Indianapolis Museum of Art Reviews and Comments
“We are not a very “artsy” family. However, we really enjoyed this museum. Check their website before you go. We happened to come on a night when the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra was performing to two silent films. We bought tickets the night before online. We went through the 3 floors of galleries in about 2 hours . Then we enjoyed a meal at the nourish cafe before the performance. The food was very good, more like a nice restaurant than ‘museum food’. The staff was very friendly.”
“My wife and I saw the “Sacred Spain” exhibit. Viewing the wonderful selections (painting, sculptures, jewelry) was enhanced by a knowledgeable docent. It was unclear whether he was a volunteer or paid staff but his skill and passion for the subject was excellent.
The museum itself is a work of art. If you are ever in Indianapolis, don’t miss it!”
“Fairly average collection but a lovely building with outstanding grounds. Make time to walk the pathways through the estate. Good gift shop in the museum and a second one in the gardens.”
“My husband and I were in Indy for a one-night stay and decided to make a trip to the museum before heading home. We were pleased that there was no admission price (though we did add to the donation box on the way out). We spent about three hours there and made it through about a third of the museum.
My favorites were the Tiffany stained glass windows. They have several interactive exhibits and even some fun games to make the museum more child-friendly.”
“Free Admission, free parking (surface or underground) and they allow photography, what more could you ask for in an art museum? The Indianapolis Museum of Art recently expanded and the results are stunning. A large, free flowing museum, with plenty of room to explore the art work. Photography is not allowed on the 3rd floor where all the modern art is, but most of that art must be experienced so photographs don’t work well anyway. Several of the galleries have large windows that allow great views of the canal and White River. Tired of viewing art? Walk outside to see the gardens and the “LOVE” sculpture. Then walk over to the Oldfields-Lilly House for a self guided tour. I spent the entire afternoon there and it was well worth it. If you have kids, the free admission makes for perfect short visits to match the little ones attention span.”