IU Arts and Humanities Council’s ‘First Thursdays’ for March showcased Women’s History Month

Guest blog by IU graduate student Bridget Albert from SPEA’s arts administration program: On March 2, the Indiana University Arts and Humanities Council celebrated the return of the First Thursdays Festival for the spring semester. IU’s First Thursdays Festivals pay tribute to the arts organizations on IU Bloomington’s campus by bringing them together around the […]

New First Thursdays festival puts the focus on IU’s arts and humanities, food and fun

Post by Amanda N. Marino and Karen Land of the IU Newsroom:  At IU Bloomington, Thursday will be a day of firsts. It’s the first day of September. It’s also the first time Indiana University’s Arts Plaza will be the center of a sweeping, interactive festival celebrating the arts and humanities. Welcome to First Thursdays. The inaugural event […]

IU professor Hildegard Keller brings voices in history to life through multimedia experiences

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: A dance costume hangs inside a section of tables in the Lilly Library. It is a wood sprite from the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, worn during funeral ceremonies, and professor Hildegard Keller chose to hang it there when designing her portion of the “Performative Book” exhibition. […]

Mütter Museum to exhibit ‘La Maladie’ series of paintings and sculptures by Betsy Stirratt

Betsy Stirratt, director of the Grunwald Gallery, has been getting ready for two openings. The Studio Art Faculty Show will open Jan. 15 at the gallery inside the Fine Arts building , which regularly displays work by Indiana University students in addition to local, national and international artists. What is extraordinary is that the other […]

Indiana University’s Viking-in-residence is all in a Twitter about the arts in Bloomington

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Tori Lawhorn: At Indiana University, the most frequent visitor to campus events isn’t a student; it’s a Viking. Lars Karlsson, a small wooden Viking, is dedicated to learning about all the different programs IU Bloomington has to offer, according to his owner, Kristin Leaman. “He discovers and shares what he […]

Relive childhood through show of famous children’s literature at the Lilly Library

As adults, many of us recall a special book from childhood. Perhaps it was a library book, a gift or a favorite bedtime story. Page after page, it taught us to read, tucked us into our slumber or otherwise unleashed our imagination. Through Sept. 26, many of these special books are on display at the […]

IU Libraries Moving Image Archive preserves, shares Indiana University’s unique film assets

When filmmaker Guy Maddin visited Indiana University last month, he told a class of film preservation students that he is haunted by the specter of lost films. “This is the first time I’ve had an audience that knows what lost films are,” Maddin said. The Film Foundation estimates that more than half of the films […]

Lilly Library exhibition and symposium examine ‘Globalization of the United States 1789-1861’

With today’s technology, ideas and information travel the globe in the blink of an eye. Of course, that wasn’t true in the first years of the United States, but its early citizens certainly did look out at the wider world and consider their place in it. This idea is the focus of a Lilly Library […]

Understanding impossible images: Reutersvärd lecture to be held at the Lilly Library

Post by IU Communications colleague Milana Katic: Somewhere between the second and third dimension lies the impossible world of Swedish graphic designer Oscar Reutersvärd. Now, at the center of Indiana University’s Bloomington campus, one can catch a glimpse of that world in the new collection of his “impossible images” at the Lilly Library. “My breath is […]

The Lilly Library engages in some paranormal activity

Watch a sneak peak of the Lilly’s latest installation, “Spiritualists, Sorcerers, and Stage Magicians: Magic and the Supernatural at the Lilly Library.” “We have everything from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, and there is just this continued historical obsession with things that we can’t see,” said Rebecca Baumann, co-curator and Lilly Librarian.