writing programs, and more.

Please consider joining us in celebrating Vonnegut's life by donating today. Your gift of $100 or more will enter you into membership to the 1922 Society and will directly impact the educational initiatives KVML will be able to implement.

https://www.vonnegutlibrary.org/support/make-a-donation/

We thank you for your support!

11/11/2021

Join us tomorrow! Free admission all day! Virtual programs at 2 and 7 ET... In person Salon reading at 4:30 and artist reception at 6:30! Happy 99th Kurt!

KVML has been involved with a variety of film projects (Vonnegut-related and non-Vonnegut-related) including this one of...
11/02/2021
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KVML has been involved with a variety of film projects (Vonnegut-related and non-Vonnegut-related) including this one of the “non-Vonnegut-related” category that was selected for a very cool monthly online film festival that switches films on the first day of each month. Check out “My Friend Mickey” only throughout November if you are interested.

https://watch.flickfair.com/catalog

What fun! Our friend David Brancaccio will be back to emcee a very special night for our annual fundraiser at which the ...
11/01/2021
Night of Vonnegut 2022

What fun! Our friend David Brancaccio will be back to emcee a very special night for our annual fundraiser at which the fantastic Gary Gulman will have you rolling with his comedy performance. Don’t miss this Night of Vonnegut during the year celebrating Vonnegut’s 100th birthday. Buy your tickets before midnight December 31, 2021 and get $50 off. These tickets will go fast as this is the day the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library receives it’s federal designation as the first ever Literary Landmark in the state of Indiana!

Join Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library during Vonnegut's 100th year for a gala featuring comedian Gary Gulman and other celebrity friends

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10/27/2021

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“God, let me think clearly and brightly; let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences; let me someday see who I am...”

Happy birthday to Sylvia Plath! The novelist, poet, and short story writer of classics like "The Bell Jar," "Ariel," and more was born on this day in 1932.

Join us at IndyVolved today! Table #54
10/12/2021

Join us at IndyVolved today! Table #54

Join us at IndyVolved today! Table #54

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library’s (KVML’s) veterans’ art gallery is currently featuring  paintings by Joe Holiday, ...
10/12/2021

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library’s (KVML’s) veterans’ art gallery is currently featuring paintings by Joe Holiday, a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. Holiday was born in Chicago and graduated from Crispus Attucks High School, just a few blocks away from KVML. He attended both the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis (designed by Kurt's grandfather, Bernard) and the Art Institute of Chicago. Holiday became a teacher himself, advising young scholars at Holy Angels and Camp Atterbury. Because of his skill, discipline, and dedication, he was considered a master artist. Holiday advised the young artist to "have discipline, enjoy life, but do not be distracted, remembering art isn't one thing and life another: they are one."

In November, KVML will also host the art of Holiday’s daughter SaundraJo/Mijiza Holiday in the Youth Writing Center in November as part of our Armistice Day programming on November 11th, which also Kurt's birthday! She is an abstract artist living in Indianapolis. Her colorful acrylic paintings on cradled wood or canvas, pay homage to her love for poetry, movement and storytelling, thus beckoning her viewers to a visual journey of messages about humanity.

Come view these exhibits during KVML’s open hours as part of your standard admission.

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library is working with Dance Kaleidoscope, the Indiana Writers Center, and the JCC to host "Le...
10/03/2021
Nov 4-14, 2021

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library is working with Dance Kaleidoscope, the Indiana Writers Center, and the JCC to host "Leave Them Something" on November 14 as part of this community wide project.

Edith Vonnegut's artwork was used to inspire poems and prose with IRC's help, and then that is being set to interpretive dance being performed by DK. The JCC will be streaming the performances on November 14.

Get your ticket here; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leave-them-something-spirit-place-festival-performance-tickets-170467549028?aff=efbeventtix

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This is what 200 people can do in just over 72 hours! Thank you for being part of our Screenplay from Scratch Anti-censo...
10/02/2021
Doormates

This is what 200 people can do in just over 72 hours! Thank you for being part of our Screenplay from Scratch Anti-censorship Experiment!

https://vimeo.com/620281106

A "Screenplay from Scratch" Anti-censorship Experiment

09/27/2021

Number one question this week, as well as last: What is Banned Books Week all about?

Followed by: Where is/Is there a list?

