We left Saturday morning and arrived at our first stop, the Indianapolis Museum of Art. I must say I was extremely impressed by the scope of IMA’s collection as well as the building’s design and the expansive grounds surrounding the museum. We probably got through 3/4s of the main exhibition floor before the extreme air-conditioning blasted us out to the gardens to dethaw. By the time we finished roaming the grounds, there was only half and hour left before closing. But since the museum is free, you can go back any time to enjoy it all!
I have to agree with Jeffrey that it’s not easy or particularly rewarding to photograph other people’s art, especially 2D works. The artist has an intended way of viewing the work, and glossing my point of view on top of that seems superfluous if not counterproductive. The sculptures and gardens outside were a lot more fun.
After leaving the museum, we tried to find the restaurant on our own, which necessitated sitting a shady McDonald’s to use their free Wi-fi and asking a random man where we were. We finally met up with Madeline at a Scottish restaurant called MacNivens and learned that neeps are actually rutabagas.
Saturday night we stayed up much too late talking about boys and weddings.
Then the girls went to The Fashion Mall (yes, that’s what it’s called) for about an hour and a half before it closed, where we had a very fun conversation with one of the guys working at Tiffany&Co. and saw a pair of $62,000 diamond stud earrings (3.75 TW, not that I was paying attention). After the mall closed, we met the Jeffs again for dinner at Mackenzie River Pizza Company, which is based out of Montana where the family used to live.
Sunday night we stayed up not quite as late doing our nails, getting at-home facials, and talking about weddings.
Monday after breakfast and some make-up, we went to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. Because all of us are approximately four years old at heart, it was really fun!