Journey Indiana

S2 E16 | FULL EPISODE

Episode 216

Coming to you from the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science...learn all about Big Red 200, Indiana University's latest - and greatest - supercomputer; travel to Corydon to meet the folks at Zimmerman Art Glass; and head to Indy to visit the Garfield Park Conservatory.

AIRED: February 11, 2020 | 0:26:46
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>> PRODUCTION SUPPORT FOR

"JOURNEY INDIANA" IS PROVIDED

BY:

>>> COMING UP, LEARN ALL ABOUT

BIG RED 200, INDIANA

UNIVERSITY'S LATEST AND GREATEST

SUPERCOMPUTER.

TRAVEL TO CORYDON, INDIANA, TO

MEET THE ZIMMERMAN GLASS

COMPANY.

AND HEAD TO INDY FOR THE

GARFIELD PARK CONSERVATORY.

THAT'S ALL ON THIS EPISODE OF

"JOURNEY INDIANA."

>> WELCOME TO "JOURNEY INDIANA."

I'M ASHLEY DILLARD.

AND WE'RE COMING TO YOU FROM THE

EVANSVILLE MUSEUM OF ARTS,

HISTORY AND SCIENCE.

THIS ECLECTIC MUSEUM LOCATED

RIGHT ALONG THE OHIO RIVER

HOUSES A PERMANENT COLLECTION OF

MORE THAN 30,000 OBJECTS.

IT'S ALSO HOME TO THE EVANSVILLE

MUSEUM TRANSPORTATION CENTER,

AND THE COOK IMMERSIVE THEATER.

AND WE'LL LEARN ALL ABOUT THAT

AND MORE IN JUST A BIT.

BUT FIRST, WE'RE HEADED UP I-69

TO BLOOMINGTON.

TO CHECK OUT THE FASTEST

UNIVERSITY OWNED SUPERCOMPUTER

IN THE NATION.

PRODUCER SADDAM ABAS HAS THE

STORY OF BIG RED 200.

>> IT WOULD TAKE EVERYONE IN THE

STATE OF INDIANA MORE THAN 28

YEARS, PERFORMING ONE

CALCULATION PER SECOND, 24 HOURS

A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, 365

DAYS A YEAR, TO PERFORM THE SAME

NUMBER OF CALCULATIONS THAT BIG

RED 200 CAN DO IN JUST ONE

SECOND.

BIG RED 200 IS THE FASTEST

UNIVERSITY-OWNED SUPERCOMPUTER

IN THE NATION, AND WE'RE REALLY

THRILLED TO BE THE LEADING EDGE

OF THE NEW ARCHITECTURE OF THE

CRAZE PUTTING OUT THAT WE WILL

SEE PROPAGATED ACROSS NATIONAL

LABS ACROSS THE NATION.

I THINK IF YOU COMPARED BIG RED

200 TO AN iPHONE, IT'S AROUND

6 MILLION TIMES FASTER AND WHAT

IT CAN DO PER SECOND.

THAT'S A GOOD QUOTE THAT CAN GET

PEOPLE GET THEIR HEAD AROUND HOW

FAST THIS MACHINE IS.

BACK IN 2006, WHEN WE STARTED

BUYING OUR MODERN GENERATION

SUPERCOMPUTERS, THE FIRST ONE

WAS CALLED BIG RED, AND THEN IT

WAS SUPERSEDED IN 2013 WITH BIG

RED II, AND NOW WE'RE IN 2020,

AND WE'RE PUTTING IN A NEW

MACHINE AND IN THE BICENTENNIAL

YEAR, WE CONTINUED THE LINE OF

BIG RED, BUT IT'S BIG RED 200 IN

HONOR OF I.U.'S BICENTENNIAL.

BIG RED II, ACHIEVED A PEDIFLOP

WHICH IS A QUADRILLION

CALCULATIONS PER SECOND AND BIG

RED 200 WILL BE CLOSE TO 8

QUADRILLION PEDAFLOPS PER

SECOND.

IT'S A QUADRILLION CALCULATIONS

PER SECOND.

IT'S ALMOST HARD FOR THE HUMAN

BRAIN TO GET OUR HEAD AROUND A

QUADRILLION CALCULATIONS IF ONE

SECOND.

IT'S ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS AT

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, OUR

SUPERCOMPUTER RESOURCES ARE USED

BY RESEARCHERS ACROSS THE WHOLE

UNIVERSITY.

SO WE WILL HAVE PHYSICISTS USING

IT, ASTRONOMERS USING IT,

HUMANISTS USING IT WITH OUR

LARGE COLLECTION OF DIGITIZED

BOOKS AND THE MEDICAL SCHOOL

USES IT AND CLIMATE SCIENTISTS

AND YOU WILL SEE OVER 300

ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE NAMES ETCHED

ON THE COVER.

