Indianapolis Symphony, Clowes Hall are among those that have experienced defections.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is about to expand its role in urban redevelopment. It has already invested more than
$1 million in the half-dozen blocks around its campus on North Meridian Street, and now plans to help create a comprehensive
plan for an area that encompasses six nearby neighborhoods.
A summer advertising campaign launched by the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association helped produce more visitors
and dollars for central Indiana, even though the organization spent less this year marketing the region.
A formerly lifeless stretch of wall on the northern edge of Circle Centre mall is now an engaging tribute to three of the
city’s most notable attractions.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis wants the city to tear down the old Winona Memorial Hospital so it can build a community park and outdoor learning center. A private firm that specializes in environmentally
impaired properties wants to turn the building into senior apartments.
When prominent Egyptologist Zahi Hawass shared stories at a recent event about his personal meeting with President Obama,
my pride was momentarily dashed by the behavior of the people sitting at the next table.
When Hawass noted how impressed he was with our new president, these people became incredulous. They started snickering like
I entered "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharoahs" (at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis through Oct. 25) with a limited knowledge of Egyptian history—and by limited, I mean loose threads picked up from a handful of Mummy movies, the Bible, and a few too many productions of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."
The gilded exhibit, a happy byproduct of the museum’s close relationship with an Egyptian institution, is more of a gift than
a major moneymaker.
At the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, I spent quality time at "Lego Castle Adventure," which features impressively
massive Lego sculptures, a dress-up area, some instructional sessions on castle construction and lots of tables and lego pieces
A $1.5 million Kresge Foundation grant will help The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis close in on its $74 million fund-raising
The 12 Free Days of Indy Christmas promotion runs through Dec. 24 and gives patrons of several city destinations the opportunity
to enjoy them without the cost.