There’s always been such a wide variety of experiences available at the IMA—strolling the galleries, walking the gardens, seeing performances in the Toby. As a way of acknowledging that our museum is part of a 152-acre campus filled with both art and nature, we’re uniting our diverse elements—the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Lilly House, The Garden, The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres, and performance spaces—into a single cultural campus. And we’re calling it Newfields, a Place for Nature and the Arts.
Our mission is to enhance lives through extraordinary experiences with art and nature. Newfields will offer guests of all ages, backgrounds, and interests experiences that are dynamic—seasonal, of the moment, and culturally attuned. Experiences like an exhibition showcasing graffiti art from New York City; to a stroll through The Garden with a local beer; to a hip-hop concert in the theater; to a film screening beneath the summer stars; or a dazzling holiday lights display set against the backdrop of a historic estate.
Calling this campus “Newfields” reflects our ongoing commitment to expand the experiences available in our community.
We look forward to hosting you at Newfields this October.