IU textiles professor Rowland Ricketts wins Martha Stewart American Made award

When Martha Stewart honors your work, it’s a good thing. Rowland Ricketts, assistant professor of textiles in the Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University, is one of 10 winners in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made program. The artist runs Ricketts Indigo along with his wife, Chinami, who is a weaver. Together they […]

Explore four campus Fine Arts haunts during Halloween night Open Studios event

Visitors are in for a treat when artists share their tricks at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts Open Studios event Friday night. Four separate art buildings on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus will be open to the public, with interactive art activities and displays of student artwork at each site. Hours vary by […]

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 […]

IU Bloomington graduate painters collaborate on New York City gallery exhibition

The Painting Center in New York City is presenting the work of 15 students from Indiana University’s Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts in a show that runs through Aug. 9. As a title, “Inside and Out” suggests that each artist navigates two realms: the external world and an inner world of memory, imagination […]

MFA student incorporates IU Art Museum pieces in thesis exhibit

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Jaclyn Lansbery: It’s one thing to read the artist’s statement accompanying an exhibition – it’s quite another to hear the artist himself talk about the process behind creating each piece. I recently got the chance to talk with MFA student Jared Gelormino about his thesis exhibit currently up […]

IU Fine Arts professor creates ‘Cloud Busting’ piece for health center’s art program

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Brittany Aders: “It is now proven through medical research that access to art and nature aid in the healing process.” — Michael Kaufmann, director of special projects and civic investment, Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County. The Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital located in Marion County officially […]

IU Art Museum’s 18th-century masterpiece originally created for royal wedding

An upcoming exhibit at the IU Art Museum will take you inside the bedroom of European nobility while highlighting an 18th-century masterpiece. The exhibit “Francesco Solimena: Picturing the World for an Eighteenth-Century Royal Wedding” focuses on the IU Art Museum’s “Allegory of the Four Parts of the World,” painted by Italian artist Francesco Solimena. The piece was originally commissioned for the wedding of Charles III and Maria Amalia of Saxony and was placed on the ceiling for King Charles’s studio, adjacent to his bedroom.

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 […]

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, […]