Monday, June 18, 2012

Indianapolis Museum of Art

I finally did - I finally went and walked around the Indianapolis Museum of Art or IMA.  I went on Friday with my Activity Day group of girls and their dads.  We invited them to have a special daddy-daughter date at the museum in celebration of Father's Day.  And the girls loved it!  The dad's also especially enjoyed it.  Many of our group had never been before, which adds a nice touch.

I LOVED the 2nd floor collections.  There was a large Renaissance/Religious art exhibit which I thought was really cool, as well as a collection of Dutch painters, and more.  Seriously sweet.  I was geeking out a little bit, not going to lie.  We checked out the African exhibit and then all of the contemporary art exhibits, which most of the group "didn't get."  And though I have studied some of the works on display there, like Donald Judd's Untitled, and Kara Walkers' They Waz Nice White Folks While They Lasted (Sez One Gal to Another) or the type of media, like video and audio art, I too don't always "get" contemporary/modern art, because I just don't buy into the ideas that everything is art/beautiful/worth our study. 

The museum was a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be!  I didn't even get to look at everything, nor the chance to explore the 100 Acres or the Lilly House.

I'm pretty sure that I will be returning to this museum again. 
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