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Private Eye now open in the IMA Galleries at Newfields
INDIANAPOLIS, May 21, 2021—Discover the audacious work of a group of daring young artists from Chicago known as the Imagists in the exhibition, Private Eye: The Imagist Impulse in Chicago Art, open in the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields now through December 5, 2021.
Darrianne Christian Elected as New Chair of Board of Trustees at Newfields’ 138th Annual Meeting Last Night
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, May 20, 2021—At last night’s 138th Annual Meeting, Newfields’ trustees elected Darrianne Christian as the new chair of the Board of Trustees, and also elected a slate of new board members that significantly increases diversity at the institution’s highest level.
The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series returns to Newfields 6/4
INDIANAPOLIS, May 17, 2021–The beloved summer tradition, The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film
Series returns to Newfields on Fridays and select Saturdays this June, July and August.
Art in Bloom presented by Gary and Hannah Hirschberg, Aaron Wealth
Advisors, brings art-inspired floral designs to the IMA Galleries 4/29–5/2
INDIANAPOLIS, April 21, 2021—Later this month discover stunning floral displays inside the Indianapolis Museum of Art during the inaugural event, Art in Bloom, presented by Gary and Hannah Hirschberg, Aaron Wealth Advisors, from April 29 through May 2.
Spring Blooms presented by Wild Birds Unlimited returns this season
INDIANAPOLIS, March 29, 2021 - Cascades of colorful blooms come alive during Spring Blooms presented by Wild Birds
Unlimited at Newfields from now through May 9.
Newfields Announces Promised 30-Day Action Plan
INDIANAPOLIS, March 19, 2021 - Newfields’ Board of Trustees announced today an action plan that will focus
Newfields on becoming an empathetic, multicultural and anti-racist institution.
NEWFIELDS ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE STRUCTURE
INDIANAPOLIS, FEB. 3, 2021 - Newfields announces new executive structure featuring three new appointments as part of a long-term succession plan designed to ensure continued growth and positive momentum for Newfields.
NEWFIELDS CELEBRATES INDY'S #BLACKLIVESMATTER STREET MURAL AND ARTISTS WITH EXHIBITION OPENING 4/16
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 27, 2021 - Last summer in response to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, 18 Indianapolis-based Black artists painted #BlackLivesMatter on Indiana Avenue in downtown Indianapolis.
GRACE MEILS NAMED DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR ADVANCEMENT
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 8, 2021 - After a 20-year career in developing and executing fundraising, sales and development strategies across the art industry, Grace Meils has been promoted to Deputy Director of Advancement at Newfields.
NEWFIELDS TO ACQUIRE CONTEMPORARY INSTALLATION EL TENDEDERO / THE CLOTHESLINE INDIANA
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 2, 2020 - The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields is acquiring El Tendedero / The Clothesline Indiana by Mónica Mayer (Mexico, b.1954).
NEWFIELDS ANNOUNCES THE LUME INDIANAPOLIS DEBUTING JUNE 2021
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 7, 2020 - The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields in Indianapolis, IN, will invite guests from near and far to step into a digital world of art when THE LUME Indianapolis debuts in June 2021.
HARVEST AT NEWFIELDS RETURNS WITH A NEW NIGHTTIME EXPERIENCE OCT. 2-25
INDIANAPOLIS, September 16, 2020 - Harvest is back at Newfields, this year for a month-long outdoor celebration and a brand new spooky nighttime experience.
NEWFIELDS APPOINTS FREDERICK WALLACE CHIEF CONSERVATOR AND DIRECTOR OF CONSERVATION
INDIANAPOLIS, August 25, 2020 - Newfields welcomes Frederick Wallace as Chief Conservator and Director of Conservation. In his new role, Mr. Wallace leads the Indianapolis Museum of Art's award-winning conservation department comprised of specialties in paintings, textiles, paper and objects conservation.
NEWFIELDS REDIRECTS FUNDS FOR COMMUNITY MEAL TO SUPPORT NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERS
INDIANAPOLIS, August 4, 2020 - Last year, Newfields invited artist and community organizer Seitu Jones to join it in hosting At the Crossroads: A Community Meal to kick-off the inaugural Harvest festival. Due to COVID-19, Newfields will not be hosting a large meal gathering this fall, and instead is redirecting funds to assist five partner organizations whose missions support the health and wellbeing of the communities of central Indiana.
