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I kind of totally forgot I was supposed to write a blog two weeks ago. I think I remembered at one point and then headed out of town for the regional Garden Writers’ meeting and poof! – thought gone. It’s been crazy busy getting annuals in the ground even with us doing less of them [...]
Today's guest blogger is Anne Furlong, an intern in the IMA's Horticulture Department.
1. Start with a bale of Straw. 2. Saturate it with water for about 3 days. 3. Sprinkle the top of the bale with 1/2 cup granular nitrogen fertilizer and continue watering, adding 1/2 cup fertilizer for the next 3 days. Then for the next 3 days only add 1/4 cup fertilizer and water. 4. [...]
This spring the IMA welcomed a highly desired new acquisition to the European collection. Dream of Spring by William-Adolphe Bouguereau.
The dramatic and delightful iris. Few other flowers provide blossoms for as long and as often as the iris does. They come in a wide array of colors, sizes and styles. The standard, tall, bearded iris is most common though exotic and dwarf iris varieties do exist. Have no fear, there is an iris variety that will [...]
The Peony. Not only is it the state flower of Indiana, but these herbaceous perennials are also in bloom all around the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Paeonia lactiflora, also known as the Chinese peony or the common garden peony, flowers in late spring, usually during the month of May. These large, fragrant [...]
The new exhibition Indiana by the Numbers (opening this Friday, May 24) traces the history of their design and fabrication, tells the story of their display before they were donated to the IMA in 1989, and provides a glimpse into their recent restoration and repainting by the IMA conservation department.
Heucheras were once grown for flowers alone pretty much. And they are mighty fine flowers. Great in the garden and for cuts. I’m sure hummingbirds love them too.
In conjunction with the exhibition Ai Weiwei: According to What?, the IMA is employing new in-gallery technology to facilitate inquiry and help audiences engage with the work of this extraordinary artist.
It is an uncomfortable truth that in showing you an artwork in a museum, we are potentially destroying it. As a conservation professional, it feels wrong to admit that, but it is true. Every photon, or packet of radiant energy, that strikes the surface of an art object has the potential to do damage, and [...]
The flowering tree I think of as THE spring flowering tree is dogwood’s less lauded neighbor, Cercis canadensis – redbud. If you want a glorious spectacle to enjoy take a drive south from Indy this time of year. Roadsides everywhere are brightened by the deep lavender-pink blooms of this native tree.
Please join the Library & Archives department at The Toby on May 9 for the lecture The Art of Making a Living in Indiana, 1850-1950 where Martin Krause, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the IMA, Rachel Berenson Perry, Art History Author, and Laurette McCarthy, Independent Scholar and Researcher, will speak about the lives of Hoosier artists Wilbur Peat so thoroughly documented.
Celebrate the coming of spring at the 2013 Perennial Premiere sale. The Greenhouse Shop will have plants certain to appeal to everyone’s garden style, and the IMA’s skilled staff of horticulturalists will be on hand to help shoppers choose the exact plants for their sites, lifestyles, and budget. Plant selections will include, but not be [...]
This summer, the IMA celebrates John Hughes in the final film of The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series.
Another year has rolled around and it is already time for the 2013 Perennial Premiere, our annual kick-off for the coming growing season.
The IMA’s silent film series continues on April 12, with a rare showing of WC Fields’ So’s Your Old Man (1926), followed by its sound remake You’re Telling Me (1934). Although Fields is well remembered for his talking pictures, his silent work is nearly forgotten today. Most of the films are tied up in complex rights issues, none of [...]
For those who haven’t heard, Ai Weiwei: According to What? opened last week at the IMA. Ai Weiwei is a revolutionary artist and activist, known for his constant battle against Chinese government. Ai’s works tell a story—a story of oppression, political corruption, and a fight for equality. But to fully understand the context in which [...]
The IMA vegetable garden in the orchard has been prepped and planted for the spring!
For the next two weeks, the IMA will be presenting a series of unusual silent films. Each night a double feature will be presented. Following a “before and after” theme, the first film will be an original silent, while the second is a related version, altered in some way. Tonight, April 5, the main feature [...]
Last week’s snow came as a bit of surprise. Yes, it appeared in the forecast a few days before arriving but I do not recall much mention of snowfall prior to that. The cold temperatures seemed to be refusing to move on so more snows could not be out of the question and yet this [...]