United States

4000 Michigan Road

Phone: 317-920-2660
Fax: 317-931-1978

Indianapolis Museum Of Art

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is among the largest and oldest general art museums in the United States. Founded in 1883, the Museum now boasts a permanent collection of more than 50,000 works of art that span the range and scope of art history. In addition to housing its world-class art collections, the Museum is also a premier showcase for national and international exhibitions.
For more than 120 years the Museum has served the community through its collections and programs. Most recently it has completed a building project that improved visitor access and amenities and created new gallery space for display of the Museum's collections. The building expansion has several components, the most visible of which are the Efroymson Entrance Pavilion, the Wood Gallery Pavilion and the Deer-Zink Events Pavilion.
The Efroymson Entrance Pavilion serves as the primary point of visitor access to the Indianapolis Museum of Art and its collections, exhibitions and programs. The Wood Gallery Pavilion provides 50 percent more display space for the collections and offers improved visitor amenities, including two new restaurants, an expanded museum shop and significant new spaces for educational programs. The Deer-Zink Events Pavilion is a venue for special events and selected IMA public programs.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art is the cornerstone of the IMA’s three complementary parts, which also include the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park and Oldfields–Lilly House & Gardens. With unique art experiences, including the new Davis X Room and Star Studio, the Indianapolis Museum of Art is a place where people of all ages can explore and understand the connecti... [ Read all ]

 Permanent Collection Highlights (4)

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Permanent Collection

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is among the largest general art museums in the U.S., with a collection of 50,000 works that spans the range and scope of art history. Highlights include the Samuel Josefowitz Collection of Gauguin and the School of Pont-Aven; the Holliday Collection of Neo-Impressionism, featuring the work of Georges Seurat and his followers; the largest collection of works by J.M.W. Turner outside of Great Britain; one of the most outstanding collections of Japanese Edo-period paintings in the nation; and more than 2,000 objects in the African art collection. Other important collections include Chinese ceramics, West Asian rugs and contemporary studio glass.


AfroCuba: Works on Paper, 1968–2003
All Dressed Up: The Latest Additions
Giovanni Bellini and the Art of Devotion
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: Everything Is Separated by Water
Off the Wall: RothStauffenberg
Pop Art Prints
Prints from Paris: Vollard Editions
Star Studio Exhibition: William Rasdell: African Roots in Cuban Soil
The Other Side of the Mirror: Prints from S.W. Hayter’s Atelier 17
West African Ceramic Vessels

Exhibitions (1)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

April 2007
Indiana Artist's Club Annual Exhibition

May 2007
The Camera’s Coast

June 2007
A Golden Legacy: Greek and Roman Jewelry from the Burton Y. Berry Collection at the Indiana University Art Museum
Piranesi’s Views of Rome
Dior: The King of Couture
Nature Holds My Camera: Video Art by Sam Easterson

July 2007
German Expressionist Prints

September 2007
Roman Art from the Louvre

November 2007
Off the Wall: Adrian Schiess


General admission to IMA, including the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Lilly House, is free. Admission may be charged to selected special exhibitions shown in the Allen Whitehill Clowes Special Exhibition Gallery.

Opening hours

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday and Friday: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday: noon to 5:00 pm

Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days.

Getting there

The IMA is l ocated at 4000 Michigan Road. The IMA's main entrance, located on the west side of the street, is approximately one block north of the intersection of 38th Street and Michigan Road. The main entrance is marked by a traffic light. Parking, including in the underground garage, is free.

Take I-65 South to the Martin Luther King Jr. Street exit (#117). Turn left (north) on Martin Luther King Jr. Street and travel approximately 1.1. miles, continuing north through the intersection of 38th Street and Martin Luther King. Note: North of the intersection of MLK and 38th Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Street becomes Michigan Road. Turn left at the traffic light at 4000 Michigan Road onto the IMA grounds.

Exit the IMA right (south) onto Michigan Road and travel approximately 1.1 miles south (through the 38th Street intersection where Michigan Road becomes Martin Luther King Jr. Street) to the ramp for I-65 North. Merge right onto I-65 North ramp and follow signs.

I-74 West to I-465 North via exit 94. Merge onto I-70 West via exit 44A. Merge onto I-65 North toward Chicago via exit 83B. Take 29th Street/30th Street exit 116 to 30th Street. Turn left (west) onto 30th Street and travel approximately one-third mile to Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Street. Turn right (north) onto Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street and travel approx. 1.1 miles. Note: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street becomes Michigan Road north of the 38th Street intersection. Turn left at the traffic light at 4000 Michigan Road that marks the main entrance to the IMA.

