The Athenaeum Presents: your next favorite thing!

Looking for family-friendly fun in one of the city’s most iconic historical destinations? Introducing Athenaeum Presents. Here, you’ll find one-of-a-kind experiences you’re not going to see anywhere else in the city. Our lineup of arts, history and culturally focused events are designed to engage the community and meet residents where they live: in the heart of Indy’s Mass Ave district. Explore our annual must-see favorites, and don’t miss the next big things!

Upcoming Events

December 01, 2022

Join Heartland Film at the Historic Athenaeum for a one-of-a-kind Indianapolis holiday tradition. Get your picture taken on the holiday Red Carpet, grab a cup of FREE hot chocolate, listen…

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December 02, 2022

Join Heartland Film at the Historic Athenaeum for a one-of-a-kind Indianapolis holiday tradition. Get your picture taken on the holiday Red Carpet, grab a cup of hot chocolate, don your…

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December 03, 2022

Krampus is coming! According to legend and folklore, a mythical demon-goat beast arrives every year to scare and punish those who find themselves on the naughty list. With its long…

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December 04, 2022

All are welcome to enjoy this nostalgic visit with Christmas past. With a focus on family fun and making lasting memories, the Athenaeum Foundation brings traditional holiday favorites to ring…

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December 16, 2022

Follow the classic story of Clara and her Nutcracker doll, with a twist! At a Christmas party in 1920, Clara receives a nutcracker doll and dreams that she comes to…

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December 17, 2022

Cereal Cinema combines two of the best things about Saturday mornings: cereal and a great movie. The Muppet Christmas Carol The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit…

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December 17, 2022

Follow the classic story of Clara and her Nutcracker doll, with a twist! At a Christmas party in 1920, Clara receives a nutcracker doll and dreams that she comes to…

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December 18, 2022

Follow the classic story of Clara and her Nutcracker doll, with a twist! At a Christmas party in 1920, Clara receives a nutcracker doll and dreams that she comes to…

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46204
317.655.2755

Our Mission

The Athenaeum Foundation preserves a treasured historic landmark that welcomes all to nurture a sound mind and a sound body through arts & culture, wellness and community.

The Athenaeum Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.