The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields is celebrating the opening of what it calls the largest continuous exhibition space in the museum’s 137-year history. The inaugural exhibit inside THE LUME Indianapolis features the works of Vincent van Gogh, showcasing about 3,000 moving images of his paintings.
THE LUME is the first permanent digital projection gallery of its size in which the museum can display digital exhibitions from throughout the world. The space takes up the entire fourth floor of the museum, covering nearly 30,000 square feet.
“Every summer, we’ll introduce a new exhibition that will run for a year,” said Dr. Charles Venable, director and chief executive officer of Newfields. “Our business plan really is to build an audience in the United States for this because there’s nothing like it the way there are in other parts of the world and so we’re going to focus on great masterpieces of the world.”
Venable says he eventually wants to utilize the space to feature contemporary art and commission artists in digital media.
THE LUME was created by Australia-based Grande Experiences.