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September 22nd, 2005
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Another good reason to visit Indianapolis - The Arts and Crafts Exhibit!
Yep, the Indianapolis Museum of Art is one of only two museums in the country (U.S.) to get this exhibit on Arts and Crafts, and how the movement spread and was adapted in various countries (England, the U.S., and Japan(!)). It really looks like a firstclass exhibit. It starts on Saturday (open on the first day to members only) and goes until the end of the year... kind of like another certain exhibit (*cough*LOTR*cough*) in town. So this would make a great doubleheader for any LOTR fans who are also interested in Arts and Crafts.

Does that include me? You betcha! My house was built in 1930 in the Arts and Crafts style (but a rather plain version of it, so don't get too excited - *G*), and I've loved the style since I first found out about it, living in the Midwest. Indy has an amazing number of houses built at that time and in that style, most of them around the area I live in. Ninq, I'm gathering you love this stuff, too, judging from several of your icons and the area you live in - *G*. For those of you not sure if you're familiar with Arts and Crafts, that includes Morris' work in England, Rennie MacKintosh's work in Scotland (Glasgow! I got to see his stuff!), the furniture of Stickley (Mission style furniture), and, perhaps most famously, the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Here's a link to a description of the exhibit: http://www.ima-art.org/featuredExhibitionVA.asp?SID=FECEBF5285AD40A7BB97D51AB2E7DFAE

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From:knitting_hobbit
Date:September 22nd, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC)
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Wow! So much going on!
Hubby will be excited about this. He loves bungalows. :)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 22nd, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)
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Yep! This was definitely the "Age of the Bungalows" *G*.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 22nd, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)
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You mean the big white house by the Burren? The reconstructed house? Yes... pretty impressive! *S*
From:graewolf
Date:September 23rd, 2005 01:25 am (UTC)
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Went to see Fallingwater a few years ago... and adored it... the Arts & Crafts style has always felt like HOME to me. There wouldn't be time on Sunday to do both, though, would there?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 23rd, 2005 02:37 am (UTC)
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Might be! Or you could catch it on your way out on Monday, or your way in on Saturday.
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From:ninquelosse
Date:September 23rd, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)
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Holy moly. And the V&A put it together... verra tempting. I saw the Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibit when it came through Chicago, and it was lovely. Still have the poster up!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 23rd, 2005 03:19 am (UTC)
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I was wondering when I'd hear from you! *G* Yep, the V&A was involved. You muuuuust see it. *G*

When did the MacKintosh exhibit come through? I don't remember hearing about it.
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