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Indianapolis Museum of Art


Founded in 1887, the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) is the eighth largest encyclopedic art museum in the U.S., with a permanent collection of approximately 40,000 objects from nearly all parts of the globe and human history. European art is well represented within the collection, with particular strengths in seventeenth-century Dutch, Flemish, and Spanish art. The Clowes Collection, now part of the IMA’s permanent collection, includes a notable early self-portrait by Rembrandt (ca. 1629), a Rubens sketch for one of the Constantine tapestries, and a well-preserved tapestry woven by the workshop of Hendrik Mattens, from Raphael’s Acts of the Apostles series. The permanent collection also contains masterpieces by Van Dyck, Willem Kalf, Jan Victors, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Aelbert Cuyp, and Meindert Hobbema, along with some wonderful drawings by Jan de Bisschop and Lambert Doomer, among others. Further information on works in the IMA’s permanent collection can be found on the museum’s online collections page.

Kjell Wangensteen, Ph.D. Associate Curator of European Art (April 2024)

Related CODART publications

Dr. Kjell Wangensteen, “Rembrandt in China”, CODARTfeatures, May 2021.

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