Press Releases

Below is a collection of recent press releases. If you are looking for something older, please visit the Archived Releases page. For additional questions, contact media@imamuseum.org.

Kim Gattle Appointed as Deputy Director for Institutional Advancement at the IMA

INDIANAPOLIS, July 24, 2014 — This new addition to the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s senior leadership team will assist in building a more secure financial foundation for the institution, according to Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

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IMA Acquires Monumental Work by Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein

INDIANAPOLIS, June 30, 2014 — The Indianapolis Museum of Art has acquired Five Brushstrokes, a monumental work by Roy Lichtenstein, commissioned in the early 1980s but never before assembled. The work will be unveiled in its completion for the first time this August at the IMA.

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IMA to Present the Works of Georgia O΄Keeffe and her Contemporaries

INDIANAPOLIS, June 26, 2014 — An exhibition featuring the works of Georgia O’Keeffe and her contemporaries will open in the Allen Whitehill Clowes Special Exhibition Gallery at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on Nov. 2, 2014. Georgia O’Keeffe and the Southwestern Still Life tells the story of the Southwest as seen through the eyes of the artists who lived there.

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IMA Announces New Board of Governors Chair, Members

INDIANAPOLIS, June 11, 2014 — The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) announced that Thomas Hiatt, founding partner of Centerfield Capital, will succeed June McCormack as chair of the IMA Board of Governors.

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IMA, Yale University Press Publish First-Ever Comprehensive Survey of Neo-Impressionist Portraiture

INDIANAPOLIS, May 12, 2014 — The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), in partnership with Yale University Press, has published the first-ever comprehensive survey of Neo-Impressionist portraiture. The Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886-1904, was written by Dr. Jane Block, professor emerita of the University of Illinois, and Ellen W. Lee, the Wood-Pulliam Senior Curator at the IMA.

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IMA Names Two Scholars for Mellon Curators-at-Large Program

INDIANAPOLIS, April 29, 2014 — Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, announced today the appointments of Dr. Christian Feest and Dr. Constantine Petridis as the next Mellon Curators-at-Large Program scholars.

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Indianapolis Museum of Art to present Glick Glass Collection

INDIANAPOLIS, March 24, 2014 — The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) has announced a new installation, Masters of Contemporary Glass: Highlights from the Marilyn and Eugene Glick Collection. The installation is set to open on May 13, 2014, at the Museum’s 130th Annual Meeting, taking place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Presenting 60 highlights from the IMA’s Glick Glass Collection, Masters of Contemporary Glass will trace the rise of the American Studio Glass movement – presenting works by artists such as Harvey Littleton, Dominick Labino, and Dale Chihuly, as well as select examples by European and Asian glass artists.

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Dr. Tricia Y. Paik Appointed as Curator of Contemporary Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

INDIANAPOLIS, February 24, 2014 — Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, announced today that Dr. Tricia Y. Paik has been named the Museum’s new curator of contemporary art. In her role, Paik will be responsible for the preservation, interpretation and continued growth of the IMA’s contemporary art collection as well as the strategic presentation of contemporary art throughout the IMA’s 152-acre campus, including the IMA’s permanent galleries, special exhibition spaces and The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park.

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Indianapolis Museum of Art Joins Freedom Indiana in Opposition of House Joint Resolution 3

INDIANAPOLIS, January 20, 2014 — The Indianapolis Museum of Art announced today that it is joining Freedom Indiana and leading Hoosier businesses and universities in opposition of House Joint Resolution 3 (HJR-3) and a proposed amendment to the Indiana State Constitution strictly defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

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Indianapolis Museum of Art Receives $200,000 Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to Develop Innovative & Sustainable Business Model

INDIANAPOLIS, January 16, 2014 — The Indianapolis Museum of Art announced today that it received a $200,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to develop an innovative and sustainable business model that will serve as the foundation for a new five-year strategic plan.

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Sopheap Pich to Create Evocative Site-Specific Piece for IMA Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion

INDIANAPOLIS, November 5, 2013— The Indianapolis Museum of Art today announced that it has commissioned Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich to create a new installation as part of the IMA’s Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion series. Pich’s new project, A Room, will occupy a 26-foot diameter circular space in the atrium of the IMA and will consist of nearly 1,200 bamboo strips, extending 40 feet from the atrium’s ceiling to floor. A Room will be on display from February 27 through August 24, 2014.

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