The Indianapolis Museum of Art ranks among the most prestigious museums in the United States. The IMA showcases expansive collections of art from across the globe. Visitors can experience art and culture in the form of paintings, sculpture, furniture, design objects, photographs and textiles. In addition, the IMA offers the public a view of Miller House and Garden, one of the most highly recognized Modernist residences in the country.
Miller House is an expression of the American Modernist spirit in its finest form. It was designed by Eero Saarinen, with interiors by
Alexander Girard, and landscape design by Daniel Urban Kiley. Commissioned by industrialist and philanthropist J. Irwin Miller and his wife Xenia Simons Miller in 1953, Miller House and Garden was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2000. The structure has an open and flowing layout, flat roof and monumental stone, and glass walls. The rooms display strong colors and playful patterns. The large, geometric gardens add charm to the unique character of the house.
Miller House is located in Columbus, Indiana. Members of the Miller family donated the house and gardens, along with many of its original furnishings, to the Museum. The Miller family and the Irwin-Sweeney-Miller Foundation have also donated $5 million to establish an endowment for the house and surrounding grounds.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art, in cooperation with the Columbus Area Visitors Center, started granting access to the house and gardens in 2011. Tours are offered daily Tuesday through Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. Miller House is closed Mondays. In December, January and February tours are only available on Saturdays at 1 and 3 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.imamuseum.org and at www.columbus.in.us. Tickets are $20 per person. To order by phone or to book a group tour, visitors may call (800) 468-6564. Special tour opportunities are available for members of Friends of Miller House. For more information regarding Friends of Miller House, you can visit www.imamuseum.org.