Past Experiences

Visitors became part of the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. For the first time ever, the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis was lived streamed. Visitors experienced musical history being made as they made friends with this often mysterious instrument. Learn more >>

The Hoosier Salon exhibition, in its 94th year, showcased the work of its 2018 artist members. The competition is Indiana’s longest-running art exhibition and considered the preeminent juried exhibition of Indiana art by Indiana artists. Visitors saw high quality traditional and abstract art in a variety of forms including paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, sculpture and glass. Learn more >>

Visitors saw the 12 months through a child’s perspective. Started in 1998, Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ Calendar Art Contest is open to all K-12 students who want to create an illustration for the organization’s annual wall calendar. Each of the numbered grades is given the corresponding month of the year to illustrate: 12 grades, 12 months. Learn more >>

A retrospective of original paintings from the early 1980s to the present. Learn more >>


What color is music? Symphony in Color explored this question. Visitors saw 110 works of art created by students in grades one through six while they listened to music performed by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Learn more >>


This blockbuster traveling exhibition makde a stop at the Indiana State Museum! Visitors experienced poison’s roles in nature, myth and legend through interactive experiences and hands-on discovery. Learn more >>