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Newfields The mission of Newfields is to enrich lives through exceptional experiences with art and nature.

Newfields, A Place for Nature and the Arts - See inspiring works of art in the Indianapolis Museum of Art, stroll through lush gardens with a drink, and discover a 100-acre nature park.

As a graduate intern in textile conservation, Heather Hodge is examining an early 20th century royal African robe made b...
07/09/2019

As a graduate intern in textile conservation, Heather Hodge is examining an early 20th century royal African robe made by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Today she is analyzing the beadwork using a handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer which is a non-invasive and non-destructive technique. XRF spectroscopy is used to identify which atomic elements are present, such as lead, cobalt, or iron. This data helps to identify the various materials in the robe, which provides information on dating, provenance, and trade.
Look for the robe on display in the Eiteljorg Suite of African Art in early August. #DiscoverNewfields

Yoruba people, Nigeria, King's ceremonial robe, 1925-1950, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Crane Fund. 2006.116.

If you know it's wingardium levi-O-sa not wingardium levi-o-saa, then you need to be at Trivia Night: Triwizard Tourname...
07/06/2019
Trivia Night: Triwizard Tournament

If you know it's wingardium levi-O-sa not wingardium levi-o-saa, then you need to be at Trivia Night: Triwizard Tournament. Show off you Harry Potter knowledge and win magical prizes including Summer Nights tickets and a Beer Garden gift certificate. #DiscoverNewfields

https://discovernewfields.org/calendar/trivia-night-triwizard-tournament

Love trivia and beer? Then join us at the Beer Garden where you can test your knowledge about beer and pop culture.

Happy 4th of July! Frederic Edwin Church's "Our Flag", painted near the end of the Civil War, was a symbol of the artist...
07/04/2019

Happy 4th of July! Frederic Edwin Church's "Our Flag", painted near the end of the Civil War, was a symbol of the artist's belief in the eventual triumph of the Union. See it today in person...we're open 11 am-8 pm. #DiscoverNewfields

Frederic Edwin Church, Our Flag, 1864. Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. Gift of Mr. And Mrs. Eugene C. Pulliam. 71.206.

"If anyone asks where I am, tell them I've left the country" - Mike Wheeler and also the Mimosa pudica aka the sensitive...
07/03/2019

"If anyone asks where I am, tell them I've left the country" - Mike Wheeler and also the Mimosa pudica aka the sensitive plant. When touched, this plant's leaves fold inward to defend themselves before re-opening a few minutes later. You can find these shy plants in The Elder Greenhouse. Don't forget to share the strange things you're seeing at Newfields with #StrangerThingsofNewfields.

Another day closer to Stranger Things 3, another installment of #StrangerThingsofNewfields. The Japanese umbrella pine i...
07/02/2019

Another day closer to Stranger Things 3, another installment of #StrangerThingsofNewfields. The Japanese umbrella pine is so unique that it's the only living member of its family and genus and it's been found in fossils dating back to the Triassic Period (that's 230 million years ago for those counting). You can find these living fossils near Garden Terrace. When you do, be sure to feel it's plastic-y needles. Share some of the strange things you see in The Garden using #StrangerThingsofNewfields.

While we count down the minutes until Stranger Things 3 comes out, we're sharing some of the #StrangerThingsofNewfields....
07/01/2019

While we count down the minutes until Stranger Things 3 comes out, we're sharing some of the #StrangerThingsofNewfields. Starting off our curiosity voyage is the ant plant. In the wild, ant plants house ant colonies in swollen chambers in their stems. You can find the ant plant in The Elder Greenhouse.

Make Chief Hopper proud and share the strange plants you've seen in The Garden using #StrangerThingsofNewfields.

06/28/2019
Life and Legacy Portrait Painting Demonstration

Last week, local artist Shelley Savini visited Newfields for a portrait painting demonstraion in Life and Legacy: Portraits from the Clowes Collection. Guests watched, asked questions, and drew their own self-portraits alongside Shelley to explore how identity can be revealed through art. Learn more about portraits and identity in Life and Legacy. #DiscoverNewfields

Big News! We just added tickets for this Saturday’s screening of Independence Day at The National Bank of Indianapolis S...
06/27/2019

Big News! We just added tickets for this Saturday’s screening of Independence Day at The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series. See Will Smith and Bill Pullman save mankind from 👽👽 invasion just in time for 4th of July. #DiscoverNewfields

Grab you tickets: https://discovernewfields.org/summer-nights-2019

On this day 22 years ago, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone was first published. Celebrate 22 years of magic ✨ with ...
06/26/2019

On this day 22 years ago, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone was first published. Celebrate 22 years of magic ✨ with all 8 Harry Potter movies at Newfields July 13-20. 🧙‍♂️#DiscoverNewfields

Tickets: https://discovernewfields.org/summer-nights-2019

06/24/2019

Have a girls night under the stars at The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series. Which chick flick will you get tickets for?

