A Guide To Indianapolis Museum Of Art

Indianapolis Museum Of Art

Situated in Newfields is Indianapolis Museum of Art, an excellent destination for artistic enlightenment. This museum features an extensive collection of artifacts, amazing pieces of art, and other collections that continue to attract locals and foreigners alike. Browsing through these attractions and the facility at large could be a daunting task, especially without an informed guide. It is in this light that we have compiled a comprehensive guide to Indianapolis Museum of Art to assist visitors with any questions or concerns that they may have about the facility. Read through to discover all the details.

Things to do / Highlights

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Nestled in 152 acres (61.5 ha) of land is Indianapolis Museum of Art, a perfect destination for lovers of art and antiques. The facility holds a huge collection of magnificent artifacts and masterpieces from world-renowned artists. It is an excellent spot for art viewing and enlightenment.

Art viewing

The galleries of Indianapolis Museum have over 50,000 pieces of art from famous artists such as Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Cezanne, and Pablo Picasso. In addition to that, the museum boasts North America’s largest collection of Neo-Impressionist art, which gives visitors a great opportunity to admire unique artworks. The act of art viewing is an effective stress therapy, so expect to feel more relaxed after browsing through the fascinating collection of Indianapolis Museum.

Be enlightened

The art collection covers different cultures, giving visitors a unique perspective of how different people lived centuries ago. Expect a lot of enlightenment from the impressive Asian, African, American, and Oceanic artworks on exhibit.

Facility tour

Outside Indianapolis Museum of Art lies the historic garden of Oldfield Estate an excellent spot for leisure strolls and nature walks.

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The Cafe

There is an excellent cafe inside Indianapolis Museum of Art that serves fantastic dishes and drinks for the whole family. It has a stylish décor, cozy seating space, and an overall inviting ambiance that continues to attract many tourists looking to indulge in hearty meals or quick bites. Some of the signature meals that you should sample include their yummy cinnamon cider chicken mixed with cranberries and spiced pecans. Also, you can try the coconut shrimp with extra cream sauce - it’s heavenly. For those looking for a hearty meal, request a bowl of soup served with crusty French baguette. For those seeking vegan and vegetarian dishes, you can choose from a variety of meat-free sandwiches and the grilled portobello mushrooms.

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The Museum and Garden Shop offer different products that can be bought as souvenirs during your tour in Newfields.


There are unique pieces of jewelry like necklaces, earrings, and pendants that can be customized to fit your preferences. So if you are buying something for your loved ones, you can get their name, date of birth, or initials inscribed to make it extra special.


The Museum and Garden Shop also has something for bookworms. The shelves provide a wide collection of interesting autobiographies and art books that make for good reads or coffee table books.

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Proper planning

Several facilities at the museum are open from 11 am to 4 pm, a time that may not be convenient for many tourists. A good example is the Museum and Garden Shop, which operates within that time range. Customers visiting earlier or later than that often leave without buying souvenirs and presents for their loved ones. So if you do not wish to miss out on the amazing deals within the facility, plan your visit wisely.


Indianapolis Museum of Art strives to provide equal opportunities for all guests in terms of accessing its vast collections, exhibitions, and other services. To that end, free rentals for rollators and wheelchairs are available within the facility. You can borrow them at the front desk on Level 1. An ASL tour is available for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Select rooms have audio guides that can be rented at the audio guide desk for the blind or partially sighted, and they can also hold a Touch and Audio Descriptive Tour.

How to get there

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The following are some of the common means used by visitors to get to Indianapolis Museum of Art:


Although there are several cab companies in the area, Indianapolis Taxi Service guarantees the utmost comfort, quality, and convenience, and they can get you to the museum in good time for the shows and exhibitions. To request a ride, call (317) 759-2989 or head to their website for online booking.


Those who wish to save on their expenses, the most suitable means of transport is by bus. IndyGo, the largest provider of public transportation in Indiana, operates within different routes leading to the museum. For information regarding booking, fares, and passes, check it out here.

How to get tickets

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Access pass and tickets are available online. Adults and youth are charged 18 USD and 10 USD respectively, but members and kids under five years of age can access the facility free of charge.

Indianapolis Museum of Art information

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Indianapolis Museum of Art

Address: 4000 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208, United States

Opening hours: 11am - 4pm (daily)

Cost: 10 - 18 USD

Official website: Indianapolis Museum of Art

Department of tourism: Visit Indy

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