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
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.
Watercolor Society of Indiana
The Watercolor Society of Indiana presents the 36th annual juried exhibition of paintings featuring works in a variety of styles.
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.
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.
An Evening with Aaron Bertelsen
Join the Horticultural Society for an evening with Aaron Bertelsen, author of The Great Dixter Cookbook and vegetable gardener and cook at Great Dixter House and Gardens.
Yoga at Newfields
Stretch your limbs and realign mind, body, and spirit while surrounded by inspiring art and nature with Yoga at Newfields.
Admiring all this art and nature can make a person thirsty.
Adult Class: Orchid Basics
Enjoy your favorite Beer Garden beverage while Newfields’ own plant specialist Ian Wilhite guides you through the basics of orchid care.
Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theater: Lifted
With choreography by Rennie Harris, Lifted merges the rhythms of house with the spiritual vocals of gospel to create an epic dance narrative.
Adult Studio: Intro to Drawing
Yes, you too can learn to draw with this four-session class led by an artist who will help you explore introductory drawing techniques.
Youth Studio: Recycled Art
Everything old is new again in this four-session class where kids will create artworks from recycled materials.
Rams: Film Screening and Discussion with Director Gary Hustwit
Join the Design Arts Society for a screening of Rams, a feature-length documentary about the life and work of industrial designer Dieter Rams, and a conversation director, Gary Hustwit.
Cereal Cinema: Chicken Run
Cereal Cinema combines two of the best things about Saturday mornings: cereal and a great movie.
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.
Adult Class: Succulent Bowl Design
Plant your own personal arrangement of succulents in a stylish terra-cotta bowl.
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.
Sensual / Sexual / Social: The Photography of George Platt Lynes
Explore the artistic legacy of photographer George Platt Lynes through this exhibition of photographs.
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.
Life and Legacy: Portraits from the Clowes Collection
See the extensive collection of portraiture from Dr. George H.A. and Edith Whitehill Clowes in a whole new light.
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.”
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.
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.
Exhibit Columbus 2018 National Symposium: Design, Community, and Progressive Preservation
Join some of the most illustrious minds in architecture and design at the kickoff for this year’s Exhibit Columbus National Symposium.
Robert Indiana and his Contemporaries Gallery Tour
This month we will be celebrating the legacy of Robert Indiana by including information about his life and connections to the artists featured in our Collecting Contemporaries exhibition.
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.
Sensual / Sexual / Social: The Photography of George Platt Lynes Opening Celebration
Experience the photography of George Platt Lynes with our opening celebration of Sensual/Sexual/Social.
Member-Only Preview: Sensual / Sexual / Social: The Photography of George Platt Lynes
Be the first to see the exhibition everyone has been talking about: the photography of George Platt Lynes.
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.
Indianapolis Ballet: Balancing Acts
Indianapolis Ballet is proud to return world-class ballet to The Toby at Newfields with Balancing Acts.
Ask Me! Docents
Curious about something you see? Just ask one of our Ask Me! docents.
Fall Fest presented by Barnes & Thornburg LLP
This harvest season spend the day or three, at Newfields’ Fall Fest.
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.
Heartland International Film Festival
Indiana’s largest and longest-running film festival will celebrate its 27th anniversary this October across Indianapolis.
A Closer Look
Participants are invited to observe, question, and discuss a selected artwork in the galleries with a museum educator.
Book Club: The Evening Crowd at Kirmser’s
Ricardo J. Brown’s memoir, The Evening Crowd at Kirmser’s, takes you to an underground gay bar in St. Paul, Minnesota in the 1940s.
Member-Only Talk: Robin Lawrence & Anne M. Young
Connect with exhibition curators Robin Lawrence and Anne M. Young as they share in-depth stories about George Platt Lynes’s life and experiences as a commercial and fine art photographer in mid-century New York City.
Recent Acquisition Showcase: Preview of Japanese Fashion
View new acquisitions that may be featured in next year’s Japanese Fashion exhibition.
Winterlights presented by Bank of America
See the lights dance again on the Lilly House allee as you amble side by side with family and friends. Sip a warm drink, have a s’more, and enjoy new features like Wintermarket.