Indiana University’s Viking-in-residence is all in a Twitter about the arts in Bloomington

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Tori Lawhorn: At Indiana University, the most frequent visitor to campus events isn’t a student; it’s a Viking. Lars Karlsson, a small wooden Viking, is dedicated to learning about all the different programs IU Bloomington has to offer, according to his owner, Kristin Leaman. “He discovers and shares what he […]

IU Art Museum honors Director Emerita Adelheid Gealt with renaming of gallery wing

The Indiana University Art Museum has dedicated a wing of the museum’s first floor Gallery of the Art of the Western World in honor of Adelheid “Heidi” Gealt, who retired in July 2015. Director Emerita Gealt began working at the museum as a graduate student in 1973 and held various other posts until becoming curator, […]

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 […]

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 […]

William Siegmann’s cultural legacy shown in exhibitions at IU Art Museum, Mathers Museum

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Emily Davis: Indiana University alumnus William Siegmann (1943-2011) was a leading expert on the art and culture of the African countries Liberia and Sierra Leone. A photographer, collector, and overall connoisseur of art, his work transcended traditional aesthetic values and reflected his vast knowledge of the cultures in which […]

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 […]

Get to know painter Pierre Daura and his family in ‘Picturing Attachments’ at the IU Art Museum

Perhaps you haven’t heard of Pierre Daura. After all, the Catalan-American artist isn’t exactly a household name. And that is precisely why you should see “Pierre Daura (1896-1976): Picturing Attachments” before the exhibition ends its run at the Indiana University Art Museum on Dec. 21. Daura is an extraordinary modernist painter who studied with Pablo […]

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 […]

Fine arts faculty show at IU Art Museum becomes ‘critical teaching moment’

Every couple of years, the IU Art Museum hosts an exhibition devoted to recent work by faculty members at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts — a show that’s often just as exciting for those participating as it is for those viewing it, according to associate professor of ceramics Malcolm Mobutu Smith. “People […]

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 […]