Indianapolis, IN 46208
About Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA)
Housed on meandering bucolic grounds with meticulously manicured gardens, this beautiful museum offers a visual experience that extends beyond the traditional confines of art viewing. It holds a collection of 42,000 works that span the range and scope of art history. Japanese, African, Native American art, the list goes on. The 100-acre Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, featuring numerous sculptures behind the IMA, has put Indianapolis on a larger cultural map. The Toby Theatre enables the IMA to host all sorts of events, including those events focused on film, such as the Indianapolis International Film Festival. All this, and you can get a nourishing and delicious bite to eat at the museum’s Nourish Café, headed up by chef Ty Hunt. Just don’t climb on Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” sculpture!
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We've asked this question five times over the past twenty years, and each time you give us the same answer. The iconic "LOVE" sculpture by Rob…
IMA curator Sarah Urist Green presents an exhibit of over 150 Warhol originals, including paintings, prints, and video, all reflecting the artists' trademark obsession with the material world.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art will be open on New Year
’s Day to accommodate visitors to the Andy Warhol Enterprises exhibit before it closes on Sunday, January 2.
Sharing food with the one you love has long been a symbol of both intimacy and sensuality. No better time than Valentine's Day to participate in the age-old tradition.
This week the Indianapolis Museum of Art opens
Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial,
a 20-year retrospective of one of America's greatest artists.
We have it all this weekend, from comedy to dance to visual art to bicycles, even a plunge in the (probably) frigid waters of Eagle Creek Reservoir.
This new exhibition at the IMA proves Dial to be an artist who seems to compelled to see just how much meaning a work of art can hold.
The Arts Council of Indianapolis announced the recipients of the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship for 2011-2012. Dan talks with winner Lori Miles.
Textiles and clothing on display in the IMA's 'Material World' exhibit spark the imagination and communicate cultural significance.
The IMA has been selected by the State Department to oversee the U.S. Pavillion at the 54th international art exhibition.
Indy's summer movie options include great festivals, midnight screenings, outdoor viewing and a host of campy cult classics.
We have a little bit of everything, from dance (at the IMA and White Rabbit) to comedy (Kevin Pollak) to Beethoven to the one-year anniversary of the 100 Acres.
The Aphasia Dance Company performs a mesmerizing show pairing synchronized human movement with electronic music.
The much anticipated National Geographic 'Treasures of the Earth' exhibit opens at the Indianapolis Children's Museum with dazzling and historic results.
In addition to new offerings at the Children's Museum and Conner Prairie, these ongoing exhibits and experiences are must-sees for your summer.
With Indiana Black Expo, the summer A
E season really starts to heat up. We look forward also to a new IMA exhibit as well as a food-oriented Jabberwocky.
New exhibit features 100+ pieces of West African sculpture done in copper alloy, terra-cotta and stone, most created between the 12th and 15th centuries.
The opening night of the IFF was held at the Toby, and featured a compelling film called Another Earth, a hint of films to come for this festival, which lasts until July 24.
It may be the dog days of summer, Indy but that doesn't mean you can't find great arts events to keep you cool this weekend (in and out of doors).
The closing night of the 2011 Indy Film Fest included remarks from IFF President Craig Mince and Mayor Greg Ballard, plus a screening of
Those Amazing Shadows.
Despite the heat, the bicycle race season is getting into full swing, or full spoke, or whatever you
’d call it, with Indy Indie’s “Wild in the Streets” event on Saturday.
New video art and three nights' worth of electronic music acts highlight the inaugural Outsound festival, taking place Aug. 10-12 at the IMA and Big Car Service Center.
The new resident of the IMA's Indy Island is an art student, but she's focusing on cleaning the lake's water with an approach involving mushroom spores.
Videos by Robert Cauble, Kota Ezawa and Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz on view at the IMA include a twist on
Alice in Wonderland.
This Indianapolis-based artist has a playful and world-class exhibition at the IMA, with exquisitely designed and fastidiously crafted sculptures, photographs and videos.
Kaleidoscopes, puppets, harps, ballerinas and good food: Video from the annual Penrod Arts Fair at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
McCutcheon talks about his show at the IMA detailing his transformation and journey with his son through images of the 1960's space program and hot-rod culture.
The weather was beautiful at the 45th Annual Penrod Arts Fair on Saturday as art, food and music lovers explored the grounds of the IMA.
Maxwell L. Anderson, CEO and director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art for the past five-and-a-half years, will leave the museum at the close of 2011.
It's a measure of Anderson's impact that many of us have gotten used to thinking of the IMA as the go-to destination for a cosmopolitan perspective on visual arts
Like him or not, we'll miss Maxwell Anderson in the director's seat at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He didn'='t just make the IMA vibrant - he made it indispensable.