THE I.U. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, THE

LARGEST BY ENROLLMENT IN THE

NATION HAS EXTENSIVE RESEARCH

USE OF IMAGING AND PARTICULARLY

HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING.

SO IF YOU TAKE A LAB LIKE ANDY

SAKIN'S UP AT THE MED SCHOOL,

WHO STUDIES ALZHEIMER'S.

HE HAS BEEN ONE OF OUR EXTENSIVE

USERS, OF BIG RED II TO ANALYZE

THOSE IMAGES, ALL OF THOSE BRAIN

IMAGES THAT HE TAKES THROUGH

VARIOUS TECHNIQUES AND TO LOOK

AND FIND EARLY SIGNALS, WORKING

ON PURES FOR ALZHEIMER'S.

IT'S JUST ONE OF THE AREAS IN

THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE.

THEY HAVE USED IT ACROSS SO MANY

RESEARCH FIELDS IN MEDICINE,

LET'S JUST SAY THEY KEEP THE

MACHINE VERY BUSY.

ONE OF THE OTHER USES FOR BIG

RED 200 WILL BE THE GROWING

FIELD OF CYBERSECURITY.

INCREASINGLY, RATHER THAN US

TRYING TO CURRY AROUND AND

SECURE OURSELVES AS BEST WE CAN,

WE WILL NEED THE SMART MACHINE.

WE ARE GOING TO NEED ARTIFICIAL

INTELLIGENCE TO DETECT NEFARIOUS

ACTIONS GOING ON IN THE NETWORK

AND TO BLOCK THEM THROUGH

AUTOMATION.

AND WHEN YOU THINK OF THE FLOW

OF CLICKS THAT GO ON AND GO

THROUGH THE NETWORK, YOU KNOW,

AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY, AT ANY

GIVEN TIME, YOU HAVE GOT 150 TO

200,000 DEVICES TOUCHING OUR

NETWORK.

SO THE FIELD OF ARTIFICIAL

INTELLIGENCE AND MACHINE

LEARNING TO BE ABLE TO DETECT

AND BLOCK THINGS IS GOING TO BE

SUPER IMPORTANT TO SECURING THE

NETWORK IN THE DECADES AHEAD.

I THINK A LOT OF US ARE THRILLED

TO SEE SO MUCH OF STAR TREK

MATERIALIZED IN OUR LIFE TODAY.

YOU GO TO A MODERN HOSPITAL THAT

LOOKS A LOT LIKE SICK BAY FROM

STAR TREK.

WHEN WE THINK ABOUT THE

COMMUNICATOR, AND THAT WE ARE

ALL WALKING AROUND WITH AN

IPHONE OR AN ANDROID OR

SOMETHING.

I THINK THE INNOVATION OF THE

DECADE AHEAD IS GOING TO

ACCELERATE AT A PACE THAT MAKES

THE LAST TWO DECADES LOOK SLOW,

BECAUSE SO MANY PIECES ARE

COMING TOGETHER, AND SO MUCH IS

CONNECTED, AND OUR EXPECTATIONS

ARE HIGHER AND ARTIFICIAL

INTELLIGENCE IS THE FRONTIER OF

THE DECADE AHEAD BUT WE HAVE A

LOT TO LEARN ABOUT WHAT WE TRUST

THE MACHINE TO DO, AND WHAT

CONCERNS US GREATLY.

>> IT'S INCREDIBLE TO THINK THAT

A COMPUTER THAT MOST OF US WILL

NEVER SEE WILL HAVE SUCH AN

IMPACT ON OUR LIVES.

AND I.U. RECENTLY DEDICATED BIG

RED 200 AS PART OF THEIR ONGOING

BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION.

YOU CAN LEARN MORE AT 200.

IU.EDU AND NOW WE ARE JOINED BY

MARY BOWER THE EXECUTIVE

DIRECTOR OF THE EVANSVILLE ARTS,

HISTORY AND SCIENCE.

THIS MUSEUM HAS A LITTLE BIT OF

EVERYTHING.

CAN YOUIVE GOOD US A QUICK

TROVER VIEW.

>> WE ARE A MUSEUM OF -- A QUICK

OVERVIEW.

>> WE ARE A MUSEUM, WE HAVE

WONDERFUL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND

IT IS A LITTLE BIT OF

EVERYTHING.

>> ARE YOU FOCUSED ON EVANSVILLE

OR INDIANA EXCLUSIVELY?

