Bringing the Ancestors Home

September 22, 2023, 03:21 pm

This July, Newfields was honored and privileged to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime ceremony deep in the Kilifi Forest in Eastern Kenya. The local Mijikenda community, our hosts, invited us to celebrate the homecoming of 55 vigango memorial statues.

Across the Pond

September 22, 2023, 03:51 pm

This summer, I had the honor to work and learn at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew in London, England alongside some of the foremost orchid experts in the world. Here's what I learned.

The Message is the Medium: A New View of the Contemporary Collection

July 31, 2023, 04:34 pm

Contemporary art is back and better than ever.

Fresh Start: Repotting for Beginners

Mar 24, 2023, 7:37 PM

`Tis the season to repot your winter-weary plants! Join Natalya Herndon and Ian Wilhite as they repot Natalya’s beloved pothos, Penny.

Spring Awakening

Mar 24, 2023, 7:15 PM

Spring is here! Irvin Etienne gives you an insider’s look at what’s blooming in The Garden this season.

Anicka Yi: A Natural Fit

Mar 24, 2023, 6:58 PM

A new piece welcomes you to Newfields. Learn more about contemporary artist Anicka Yi and her sculpture before you make your next visit. Then, be sure you look up when you step inside the Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion.

Women of Atelier 17

Mar 24, 2023, 6:46 PM

Women of Atelier 17 showcases the work of eight female artists who were members of the experimental printmaking workshop Atelier 17 in New York during the 1940s and `50s. Curator Anna Stein shares the story of one particularly trailblazing artist, Minna Citron.

Through the Looking Glass

Mar 7, 2023, 3:07 PM

The Looking Glass Alliance is working with Newfields to reimagine the American Galleries on Floor 2 of the Museum. Learn about their approach, teamwork, and what you can look forward to finding in the space when it reopens this spring.

Rae Parker: Local Legend

Mar 2, 2023, 8:59 PM

Rae Parker is a gentle soul. Their voice is soft, and difficult to hear over the music playing through the speakers in the We. The Culture Works by The Eighteen Art Collective exhibition at times. When they speak though, you lean in to listen, you want to hear their story.

Dr. Jarrod Dortch: Local Legend

Mar 2, 2023, 8:51 PM

Dr. Jarrod Dortch wears a lot of hats. So, it took me by surprise to learn that “artist” isn’t the first among the hats that he wears.

Harriet Watson: Local Legend

Mar 2, 2023, 8:33 PM

Harriet Watson is a young artist and activist who uses art to amplify her message—calling out the dichotomy between tokenism and welcoming environments for Black people.

In a Time of Panthers

Mar 2, 2023, 8:21 PM

Jeffrey Henson Scales is a photographer, New York Times editor, and New York University instructor. He recently recovered the negatives from his first formative years as a photographer and activist—when he was closely involved with the Oakland chapter of the Black Panther Party.