Anderson's five-and-a-half years at the IMA were marked by successes on both the local and international art scenes, as well as conflicts over personnel management.
Tuttle talks about his tattoos for Janis Joplin, his Annie Liebovitz shoot and his visit to Samoa ahead of his appearance as part of Spirit
Place Saturday at the IMA.
An interview with Charles Burnett, the greatest American director you've never heard of, who will present his first feature film, 'Killer of Sheep,' Thursday at the IMA.
The decade-old cinematic celebration of the LGBT community returns this weekend to its now-comfy homes at the IMA and IUPUI Campus Center.
Max Anderson's announcement that he was leaving the top post at the Indianapolis Museum of Art brought to a close a transformative chapter in the museum's history.
The IMA introduces the Buddhism-inspired, ink-on-paper art of Japanese artist Tawara Yusaku to the western world with a five-star exhibition open through April.
This engaging overview of Native American art, created by the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, includes radiant feather masks and dance skirts with layers of finesse.
NUVO music blogger Grant Catton ranks the top eight shows he attended in the Indy area this year.
Talking classic film and Technicolor with Eric Grayson, projectionist for IMA's Winter Nights film series, which kicks off Friday with a double bill.
In week three of Theban play rehearsals, NoExit faces a casting nightmare when five actors need to be replaced, including a pregnant Ismene and an injured Eurydice.
Elements from the IMA-curated U.S. Pavilion at 2011's Venice Biennale are making their Indy debut, including a piece featuring a gymnast and an airline seat.
Taken out of the context of Allora
Calzadilla's 2011 Venice Biennale exhibition,
Body in Flight (Delta)
registers as dismayingly slight.
The two-man collaborative team of Aziz + Cucher has crafted a show three years in the making at the IMA.
Listen up: Paul Tukey's natural approach to lawn care can improve the health of your yard, your family, your pets and the environment.
The NoExit crew has made it to rehearsals for the third piece in the Theban Plays puzzle: 'Antigone,' directed by Georgeanna Smith and first staged at the IMA in 2009.
The experience of watching a play on the IMA grounds was a pleasure, but NoExit's reinterpretation of 'Oedipus Rex' as a reality TV show was less than the sum of its parts.
Ryan Ruckman's terse, laconic Oedipus seemed more at home in 'Oedipus at Colonus,' which chronicles the once king's exile, than Theban Play opener 'Oedipus Rex.'
'Snapshot,' opening Friday at the IMA, features rare photographs taken by painters and printmakers fascinated with a new-fangled gadget: the Kodak camera.
Two documentary shorts - one about black baseball in Indiana, the other on stunt driver Lucky Teter - made for a perfect doubleheader at Indy Film Fest.
Opening tonight, Graphite explores the novel, inventive ways in which the titular material has been used over the past 50 years. Curator Sarah Urist Green tells us more.
Joyce Hinterding's sound installation, Kim Jones's sprawling war drawing and Robert Longo's drawings of famous artworks impress in an excellent new show at the IMA.
Common concerns such as the oneness of God and the celebration of beauty in all its forms infuse an exhibition of Islamic art across the ages with a remarkable consistency.
Zoll's large-scale paintings, which she created by pouring black latex paint on drywall and letting it congeal, bear resemblance to lava fields.
A retrospective of the most famous living artist on its first U.S. tour. The IMA's biggest exhibition in terms of square footage. Curator Sarah Green gives NUVO a preview.
'Straight,' one of Ai's pieces inspired by the Sichuan earthquake, decries the age-old tendency to devalue human life in the pursuit of power and wealth.
Staffers and curators at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, including department heads in design and contemporary art, are resigning in the wake of budget cuts and layoffs.
A new Matisse exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art presents the artist as a multimedia revolutionary. The museum's new CEO hopes it'll be a blockbuster.
The question at hand: Is this borrowed body of work, drawn from the Baltimore Museum of Art's extensive Matisse collection, packaged in a fresh, engaging way?
Among the questions on the table: How do the risks we take with money compare to the risks we take with love?
The Essential Robert Indiana, opening Feb. 16 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, draws attention to autobiographical elements in the 85-year-old pop artist's work.
When I'm at the zither, or the keyboard, or singing, I drop into a deeper sense of chi, life force. I practice a conscious awareness of a field that is much larger than the place that I'm playing, much larger than the venue, the country, the planet.
This is why we love ya, Indy: you’re so damn classy. Of all the places you could’ve picked to dine outdoors, you chose to be surrounded by cul…
There are some great cars in this exhibit that focuses on the idea of the dream car driving innovation, which the powers-that-be at the IMA are hoping will drive membership.
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Curated by guest curator Elisabeth Smith
Brett Weston was a master of black-and-white photography who used his camera to capture increasingly-abstract forms in the world around him. T…