New lecture series at IU’s Fine Arts Library features artists who create handmade books

The Fine Arts Library at Indiana University Bloomington is home to many one-of-a-kind objects of art. In addition to its stacks of books covering many facets of art and its making, the library hosts an extensive collection of artists’ books. Jasmine Burns, the interim head of the Fine Arts Library, has designed a new lecture […]

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 […]

IU alumna nominated to head National Endowment for the Arts

President Barack Obama has nominated Indiana University alumna Jane Chu to head the National Endowment for the Arts. Chu has been president and chief executive of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo., since 2006, when the center was still in the planning stages. She oversaw the $414 million campaign to […]

Special Jacobs program lets IU student study music and biology

Ask Zionsville freshman Vanessa Gehring what she’s studying here at IU Bloomington, and you might just do a double-take. She’s a voice major in the Jacobs School of Music, but is participating in a special program that lets her simultaneously seek a degree in music and biology — a combination that can surprise those of […]

Spirit & Place: IUPUI collaboration explores concept through series of programs

It’s time for the annual Spirit & Place Festival, a community project managed by The Polis Center at the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. The festival opens today. Much as IU Bloomington’s Themester plans events and opportunities surrounding a specific theme, the annual festival at IUPUI explores a specific concept through a series […]

Sculpture installed at CIB honors former IU president

Sculptor Don Gummer created “Basic Action,” the stainless steel and bronze work recently installed on the patio of the Cyberinfrastructure Building on the far east side of the Bloomington campus. IU President Michael A. McRobbie asked Gummer to create a sculpture in honor of the late Myles Brand, the university’s 16th president and one of […]

Stage provides backdrop for New Oxford Shakespeare editing decisions

Terri Bourus isn’t so different from any other theater director, carefully considering how her actors are embodying their characters or how costumes might help audiences draw meaning. Underneath all that, though, she’s on a secret mission. As director and general editor of IUPUI’s New Oxford Shakespeare project, Bourus is one of three editors worldwide commissioned […]

Former IU professor Judy Chicago to give visiting artist lecture at IUPUI

Trailblazing artist and former IU Bloomington professor Judy Chicago will speak at IUPUI’s Herron School of Art and Design this week. She’ll deliver a lecture “Surveying Judy Chicago: An Artist’s Career” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Basile Auditorium, Eskenazi Hall, 735 W. New York St., Indianapolis. Her talk is the fifth Jane Fortune […]

Herron student’s blog appeals to the neat freak in us all

This is a shortened version of a post that appeared on the blog of the IUPUI Herron School of Art and Design. Thanks to Rob Bullock for allowing us to share this with you: Meet Austin Radcliffe, president of IUPUI Herron School of Art and Design’s Active Student Artists organization. He’s a senior better known […]

Documentary tells story of ‘lost’ Shakespeare play that premiered at IUPUI

Thought you might want to check out this preview of a new documentary focused on IUPUI’s spring premiere of a lost 400-year-old play by Shakespeare and a collaborator. The 30-minute documentary, “C.S.I. Shakespeare,” will air at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 on WFYI 1 Public Television. Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Jim Simmons, the film highlights […]