Press Releases

 

Below is a collection of recent press releases. If you are looking for something older, please visit the Archived Releases page. For additional questions, contact media@discovernewfields.org.

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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NEWFIELDS ANNOUNCES NEW CURATORIAL APPOINTMENTS

INDIANAPOLIS, July 19, 2018—The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields has added new strength to its curatorial department.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.