Buy the ticket, see the exhibition, save the stub, and explore all of what Indianapolis has to offer!

Henri Matisse was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. For more than six decades, he shared his talents with the world through painting, sculpture, drawing, and more. Guests of the IMA’s featured exhibition Matisse: Life in Color: Masterworks from The Baltimore Museum of Art (October 13, 2013 – January 12, 2014) will delve into the life and story of Matisse through more than 100 of his most innovative works.

However, the excitement does not have to stop after you visit the exhibition.

The energy and influence of Matisse can be found in all corners of Indianapolis through Matisse Paints the Town, a collaborative effort between the IMA and Indianapolis businesses and organizations. Explore our list of local partners for a night out on the town or an exclusive shopping deal. Just show your exhibition ticket to receive special offers.

Participating Matisse Paints the Town Partners


The Alexander Hotel
Offer includes deluxe art-centric room with either a deluxe California king bed or two queen beds, two adult tickets to the exhibition, breakfast for two in Market Table, and a welcome amenity. Exhibition ticket NOT required for this offer.

Hampton Inn Downtown
Receive a special hotel rate that includes two tickets to Matisse, Life in Color, a $20 gift card to the Museum Store, and a special Matisse-themed souvenir. (Exhibition ticket stub NOT required for offer)


Indiana Repertory Theatre
Those who attend Matisse, Life in Color can also experience world-class theatre at the Indiana Repertory Theatre at an amazing price. Present your Matisse ticket stub and receive half price tickets to any of our discount performances for our 2013-2014 season. Learn more about our season at or by calling our ticket office at 317-635-5252.

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Show your Matisse, Life in Color ticket in person at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Box Office, and receive a free ticket when you buy a ticket to any 2013-2014 KeyBank Coffee Classical or Lilly Evening Classical performance. The ISO Box Office is located at 45 Monument Circle and is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday, noon to 4 pm. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Subject to availability.

The Phoenix
Call the box office at 317-635-7529, and mention “Matisse Paints the Town!” to purchase a ticket to Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Rancho Mirage, or A Very Phoenix Xmas 8 at the reduced price of $22 (regularly $28). Limit one [1] per Matisse ticket. Must present “Matisse: Life in Color” ticket at box office day of performance in order to receive discount. Not valid for Friday or Saturday performances. Not valid for CheapSeats weekend or with any other discount.


Show your Matisse ticket stub and receive 20% off any pizza, in house Sunday through Thursday; valid one time only.

Bebop Pizza Kitchen
Present your Matisse exhibition ticket and enjoy one free 8-inch pizza with the purchase of a 16-inch pizza, Monday through Sunday. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.

Present your ticket to Cerulean, day or night, and receive a hand-crafted Matisse Cloud for $7.

Jazz Kitchen
Present your exhibition ticket during your visit to The Jazz Kitchen and enjoy a 2-for-1 entrée, Monday through Saturday. Order one entrée, get the second entrée free! Offer applies to lower priced entrée and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.

Oh Yumm Bistro
Show your exhibition ticket and receive a complimentary dessert with the purchase of two lunch entrées or two dinner entrées.

SoBro Café
In the spirit of Matisse, come try our most colorful food! Come to SoBro Cafe and order a blackened tofu with a maple glaze and avocado over kale with mashed sweet potatoes; or try our buffalo tempeh with carrot ribbons over spinach and quinoa; order either and get another order of either one half off! If you want an appetizer, get garden maki for free with any two dinner entrees! Colorful food is always happy and good at SoBro Cafe. 653 East 52ndst Street 46205


Broad Ripple Knits
Get 10% discount on yarn with your ticket stub. See the knitted Lady on a Terrace at Broad Ripple Knits!

Crimson Tate
Show your ticket stub and get 10% off any Liberty of London fabrics as well as all West African prints, in honor of Matisse’s inspiration!

The Flying Cupcake
Present your exhibition ticket and receive 10% off of your order taken from that day’s case in each of our four locations. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts, and the ticket must be presented within one week of viewing the exhibit.

Goose the Market
See Matisse, Life in Color then come to Goose the Market's cellar Enoteca to choose your favorite color: red or white! Present your ticket stub for 10% off one quartino of red or white wine from France. Select from the Goose Enoteca's ever-changing menu! Visit for menu updates, event listings, and more. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.

Half Baked Pottery & Gifts
You’ve visited the exhibit, now you can be the artist! Present your exhibition ticket for 10% off paint-your-own pottery or glass fusing at Half Baked Pottery & Gifts. Easy to use techniques and tools help you create your very own work of art that you can actually use. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.

Indy Reads Books
Present your exhibition ticket and buy one used art book, get one free! Plus, our new books are buy one, get one 50% off. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.

Just Pop In
In celebration of Matisse, Life in Color, we’ve added an exciting new flavor to our gourmet popcorn menu: cherry-pomegranate with lime sea salt. Be sure to stop by while the exhibition is in town and try this colorful creation.

Silver in the City
5% off your in-store purchase or free shipping online using code “Matisse.” Good one time only, expires January 12, 2014; not able to be combined with other offers.

Sun King Brewing
Bier de Fauve: A Traditional French Farm House Ale akin to a beer that Matisse himself would have enjoyed. This Brew will have a malty full palate with subtle spiciness. Complex fruit esters dominate with a dry slightly tart finish. Bier de Fauve will be available at the following locations while supplies last: