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.
A new, $4.3 million Lilly Endowment grant is poised to spark the transformation of a one-mile stretch of East 10th Street into a hotbed for the arts.
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.
More than a year after vacating its base of operations in Fountain Square, the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art has landed on a new long-term location on the city’s near-east side.
The museum is planned for the southern end of the South Bend campus, with construction expected to start in 2020.
The Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association—better known as IDADA—plans to cease operations by Dec. 31, about 15 years after the not-for-profit's founding.
More than 900 works—in storage since the organization vacated the former University Place Conference Center—to become part of sports-focused expansion.
Approved artists would co-own the renovated homes in the Garfield Park neighborhood and only pay half the cost of the property.
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 local arts group is planning on beefing up its projects and collaborations with artists.
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.
Nancy Noel is putting the massive gallery and event space on the market for $1.85 million. She’ll keep her residence in the area, but plans to open a gallery in the Big Apple.
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.
George Seurat’s painting “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884” provided the inspiration for the musical “Sunday in the Park with George.” For an Oct. 20 visit to both the painting and the musical, I was in the company of 35 participants in the first IBJ A&E Road Trip, an exercise in arts connectivity.
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.