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“Great building; great contemporary art”

Indianapolis Museum of Art
Ranked #5 of 173 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great building; great contemporary art”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed a long visit there. Weather not conducive to a garden walk, tho I understand that is lovely. Mostly, the contemporary art was an eye-opener - a really engaging collection, wonderfully displayed.

Visited January 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent way to spend a Saturday afternoon”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

My Grand daughter loves it here. They cjange the displays enough to keep you coming back and kids learn so much by going here

Visited December 2012
Thank Joseph L
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful family oriented”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

This was a great day when my husband and I took our young children to the museum. At first I was a little worried that they wouldn't enjoy it because of their age but they loved it. We ended up taking them to the summer time outdoor movie and it was a memorable evening!

Visited October 2012
Thank Angela M
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Easton, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Quality and variety”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

I'm going to enjoy any museum with some Monet, a little Rodin, and classy architecture. The Indianapolis Museum was very well designed--it's a nice combination of classical and modern. The layout of the inside is great: as you walk it allows you to easily see everything without having to double back and make sure you didn't miss any rooms.
The parking was $5, but there is no entrance fee. There is a coat room as well as lockers you can put in a quarter to use. Curators/guides are plentiful and they are eager to answer you questions. All of these things helped make the visit very convenient.
My favorite thing about this museum was the level of care and detail put into the placards describing each picture--in addition to the basic artist/title/origin/date there was a great amount of interesting detail. The text was well-written and worth the read every time.

Visited January 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Not the biggest or the best in the world, but this is a great museum, with both indoor and outdoor exhibits I would suggest a summertime visit for the best experience.

Visited June 2012
Thank Derek P
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