Prose before bros: IU Theatre tries out social media experiment

@LearIU: @GonerilIU @AlbanyIU Listen, you ingrate, you try to father three daughters without mainlining Scotch. #kinglearIU #serpentstongue #hungover @EarlofKentIU: What have I been doing while in exile? CAT MEMES! (I’m totally not disguised as Caius.) #kentlikescats #kinglearIU @GonerilIU: @CordeliaIU You better check yourself before you wreck yourself, girl. Retweeted rap lyrics and parenting advice. Musings […]

AMID student receives scholarship from National Retail Federation

Art at IU recently caught up with Carlie Jensen, an IU Bloomington senior selected to receive a $10,000 scholarship from the National Retail Federation. Then, while attending the organization’s annual “Big Show” convention in New York City last month, Jensen learned she’d won a $25,000 scholarship, the first such scholarship the organization has given. Jensen, […]

IU Spanish language performance group to take the stage this weekend

One of the coolest things about IU Bloomington is the proliferation of arts groups and arts events on campus. OK, fine, maybe I’m just biased — but you have to admit there’s so much to do, see and experience here. That includes Grupo de Teatro VIDA, a Spanish-language theater performance group that produces plays aimed […]

IU exchange student creates one-woman play about Rachael’s Café owner

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Jaclyn Lansbery: About four years ago, England native Lucy Danser met Rachael Jones, owner of Bloomington coffee house and music venue Rachael’s Café. Danser, then an IU exchange student from the University of Kent, was interviewing people to create a monologue for IU Department of Theatre, Drama and […]

IU alumna nominated to head National Endowment for the Arts

President Barack Obama has nominated Indiana University alumna Jane Chu to head the National Endowment for the Arts. Chu has been president and chief executive of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo., since 2006, when the center was still in the planning stages. She oversaw the $414 million campaign to […]

IU Art Museum’s painting to be part of exhibition near Paris

A painting from the IU Art Museum’s collection will be on display in France this year. Art at IU turned to Jenny McComas, the museum’s curator of Western Art after 1800, for more details about the painting and its place in the museum’s collection: The IU Art Museum’s painting, “Yerres, Effect of Rain,” was painted […]

Experience the deep sea at immersive show created by IU professors

Seven musicians. Seven projectors. One immersive experience. That’s the goal of “Dark Zone,” a free live performance this week at the Grunwald Gallery on the IU Bloomington campus. The brainchild of IU professors Aaron Travers and Arthur Liou, the multimedia event will feature live music by contemporary collective Ensemble Dal Niente. Travers is an assistant […]

IU Libraries Film Archive captures history: ‘The Beatles are here’

Guest post courtesy of Asia Harman with the IU Libraries Film Archive: Feb. 9th marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” There is much speculation about how the Beatles came to make their American debut on the show, and one film at the Indiana University Libraries Film Archive […]

Performance, sex and punk feminism: Lydia Lunch to speak, perform in Bloomington

UPDATE: Lydia Lunch’s lecture at the IU Cinema has been moved to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, due to the weather. Spoken-word performer Lydia Lunch will be in Bloomington this week to help celebrate “The Burroughs Century,” a five-day festival organized in honor of the centennial birthday of famed Beat writer William S. Burroughs. But […]

Documentary photographer Alec Soth to visit Bloomington campus

Noted photographer Alec Soth will visit IU’s Bloomington campus this week. Soth — perhaps best known for his work photographing the Midwest, particularly his 2004 collection of photographs titled “Sleeping by the Mississippi” — will speak at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in Fine Arts 015. The lecture is free and open to the public, […]