Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christmas at the Lilly House

"Over the top" is a fair description of the holiday decorations now in place in the Lilly House at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Bradley Brooks, the Lilly House director, changes the decor each year, drawing from the wealth of historical information on what Christmas looked like during the three decades (1933-1966) that J.K. Lilly Jr. and his family were in residence.

You can see what Brooks has conjured up this season now through 11 January. The busiest days at the house are 4 December (the annual open house held in conjunction with the Madeline Elder Greenhouse), 18 December (the winter solstice) and the week of Christmas. If you want to peruse the decorations at your leisure, plan to visit on other days!

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