Museums >Indianapolis Museum Of Art
1200 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN | Directions 4620839.824686 -86.182902
Neighborhoods: Central Indianapolis
Expanding ready in 2005 – I wish I would have known they were doing construction which, will be ready in 2005. The finished part is beautiful. The collection currently only goes up to the French Impressionism era. Which, was kind of disappointing. The IMA is a great place to bring a date. The have it set up so you can walk right up to the pictures. Security gaurds roam each room and watch carefully so no one will touch but, the expierence is one of a kind. I think it would be nice to see the grounds in the spring/ summer. I am sure when the construction is finished IMA will be one of the best in the country.
One of the country's oldest museums houses a collection of celebrated sculptures and paintings and hosts spectacular outdoor gardens. – The Scene
It's one of the prettiest places in Indy with 152 acres of trails, gardens, a greenhouse and statues surrounding a beautiful 19th-century building. Two restaurants on the grounds, the Museum Cafe and Garden on the Green, make for elegant luncheons. Visit either gift shop, one in the main building and one in the greenhouse, for a memento of your visit.
You may have seen Robert Indiana's stacked-letter "Love" sculpture on a poster but don't miss the real thing. Artistic highlights include Gaugin's "Landscape near Arles," and works by Leger, Monet, Pissarro and Warhol. The museum houses the largest collection of J.M.W. Turner's watercolors outside of Great Britain. The Eiteljorg Gallery of African Art features thousands of pieces including Congolese masks and wooden sculptures from the Ivory Coast.
It's not free – It is not free but is more than worth the money
Not For Kids! – I love the art museum -- except that children are definitely NOT made welcome. The collections are great. However, when I took my well-behaved and curious children to the museum, my son (6) was very sad that he could not see any of the works on display, as they were hung at an adult eye level. When I picked him up so that he could see something other than wall, a security guard informed me that it is not permissible to carry anything -- including children -- through the museum, due to fears that the artwork would be damaged. When I asked what remedy there could be for my son, I was informed that I could bring him back on family day. So I would rate the art museum great for a date or a night out, but not a great family attraction until the kids are in high school.
Tsar None – Gift of the Tsars another great exhibit by the museum. Can't go wrong recommending this museum.
ART WITH SERIOUS BTU'S – IN ADDITION TO GETTING CULTURE FOR FREE, THE MUSEUM AIR CONDITIONING IS SECOND TO NONE AS FAR AS COMFORT...CHILLY!!! PLUS A LOT OF THE SPECIAL EXHIBITS ARE WORTH THE TRIP...
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