The Museum of Miniature Houses will be closed this year for annual maintenance from January 8 through January 23. This is the time when our fabulous volunteers painstakingly dust every piece of miniature furniture and other items in the museum. This year will also see the retrofitting of several cabinets that will result in increased display spaces so that you can enjoy more items from our collection.
We reopen on Wednesday, January 24 with three events. One is the 2018 inaugural session of Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship. Garret Mathews, playwright and oral historian, explains “How I am using my interview with a snake handler to write a stage play for 2018 Indy Fringe.”
We also have two exhibits opening on January 24. The first is The Arts in Miniature. This exhibit of scale miniatures from the Museum’s collection depict the performing arts, including music and theatre, and the visual arts, including painting, ceramics and sculpture. The second is The Design Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most prolific and renowned architects of the 20th century, a radical designer and intellectual who embraced new technologies and materials, and pioneered do-it-yourself construction systems. On exhibit are 2-D Items such as framed examples of stained glass and other Wright designs, puzzles and cross-stitches, and 3-D Items such as paper and Lego models of Falling Waters, the Imperial Hotel and other buildings designed by Wright.
Hope to see you on January 24. We have a great year planned and are anxious to enjoy it with you.