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Family New Year's Eve to ring in 2020 at Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 19, 2019) – On Dec. 31, even the littlest family members can ring in 2020 at Family New Year’s Eve at the Indiana State Museum – a family-friendly event featuring a balloon drop at 8 p.m. in the museum’s Great Hall.  To cover the event, please contact Hannah Kiefer at hkiefer@indianamuseum.org or (317) 234-8146. For photos of past events, go here: http://bit.ly/2RIKfjo   WHAT: This New Year’s Eve celebration will... Read More
Posted by Emily Winship at 12/19/19

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hires chief development officer

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 20, 2019) – The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has named a new chief development officer.  Nora Woodman brings more than 25 years of progressive development and fundraising experience to the position. Most recently, Woodman served as director of effective philanthropy at Central Indiana Community Foundation. There, she managed the donor services function of the foundation and led a team of philanthropic officers responsible for stewarding... Read More
Posted by Emily Winship at 11/20/19

Indiana State Museum to open new exhibit on opioid crisis

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 30, 2019) – The United States is in the middle of a crisis that is impacting our families and communities, with Indiana at the epicenter: opioid use disorder. This February, the Indiana State Museum plans to talk about it.  A new exhibit that has been in the works for more than two years – “ FIX: Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis ” – will be at the museum from Feb. 1, 2020, through Feb. 7, 2021. Working with more than 50... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 10/30/19

Indiana State Museum awarded reaccreditation from American Alliance of Museums

Six state historic sites also earn accreditation and reaccreditation status INDIANAPOLIS ( Aug. 21, 2019 ) – The Indiana State Museum has received reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in recognition of the museum’s commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement. The Indiana State Museum was initially accredited in 1988. Accreditation through American Alliance of Museums is the highest... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 8/21/19

Maze mind-benders to challenge logic, problem-solving skills in new experience at the Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS ( Aug. 2, 2019 ) – Beginning Aug. 31, visitors to the Indiana State Museum can show off their true maze-master skills in a new experience full of challenging mazes and puzzles. The new experience called A•MAZE•D: The Puzzling World of Dave Phillips features gigantic indoor puzzle mazes and encourages discovery and play while using problem-solving skills. Visitors will challenge themselves by moving their bodies along color paths and tiles to figure out correct... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 8/2/19

95th annual Hoosier Salon art exhibition returns to Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS ( July 18, 2019 ) - Artwork created by 140 Hoosier artists will be featured during the 95th annual Hoosier Salon exhibition when it returns to the Indiana State Museum beginning Aug. 2. The annual competition is Indiana’s longest-running art exhibition and is considered to be the preeminent juried exhibition of Indiana art by Indiana artists. This year, 225 artists applied to the show and entered more than 570 pieces of artwork. Jurors accepted only 161 pieces from 140... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 7/18/19

MEDIA ADVISORY: Family New Year’s Eve to ring in 2019 at Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 11, 2018) – On Dec. 31, even a family’s littlest ones can ring in the new year at Family New Year’s Eve at the Indiana State Museum – a family-friendly, alcohol-free event that will take over the whole museum.  To cover the event, please contact Hannah Kiefer at hkiefer@indianamuseum.org or (317) 234-8146. For photos of past events, go here: http://bit.ly/2rpOGRT  WHAT: This New Year’s Eve celebration will feature... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 12/11/18

94th annual Hoosier Salon returns to Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (July 12, 2018) – The annual Hoosier Salon exhibition, featuring artwork from more than 120 Indiana artists, returns to the Indiana State Museum for its 94th run beginning Aug. 3. The competition is Indiana’s longest-running art exhibition and is considered to be the preeminent juried exhibition of Indiana art by Indiana artists. While the art will be on display to the public Aug. 3 through Oct. 14, it will also be for sale – and the bidding begins on Aug.... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 7/31/18

Free summer fun kicks off June 6 at Indiana State Museum and Eiteljorg Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (May 23, 2018) – Free, family-friendly fun returns to the Indiana State Museum and Eiteljorg Museum beginning June 6 during Canal Nights and the Summer Under the Sails concert series. Both events are free and open to the public, and they take place on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer along the Downtown Canal outside the museums. The Indiana State Museum’s Canal Nights take place outside the museum’s canal entrance from 6 - 8 p.m., and will... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 5/23/18

Three redesigned permanent galleries to be unveiled at Indiana State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication  hkiefer@indianamuseum.org (317) 431-5448 INDIANAPOLIS ( Feb. 20, 2018 ) – When guests visit the Indiana State Museum beginning March 24, they’ll have the opportunity to experience three of the museum’s permanent galleries in a whole new way.  One of the museum’s permanent galleries, “Frozen Reign: A State of Change,” explores the Ice Age. It will re-open with a... Read More
Posted by Julie Schaefer at 2/19/18