For the full lineup and tickets go to: https://discovernewfields.org/summer-nights-2019

06/21/2019

Please note: due to predicted rain, The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series screening of "The Producers" has been moved inside to the Toby this evening. Doors will open at 7 pm and the film will begin at 9 pm.

Celebrate National Selfie Day with Rembrandt's original selfie at Newfields. Dr. Kjell (pronounced "shell") Wangensteen,...
06/21/2019

Celebrate National Selfie Day with Rembrandt's original selfie at Newfields. Dr. Kjell (pronounced "shell") Wangensteen, Assistant Curator of European Art, kicked things off with his very own Kjelfie.

Visit the work in Life and Legacy: Portraits from the Clowes Collection to get some #inspo, then take your own selfie anywhere on campus and be sure to tag us! #DiscoverNewfields

In celebration of Juneteenth, we take time to honor enslaved African Americans who self-emancipated and established thei...
06/19/2019

In celebration of Juneteenth, we take time to honor enslaved African Americans who self-emancipated and established their own communities. The figure in Romare Bearden's print "The Lantern" is an artistic representation of the millions of African Americans living in the south post-emancipation who both farmed and preserved their own lands.

Romare Bearden, The Lantern, 1979. Gift of Joan and Walter Wolf, 2016.344 © Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo courtesy of the Romare Bearden Estate.

Splish splash, "Funky Bones" got a bath. Today, Newfields staff conducted the yearly cleaning of one of the Art and Natu...
06/18/2019

Splish splash, "Funky Bones" got a bath. Today, Newfields staff conducted the yearly cleaning of one of the Art and Nature Park's most recognizable works, "Funky Bones", by Atelier van Lieshout. To maintain our outdoor sculptures, the Newfields' conservation team cleans them annually, documents any significant changes, and evaluates the stability of each piece. #DiscoverNewfields

06/15/2019

Please note: due to expected rain this evening, The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series screening of 'Hairspray' will be moved indoors to The Toby. Doors will open at 7:00 pm and the movie will begin at 9:00 pm. See you this evening!

Be sure to grab your tickets for July's Cereal Cinema. If you don't, you might regret it for-ev-er, for-ev-er, for-ev-er...
06/13/2019
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Be sure to grab your tickets for July's Cereal Cinema. If you don't, you might regret it for-ev-er, for-ev-er, for-ev-er. ⚾️ #DiscoverNewfields

Tickets for the July 6th viewing of Sandlot at Newfields are now on sale! #GoGetEm

We’re proud to announce we’ve been named a 2019 #TopWorkplace by the IndyStar. We're grateful to all the employees who w...
06/09/2019
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We’re proud to announce we’ve been named a 2019 #TopWorkplace by the IndyStar. We're grateful to all the employees who work each day to offer dynamic experiences with art and nature to our guests. #DiscoverNewfields

For a company to stand out with its employees requires much more than just being competitive on pay. A positive workplace culture is crucial, Energage says in Central Indiana's Top Workplaces 2019 survey.

Father's Day is a week from today and if you've left your shopping to the last minute, we've got you covered. Shop onlin...
06/09/2019

Father's Day is a week from today and if you've left your shopping to the last minute, we've got you covered. Shop online or stop into the Museum & Garden Shop at Newfields for everything from ties to a four pack of beer straight from the Beer Garden. #DiscoverNewfields

https://shop.discovernewfields.org/

Don't forget to get your tickets for Trivia Night: Beer this Wednesday. Sip a flight of beers and munch on local snacks ...
06/08/2019

Don't forget to get your tickets for Trivia Night: Beer this Wednesday. Sip a flight of beers and munch on local snacks as you show off your beer knowledge. And did we mention, the winning team will receive fabulous prizes?

https://www.facebook.com/events/330224971181277/

The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series starts tonight! Pick your Summer Nights personality, then ge...
06/07/2019

