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Indianapolis Museum of Art

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Winterlights was enjoyable enough, needs more theme development.

I am a member of IMA and finally got to see the Winterlights show on the last Saturday. There were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
Winter Lights Display

The IMA starts decorating in September for the Winter Lights show at Newfields. It runs from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Morgan W
Noblesville, 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
+1 317-923-1331
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a member of IMA and finally got to see the Winterlights show on the last Saturday. There were some very impressive trees covered from top to bottom in lights, it must have taken many hours to cover some of those trees! the light...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The IMA starts decorating in September for the Winter Lights show at Newfields. It runs from the Friday after Thanksgiving to January 6th. It's usually sold out, too. This year my hubsnad and I were lucky to get reservations. The lights, music, and volunteers were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Morgan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lighting display combined with music and other activities made a trip to Winterlights absolutely wonderful. What gorgeous lighting displays! This is definitely a visit we will make again next winter.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Winterlights at the Indianapolis Art Museum was a joyous experience. It was artistic and beautiful. Thank you!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What I liked was they had a taste of everything. If you were trying to do someone different periods in art and styles this place has it. It is not overwhelming in size so you can take your time and see it all if you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t miss this great art stop in Indy! And the Winterlights if timing is right. The Lilly House and sculpture park are enjoyable as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove an hour and a half to get to the museum to see the advertised million and a half lights in the outdoor display. The light displays were wonderful and well above expectations. The entire operation is first-class and well organized from ticket taking to...More

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

we visited for winterlights. first buy your tickets online. you will save alot of money. this place is really neat. you could see a big difference of stuff added for the second year. my wife loved the beer that was availble. a must see in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

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 December 1, 2018

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
Thank jps1980
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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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Response from Stuffylou | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are Renaissance paintings.
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Athens, Georgia
King Tut exhibit (4 Replies)
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?
January 05, 2006|
Response fromWheelsaturning|
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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A review: Artful Thursdays: Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis (0 Replies)
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
August 28, 2009|