Indianapolis Museum of ArtIndianapolis, Indiana
The IMA is one of the nation’s largest general fine arts museums and it maintains permanent collections of African, Asian, American, Contemporary and European art. It also holds significant collections of decorative arts, prints, drawings, photographs, textiles and costumes. Browning Day was retained to provide design and planning for the $74 million expansion consistent with the museum’s mission to enable a large and diverse audience to see, understand and enjoy the best of the world’s visual arts. The expansion increased the size of the museum complex by approximately 140,000 square feet, adding a new gallery pavilion, an entry pavilion and a special events pavilion. The expansion featured new galleries and exhibition spaces, art support spaces, banquet, café and fine dining areas, a new museum store, new education and outreach areas and an underground parking garage for 250 cars.