Travel to Indiana and explore the iconic art and architecture of America’s heartland accompanied by art historian Amanda Douberley. 

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Iconic Art and Architecture of America’s Heartland

4 days from $2,550

Travel to Indiana and explore the iconic art and architecture of America’s heartland accompanied by art historian Amanda Douberley. 

or Call 855-330-1542

Overview

Travel to Indiana and explore the iconic art and architecture of America’s heartland accompanied by popular art historian Amanda Douberley.

Highlights Include

  • Indianapolis Museum of Art: Tour the extensive American art collection, plus the exquisitely restored Lilly House estate with gardens designed by the Olmsted Brothers.
  • Eiteljorg Museum of Art: View works by O’Keeffe, Henri, Warhol, and other artists as you celebrate early modern art.
  • Architectural Design in Columbus: Explore this Modernist mecca, where more than 60 public buildings have been designed by I.M. Pei, Eero and Eliel Saarinen, César Pelli, Richard Meier, and other master architects. 

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Itinerary

Day 1 — Indianapolis, Indiana

Arrive in Indiana and check in to the hotel in downtown Indianapolis. Enjoy an evening welcome reception with fellow art lovers, followed by opening remarks by your Smithsonian Journeys Expert, Amanda Douberley. A sumptuous dinner will follow at the hotel. (R,D)

Day 2 — Indianapolis

Begin the day at the Eiteljorg Museum. Formed initially from the remarkable collection of Harrison Eiteljorg, the museum features expansive collections of Native American, Western, and contemporary art. After a delicious luncheon, continue to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The IMA is one of the ten oldest and largest art museums in the nation. Enjoy a tour of their American art collection, followed by free time to explore other collections, including contemporary art and design. You’ll also tour the Lilly House, the home of the late J.K. Lilly Jr., Indianapolis businessman, philanthropist, and collector. The house, with eight historic furnished interiors reflecting the early 1930s, is the centerpiece of Oldfields, a 26-acre National Historic Landmark estate that also features a landscape and gardens designed by the Olmsted Brothers. This evening, gather for a delicious dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 3 — Columbus, Indiana

After breakfast, set off for Columbus, Indiana, a Modernist mecca with more than 60 public buildings designed by master architects such as I.M. Pei, Eero and Eliel Saarinen, Cesar Pelli, Richard Meier, and others. Stop at the Columbus Visitors Center and then embark on a tour of the Miller House and Garden. This celebrated mid-century modern home and garden was designed by Eero Saarinen. Following lunch, embark on a fascinating architectural tour of Columbus with an expert guide. Tonight, check in to the unique Hotel Indigo, attend a lecture by expert Amanda Douberley, and enjoy another fine dining experience. (B,L,D)

Day 4 — Depart Columbus

After a hearty breakfast, depart Columbus for the Indianapolis International Airport. Travelers must schedule their flights after 12:30 p.m. to have sufficient time to check in and clear security. (B)

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)