Portraits of Our City
What can a photography portrait tell us about a person? What can you learn from someone by asking them a single question? What can the dreams of a city’s residents tell us about the city?
Portraits of Our City discusses these questions with an exhibition featuring hundreds of black and white photographs of local residents and invites the community to discover human connections through people and place. This exhibition is a conversation between Indianapolis residents and an exploration of the people that make up our city, using one question as a jumping off point. The answers to that question, captured with still photographs and audio, become the exhibition.
Discover the soul of our city and take part in a dialogue on what a portrait can reveal about a person’s hopes, fears, and memories. In turn, discuss what these things tell us about Indianapolis.
Featured EventsDiscover Newfields
Bes-Ben: The Mad Hatter of Chicago Tour
Explore the mind(s) behind the madness of Chicago’s “Mad Hatter.”
Miller House and Garden Tour
Visit one of the most important mid-century modern residences in the country.
Permanent Collection Tour
Get the most out of your visit to the IMA Galleries with a trained docent as your guide.
Lilly House Tour
Take a docent-guided tour of the American Country Place Era home of the late Indianapolis businessman, philanthropist, and collector J.K. Lilly, Jr.
Ask Me! Docents
Curious about something you see? Just ask one of our Ask Me! docents.
Collecting Contemporaries: Recent Acquisitions from the Koch and Wolf Collections Tour
Enjoy a guided tour of this exhibition featuring two of the largest gifts of modern and contemporary art in IMA history.
Take a 45-minute guided tram and walking tour of The Garden.
Members-Only Trivia in the Beer Garden
Celebrate Member Appreciation Month with some good old-fashioned competition.
Day of Flight
Discover how a better understanding of urban wildlife benefits Indianapolis.
Meet Me at Newfields Tour: Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Tour
Art appreciation and social opportunities help enhance the relationship between persons with a dementia diagnosis and care partners, as well as providing an opportunity to develop new relationships with fellow participants.
Evening Tour of The Garden with Newfields' Director of Horticulture
Stroll The Garden with Newfields’ director of horticulture, Chad Franer, and learn about what’s in bloom.
The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres Tour
Lace up your walking shoes for this guided tour of Fairbanks Park, featuring 100-acres of woodlands, wetlands, and meadows.
Robert Indiana and his Contemporaries Gallery Tour
This month we will be celebrating the legacy of Robert Indiana by including information about his life and connections to the artists featured in our Collecting Contemporaries exhibition.
Member-Only Talk: John Teramoto
Join us in unveiling the first commissioned work of the IMA’s Japanese collection with Making Faces: The Remarkable Masks of Master Bidou Yamaguchi.
Exhibit Columbus 2018 National Symposium: Design, Community, and Progressive Preservation
Join some of the most illustrious minds in architecture and design at the kickoff for this year’s Exhibit Columbus National Symposium.
Sensual / Sexual / Social: The Photography of George Platt Lynes Opening Celebration
Experience the photography of George Platt Lynes with our opening celebration of Sensual/Sexual/Social.
Member-Only Preview: Sensual / Sexual / Social: The Photography of George Platt Lynes
Be the first to see the exhibition everyone has been talking about: the photography of George Platt Lynes.
Indianapolis Ballet: Balancing Acts
Indianapolis Ballet is proud to return world-class ballet to The Toby at Newfields with Balancing Acts.
Fall Fest presented by Barnes & Thornburg LLP
This harvest season spend the day or three, at Newfields’ Fall Fest.
Heartland International Film Festival
Indiana’s largest and longest-running film festival will celebrate its 27th anniversary this October across Indianapolis.
A Closer Look
Participants are invited to observe, question, and discuss a selected artwork in the galleries with a museum educator.
Book Club: The Evening Crowd at Kirmser’s
Ricardo J. Brown’s memoir, The Evening Crowd at Kirmser’s, takes you to an underground gay bar in St. Paul, Minnesota in the 1940s.
Member-Only Talk: Robin Lawrence & Anne M. Young
Connect with exhibition curators Robin Lawrence and Anne M. Young as they share in-depth stories about George Platt Lynes’s life and experiences as a commercial and fine art photographer in mid-century New York City.
Recent Acquisition Showcase: Preview of Japanese Fashion
View new acquisitions that may be featured in next year’s Japanese Fashion exhibition.
Stroll Winterlights at Newfields from November 18 through January 6 amid the glow of a million bulbs