Sunday, September 21, 2008

IMA Seeks Acquisition in Columbus

Columbus philanthropist J. Irwin Miller’s family is poised to donate his majestic home (pictured) to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, provided it can raise millions of dollars to maintain the sprawling Bartholomew County property, reports Scott Olsen in the Indianapolis Business Journal.

IMA board members have given CEO Maxwell Anderson the go-ahead to seek funding for an endowment to care for the home, Olsen notes, adding that landing the architectural gem would be a major coup for the museum. Architect Eero Saarinen, whose works include the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C, designed the house in 1957.

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