Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 North Michigan Road , Indianapolis, IN, USA
www.imamuseum.org - (317) 923-1331
Indianapolis Museum of Art Reviews
Impressive Works of Art from around the World May 09, 2011
Located north of Michigan Street, near Butler campus, the Indianapolis Museum of Art is an impressive and all inviting attraction. It is hard to believe that entrance is absolutely free. My first thought was, how can it be free, how to they cover costs and over heads? Many such museums normally charge an entrance fee. I visited the museum with a few travbuddies during the Indianapolis Travbuddy meet-up Weekend in May. A few of us drove over there after a tour of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
This particular museum has an impressive display of textile art as well as photography, canvas and household collectibles from an era long gone. From the ancient to contemporary art, it boasts of art from European Neo-impressionists, and American impressionists, included also were American furniture and abstract art. I spent most of my time in this section of the museum as I was taken in by the beautiful portraits of women and children in oil on canvas. Such sizes as one would find in the world renowned museums like the Louvre and hermitage, or in old aristocratic homes in Europe and Asia. Due to time constraints, I was unable to see the African art and the Japanese Endo -paintings. Their twentieth century European collection included works by Picasso, Emile Bernard, Leger, Metzinger and Ultrillo.
The outside gardens are outstanding, the display of art and the combination of water fountain and flowers in bloom are a sight to see. This is a must see for the art lovers, nothing short of brilliant. Access to the museum should be pretty easy, we took a longer route getting to it only because we were new in town and needed a little help getting there. I wish I had spent more time in the garden.
I would recommend this museum for families, couples, individual travelers, students and all art lovers. The non-art lover would definitely be inspired.
Entrance Fess: FREE
PS: Do not leave for tomorrow what you can accomplish today.
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