THE LUME Indianapolis
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Step into a digital world of art when THE LUME Indianapolis debuts at Newfields July 27, 2021. Explore the combination of great art and cutting-edge technology at its finest with floor to ceiling projections of some of the most famous paintings in the world. As the largest exhibition experience in Newfields’ 138-year history, guests will be able to walk through nearly 30,000 square feet of immersive galleries and take in breathtaking masterpieces as you explore a new multi-sensory digital world. THE LUME is a must-see cultural experience created by Australian-based Grande Experiences and a new permanent attraction at Newfields. The first year’s show features the paintings of Vincent van Gogh. 

THE LUME will feature nearly 150 state-of-the-art digital projectors that can transform two-dimensional paintings into a three-dimensional world that guests can explore through all their senses. The exhibition featured in THE LUME will move far beyond the static nature of traditional art exhibitions. THE LUME has 60 minutes of digital content designed by GRANDE Experiences. About 40 minutes of the exhibition is Van Gogh content, featuring 30 of his paintings. About 20 minutes of the exhibition are short stories, called featurettes, with content created by up-and-coming digital artists and all of which are inspired by the work of Van Gogh. There are four featurettes, each lasting about 5 minutes.  

Guests are encouraged to wander throughout the space, taking in the experience from every angle as the show plays simultaneously in all of the digital galleries. We recommend grabbing a drink and snack from THE LUME Cafe, then returning to the perfect spot in one of the galleries to enjoy the artwork dance around you. There's no time limit on your visit and no matter when you enter the galleries, you'll be welcomed to a world of digital art running continuously throughout the space. 

After enjoying the digital experience, we invite you to stop in to "Gogh Play" in our Activity Space before spending some time with original paintings by Van Gogh, Cezanne and Gauguin from the IMA Collection. A photo op in a recreation of one of Van Gogh's paintings will close out your visit and be sure to pick up something special to remember your time with us in THE LUME Gallery Shoppe. 

 

July 27, 2021 - May 2022
Indianapolis Museum of Art Galleries
$20 Members / $25 Public

THE LUME Ticket Pricing

General Admission tickets do not include THE LUME
Public  
Adult $25
Youth (6-17) $17
Child (5 & under) Free
   
Member  
Adult $20
Youth (6-17) $13
Child (5 & under) Free

THE LUME Indianapolis FAQ

Do I need a separate ticket for THE LUME? 

Yes. Guests visiting THE LUME will need to purchase a ticket for THE LUME Indianapolis. Your ticket to THE LUME includes general admission, so you will be able to experience all that Newfields has to offer during your visit. However, general admission tickets do not include tickets to THE LUME. 

How far in advance can I purchase tickets for THE LUME? 

Tickets for THE LUME are on sale one month in advance. For example: 

August 3 – You can buy Sept. 28-Oct. 31 

September 7 – You can buy Nov. 2-Nov. 30 

October 5 – You can buy Dec. 1-Dec. 31 

Who should come to THE LUME? 

Come one, come all! There is something for everyone to enjoy at THE LUME. Everyone will be mesmerized by the immersive experience. THE LUME is the place to be for date night and friends night out. Bring your parents and grandparents and as always, children of all ages are welcome and encouraged at Newfields.  

What will I see in THE LUME

THE LUME Indianapolis has 60 minutes of digital content designed by GRANDE Experiences. About 40 minutes of the exhibition is Van Gogh content, featuring 30 of his paintings. About 20 minutes of the exhibition are short stories, called featurettes, with content created by up-and-coming digital artists. There are four featurettes, each lasting about 5 minutes.  

Is there a time limit on how long I can stay in the experience? 

There is no time limit on how long you can stay in THE LUME. Your ticket includes General Admission to Newfields so come early and stay late to enjoy all Newfields has to offer. 

I have sensory sensitivities, is THE LUME for me?

THE LUME Indianapolis is a multi-sensory experience with bright and contrasting lighting, changing sounds, large images, crowds, or various additional stimuli. A small percentage of guests may experience health difficulties or even epileptic seizures when exposed to certain light patterns, noises or flashing lights. For more information, visit the full FAQs below. 

 

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