Warm up your visit to Newfields with Anders H. Ruhwald’s Holes, a large-scale light sculpture that casts dramatic shadows in the Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion, then head upstairs to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to see thousands of years of artwork in the permanent collection. See old favorites like Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture, and perhaps discover new favorites like Thornton Dial’s assemblage, Don’t Matter How Raggly the Flag. It Still Got to Tie Us Together in the Damon C. and Kay D. David Lab. Curious about something you see? Ask an IMA Docent in the IMA Galleries on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Make a day of your visit and stop by The Café for a light lunch.
An advance ticket is required for all guests and members. For your health and safety, we require all guests over the age of two-years-old to Newfields to practice social distancing and wear a mask over their nose and mouth while at Newfields. This helps us to safely control crowd size to comply with the latest State and local Government mandates. Scroll down to reserve your tickets and read FAQs on our safety measures.
The Lilly House and Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse are closed from January 4 through March 17 for spring cleaning. Both will reopen with Spring Blooms on March 18.
visiting newfields faq
Learn more about the safety measures Newfields is taking.
Are guests required to wear masks?
In line with the latest Government mandate, A face mask is required in all public spaces at Newfields. Parents are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines regarding the use of masks on all children over the age of two years old.
Will Newfields employees be wearing masks?
Yes, all Newfields staff and volunteers will be required to wear a facial covering when in public or common areas, or within six feet of others.
Will restrooms be open?
Restrooms will be available at reduced capacity throughout The IMA Galleries. Guests will be required to practice social distancing and wear a facial covering when inside the building.
Are Lilly House, Greenhouse, and Beer Garden open?
The Lilly House and the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse are open during daytime hours through January 3. Guests will be required to wear a face mask and must practice social distancing when inside these buildings. Beginning January 4, The Lilly House and Greenhouse will be closed for the season. The Beer Garden is closed for the season.
Are all the floors of the IMA Galleries open?
Floor 2 and Floor 3 are open, whereas Floor 4 is closed for renovation in preparation for the opening of THE LUME Indianapolis. To ensure guests can safely social distance, certain galleries are temporarily closed. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility.
Can we bring in food and beverage?
Bottled water is allowed onsite. The Café is open with a limited menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A face mask will be required when visiting The Café until guests are seated at their table.
Will you accept cash onsite?
Newfields is currently a cashless campus. Credit or debit cards are the only form of payment accepted at this time.
How much are tickets?
The IMA Galleries, The Garden, the Lilly House, and the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse are included in general admission of $18 for adults, $10 for youth ages 6-17, and free for children five and under, while Fairbanks Park remains free. Member tickets are free.
What are the hours?
Newfields will be open to the public during daytime hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the campus will remain closed on Mondays. Fairbanks Park is open to the public daily from dawn to dusk.
Why do we need to purchase tickets online?
All guests, including members, are required to reserve tickets online in advance allowing us to safely control the crowd size to comply with large gathering protocols, while ensuring a contactless check-in process.
Robert Indiana (American, 1928–2018), LOVE, 1970, Cor-ten steel, 144 × 144 × 72 in. Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Gift of the Friends of the Indianapolis Museum of Art in memory of Henry F. DeBoest. Restoration was made possible by Patricia J. and James E. LaCrosse, 75.174 © Morgan Art Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.
Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007), Wall Drawing No. 652, Continuous Forms With Color Acrylic Washes Superimposed, 1990, acrylic wash on wall, 30 × 60 ft. Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Gift of the Dudley Sutphin Family, 1990.40 © The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.