Newfields: A Place for Nature & the Arts, offers dynamic experiences for guests of all ages. The 152-acre cultural campus features art galleries, lush gardens, a historic mansion, performance spaces, a nature preserve and sculpture park. From inspiring exhibitions in the Indianapolis Museum of Art
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IMA at Newfields School Tours
Newfields invites students and educators to use its exhibitions, collections, historic campus, and programs as extensions of classroom learning. No matter what the area of study, we offer spectacular resources, many designed to meet Common Core and Indiana Academic Standards, for learning about our worlds and the people in it.
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January 8-February 28: Tuesday-Thursday 10 am – 5 pm, Friday-Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
March 1 – November 7: Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday 10 am – 8 pm, Friday & Saturday 11 am – 8 pm, Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
November 8 – January 5: Tuesday-Thursday 10 am – 4 pm, Friday-Sunday 11 am – 4 pm
Free admission applies to:
Marion County public schools and students on assignment (individual students who have an assignment and show school affiliation)
$5 discounted school fee applies to:
Marion County private or for-profit schools, public, private, or for-profit schools outside Marion County, Summer camps, YMCA, church camps, Boys & Girls Clubs, Boy & Girl Scouts, and Navigators.
Standard 4 - Engineering
Standard 1 - History
Standard 1 - Interpersonal: Learners engage in written and spoken conversations on a variety of topics.
Standard 4 - Culture: Learners examine, experience, and reflect on the relationships among the practices products, and perspectives of the culture studied.
Standard 7 - Comparisons: Learners understand the nature of language and culture through comparisons of the languages and cultures studied and their own.
Standard 8 - Communities: Learners use their knowledge of the target language and culture both within and beyond the school setting for personal enrichment and civic engagement.
SL.1 – Learning Outcome for Speaking and Listening: Develop and apply effective communication skills through speaking and active listening
SL.2 – Discussion and Collaboration: Develop and apply reciprocal communication skills by participating in a range of collaborative discussions
SL.3 – Comprehension: Develop and apply active listening and interpretation skills using various strategies
SL.4 – Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Develop and apply speaking skills to communicate ideas effectively in a variety of situations
SL.1 – Learning Outcome for Speaking and Listening: Refine and apply effective communication skills through speaking and active listening
SL.2 – Discussion and Collaboration: Refine and apply reciprocal communication skills by participating in a range of collaborative discussions
SL.3 – Comprehension: Refine and apply active listening and interpretation skills using various strategies
Anchor Standard 1 – Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work: Creativity and innovative thinking are essential life skills that can be developed.
Anchor Standard 1 – Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work: Artists and designers shape artistic investigations, following or breaking with traditions in pursuit of creative artmaking goals.
Anchor Standard 2 – Organize and develop artistic ideas and work: Artists and designers experiment with forms, structures, materials, concepts, media, and art-making approaches
Anchor Standard 2 – Organize and develop artistic ideas and work: Artists and designers balance experimentation and safety, freedom and responsibility while developing and creating artworks.
Anchor Standard 2 – Organize and develop artistic ideas and work: People create and interact with objects, places, and design that define, shape, enhance, and empower their lives.
Anchor Standard 3 – Refine and complete artistic work: Artist and designers develop excellence through practice and constructive critique, reflecting on, revising, and refining work over time.
Anchor Standard 4 – Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation: Artists and other presenters consider various techniques, methods, venues, and criteria when analyzing, selecting, and curating objects artifacts, and artworks for preservation and presentation.
Anchor Standard 5 – Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation: Artists, curators and others consider a variety of factors and methods including evolving technologies when preparing and refining artwork for display and or when deciding if and how to preserve and protect it.
Anchor Standard 6 – Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work: Objects, artifacts, and artworks collected, preserved, or presented either by artists, museums, or other venues communicate meaning and a record of social, cultural, and political experiences resulting in the cultivating of appreciation and understanding.
Anchor Standard 7 – Perceive and analyze artistic work: Individual aesthetic and empathetic awareness developed through engagement with art can lead to understanding and appreciation of self, others, the natural world, and constructed environments.
Anchor Standard 7 – Perceive and analyze artistic work: Visual imagery influences understanding of and responses to the world.
Anchor Standard 8 – Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work: People gain insights into meanings of artworks by engaging in the process of art criticism.
Anchor Standard 9 – Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work: People evaluate art based on various criteria.
Anchor Standard 10 – Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art: Through art-making, people make meaning by investigating and developing awareness of perceptions, knowledge, and experiences.
Anchor Standard 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: People develop ideas and understandings of society, culture, and history through their interactions with and analysis of art.
PreK-12 School Group Tour TopicsIMA-at-Newfields-PreK-12-School-Group-Tour-Topics.pdf
Schools are required to notify the Coordinator School and Group Services in the event of cancellation at 317-920-2679.
Gallery space and docents cannot be guaranteed for groups arriving more than 15 minutes late unless the museum has been notified of the delayed arrival. The museum cannot extend tour times to accommodate late arrivals. Your tour will end at the scheduled time regardless of when you arrive.