New Member Spotlight - April 2017

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) is home to lush gardens, historic homes, outdoor sculptures, and performance and gallery spaces. Located on a 152-acre campus, the 130-year-old facility is one of the 10 oldest and largest museums in the United States. Its collection contains nearly 55,000 pieces of art from all over the world. With a full calendar of public events, the IMA seeks to inspire cultural dialogue in the Indianapolis area.

“As a leading cultural attraction with unique assets in both art and nature, we are excited to join IAAPA to learn and share ideas for attracting new audiences and creating exceptional experiences for our guests,” says Jerry Wise, chief financial officer.

Fast Facts:

  • The IMA owns two National Historic Landmarks: the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana, and Oldfields–Lilly House & Gardens on the IMA’s main Indianapolis campus. The Miller House and Garden is one of the nation’s highest regarded examples of mid-century Modernist residences.
  • The IMA’s 26-acre Oldfields estate features a historic mansion, greenhouse, and expansive gardens.
  • The IMA’s Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres is one of the largest sculpture parks in the country. The park includes woodlands, wetlands, meadows, and a 35-acre lake.
  • The IMA’s performance spaces include an outdoor amphitheater, a 530-seat indoor theater, art pavilions, and more.
  • The IMA holds events for the public and the industry, including a new earned-income symposium for nonprofit organizations, Oct. 3-5, 2017. 
  • The IMA is the host of various festivals throughout the year, including the Internet Cat Video Festival, annual Solstice celebrations, a spring flower festival, and holiday light show.
  • The IMA’s central meadow is home to “Funky Bones,” composed of 20 fiberglass benches styled as a large human skeleton. It was featured in the movie “The Fault in Our Stars.”