‘The Fault in Our Stars’ gives nod to Indy museum

Funky Bones. (Provided Photo/Indianapolis Museum of Art)
Funky Bones. (Provided Photo/Indianapolis Museum of Art)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — When the movie version of “The Fault in Our Stars” debuts on Friday, Indianapolis residents may recognize a piece of art prominently featured in a couple scenes.

Funky Bones, an outdoor installation at Indianapolis Museum of Art, is featured in a key part of the film. It also makes an appearance toward the end of the movie. The artwork is in IMA’s art and nature park, though the movie wasn’t filmed in Indianapolis.

IMA officials said Funky Bones was recreated in Pittsburgh for the movie, which is based on Indianapolis author John Green’s book.

Funky Bones is the work of Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout, who is mentioned in one of the scenes of the movie. Characters Hazel and Gus visit and talk about Funky Bones.

It is free to see Funky Bones in person. It’s at the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park at IMA, which is open daily from dawn to dusk.

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