The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series starts tonight! Pick your Summer Nights personality, then get some tips and tricks for living your best life as you watch movies under the stars. #DiscoverNewfields

For tickets and the full lineup click here: https://discovernewfields.org/summer-nights-2019

Earlier this week, members of Newfields' conservation and curatorial teams unrolled a banner by contemporary artist Marg...
06/06/2019

Earlier this week, members of Newfields' conservation and curatorial teams unrolled a banner by contemporary artist Margo Hoff. After a number of years in art storage, the banner will be evaluated by conservators to determine what work is necessary to preserve and maintain this piece. #DiscoverNewfields

Margo Hoff (American, 1912–2008), banner, 1950–1972, fabric (canvas), paint, 251-1/4 × 151-1/4 in. Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Gift of Mrs. J. Irwin Miller, 72.138 © Margo Hoff.

Put your beer knowledge to the test at Trivia Night: Beer next Wednesday. The competition will be brew-tal, but the priz...
06/05/2019

Put your beer knowledge to the test at Trivia Night: Beer next Wednesday. The competition will be brew-tal, but the prizes are worth it. Tickets include a flight of beer and locally made snacks as well as your own Trivia Night glass. Winners will take home two tickets to the Summer Nights film series and a gift certificate to the Beer Garden. #DiscoverNewfields

https://discovernewfields.org/calendar/trivia-night-beer

Today's the day! Pop Up: Noodle House is officially open. Taste Newfields' take on ramen. Made with local ingredients, t...
06/01/2019

Today's the day! Pop Up: Noodle House is officially open. Taste Newfields' take on ramen. Made with local ingredients, the Noodle House menu features classics and innovative variations on the Japanese staple, ramen. #DiscoverNewfields

https://discovernewfields.org/calendar/noodle-shop

It's baaack. Nick Cave's 2013 Soundsuit is back on view in the IMA Galleries. Here's a peek at the piece being reinstall...
05/31/2019

It's baaack. Nick Cave's 2013 Soundsuit is back on view in the IMA Galleries. Here's a peek at the piece being reinstalled. #DiscoverNewfields

Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2013, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, 2013.296A-B © Nick Cave.

Happy National Gardens and Museums Day! We're celebrating with FREE admission all day. It's going to be a busy day at Ne...
05/31/2019

Happy National Gardens and Museums Day! We're celebrating with FREE admission all day. It's going to be a busy day at Newfields, so carpooling is recommended. See you soon. #DiscoverNewfields

Channel Bear Grylls at Family Day: Field Day this Saturday. With activities like hiking, fishing tutorials, and archery ...
05/30/2019

Channel Bear Grylls at Family Day: Field Day this Saturday. With activities like hiking, fishing tutorials, and archery practice, you'll be sure to get in touch with your wild side. Activities in the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park will be free of charge. Learn more at our website: https://discovernewfields.org/calendar/family-day-field-day

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05/29/2019

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05/29/2019

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Fun fact: it's not uncommon for canvases and panels to be reused by artists. Analysis of this painting, Temptation of St...
05/29/2019

Fun fact: it's not uncommon for canvases and panels to be reused by artists. Analysis of this painting, Temptation of St. Anthony, shows an totally separate painting underneath the top layer. See the work in person in Life and Legacy: Portraits from The Clowes Collection and learn more secrets that art is keeping on a docent lead tour. #DiscoverNewfields

Click here to learn more about tours: https://discovernewfields.org/calendar/life-and-legacy-portraits-clowes-collection-tour

Join us this Friday to celebrate National Gardens and Museums Day. We'll have FREE admission all day! Explore the IMA Ga...
05/28/2019

Join us this Friday to celebrate National Gardens and Museums Day. We'll have FREE admission all day! Explore the IMA Galleries, sip tea at Pop Up: Tea House or enjoy a refreshing beverage in the Beer Garden after you've strolled through The Garden. #DiscoverNewfields

Good News: There are still a few openings for kids ages 8-10 or 11-13 to attend Summer Camps at Newfields. Kids will spe...
05/25/2019

Good News: There are still a few openings for kids ages 8-10 or 11-13 to attend Summer Camps at Newfields. Kids will spend the week playing and creating throughout The IMA Galleries and The Garden. Spots go fast! #DiscoverNewfields

https://discovernewfields.org/education/summer-camps

Get your dancing shoes ready for June 15 because we're showing Hairspray. For tickets and the full National Bank of Indi...
05/24/2019

Get your dancing shoes ready for June 15 because we're showing Hairspray. For tickets and the full National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series lineup, check out our website. #discovernewfields

https://discovernewfields.org/summer-nights-2019
Hairspray, 1988. Directed by John Waters. © New Line Cinema. Courtesy of Photofest.

