About the Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Indianapolis Museum of Art’s (IMA) mission is to enrich lives through exceptional experiences with art and nature.

Our core values are stewardship, service, and excellence.

Adopted May 20, 2015

Director's Welcome

Welcome remarks from Dr. Charles L. Venable, the Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO.


Browse a timeline of the IMA’s 133-year history. Founded in 1883, it is one of the 10 oldest general art museums in the country.

Governance & Administration

Learn about the IMA's mission, strategic plan, senior leadership, board of governors, financial information, and greening efforts.

Facility Rentals

From large galas to small business meetings, the IMA has the space and staff to make your special event a work of art.


IMA Lab offers technology solutions and consulting services that contribute back to the community of museums.

Photography Policies

Learn about the photography guidelines that protect the objects being photographed, the copyright privileges of their creators, and the safety of other visitors.

Press / News

View and download press releases and fact sheets. If you are a journalist seeking specific information, you may email media@imamuseum.org or call 317-920-2650.

IMA Magazine

Browse a collection of the IMA's quarterly member magazine.

Working at the IMA

The IMA offers a variety of rewarding full and part-time positions as well as internships and fellowships.

Privacy Policy

The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) does not sell or rent the names and addresses of its members to any for-profit company or organization.

Contact Us

Phone 317-923-1331 / ima@imamuseum.org