IU Art Museum’s 18th-century masterpiece originally created for royal wedding

An upcoming exhibit at the IU Art Museum will take you inside the bedroom of European nobility while highlighting an 18th-century masterpiece. The exhibit “Francesco Solimena: Picturing the World for an Eighteenth-Century Royal Wedding” focuses on the IU Art Museum’s “Allegory of the Four Parts of the World,” painted by Italian artist Francesco Solimena. The piece was originally commissioned for the wedding of Charles III and Maria Amalia of Saxony and was placed on the ceiling for King Charles’s studio, adjacent to his bedroom.

Jacobs student wins American Academy of Arts and Letters award

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom colleague Jaclyn Lansbery: Jeremy Podgursky, a doctoral student at the IU Jacobs School of Music, compares music composition to architecture: you envision the building in your mind, draft the piece and then hand it over to a group of builders. “It’s enthralling and exciting if you’re willing to wait […]

IU English, creative writing professor: ‘My students inspire me on a daily basis’

I once heard author Anna Quindlen say that when she was a journalist, everyone assumed she made details up, but once she wrote a book, everyone assumed her characters were based on real people. I recall laughing at the time, thinking writers just can’t win. But for IU Department of English assistant professor Jacinda Townsend, […]

Enjoy guest bloggers during pregnant pause from Art at IU

When I learned back in May 2012 that we here at the IU Newsroom would begin blogging, I was thrilled. I’d blogged in my old life as a journalist, and enjoyed it. Plus, the idea seemed to be the answer to a nagging question I’d been struggling with — what to do with all the […]

IU students reap benefits from visit by Alvin Ailey dance company

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Lena Morris: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, a modern dance company started in New York City in 1958, is known for its extraordinary talent, international scope and impeccable history. When the troupe performed at IU Auditorium last week, Bloomington residents got to see the company’s most well known […]

IU Auditorium campaign opens doors for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Fifty paired “siblings” with Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana recently received free admission to IU Auditorium’s recent production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” thanks to a new campaign sponsored by the venue. Throughout the season, donor and corporate sponsors participated in the auditorium’s newly launched “Give the Magic” campaign. Funds raised […]

IU Libraries Film Archive’s film series to screen at Indy brewery

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom colleague Jaclyn Lansbery: While determining social popularity and preventing forest fires might be thought of as things learned through experience or common sense, such topics were often explored through “social guidance films” shown in the classrooms of days gone by. The Indiana University Libraries Film Archive is home to […]

Newsroom’s new multimedia project highlights impact of IU Cinema

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom colleague Jaclyn Lansbery: When IU Cinema opened its doors in January 2011, I was a student at IU Bloomington, barely interested in watching films that didn’t involve an A-list celebrity cast. Thankfully, my taste in movies has matured, and I was lucky enough to be the IU Cinema beat […]

Herzig plans ‘Tribute to Women in Jazz’ in honor of Women’s History Month

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom colleague Jaclyn Lansbery: Twenty-five years ago, jazz pianist and music educator Monika Herzig arrived in the U.S. with a single suitcase, her boyfriend Peter Kienle and ambitions of becoming a respected jazz musician. Since then, Herzig has established herself as an accomplished jazz pianist, arranger and composer, having opened […]

IU new home to well-known website honoring famed Brazilian composer

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom colleague Brittany Aders: Indiana University is the new home for a website known internationally to devotees and scholars of famed Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. The Jacobs School of Music and Latin American Music Center unveiled the newly university-owned website on Wednesday, March 5, the composer’s 127th birthday. Villa-Lobos’ music […]