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Museums and exhibitions in IndianaHilbert Circle Theater in Indianapolis
The Hilbert Circle Theater in the city of Indianapolis was opened in 1916, but under the name Circle Theater because it is located on Monument Circle. After its closure, the Hilbert Circle Theater reopened in 1984 and is now the home of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The Hilbert Circle Theater has 1,781 seats and can accommodate ensembles up to 81 musicians. In 1987, the weight lifting competitions of the Pan American Games were held at the Hilbert Circle Theater.

Contact 45 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Tel: 001 - (0) 317 - 231 67 98
Web: www.hilbertcircletheatreindy.org

Indiana Repertory Theater in Indianapolis
The Indiana Repertory Theater in the city of Indianapolis is a former cinema from 1927. Since 1980 the house has been used by a permanent company and the building has been converted from a cinema into a theater with 2 stages. Musicals have not been performed here since the 1990s, but the theater has a special reputation for the performance of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Charol". But even if you don't want to see a performance of the theater, you should watch the theater, because the mighty facade of the theater with its decorations is a feast for the eyes.

Contact 140 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Tel: 001 - (0) 317 - 635 52 52
Web: www.irtlive.com/

Indianapolis Opera
The Indianapolis Opera is the only professional opera or opera company in all of Indiana. In addition to the performances of the pieces, the opera company also offers programs for young artists. Since 2008, the opera has been playing smaller pieces in the former Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, and larger performances have taken place in the Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University.

Contact 4011 North Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205
Tel: 001 - (0) 317 - 283 35 31
Email: nicoleb@indyopera.org
Web: www.indyopera.org

Madame Walker Theater Center in Indianapolis
The Madame Walker Theater Center in the city of Indianapolis is located in the Madame CJ Walker Building. The building and theater are named after America's first self-made millionaire. The theater was opened in 1927 and performed plays until the 1950s. In the following years the building was subject to severe decay and it was not restored until 1983. Today, however, not only theater performances take place here, but also jazz concerts, comedy, dance evenings and art training for young people.

Contact 617 Indiana Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Tel: 001 - (0) 317 - 236 20 99
Fax: 001 - (0) 317 - 236 20 97
Email: info@walkertheatre.com
Web: www.walkertheatre.com

Museums and exhibitions

Children's Museum of Indianapolis
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the world's largest children's museum. The museum, which was founded in the city of Indianapolis in 1925, now comprises an exhibition area of ​​around 44,000 m², which extends over 5 floors. The museum has over 105,000 exhibits from the three areas of nature, culture and American experience. Most of the museum's exhibitions are designed to be interactive because it is a children's museum. In the museum you can see a lifelike sculpture of brachiosaurs and the largest water clock in all of North America. There is also a changing exhibition. An approx. 13 m tall, hand-blown glass sculpture by the artist Dale Chihuly has been in the museum since 2006. There is also a planetarium in the museum, a theater and the dinosphere where visitors can recreate excavations. Today, the museum attracts over 1 million visitors annually.

opening hours March to September: Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; October to February: Tuesday to Sunday: 10am - 5pm;
Entrance fees Adults $ 16.50; Children (2-17) $ 11.50
Contact 3000 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
Tel: 001 - (0) 317 - 334 33 22
Fax: 001 - (0) 317 - 921 40 19
Email: customerservice@childrensmuseum.org
Web: www.childrensmuseum.org

Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis
The Indiana State Museum in the city of Indianapolis is one of the most important museums in the state of Indiana. It shows exhibitions on the history of the state from prehistoric to the present day. The museum was founded in 1862 as a natural history collection. Today, the museum has an exhibition area of ​​approximately 4,000 m² and a collection of over 300,000 exhibits from the fields of natural history, North American Indians, cultural history and the future of Indianas. Due to the location of the museum in the White River State Park, the area surrounding the museum is also highly recommended. Especially the 92 County Walk, which leads the visitor along 92 sculptures for every county in the state of Indiana, is a change. Furthermore, the museum houses one of the 4 IMAX cinemas in Indiana.