>> OUR HISTORY COLLECTIONS ARE

PRIMARILY FOCUSED ON EVANSVILLE

AND SOUTHERN INDIANA.

YOU ARE OUR ART COLLECTIONS ARE

VERY WIDE RANGING.

ALL OVER THE WORLD, ALL ERAS.

>> AND HOW DID THIS COLLECTION

ORIGINALLY DEVELOP?

>> WELL, EVANSVILLE HAD A MUSEUM

FOR MANY, MANY YEARS.

IT STARTED, ACTUALLY IN 1870s,

WHEN THE IDEA CAME TO FORM A

MUSEUM HERE IN EVANSVILLE, AND

BY 1904, WHEN THE WORLD'S FAIR

WAS CLOSING IN St. LOUIS, A

GROUP OF EVANSVILLE CITIZENS

WENT NO St. LOUIS AND THEY

PURCHASED ARTIFACTS FROM THE

WORLD'S FAIR.

THEY WILL BROUGHT THEM BACK AND

STARTED A MUSEUM.

AND THEN LOCAL COLLECTIONS WERE

DONATED TO MUSEUM AT THAT POINT.

>> AND ARE ALL OF THOSE STILL

HERE TODAY?

>> NO.

NOT ALL OF THEM ARE HERE.

IT WAS KIND OF A SAD STORY.

THE MUSEUM WAS FOUNDED IN AN OLD

MANSION, REALLY ALMOST A STONE'S

THROW FROM OUR MUSEUM.

IT WOULD HAVE BEEN LOCATED IN

OUR PARKING LOT, ACTUALLY, AND

IT WAS CALLED THE BARNS

ARMSTRONG MANSION.

IT WAS STARTED AS A MUSEUM AND

THE COLLECTIONS WERE DONATED BUT

IT HAD A SHORT HISTORY.

THE PARKS DEPARTMENT CONDEMNED

THE BUILDING IN 1910, AND THE

COLLECTION -- MOST OF THE

COLLECTIONS WERE SCATTERED AT

THAT POINT.

WE HAVE A FEW OF THE ARTIFACTS

FROM THAT ERA, BUT NOT TOO MANY.

>> TODAY WE ARE IN MUCH MORE

MODERN SPACE.

HOW DID WE GET FROM THERE TO

HERE?

>> WELL, THE MUSEUM ADVOCATES

WERE VERY DETERMINED, AND THERE

WERE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT NAMES

OF THE INSTITUTION.

ONE WAS THE TEMPLE OF FINE ARTS

AND WE WERE IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT

LOCATIONS ON THIS SITE, ON THE

OHIO RIVER WAS SELECTED AND THIS

WAS BUILT IN 1959.

IT WAS ADDED TO SEVERAL TIMES

MOST RECENTLY IN 2014, OUT ABOUT BUT WE

CONTINUE TO GROW AND EXPAND IN

OUR PRESENT SITE.

I KNOW THERE'S A LOT TO TALK

ABOUT HERE.

CAN YOU GIVE US A FEW

HIGHLIGHTS?

>> WE HAVE A WONDERFUL

COLLECTION OF LOCAL AND REGIONAL

HISTORY.

WE ARE STANDING IN THE IN THE

BEGINNING OF OUR HISTORY GALLERY

WHERE WE HAVE SOME OF THE

PRIMARY ARTIFACTS RELATED TO

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

HE GREW UP, OF COURSE, IN

SPENCER COUNTY, INDIANA, VERY

CLOSE TO HERE.

AND WE HAVE SOME ARTIFACTS THAT

WE ARE DONATED BY SPENCER COUNTY

FAMILIES.

>> WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT

THE HISTORY SECTION HERE.

THERE'S ALSO ARTS AND SCIENCES.

DO YOU WANT TO HIGHLIGHT

ANYTHING ABOUT THOSE?

>> WE HAVE A WONDERFUL ART

COLLECTION.

WE HAVE BEEN COLLECTING LOCAL

AND REGIONAL ARTS THROUGH THE

MIDSTATES COMPETITION.

IT'S A SIX STATE COMPETITION

OPEN TO ARTISTS IN ALL VARIETIES

OF MEDIA AND WE ARE ABLE TO

PURCHASE WORKS FROM THAT SHOW

EVERY YEAR AND WE HAVE A

WONDERFUL INDIANA ART

COLLECTION.

>> HOW ABOUT SCIENCE?

>> SCIENCE WE HAVE A GREAT HANDS

ON SCIENCE CENTER, WHICH IS VERY

POPULAR WITH ALL OF OUR SCHOOL

TOURS AND WE HAVE THE FIRST

PLANETARIUM IN THE STATE OF

INDIANA.

