Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure say… Visit Indy!
For its 2021 list, Condé Nast Traveler, chose Indianapolis as one of five domestic destinations on the list of 2021. Noting the Vincent van Gogh THE LUME Indianapolis as a top reason to visit Indy, for the June kickoff of the city's bicentennial and the opening of the Bottleworks District. Conde Nast Traveler
“Indianapolis may be famous for its annual Indy 500 motorsports race, but it's the state capital's arts and culture scene that's revving on all cylinders...In June, THE LUME will permanently transform The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields' 30,000 square-foot fourth floor into a digital art space with an inaugural exhibit featuring 3,000 two-dimensional paintings transformed by projection to three-dimensional “floor to ceiling” images of Vincent Van Gogh paintings set to a classical music score." Travel+ Leisure
NCBJ is working with the Indianapolis Museum of Art to secure tickets to THE LUME during the NCBJ October conference. The goal is to have a morning spouses small group trip including transportation to the art museum and the Newfields’ gardens, walking trails and other exhibits. When the THE LUME exhibit hours are finalized, NCBJ plans to organize an afternoon/early evening Friday tour. The museum has not yet released the fall daily hours.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art is an encyclopedic art museum located at Newfields, a 152-acre campus that also houses Lilly House, The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres, The Gardens at Newfields, the Beer Garden, and more. https://discovernewfields.org
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art - across the street from JW Marriott
500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 | (317) 636-9378 | Tickets: $12–15 | eiteljorg.org
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is located in downtown Indianapolis and houses an extensive collection of visual arts by indigenous peoples of the Americas, as well as Western American paintings and sculptures collected by businessman and philanthropist Harrison Eiteljorg.
Mon–Sat: 10AM–5PM; Sun: 12–5PM
Indiana State Museum - short walk–across the street from JW Marriott
650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 | (317) 232-1637 | Tickets: $8–14 | indianamuseum.org
The Indiana State Museum is a museum located within White River State Park in Indianapolis. The museum houses exhibits on the science, art, culture, and history of Indiana from prehistoric times up to the present day. The museum is also the site of the state's largest IMAX screen.
Mon–Tue: Closed; Wed–Sun: 10AM–5PM
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum - 7.0 miles from JW Marriott
Indianapolis Motor Speedway | (317) 492-6784
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is an automotive museum on the grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway which houses the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.
Indianapolis Zoo - 1.7 miles from JW Marriott
1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222 | (317) 630-2001
The Indianapolis Zoo is a zoo located in White River State Park, housing more than 3,800 animals of more than 320 species and subspecies.
Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library - 1.2 miles from JW Marriott
543 Indiana Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Phone: (317) 423-0391
The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library is dedicated to championing the literary, artistic, and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist, and Indianapolis native Kurt Vonnegut, Jr..
Mon–Tue: 10AM–5PM; Wed: Closed; Thu–Sun: 10AM–5PM
NCAA Hall of Champions - short walk–behind the JW Marriott JW Marriott
White River State Park, 700 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 | Phone: (317) 916-4255
The NCAA Hall of Champions is a museum, exhibition center, and conference center that is located adjacent to the national office of the National Collegiate Athletic Association in White River State Park in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The building was designed by architect Michael Graves.
Mon–Wed: Closed; Thu–Sun: 10AM–5PM
Oldfields–Lilly House & Gardens - 5.1 miles from JW Marriott
4000 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208 | Phone: (317) 923-1331 | discovernewfields.org
Oldfields also known as Lilly House and Gardens, is a 26-acre historic estate and house museum at Newfields in Indianapolis. The estate, an example of the American country house movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 2003. Located in Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park.
Mon: Closed; Tue–Sun: 11AM–5PM
The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields will debut THE LUME in June 2021. Created by Australian-based Grande Experiences and featuring the works of van Gogh, the exhibition will occupy the museum’s entire fourth floor making it the largest continuous exhibition space in Newfields' 137-year history.
You will have a chance to see the works of Vincent van Gogh like you’ve never seen them before at a first of its kind experience coming to the U.S. Even food and beverages are encouraged around the artwork at this 30,000 square foot immersive permanent exhibition.
Soldiers & Sailors Monument - 0.8 mile from JW Marriott
1 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46204 | Phone: (317) 232-7615
The Indiana State Soldiers and Sailors Monument is a 284 ft 6 in tall neoclassical monument built on Monument Circle, a circular, brick-paved street that intersects Meridian and Market streets in the center of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Opened May 15, 1902
Mon–Wed: Closed; Fri–Sun: 10:30AM–5:30PM