Elegance from the East: New Insights from Old Porcelain
Elegance from the East: New Insights from Old Porcelain explores the popularity and variety of Chinese porcelain objects made for export to Western consumers in the 17th and 18thcenturies. Chinese artists customized their traditional forms and decoration for European and American commercial tastes. This exhibition reveals the effects of these efforts to translate consumer demand from half a world away.
Like Chemistry of Color and What Lies Beneath, also on view, this exhibition relates science to art. Guest curator Shirley M. Mueller, MD, connects the past to the present and illustrates, through neuropsychological insights, the similarity of human feeling and motivation across time.
The exquisitely detailed porcelains in this exhibition—mostly made for use in the home— will be displayed inside the historic Lilly House.
Featured EventsDiscover Newfields
Vibrant Line: Works on Paper by Tanaka, Shinoda, and TawaraVibrant Line: Works on Paper by Tanaka, Shinoda, and Tawara
Three very different, modern Japanese artists stay inside the lines to express what’s possible with ink on paper—from photo realistic etchings of old rural Japan to calligraphy influenced by abstract expressionism
38th Annual Watercolor Society of Indiana Exhibition38th Annual Watercolor Society of Indiana Exhibition
The Watercolor Society of Indiana presents the 38th annual juried exhibition of paintings featuring works in a variety of styles.
Anders Ruhwald: Century GardenAnders Ruhwald: Century Garden
The Garden at Newfields will turn tropical this summer with Century Garden, an installation of five colorful vignettes by ceramic artist Anders Herwald Ruhwald.
Holes, a large-scale light sculpture by Anders Herwald Ruhwald, catches and casts dramatic shadows in the Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion.
Ask Me! in Edward Hopper and the American HotelAsk Me! in Edward Hopper and the American Hotel
Curious about something you see in Edward Hopper and the American Hotel? Just ask one of our Ask Me! docents.