>> OH.

>> OUR NEW FACILITY WAS JUST

OPENED IN 2014 AND IT WAS A

360-DEGREE EXPERIENCE.

IT'S ACTUALLY CALLED AN

IMMERSIVE THEATER AND

PLANETARIUM.

>> WONDERFUL.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING US,

MARY.

WE WILL TALK MORE IN JUST A

LITTLE BIT, BUT UP FIRST, WE

WILL HEADED EAST TO CORYDON TO

LEARN ABOUT A FAMILY TRADITION

THAT WENT THROUGH FIVE

GENERATIONS.

PRODUCER JASON PEAR BRINGS US

THE STORY OF ZIMMERMAN ART

GLASS.

>> WHEN I WAS A KID, YOU KNOW,

OUR MOTHERS, THEY ALL GIVE US

THAT LITTLE BOOK, YOU KNOW, THAT

YOU WRITE IN SO WHEN YOU GO TO

KINDERGARTEN, YOU KNOW, THEY PUT

YOUR PICTURE IN THERE.

THEY TALK ABOUT WHO YOUR TEACHER

WAS AND WHO YOUR FRIENDS WERE

AND ALL OF THAT STUFF.

WELL, AT THE BOTTOM OF THAT

BOOK -- AND I STILL HAVE IT AT

IF A MY MOM'S HOUSE.

WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU

GROW UP?

THERE'S A FIREMEN AND POLICEMAN

AND LAWYER AND STUFF LIKE THAT

ON THERE.

ABOUT TEN CHOICES.

FOR ME, THERE WAS A BLANK THAT

SAID OTHER.

AND WE WOULD ALWAYS WRITE IN

GLASS BLOWER.

ALWAYS.

EVER SINCE I WAS A LITTLE KID.

♪ THE HISTORY GOES BACK QUITE A

WAYS, BACK TO MY GRANDFATHER WHO

STARTED THE BUSINESS IN 1942.

BEFORE, THAT HE WAS ACTUALLY A

LAMP CHIMNEY BLOWER.

THEY MADE THE GLASS GLOBES THAT

WENT AROUND THE KEROSENE LAMP

BEFORE THEY HAD ELECTRICITY AND

THAT SORT OF THING.

WHEN ELECTRICITY STARTED HITTING

THE RURAL AREAS HE SWITCHED OVER

TO THIS AND CREATED THE

ZIMMERMAN ART GLASS COMPANY.

AND THEY STARTED BY MAKING A FEW

ITEMS, PAPERWEIGHTS, VASES AND

PERFUME BOTTLES WHICH WE STILL

DO TODAY.

MY FATHER WAS IN IT FOR 42 YEARS

AND THIS IS MY 41st YEAR.

EACH GENERATION HAS ADDED TO

THAT INVENTORY.

WE DO OVER 100 DIFFERENT ITEMS

NOW AND THERE'S STILL -- AND I

WILL SAY THE MAJORITY OF THOSE,

8 #8 # A% OF85% OF THOSE ITEMS ARE

FUNCTIONAL PIECES OF ART THAT

YOU CAN USE IN EVERY DAY LIFE.

THE TOOLS I USE OUT THERE, THEY

ARE CAME OUT OF THE LAMP CHIMNEY

FACTORY.

THEY ARE OVER 100 YEARS OLD.

BUT THAT'S WHAT GLASS PEOPLE DO.

THAT ASPECT OF IT DOESN'T CHANGE

A LOT.

EVERYTHING BUILT IN HERE IS

BUILT IN LAYERS OF GLASS AND

EVERYTHING IS MADE ON THESE LONG

IRON RODS.

I ALWAYS LIKE TO SAY IT'S LIKE

PUTTING SPAGHETTI ON A FORK.

YOU GO IN THIS AND TWIST IT AND

IT WILL GATHER RIGHT UP ON

THERE.

YOU START WITH A SMALL LAYER,

LIKE I SAID, ABOUT THE SIZE OF A

GOLF BALL AND THEN YOU ADD COLOR

TO IT.

THEN YOU WILL FORM A DESIGN OUT

OF THAT COLORED GLASS AND ONCE

YOU HAVE THAT, YOU WILL PUT

ANOTHER LAYER OVER TOP OF THAT,

AND THAT TRAPS THE DESIGN ON THE

INSIDE.

YOU CAN GET AS MANY LAYERS AS

YOU WANT OR AS MANY LAYERS AS

YOU CAN HANDLE AND THEN BUILD

YOUR DESIGNS AS YOU GO.

THAT'S ONE THING GLASS OFFERS.

