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Join us for Indianapolis Museum Treasures with the 2nd Century Club!
Wednesday, June 6, 2018


Join Kendall Smith, Director, and Michael Crowthers, Curator, on special tours of the IndianaState Museum and the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields.  We will travel in a comfortable motor coach to the first stop at the Indiana State Museum, where Mark Ruschman, Chief Fine Arts Curator will personally guide us through the Lois Main Templeton: A Reinvented Life art exhibition. Then we will travel to the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields for lunch in The Café (not included in the ticket price). Following lunch, we will break up into three groups of 15 to visit three behind-the- scenes museum tours.

  1. Chief Operating Officer, Katie Haigh, will give you a once-in- a-lifetime visit inside theIMA’s 54,000-object permanent collection storage vault.
  2. David Miller, Senior Conservator of Paintings will then guide you through the Painting Conservation Center.
  3. Otto N. Frenzel III, Senior Conservation Scientist will talk to us in the Conservation Science Laboratory and demonstrate the latest scientific techniques for discovering the provenance, degradation and long-term effects of conservation treatments to objects of art.
  4. There will be approximately an hour to view the gallery exhibitions before we return home.




9:00 - Depart by motor coach from the Tippecanoe Amphitheater parking lot
10:00- Tour of the Lois Main Templeton exhibit at the Indiana State Museum
11:30- Depart for the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
12:00- Lunch at the IMA Café (not included in price)
1:00- IMA tour of permanent collection storage, conservation lab and conservationscience
3:00- Visit gallery exhibitions (Free entrance with your Art Museum membership card)
4:00- Depart for Lafayette
5:00- Arrive at the Tippecanoe Amphitheater
Tickets are $39 per person for comfortable transportation in a 55-passsenger motor coach.

NOTE: Due to IMA restrictions the tour is limited to 45.

Restricted to members of the 2nd Century Club, the Art Museum Board of Directors and the Museum Foundation Board of Directors