The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2015 features many messages, many media

The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show has reached a major milestone. The exhibition — on display through July 11 at the Grunwald Gallery — marks its 10th year with a lively mix of artwork about sexuality, gender, relationships, reproduction, eroticism and the human figure. “This is the best Kinsey juried show yet,” said Betsy Stirratt, […]

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 […]

The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show opens May 16

Unique is one way to describe the annual Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show. Its thought-provoking and memorable contemporary art — paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, videos, sculpture, ceramics and fiber art — converges on the Grunwald Gallery of Art at IU Bloomington after an internationally known competition.

Experience the deep sea at immersive show created by IU professors

Seven musicians. Seven projectors. One immersive experience. That’s the goal of “Dark Zone,” a free live performance this week at the Grunwald Gallery on the IU Bloomington campus. The brainchild of IU professors Aaron Travers and Arthur Liou, the multimedia event will feature live music by contemporary collective Ensemble Dal Niente. Travers is an assistant […]

Performance, sex and punk feminism: Lydia Lunch to speak, perform in Bloomington

UPDATE: Lydia Lunch’s lecture at the IU Cinema has been moved to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, due to the weather. Spoken-word performer Lydia Lunch will be in Bloomington this week to help celebrate “The Burroughs Century,” a five-day festival organized in honor of the centennial birthday of famed Beat writer William S. Burroughs. But […]

Art, science meet in exhibit at Grunwald Gallery

If you haven’t visited the Grunwald Gallery to see the “Imag(in)ing Science” exhibit on display there through Oct. 11, do it. It’s beautiful and compelling — beautiful because of the aesthetically pleasing creative works on display and compelling because it represents a spirit of collaboration between multiple disciplines here at IU Bloomington that, at first […]

Kinsey Juried Art Show features local, international contemporary artists

Guest post courtesy of newsroom colleague Tracy James, who typically blogs at Health and Vitality: The 2013 Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show opens Friday, kicking off a weekend of events that includes a show-and-tell with the artists, a cabaret burlesque show, after-parties and a movie screening. The art, displayed throughout the Grunwald Gallery of Art […]

Grunwald Gallery pulls together first-ever alumni show: ‘SoFA Revisited’

Think of it as an exercise in artistic asceticism. Realizing he’s much more interested in the process he uses to create a sculpture installation than the actual end product, Indiana University Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts alumnus Derek Parker often practices what artists refer to as “limiting the palette” by vowing only to […]

Collaboration between IU professor, Dutch artist examines ‘Media Life’

Longtime friends and colleagues Mark Deuze and Dutch artist Miek van Dongen are both inspired by “the messiness and magical quality of our interactions with the world around us, and particularly in the role of technologies, machines and media in our lives.” In that vein, Deuze — an associate professor in IU’s Department of Telecommunications […]