IT OFFERS A HECK OF A CHALLENGE

AND WHEN YOU START A PIECE, YOU

HAVE GOT TO FINISH IT.

THERE'S NO PUTTING IT DOWN AND

SAYING, WELL, I WILL GO TAKE A

BREAK OR CATCH MY BREATH HERE.

YOU KNOW, IT DOESN'T WORK THAT

WAY.

YOU START IT.

YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO FINISH

IT EVENTUALLY.

YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I

THOUGHT, OKAY, I WILL MAKE THESE

GREAT BIG PIECES, AND WE WERE

ALL GEARED TOWARDS THAT, TO GET

OUR EQUIPMENT TO WE CAN DO THOSE

TYPES OF THINGS BUT I HAVE KIND

OF GO THE END AWAY FROM THAT.

I'M KIND OF OVER ALL OF THAT.

MY JOB, WHERE I THINK I AM IN

THE ART WORLD, I'M SUPPOSED TO

EDUCATE PEOPLE, SO THAT WHEN

THEY GO OUT, AND THEY SEE A

PIECE OF ART GLASS MADE BY DALE

CHIHULY OR ONE OF THESE BIG

FAMOUS ARTISTS, THEN THEY WILL

BE ABLE TO APPRECIATE THAT MUCH

MORE, FROM BEING HERE IN OUR

SHOP.

SO THAT'S A BIG THING FOR US.

JUST ABOUT EVERYONE COMES IN

HERE GETS A DEMONSTRATION.

EVEN IF YOU COME IN WITH YOUR

FAMILY AND THERE'S JUST TWO OF

YOU OR FOUR OF YOU OR A WHOLE

BUS LOAD, WE WILL SIT DOWN AND

TELL YOU HOW IT'S MADE.

THEY WILL SIT THERE AND WATCH US

FOR AN HOUR.

THEY WILL SAY, MY GOD, THIS IS

MESMERIZING, BUT THEY DON'T

UNDERSTAND TOO THAT WHILE I'M

MAKING THE PIECE, I'M ALSO BEING

MESMERIZED BY THE PIECE.

WHEN YOU MAKE A PIECE THAT YOU

ARE DOING OVER AGAIN AND OVER

AGAIN AND OVER AGAIN, IT BECOMES

I HAVE PLEASING.

I ALWAYS TOLD PEOPLE ON DAYS

WHEN THINGS ARE GOING REALLY

GOOD, I WOULD JUST AS SOON BE

SITTING HERE WORKING, THAN

SITTING HOME IN MY LA-Z-BOY

WATCHING A BALL GAME, BECAUSE IT

BECOMES SO RELAXING.

THERE'S THAT JOURNEY THAT YOU GO

THROUGH, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE YOU

ARE THE BASIC CRAFTSMAN TRYING

TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO WORK THE

TOOLS AND WHAT ANGLE TO HOLD

THEM AT AND HOW MUCH PRESSURE TO

PUT ON THEM, AND THEN ALL OF A

SUDDEN, AFTER SO MANY YEARS,

THEN YOU KIND OF GET THAT

THROUGH THE BEGINNING STAGES OF

A MASTER CRAFTSMAN AND THEN ALL

OF A SUDDEN, YOU ARE KIND OF

JUST REACTING BECAUSE YOU

JUST -- YOU START WORKING MORE

BY RHYTHM, AND THEN TO ME,

THAT'S MY WHOLE TAKE ON WHEN THE

ARTISTRY COMES IN, WHEN YOU ARE

JUST GOING BY RHYTHM.

THE OLD BUILDING, I USED TO

SPEND A LOT OF TIME JUST SITTING

THERE AND TALKING TO MY FATHER.

AND I HAD A LITTLE PERCH-LIKE

THING I WOULD SIT UP ON UP THERE

RIGHT BEHIND HIS BENCH IN THE

OLD BUILDING AND TALK TO HIM.

THE OLD BUILDING BURNT DOWN IN

1983, SO WE BUILT A BRAND NEW

STRUCTURE, RIGHT OVER THE

ORIGINAL PLACE WHERE MY DAD WAS

AT, AND I KIND OF ALWAYS

CONSIDERED THAT MY PLACE AND MY

BROTHER'S PLACE AND WE WORKED

THERE TOGETHER UP UNTIL HIS

DEATH, FOR ABOUT 25 YEARS.

AND THEN WHEN WE MADE THE MOVE

OVER TO HERE, IT'S APPLES AND

ORANGES COMPARED TO THE OLD

PLACE BUT IT'S ACTUALLY FOR THE

NEXT GENERATION, IT WILL BE

THEIR PLACE.

YES, I LOVE THE HISTORY OF IT.

