A Closer Look
Participants are invited to observe, question, and discuss a selected work of art in the IMA Galleries with a museum educator. Each hour-long session focuses on a single work and encourages interactive dialogue among the group members. “A Closer Look” sessions are included with admission, but advance online reservations are required.
Saturday, Jul 14, 2018, 2 pm - "Down in the Valley"
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018, 2 pm - "The Eye of the Storm"
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018, 2 pm - “Year of the Dog”
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018, 2 pm - "What IS that thing?"
Saturday, Sep 15, 2018, 2 pm - "Blue on Blue"
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018, 2 pm - "Shimmering Landscape"
Saturday, October 13, 2018 “ Liz Surrounded”
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 “ In the Sunshine”
Saturday, November 10, 2018 “Game On!”
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 “They Call Me Mellow Yellow”
Saturday, December 8, 2018 “ Impressive and Exquisite”
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 “A Style Mashup!”
Recent Acquisition Showcase: Preview of Japanese Fashion
View new acquisitions that may be featured in next year’s Japanese Fashion exhibition.
Members Only Talk: Jonathan Wright
Lose yourself in the shimmering of a million lights, enchanting music and the wonder of Winterlights at Newfields.
Rafiq Bhatia: Breaking English
Heralded by The New York Times as “transcending real sound in real time with the unexpected,” New York composer and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia seeks to shatter preconceptions about how much can be said without a word—and, for that matter, who can say it.
Artful Living Series
Join Ian Wilhite, Newfields’ gregarious orchid expert, for an “insider’s look” at the secrets of orchids, brought to you by the Alliance.
Artist Talk: Studio Drift
Join Shelly Selim, Newfields’ Associate Curator of Design & Decorative Arts, for a conversation with the creative duo behind Meadow.
Evening Tour of The Garden with Newfields' Director of Horticulture
Stroll The Garden with Newfields’ director of horticulture, Chad Franer, and learn about what’s in bloom.
Contemporary Art Society Reception with the Artists of Breaking English
Prior to the evening’s performance of Rafiq Bhatia: Breaking English, Affiliate group members and their guests are invited to a special reception with the artists.
Marguerite T. Smith Lecture Series: Author Patricia McMillan
Get into the holiday spirit with the Horticultural Society and Patricia Hart McMillan.
George Platt Lynes Roundtable and CAS Member Reception
To accompany the exhibition Sensual/Sexual/Social: The Photography of George Platt Lynes, the Contemporary Art Society presents a roundtable discussion about the life and legacy of photographer George Platt Lynes.
Member Only Talk: Ian Wilhite
join Newfields’ own plant specialist Ian Wilhite for a special presentation on the Orchids exhibition in DeBoest Lecture Hall.