Architecture and Art in Indiana : June 21-24, 2018

featuring the city of Columbus

Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Sunday June 24, 2018
$1,595 pp    $290 single supplement
includes bus transportation, hotel, all but one meal, all museum entries

Miller House interior

Discover hidden gems of art, architecture and nature with Joanna Pinsky on a 4 day motor coach trip to Indiana cities and towns beginning with Columbus, the architectural jewel, which the N.Y. Times dubbed, “one of America’s most design-sophisticated cities.” What?  You never heard of Columbus Indiana?  You are among the many who have not been aware of this planned city spanning mid-century works until the present including Eero Saarinen, I. M. Pei, Harry Weese, Gunnar Birkhirts, Ceasar Pelli, John Carl Warnecke, Edward Larrabee Barnes and Robert Venturi to name a few.  Then explore art treasures with museum curators, meet inventive artists in their studios, enjoy expansive sculpture parks  and gardens in Muncie, Indianapolis, West Lafayette and Westville Indiana.

ITINERARY (Subject to change)

(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Thursday, June 21 (D)
7:30 AM Depart Edens Plaza

8:15 AM  Chicago pick up

12:00 PM  Lunch stop outside of Columbus 

1:30 -5:00 PM Docent led tour of schools, churches, a library and more designed for this planned city by the most renowned architects from mid-century to the present, including a visit to the Miller House, a hallmark of modernist design by Eric Saarinen, surrounded by some of the most beautiful gardens in the Midwest.

5:30 PM Check-in Hotel Indigo in the Architecture Center.

7:00 PM  Welcome dinner

Friday, June 22 (B,L,D)
9:30 AM  Depart for Muncie, IN

11:30 AM:  Private tour of the elegant David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University.  Curator Robert La France will show us works selected from over 11,000  pieces in the collection.

1:15 – 2:30 PM Lunch

3:00 – 4:30 PM Visits to the Glick Glass Center on campus and a sculptor’s studio.

5:00 PM Hotel check in and free time

7:00 PM Depart for dinner

Saturday, June 23 (B,L,D)
9:00 AM Depart for Indianapolis

10:30 -11:30 AM Visit Virginia Fairbanks Art & Nature Park on 100 acres of woodland.

11:45 AM -12:45 PM  Tour highlights from the Indianapolis Art Museum’s contemporary collection

3:00- 4:30 PM Artists’ studios in the Stutz building

5:00 PM Check in Crowne Plaza Union Station

6:00 PM TBA

7:30 PM dinner

Sunday, June 24 (B,L)
9:00 AM Depart for West Lafayette

10:45 AM– 12:00 PM Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara House complete with the  furnishings and textiles he designed.

12:15 – 1:15 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Depart for Westville

3:00 -4:00 PM Tour North Central Purdue University’s vast Sculpture Park integrating art and nature

4:00 PM Depart

5:00 PM Chicago drop off

5:30 PM Edens Plaza Drop Off

Accommodations for three nights, meals indicated above (all included but one lunch), all activities described in itinerary, all museum/site admissions, luxury motor coach transportation, services of personal escort Joanna Pinsky, behind-the-scenes privately guided tours for several site visits

One lunch, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, gratuities, porterage, travel insurance

Please note:
Membership is required ($50 individual, $75 family) and can be handled along with trip registration.

Trip deposit of $500 is non-refundable unless the trip minimum registration is not reached.
We strongly recommend the purchase of trip insurance as we cannot issue refunds if you need to cancel.

Questions and registration form:     Please email