I REALLY DO, MAINLY BECAUSE I

STOOD ON SOME PRETTY WIDE

SHOULDERS.

PEOPLE COME IN AND SAY, OH, WE

LOVE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE.

WELL, YOU KNOW, MY GRANDFATHER,

WHEN THEY STARTED, THEY ENTER

WENT SEVERAL WEEKS WITHOUT

CUSTOMERS EVEN COMING IN THE

BUILDING.

YOU KNOW, THE COURAGE THAT THOSE

GUYS HAD TO DO THAT, IS -- YOU

KNOW, I MEAN IT'S REALLY PRETTY

REMARKABLE, I THINK, AND I LOVE

BEING A PART OF THAT.

>> YOU CAN LEARN MORE AT

FACEBOOK.COM/ZIMMERMAN ART GLASS

BUSINESS.

AND WE ARE JOINED ONCE AGAIN MY

MARY BOWER.

SO THERE IS A TRANSPORTATION

MUSEUM LOCATED ON THE GROUNDS AS

WELL.

CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT

ABOUT THAT?

>> YES, WE HAVE A SEPARATE

BUILDING DEVOTED TO THE

TRANSPORTATION ARTIFACTS, AIR,

LAND, WATER, RAIL.

AND IT IS IN -- ADJACENT TO THE

MUSEUM, AND SO WE HAVE

EVERYTHING FROM A SEARS

AUTOMOBILE FROM 1906, TO A STEAM

PUMPER FIRE ENGINE TO A HEARSE,

A HORSE-DRAWN HEARSE FROM A

LOCAL FUNERAL HOME, TO OUR

LARGEST ARTIFACT, WHICH IS THE

MUSEUM'S TRAIN.

>> WOW!

AND IT'S ALL RIGHT HERE?

>> ALL RIGHT HERE ON THE MUSEUM

GROUNDS.

>> WELL BEING I'M, I'M REALLY INTERESTED

IN THE IMMERSEY IMMERSIVE THEATER.

WHAT CAN PEOPLE SEE THERE.

>> YOU CAN SEE TRADITIONAL

PLANETARIUM SHOWS AND THE PERSON

IS TELLING YOU WHAT YOU CAN SEE

IN THE NIGHT SKIES TONIGHT.

AND WE HAVE FILM SHOWS, NATIONAL

GEOGRAPHIC FILMS ABOUT

UNDERWATER ADVENTURES OR SPACE,

ANYTHING FROM THE DINOSAURS AT

DUSK TO A SESAME STREET

PRESENTATION FOR OUR YOUNGEST

VISITORS.

>> WELL, I DEFINITELY WANT TO

CHECK THAT OUT.

I KNOW THERE'S SO MUCH TO SEE

HERE.

I'M JUST WONDERING, WHAT IS YOUR

FAVORITE ARTIFACT OR AREA IN THE

MUSEUM.

>> WELL, I WOULD HAVE TO SAY AS

AN ART HISTORIAN, MY FAVORITES

ARE THE ART GALLERIES AND WITH

HAVE A WONDERFUL PAINTING IN THE

GALLERY, FROM AN ARTIST YOU MAY

HAVE HEARD OF, GEORGIA O'KEEFE.

SHE MADE THIS PAINTING SOON

AFTER SHE WAS MARRIED AND SHE

WAS VISITING HER HUSBAND'S

FAMILY.

AND SO SHE WENT OUT TO PAINT AND

STAYED OUT AND PAINTED FOR QUITE

A LONG TIME AND IT'S A LOVELY

LITTLE LANDSCAPE OF THE

MOUNTAINS IN NORTHERN NEW YORK.

>> WONDERFUL.

SO ARE THERE ANY BIG PLANS FOR

2020?

>> YES.

WE ARE VERY EXCITED.

WE ARE GOING TO DO A MAJOR

REINSTALLATION OF OUR PERMANENT

ART GALLERIES IN CELEBRATION OF

THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE

WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT.

WE ARE TAKING DOWN ALL OF THE

PAINTINGS THAT HAVE BEEN UP OR

ARE UP NOW AND WE ARE

RE-INSTALLING THE GALLERIES.

TWO OF THE GALLERIES WILL

FEATURE WORK BY WOMEN ARTISTS

AND THE TWO OTHER GALLERIES WILL

FEATURE WORKS FROM IMAGES OF

WOMEN FROM DIFFERENT PERIODS AND

ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

>> WHERE CAN PEOPLE ME GET

INFORMATION.

>> CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE

EMUSEUM.ORG.

>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING US.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING

HERE.

>> FINALLY, WE ARE HEAD UP TO

INDY TO SEE WHAT'S BLOOMING

INSIDE THE GARFIELD PARK

CONSERVATORY.

