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Yaël Ksander

WFIU's Arts Desk Editor, Yaël seeks out and shepherds the stories of artists, musicians, writers, and other creative people. In addition, Yaël co-hosts A Moment of Science, writes essays for A Moment of Indiana History, produces Speak Your Mind (WFIU's guest editorial segment), hosts music and news hours throughout the week, and lends her voice to everything from accounting courses to nature documentaries. Yaël holds a MFA in painting from Indiana University, an MA in art history from Columbia University, and a BA from the University of Virginia, where she studied languages and literature.

Recent Posts by Yaël Ksander

December 11, 2013

 

abstract print with blue, yellow, green vertical bars and black squiggly shapes

Matisse, Life In Color At The Indianapolis Museum Of Art

Listen to a tour of one of the world's most comprehensive collections of work by modernist master Henri Matisse, now on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

December 11, 2013

 

abstract painting of nude on patterned background

A Rigorous Devotion To Beauty

Known for his pleasant, colorful canvases, modernist master Henri Matisse is being reconsidered in a blockbuster show at The Indianapolis Museum of Art.

November 21, 2013

 

four pairs of skinny jeans

Skinny Jeans: A Revealing Fashion Trend

Our reliance on social proof is so inherent to our nature that we're unsure as to the origin of our own tastes. A current fashion trend provides a case study.

November 15, 2013

 

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Art, Interrupted: A Flawed Ambassador For The American Dream

Although the original tour was a diplomatic debacle, its reconstruction provides a valuable view of the directions in American art at mid-century.

November 7, 2013

 

three hollow vessels with striated exteriors, in the shape of seed pods

Many A Slip ‘Twixt the Cup And The Lip

The annual pottery show is a nod to the enduring appeal of "a rich and beautiful tradition, that we are able to bring forth out of the earth through our hands."

October 24, 2013

 

IUCA+D Dares Columbus To Color Outside The Lines

An installation at the IU Center for Art + Design co-opts the strategy of the coloring book to demystify the art experience and prompt participation.

October 18, 2013

 

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A Diamond Is Forever (…But So Is A Digital Archive)

Australian jewelry designer Sim Luttin has evolved from using silver to using wood and paper, ephemeral materials that humbly assert "These Moments Existed".

October 16, 2013

 

invitation for jewelry design show at the Fuller Projects

Zooming Toward The Future Of Craft

A symposium and nine related exhibitions drawing participants from around the country to the Bloomington campus will showcase the cutting edge of craft.

October 1, 2013

 

singers Christine Salem and Janiece Jaffe perform at 2013 Lotus Festival

Songs Of The Spirit Need No Translation

Christine Salem, controversial singer of banned slave songs, invited local chanteuse Janiece Jaffe to join her Lotus set for a musical meeting of spirits.

September 23, 2013

 

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The Island Of Misfit Movies: Orphans Midwest Film Symposium

Orphans Midwest celebrates a motley assortment of ephemeral celluloid-- from old educational films to home movies and test reels.

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