opening hours Tuesday to Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Entrance fees Adults $ 7; Children (2-11) $ 4
Contact 650 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Tel: 001 - (0) 317 - 232 16 37
Email: guestservices@dnr.in.gov
Web: www.indianamuseum.org

National Art Museum of Sports in Indianapolis
The National Art Museum of Sports is a sports museum in the city of Indianapolis. The museum was founded in 1959 by Germain G. Glidden in New York and was first shown in Madison Square Garden in 1968. The museum then "wandered" through the USA and has been visiting Indianapolis since 1990 and the University Place Conference Center in Indiana University-Purdue University since 1994. Today, the museum includes more than 800 exhibits, such as paintings and sculptures, on more than 40 sports. Other devotional objects such as jerseys and gold, silver and bronze medals can also be admired. A visit to the museum is certainly a MUST for sports fans.

opening hours Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Entrance fees Free.
Contact 850 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Web: www.namos.iupui.edu

Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art
The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art was founded in 2001 and is one of the most important museums for modern art in Indiana. Sometimes the museum is also called iMOCA or Indy MOCA. The exhibition area of ​​the museum covers 740 m² on which local, regional and international artists can show their works. The museum's exhibition currently changes approximately every two months. In the past, the museum stood out with thoughtful provocations due to the exhibitions. Mostly exhibition of 2 local artists, 2 regional artists and the national artist of the year can be seen at the same time.

opening hours Thursday to Saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Entrance fees Free.
Contact 1043 Virginia Avenue, Suite 5
Indianapolis, Indiana 46203
Tel: 001 - (0) 317 - 634 66 22
Web: www.indymoca.org

Indiana Medical History Museum in Indianapolis
The Indiana Medical History Museum in the city of Indianapolis is the oldest pathological laboratory in the United States. Founded in 1895 as the Pathological Department of Central State Hospital, it served until 1969 when the museum was founded. The museum's current collection includes well over 15,000 exhibits from the 19th and 20th centuries on almost all subjects relating to medicine. Thus, a visit to the museum can learn a lot about the development of modern medicine and modern psychiatry and at the same time admire the Old Pathology Building. However, a visit to the museum is only possible on a guided tour, however tours in the extremely beautiful garden can be completed without a guide. The macabre highlight of the tour is certainly the room in which numerous brains are preserved in glasses.

opening hours Thursday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Entrance fees Adults $ 5; Children (under 18) $ 1
Contact 3045 Vermont Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46222
Tel: 001 - (0) 317 - 635 73 29
Web: www.imhm.org

Indianapolis Museum of Art
The Indianapolis Museum of Art in the city of Indianapolis was founded in 1883 and is now one of the largest and oldest museums of general art in the United States. The museum's permanent exhibition comprises a total of over 50,000 exhibits. The collection covers the following areas:

  • Eli Lilly Collection of Chinese Art
    Collection of works of art made of porcelain, ceramics and jade from China from the Neolithic period to the Qing Dynasty.
  • R. Norris Shreve Collection of Chinese Jade
    A large collection of jade art.
  • Japanese Painting Collection
    The collection includes paintings from the Edo period and is one of the best in the country.
  • Eiteljorg Collection of African Art
    The Eiteljorg Collection of African Art was created in 1989 when Harrison Eiteljorg donated over 1,200 works of art. The collection includes works from all regions of Africa and ancient Egypt.
  • The Clowes Collection
    The Clowes Collection includes masterpieces by Rembrandt, Jusepe de Ribera and Peter Paul Rubens.
  • Caroline Marmon Fesler Painting Collection
    The Caroline Marmon Fesler Painting Collection contains masterpieces of landscape painting by Meundet Hobbema, Aelbert Cuyp and Jacob van Ruisdael. Works by post-impressionists Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat and Vincent van Gogh. As well as Cubist works by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.
  • English and European porcelain
    collection The collection contains exhibits from the 18th and 19th centuries and items from Meissen, Ludwigsburg, Höchst, Frankenthal and Vienna can be found among others.

