IU Soul Revue hosts high school students visiting from Stax Music Academy in Memphis

  “Remember this place. This time, this place, this space could be the pivotal point for the rest of your life” Tyron Cooper, director of IU Soul Revue, delivered this introduction to 21 high school students from Stax Music Academy who visited Indiana University’s Bloomington campus Oct. 23 and 24. The Stax Music Academy serves […]

Explore four campus Fine Arts haunts during Halloween night Open Studios event

Visitors are in for a treat when artists share their tricks at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts Open Studios event Friday night. Four separate art buildings on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus will be open to the public, with interactive art activities and displays of student artwork at each site. Hours vary by […]

Poet and IU alumnus Khaled Mattawa awarded ‘genius grant’ as 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Khaled Mattawa, who earned his MFA in poetry at Indiana University, was recently named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. This year, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded unrestricted grants of $625,000 to 21 individuals who demonstrate exceptional creativity in their work. The foundation called Mattawa a “cultural ambassador” whose masterful translations make the […]

Halloween campus events preview

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications multimedia intern Milana Katic: Halloween isn’t just about kids, costumes and candy. If you’re looking for some eerie entertainment this month, here are some arts events on campus that are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. At the IU Auditorium –  Dennis James Hosts Halloween, 7:30 p.m. Oct. […]

Exhibition of Kinsey Institute Mapplethorpe collection opens at the Grunwald Gallery

Today the doors open on “Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs from The Kinsey Institute Collection” at Indiana University’s Grunwald Gallery. As an artist, Mapplethorpe pursued a range of subjects, from delicate flowers and portraits to classical nudes and raw sexual scenes. The black-and-white photographs in this show are not the delicate flowers. “These important and challenging photographs […]

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 […]

Anil Kapoor brings his magic from Bollywood to Bloomington for screening of ‘Mr. India’

Actor Anil Kapoor is best known to American film audiences as the crooked game show host in “Slumdog Millionaire.” But in his home country, he is simply known as “Mr. India.” Tonight Kapoor will attend a special screening of the 1987 cult classic at 7 p.m. in IU Cinema. “This film is a very special […]