Award-winning filmmaker Connie Field to attend documentary screenings at IU Cinema

Connie Field will appear at IU Cinema June 18 and 19 for screenings of her films “The Bottom Line” and “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine” as part of the International Association for Media and History conference being held at Indiana University Bloomington. She will provide an introduction each night, and after each screening […]

New musical ‘Moses Man’ wraps up IU summer theater season with three performances

Post by IU Communications colleagues Karen Land and Milana Katic: Indiana Festival Theatre ends its 2014 season with the rare opportunity to see a new musical still in evolution. The musical also is unusual because its subject isn’t typical summer fare. “Moses Man” recounts a family’s harrowing but triumphant escape from Nazi-era Vienna. “Moses Man” will […]

Chicago trumpeter Pharez Whitted plays ‘For the People’ at the IU Art Museum

Post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Karen Land: Tonight’s Jazz in July concert will be a homecoming of sorts for Pharez Whitted. At Indiana University, Whitted earned a master’s degree in jazz studies. He returns as a jazz master, headlining a free 6:30 p.m. show outside the IU Art Museum. Now based in Chicago, the […]

Mathers Museum exhibit “Assessing Authenticity” exploring identification and authentication in museums

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Brittany Aders: Mathers Museum is collaborating with Summer Festival of the Arts at Indiana University to acknowledge some of the wonderful art that is available here at IU. “Assessing Authenticity,” an exhibit that came from a student paper, is on display until July 13. “I argued in my […]

Musicians to honor Southern Indiana artist Lotus Dickey at Mathers Museum

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Brittany Aders: The Mathers Museum of World Cultures will be hosting a one-day event “Remembering Lotus Dickey” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 20. Stephen and Nancy Dickey, the son and daughter-in-law of the late Lotus Dickey, will be performing Lotus’s music and holding a discussion about his life […]

IUCA+D exhibit features Evansville native’s evolving work of art

Artist Mark Cooper, an Evansville native, has created a collaborative work of art at the invitation of the Columbus Museum of Art and Design and the IU Center for Art + Design. Currently on display at IUCA+D’s gallery at 310 Jackson St. in downtown Columbus, the exhibition is titled “YuYu Columbus,” a reference to the […]

Hoosier Guitar Building Workshop: ‘You learn about being a craftsman’

Guest post courtesy of newsroom intern Jaclyn Lansbery: There are people who play guitars – and then there are people who build them. For five days, July 11 to 15, participants at the Hoosier Guitar Building Workshop sanded, sculpted and painted their own guitars. Ten people signed up for the third annual workshop, led by […]

Nation’s oldest bibliophilic society visits Lilly’s Grolier exhibit

Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales.” The poetry of Browning, Longfellow and Keats. The Book of Common Prayer. Gibbons’ “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.” And the works of Shakespeare, of course. Book lovers are likely to recognize many of the titles on display in the main gallery of the Lilly Library, […]

Renoir lithograph has temporary home at IU Art Museum

The IU Art Museum is home to a Monet, a Picasso and a Dürer, but this summer you can also see a Renoir on loan there. One of the originators of the Impressionist style, Pierre-Auguste Renoir was particularly noted for his appreciation of feminine beauty. He depicted his friends, his family and their children in […]

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 […]