Indiana Modern Affinity Group Offers Opportunity to Connect and Explore
Mid-Century Modernist structures expressed a crisp, urgent, exploratory, forward-looking new view. Across the many approaches encompassed under the Modernist umbrella—International, Brutalist, Bauhaus, Expressionist—it’s amazing how many still look fresh and “new” today. Too many of these places, many too young to qualify for landmark status, are disappearing from the landscape or suffering alterations that destroy their Modernist character.
Indiana Modern, an Indiana Landmarks affinity group, works to identify, promote, and preserve the best examples of mid-century architectural and landscape design—the machine-age structures and environments that exploited new materials and new engineering in simple forms, sans ornamentation, set in harmonious relationships with nature.
Under Indiana Landmarks’ umbrella, the Indiana Modern affinity group annually offers a lecture, pop-up tours, and the Back to the Future home tour, which alternates between Indianapolis and other Hoosier cities. The group also shares news of interest to all who love Modernist structures and landscapes.
If you’re a fan of Mid-Century Modern, we invite you to join our Indiana Modern affinity group.
Questions? Call Indiana Landmarks, 317-639-4534 or 800-450-4534.
Starting August 18 and running through October 1, 2018, Indiana Modern invites people to compete for prizes by posting their best images of Indiana mid-century structures and landscapes on Instagram.
To enter the contest, follow @indiana_modern on Instagram and, after noon Eastern time on August 18, post a photo with a brief description on Instagram of an Indiana Mid-Century Modern structure or landscape and tag #IndianaModern and #INModernLove. (See the complete contest rules.)
A panel of three judges appointed by Indiana Modern will selected three winners. The first-prize winner will receive $100, second prize $50, and third prize $25. The top place winner gets a one-year membership in Indiana Landmarks and the Indiana Modern affinity group. Question? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.