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.

IMA hosts contemporary artist Michelle Grabner’s first solo exhibition at an encyclopedic museum

INDIANAPOLIS, May 18, 2015— From abstract paintings and paper weavings to multimedia sculptures and video, contemporary art, football and family converge in the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s new exhibition featuring American artist Michelle Grabner. Opening May 22 in the June M. McCormack Forefront Galleries, Michelle Grabner: Weaving Life into Art is Grabner’s first solo exhibition in an encyclopedic museum. The exhibition will be accompanied by unique programming designed to engage the local arts community, including an opportunity for students to share their artwork with Grabner and learn from her expertise.

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IMA Announces 2015-2016 Performing Artist in Residence

INDIANAPOLIS, May 11, 2015— The Indianapolis Museum of Art has announced its first-ever performing artist in residence, Know No Stranger, a local artist collective comprised of illustrators, writers, puppeteers, comedians and musicians.

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Indianapolis Museum of Art partners with St. Mary’s Child Center to offer preschool education

INDIANAPOLIS, April 28, 2015— Through a partnership with St. Mary’s Child Center, the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) will expand its academic programming by offering a preschool for 3-to 5-year-olds. The program will be the first encyclopedic art museum preschool in the country. It is also the first museum preschool with a goal of supporting half of the students with full scholarships subsidized through grants and/or voucher support. The IMA is currently seeking philanthropic support to reach the goal of 8 scholarships in the first year.

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IMA unveils 2015 lineup for The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series

INDIANAPOLIS, April 23, 2015— Nearly four decades after the series kicked off in 1976, The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series continues to offer one of Indy’s most unique outdoor film experiences, set against a backdrop of art, nature and a starry sky.

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Breaking all the rules: IMA exhibition showcases avant-garde styles from fashion pioneers

INDIANAPOLIS, April 9, 2015— From the glamorous evening gowns of the 1930s to the androgynous fashions of the ‘60s to the punk rock-inspired street wear of the ‘90s, trendsetting styles from the last century will be showcased in the IMA’s newest fashion exhibition, Cutting-Edge Fashion: Recent Acquisitions, opening next week in the Museum’s Gerald and Dorit Paul Galleries.

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IMA gears up for admission policy change on April 7

INDIANAPOLIS, April 2, 2015— On April 7, the Indianapolis Museum of Art will shift from à la carte pricing for special exhibitions and parking to a single general admission ticket. While members will continue to enter free of charge, the new admission ticket will grant non- members access to the IMA’s 52-acre upper campus, including the Museum galleries and special exhibitions such as Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas, along with the surrounding gardens and Oldfields-Lilly House & Gardens.

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Silver exhibition to dazzle Lilly House visitors next month

INDIANAPOLIS, March 9, 2015— When Lilly House opens for a new season on April 1, the historic mansion—the cornerstone of the Indianapolis Museum of Art‘s 52-acre Oldfields Estate—will be the site for a unique showcase of American history.

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Indianapolis Museum of Art appoints curator of special projects

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 17, 2015— The Indianapolis Museum of Art announced today that Dr. Annette D. Schlagenhauff, the IMA’s associate curator for research, has been promoted to a newly created position indicative of the Museum’s commitment to exhibitions and projects focused on disseminating new findings based on research of the permanent collection.

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Warmer days ahead: IMA summer camp registration now open

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 22, 2015— Is your family dreaming of warm, sunny days amidst the winter chill? Get a jump start on your summer planning and choose from over 30 day camps offered at the Indianapolis Museum of Art from June 15 through July 24, 2015.

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IMA visitors become art in interactive sculptures by Erwin Wurm

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 30, 2014— Museum visitors will become the subjects of irreverent, participatory sculptures starting next month at the Indianapolis Museum of Art with the exhibition, Erwin Wurm: Euclidean Exercises.

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Indianapolis Museum of Art launches monthly Family Days

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 29, 2014— The first Saturday of the month will be transformed into a day of exploration, adventure and play with the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s new Family Day series, debuting Jan. 3.

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IMA announces new campus enhancement plan to improve visitor experience and financial sustainability

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 12, 2014— The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) announced today new strategies that will focus on enhancing visitor experiences and long-term financial stability. The comprehensive strategies will create changes to the museum to foster new and diverse programming for all audiences, renovations to IMA facilities and campus, and long-lasting relationships with IMA guests.

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IMA rings in the New Year with glitz, glamour & “a big reveal”

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 3, 2014— A soaring three-story party hall, bartenders from some of Indy’s hottest restaurants serving up signature concoctions, world-renowned galleries to explore, international cuisine to enjoy, and open bars all night long— strap on your dancing shoes and get ready for an evening of glitz, glamour and revelry at New Year’s Eve at the IMA presented by The Penrod Society.

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Celebrate the season at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 26, 2014 — The Indianapolis Museum of Art is the place to be this holiday season with classic family traditions and festive new programming to round out any winter itinerary.

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IMA unveils new ARTx series

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 7, 2014 — Indianapolis Museum of Art is excited to announce the inventive new ARTx series, made possible with a $1 million gift from The Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF).

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Historic Dream Cars roll into the world’s racing capital

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 23, 2014 — A new type of motor spectacle is coming to Indianapolis next spring. Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas, a major exhibition featuring rare concept cars from the early 1930s to the 21st century, will open May 3, 2015, at the IMA.

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Three unique ways to experience American Modernism this fall at the IMA

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 17, 2014 — From the colorful pochoirs of Man Ray to the iconic flowers of Georgia O’Keeffe, the IMA is celebrating American Modernism this fall with three new exhibitions reflecting the styles, influences and artists of this 20th century avant-garde movement.

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IMA announces lineup for 2015 Winter Nights Film Series

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 15, 2014 — The rekindling of long lost love, odysseys across wild landscapes and adventures to uncover hidden treasures are a few of the incredible journeys found in the IMA’s sixth annual Winter Nights Film Series.

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New Year’s Eve at the IMA brings new surprises, exciting reveals

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 7, 2014 — Trendy libations, exclusive performances and inventive new spaces are just a few of the perks that partygoers can experience at the third annual New Year’s Eve at the IMA presented by The Penrod Society.

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New IMA programming gives visitors a unique way to experience the Museum

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 23, 2014 — Inventive variety shows, local art rallies, exclusive tasting parties and more films (both good and bad!) are just a few of the things visitors can expect to see this fall at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

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IMA to present captivating works by video pioneer Bill Viola

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 15, 2014 — The Indianapolis Museum of Art announced today an exhibition of works by the world-renowned video pioneer Bill Viola.

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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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