Untitled – Luca Giordano – 1,43 x 0,80cm The painting above is another great artwork from Luca Giordano, the most celebrated and prolific neapolitan painter...
American Art's Jo Ann Gillula speaks with Artistic Director Christopher Kendall about the upcoming season of the musical group in residence at the museum, 21st Century Consort, which opens their season with Aviary on October 25 in the museum's McEvoy Auditorium from 5 p.m to 8 p.m.
Imagine an institution with a commitment to rigor, depth, and delight in the exploration of contemporary culture.Imagine a prize competition to develop new experimental approaches to engaging audiences.Imagine these two together.TheShow More Summary
Unwind after work and ease into the weekend this Friday, October 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with an evening of music, art, and drinks at our Fall Luce Unplugged Community Showcase.
One of the most captivating works in the Clowes Collection is the diminutive Old Man in a Tall, Fur-Edged Cap [Fig. 1]. Painted with a warm palette of earth tones, this venerable man seems lost in thought as he gazes out of the panel, his lips slightly parted in an expression of emotional absorption. His […]
How do you balance the value of honoring specific multicultural practices and bridging them to build new connections?At the Inclusive Museum conference this summer, Dr. Rick West introduced this question through a tale of two museums.He...Show More Summary
It's Throwback Thursday and today, we feature a photo I took in September 2007 as the last tree was lowered into our about-to-be opened Kogod Courtyard. The seventh anniversary of our covered courtyard is coming this November 18.
It’s mid-October in central Indiana, and that means fall leaf color is gearing up for going full swing. Driving down any highway it seems clear that maples make the biggest impression, but take a stroll through the IMA’s gardens and Art & Nature Park and you’ll quickly notice there are many other plants that are […]
When I started as Web Designer for the museum in January, I assumed I had been hired for a website redesign. Rookie mistake. As you’ve...
Patterson Sims and Richard Estes talk about Estes work now on exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Needless to say, I've got a great deal to process and think about from my time in Ukraine. Before I went, I wondered what kinds of changes I would see. My last visit to Ukraine was in May 2014, including time spent in now-embattled Donetsk. Show More Summary
Having trouble deciding on your costume for Spirits & Skeletons? I got you, bro. Houston’s favorite Halloween party — the one and only Spirits & Skeletons — is back at HMNS! With the entire museum open you can shake your stuff … Continue reading ?
On October 4, the Indianapolis Museum of Art was present in full strength at the annual Celebrate Science Indiana Fair at the Indiana State Fair Grounds. Conservation Scientist Gregory D. Smith along with Paintings Conservators Fiona Beckett and Erica Schuler demonstrated the link between science and art to fair-goers of all ages. Throughout the day, the IMA […]
I'm just wrapping up a series of workshops about visitor voices in museums held in six different regions of Ukraine. I was joined in this by three intrepid companions: Tricia Edwards of the Lemelson Center at the Smithsonian, who squeezed...Show More Summary
When Apple released iOS7 in 2013 one of the new features introduced was iBeacon. This technology would now enable Apple devices to pick up broadcasting...
… and to celebrate, I am going to share items from some of my favorite collections in the IMA Archives. But first, you may be wondering, “What is an archives?” An archives is a place where people go to find information. But rather than gathering information from books as you would in a library, people […]
Take Two gets spooky this October with classic horror flicks showing in the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre! We’re bringing “Hitch-y” Back: Psycho showing October 10Come scream at Hitchcock’s most iconic film, Psycho, showing Friday October 10 at 7:00 p.m. Obsessed with … Continue reading ?
This Friday we’re kicking off our celebrations in honor of the George Observatory’s 25th anniversary with a members event at the George! Leading up to this anniversary, we launched our S.O.S (Save Our ‘Scope) fundraising campaign to restore the mirror, and, thanks … Continue reading ?
One of my memorable moments at AAM this year was an informal meet-up with just a few of us to talk about what’s wrong with exhibits—particularly history exhibits. I’ve been trying to puzzle out why, so often, I feel overwhelmed by technology,...Show More Summary
A farmer says he has had the same ax his whole life--he only changed the handle three times and head two times. Does he have the same ax? This question launches Howard Mansfield's fascinating book about historic restoration, The Same Ax, Twice. Show More Summary