Here you go!

https://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks

09/26/2021
Screenplay from Scratch

Together we start writing a screenplay from scratch. Today we come up with the idea behind the film.

Photo dump from Night of Vonnegut at the Red Carpet with Kurt and his Tralfamadorian friend.Thank you all for making the...
09/25/2021

Photo dump from Night of Vonnegut at the Red Carpet with Kurt and his Tralfamadorian friend.

Thank you all for making the evening great!!

Wall building day at the Museum!! Almost time for Drew to be officially confined by censorship. #BannedBooksWeek #kurtvo...
09/25/2021

Wall building day at the Museum!! Almost time for Drew to be officially confined by censorship.

#BannedBooksWeek #kurtvonnegut

Never a dull moment at the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library !
09/22/2021

Never a dull moment at the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library !

Never a dull moment at the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library !

New books are out or are available for pre-sale for the following authors: Eunice Brewer-Trotter, Jim Poyser, Tom Roston...
09/17/2021

New books are out or are available for pre-sale for the following authors: Eunice Brewer-Trotter, Jim Poyser, Tom Roston, Mickey Maurer, Mark Vonnegut, and KVML Founder Julia Whitehead. Go to VonnegutLibrary.org to order yours!

New books are out or are available for pre-sale for the following authors: Eunice Brewer-Trotter, Jim Poyser, Tom Roston, Mickey Maurer, Mark Vonnegut, and KVML Founder Julia Whitehead. Go to VonnegutLibrary.org to order yours!

Stop by booth C15 and tell us the "secret word" for a pair of passes to visit the museum! The secret word is GIRAFFE 😉
09/11/2021

Stop by booth C15 and tell us the "secret word" for a pair of passes to visit the museum! The secret word is GIRAFFE 😉

Fill in the blank: Certified _____ BoyDrake #Drake #CertifiedLoverBoy
09/08/2021

Fill in the blank: Certified _____ Boy

Drake #Drake #CertifiedLoverBoy

Fill in the blank: Certified _____ Boy

Drake #Drake #CertifiedLoverBoy

It’s International Day of Charity! We’re forever grateful for all the support we get. Your support helps us plan our edu...
09/05/2021

It’s International Day of Charity! We’re forever grateful for all the support we get. Your support helps us plan our educational programs for Kurt's yearlong 100th birthday. 2022 is going to be an unforgettable year...Thanks to you!

You can still donate to our A Community Thrives campaign: https://acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/organization/Kvml?blm_aid=640028672

Our donation page on our website also allows you to make donations: https://www.vonnegutlibrary.org/support/make-a-donation/

It’s International Day of Charity! We’re forever grateful for all the support we get. Your support helps us plan our educational programs for Kurt's yearlong 100th birthday. 2022 is going to be an unforgettable year...Thanks to you!

You can still donate to our A Community Thrives campaign: https://acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/organization/Kvml?blm_aid=640028672

Our donation page on our website also allows you to make donations: https://www.vonnegutlibrary.org/support/make-a-donation/

This or That: Banned Books Edition! We invite you to our interactive Banned Books Week programs hosted by KVML’s Chair o...
09/05/2021

This or That: Banned Books Edition! We invite you to our interactive Banned Books Week programs hosted by KVML’s Chair of the Year and Activist in Residence, Drew DeSimone. Banned Books Week is hybrid with in-person and virtual tickets available. Check out our lineup of discussions and releases below:

September 26th: Youth and Writing: Young Voices Need to be Heard!
September 27th: Banning Art with
September 28th: Welcome to the Jungle: Upton Sinclair
September 29th: Censoring Sci-Fi: Ray Bradbury
September 30th: Storm’s A Brewin’
October 1st: Silencing Women
October 2nd: So It Goes Release Party

Buy your Banned Books Week tickets! Get virtual tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/banned-books-week-week-long-virtual-pass-tickets-167471378401

Get in-person tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/banned-books-week-week-long-in-person-pass-tickets-167513546527

This or That: Banned Books Edition! We invite you to our interactive Banned Books Week programs hosted by KVML’s Chair of the Year and Activist in Residence, Drew DeSimone. Banned Books Week is hybrid with in-person and virtual tickets available. Check out our lineup of discussions and releases below:

