Tug o'War

Tug o'War

This bronze sculpture pits three girls against two boys in an epic “battle of the sexes” game of tug of war…without a rope! Like most of the artist’s depictions of children, it is an ode to the carefree days of youth, and is very appropriate for its current location.

One of two sculptures by the artist on The Children’s Museum campus, Tug o’War was originally cast in 1988 and is one of the artist’s most popular pieces.  This version is dedicated “In Memory of Mary Jane Kruse Ruddell

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Medium type: Bronze

Date created: 1988 (installed 1991)

Associated artists

Glenna Goodacre
Glenna Goodacre


3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN, 46208


  • Image courtesy Ken Norris