Children's Museum exhibit features Nancy Noël's paintings


Nancy with her painting "The Unreasonable Now."

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NOTE: There are only a few days left to view this stunning exhibit of Nancy Noel's paintings. Don't miss out on this event -- last day is Jan. 9.

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The gentle, often whimsical paintings of Hoosier artist Nancy Noël can be found in many homes around Indiana and, indeed, the world.


Her images are predominantly of animals, children, angels, Native Americans and the Amish. You can almost tell a Nancy Noël painting without even looking at the signature.


Her 10-acre Zionsville farm had many different types of animals, including a llama that lived in her home. She would open up her farm to children with disabilities, treating them to the experience of interacting with her horses, chickens, dogs, a pig and an emu.

"The Messenger"

Nancy Noël died of cancer in August 2020. But she leaves a legacy of iconic paintings that are part of a new exhibit at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

The Paintings of N. A. Noël exhibit runs through January 9, 2022, at the museum, 3000 N. Meridian Street, 46208. Noël’s two sons, Alexander and Michael Noël-Kosene, proposed The Children’s Museum "as a place where admirers and those not as familiar with her wide spectrum of work, especially children, could vis