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January 26, 2015

 

Marian Pettengill (right) leads the low-vision tour.   Rhett Salisbury and Mary Stores take in Julianne Swartz' sound sculpture Terrain (2008).

Museums Find New Ways For Visitors To See Art

It's been said that the essential is invisible to the eye, but how do art museums present their collections to their visually impaired visitors?

January 8, 2015

 

Onya La Tour at her desk.

Planting The Seed Of Modernism In The Brown County Hills

Onya LaTour had hopped a freighter to Russia and run an art gallery in Puerto Rico before opening the Indiana Museum of Modern Art in a Nashville farmhouse.

December 29, 2014

 

colorized photo of pool from 1930s

Having Traveled The World, Artist Travels Through Time

Colorizing digital scans of historic photographs of Bloomington has provided a kind of out-of-body experience for artist Avi Katz.

December 8, 2014

 

detail of young girl in red dress

Pierre Daura: Painting A Portrait Of Happily Ever After

Defying the prevailing narrative, domestic bliss inspired Pierre Daura to paint. Works by the modern master are currently on view at the IU Art Museum.

November 11, 2014

 

a seated woman spins wool beside a table of handmade wares and yarn hanging from a rack

Artisan Guilds Holiday Show: A Community Tradition, Tripled

This year for the first time, three local artisan guilds join forces to create a destination for those seeking one-of-a-kind gifts in glass, clay, and fiber.

October 27, 2014

 

Photograph by Francesco Scavullo of Samuel Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe 1974.

Sam Wagstaff: The Man Who Made Mapplethorpe

As the Kinsey unveils its Mapplethorpes, a new biography sheds light on a figure central to the photographer's story--and the course of contemporary art.

September 26, 2014

 

Children Of The Cornucopia: Weintraub’s New Work At DePauw

Caleb Weintraub's work is narratively suggestive; but it might just suggest "the chaos and despair of not having a narrative."

September 9, 2014

 

Nick McGill: Forging A Path Out Of Metal

Nick McGill’s metal sculptures can be seen at SOMA Coffeehouse, the Wonderlab, and the Building Trades Park. But after 20 years, the medium has taken its toll.

August 21, 2014

 

Lisa Pelo shaping on the blowpipe

The Dangerous Art of “Hot Blown Glass”

Lisa Pelo of "Hot Blown Glass" in Clayton, Indiana enjoys the fast-paced creativity involved in creating her glass art

August 15, 2014

 

Inside And Out: From The Ivory Tower To The Daily Grind

MFA painters at IU got a nuts-and-bolts education about the job of being an artist when they mounted an exhibition at a New York gallery this summer.

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