Indiana State Museums

Thanksgiving Day, Exterior view of Indiana State Museum. Photograph courtesy

Christmas Eve to Christmas Day. of Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Facilities: Auditorium (225 seats); Exhibition Area (9 galleries); Library (1.500 volumes); Shop. Activities: Education Programs (adults and children); Gallery Talks: Guided Tours; Lectures;

Permanent Exhibits: Temporary Exhibitions.

Publications: “HoosierlSMS” (quarterly).

The structure housing the Indiana State Museum was built in 1907 to serve as the Indianapolis City Hall, and today it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The rotunda rises 85 feet and is capped by a large Tiffany-style stained glass skylight The Museum focuses on the natural and cultural history of Indiana . It has a permanent art collection and also mounts temporary exhibitions of art with Indiana connections.

Indianapolis Art Center

820 East 67th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220 Tel: (317) 255-2464 Fax: (317) 254-0486

Internet Address: Exec. Director: Ms. Joyce A. Sommers Admission: voluntary contribution. Attendance: 301,000 Established: 1934 Membership: Y ADA Compliant: Y Parking: two parking lots.

Open: Monday to Thursday, 9am-10pm; Friday, 9am-5pm;

Saturday, 9am-3pm:

Sunday, noon-3pm.

View of gallery, Indianapolis Art Center. Photograph courtesy of Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis. Indiana.

Indiana State Museums Photo Gallery

Closed: New Years Day. Memorial Day Independence Day, Labor Day, Christmas Day.

Facilities: Auditorium (224 seats): Galleries (6): Library (1,100 volumes); Sculpture Garden; Studio Classrooms (13).

Activities: Art I lasses; Concerts: Education Programs (adults and children); Films;

Temporary Exhibitions (local and regional artists).

Publications: exhibition catalogues: newsletter: posters: schedule of classes.

Housed in a facility designed by Michael Graves, the Art Center features temporary exhibitions of contemporary art in a variety of media.

Indianapolis Museum of Art

1200 West 38th St, Indianapolis. IN 46208-4196 Tel: (317) 923-1331 .

Fax: (317) 931-1978

Internet Address: Director: Mr. Bret Waller Admission: voluntary contribution.

Attendance: 300,000 Established: 1956 Membership: Y ADA Compliant: Y Parking: free on site.

Open: Tuesday to Wednesday. 10am-5pm:

Thursday, 10am-8:S0pm;

Friday to Saturday. 10am-5pm;

Sunday. noon-5pm.

Closed: New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day,

Christmas Day.

Facilities: Auditorium (250 seats); Exhibit Pavilions (4 – Hulman, Krannert, Clowes & Lilly); Food Services Cafe (Tuesday-Saturday, ll:30am-2pm„ Garden on the Green Restaurant (Tuesday-Sundav, 11am-1:45pm, reservations recommended); Formal Gardens; Greenhouse; Library (32,000 volumes); Rental Gallery: Shop.

Activities: Arts Festival: Concerts: Education Programs (adults and children); Films; Gallery Talks: Guided Tours (Tuesdav-Sunday, noon & 2pm; also Thursday, 7pm); Lectures; Permanent Exhibits; Temporary Exhibitions; Traveling Exhibitions; Workshops. Publications: brochures; calendar: collection catalogue; exhibition catalogues; magazine (bi-monthly).

At the Indianapolis Museum of Art visitors can see permanent and changing exhibitions ranging from ancient artifacts to works by contemporary artists. Galleries in four art pavilions feature paintings, sculpture, textiles, decorative arts, prints, and drawings. The Museums setting includes fifty acres of gardens and grounds. The Museums permanent collection is comprehensive and organized as follows: African Art (1.400 objects representing all major art producing regions of sub-Saharan Africa, with particular strength in West African art); American Painting and Sculpture, 1800-1945 (portraits by Stuart and the Peale family, Eakins, Sargent, and Chase; landscapes by the Hudson River School, the Luminists. Inness. and the Tonalists; works by Homer, Hassam, Twachtman, Yonnoh Weir, Tarbell. and Frieseke: 20th-century works by Hopper, Marsh. Benton, OKeeffe. Hartley, Marin, and Roszak: and sculpture by Saint-Gaudens, Manship, Storrs, and Lachaise); Asian Art (a fine comprehensive collection of Chinese art, as well as Indian, Korean, Japanese, and Tibetan works); Contemporary Alt (pre-1960 European works; installation pieces by Irwin, Acconci, Oppenheimer, and LeWitt; and sculpture by Indiana, Hepworth. di Suvero, and Rickey); European Painting and Sculpture before 1800 (Italian Renaissance works by Modena, Bugiardini, and Titian; Northern European work by Cuyp, van Ruisdael, van Goyen. Kalf, Claez, and van Dyck; 17th-century works by Magnasco, Ricci, Maratta, and Delgado; 18th-century works by Watteau, Boucher, Chardin, Reynolds, Panini. and Canaletto); European Painting and Sculpture, 1800-1945 (a large collection of works by Turner, as well as works by Corot, Daubigny, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Cezanne, van Gogh, Gauguin, Vunlard. Bonnard. Redon, and Lacombe, as well as a large collection of works by the Pointillists, including Seurat); 20th-century works by Picasso. Braque, Leger, Modigliani, Utrillo, and Dufy; and

Tapestry portraying games at a winter festival, lnuit culture. Collection of and photograph courtesy of National Art Museum of Sport, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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