Indianapolis Museum Of Art, Indianapolis
About Indianapolis Museum Of Art, Indianapolis
Indianapolis Museum Of Art, Indianapolis - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 4000 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208, United States
Ticket Price: 18 USD
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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This museum is the 9th oldest and 8th largest encyclopedic museum in the US. This museum was established as the Art Association of Indianapolis in 1883.
The exhibits you can look for here are-
- The permanent collection of arts and sculptures including African, American, European and Asian pieces. The important ones comprise of the Neo- Impressionist paintings, Japanese paintings of the Edo period, Chinese works of ceramics and bronzes, notable works of Paul Gauguin and the Pont Avent School, a large collection of A.M.W. Turner and a lovely contemporary art collection. The other fields showcased include textiles, fashion arts and modern designs.
- 100 Acres: Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park- This estate includes wetlands, woodlands, lakes and hiking trails. An exploration along these will also include a look into the open air contemporary art collection.
- Oldfields Lilly House and Gardens- It is a historic estate and a house museum. This was the house of the famous businessman, collector and philanthropist named J.K. Lilly, Jr.
- Miller House and Gardens- This is a mid- century modern house that belonged to an American industrialist, collector and architect named J. Irwin Miller and his wife.
- Westerley- This is a 4 storey mansion that once belonged to Dr. George H. A. Clowes and his wife Edith and their sons. The mansion consists of 20 rooms, a carriage house, a green house and beautiful lawns.
Indianapolis Museum Of Art Information
- The IMA Cafe and Museum Store are open duringregular museum hours.
- There are drink fountains, a café and a museum store here but outside food and drinks are not allowed.
- Big backpack, luggage and big umbrellas are not allowed.
- Photography without flashlight is allowed except where prohibited. Photography and videos for commercial purposes are not allowed.
- Do not touch any piece of art here.
- Audio tours are available here.
- Keep your phones in the silent mode and please do not receive calls when you are inside the museum.
- Museum is wheelchair accessible.
- Wifi is free here.
- They have a public phone facility here.
- First aid rooms, strollers, lockers and family restrooms are also available.
Indianapolis Museum Of Art Ticket Prices
- IMA Members- FREE.
- Ages 5 & under- FREE.
- Children ages 6-17- $10.
How To reach Indianapolis Museum Of Art by Public Transport
- Bus number 34 till Michigan Street and 38th Street.
Restaurants Near Indianapolis Museum Of Art
- IMA Cafe
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Indianapolis Museum Of Art, Indianapolis Reviews - Write a Review
The Indianapolis Museum of Art was amazing! With four floors to explore, I suggest coming well rested and perhaps with some coffee. I really enjoyed the modern art and the Picasso pieces. There is also a garden area to explore but it was too cold when I went. There were lots of friendly docents around to answer questions or provide more information about pieces. Also, plenty of places to sit down to rest or to spend time looking at a piece.
Huge place, varied art, lovely gardens. 3 stars instead of 5 for these reasons: 1. They made me carry my backpack purse on one shoulder, which causes shoulder pain. Thus, a backpack purse! 2. The toilets are so water efficient they do not provide a full flush. Yucky. 3. A member of staff in the modern art section was extremely intrusive, thus spoiling the experience. 4. She made me put my water bottle in my purse, even though security everywhere else was fine with it. 5. The food quality did not warrant the high price and the tables were dirty. We had to ask someone to clean them.
Since moving here in 2006 I've only walked through the whole museum once. I typically come here for the special movie events like B-Movie Bingo, the Internet Cat Video Festival, and Summer Nights Film Fest. Every now and then I'll visit a new exhibit and they are put together very well, but I love the effort they put into the special programming to celebrate the arts in unique ways. The grounds are also an incredible outdoor experience. Try walking the whole trail around the lake! Overall this is a very fun place to visit with friends!
I could literally spend all day here and not see everything. They have amazing artists (Warhol, Picasso, Rembrandt, Monet...). The museum has several floors. It is very clean and well staffed. The cost is very good ($18 per person the day we went. Not sure if that is normal pricing or not.) I love this museum and I will be back!
The museum is fantastic; there is truly something for everyone at this museum. The only reason why this museum did not get 5 stars is because of one of the guards. We were the only people in the Impressionist section and one guard insisted of following us around the section; its very unsettling. He was roughly two to three feet away from us the entire time and you can't really enjoy artwork or anything for that matter if someone is standing behind you gawking at you the entire time. All the other guards were very nice and pleasant to talk to.
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