Christmas at Lilly House 2014

November 15, 2014-January 4, 2015
free

During Christmas at Lilly House for 2014, Oldfields will be alive with holiday decorative ideas that were current during the 1930s and 1940s, a time that encompassed Depression-era frugality, wartime shortages, and an emerging post-war exuberance, each of which influenced Americans’ approach to decorating their homes. Décor in the house will include a combination of familiar favorites such as trees, wreaths, and greenery, as well as more unusual elements sure delight visitors. Whether originating in an atmosphere of wartime scarcity or in times of peace and plenty, holiday décor expressed Americans’ wish for a sense of connection with tradition and for festive seasonal changes.

Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN