More than two years after vacating its base of operations in Fountain Square, the city’s museum dedicated to contemporary art has formalized its metamorphosis into a more nomadic organization.
Mel and Joan Perelman recently gifted their collection of 147 baskets, cradles and bags spanning much of North America, with a focus on the Southwest and West.
A look inside the new mobile touring exhibition and a new book on Presidential visits to Indiana.
The move means people must pay museum entry fees to see the iconic sculpture, which was artist Robert Indiana’s first in a series of “LOVE” works.
Thanks to CEO John Vanausdall’s friendship–and persistence–with Tennessee Titans owner Kenneth “Bud” Adams, the Eiteljorg will open the “Titan of the West” exhibit on Nov. 12.
The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art plans to move out of its headquarters gallery in the Murphy Arts Center by the end of the year to make room for an expansion of bar and music venue Hi-Fi and other building renovations.
For several generations, a southern Indiana family quietly held a bench mallet created and used by Abraham Lincoln in his youth. It’s now on loan to the Indiana State Museum.
The dismissal of five full-time workers marks the first layoffs for the downtown museum since 2009. But the Eiteljorg is preparing to launch a 5-year campaign to boost its $20 million endowment, a move that could stabilize operating revenue for future years.
The local arts group is planning on beefing up its projects and collaborations with artists.
When Dale Chihuly’s work is among the least interesting pieces on display, you know you’ve got a strong glass art show. Such is the case with Indianapolis Museum of Art’s “Masters of Contemporary Glass: Highlights from the Marilyn and Eugene Glick Collection.”
Local philanthropists Frank and Katrina Basile are the first major donors in a $5 million campaign for the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.
It would be foolish to go to the Eiteljorg Museum’s “Quest for the West” show (through Oct. 6) looking for surprises. This is, after all, an invitational show focused on pleasing collectors of conservative western art who, in Indy for the show’s opening, purchase most of what’s shown.
The Big Car arts collective is shifting into a higher gear, with a budget this year of $250,000, a new westside events hub, and a paid staff that no longer fits into a sedan. Executive Director Jim Walker provides a front-seat view.
IMOCA has history of building exhibits around pop-culture figures.