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  • Writer's pictureJoey Amato

Newfields Announces the next iterations of THE LUME Indianapolis 2023 & 2024

The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) at Newfields is pleased to announce that the next two iterations of its multi-sensory digital technology experience will be THE LUME Indianapolis featuring Van Gogh, back by popular demand, opening July 2023 and THE LUME Indianapolis featuring Dalí Alive, making its debut in March 2024. Tickets will go on sale June 1 for members and June 6 for the public, more info is listed below.

After nearly 350,000 guests visited THE LUME Indianapolis in the first two years, Newfields will continue to transform the museum’s entire fourth floor into a three-dimensional masterpiece. With nearly 30,000 square feet of immersive gallery spaces, THE LUME Indianapolis continues to wow guests who visit.

THE LUME Indianapolis will return this summer with the work of Vincent van Gogh, back by popular demand for a limited run. The experience will run for six months closing in December 2023. New additions to the show include a refreshed café menu, updated interactive elements and Japanese woodblock prints, an artform that inspired some of Van Gogh’s work will be on display in the final gallery of the exhibition. These prints are a part of the IMA’s permanent collection.

Also returning this summer with THE LUME Indianapolis, will be the Featurettes by three Indiana-based digital artists. These commissioned Indiana artists each created a three minute, immersive, visual and audio digital media experience. The Featurettes are standalone digital artworks to be enjoyed before and after the main content.

After the Van Gogh experience closes in December 2023, THE LUME Indianapolis will temporarily close to prepare to reopen with the iconic artwork of Salvador Dalí in March 2024. This breathtaking exhibition will invite guests to lose themselves in his world of mysterious landscapes, melting clocks, fascinating creatures and much more. THE LUME Indianapolis featuring Dalí Alive will include new digital content, a brand-new café concept, all new interactive elements and a captivating final gallery moment showcasing Dalí artworks from the IMA’s permanent collection.

“After soaring success in its inaugural first two years, THE LUME Indianapolis will undoubtedly be a memorable experience for guests of all ages and backgrounds,” said Jonathan Berger, Vice President of Marketing and External Affairs at Newfields. “We are also thrilled to be able to bring back Van Gogh due to popular demand, providing guests another opportunity to see his masterpieces. Then to start 2024 off with the surreal and mysterious works of Salvador Dalí is very exciting. Newfields staff is thrilled about all the ways we can refresh the space to cover the new content, including displaying works from our permanent collection by Dalí that have never fully been on display.”

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