A swarm of ruddy hues crowded the Statehouse hallways and chamber gallery to listen in on the proposed gay-marriage amendment’s testimonies and proceedings.
Also: The IMA’s recently wed director, Charles Venable, announced his organization’s opposition this week to the proposed gay-marriage ban.Read more
Meanwhile, same-sex marriage remains illegal in Indiana.
“Everybody who is anybody has their weddings there,” says Zach Adamson about Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, says Charles Venable about New York City, “We wanted a civil service. There is a chapel-like room in the city clerk’s office. You’re not just handed a piece of paper, which is really nice.”Read more
Museum director Charles Venable takes IM on a tour of the recently unveiled collection and its new look at the form and function of household objects.
The IMA’s new Contemporary Design Gallery has the largest collection of modern design in the United States, boasting hundreds of pieces from three different eras.Read more
Indianapolis’s first openly gay city-county councillor and his partner want to get married. Indiana won’t let them. So tomorrow they’re tying the knot in D.C. instead.
City-county councilman Zach Adamson and partner Christian Mosburg flew to Washington D.C. today, only partly by choice: The two can’t tie the knot in their home state, so they’re going where same-sex marriages are legally recognized.Read more
Drastic layoffs. Key departures. Bungled public relations. Charles Venable hasn’t made a lot of friends at the IMA. But the director’s new strategy may solve a decades-old problem and transform the museum’s reputation in the process.
“What didn’t happen is enough people showing up to populate the structure we had built,” Venable says. But “Art is not for everybody,” says one IMA critic. “Art is for anybody, which is very different.”Read more
The chief of the museum’s Department of Contemporary Art will depart for VCU after 11 years.
Freiman’s impending evaporation from Indy is the latest move at the IMA, where relatively new director and CEO Charles Venable, who started in October 2012, has made an array of changes.Read more