Arts and Culture

Arts and cultural Programs are a foundational element of the Indianapolis Propylaeum, as the place for women to learn, connect and grow. The Propylaeum has always been a supporter of the arts, especially the performing arts, and 'Propylaeum' translates to "Gateway to Culture."

Porch Concert Series

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The Indianapolis Propylaeum is proud to present the 2021 Porch Concert Series. This series will feature four ensembles performing on the beautiful Propylaeum porch in Summer 2021. From June to September, the outdoor concerts allow guests to socially distance on the Propylaeum’s expansive lawn while enjoying various styles of music. While 2020 left a hole in the hearts of Indy music-lovers, this live performance series will help to bridge the gap between online-only events to fully staged indoor productions.

Women's Literary Tea

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Each year the Propylaeum hosts an annual tea celebrating a literary work written by a woman, and often on a topic relative to women as well. A presentation on the subject, often by the author herself accompanies a delicious afternoon tea. Our beautiful mansion is the perfect backdrop to cultivate an environment for a delectable tea served on real china and with silver teapots, and featuring our unique mismatched tea cups. Past tea speakers include Indianapolis author Kassie Ritman, and Hoosier author and artist Carol Ann Weiss. 

Prop Day Lunch and Learn

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Every month the Indianapolis Propylaeum hosts a mid-day lunch and learn event called Prop Day. Every month we select a different speaker to give a half-hour presentation on their subject matter of expertise, and allow time for questions from the audience. These programs also act as our monthly meetings to allow the Propylaeum to provide information on our upcoming events and general happenings. Prop Day Lunch and Learns are currently virtual via Zoom and free.