EDWARD HOPPER EXHIBITION TO OPEN AT NEWFIELDS JULY 19
INDIANAPOLIS, July 14, 2020 - Explore the highly-anticipated exhibition, Edward Hopper and the American Hotel presented by Schahet Hotels at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields from July 19, 2020 through October 25, 2020.
NEWFIELDS TRANSFERS HUNDREDS OF DINES CARLSEN DRAWINGS TO THE NATIONAL NORDIC MUSEUM AS PART OF ONGOING COLLECTION ASSESSMENT PROJECT
INDIANAPOLIS, July 2, 2020 - This summer the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields will transfer 943 Dines Carlsen drawings to the National Nordic Museum in Seattle, WA as part of the ongoing Collection Assessment Project.
IMA GALLERIES TO RE-OPEN WITH EDWARD HOPPER EXHIBITION 7/19
INDIANAPOLIS, June 30, 2020 - Beginning July 17 and 18 for members and July 19 for the public, Newfields will continue to open its doors more widely with the re-opening of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Lilly House and more.
New sculptures to welcome guests back to the garden and the ima this summer
INDIANAPOLIS, June 24, 2020 - Chicago-based artist Anders Herwald Ruhwald (Danish, born 1974) makes his Indianapolis debut with two major exhibitions, Anders Ruhwald: Century Garden and Holes at Newfields.
NEWFIELDS TO RE-OPEN OUTDOOR SPACES ON JUNE 25
INDIANAPOLIS, June 12, 2020 - Beginning June 23 for members and June 25 for the public, Newfields will re-open its outdoor spaces, including The Garden, The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, and The Beer Garden as part of Summer at Newfields presented by The National Bank of Indianapolis.
NEWFIELDS CANCELS 2020 SUMMER NIGHTS FILM SERIES
INDIANAPOLIS, May 22, 2020 - In light of the guidelines required by local and State Government officials due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and for the safety of our guests, Newfields has made the decision to cancel The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series. This cancellation extends to all Newfields regular remaining programs through 2020.
A NEW MONUMENTAL SCUPLTURE TO JOIN LOVE IN THE IMA GALLERIES
INDIANAPOLIS, February 6, 2020 - The Indianapolis Muesum of Art at Newfields is pleased to announce the addition of a monumental abstract sculpture to its contemporary collection, Fletcher Benton's (1931-2019) Folded Circle Dynamic Rythms Red Phase III (1973).
SIXTY EUROPEAN MASTERWORKS FROM THE IMA COLLECTION EXHIBITED IN CHINA FOR THE FIRST TIME
INDIANAPOLIS, January 13, 2019 - For the first time in history, 60 European masterworks from the Indianapolis Museum of Art's collection traveled to China in the exhibition Rembrandt to Monet: 500 Years of European Painting from the Clowes Collection and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
THE IMA AT NEWFIELDS ANNOUNCES MAJOR GIFT OF INDIANA FASHION DESIGNER STEPHEN SPROUSE'S WORK
INDIANAPOLIS, November 7, 2019 - The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields announces the landmark acquisition of the Stephen Sprouse Collection.
NEWFIELDS SELECTED AS A 2019 BANK OF AMERICA ART CONSERVATION PROJECT GRANT RECIPIENT
INDIANAPOLIS, October 23, 2019 - The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields has been selected as a 2019 Bank of America Art Conservation Project grant recipient to restore a tapestry in collection called the "Miraculous Draught of Fishes" based on a design by Raphael.
ENJOY MORE THAN 700 YEARS OF JAPANESE PAINTINGS AT NEWFIELDS
INDIANAPOLIS, October 14, 2019 - For the first time in nearly two decades, the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields presents a major exhibition of artworks selected from its stellar Japanese paintings collection, one of the finest in the country.
WINTERLIGHTS AT NEWFIELDS RETURNS FOR YEAR THREE
INDIANAPOLIS, October 8, 2019 - Your favorite holiday tradition, Winterlights presented by Bank of America, returns to Newfields this season from Nov. 23 through Jan. 5.
INFINITELY KUSAMA OPENS AT NEWFIELDS 10/4
INDIANAPOLIS, September 5, 2019 - Yayoi Kusama's famed Infinity Mirror Room, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (2016) is coming to the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields October 4, 2019 through March 29, 2020.
