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Light Totem

Submitted by Rob Shakespeare

Client: Indiana University Art Museum

Location: Bloomington, IN, United States

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $125,000

Project Team


Adelheid Gealt

Indiana University


Rob Shakespeare

Shakespeare Lighting Design


Light Totem was originally completed in 2007 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the I.M.Pei designed museum: $85,000. Redesigned and made permanent 2007: $60,000. Embellished including interactive lighting 2014: $60,000. 70 ft. tall aluminum with LED lighting.


The goal was to celebrate the architecture of the IU Art Museum, create a nighttime destination, and redefine the entrance to the museum.


Collaboration with the Director of the Art Museum to develop this site specific installation.

Additional Information

Light Totem continues to be a nighttime destination for the campus and community. Performances, weddings, and a multitude of events now take place in the plaza which Light Totem anchors.