#Indianapolis – The Indianapolis Museum of Art is a staple among things to do in Indianapolis. One might even go as far to say it’s a hidden gem due to the fact that the location of the museum isn’t located in Downtown Indianapolis – which can give it an out of sight, out of mind presence.
The IMA has a long history with the city and has brought countless pieces of art to the Indianapolis community and continues to today.
Fall is a scenic time of year and when considering the IMA and all that it has to offer it’s obvious that the museum should be on everybody’s radar this fall as a place to visit.
From the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres to the upcoming “Georgia O’ Keeffe And The Southwestern Still Life” exhibit, there are many reasons to venture to the IMA and to traverse its grounds.
1. A Walk In The Park
Our lives can be a nonstop roller coaster ride, especially when considering the holidays on the horizon, so a nice stroll in the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres is a nice way to relax in a natural environment.
There’s a myriad of things to discover in the 100 Acres. From “Funky Bones,” which played a role in the movie adaption of “The Fault In Our Stars,” to a tree swing set and a basketball court that you could only think to discover in an art part, you’re 100 Arce experience is one that is truly you’re own and what you make of it.
October is the apex of beautiful fall weather which can be enjoyed with a light jacket, this can lead to an enjoyable walking experience in the 100 Arce grounds.
There’s a plethora of things to discover on the grounds, and given the size of the 100 acres, there’s also a very intimate experience to be had. A natural form of escapism, a walk in the 100 Acres can be rejuvenating and prepare you for the stress to come during the work week.
2. Take A Portrait
Fall weather lends itself to photos. The sunlight is forgiving and gives off a warm and gentle tone which makes for great photos. The hundred acres can offer its lake and trees along with man-made art as great backdrops to a portrait.
Whether it be a portrait with your significant other, a family photo or a senior photo, there’s plenty of great places to take a photo which you can look back on years from now. Given the upcoming holidays it might even be a place to take that family portrait that can be placed on your Thanksgiving or Christmas cards.
3. Have A Picnic
Picnics are typically a rare activity to partake in, but like walking, can be a relaxing way to spend your day. A great date or family activity, there are endless amounts of scenic places to spread your blanket on the ground and enjoy food and company.
I recommend picnicking next to Roy Lichtenstien’s “Five Brushstrokes” or near the picnic tables which are placed by “Funky Bones,” both places provide surroundings that are easy on the eyes, and if you have kids it provides space for them to run and play.
For more information about the IMA head to its website here.