Alexander Julian emphasizes communication, color in seminar with IU design students

“Design is creative problem-solving.” This was one of the major points made by Alexander Julian, an award-winning fashion and home furnishings designer, when he addressed a crowd of School of Art and Design students Oct. 26 at Indiana University Bloomington. His appearance at the newly renovated Kirkwood Hall was part of The Bill Blass Fashion […]

Mütter Museum to exhibit ‘La Maladie’ series of paintings and sculptures by Betsy Stirratt

Betsy Stirratt, director of the Grunwald Gallery, has been getting ready for two openings. The Studio Art Faculty Show will open Jan. 15 at the gallery inside the Fine Arts building , which regularly displays work by Indiana University students in addition to local, national and international artists. What is extraordinary is that the other […]

Students participate in ‘#Halston: Student Design Challenge’

Post by IU Newsroom intern Tori Lawhorn: The spirit of Roy Halston Frowick’s designs came alive once again as 20 students in IU’s Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design participated in the “#Halston: Student Design Challenge” in the Grunwald Gallery of Art on Wednesday, Sept. 30. This was in celebration of the exhibit “Halston: Line […]

Grunwald Gallery exhibition emphasizes Halston’s lasting legacy in fashion

Halston dressed socialites and superstars. From the 1960s to 1980s, the iconic designer’s clients included Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Bianca Jagger, Liza Minnelli and Princess Grace of Monaco. And until Oct. 3, Indiana University’s Grunwald Gallery will be wearing Halston, too. The exhibition “Halston: Line and Legacy” celebrates fashions by one of the most influential […]

IU’s Grunwald Gallery of Art presents a modern examination of The Miniature

Putting together an exhibition of miniatures is no small task. It’s actually a complicated show to present, said Betsy Stirratt, director of the Grunwald Gallery. She served as curator of the show, along with artist Althea Crome of Bloomington. “The Miniature” will be unveiled to the public Friday, Aug. 28, following a 5 p.m. talk […]

Team of IU students wins the first ‘Kohl’s Invitational’ with idea to improve digital strategy

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Emily Davis: Wholesome smiles spread across the faces of the students when asked to describe the feeling of winning the first Kohl’s Invitational case competition. “It was crazy. We’d been on this crazy roller coaster and all of a sudden it just stopped,” said Alexandra Larson, a junior majoring in […]

Court dresses featured on ‘Downton Abbey’ mirror those in IU’s Sage Collection

Full disclosure: I’m a huge fan of the PBS show “Downton Abbey.” Yes, I was just as disgruntled as everyone else at the way last year’s season ended and vowed not to watch this year … but I couldn’t help myself. Carson’s eyebrows alone would make the show worth watching, but there are also the […]

AMID student receives scholarship from National Retail Federation

Art at IU recently caught up with Carlie Jensen, an IU Bloomington senior selected to receive a $10,000 scholarship from the National Retail Federation. Then, while attending the organization’s annual “Big Show” convention in New York City last month, Jensen learned she’d won a $25,000 scholarship, the first such scholarship the organization has given. Jensen, […]

Scrap steel + color + form = art

The Indiana University Center for Art + Design will host a reception for its latest installation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the center, 310 Jackson St. in Columbus. The exhibition, “Big Bright Steel,” is a collaboration between Noblitt Fabricating Inc. and artists Emily Kennerk and Jennifer Riley. The Columbus-based steel fabrication […]

IU Bloomington’s new costume technology program is one of half-dozen across nation

After spending a decade working in one of Broadway’s top costume shops, draper Heather Milam definitely has the chops to direct the new costume technology program in IU’s Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance. The list of shows she helped create clothing for reads like a Tony nomination list: “Spamalot,” “Mamma Mia,” “The Lion […]