From the moment you see the Athenaeum, you know this is a special place. Despite its stunning German Renaissance Revival architectural charm and soaring stained glass windows, it’s more than just a building. The Athenaeum has been home to milestone memories and part of the life fabric of Indianapolis families for generations. Opened in 1898, the Das Deutsche Haus was built as a “house of culture” for the mind and body. Today, that spirit is still alive and well. Here, we’re committed to propelling the arts — focusing on theatrical performances, art installations and unique programs and events in some of the most memorable settings in the city. This is a rare opportunity to step back in time and experience the vision of tomorrow!
Explore a rare, historic jewel.
At the Athenaeum, we firmly believe that good ethics and good business work naturally together to produce the best long-term results.
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.
We are committed to engaging with diverse communities and organizations, creating a vibrant and safe public space, and helping our community thrive.
We believe in a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, equitable, compassionate, caring and just.
Visiting the Athenaeum
IndyGo bus routes 3, 5, 10, 11, 17 and 21 all stop within one block of the Athenaeum.
Cars may pay to park at nearby paid meters, in one of the recommended lots nearby, in one of the many lots around downtown or at The Murat Parking lot, just to the west, at Alabama and Michigan Streets.
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401 EAST MICHIGAN STREET
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46204
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.