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View Award-Winning Exhibits at Indiana Arts Venues

Tour a diverse array of Indiana arts venues. See one of the largest collections of sport art in the U.S. at the National Art Museum of Sport. Located within the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the unique museum features art works depicting athletes from more than 40 sports at the Sports Legends Experience.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art spans 152 acres and offers more than 54,000 works in its impressive collection. Explore the eighth largest art museum in the United States and enjoy both indoor and outdoor exhibits in the heart of downtown. Fort Wayne Museum of Art exhibits American fine art and a diverse array of decorative arts. See works from international artists and view creations from more than 75 regional and national artists in the Paradigm Gallery.

White Ripple Gallery in Hammond features local and regional artists. View monthly exhibits and themed art showcases throughout the year. Anderson Center for the Arts is located inside the historic Carnegie Public Library in Anderson. See rotating works of Indiana artists and permanent displays of contemporary art.

White Ripple Gallery

Indiana is a rich landscape of fun and memorable endeavors – from the excellent outdoor recreation to the premier universities, you can find an unforgettable experience here. When you travel to the northern region, enjoy a stay in Hammond, home of the White Ripple Gallery. With professionally curated shows and exhibits rotating monthly, the White Ripple Gallery is always a unique experience. Found conveniently between State Route 912 an Highway 41, the White Ripple Gallery is a Hammond must-see. It's part of Vierk's Village Arts & Retail Center.

Anderson Center for the Arts

Make the most of your next visit to Indiana with a tour of the Anderson Center for the Arts. Though you can find a wide range of outdoor fun, kid-friendly surprises, and a host of top-notch universities around the state, the Anderson Center for the Arts proves to be a must-visit attraction.

One of the most unique aspects pertaining to the Anderson Center for the Arts is this: it's found in the old Carnegie Public Library, which itself is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This arts center hosts four different major exhibits throughout the year, and features a wide range of permanent art.

Indianapolis Museum of Art

As one of the premier attractions found within Indianapolis – some might even argue the entire state – the Indianapolis Museum of Art is a must-visit. Found directly north of downtown along West 38th Street, the IMA yields full days of tours, talks, performances, and a wide range of top art displays. After a $74 million expansion in 2005, the IMA is bigger and better than ever. The IMA is an encyclopedic art museum – the 8th largest, and 9th oldest of the kind in the U.S. Each year, nearly half a million visitors pass through the doors at the IMA – be one of them!

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Set in its current spot since 1984, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art has amassed a collection of 1,400 works of art in its permanent collection. Born from a generous donation of 10 paintings by Theodore F. Thieme in 1921, the museum features mainly American art from 1850 on.

Artists like Thomas Young and Louis Lozowick are featured with works in the permenant collection. In addition, one-of-a-kind pieces can be found, such as the bust of Christopher Columbus created by Richard Greenough. Education and engagement of the local community of Fort Wayne are among the main goals of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

In order to accomplish this mission the museum offers talks, tours, an art library, and opportunities for interaction in the learning center. The museum welcomes all ages to view and interact with various exhibits. Events are held on a regular basis to engage the community as well as to expand their artistic horizons.

National Art Museum of Sport

Located on the Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, the National Art Museum of Sport was established more than 50 years ago. This Indianapolis museum showcases over 900 pieces of sport art. Stroll the museum to view the heroes and heroines of over 40 sports including, golf, boxing, baseball, basketball, tennis, swimming, soccer, hockey and football. The museum's collections are one of America's largest collections of sport art. Permanent exhibits include Commitment to Excellence in Art & Sport, 2011 & Football Invitational, among others.