The Hawryluk Sculpture Green
Today you can immerse yourself in art and nature in the newly-endowed Hawryluk Sculpture Green in the heart of the park. Come back “home again” to experience and interact with new art installations in The Hawryluk Collection of Art in Nature to be launched in April 2024.
Take in the Home Again exhibition, the first in a new and evolving series of outdoor public art installations in The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, themed around its refresh and rejuvenation. Home Again includes a newly commissioned artwork by Brooklyn-based artist Heather Hart as well as two other interactive multimedia sculptures by Indianapolis-based artist Anila Quayyum Agha, and New York-based artists Mark Dion and Dana Sherwood.
A $3 million gift by longtime Newfields patron Kent Hawryluk will support the ongoing artwork commissions of large-scale contemporary sculpture for years to come. Mr. Hawryluk first became involved with the Indianapolis Museum of Art nearly 20 years ago, when he joined the Young Friends of Art and Contemporary Art Society. Through his experience with these groups and the relationships he built with collectors and curators, he developed the passion for contemporary art that ultimately led to this transformative gift.
Plan your visit
No tickets needed. The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park is completely free year-round from dawn to dusk.
Free and accessible parking is available at The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. The parking lot entry is located at 1850 West 38th Street, about one-half block west of the main Newfields entrance.
If traveling by car, the park entrance can only be accessed from westbound 38th Street and is located off the exit ramp for North White River Parkway East Drive.
Walking or Biking to the Park
There is an ADA and stroller accessible parking lot at The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park (directions below). The park is also accessible from the Central Canal Towpath. The towpath runs north from Broad Ripple and south to connect to the White River Trail, leading to Downtown Indianapolis. Bike racks are available at all entrances to the park. There is also a Pacers Bikeshare Station at the Central Canal Towpath entrance. If taking the bus, Newfields is located on IndyGo bus routes #34 and #38.
Accessible restrooms are located at the Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion. Please be advised the pavilion is closed from November 1–April 1.
Portions of The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park include accessible pathways.
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Artwork credit: Atelier van Lieshout, Funky Bones (detail), 2010. The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park at Newfields, Commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. © Atelier van Lieshout