With 152 acres of gardens and grounds, spending the day at the Indianapolis Museum of Art is both educational and fun. It is among the 10 largest and 10 oldest encyclopedic art museums in the United States. The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) features significant collections of African, American, Asian, European and contemporary art, as well as a newly established collection of design arts. The IMA offers visitors an expansive view of arts and culture through its collection of more than 54,000 works of
art that span 5,000 years of history from across the world’s continents. The collections include paintings, sculpture, furniture and design objects, prints, drawings and photographs, as well as textiles and costumes.
Collection highlights include:
The most comprehensive group of Neoimpressionist paintings in the United States
featuring the work of Georges Seurat and his followers.
The best collection in North America of Pont-Aven paintings by Paul Gauguin and his followers and the finest collection of Pont-Aven School prints in the world.
One of the most significant collections of works by J.M.W. Turner outside of Great Britain.
Outstanding collections of Japanese Edo-period paintings and Chinese ceramics.
One of the most ambitious and vigorous programs for contemporary art and design at an encyclopedic museum.
Recognizing the inherent connections between art, design and nature, the IMA offers visitors experiences at the Museum, in 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, which is one of the largest contemporary art parks in the United States, and at Oldfields–Lilly House and Gardens, a historic Country Place Era estate on the IMA’s grounds.
Located at 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana the IMA and Lilly House are open Tuesday through Saturday, 11a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 pm.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The IMA is
closed Mondays and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days. For more information visit their website at www.imamuseum.org.