Jacobs professor to premiere dozen viola pieces

Jacobs School of Music professor Atar Arad admitted he finds it more than a little intimidating to perform all of his self-composed Twelve Caprices for Viola as part of the school’s Summer Music Festival. “I am absolutely thrilled to premiere the set at the Summer Musical Festival,” he told Art at IU via email. “But […]

Intensive workshop exposes students to different types of dance

The laughter — and the booming bass line — could be heard from down the hallway last week outside New York-based choreographer Larry Keigwin’s weeklong workshop through IU’s Contemporary Dance program. During one session, K + C Summer Intensive workshop participants paired up to create impromptu dances that involved moving through each other’s “negative” space. […]

Mathers exhibit highlights Native Americans’ military contributions

The Mathers Museum of World Cultures is participating in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to recognize and support active-duty military personnel and their families through special programs and exhibits. At the museum on the […]

Student project creates historical resource for college unions

A quick stroll through the Indiana Memorial Union on a weekday afternoon reveals precisely what executive director Bruce Jacobs means when he refers to his building as “the university’s living room.” Students sprawl in chairs, munching snacks or sipping coffee while staring contemplatively at their laptops, earbuds safely tucked in. A few snooze upright, a […]

Summer musical brings variety of IU dancers together on stage

Guest post courtesy of newsroom intern Jaclyn Lansbery: Jazz Age artist Fats Waller once called swing dancing “two-thirds rhythm and one-third soul.” While the soul part might be easy, it’s the rhythm that takes some practice, according to IU junior Nat Zegree, who called the unique American style “the most dangerous form of dancing.” He’s […]

Herzog: IU Cinema ‘one of the best’ in country

IU Cinema is sharing this awesome video with students during summer orientation. It features several well-known directors and filmmakers who’ve visited recently and, at 2:54, “Grizzly Man” director Werner Herzog calls the cinema “one of the best” in the country.

Statehouse Hoosier Heritage Gallery honors IU’s Herman Hudson

A portrait of IU Department of Afro-American Studies founder Herman Hudson is on display now at the Indiana Statehouse as part of the Hoosier Heritage Gallery . In 2006, then-Gov. Mitch Daniels designated the south wall of the governor’s office as a place for portraits of historically important Hoosiers. Gov. Mike Pence has continued the […]

BFA textile artist finds inspiration for her creations in science and science fiction

Indiana University BFA student Larrea Young isn’t your everyday textile artist. Her coats are highlighted with twisting stitched patterns reminiscent of veins, or malevolent fingers scrabbling for the soul of a victim. Another is seamed so it appears a face is emerging from the dark gray wool, like something out of an eerie “Twilight Zone” […]

Darwin bicentennial exhibition evolves into online collaborative project

“Your father says he shall never think small beer of himself again,” Emma Darwin wrote her son in November 1859, just a few weeks after the original run of Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Species” had sold out and his publisher had already committed to a second edition. “Candidly, he does think it very well […]

Exhibit suits IUCA+D to a T

If you’re like me, you’ve got entire drawers full of T-shirts. But somehow, those shirts are much more than just an item of clothing. In a way, they represent my personal history — the theme for my high school marching band’s senior show, the Greek letters adopted by my floor at a private Midwestern university, […]