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Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis

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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 onĀ 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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  • Spent 2 1/2 hours here and regret not having more time. Could have spent the entire day and not run out of things to see We are from out of town on a national tour so only have limited time to ourselv...  more »
  • Wonderful selection of master pieces and laid out very well. Really enjoy this museum and the nice people they have in each gallery who can be very informative if you choose to interact with them. Esp...  more »
  • An all time favorite place to go in Indy. Enjoy the indoors, but do not miss the grounds and the Lilly House, and all of the beautiful gardens, or the 100 acres. You could spend days there and not see...  more »
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  • Big museum with a lot of interesting art pieces and big grounds to stroll through. If you take your time you can easily spend a day here.
  • 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!
  • The gardens are a must see! I'm a big fan of spending an evening here. The collections have something for everyone. Go! My only complaint is the people who work here. They watch you like a hawk, and will bark at you if you look like you might be getting too close to the art. I've seen this happen over and over, and it's even happened to me, someone cautious and respectful. So just be warned.
  • 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!!
  • There's always something new to do at IMA! From special exhibits to guest lectures to movie nights on the lawn to local theater, this museum has it going on! We especially love their film programs, like b-movie bingo and seasonal events like the screening of "Scream" out on the lawn (with local food trucks and Sun King brewery).