PHOTO GALLERY: Digital art space The Lume set to open at Newfields

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The Lume, an exhibition space that opens at Newfields on July 27, features extensive interactive space. The installation features works from Vincent Van Gogh and occupies the entire fourth floor of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. (IBJ photo/Mickey Shuey)

A new, interactive, digital exhibit space is set to debut at Newfields next week, hosting the largest exhibition in the museum’s 138-year history.


The Lume, a permanent exhibition space engineered by Austrialia-based Grande Experiences, will initially feature 30 works by artist Vincent Van Gogh showcased through floor-to-ceiling projections, interactive spaces and traditional art displays. The installation is set to run from July 27 through next May, occupying the entire fourth floor of the Indianapolis Museum of Art—about 30,000 square feet.

IBJ visited the exhibit with other guests during a special preview event to compile the photo gallery available here.

Announced in 2020, the Lume utilizes about 150 high-quality projectors that immerse visitors in digital art. The first year’s show also includes an interactive area called Gogh Play, offering an examination of the artist’s brushwork and a selfie station.

A cafe and bar are also incorporated into the exhibit, featuring Van Gogh-themed food and drinks, along with four short video features.

Tickets for the Lume are on sale on the museums’s web site. For Newfields members, the cost is $20 for adults and $13 for those ages 6-17. The cost to the general public is $25 for adults and $17 for children ages 6-17. Children 5 and under are free.

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