The Indianapolis Museum of Art is one of the hidden gems of our city. Admission is always FREE, and you can enjoy the arrangement of inside galleries as well as the beautiful gardens outside. If you haven’t visited yet, there is always plenty to see. Right now, however, is a particularly fun and festive time to visit. Right now, the Lilly House is all decorated for the holidays.
The Lilly House and Gardens feature a 26 acre estate and house museum north of the main complex. The gardens and grounds were designed in the 1920s, and visiting the gorgeous home will provide visual insight into how a country estate looked in the early 1900s. And between now and January 6, 2013, you can witness Christmas at the Lilly House.
The country house is exploring the decorative ideas of the 1930s and 1940s, showing how our Christmas decorations are alike and how they are different from how they used to be. You will see the familiar motifs like Christmas trees, wreaths, and colorful lights. However, you will still be entertained and learn a great deal from this blast from the past.
Like everything else at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, admission to Christmas at the Lilly House is FREE. Tours are offered throughout the day, so head over whenever it is convenient and prepare for a fun time.