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March 11, 2015

 

Brown County school buses

Old Is New Again At “Impressions Of Brown County”

Historical photographs by Frank Hohenberger served as inspiration for new music by student composers at the Jacobs School of Music.

February 27, 2015

 

James Balog

On Location: Environmental Photographer James Balog

James Balog's career as a wildlife and environmental photographer has taken him to the extreme ends of the world and himself.

February 9, 2015

 

Harry Engel and Thomas Hart Benton pose in front of Benton's mural panel featuring a portrait of Hoosier Group painter William Forsyth, in Bloomington, October 1940 or March 1941.

William Forsyth: The Hoosier Group’s Go-Figure Modernist

Indiana landscape painter William Forsyth’s latent modernism may have secured his place in history—Thomas Hart Benton’s version at least.

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."

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