Cruise the collections
with the 2nd century club*

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Join Kendall Smith and Sharon Theobald on an exclusive cruise to Indianapolis. 

Kendall Smith and Sharon Theobald will lead you on a cruise to downtown Indianapolis with other members of the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette’s exclusive club and museum board members, in the comfort of a Miller motor coach.  We will join Curator, Mark Ruschman at the Indiana State Museum for a tour of 200 Years of Indiana Art: A Cultural Legacy and Indiana in 200 Objects.

We will then cruise downtown to the Long-Sharp Gallery for a fine art experience at the Conrad Hotel.  Hosted by the Director, Rhonda Long-Sharp, our experience will include light refreshments and a chance to talk to our hostess and some of the artists featured in the gallery.  

A box lunch will be provided on the way and wine and cheese will be served as we return home.  Only $65 per member.  PLEASE NOTE: Miller motor coach seating limited to 50 and the coach is not wheelchair-accessible.

Itinerary Thursday, June 16:
11:30 Depart from Tippecanoe County Amphitheater (box lunches served)
1:00 Arrive at the Indiana State Museum
3:00 Depart
3:30 Long Sharp Galleries at the Conrad in downtown Indianapolis
5:00 Depart
6:30 Arrive at Tippecanoe County Amphitheater

*This Tour is a benefit of Second Century Club Membership, restricted to Second Century Members, their guests,
and the
Board of Directors.

First Stop: Indiana State Museum for a private tour  Second Century Club Members to cruise to the Indiana State Museum to share a special body of artwork this year during the 200 Years of Indiana Art: A Cultural Legacy exhibition and the winner of the 2014 Art Prize. We will have a chance to compare works of art in our own ArtSmart: Indiana Bicentennial Exhibition to the works in the State Museum’s exhibit.

The exhibit is comprised of more than 100 two- and three-dimensional works of art. Works by important early Indiana artists will provide a historical perspective. Additional works include modern and contemporary pieces illustrating the development of the visual arts in Indiana, showcasing the immense talent and diversity associated with the State and giving us the opportunity to consider artists for our permanent collection in the future.

“The Indiana State Museum is delighted to host this important exhibition. Working with artists, collectors and institutions statewide, we’ve assembled a collection of works that illustrate the evolution and influence of the visual arts over our 200 year history,” said Mark Ruschman, Chief Curator of Fine Art. The show will be split between the museum’s Ford and NiSource galleries located on Level 3 of the museum. The first 100 years of Indiana art will be installed in NiSource and the second 100 years in Ford. 

Presented in chronological order, the NiSource display will include paintings by noted early Indiana Pioneer Painters [19th century] George Winter, Jacob Cox and Marcus Mote. Moving forward, T.C. Steele and his fellow Hoosier Group will be prominently featured alongside other important artists from across the state. Additional works by Janet Scudder, William Edouard Scott, Ada Shulz, Susan McCord, Frank Hohenberger and their contemporaries will be included.

The Ford Gallery features works from the 1930’s until present day including Robert Indiana, Alma Eikerman, David Smith, Kay Rosen and Richard Peeler. While many recognizable names will be featured, the gallery will also showcase lesser known, but equally talented artists. The exhibition will reflect the state’s changing population and ethnic diversity. In addition to traditional two- and three-dimensional works in the galleries, new media, including video projection, site-specific and installation-based works will be featured in the museum’s public areas and on the museum grounds.

“Among our many offerings, we are thrilled to host Anila Agha’s 2014 ArtPrize winning gallery installation, Intersections by Anila Quayyum Agha. It will be the first time the piece has been shown in Indiana since winning the international art competition’s top honor. We’ve constructed a custom gallery on the first floor to accommodate the piece.” added Ruschman. 

The exhibit is a signature project of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission with support from the Indiana Arts Commission, additional funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis.

As a member of the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette’s 2nd Century Club, your membership card features a North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) seal, which will allow you free admission to these exhibits.  Don’t worry about having to bring your card, as we will issue all travelers replacement cards while enroute to Indianapolis.

Second Stop: Long-Sharp Galleries for a fine art experience at the Conrad

LSG specializes in works on paper, multiples and drawings by modern masters including: Picasso, Miro, Warhol, Basquiat, Haring,  Indiana, and Lichtenstein.. In addition, LSG is dedicated to a contemporary program that incorporates paintings, photography and sculpture, as well as conceptual and multimedia art by a growing roster of regional and international artists, including Gino Miles, Thalen & Thalen, Chris Bracey, David Spiller, Jason Myers, Russell Young, David Kramer, Wayne Warren, Dale Enochs, and William John Kennedy.

LSG specializes in works on paper, multiples and drawings by modern masters including: Picasso, Miro, Warhol, Basquiat, Haring,  Indiana, and Lichtenstein.. In addition, LSG is dedicated to a contemporary program that incorporates paintings, photography and sculpture, as well as conceptual and multimedia art by a growing roster of regional and international artists, including Gino Miles, Thalen & Thalen, Chris Bracey, David Spiller, Jason Myers, Russell Young, David Kramer, Wayne Warren, Dale Enochs, and William John Kennedy.

Refreshments will be served on the trip back to West Lafayette as we reflect on the magnificient works of art we experienced together!