The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library champions the literary, artistic, and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist, teacher, and Indianapolis native Kurt Vonnegut. The library and museum serve as a cultural and educational resource unique to the nation.
The KVML started with an idea in 2008 to commemorate Vonnegut’s legacy and a generous donation by Katz and Korin, P.C. In 2019, through the generosity of donors and supporters, KVML was able to move to 543 Indiana Ave – also dubbed as “Our Forever Home.”
KVML houses artifacts, art, a museum store, and books related to Vonnegut. When you visit KVML, you’ll be able to see Vonnegut’s typewriter, Purple Heart, reading glasses, artwork, and other personal items loaned by the family. We also house original exhibits related to Vonnegut and galleries dedicated to veteran artists. The KVML is not only a building full of artifacts. We strive to be a community asset, offering classes, workshops, and a gathering space for our neighbors on Indiana Ave., Indianapolis, and beyond.
Founder & CEO
Grants and IT Manager
director of vonnegut youth writing program
Director of national engagement
Operations and Rentals Manager
free speech ambassador
museum store coordinator
volunteer resources manager
museum store manager
collections and it associate
The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library operates with a small and dedicated staff of full-time and part-time employees.
There are NO EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES at this time, but please check back frequently. If you have any questions please email or call us: [email protected] or call (317) 423-0391
New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.
The KVML invites you to rent the Vonnegut Museum for your marvelous events. KVML hosts private events such as wedding receptions, team-building activities, and much more. For more information about event rentals email us at [email protected].
Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library Volunteer Application
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