NEWFIELDS RECEIVED $170,000 GRANT FROM THE GETTY FOUNDATION
INDIANAPOLIS, July 19, 2019 - Earlier this week, the Getty Foundation announced that Newfields is one of the recipients of its grant initiative, Keeping it Modern, and has received $170,000 to support architectural conservation at Newfields' own Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Ind.
NEWLY FUNDED CONSTRUCTION BEGINS AT NEWFIELDS THIS SUMMER
INDIANAPOLIS, June 25, 2019 - This summer, Newfields is beginning the construction of three major projects including key infrastructure upgrades to help increase capacity and generate connectivity to Newfields.
47 RŌNIN: A TALE OF HONOR AND LOYALTY OPENS AT NEWFIELDS JULY 19
INDIANAPOLIS, June 17, 2019 - The exhibition 47 Rōnin: A Tale of Honor and Loyalty examines one of the most popular tales of vengeance and loyalty in Japan.
NEWFIELDS CELEBRATES HISTORIC YEAR AT 136TH ANNUAL MEETING
INDIANAPOLIS, May 30, 2019 - At its 136th Annual Meeting, Newfields celebrated another successful year, including $21.7 million in grants and gifts, new art acquisitions, exciting exhibitions, and the continued success of Spring Blooms and Winterlights.
NEWFIELDS ANNOUNCES 131 GIFTS FROM THE GEORGE R. KRAVIS II COLLECTION
INDIANAPOLIS, May 24, 2019 - The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields has received a notable gift of 131 modern and contemporary design objects from the collection of the late George R. Kravis II, a businessman, philanthropist and radio broadcasting pioneer from Tulsa, Oklahoma.
JONATHAN BERGER HAS BEEN NAMED DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
INDIANAPOLIS, May 13, 2019 - Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of Newfields is pleased to announce that Jonathan Berger has been promoted to Deputy Director of Marketing and External Affairs, after serving as the Interim Deputy Director for six months.
OUTSIDE IN: THE ART AND CRAFT OF WILLIAM S. RICE OPENS AT NEWFIELDS JUNE 7
INDIANAPOLIS, May 8, 2019 - The exhibition Outside In: The Art and Craft of William S. Rice explores the evocative landscapes of one of the America's finest printmakers and art educators.
NIHONTŌ: THE SAMURAI SWORD OPENS AT NEWFIELDS MAY 10
INDIANAPOLIS, Apr. 29, 2019 - Nihontō: The Samurai Sword opens in the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields on May 10 and explores the artistry, design, and historical development of this remarkable art form and lethal weapon.
LIFE AND LEGACY: PORTRAITS FROM THE CLOWES COLLECTION OPENS MAY 4
INDIANAPOLIS, Apr. 23, 2019 - The exhibition Life and Legacy: Portraits from the Clowes Collection explores the lives and art collection of Dr. George H.A. Clowes and Edith Whitehall Clowes, who were to of the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields' greatest benafactors.
DISCOVER JAPANESE COUTURE AT NEWFIELDS WITH FASHION REDEFINED: MIYAKE, KAWAKUBO, YAMAMOTO
INDIANAPOLIS, Apr. 16, 2019 - Woven into Seasons of Japan at Newfields, guests will discover Japanese couture in Fashion Redefined: Miyake, Kawakubo, Yamamoto, an exhibition devoted to contemporary Japanese fashion.
NEWFIELDS ANNOUNCES $21.7 MILLION IN GRANTS AND GIFTS
INDIANAPOLIS, Apr. 6, 2019 - This morning, Newfields announced a cumulative $21.7 million in grants and gifts from foundations, private donors and public entities.
NEWFIELDS ANNOUNCES 2019 LINEUP FOR THE NATIONAL BANK OF INDIANAPOLIS SUMMER NIGHTS FILM SERIES
INDIANAPOLIS, Mar. 29, 2019 - The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series returns to The Ampitheatre at Newfields again this summer.
SPRING BLOOMS RETURNS TO THE GARDEN AT NEWFIELDS
INDIANAPOLIS, Mar. 22, 2019 - Spring is in the air, and next month, it will be in ful bloom at Newfields.
NEWFIELDS ANNOUNCES NEW CULINARY ARTS DEPARTMENT
INDIANAPOLIS, Mar. 15, 2019 - Following extensive market research and the success of the recent food and beverage experiments, Newfields announces the creation of a new Culinary Arts Department.
