We have reduced guest capacity in THE LUME Indianapolis to allow for social distancing.

THE LUME Indianapolis
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Step into a digital world of art at THE LUME Indianapolis and 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. A must-see cultural experience created by Australian-based Grande Experiences; the first year’s show features the paintings of Vincent van Gogh as well as featurettes inspired by the work of Van Gogh. 

What to expect during your visit:

Nearly 150 state-of-the-art digital projectors transform two-dimensional paintings into a three-dimensional world that guests can explore while walking through 30,000 square feet of immersive galleries. THE LUME Indianapolis has 60 minutes of digital content that runs continuously and simultaneously in all the digital galleries. 

This is not a movie with a start and end, or something you would sit to watch from one viewpoint, but rather a constant loop of beauty that is designed to be a walking experience, seeing the art up close and all around you. Guests should wander throughout the space, taking in the experience from every angle.

We recommend grabbing a drink and snack from the Café Terrace 1888, then returning to 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 "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 Gallery Shoppe. 

 

THE LUME Indianapolis closes one and a half hours after the last ticket time. 

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

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THE LUME Ticket Pricing

Tickets for THE LUME Indianapolis also include General Admission. However, 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 

Are masks required at THE LUME?

We hate to hide your smile, but for the health and safety of everyone at Newfields, we require everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask over their nose and mouth during their visit. If you are visiting The Garden and able to stay six (6) feet apart, you do not need to wear your mask.

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. 

 

FULL FAQS

We are as excited as you are for Winterlights! However, due to the overwhelming response to tickets going on sale, our website is running a bit slower and we are receiving more calls than usual. If you reach an error, please wait a few minutes and try again. You can also email info@discovernewfields.org to receive an answer within 2 business days.