Monet & Friends Alive


THE LUME Indianapolis featuring Monet & Friends Alive Opens at The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields July 3.

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“Rendering of The LUME Indianapolis courtesy of Grande Experiences”

Did you get a chance to enjoy the Van Gogh exhibit? We did and it was amazing and we are so excited to see the new Monet and Friends interactive experience this time around. Tickets are on sale now for that exhibit that opens to the public on July 3, 2022. 


THE LUME Indianapolis will continue to transform the museum’s entire fourth floor into a three-dimensional masterpiece with nearly 30,000 square feet of immersive galleries highlighting works of famed French impressionist Oscar-Claude Monet, known as the father of Impressionism.

“Rendering of The LUME Indianapolis courtesy of Grande Experiences”

THE LUME Indianapolis, boasting 150 floor-to-ceiling high-definition projectors, remains the largest continuous exhibition space in Newfields’ 139-year history. The one-of-a-kind Monet & Friends Alive experience, created by Australian-based Grande Experiences, invites guests back to a time where the face of European art was set to change forever, examining the world of Impressionism across three main movements: Metropolitan, A Day in the Life and En Plein Air. The masterpieces of the Impressionists come to life with a rich, dynamic display of light, color and sound. Breathtaking paintings will be projected on an enormous scale with vivid detail to bring back, larger than life, the bold brushstrokes of Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Cézanne and more. Guests will indulge their senses and enjoy the sights of 19th century Paris through the eyes of the painters who immortalized them. Set to music by Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Ravel and Offenbach, Monet & Friends Alive is an immersive experience that stimulates all the senses.


This year guests can enjoy a Monet-inspired café complete with specialty cocktails, sweet treats and small bites. Guests to the exhibition will discover more about Monet’s life in the “Monet and Play” interpretation room that will also feature an interactive selfie station, a robust wall timeline and an interactive coloring mural activity. After guests have finished in the galleries, they’ll be able to step into a life-size recreation of the famed bridge from Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies.

“Rendering of The LUME Indianapolis courtesy of Grande Experiences”

Tickets: THE LUME Indianapolis go on sale for Members on Thursday, June 2 at 11 a.m. EST and to the public on Tuesday, June 7 at 11 a.m. EST. Pricing to THE LUME is Member Adults: $22.00, Member Youth (ages 6-17): $15.00, Public Adults: $29.00, Public Senior: $25.00, Public Youth (ages 6-17): $20.00, Children ages 5 and under are free and Access Pass members: $2.00.

Is it appropriate for kids? YES! Newfields is eager to expose the younger generation to renowned pieces of art, so THE LUME Indianapolis is an experience for both children and art enthusiasts. Children can safely explore the space, perhaps by laying on a beanbag while gazing up at Starry Night. There is an activity area to give children the chance to create their own inspirational masterpieces. The 9-year-old loved every bit of it and had a smile on his face at every turn. It is full of sensory items that will have you and your kids wanting to touch, taste, feel, and experience.  
RULES to note:
Pre-purchased, timed tickets are required for Newsfield, LUME, Harvest, and Winterlights admissions.

Free parking is included in your ticket price, and additional parking areas are opened up during special events – get there early if you don’t want a long walk from the car.

Large bags and backpacks are not allowed in Newfields. 
Outside food and drink is only permitted in outdoor areas. Screw top water bottles are permitted inside galleries. There are water fountains on each floor and a Café on the bottom level. No food, drink, or gum can be in the galleries.
You can take as many pictures as you want, but flash photography is not allowed inside.
Newfields welcomes children and families. They even offer strollers and wheelchairs to borrow. However, bottle feeding is not allowed where drinking is not allowed in the galleries – there are multiple locations provided for taking care of babies and young children. 
You can sketch anything at Newfields, but pens and colored pencils are not permitted inside the galleries.

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