‘(Re)Imagining Science’ exhibition at Grunwald Gallery turns collaboration into an art

What happens when we look at science differently? Artists and research scientists at Indiana University Bloomington have teamed up in more than a dozen creative partnerships to visualize scientific principles and foster new ways of understanding. The results of their collaborations will be on display in the exhibition “(Re)Imagining Science” Oct. 14 to Nov. 16 at the […]

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera to share message of unity at Bloomington reading

In these contentious times, we too often see how words can divide. Poet Juan Felipe Herrera still believes words have the potential to heal and to bring people together. Herrera will appear at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in Bloomington’s Buskirk-Chumley Theatre as part of Indiana University’s celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The event “¡Poesía […]

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 […]

The Grunwald Gallery’s ‘Midwest Matrix’ printmaking show creates quite an impression

If I were to close my eyes and imagine a gallery show of prints, one image that might pop into my head would be a tidy row of small frames containing inky scenes in black and gray. The Grunwald Gallery is out to obliterate those notions. For just a few more days, the gallery in […]

‘Naked Acts’ workshop events examine ‘Image Making and Black Female Sexuality’

Two decades have passed since Bridgett M. Davis began work on her groundbreaking film “Naked Acts.” Now Indiana University welcomes Davis to its Bloomington campus Sept. 29 and 30 as part of a free workshop that also features acclaimed artist Renee Cox. In “Naked Acts,” a young actress is unwilling to expose her body for a movie, […]

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, […]

Graphic artist Chris Ware to speak on Bloomington campus this week

A recent visit to the College Arts & Humanities Institute was pleasurable for two reasons — not only did I get the chance to chat with director Jonathan Elmer and assistant Alex Teschmacher, but they let me get my hands on several Chris Ware books. If you’re not familiar with Ware’s work, he’s a comic […]

Darwin bicentennial exhibition evolves into online collaborative project

“Your father says he shall never think small beer of himself again,” Emma Darwin wrote her son in November 1859, just a few weeks after the original run of Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Species” had sold out and his publisher had already committed to a second edition. “Candidly, he does think it very well […]

World music focus of CLACS symposium

Hard on the heels of Bloomington’s Lotus Festival, which focuses on world music, Indiana University’s Center for Latin America and Caribbean Studies is hosting a fascinating symposium titled “Where’s the ‘World’ in Popular Music?” “With increasingly global trends in cultural, religious and ethnic conflict; industry concerns over intellectual property and international piracy; and the branding […]