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Wheelchair-accessible spaces are located adjacent to the Museum entrances within the parking garage and in surface lots on the IMA grounds. Wheelchairs and child strollers are available at the Museum of Art's reception desk, located on the ground level inside the Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion. Sound augmentation systems are available upon request.

A complimentary Coat Check will be available in the Museum's Efroymson Entrance Pavilion. Coats, sweaters, jackets, etc. must be worn, not carried or tied around the neck or waist. To protect works of art, and purses should be left in Coat Check and backpacks must be carried, not worn on the back. Also available at the Coat Check are wheelchairs for use within the Museum.

The IMA and Wolfgang Puck proudly present Puck’s, featuring innovative cuisine and exceptional service. Wolfgang has developed a menu that includes “Weiner Schnitzel

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Spend the day at IMA! Situated on 152 acres of spectacular gardens and grounds, IMA is home to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park (set to open in 2009) and Oldfields-Lilly House & Gardens. With unique exhibitions, multiple shopping experiences and outstanding dining, IMA offers a full day's worth of fun.

Spotlight a Collection
As one of the 10 largest art museums in the U.S., the Indianapolis Museum of Art gives you access to world-renowned collections. An IMA docent will share insights on the collection of your choice. Tours are approximately 45-60 minutes in length.

Special Exhibition Tours
Docents will lead groups through traveling, loaned or special exhibitions featured in IMA's Special Exhibition Gallery. For current exhibition schedule, contact the Tourism Coordinator or visit the Exhibitions page on the Web site.

Lilly House Tour
Step back in time with a docent-guided or audio guide tour of Lilly House, the restored mansion of late Indianapolis businessman, collector and philanthropist J.K. Lilly Jr. Located on the grounds of IMA, Lilly House is the heart of the 26-acre Oldfields estate, a National Historic Landmark. Walk through eight furnished rooms that reflect the 1930s splendor during the Lilly family's occupancy. Tours are approximately 45-60 minutes in length; the house is equipped with an elevator.

Oldfields Gardens Tour
Stroll through the beautiful historical landscape of the Oldfields estate. The 26-acre estate's landscape was designed in the 1920s by Percival Gallagher of the famous Olmsted Brothers firm. Oldfields features the Formal Garden with its colorful seasonal display and the Ravine Garden wit...+ [ Read all ]


The IMA invites school groups of all ages to use its exhibitions, collections, grounds, resources and programs as extensions of the classroom. Whether your class is studying art, social studies, foreign languages or botany, you'll find the IMA offers spectacular resources for learning about our world and the people in it.

If you wish to schedule a tour for students preschool through high school age, contact the school group tours coordinator at 317-920-2649 or email


The IMA offers a wide variety of learning experiences for adults, including classes, lectures and symposia on topics in art, art history, art conservation, horticulture, gardening and more. Browse our listing of upcoming classes and lectures, or see the Events Calendar for daily listings.



NEW! Free admission and express entry to ticketed special exhibitions (a $12 per ticket value!)
NEW! 50% discount for IMA Public Programs (includes films, Summer Nights, concerts, lectures and performances)
NEW! 30% discount and opportunity for early registration for IMA education classes (includes classes, workshops and camps)
Annual subscriptions to Previews and IMA’s e-newsletter IMA Today
10% off in IMA Store, Gallery Shop, Greenhouse Shop, Lilly House Shop
Invitations to members-only exhibition previews
Invitations to join IMA interest groups
Member Appreciation Days
Access to the Stout Reference Library and the Jane S. Dutton Educational Resource Center

IMA Membership Services at 317.920.2651

Venue hire

Situated on 152 park-like acres, the IMA offers a variety of meeting and event spaces, including the Deer-Zink Events Pavilion, the Garden Terrace special event facility, a 168-seat lecture hall and beautiful gardens. From intimate parties to extravagant galas enhanced by the culinary arts of the IMA’s exclusive caterer Wolfgang Puck, the IMA has a space for your special event.
The IMA has opened its booking calendar and is currently taking reservations for events. Information packets are now available by mail. Please e-mail or call and leave your address at (317) 920-2659.