What’s in a Name?

March 02, 2023, 08:15 pm

A lot. Learn how Newfields is developing a model to address problematic common names in the horticulture world as well as how we can put the same strategies to work in other areas of study and our personal vocabulary too.

The Art of Orchid Care

February 28, 2023, 03:23 pm

For all of their magnificent beauty, you may think orchids are hard to care for, but with just a little bit of attention, phalaenopsis orchids (the kind you see in the grocery store) are relatively easy to keep happy and blooming for months.

Take a Walk in Her Shoes

January 31, 2023, 08:15 am

Practical, sharp, and on the move! Dr. Burnette’s signature footwear—sneakers—take her where she needs to be to keep Newfields moving forward. 

Pollinator Power in the Wild Birds Unlimited Native Pollinator Meadow

Oct 26, 2022, 1:41 PM

The largest designed pollinator meadow in Indiana is in full force this fall right here at Newfields. Nestled between the Central Canal and the lake in the center of The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, it is more than just a pretty space.


Aug 4, 2022, 2:38 PM

Ari’s inspired cocktail was an artful addition to the exhibition opening. The Sprouse Spritz is pretty in pink and the perfect summer drink. Here's the recipe!

Who’s Who: A Look Book from Stephen Sprouse Opening Night

Aug 3, 2022, 3:13 PM

The 1980s themed exhibition opening was one for the books. Click through some of the best looks of the evening.

Transparent Conservations

Aug 3, 2022, 2:45 PM

Kris Cnossen, a Conservation Intern from the University of Delaware shares how they worked though one beautifully challenging Sprouse dress.

Designing for a Designer

Aug 3, 2022, 2:31 PM

Neon, blacklights, and punk-fashion take center stage in the fashion exhibition of the summer.

A Glo-ing Legacy

Aug 3, 2022, 2:12 PM

Stephen Sprouse returns home to the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields.

What’s Brewin’?

Jun 29, 2022, 5:28 PM

We’ve been brewing up something special in the heart of the Oldfields estate. After five years in the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse, a temporary space, The Beer Garden has a new permanent home at Garden Terrace.

Responsible Repatriation

Jun 29, 2022, 4:20 PM

Robin Cooper, Manager of Curatorial Affairs and Newfields and Dr. Purity Kiura, Senior Research Scientist and Director, Regional Museums Sites and Monuments of the National Museums of Kenya answer questions about how museums are working together to return objects to their communities and creators.

Film as an Escape

Jun 29, 2022, 4:07 PM

The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series is back and in full swing with a lineup curated by film scholar Coye Lloyd.

Please pardon the petals! Florists are working hard installing masterpieces for Art in Bloom today, Tuesday, March 21st and tomorrow, Wednesday, March 22nd.