Inaugural Indy Art Swap

Trade your art for art. The Inaugural Indy Art Swap invites you to bring artwork, your own creation or just part of your collection, to trade with other collectors and appreciators. Part of the annual IMA Summer Solstice Giant Picnic Community Day, this unique twist on an art fair, welcomes artwork of all genres and vintages. If you call it art, it is fair game to be swapped.

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Winter Nights: FARGO

Winter Nights Fargo 2015

The Indianapolis Museum of Art held a special winter movie night for the first time ever Friday.

Guests were invited to bring folding chairs and blankets to sit outside in the Alliance Sculpture Court for a screening of “Fargo.” The man behind the idea is the museum’s director who is from Minnesota. He said along with the “Fargo” theme, you are encouraged to dress like a Minnesotan to embrace the cold. “We are going to have a Minnesota accent contest, somewhat kind of related to the film. We are having a Minnesota dress contest so people can interpret that however they like. We are also having a Minnesota trivia contest,” said Scott Stulen, IMA curator of Audience Experiences and Performance. Any audience member who can provide documented proof that they lived in Minnesota will receive priority seating and VIP service for the screening.


Open Field




From June to September, Open Field transforms the Walker Art Center’s big, green yard into a cultural commons. The space is designed in the spirit of the “gift economy,” to explore what happens when people get together to share and exchange skills and interests, to create something new, or delve into the unknown.

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E is for Equinox

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A one-time-only public sculpture, performance and sound installation— E is for Equinox—from Grammy-nominated musician and Indianapolis-based artist Stuart Hyatt. The ephemeral, powerful performance consisted of a circle of 75 electric guitar players simultaneously strumming the E major power cord over a two minute period. The cord gradually became louder, transforming the surrounding woods into a supercharged sonic volcano, before reaching maximum volume and intensity. This performance was curated by Scott Stulen as part of the IMA’s Fall Equinox event.

Silent Night: Personal DJ Project

Silent Night

Explore the joy of silence on what is traditionally the wildest, most hectic weekend of the holiday season. Relax with low pressure activities as an alternative to fighting crowds at shopping malls. Take some slow-looking tours around the galleries, listen in on a headphone concert, enjoy a reading room, massage and meditation spaces. Park your cell phone with our Phone Valet to avoid distraction from this reprieve in your busy holiday schedule.

Cereal Cinema Saturdays at the IMA


When I was a kid, Saturday mornings were meant for giant bowls of cereal and cartoons.” — Annessa Chumbley

Beginning this January, parents and kids are invited to experience Cereal Cinema, a unique family-friendly experience created by the Indy Film Fest, The Athenaeum and the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). Cereal Cinema features the two things every family needs on a Saturday morning – a classic movie that the whole family can enjoy and a cereal bar! The collaborative project will begin Saturday, January 3 and continue every first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.

Families will have the opportunity to explore two cultural locations: The Athenaeum Indianapolis and the IMA. Cereal Cinema will alternate between the two cultural locations every other month. Tickets will be sold for $5 each, and includes admission to the film, as well as the cereal buffet. Parents can now buy tickets at

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ArtX 1$1 million grant from The Efroymson Family Fund will support innovative museum programs and initiatives through 2018

Indianapolis Museum of Art is excited to announce the inventive new ARTx series, made possible with a $1 million gift from The Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF).

The ARTx series was developed by the IMA’s first-ever curator of audience experiences and performance, Scott Stulen, and offers smart, dynamic and highly interactive experiences for audiences on the IMA campus and within the local community. The robust lineup features new public programming and community initiatives, along with enhancements to existing campus programs and events. New offerings such as Grown-up Summer Camp, Art Crossfit and Avant Brunch continue to strengthen the IMA’s reputation for quality experiences and intellectual rigor, while creating playful and unexpected points of access for a variety of audiences.

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IMA ARTx Launch Program 11.6.14


Indianapolis Museum of Art is excited to announce the inventive new ARTx series, made possible with a $1 million gift from The Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF).

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DESK: Revolver + Paper Darts at Soo Local

Scott Stulen: Desk

Ten artists and writers attack the same desk*. One attack per hour. Each a construction/deconstruction/reconstruction/resurrection & palimpsest. Anything goes**.

It is a place of toil: bills paid, taxes prepared. Across the desk people are hired, fired, told they have cancer. The lives of millions have been signed away on desks.

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WACTAC: Don’t Sleep on It

Eight groups of artists in a 24-hour art-making marathon surrounded by Minneapolis Art-A-Whirl madness. Participating artists include Burlesque Design, Erik Burke, Mike Fitzsimmons, Andy Ducett, John Grider, Hardland/Heartland, Liz Miller, Kristina Mooney, Chris Pennington, Brett Smith, Erin Smith, and Scott Stulen.

Co-presented by the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council and