Olympic Wannabees

Olympic Wannabees

This sculpture, one of two by the same artist on The Children’s Museum campus, portrays five individual children in various stages of performing a cartwheel–the ultimate expression of a carefree childhood.  According to the artist, the idea for this sculpture evolved as she saw children avidly watching the 1996 Olympics.  “I thought of children playing and competing with each other, trying to ‘be’ Olympic gymnasts,” she said. Although bronze is a very flexible medium, the poses of the

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Medium type: Bronze

Date created: 1997

Associated artists

Glenna Goodacre
Glenna Goodacre


3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN, 46208


  • Image courtesy Ken Norris


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