Visual Arts + Museums

IMA Art Museum Day Celebration

When: Sun., May 18 2014

The Indianapolis Museum of Art will once again take part in celebrating the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) annual holiday, Art Museum Day, on May 18, 2014. In recognition of Art Museum Day, the IMA will offer a variety of special tours, activities and free parking for all visitors to supplement its already free general admission. Art Museum Special Programs Include: Art in the Park: Wild Things Noon – 4 p.m. 100 Acres: Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion Drop-in visitor art making is available at the Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion in the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres. Work with teaching artists to create your own work of art inspired by the natural environment. Mix a little art-making into your nature time with a different art activity each month. Projects are designed to be accessible and fun for museum visitors of all ages and all levels of art-making experience. Garden Tour 1 p.m. Meet at the main entrance to Lilly House Take in some fresh air and join us for a garden tour. Renowned for their beauty and history, the 152-acre campus includes: Oldfields, a 26-acre “American Country Place” estate that has been recognized as a National Historic Landmark, the Indianapolis Museum of Art's 26-acre main campus and The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres. Lilly House Tour 2 p.m. Meet in the Lilly House Lower Level Lobby Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the Lilly House, the “American Country Place” Era home of the late Indianapolis businessman, philanthropist and collector J.K. Lilly Jr. The house, with eight historic furnished interiors reflecting the early 1930s, is the centerpiece of Oldfields, a 26-acre National Historic Landmark estate with a landscape and gardens designed by Olmsted Brothers. Time in Art 2:30 p.m. Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator Discover how artists create a sense of a precise moment in time. The tour is ASL interpreted.

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