Step Into the Seasons of Japan

Step into the Seasons of Japan invites guests into an immersive, interactive, multi-sensory experience. This fun, mesmerizing installation was created by a cross-departmental team to introduce guests to the four seasons of the Japanese landscape. Upon entering the gallery, they will be greeted by the fragrance of traditional plant life, followed by a peer out the window from a Japanese interior. Approaching a touch screen, guests will unlock the magic of Teika’s Poems for the Twelve Months, a living painting. Guests can trigger surprising animations and sounds like birds chirping, snow falling, and boats rowing. Step into the Japanese landscape, then return to see, smell and taste the many offerings of Seasons of Japan at Newfields. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
  February 22, 2019–December 8, 2019
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  Included with admission


As the Indianapolis Museum of Art has grown to become an internationally renowned museum, attention has turned toward increasing the emphasis on combining art with nature. The galleries are surrounded by gardens, water features, over a hundred acres of woodland filled with surprise and beauty. The campus itself is ideal for performances, afternoon walks, kite-flying, cloud-gazing, memory-making, new-idea-having. There’s a mansion to stage unforgettable events, restaurants for relaxing, bars for microbrews and friendships. Newfields is a setting where it’s easy to make connections of all sorts. Like no place else in Indianapolis.

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