Got a need for speed? Join us Saturday evening for Spring Refresh: Race Day. Compete in the Newfields 1 on these beautie...
05/23/2019

Got a need for speed? Join us Saturday evening for Spring Refresh: Race Day. Compete in the Newfields 1 on these beauties before you watch the Indy 500 on Sunday. After you pedal past the competition, refuel in the Beer Garden with a local snack and beverage. #discovernewfields

https://discovernewfields.org/calendar/spring-refresh-race-day

If you missed last Friday's screening of Drive Like Andretti, don't worry, we're not waving the checkered flag just yet....
05/22/2019

If you missed last Friday's screening of Drive Like Andretti, don't worry, we're not waving the checkered flag just yet. Join us this Friday for another free screening of the new NBC Sports documentary. Follow Mario Andretti on his journey from war refugee to the most famous racecar driver in the world. #DiscoverNewfields

https://discovernewfields.org/drive-like-andretti

We're not tea-sing you, Pop Up: Tea House becomes Pop Up: Noodle Shop on June 1. Don't miss your chance to sip curated t...
05/20/2019

We're not tea-sing you, Pop Up: Tea House becomes Pop Up: Noodle Shop on June 1. Don't miss your chance to sip curated teas and savor small plates. The Tea House is open Thursday-Sunday during museum hours. #DiscoverNewfields

Congratulations to the students whose artworks were chosen for inclusion in the Inspired By Life Student Competition, fe...
05/17/2019

Congratulations to the students whose artworks were chosen for inclusion in the Inspired By Life Student Competition, featured within Life and Legacy: Portraits from the Clowes Collection!

Featured portraits were created by Indiana students whose teachers incorporated the competition in classroom lessons focused on portraiture and then submitted student artwork to Newfields. A panel of judges selected the winning submissions to include in the exhibition, divided among each of the following age groups: preschool to 2nd grade, 3rd to 5th grade, 6th to 8th grade, and 9th to 12th grade.

Congratulations to the students whose artworks were chosen for inclusion in the Inspired By Life Student Competition, featured within Life and Legacy: Portraits from the Clowes Collection!

Featured portraits were created by Indiana students whose teachers incorporated the competition in classroom lessons focused on portraiture and then submitted student artwork to Newfields. A panel of judges selected the winning submissions to include in the exhibition, divided among each of the following age groups: preschool to 2nd grade, 3rd to 5th grade, 6th to 8th grade, and 9th to 12th grade.

ICYMI: Tickets for the National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series are on sale now. With a whole week of Har...
05/17/2019

ICYMI: Tickets for the National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series are on sale now. With a whole week of Harry Potter, it's bound to be a magical summer.

See the full lineup and get your tickets here: https://discovernewfields.org/summer-nights-2019

Image Credit: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2009. Directed by David Yates. © Warner Bros.

Don't miss your chance to see racing legend Mario Andretti live in conversation at Newfields this Friday evening followe...
05/16/2019
Drive Like Andretti

Don't miss your chance to see racing legend Mario Andretti live in conversation at Newfields this Friday evening followed by a screening of the NBC Sports documentary Drive Like Andretti. #DiscoverNewfields

https://discovernewfields.org/drive-like-andretti

Celebrate NBC Sports’ inaugural presentation of the 103rd running of The Indianapolis 500 with a screening of Drive Like Andretti at Newfields and a conversation with the legend himself, Mario Andretti.

Friday night at Newfields just got a whole lot faster. Join us this Friday, May 17, for a screening of the NBC Sports do...
05/14/2019
Drive Like Andretti

Friday night at Newfields just got a whole lot faster. Join us this Friday, May 17, for a screening of the NBC Sports documentary, Drive Like Andretti and a conversation with the legend himself, Mario Andretti.

Get your tickets here: https://discovernewfields.org/drive-like-andretti

Celebrate NBC Sports’ inaugural presentation of the 103rd running of The Indianapolis 500 with a screening of Drive Like Andretti at Newfields and a conversation with the legend himself, Mario Andretti.

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