indianapolis museum of art
Posted on 7.10.2012
one of my favorite and also one of the most beautiful and poetic spots in this city belongs to the local art museum. the indianapolis museum of art is home to not just a surprisingly well-rounded collection of art – but also to more than 150 acres of formal and informal gardens, fountains, stone bridges, historic home and cottages, a canal walk and orchard. all of this in the middle of a large city. the 150 acres are accessible from dawn until dusk – so extending beyond museum hours, which makes visiting easier. we were there around 5/6pm and the grounds were busy but not crowded in the least with so much open space. a large portion of the 150 acres – about 100 acres – is simply called ‘100 acres’. the formal name is ‘100 acres: the virginia b. fairbanks art & nature park’. it’s “one of the largest art parks in the country, and the only one to feature the ongoing commission of site-specific artworks.” (website).