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Indianapolis Museum of Art

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wonderful experience

In addition to some great art work, I really enjoyed the modern furniture exhibit. In the summer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barbara R
A total experience!

The art exhibits are first rate, the grounds and gardens a real getaway, and the food delicious... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brownsburg, Indiana
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With a collection of more than 54,000 works of art, an early-20th-century estate, 152 acres of gardens and grounds, including an outdoor art and nature park, the IMA campus offers experiences that feed both the heart and mind.
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4000 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4196
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In addition to some great art work, I really enjoyed the modern furniture exhibit. In the summer the grounds and beer garden are a must see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The art exhibits are first rate, the grounds and gardens a real getaway, and the food delicious. We were there for a wedding reception at Newfield's and it couldn't have been more welcoming or elegant!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum with my preteen daughter. Had a great time, there is something art wise for everyone to love. Staff were very hospitable and we plan on coming back again next time we visit Indy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank refworm
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Definitely worth a visit. Wonderful art collections beautifully displayed. Lovely grounds and greenhouses. Great cafe.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoliveB
Reviewed November 6, 2018

IMA has an excellent and very large collection. I focused on the contemporary and modern collection and was very impressed. What is exceptional about IMA, is that in addition to the main complex, the museum is situated on 100 acres of park, including sculpture gardens,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The museum is large and has a wide variety of exhibits plus traveling exhibits. The Lilly house is an excellent example of an historic mansion from the early 1900s. Be sure to visit the Lilly house, not just the art museum

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We were visiting family in Indy and spent an afternoon at the IMA/Newfields. It was a beautiful museum with something for everyone on the art lover spectrum. The grounds was lovely and wished we had visited either earlier in the summer or after the snow...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank carolanneliseb
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

This art museum is a wonderful surprise hidden in the southern part of the city. The campus is beautifully landscaped with adequate parking. Once inside you are presented with small, but well-planned exhibits. The staff is pleasant and well informed about the displays. There is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pam K
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Such an important resource to Indianapolis and look forward to their next major exhibit, it has been a while since they had one

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

One of the great things about smaller art museums in smaller cities is the absence of the hordes of tourists that make it impossible to see, let alone enjoy, anything on the walls. IMA at Newfields has tons of space and a pretty interesting, if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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March 28, 2018|
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Response from Nan E | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, but it would be wise to call Newfields (their new name) just to be sure.
March 3, 2018|
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Response from midwesterner5 | Reviewed this property |
The one thing I add is how we felt last summer. Wow, steep admission price, I remember feeling. Totally different sense at the end. Because there is so much to do -- many kinds of gardens, the Lilly house, etc. We were... More
January 14, 2018|
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Yes, there are Renaissance paintings.
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Athens, Georgia
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I've read several of the postings on the King Tut Exhibit at the Museum of Art in Ft. Lauderdale. There appears to be mixed response. Any one else who has seen it care to sign in on the topic? We're considering coming from GA which will involve the expense of a flight, a rental car, a hotel, and tickets to the exhibit. What say you? Worth the trouble and the money?
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Thanks, Formerbuck. I checked the Website you suggested and found it full of info'. We've just about decided to take in the Exhibit...and your other suggestions sound great. You must know how to have fun!
Dallas, Texas
Indianapolis Museum of Art (4 Replies)
I'll be in town next Tuesday for the first time with about 3 hours to spare in the afternoon and wanted to see the IMA. Any suggestions as to what are the best sections, personal favorites you can point me to, things I shouldn't miss? And what about the new Art and Nature Park? Should I save some time for that? I won't be able to do it all so I'm looking for some direction. Thanks, Mark
July 08, 2010|
Response fromMissyMeg|
I love the IMA, but I haven't seen the new Art and Nature Park yet, so I can't comment on that. The gardens and grounds around the IMA and Lilly house are lovely, and I've always enjoyed walking through them. My favorite collections are the impressionist paintings. With 3 hours, you could just wander around the museum, stopping to enjoy collections that appeal to you, and passing quickly through those that don't. If you get tired of being indoors, take a walk outside through the gardens. Hope...More
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Well, I've been suggesting The Cape Cod Museum of Art and their Artful Thursdays for a while. We went yesterday and here's what we found out. Your experience will vary. We arrived early for the 2PM docent tour and found out that it was supposed to be at 1PM but that the newspaper has not corrected their error. It was a beautiful beach day so the docent didn't have anyone at 1 and was happy to take us on a private 1.5 hour tour of the sculptures and paintings. Not only did we learn more about...More
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