Color of Style

Whether people think about it or not, who we are shapes how we dress – and the colors that we choose to wear. This new experience will showcase more than 50 outfits from the museum’s historic clothing and costume collection, including everyday wear from the 1800s, a party dress from the 1920s, an outfit from the Jackson 5, and incredible pieces from iconic Hoosier designers Stephen Sprouse and Bill Blass. 

“Color of Style is an opportunity for visitors to see how amazing our collection of historic clothing is,” said Meghan Smith, curator of the exhibit. “Featuring everything from high fashion gowns to homemade baby clothes, this experience gives our visitors a chance to engage with the collection and remember their own fashion histories.”

From the start, the experience will immerse visitors in color. They will wind their way through a color tunnel on their way into the exhibit, then take a quiz to discover which color best represents them. Inside the experience, nine fashion pods will feature outfits from different decades and even centuries, divided by their colors: red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, pink, white and black. 

  March 16, 2019–July 28, 2019
  Every Sunday, Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Museum Admission

Indiana State Museum

Located in White River State Park in Downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum is the place to explore Indiana’s past, present and future - from mastodons and dire wolves to contemporary art by some of Indiana’s best artists!

650 West Washington Street

(317) 232-1637

Mon. - Sat.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun.: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Facility Address / Phone Amenities
White River State Park Garage 650 West Washington Street Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
White River State Park South Lot 801 West Washington Street Accepts CC Bus Parking Overnight
Government Center Washington St. Parking Facility 401 West Washington Street Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
Washington & Senate Indoor 325 West Washington Street
Marriott Downtown Garage 350 West Maryland Street Accepts CC Overnight
Government Center Senate Ave. Parking Facility 220 North Senate Avenue Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
IUPUI Law School Garage (Lot 90) 530 West New York Street
Capitol Commons Garage 10 South Capitol Avenue Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
IUPUI Riverwalk Garage 245 University Boulevard
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center Lot 450 West Ohio Street Accepts CC
Attraction Address Phone
IMAX Theater Indiana State Museum (317) 233-4629
White River State Park 801 West Washington Street (317) 233-2434
Wheel Fun Rentals 801 West Washington Street (317) 730-2290
The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park 801 West Washington Street (317) 231-0000
Segway of Indiana, LLC 801 West Washington Street (317) 253-1910
Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial Canal Walk
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art 500 West Washington Street (317) 636-9378
Celebration Plaza & Amphitheater White River State Park (317) 233-2434
Peewinkle's Puppet Studio 650 West Washington Street (317) 535-4853
Indianapolis Indians 501 West Maryland Street (317) 269-3542

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Jack Daniels ShamROCK and Shenanigans

12 p.m. - 11 p.m.

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Indy Winter Farmers Market

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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American POP: The Galleries for American Arts and Popular Culture

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Shamrock Run & Walk

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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Other Events the Week of March 11 - March 17, 2019

Meet the Artists Exhibit

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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Beyond Spaceship Earth

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Game Nights at Central

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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Puuurfect Evening with Catvideo Fest

8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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