Alliance of the IMA

The Alliance of the Indianapolis Museum of Art is a volunteer organization. Its purpose is to develop and support activities and projects that will stimulate public interest in the Museum, its educational programs, and collection.

The Alliance continues to bolster the Museum's reputation through their support, commitment, and dedication. Education is a major mission of the Alliance with members benefiting from involvement in programs by IMA curators and various other noted speakers. The Alliance is led by a Board of Directors and is advised by a Museum Affiliate liaison.

Founded in 1958, the Alliance of the IMA has a rich history that spans over five decades. One of the most accomplished volunteer organizations in the history of U.S. museums, the Alliance is responsible for bringing in thousands of new IMA members and raising millions of dollars for art acquisitions over the last half century.

Acquisitions Made Possible by the Alliance

Upcoming Events

High Tea: The Evolution of a Fashionable Ritual

4 pm High Tea, Doors open at 3:30 pm for silent auction
6 pm Free public lecture in the Toby
Tickets: $55 Alliance & FAS members, $65 non-members
additional $10 charge for registrations after August 7th

Please join the Fashion Arts Society & the Alliance for a joint fundraiser event generously supported by Somerset CPAs and Advisors.

There was a time when dressing with taste was a personal art form, cultivated by people who understood that fashion benefits the world as much as oneself. Revisit that time with Linda Przybyszewski, Ph.D., fashion historian and author of The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish. She’s our special guest at this fundraiser to support acquisitions and educational programs at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. This tea is an elegant prelude to her free public lecture at 6 p.m.

Invitations with RSVP details will be sent to Alliance & FAS members in mid-July and will be available for download here thereafter.

For more information please contact: Crystal Hammon or Mary Kay Anthony

2015 - 2016 Board Officers

Karen Davis, President
Robin Coffee, Vice President of Administration & President Elect
Joanne Wade, Vice President of Membership
Gail McDermott-Bowler, Vice President of Programs and Projects
Gwen Groves, Recording Secretary
Connie Menke, Corresponding Secretary
Patricia Lyster, Treasurer
Susanne McAlister, Immediate Past President

Annual Alliance Membership Dues

Become a member of the Alliance today! In order to be eligible for membership in the Alliance, you must be an IMA member.

$40 active
$50 sustaining
$60 patron

Please make checks payable to the Alliance of the IMA and mail to:
IMA/Affiliate Support
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208