Find the perfect holiday gift with our all-day annual shopping event, held inside the Museum & Garden Shop. Before you see Winterlights, stop by the store to take advantage of specials, giveaways and incredible deals.
Members get 20 percent off all purchases.
Trunk Shows (1-7pm):
- Brent Lawyer from Thomas Glenn Holidays Polish glass ornaments
- Indianapolis glass jewelry artist Krista Bermeo
Featured EventsDiscover Newfields
Collecting Contemporaries: Recent Acquisitions from the Koch and Wolf Collections
This exhibition highlights two of the largest gifts of modern and contemporary art made to the IMA over its 135-year history, donated by longtime supporters Kay Koch, and Joan and Walter Wolf.
Bes-Ben: The Mad Hatter of Chicago
Known for his elaborate, humorous, and flamboyant creations, Benjamin B. Green-Field designed hats with anything one could possibly imagine.
Big Hero 6
Child prodigy Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heros in order to save their town from a mysterious and dangerous masked man.
The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series
Watch movies under the stars every weekend at Newfields.
A Shot in the Dark
French police detective Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) investigates the murder of a millionaire’s chauffeur, refusing to believe all of the evidence that points to the maid, Maria, as the culprit.
In this return to Rydell High after the wildly successful Grease, new student Michael (Maxwell Caulfield) must prove himself to the leader of the Pink Ladies (Michelle Pfeiffer) to win her heart.
Enter the Dragon
Martial artist Lee (Bruce Lee) uses an invitation to a martial arts tournament to spy on Han, a dangerous and reclusive crime lord.
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Scientists on an expedition play a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious humanoid monster.
Akeelah and the Bee
Forced to participate in her school's spelling bee, eleven-year-old Akeelah (Keke Palmer) discovers a talent for spelling.
An American Werewolf in London
When two American students are attacked by a werewolf during a visit to England, the surviving student begins to have nightmares about what will occur on the next full moon.
Selections from Indy Shorts International Film Festival
Newfields will host Heartland Film’s inaugural Indy Shorts International Film Festival.
Professional “date doctor” Hitch (Will Smith) helps his clients find the women of their dreams while he struggles with his own social life.
Pretty in Pink
Teenaged Andie (Molly Ringwald) must choose between her childhood sweetheart, Duckie, and a potential relationship with the rich and wordly Blane.
Blair Witch Project
Three film students travel to the forests of Maryland to make a film about a local urban legend.
Strangers on a Train
In a casual conversation, two strangers discuss how to pull off the perfect murder—each of them taking care of the other's "problem" person—with disastrous consequences.
The Dark Knight
Gotham City is plunged into chaos as Batman (Christian Bale) struggles to defeat the Joker (Heath Ledger).
When Harry Met Sally
Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) have been good friends for years. But what will happen if they take their relationship to the next step?
On the Flip Side: Secret on the Backs of Paintings
This exhibition allows guests the rare chance to view paintings from all sides.
Director's Choice: Gifts of Art 2017
This installation features gifts from our friends and donors to the Indianapolis community and will become a new holiday tradition at Newfields.
Portraits of Our City
Portraits of Our City features hundreds of black and white photographs of local residents and invites the community to discover human connections through people and place.
Summer Wonderland: Spectacular Creatures Tour
Learn more about Cracking Art’s spectacular creatures and visit some of Newfields’ own animal residents in this tour that brings art and nature together.
Summer Wonderland Beer Garden
Admiring all this art and nature can make a person thirsty.
Yoga at Newfields
Stretch your limbs and realign mind, body, and spirit while surrounded by inspiring art and nature with Yoga at Newfields.
Natural Abstraction: Brett Weston and His Contemporaries
Brett Weston and his contemporaries were masters of the craft of black-and-white photography who used their cameras to capture increasingly-abstract forms in the world around them.
Mastering Materials: Rare Objects from the IMA’s Asian Collection
This exhibition features groupings of intricate artworks masterfully created from a wide array of materials.
Inspired by Spring
Experience the season through the eyes (and lens) of our staff and guests with Inspired By Spring, on display on Floor 2 of the historic Lilly House.
Foster a young imagination through pretend play, sing-a-longs, gallery art hunts, and hands-on art activities.
Beer Garden Game Nights
Join us on second Saturdays this spring and summer for Beer Garden Game Nights, when you can experience a little nostalgia playing classic games over a pint
This summer the Design Gallery returns completely revamped, with a thematic reinterpretation that offers new insights into the versatile design process—from inspiration to production.
