Step into a digital world of art when THE LUME Indianapolis debuts at Newfields in June 2021. Explore the combination of great art and cutting-edge technology at its finest with floor to ceiling projections of some of the most famous paintings in the world. As the largest exhibition experience in Newfields’ 137-year history, guests will be able to walk through nearly 30,000 square feet of immersive galleries and take in breathtaking masterpieces as you explore a new multi-sensory digital world. THE LUME Indianapolis is a must-see cultural experience created by Australian-based Grande Experiences.
THE LUME Indianapolis will feature nearly 150 state-of-the-art digital projectors that can transform two-dimensional paintings into a three-dimensional world that guests can explore through all their senses. The exhibition featured in THE LUME will move far beyond the static nature of traditional art exhibitions. The LUME Indianapolis will be a new permanent attraction at Newfields, with the first year’s show featuring the breathtaking paintings of Vincent van Gogh. Friends and families of all ages are sure to enjoy the fascinating world of Van Gogh and his captivating art in a brand-new light.
The NCBJ Spouses & Guests Newfields Tour is Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 departing at 10 am from the JW Marriott from the side street between the hotel and the ballpark. Included is a socially distanced, deluxe coach transportation of about 15-20 minutes, admission to the museum and timed-ticket, capacity controlled admission to the The Lume. Following The Lume experience, you will have some time to tour the museum’s other floors, or stroll the garden paths before the bus departs at 1:30 pm. Lunch is not included, as food service during the Covid-19 times is continually changing to be in accordance with the County Health and Safety requirements. Snacks may be available for individual purchase. Staff from Accent Indy will be on hand to walk with small groups on the less strenuous paths located closer to the Museum. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a light jacket.
Tour Reservations are limited to registered conference participants and are required. Tickets may be purchased on the www.NCBJmeeting.org website on the REGISTER tab. If you have already registered for the conference, you may MODIFY your booking using the information on your confirmation.
The tour package is $125 per person. The tours are limited attendance by the bus capacity with social distancing and the number of group tickets the museum will release to NCBJ. It is likely that the number of guests NCBJ can currently accommodate will sell out quickly. It is possible that as time goes on, the museum will make more group tickets available to NCBJ, so we can add another bus and put the morning tour back on sale. As museum staff are busily preparing for The Lume June opening, it seems to NCBJ that the box office is making rolling decisions on ticket releases, and we will stay on top getting more tickets, if there is demand and availability.
NCBJ has requested more The Lume tickets for a Friday, October 8, 2021 tour with a bus departure at 3:30 pm for the 4 pm The Lume admission of one hour. The request remains pending. We are accepting purchases of these tentative tickets and will fully refund Friday tour tickets for which we cannot provide the Friday 3:30 pm tour, should that occur. If NCBJ gets fewer than requested Friday tickets, the reservations will be filled on a first booked, first serve basis. Orders not filled will be fully refunded.
Indianapolis Museum of Art Galleries
What do you like? Come discover your favorite(s). You might like getting up close to masterpieces by artists like Rembrandt and Turner, Cezanne and Picasso, O’Keeffe and Hopper, Calder and Lichtenstein and LeWitt and Sherman. You might become curious to see what is considered the most comprehensive collection of Neo-Impressionist paintings in North America. You may linger near major works of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Pop Art, light- and video-based works, and contemporary design. Or possibly you’ll just decide to tour the planet, viewing galleries of art from Asia, ancient Greece, South America and beyond. Anyplace you start is the perfect starting point.