Art is a basic cultural standard in any large city and Indianapolis, Indiana is no different. Many influential organizations in Indianapolis take a direct approach to enhancing the community by focusing on art and it’s benefits. Two notable organizations that make art a priority is The Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis and the Hoosier Salon.
With Indianapolis having such deep ties to art, it is no wonder that there are a number of options in the Indianapolis art community for Hoosiers and tourist alike to choose from to satisfy their craving for Indianapolis art. Whether it is Native American art, fine art or modern art, there is an Indianapolis art museum to fit the bill.
The following list contains the prestigious art museums and galleries located in the Indy area and are short drive from many popular Indianapolis attractions making these art museums easily accessible on any occasion.
Art Museums in Greater Metropolitan Indianapolis
|Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art – The Eiteljorg Museum is located in beautiful downtown Indianapolis. The museum contains Native American and Western art exhibits and is one of two museums in the Midwest that contains both Native American and Western art.|
|Herron School of Art Galleries – The Herron School of art has three galleries showcasing art exhibits by Herron students, faculty and visiting guest artists from around the globe. These galleries include the Eleanor Prest Reese & Robert B. Berkshire Galleries, the Marsh Gallery, the Frank & Katrina Basile Gallery.|
|Indianapolis Art Center – The Indianapolis Art Center showcases various exhibits, indoors and outdoors on the gorgeous Art Center grounds, and is located minutes from the Monon Trail in Broad Ripple. The Art Center showcases works from artist all over the world and offers a variety of classes ranging from painting to glass blowing.|
|Indianapolis Museum of Art - The IMA is nestled among the beautiful museum gardens and grounds near downtown Indianapolis and showcases over 50,000 works of art from various time periods in history.|
|Indiana State Museum – Situated in beautiful White River State Park, the Indiana State Museum offers a glimpse into the diverse history and art of Indiana and its inhabitants.|
|National Art Museum of Sport at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis – The art exhibits at NAMOS are focused solely on various sporting events, capturing the raw emotion that encompasses the Indianapolis sports world.|
|Stutz Artists Association Center – The Stutz Artists Association Center is comprised of a group of talented volunteer artists that work to host events, such as the Stutz Artist Associaion Holiday Show, and to promote their work as well as the work of other local artists|
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