Bloomington, Indiana: Big Brain with Smart Lighting

Outdoor brain carved from limestone, weighs six tons. Claimed to be the "World's Largest Anatomically Accurate Sculpture of a Human Brain." Interactive lighting added April 2015.

1101 E. 10th St., Bloomington, IN
Outdoors, on the campus of Indiana University. From Hwy 45 turn south at the stoplight onto N. Fee Lane. Drive one mile. Turn right at the stoplight onto E. 10th St. Drive one block. As you come to a crosswalk look right; you'll see the brain set back from the street at the entrance to the Psychology Building.
Glows at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Brain sculpture.

Big Brain with Smart Lighting

In 2014 Indiana University unveiled the "World's Largest Anatomically Accurate Sculpture of a Human Brain." The seven-foot-tall, six-ton brain was carved out of limestone by local artist Amy Brier, who was inspired by Bloomington's "Brain Extravaganza" of 2012, in which the city was temporarily populated with dozens of large fiberglass brains (to raise brain awareness). In April 2015 the University made its World's Largest Brain even more brainy by enhancing it with multicolored lights that respond to nearby movement and change colors with the seasons and Indiana University sports victories.

According to Amy, the new lighting, "makes the brain dance."

[ Team, 04/18/2015]

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