IMA Community Day - Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Common Threads


Discover common threads and make visual connections as you explore the IMA collections on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Visit the exhibition, An American Legacy: Norell, Blass, Halston and Sprouse, to see how this group of Indiana fashion designers created unique wearable works of art using line, color, shape, and texture. Then spend part of the day exploring your creative side by helping design a large-scale community weaving using colorful threads and found objects. Try out other art-making activities in the Star Studio and in the African Activity Space.

ASL interpretation is available.

Activities for All Ages

Community Weaving: Create a large-scale, community weaving inspired by the exhibition An American Legacy: Norell, Blass, Halston and Sprouse. Gather in Pulliam Family Great Hall to help build a work of art using basic weaving techniques.

Film in The Toby: Sing Your Song: Gather for a screening of Sing Your Song; a film featuring the life and contributions of legendary actor, musician and community activist, Harry Belafonte.

Docents and Art Carts: Interested in learning more about the art installed at the IMA? Look for a docent wearing an Ask Me! button or check out the Hold It! activities. Discover carts filled with objects everyone can touch and view up close, and take part in other interactive experiences throughout the day.

Art Search and Find: Pick up an activity guide and search the galleries for works of art that share visual connections through line, color, and texture.

Help others stay warm this winter: Donate gently used or new hats and gloves to the women and children residing at Coburn Place Safe Haven.

Focus 2020

As part of Community Day, the Peace Learning Center will be at the IMA to hold a special MLK Day Focus 2020 Listening Tour stop. Focus 2020 is a civic engagement and education initiative that aims to help Indianapolis become a more welcoming, global, and dynamic community by the year 2020. Participate by sharing your hopes for the future of the Greater Indianapolis community.

Food and Shopping

Grab coffee or a bite to eat in Nourish Café, located on Floor 1, and shop at the Museum store for books, games, unique items for the home and more.

Free Parking

Park in the main IMA parking lot or one of the numerous satellite lots. Additional overflow parking will be available at Light of the World Christian Church located on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Free shuttle service will be available to visitors from 10:30 am – 5:30 pm.

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