Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library champions the legacy of Kurt Vonnegut and the principles of free expression and common decency


Update For Our Karass!

Due to the health risks of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the recommendations of health officials, we have decided to temporarily close Kurt’s Forever Home, the KVML at 543 Indiana Avenue. We look forward to the day when we reopen. Meanwhile, we are working to offer more experiences and content here on our website and via social media. Our online store is always open for business, so make sure to visit us often. Read more here.

Donate Today!

Though our?museum?is closed right now, we’re working hard to bring?Kurt?to you through our?new Virtual?Kurt?Vonnegut?Museum?and?Library.?You can support the?Kurt?Vonnegut?Museum?and?Library?by?donating to help?us continue to?provide?programming during this time.?Your donation will help us employ artists, musicians, and performers who are without work, allow us to create meaningful content to spur your creativity and compassion while cooped up, and ensure that our?museum?is ready to open again when it is safe to do so.
Give $100 or more and, while supplies last, will receive an Asterisk Face Mask, and KVML will send a second mask to the recipient of their choice.?

Masks were made by KVML’s own Beth Ann Broadhurst (below).

KVML LIVE: A Virtual Museum

During these times everyone needs a bit of an escape, a little beauty, and a heavy dose of humor. Herewith we offer what we aim to build into a growing virtual library to soothe you and sustain you from the brilliant mind of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. CLICK TO SEE MORE

Watch Long Walk To Forever

In this short film based on the Kurt Vonnegut short?story of the same name we meet a girl named Catharine and her long-time friend, Newt. The two had grown up next door to each other, “on the fringe of a city, near fields and woods and orchards, within sight of a lovely bell tower that belonged to a school for the blind.”?Vonnegut tells the simplest of love stories illustrating the theme of natural response and listening to one’s heart. One foot in front of the other, on the way to forever. Produced and directed by Jessica Hester in 2014.




CONTACT US: Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library 543 Indiana Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46202 [email protected] (317) 652-1954 FOLLOW US: Join the conversations on social media Kurt Vonnegut shared his views and wit with so many. We’d like to engage with you too. Please lend your voice to our social media channels:?Facebook?and?Twitter?and?Instagram.


Don’t miss our current Slaughterhouse-50 art exhibition, now through February 29, 2020. L.A. based artist Lance Miccio spent the last three years painstakingly working on fifty unique paintings based on the text from Kurt Vonnegut’s classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five.?From Billy Pilgrim to those crafty little Tralfamadorians to the beautiful Montana Wildhack, you don’t want to miss this exhibition! Lance also has posters and postcards of his work in our gift shop and online.


Donate to KVML and help us continue to bring Kurt Vonnegut and his ideals to the world.

Your support helps fund our new building and programs such as Banned Books Week, VonnegutFest, Teacher Workshops, School Outreach, and so much more. Please consider donating today.

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About Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut is a renowned author who took an unflinching look at the world, tempered with a satirical eye and sardonic sense of humor. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, best-selling novel Slaughterhouse-Five, which turned 50 years old in 2019.

“Free Speech 50” Sponsors (It’s not too late to join this list!)

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library opened at 543 Indiana Avenue November 9, just in time for VonnegutFest!?One of our permanent exhibitions focuses on Freedom of Expression. You are invited to become one of 50 donors (individuals or corporations) to contribute $500 to support the creation of phase one of this important educational exhibition.?Donor names will be displayed at the exhibit and highlighted in future newsletters and select event programs. Thanks to those who have already donated:

  • Anonymous Gift in Honor of Brett Stoker
  • Theresa and Terrian Barnes
  • Sharon D. Battista
  • Jim and Becky Brown Family Foundation
  • The Charles Bruce Foundation
  • Craig and Andrea Carmichael
  • Dr. David A. and Mrs. Mary F. Cory
  • Nicholas Croce
  • James Forest Day on behalf of Montana Wildhack
  • DePauw University Libraries
  • Juliet and Alan Duncanson
  • Valerie Elliott
  • Mary Lee Gambone
  • Matthew and Anne Gillingham
  • Gregory & Appel Insurance
  • Sarah Harrell and Kristin Cutler
  • Paige Christine Harrington
  • Heartland Hemp and Supply Co.
  • James Lucas Jones and Jennie Jones
  • David and Mimi Lepreau Jose
  • Victor R. Jose
  • Katz.Korin.Cunningham
  • Matthew Knoy
  • The Lafave Family
  • Marshal A. Miller
  • Frank Noge
  • John and Lisa Nolan
  • Brock Noseworthy
  • In Memory of Daniel W. Pfaff
  • Mark Remington
  • Patrick Rummel
  • Stephanie Salter and Gabriel Fenoglio
  • Bonnie Schall
  • Kimann and Mike Schultz
  • Sherwin Williams (Downtown Location)
  • Kurt Simerman
  • Candace and Neil Teixeira
  • Kevin Toner and Susan Toner

Join us! Call KVML CEO Julia Whitehead (317) 652-1954 to learn how you can help make history?with?your?contribution. Click here for more info and a donation form. Thank you for your support!

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