‘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, […]

Lilly Library exhibit displays intersection of stage magic, puzzles

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom colleague Jaclyn Lansbery: Lilly Library curator Andrew Rhoda considers himself only an average puzzle-solver, but he’s figured out how to solve some of the most difficult puzzles in “Delightful Deceptions: The Magic of Puzzles,” now on view in the library’s Slocum Puzzle Room. Several of the puzzles in the […]

Lilly Library adds new piece of Vonnegut memorabilia

On the heels of author Kurt Vonnegut’s birthday celebration, I wanted to share a reminder to check out a cool bit of memorabilia the Lilly Library recently acquired. When Vonnegut visited IU in 1983, he gave a lecture titled “How to Get a Job Like Mine.” During the course of the evening, he fielded questions […]

IU Librarian serves as regional ambassador for Wikipedia

It’s only natural to think most librarians aren’t big fans of Wikipedia, since many fear the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia has just a bit too much factual wiggle room to be considered a reliable source. But Chanitra Bishop, a digital scholarship and emerging technologies librarian at the Herman B Wells Library on the Bloomington campus, is […]

Collections at IU Art Museum, Lilly Library honor President Kennedy

The IU Art Museum will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy with a special “pop-up” exhibition from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday in the museum’s viewing room. The small exhibition will include a portrait taken by Arnold Newman shortly after the president’s inauguration; two prints made by Andy […]

IU Libraries Film Archive hosting ‘Home Movie Day’ event

The IU Libraries Film Archive will host “Home Movie Day” from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Bishop, 123 S. Walnut St. The event is open to those aged 18 and older, due to the location. “Home Movie Day” is an international event dedicated to the preservation and screening of community histories […]

Nation’s oldest bibliophilic society visits Lilly’s Grolier exhibit

Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales.” The poetry of Browning, Longfellow and Keats. The Book of Common Prayer. Gibbons’ “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.” And the works of Shakespeare, of course. Book lovers are likely to recognize many of the titles on display in the main gallery of the Lilly Library, […]

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 […]

‘Are You Popular?’ IU Libraries Film Archive to screen vintage social guidance films

Looking for some tips to overcome the awkwardness of that first date? Or, if things go well, how to act as your relationship develops? The IU Libraries Film Archive has the answers, 1950s style — the archive will screen a series of social guidance films from the era designed to help young viewers navigate the […]

Collection of Counts’ images from 1957 desegregation in IU Archives

Wary yet determined, Carlotta Walls clutches her books to her chest and prepares for school, the specter of a uniformed soldier visible nearby. The striking photograph used on the cover of Carlotta Walls LaNier’s book is one of many iconic images shot by late IU journalism professor Will Counts when Little Rock Central High School […]