Indiana Modern

Highlighting the Designs That Were Ahead of Their Time

Are you mad for Mid-Century? Love all things Modern? Then you’ll want to join our Indiana Modern affinity group, celebrating and saving twentieth-century landmarks.

  • Lewellen
    Indiana Modern's annual Back to the Future tour showcases Mid-Century Modern homes, like this 1959 example on Indianapolis's north side. We use tour profits to encourage preservation of structures from the era. (Photo: Lee Lewellen)
  • Avriel Shull-designed home Carmel Indiana
    This Avriel Shull-designed home in Carmel's Eden Glen neighborhood opened to visitors as part of our 2016 Back to the Future tour, an annual exploration of Mid-Century Modern design staged by Indiana Landmarks' Indiana Modern affinity group.
  • Chilluffo
    Indiana Modern's annual Back to the Future tour showcases Mid-Century Modern homes, like this Avriel Shull design in Carmel's Eden Glen neighborhood. We use tour profits to encourage preservation of structures from the era. (Photo: Garry Chilluffo)
  • Federal Building
    Indiana Landmarks' Indiana Modern affinity group encourages preservation and awareness of mid-twentieth-century structures throughout Indiana, like Indianapolis's Minton-Capehart Federal Building, a Brutalist landmark built in 1975.

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.

 

#INModernLove

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 info@indianalandmarks.org.