PRODUCER JASON PEAR HAS THE

STORY.

>> SO THE FIRST CONSERVATORY SET

IN THE FOOTPRINT WHERE WE ARE IN

NOW, BUT IT WAS A DIFFERENT

STRUCTURE.

IT WAS A WOODEN AND GLASS

VICTORIAN STRUCTURE AND LOTS OF

CURVES.

AND IT HOUSED MOSTLY ANNUAL

PLANTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR BUT

THEY FOCUSED ON HAVING A LOT OF

PLANTS IN THE WINTERTIME FOR

PEOPLE.

IT WAS MORE OF A SHOW HOUSE AS

OPPOSED TO THE TROPICAL PLANTED

FIELD THAT IT IS NOW.

IT WAS PART OF GEORGE KESSLER'S

VISION FOR THE PARKS AND

BOULEVARD SYSTEM.

HE WAS A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT OF

GERMAN DESCENT AND STUDIED UNDER

FREDERICK OLMSTED WHO DESIGNED

CENTRAL PARK AND HE WAS

COMMISSIONED BY THE CITY IN THE

EARLY 1900s, TO DESIGN THE

PARKS AND BOULEVARDS THAT WE HAD

TODAY.

HE LIKES THE CONTRAST, THE

MODERN AND THE CLASSIC, THE

FORMAL AND THE INFORMAL, A PLACE

FOR PEOPLE TO SEE DIFFERENT

TYPES OF PLANTS AND DIFFERENT

PLANTS THAT THEY DON'T NORMALLY

SEE AND PLANTS THROUGHOUT THE

YAO ERR AND HEYEAR AND HE SEEMED TO VALUE

THAT.

THERE WEREN'T, YEAH, LOCAL

GARDEN CENTERS SELLING TROPICS

FOR PEOPLE TO GROW IN THEIR HOME

THEN, AND SO THIS WAS REALLY AN

OASIS FOR PEOPLE TO COME AND SEE

SOMETHING UNUSUAL AND SEE SOME

GREEN IN THE WINTERTIME.

SO IN 1955, THEY MADE PLANS TO

REBUILD THE CONSERVATORY AND

THAT'S HOW WE HAVE THE STRUCTURE

WE HAVE TODAY.

MORE OF -- IT'S AN AN ALUMINUM

WELDED CONSERVATORY.

IT WAS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN

THE COUNTRY, VERY

STATE-OF-THE-ART AND WITH THIS

DESIGN, THEY WERE ABLE TO

ELIMINATE A LOT OF INTERIOR

STRUCTURES, THE PILLARS AND

STRUCTURES AND THIS WAS LESS

SHADE, WHICH IS IMPORTANT WHEN

YOU ARE GROWING PLANTS.

I BELIEVE IT WAS THE MID-'80s

WHEN THEY INSTALLED THE

WATERFALL BACK IN THE BACK AND

THE EARLY '90s THEY GUTTED THE

PLACE AND ADDED IN THE BED AND A

LOT OF RAIN FOREST PLANTS.

WE TRIED TO FOCUS ON HAVING A

LOT OF COLOR.

AS YOU WALK THROUGH, YOU WILL

SEE A LOT OF COLOR, NOT JUST IN

FLOWERS BUT COLORFUL LEAVES AND

COLORFUL PLANTS, BARK AND TRUNKS

AND ALL KINDS OF COLORS AND

TEXTURES FOR PEOPLE TO HELP FEEL

LIKE YOU ARE TRANSPORTED, SOME

PLACE AWAY FROM HOME.

A LOT OF THESE PLANTS ARE THINGS

YOU MAY SEE A SMALL HOUSE PLANT

VERSION, BUT YOU ARE NOT GOING

TO SEE A LOT OF THESE LARGER

PLANTS ANYWHERE IN INDIANA.

YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO HOP ON

AN AIRPLANE.

WE HAVE A REALLY LARGE ORCHID

CHECKION.

WE HAVE OVER 1,000 ORCHIDS IN

OUR COLLECTION.

NOT ALL ARE ON DISPLAY AT ONE

TIME.

A LOT OF THEM SPEND SOME OF

THEIR LIFE BACK IN OUR

PRODUCTION GREENHOUSE.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT

ORCHIDS, THEY DON'T LOOK

PARTICULARLY STUNNING WHEN THEY

ARE NOT IN BLOOM.

SO WE PUT THEM IN THE BACK.

WE WAIT FOR THEM TO BLOOM AND

PUT THEM OUT ON DISPLAY.

IT ALLOWS US TO HAVE AN EVERY

CHANGING ORCHID DISPLAY.