Making Faces: The Remarkable Masks of Master Bidou Yamaguchi
Bridging traditional Japanese arts and Western masterworks, this series includes three dimensional masks from two dimensional works such as the Mona Lisaand Girl with the Pearl Earring.
Sensual / Sexual / Social
Explore the artistic legacy of photographer George Platt Lynes through this exhibition of photographs.
See the extensive collection of portraiture from Dr. George H.A. and Edith Whitehill Clowes in a whole new light.
In the 1980s Japanese designers challenged the principles of Western fashion design by introducing clothing that draped and wrapped the body, concealing its contours and silhouette.
700 Years of Japanese painting at the IMA
This exhibition will feature the best of the Edo collection, as well as works from several other periods.
Bes-Ben: The Mad Hatter of Chicago Tour
Explore the mind(s) behind the madness of Chicago’s “Mad Hatter.”
Visual Thinking Strategies Workshop
This school curriculum and teaching method uses art to develop critical thinking, communication, and visual literacy skills in students of all ages.
Summer Camp for Teachers: Book Arts
Five books in three days. Educators, please join us for the third year of the IMA summer day camp for teachers.
Summer Camp for Teachers: Science + Art
Educators, please join us for the third year of the IMA summer day camp for teachers.
Miller House and Garden Tour
Visit one of the most important mid-century modern residences in the country.
Permanent Collection Tour
Get the most out of your visit to the IMA Galleries with a trained docent as your guide.
A Closer Look
Participants are invited to observe, question, and discuss a selected artwork in the galleries with a museum educator.
Lilly House Tour
Take a docent-guided tour of the American Country Place Era home of the late Indianapolis businessman, philanthropist, and collector J.K. Lilly, Jr.
Open Studio with Newfields Teen Arts Council
This four-week series introduces students to different forms of art—from illustration to printmaking—with hands-on projects led by local artists.
Ask Me! Docents
Curious about something you see? Just ask one of our Ask Me! docents.
Collecting Contemporaries: Recent Acquisitions from the Koch and Wolf Collections Tour
Enjoy a guided tour of this exhibition featuring two of the largest gifts of modern and contemporary art in IMA history.
Book Club: Rhinoceros: A Play in Three Acts
Just as the Newfields campus is invaded this summer by colorful animals for Summer Wonderland: Spectacular Creatures, the small French town in Eugène Ionesco’s Rhinoceros (1959) is experiencing an invasion of its own.
Meet Me at Newfields Tour: Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Tour
Art appreciation and social opportunities help enhance the relationship between persons with a dementia diagnosis and care partners, as well as providing an opportunity to develop new relationships with fellow participants.
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.
Adult Class: Succulent Bowl Design
Plant your own trendy arrangement of easy-care succulents in a stylish terracotta bowl.
Panel Discussion: Collecting Contemporary Art in Indianapolis
Whether you’re a casual collector or a seasoned aficionado, there’s always something new to learn about the joys of collecting.
Cereal Cinema: The Peanuts Movie
Embark on a great adventure with Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the gang in this screening of The Peanuts Movie.
The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres Tour
Lace up your walking shoes for this guided tour of Fairbanks Park, featuring 100-acres of woodlands, wetlands, and meadows.
Members-Only Curator Talks
On the second Sunday of every month, members have the opportunity to go behind the scenes with our in-house experts.
Adult Class: Orchids & Beers
Come out and enjoy a cold one while Newfields’ Ian Wilhite leads an informal discussion with you about orchids.
The Hot Club of San Francisco: Postcards from Gypsyland
The Hot Club of San Francisco plays the gypsy jazz of guitarist Django Reinhardt, violinist Stephane Grappelli, and the original Hot Club de France.
Design Gallery Re-opening for Design Arts Society Members and The Newfields Society Donors
After a four-month closure, the Design Gallery will re-open featuring an updated layout, new curatorial perspectives and interpretive content, and an interactive Design Lab.
Indy Shorts International Film Festival
Indy Shorts at Newfields features short films—under 40 minutes—in a new partnership event to support the annual Heartland International Film Festival.
Design Gallery Re-Opening Members-Only Preview
Preview the gallery’s new interactive spaces, including a Design Lab for digital and hands-on learning.
Red Baraat is a pioneering ensemble from Brooklyn that has been praised around the world for its combination of hard driving North Indian Bhangra music with elements of funk, go-go, rock, and jazz.
Stroll Winterlights at Newfields from November 18 through January 6 amid the glow of a million bulbs