Indianapolis Museum of Art Collection


John Frederick Lewis; A Corfiote Warrior, SeatedARTstor is collaborating with the Indianapolis Museum of Art to share over 10,000 images from its encyclopedic permanent collection. The IMA's permanent collection contains more than 50,000 works of art from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The museum's holdings in European Art are particularly strong, featuring the Josefowitz Collection of Paul Gauguin and the School of Pont-Aven, the Holliday Collection of Neo-Impressionism, and the largest collection of works by J.M.W. Turner outside of Great Britain. There are also noteworthy collections of African art, Japanese Edo-period paintings, Chinese ceramics, West Asian rugs, and contemporary studio glass. A selection of the 10,000 images will be made available as high-resolution downloads for academic publishing. For more information see Images for Academic Publishing.

Encompassing 152 acres of gardens and grounds, the Indianapolis Museum of Art is among the 10 largest and 10 oldest encyclopedic art museums in the United States, and features significant collections of African, American, Asian, European and contemporary art, as well as a newly established collection of design arts. The IMA offers visitors an expansive view of arts and culture through its collection of more than 54,000 works of art that span 5,000 years of history from across the world's continents. The collections include paintings, sculpture, furniture and design objects, prints, drawings and photographs, as well as textiles and costumes. A selection of the 10,000 images will be made available as high-resolution downloads for academic publishing. For more information see Images for Academic Publishing.

Additionally, art, design, and nature are featured at 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park and Oldfields–Lilly House & Gardens, a historic Country Place Era estate and National Historic Landmark on the IMA grounds. Beyond the Indianapolis campus, in May 2011 the IMA opened to the public Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana. One of the country's most highly regarded examples of mid-century Modernist residences, Miller House was designed by Eero Saarinen, with interiors by Alexander Girard, and landscape design by Dan Kiley.

Recognizing the IMA's positive impact on its community, the Museum was named a recipient of the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Services — the nation's highest honor for museums and libraries. The IMA's commitment to free general admission, programming for schools and teachers, environmental leadership and online initiatives were among cited community contributions in the Museum's selection for the award.

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Collection information

Total size of collection* 10,000
Percentage of completion 20%
Search terms "ima art"
Collection URL

* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.

Last updated: January 15, 2013

Image Credits

John Frederick Lewis; A Corfiote Warrior, Seated; The Indianapolis Museum of Art

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