LEFT OF CENTER OPENS IN THE IMA GALLERIES AT NEWFIELDS ON MAR. 15
INDIANAPOLIS, Mar. 5, 2019—Next month, Indianapolis and Chicago- based artist, Samuel Levi Jones will make his major museum debut at the Indianapolis Museum of Art with Samuel Levi Jones: Left of Center, open from Mar. 15 through Sept. 1, 2019.
NEW INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION BY STUDIO DRIFT TO DEBUT AT NEWFIELDS
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 6, 2019—Later this month, guests to Newfields will be greeted by Meadow, a large-scale, kinetic light sculpture by Amsterdam-based art and design collective Studio Drift.
SPRING COMES EARLY WITH ORCHIDS AT NEWFIELDS
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 24, 2019—This February, discover vibrant color in the gray of winter with opulent Orchids at Newfields. Returning for the fourth year, Orchids provides a tropical escape from the cold and welcomes signs of spring from Feb. 8 through Mar. 3.
FULFILL YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS AT NEWFIELDS THIS WINTER
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 3, 2019—This New Year, expand your horizons and recharge your mind, body and soul with artistic performances and events at Newfields.
NEWFIELDS ANNOUNCES ROBUST 2019 EXHIBITION LINEUP AT THE INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 29, 2018—Next year, Newfields will showcase a diverse group of art exhibitions at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
WINTERLIGHTS AT NEWFIELDS RETURNS, TICKETS ON SALE 10/1
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2018— Following a tremendously successful first season, Winterlights returns this holiday season from Nov. 18 through Jan. 6.
NEWFIELDS DEBUTS INNOVATIVE BOARD MODEL
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 5, 2018 — Newfields announces an innovative board model introducing the addition of an associate board called the Board of Governors.
SENSUAL/SEXUAL/SOCIAL: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF GEORGE PLATT LYNES OPENS 9/30
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 22, 2018—Explore the artistic legacy of renowned American photographer George Platt Lynes through this exhibition of photographs from the collection of the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University.
NEWFIELDS ANNOUNCES NEW CURATORIAL APPOINTMENTS
INDIANAPOLIS, July 19, 2018—The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields has added new strength to its curatorial department.
NEWLY EXPANDED DESIGN GALLERY OPENS IN IMA GALLERIES AT NEWFIELDS 7/27
INDIANAPOLIS, July 11, 2018 — Starting July 27, explore the renovated Design Gallery inside the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields and discover never-before-seen highlights of the collection.
NEW PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION NOW OPEN AT NEWFIELDS
INDIANAPOLIS, June 21, 2018—Discover the work of Brett Weston (1911–1993), a master of black-and-white photography who used his camera to capture increasingly-abstract forms in the world around him.
NEWFIELDS CELEBRATES HISTORIC YEAR AT 135TH ANNUAL MEETING
INDIANAPOLIS, June 11, 2018—At the 135th Annual Meeting, Newfields celebrated a historic year, including a new campus name, record-high membership, reduction of debt, strong growth in attendance, new art acquisitions and the launch of a new holiday tradition.
BRIGHTLY COLORED ANIMAL SCULPTURES FLOCK TO NEWFIELDS THIS SUMMER
INDIANAPOLIS, May 17, 2018—This summer, explore Summer Wonderland: Spectacular Creatures, an art installation featuring nearly 500 brightly colored sculptures in various sizes—from miniatures to larger-than-life creatures—all made from recyclable plastic, open June 1 through August 26, 2018.
WORKS BY LEADING CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS DEBUT AT NEWFIELDS 5/4
INDIANAPOLIS, May 3, 2018—Tomorrow, two of the largest gifts of modern and contemporary art in the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields’ history will debut in the new exhibition Collecting Contemporaries: Recent Acquisitions from the Koch and Wolf Collections, open May 4 through November 4, 2018.
ELABORATE HATS TO DEBUT IN THE IMA GALLERIES AT NEWFIELDS
INDIANAPOLIS, April 10, 2018—In the midst of Hello Spring at Newfields, discover the remarkable Bes-Ben hats that once created a fashion sensation in the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s new exhibition, Bes-Ben: The Mad Hatter of Chicago open from April 20, 2018 through January 6, 2019.
WINTERLIGHTS AT NEWFIELDS SHINED BRIGHT ON THE COMMUNITY
INDIANAPOLIS, March 28, 2018— Newfields is grateful to the community for its support in launching a new holiday tradition in Indianapolis.
