The Indianapolis Museum of Art is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the entire country. Its impressive collection contains over 50,000 works of art, including African, European, American, and Asian art, as well as decorative arts and contemporary art. The museum campus is also home to extensive gardens, a greenhouse, a historic home, and is next to the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, which provides families with 100 acres of beautiful land, trails, and outdoor art to explore.
Things to Do
- Explore the exhibitions! The museum's extensive collection contains artwork from around the world, including ancient art, architectural works, sculptures, and textiles.
- Visit the 26-acre Oldfields - Lilly House & Gardens estate on the museum grounds, where you can take a tour of the historic Lilly House and go for a stroll around the beautiful gardens.
- Enjoy the beautiful Indianapolis weather by spending some time exploring the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. As you walk around its lake, you can view artwork such as Funky Bones, a group of benches that form a giant human skeleton.
Indianapolis Museum of Art Insider Tips
- Stop by the Star Studio or the Davis Lab, two special family spaces where children can learn about art while being creative and having fun.
- Don't miss the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse and Shop, where you can view the beautiful plants as well as purchase plants to take home and grow in your garden.
- Check out the museum's family activities, which include games, scavenger hunts, classes, and family tours.