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 […]

New painting building is just one of the treats during the 2015 Open Studios event

Indiana University’s fine arts students have something new to show off during the annual Open Studios event Oct. 30. Like in previous years, several art buildings around campus will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. to students and members of the greater IU and Bloomington communities. Visitors can see student work, explore artists’ studio […]

Serendipity, scholars and students combine to bring ‘Gods and Goddesses’ to IU Art Museum

The Indiana University Art Museum will celebrate the opening of three new special exhibitions with a public reception tonight. Behind one of those exhibitions, “Gods and Goddesses: Annibale Carracci and the Renaissance Reborn,” is the story of prints, a palace, a great escape and a good measure of serendipity. The show is the result of […]

Interdisciplinary education at IU helped prepare Kate C. Lemay for National Portrait Gallery post

Indiana University graduate Kate C. Lemay has been appointed historian at The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington. Kim Sajet, director of the museum, said Lemay’s doctorate-level education in both American art and American history fits perfectly with the museum’s mission “to tell the story of America through portraits of people who have made and […]

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 […]

Display of handmade books by Herron students has been extended at the Fine Arts Library

When you go to a library, you expect to see books. And when you go to the Fine Arts Library at Indiana University Bloomington, you expect to see books about art. But if you visit soon, some of the books are works of art. Handmade books by Karen Baldner’s students at the Herron School of […]

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, […]

IU Cinema to screen ‘Whatever Comes Next’ documentary by professor Hildegard Keller

  IU Germanic Studies professor Hildegard Elisabeth Keller is a medieval scholar. But these days, a completely different form of illumination is behind her work. Her documentary film “Whatever Comes Next” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at Indiana University Cinema. A question-and-answer session with the filmmaker will follow. The feature is an […]

Ansel Adams film screening and discussion to honor 25th anniversary of Sycamore Land Trust

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Emily Davis: “I believe the approach of the artist and the approach of the environmentalist are fairly close in that both are, to a rather impressive degree, concerned with the affirmation of life.” — Ansel Adams  In recognition of the 25th anniversary of Sycamore Land Trust, the Indiana University Art Museum will […]