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Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis

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4.5/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
With a collection of over 54,000 African, American, Asian, and European works spanning 5,000 years, Indianapolis Museum of Art is the eighth-largest encyclopedic art museum in the United States. Established in 1883, it is the ninth oldest too. Visit international contemporary art exhibits and galleries of European paintings, sculptures, prints, and decorative arts. Find the statuette of a striding Egyptian official from the third millennium BCE. See African and Oceanic ritual masks and Native American child moccasins. Built on 62 hectares (152 acres) of land, the museum also features wooded areas, wetlands, open fields, a lake, hiking trails, and a florist. Add Indianapolis Museum of Art to your Indianapolis travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Indianapolis trip itinerary builder.
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  • Yes, it's Indiana and you'd think all we have is cornfields, but this museum is very entertaining. They have a nice base of exhibits, my favorite is industrial design which the kids always like too. T...  read more »
  • The exhibit of Indiana artists was totally engaging! So glad we had the headsets because the narrative was very informative, not too lengthy, but just right. Fashion designers Bill Blass and Halston w...  read more »
  • Special quilt exhibit is very good, well presented, exquisite examples of a Hoosier talent and entrepreneur. Furniture and design objects exhibit very good, such style and creativity in 'ordinary' obj...  read more »
  • The IMA is simply fantastic! There is so much to see here. Wonderfully curated permanent collections, fantastic always changing modern art displays, so many special exhibits. Always something new to see! Many hands on activities for kids and, of course the Hundred Acre Wood. Movies on the lawn in the summer are definitely a fun way to spend an evening. Have been a member for 4 years now and it is worth it!
  • They have great staff, friendly people who are always eager to help you. The food is good and the arts are amazing. A must see. Don't forget to check out the Lilly house!!
  • 18 dollars is a lot. I don't know a lot about art but my girlfriend and I went. The garden is kinda lame. The putt putt was fun, but it was really hot outside. The staff watches you really intensely, and we were just a young couple, so if you have kids good luck. The café is pretty good. Not over priced.
  • My home art museum, the IMA is renowned for its textile exhibits and it's expansive gardens. This is a perfect mid-size museum.
  • The TSA needs to assimilate this staff. 5 stars for the art and the grounds, but if you have children with will be watched and followed. This detracted from the experience of seeing great works. Maybe Thomas Crowne stole some works from here as one staff actually asked me what have you got in your pockets! They were too suspicious.
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