ANY GIVEN WEEK OR MONTH, YOU MAY

COME IN AND SEE DIFFERENT

ORCHIDS ON DISPLAY THAT IS

SOMETHING REALLY UNIQUE THAT WE

ARE ABLE TO DO HERE.

WE ALSO HAVE A LOT OF PLANTS

THAT GIVE US PRODUCTS THAT WE'RE

FAMILIAR WITH.

SO WE HAVE A CHOCOLATE TREE AND

A COFFEE TREE.

WE HAVE LOTS OF TROPICAL FRUIT

THAT PEOPLE CAN SEE AND KIND OF

CONNECT WHAT THEY CONSUME OR USE

WITH THE PLANTS THAT ACTUALLY

GIVE THEM THOSE THINGS.

IT TAKES A LOT OF WORK.

WE HAVE HORTICULTURE STAFF AND

VOLUNTEERS THAT HELP TO TAKE

CARE OF OUR PLANTS HERE.

EVERYTHING FROM THE DAY-TO-DAY

SWEEPING UP LEAVES AND GREENING

AND PRUNING AND ALL OF THE LARGE

TREES HAVE TO BE PRUNED ONCE A

YEAR.

AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR, BECAUSE IF

THEY GO THROUGH THE GLASS, THEN

WE DON'T HAVE A RAIN FOREST ANY

MORE.

A LOT OF FERTILIZING AND PEST

CONTROL AND GENERAL CARE LIKE

THAT AS WELL.

SO QUITE A BIT OF WORK.

WE STILL GET VISITORS EVERY DAY

THAT SAY THIS IS THEIR FIRST

TIME.

THIS HE HAVE LIVED IN

INDIANAPOLIS THEIR WHOLE LIFE

AND THEY DIDN'T KNOW THAT WE

WERE HERE.

THEY HAVE BEEN MEANING TO GET

HERE AND THEY JUST GOT HERE.

WE GET A LOT OF THAT.

IT'S COOL THAT PEOPLE ARE

FINDING US HERE.

WE ARE NOT TOO FAR FROM

DOWNTOWN.

A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE ARE

SURPRISED THAT SOMETHING LIKE

THIS IS KIND OF TUCKED INTO A

NEIGHBORHOOD OVER HERE.

AND THEN EYE SPECIALLY THIS TIME

OF YEAR, A LOT -- ESPECIALLY

THIS TIME OF YEAR, A LOT OF

PEOPLE COME HERE TO FEEL

REFRESHED TO FEEL SOMETHING

GREEN, TO GET A BREATH OF WARMTH

AND HUMIDITY, AND A LOT OF

PEOPLE COME JUST FOR THAT.

WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT COME, YOU

KNOW, ONCE A WEEK ON THEIR LUNCH

BREAKS JUST TO KIND OF RESET

THEMSELVES, PEOPLE THAT WILL

BRING A BOOK AND SIT AND READ,

PEOPLE THAT WILL BRING THEIR

KIDS AND LET THEM WALK AROUND

AND SEE THE FISH, WHEN THERE'S

NOTHING TO DO OUTSIDE THIS TIME

OF YEAR.

WE'RE STILL KIND OF MEETING

KESSLER'S VISION FOR A PLACE FOR

PEOPLE TO COME AND SEE A BOW ON

THATTICCAL COLLECTION --

BOTANICAL COLLECTION 12 MONTHS

OUT OF THE YEAR.

>> AND THIS IS ONE OF MY

FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT IN

INDIANA, AND INDIANAPOLIS,

SPECIFICALLY.

THEIR SUNKEN GARDENS ARE

BEAUTIFUL.

IT'S A GREAT PLACE TO GO IN THE

SPRING AND THE FALL AND THE

SUMMER AND ESPECIALLY THERE THE

WINTER AND RESPITE WHEN IT'S TOO

COLD TO GO SOMEWHERE OUTSIDE.

IT'S A BEAUT UHL IF BEAUTIFUL SPACE TO GO

VISIT.

IF YOU WANT TO PLAN YOUR VISIT,

YOU CAN GET ALL THE INFO AT

GARFIELDGARDENSCONSERVATORY.ORG.

>> WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO STAY

CONNECTED WITH US.

JUST HEAD ON OVER TO "JOURNEY

INDIANA.ORG."

THERE YOU CAN SEE FULL EPISODES,

CONNECT WITH US ON FACEBOOK AND

YOUTUBE AND SUGGEST STORIES FROM

YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS.

BEFORE WE SAY GOOD-BYE, LET'S

TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AROUND THE

GARFIELD PARK CONSERVATORY.

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