Guest filmmakers, special events and fine films made 2014 a memorable year at IU Cinema

At Indiana University Cinema, 2014 was a year of extraordinary moments. Billed as “a place for film,” itĀ also was a place for premieres, special events and visits by more than 30 guest filmmakers. “Since opening, we have strived to show the world what a bold, ambitious cinema program really could be,” said IU Cinema director […]

‘Painting: Expanded’ artist Martha MacLeish to discuss her work at IUCA+D in Columbus

    Artist Martha MacLeish will talk about her work and the show “Painting: Expanded” at 6 p.m. tonight at the Indiana University Center for Art and Design. The center, which opened in 2011, is located at 310 Jackson St. in Columbus. The current exhibition of work by MacLeish, Timothy Linn and Michael Rouillard explores […]

Get to know painter Pierre Daura and his family in ‘Picturing Attachments’ at the IU Art Museum

Perhaps you haven’t heard of Pierre Daura. After all, the Catalan-American artist isn’t exactly a household name. And that is precisely why you should see “Pierre Daura (1896-1976): Picturing Attachments” before the exhibition ends its run at the Indiana University Art Museum on Dec. 21. Daura is an extraordinary modernist painter who studied with Pablo […]

Traditional Arts Indiana to create traveling show with National Endowment for the Arts grant

Post by IU Communications colleague George Vlahakis In two years, the state of Indiana will celebrate its bicentennial. Prior to its statehood in 1816, incoming settlers encountered its indigenous peoples, including the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. The Pokagon band lived according to seven “grandfather’s teachings,” which were well accepted among the Great Lakes tribes […]

Dancer Patricia McBride, who taught ballet at IU, will receive Kennedy Center Honors Sunday

Former Indiana University professor Patricia McBride will be in good company Dec. 7. The longtime New York City Ballet dancer will receive the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington alongside actor Tom Hanks, singers Al Green and Sting and comedian Lily Tomlin. The 2014 honorees will be seated with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle […]

IU textiles professor Rowland Ricketts wins Martha Stewart American Made award

When Martha Stewart honors your work, it’s a good thing. Rowland Ricketts, assistant professor of textiles in the Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University, is one of 10 winners in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made program. The artist runs Ricketts Indigo along with his wife, Chinami, who is a weaver. Together they […]