NEWFIELDS ANNOUNCES 2018 LINEUP FOR THE NATIONAL BANK OF INDIANAPOLIS SUMMER NIGHTS FILM SERIES
INDIANAPOLIS, March, 20, 2018 – The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film series returns to Newfields beginning June 1, with more screenings than ever before.
GARDENS AND GALLERIES FLOURISH WITH HELLO SPRING AT NEWFIELDS
INDIANAPOLIS, March 13, 2018—Spring is in the air, and next month, it will be in full bloom at Newfields.
NEWFIELDS ANNOUNCES DIVERSE 2018 EXHIBITION PROGRAM AT THE INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 28, 2018 – This year, Newfields will showcase a diverse group of art exhibitions, with works on display indoors and out.
SPRING STARTS EARLY WITH ORCHIDS AT NEWFIELDS
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 16, 2017—This winter, experience bold, beautiful color in the gray of winter with Orchids in The Garden at Newfields.
FULFILL YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS AT NEWFIELDS THIS WINTER
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 4, 2017—This New Year, refresh your mind, body and soul with artistic and innovative performances as part of the new Winter Performance & Film Series taking place in venues all across campus.
CREATE NEW HOLIDAY TRADITIONS AT NEWFIELDS THIS SEASON
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 13, 2017—Celebrate the holidays and create new memories with family and friends at Newfields this season.
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION FEATURING INDY RESIDENTS OPENS OCT. 27 IN THE IMA GALLERIES AT NEWFIELDS
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 25, 2017—This month, discover hundreds of black and white portraits in Portraits of Our City, on display in The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields from October 27, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
NEWFIELDS TO HOST FIRST-EVER EARNED INCOME SYMPOSIUM NOV. 7 - 8
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 18, 2017— The first-ever Earned Income Symposium for Cultural Institutions will be held at the Newfields campus Nov. 7 and 8.
TWO NEWFIELDS HORTICULTURISTS RECEIVE HIGH HONORS
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 10, 2017—Newfields horticulturists, Chad Franer and Gwyn Rager, have been recognized for important achievements within the garden industry.
NEW GIFTS OF ART SHOWCASED IN EXHIBITION AT INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART AT NEWFIELDS
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 21, 2017 – This fall, the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields will celebrate recent gifts to the collection in the new annual exhibition, Director’s Choice: Gifts of Art 2017.
EXCITING EXHIBITIONS, NEW CURATORS, DEBUT NEWFIELDS ERA AT INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2017 – Last month, the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) announced its plan to unite the diverse assets of its 152-acre campus, including the IMA Galleries, historic Lilly House, expansive gardens and The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres, into a holistic cultural campus called Newfields. A new website, DiscoverNewfields.org, launches on Oct. 2.
NEWFIELDS TO DEBUT HOLIDAY LIGHTS EXPERIENCE IN NOVEMBER
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 14, 2017— This winter, begin a new tradition at Newfields with Winterlights, a curated outdoor lights experience from Nov. 19 through Jan. 7. This dazzling nighttime experience will run nightly (except Mondays*) at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. throughout the season.
NEW EXPERIENCES BRING THE NEWFIELDS CAMPUS TO LIFE THIS FALL
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 5, 2017 — Discover art and nature indoors and out at Newfields this fall.
GRAFFITI EXHIBITION OPENS OCT. 7 IN THE IMA GALLERIES AT NEWFIELDS
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 23, 2017—This fall, step onto the streets of New York City and immerse yourself into the world of graffiti art with City as Canvas: New York City Graffiti from the 70s & 80s in the Indianapolis Museum of Art Galleries at Newfields from Oct. 7, 2017 through January 28, 2018.
NEW EXHIBITIONS AND WORKS ON DISPLAY THIS SUMMER AT THE INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART
INDIANAPOLIS, June 19, 2017 –The Indianapolis Museum of Art is bustling this summer with new additions to the galleries, innovative efforts to improve guest experience and groundbreaking research projects.
Image credit: Julianne Swartz (American, b. 1967), Terrain, 2008, 14- and 18-gauge colored electrical wire, speakers, and sound, 240 × 692 × 347 in. (installed). Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Martha Delzell Memorial Fund, 2010.69 © Julianne Swartz.