The Indiana Academy

The Medallion

As in the case of The French Academy, the definite article “the” is part of the name of The Indiana Academy. The Academy’s three initials (TIA) form the basis of the symbol that has been humanized with a face and out-stretched arms. Each of the images medallion represents the following:

Dove: the human spirit and religion

Lyre: music

Male profile (bust of Benjamin Harrison): history, the importance of his family in the annals of Indiana

Female profile (Mona Lisa): painting and the graphic arts

Compass: engineering

Mortar and pestle: science

Monument: architecture, patriotism, and love of Indiana

Open book: education

Radiant face: The Academy’s motto (“Eudaemonia”)