The Indianapolis Museum of Art was already a world-renowned museum showcasing the best of the art world, but attention was turned to combining art with nature, and Newfields was born.
The galleries of the museum are surrounded by nature, and water features, and over a hundred acres of woodland filled with beauty (and a few surprises!) so this new combination has really enhanced the museum visit!
The space is perfect for performances, afternoon walks, kite-flying, making memories or just gazing at the clouds, talking about what art inspired you.
The exhibitions within the Indianapolis Museum of Art itself are always changing, so you can go back time after time and uncover something new an amazing. The exhibits might cover a specific artist and their inspirations, or they might cover certain techniques, or even genres.
Art comes in all forms too, so don't just expect paintings! You might see exhibits filled with fashion, or design, or sculptures. Art can be anything you want it to be!
The museum of art also has a permanent collection which you can explore on your own, or through the free guided tours they offer daily at 1pm.
There are plenty of things for the little ones to do too, with hands-on art activities, pretend play, art hunts and more!
So be inspired at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Newfields, where art and nature make the perfect match!
$10 (Ages 6 to 17)
Free for members
Check out the "wee Wonders" on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am - 11am, where kids can foster a young imagination through pretend play, sing-a-longs, gallery art hunts, and hands-on art activities.
There is a cafe AND a beer garden where you can grab some lunch or drinks and enjoy the sun!
Plug “Newfields, Indianapolis” into your GPS, and use the main entrance approximately a block west of the corner of 38th and Michigan Road (which—don’t be confused—is called Martin Luther King Jr. Street south of 38th). There’s a stoplight there, and a big sign. Turn north into the lot. And if you don’t have a GPS, or don’t trust yours, we’re happy to offer you more detailed directions.
A tour can be an excellent and fun way to get to know the Museum, its grounds, its collection and special exhibitions. All tours are led by docents especially trained to expand the visitor experience and appreciation of art. Tours of Newfields are available to educational groups (universities, preschools, after-school programs, homeschool groups and traditional classrooms) for grades preschool and up.
The Museum & Garden Shop has great gifts and souvenirs, from jewelry, to glass, textiles, plants, stationery and more!
They strive to make the museum and grounds as accessible as possible. Free indoor wheelchairs and rollators are available at coat check on Floor 1, and service animals are welcome. There are also accessible restrooms and parking spots
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Museum of Art: 11am - 5pm Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 8pm close Thursday to Saturday (Gardens and other amenities may have different opening hours)
The Indianapolis Museum of Art is closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
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