The museum is divided into several buildings which are surrounded by a beautiful garden, which invites you to linger and go for a walk, especially since there are also works of art in it.

opening hours Tuesday to Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Thursday to Friday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Entrance fees Free.
Contact 4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
Tel: 001 - (0) 317 - 920 26 60
Fax: 001 - (0) 317 - 931 19 78
Email: ima@imamuseum.org
Web: www.imamuseum.org

Indiana University Art Museum in Bloomington
The Indiana University Art Museum in Bloomington City was founded in 1941 and is now one of the best university museums in the United States. The museum's collection consists of over 30,000 exhibits from almost all cultures. From antique gold jewelry to African masks to works by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. Other highlights of the museum are works by Henri Matisse, Auguste Rodin and Andy Warhol. An architectural peculiarity of the museum is that the museum has no right angles. Each wall, corner and ceiling converge with others at an angle other than 90 °.

opening hours Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Contact 1133 East 7th Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47406
Tel: 001 - (0) 812 - 855 54 45
Email: iuam@indiana.edu
Web: http://www.indiana.edu/~iuam/iuam_upgrade.htm

WonderLab in Bloomington
The WonderLab in the city of Bloomington is a museum of natural sciences, health sciences and technology. The museum was founded in 1995 and is now one of the popular attractions of the city of Bloomington with around 80,000 visitors a year. It is particularly popular with families and children, since many experiments can be carried out here. The museum even hosts birthday parties for its young visitors and those who have the money can rent the museum for their own purposes.

opening hours Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Entrance fees Adults $ 7; Children (1-17) $ 6
Contact 308 West 4th Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47404
Tel: 001 - (0) 812 - 337 13 37
Fax: 001 - (0) 812 - 330 13 37
Web: www.wonderlab.org

Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science
The Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science was founded in 1904 and nowadays offers visitors a wide range of subjects. For example, the museum offers exhibitions on various cultures from around 13,000 BC. to this day. The museum also offers an exhibition on old steam locomotives and paintings from the 16th century to modern works. The Koch Planetarium is also in the museum. This is even the oldest planetarium in all of Indiana.

opening hours Wednesday to Friday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Entrance fees Adults $ 4; Children $ 2
Contact 411 SE Riverside Drive
Evansville, Indiana 47713
Tel: 001 - (0) 812 - 425 24 06
Fax: 001 - (0) 812 - 421 75 09
Web: www.emuseum.org

Studebaker National Museum in South Bend
The Studebaker National Museum in the city of South Bend shows an exhibition on the history of the Studebaker factories and their vehicles. The beginnings with horse-drawn carriages and carriages from the 19th century are illuminated as well as the well-known street cruisers of the 50s and 60s. Military vehicles from the First and Second World Wars are also on display. A special exhibit is certainly the carriage in which the former President Abraham Lincoln drove around. In total there are over 70 vehicles in the museum as well as many pictures and photographs of Studebaker vehicles.

opening hours Monday to Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Entrance fees Adults $ 8; Children $ 5
Contact 201 S. Chapin Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601
Tel: 001 - (0) 574 - 235 97 14
Web: www.studebakermuseum.org

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a relatively young museum and was only founded in 1889. The museum deals with the history of Native Americans and their art. Paintings and sculptures by Harrison Eiteljorg can also be seen. However, the museum is likely to attract most visitors due to the art objects of the Native Americans. The museum is very famous for this collection, as it is one of the best of its kind in the world.

opening hours Monday to Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Entrance fees Adults $ 8; Children (5-17) $ 5
Contact 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Tel: 001 - (0) 317 - 636 93 78
Web: www.eiteljorg.org
 
 
 
 
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