Sculpture installed at CIB honors former IU president

Sculptor Don Gummer created “Basic Action,” the stainless steel and bronze work recently installed on the patio of the Cyberinfrastructure Building on the far east side of the Bloomington campus. IU President Michael A. McRobbie asked Gummer to create a sculpture in honor of the late Myles Brand, the university’s 16th president and one of […]

IU design student: ‘It was so cool to work with real clients’

A project to redesign the inside of a historic Indianapolis theater handed third-year interior design students real-world experience. Part of IU’s interior design program in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design, the project helped students gain know-how while sharing their skills with the broader community. “Usually we only […]

Transformative power of music focus of IU Soul Revue’s spring concert

The IU Soul Revue’s spring concert will use the transformative power of soul music to express various dimensions of African American life, including a high-energy dance party, a call to socio-political reflection and the nuance of an intimate relationship. Set to begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington, […]

Hoosier native dubbed ‘Empress of Fashion’ focus of annual lecture

Hoosier native Eleanor Lambert’s ideas, creations and hard work helped elevate the entire fashion industry. Born and raised in Crawfordsville, Ind., Lambert — who died at the age of 100 in 2003 — was known to many as the “Empress of Fashion” due to her trademark turbans and oversized jewelry. At 4 p.m. Wednesday, April […]

Italian film symposium draws scholars, film lovers to Bloomington campus

Dozens of scholars from across the U.S. and Europe will be in Bloomington this week to take part in the Department of French and Italian’s fourth annual film symposium. This year’s gathering focuses on new trends in modern and contemporary Italian cinema, and includes the screening of four films by Italian director Roberta Torre at […]

Discussion of Motown history planned before ‘Dreamgirls’ takes stage at IU

Charles Sykes didn’t view the 2006 film version of “Dreamgirls” as a regular popcorn-and-soda filmgoer, interested solely in seeing Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson on the big screen. Rather, he watched it through a lens that includes nearly two decades of research into Motown and the distinctive musical genre’s crossover appeal. An adjunct professor in the […]

It’s no accident that tenor Andy Lunsford will be performing at Carnegie this weekend

Most performers have a “bucket list” of performance venues, and Andrew “Andy” Lunsford is no different. Now, thanks to a concert this weekend in New York City, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music opera student can cross Carnegie Hall off his list. Known to many as the “Accidental Tenor” for his nontraditional path to […]

IU African American Choral Ensemble’s founding director will conduct spring concert

The Indiana University African American Choral Ensemble will celebrate the African American community’s rich and varied musical tradition at its annual spring concert this weekend. The concert includes a variety of musical selections and narratives, including “Non Nobis Domine” by Rosephanye Powell; “Striving After God” and “Daniel, Servant of the Lord” by Undine Smith Moore; […]

Photographer Judy Dater kicks off two new exhibits at Kinsey Institute

Guest post courtesy of newsroom colleague Tracy James, who typically blogs at Health and Vitality: Judy Dater, considered one of the most significant photographers of the modern era, is presenting “Judy Dater – Memories & Reminiscences,” at 4 p.m. Friday, April 12, in Room 15 of the School of Fine Arts. Following her talk, two […]

Lecturer hopes Purple Dress Project will get people talking about Crohn’s

Ashley Hasty knows Crohn’s disease isn’t a commonly discussed illness; nobody, as she puts it, “wants to talk about their bowels.” But the lecturer in IU’s Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, is trying to change that with her Purple Dress Project. Conceived in 2011 after […]