INDIANAPOLIS - Newfields has named Michael Vetter assistant curator of contemporary art. In his new role, Vetter says he will make and implement a plan for reinstalling the permanent collection for The Indianapolis Museum of Art’s contemporary art program.
 
 Vetter will also be responsible for outdoor sculpture commissions in The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres. 
 
“We are very excited for the energy that Dr. Vetter will bring to the Museum’s contemporary art program. He, in collaboration with our curatorial, exhibition, and interpretation teams will help reimagine not only the reinstallation of the permanent collection, but also a comprehensive vision for contemporary art across campus,” said Dr. Preston Bautista, deputy director for public programs and audience engagement. 
 
Vetter previously worked for the University of Maryland Art Gallery. Where he curated the exhibition Progress and Harmony for Mankind: Art and Technology circa 1970, which opened in January 2018. He received his master’s degree in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2012 and his doctorate in 2018.