Museum’s lineup of movies, events, classes to keep creative juices going


Summer at the Indiana Museum of Art isn’t close to being over yet. The museum has a lineup of movies, art events and classes to keep your creative juices flowing through August.

Here’s what’s coming up.

Cereal Cinema: “Inside Out,” 10 a.m. Aug. 5. The Toby; $5 Members and Public, Free for children 5 and under.

Parents and little ones are invited to experience Cereal Cinema, a unique family-friendly event created by Indy Film Fest. Cereal Cinema features the two things that every family needs on a Saturday morning — a fun-for-all-ages classic movie and a cereal bar.

Family Day: Breathe In, Breathe Out, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5; cost with general admission and free for IMA members

Celebrate the new Tibetan Buddhism installation in the galleries and join in a day dedicated to mindfulness. Take part in a community sand mandala, meditate, relax, create and breathe.


Mobile Studio for Adults: Design Challenge, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 10.; $25 members, $35 public; check-in in Efroymson.

Visit the museum’s contemporary design collection including objects by masters like Philippe Starck and Alessandro Mendini. Learn about the design thinking process and participate in a series of challenges. Advanced registration required.

Mobile Studio for Kids Ages 8-12: Design Challenge, 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 12, Star Studio, $25 members, $35 public.

Brainstorm, build and test! Discover how designers like Michael Graves create artistic, yet functional objects for the home. Visit the Floor 4 galleries to sketch objects for inspiration. Advanced registration required.


Day of Flight, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 19, Newfield (adjacent to the IMA surface lot), cost included with admission general admission and free for IMA members.

Celebrate the wonders of flight in nature — from butterfly and bee talks to a live flight demonstration featuring fearsome birds of prey. Lie hummingbird and song bird banding will be featured to discuss the importance of conservation and research. Event coincides with annual native tree and pollinator plant sale

Yoga at the IMA, 10 a.m. July 22 and 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26, $12 members, $15 public.

The hour-long vinyasa session, offered by registered yoga instructors from Indianapolis, will allow you to stretch your limbs and realign your mind, body, and spirit.


“Audubon: Drawn to Nature,” open through July 30, Allen Whitehill Clowes Special Exhibition Gallery.

An exhibition featuring the lifelike drawings of John James Audubon. From wise owls to playful parakeets these beautiful birds of North America were carefully studied and documented by Audubon, a leader in ornithology and conservation.

Mini Golf at the IMA, open through Sept. 2, Alliance Sculpture Court.

Explore the natural world on the brand-new mini golf course perfect for the whole family and guests. Mini Golf at the IMA is returning with new, artist designed holes inspired by nature. Come putt past lions, through glaciers and learn about honey bees. Grab a drink or snack at the clubhouse.

“Elegance from the East: New Insights from Old Porcelain,” open through Oct. 22, Lilly House Floor 2.

From the collection of Dr. Shirley M. Mueller, the exhibit explores the popularity and variety of Chinese porcelain objects made for export to Western consumers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Chinese artists customized their traditional forms and decoration for European and American commercial tastes. This exhibition reveals the effects of these efforts to translate consumer demand from half a world away.

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