Travel with Columbus Museum of Art

Travel with Columbus Museum of Art

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Installation image of Robert Indiana, LOVE, 1970. Cor-ten steel, 144 x 144 x 72 in. Gift of the Friends of the Indianapolis Museum of Art in memory of Henry F. DeBoest. Restoration was made possible by Patricia J. and James E. LaCrosse. © Morgan Art Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY


Day Trip: Escape to Indianapolis

August 7, 2024

Join us for another exciting Art Escapes day trip, this time to Indianapolis! We’ll be visiting the recently updated Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art and the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields.
The Eiteljorg is a highly regarded American Western art museum with an impressive collection ranging from American Indian artifacts to contemporary works by American West and Indigenous artists. Founder Harrison E. Eiteljorg had a great admiration for the West and was intimately involved with various museums and collections during his travels. He eventually opened the Eiteljorg in downtown Indianapolis. The museum’s two floors feature paintings, sculptures, pottery, baskets, clothing, bead and quill work, and weavings. A new exhibition on the recently renovated second floor features art by Alfred J. Miller, a famed artist of the West. Approximately 50 pieces in the exhibit were collected by the owner of Murthly Castle in Scotland for its personal gallery. We will enjoy a personal docent tour of the exhibit.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields is set on beautiful grounds and has an impressive collection, including Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” statue. You will be able to explore the numerous floors at your own pace, which include contemporary art, impressionism, works by noted Indiana artists, decorative arts, and a medieval room recreation. The museum is surrounded by rambling gardens, and the famed Lilly House is an easy stroll away. Founded by the Landon Family and later purchased by the Lilly Family, this French-inspired mansion features landscaping designed by the Olmstead Brothers. The first floor is period-furnished with many pieces from the Lilly family. Nearby, you’ll find a greenhouse with a gift shop and a small outdoor beer garden/café.
This Indianapolis Day Trip includes a private tour coach and professional driver, admission fees to both Museums*, private docent tour for the Eiteljorg featured exhibition, light breakfast pastries and fruit, free time lunch, light snacks for return trip, all taxes and additional fees. The cost is $199 for members and $209 for nonmembers. Your payment in full constitutes your reservation. The reservation cut-off date is Saturday, July 27. No refunds unless Art Escapes cancels the trip. Call 614.221.6801 if you have questions or need help with making your reservation. Your tour guides are Sherri Grubbs and Kari Riskedahl.

Escape to Indianapolis

*Please note that the IMA is featuring an immersion display of Dalí that is not included on our agenda. You are free to visit but this is a timed entrance and the expense is not included in the price of this trip.
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