September 26th: Youth and Writing: Young Voices Need to be Heard!
September 27th: Banning Art with
September 28th: Welcome to the Jungle: Upton Sinclair
September 29th: Censoring Sci-Fi: Ray Bradbury
September 30th: Storm’s A Brewin’
October 1st: Silencing Women
October 2nd: So It Goes Release Party

Buy your Banned Books Week tickets! Get virtual tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/banned-books-week-week-long-virtual-pass-tickets-167471378401

Get in-person tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/banned-books-week-week-long-in-person-pass-tickets-167513546527

Happy National Wildlife Day! Kurt was a huge animal lover but of course in his humorous Vonnegutian way.
09/04/2021

Happy National Wildlife Day! Kurt was a huge animal lover but of course in his humorous Vonnegutian way.

Happy National Wildlife Day! Kurt was a huge animal lover but of course in his humorous Vonnegutian way.

Address

543 Indiana Avenue
Indianapolis, IN
46202-3105

General information

The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library champions the literary, artistic, and cultural contributions of Hoosier writer and artist Kurt Vonnegut; serves as a cultural and educational resource facility, museum, art gallery, and reading room; supports language and arts education, and explores social issues through programs and outreach activities with other local and national groups.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 5:30pm

Telephone

+13174230391

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"Leave Them Something," Dance Kaleidoscope's collaboration with the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library and Indiana Writers Center for the Spirit & Place Festival is streaming for free until this Sunday, November 28. Don't miss it! Watch now: https://dancekal.org/features/events/dk-spirit-place-festival-virtual-nov-14-28 Filmed at the Jewish Community Center Indianapolis
A Kurt Vonnegut documentary lovingly filmed over 40 years! The film covers both his life and his work with a special focus on Slaughterhouse Five. Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library https://thirdcoastreview.com/2021/11/20/film-review-kurt-vonnegut-unstuck-time/
Watch LEAVE THEM SOMETHING now at https://youtu.be/o-u_23o0zDc. This Spirit & Place video is is a collaboration between Dance Kaleidoscope, Indiana Writers Center, Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library and JCC Indianapolis This teaser video is Natalie Clevenger and Justin Rainey in a piece they choreographed for this presentation. You'll also see choreography by Stuart Coleman, Aleksa Coffey, Holly Harkins, Manuel Valdes, Eduardo Zambrana, Sarah Taylor, and Cody Miley
Premiering this Sunday! The DK company dancers have choreographed eight pieces in collaboration with writers from Indiana Writers Center and paintings from Edie Vonnegut, Kurt Vonnegut's daughter, through the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library. Five of the pieces were filmed on the stage at JCC Indianapolis. This program is part of the 2021 Spirit & Place Festival. Their creations will stream from this Sunday at 2pm until November 28. Learn more at https://dancekal.org/features/events/dk-spirit-place-festival-virtual-nov-14-28 #spiritandplacefestival
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Join in the fun!! Check out the Journey Home and Owe My Soul events virtually! I'll drop links in the chat! Or stop in and say hi!!
Americans for the Arts Day 26 #ShowYourArt2021 challenge is Comedy! One of America's most famous humorists and novelists is hometown hero Kurt Vonnegut. Our video display in Concourse B in partnership with Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library highlights Vonnegut's legacy and unique dark humor. https://bit.ly/3CdMdga
I remember reading Slaughterhouse-Five but didn't know much about its author, Kurt Vonnegut. I appreciate the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library providing me with a tour and sharing more about the Hoosier native, artist and WW II veteran.
Our monthly Staff Picks are in! Notice any of your favorites on the list? Check it out here: https://americanwritersmuseum.org/awm-staff-picks-october-2021/ What are you reading these days? #amreading 📕 "Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography" by Laurie Woolever 📘 "Brown Girl Dreaming" by Jacqueline Woodson 📙 "Build Your House Around My Body" by Violet Kupersmith 📗 "Dune" by Frank Herbert 📕 "How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America" by Clint Smith 📘 "The Letters of Shirley Jackson" by Shirley Jackson, edited by Laurence Jackson Hyman 📙 "The Mezzanine" by Nicholson Baker 📗 "Red, White & Royal Blue" by Casey McQuiston 📕 "Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut (Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library) 📘 "Swimming in the Dark" by Tomasz Jedrowski 📙 "Taste: My Life Through Food" by Stanley Tucci
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