LOVE - A Beautiful Memento of the Museum Of Art
The Indianapolis museum of Art or IMA is an encyclopedic Art museum that happens to be a major attraction of Indianapolis, Indiana in US and hence a vinyl fridge magnet of this splendor has to be procured during the visit. The IMA, located on the North West area outside downtown Indianapolis, is the eighth largest and ninth oldest encyclopedic Art museum in US. Situated on a sprawling 152 acres of land; this museum houses over 54,000 works of art including African, American, Asian and European pieces. There is a huge collection of contemporary art, too and all the holdings of the museum reflect its emphasis on the connections among art, design and the natural environment. However, one of the most popular is the Weathered Backwards Love created by Robert Indiana. The LOVE sculpture was created in 1970 fabricated from 3/8 inch thick sheets of Cor-ten steel.
IMA - Some More Facts to Ponder Over
IMA was founded in 1883 by the Art Association of Indianapolis and the first permanent museum was opened in 1906 as a portion of the John Herron Art Institute. After several years, in 1969 the Art Association of Indianapolis changed its name to become the Indianapolis Museum of Art and just one year later it moved to its current location at Michigan Road. General admission to the IMA is free. Among the huge collection that the museum possesses, Percival de Luce's oil on canvas painting, "An Anxious Mother" was the first acquisition of the museum. Another mention worthy masterpiece is the "Landscape of Saint Remy", by Van Gogh, which was painted during the final year of the artist's life.