Art And The IMU, Restoring Benton, Michael Strauss, Stone Carving

This week on Artworks, discovering Indiana University's hidden artistic gems, a conversation with violist Michael Strauss, and stone carving for sixth graders.

Note: the audio for this show will be available on August 23, 2010

IMU

Photo: Indiana University

Artistic wonders await the curious at the Indiana Memorial Union.

Indiana University is home to several well-known collections of art—the IU Art Museum, the Kinsey and SoFA Galleries to name a few. But this week we’ll reveal a couple of hidden gems you might have overlooked.

Megan Meyer visits the unlikely home of some intriguing works, the Indiana Memorial Union.

And Yael Ksander details the restoration work currently under way on one of the campus’s most controversial works of art located in Woodburn Hall.

Also on the program, we’ll continue our profile of regional musicians with violist Michael Strauss.

And as the public schools return to their fall schedules, we’ll revisit a story from earlier this year highlighting a program at Binford Elementary School that has some students leaving their mark in stone.

Stories On This Episode

The Indiana Memorial Union: An Unlikely Art Gallery

Wood carved furniture

If you think you’ve seen all the art galleries in Bloomington, you might be missing one: The Indiana Memorial Union.

Damage Control: Restoring Thomas Hart Benton’s Indiana Murals

Conservation of Benton's Industrial Panel 10

The process of stabilizing an aging masterpiece provides the opportunity to consider something that’s larger-than-life, from an intimate vantage point.

A Deathly Reputation: Violist Michael Strauss

michael issac strauss

Principal Violist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Michael Strauss talks about the viola's funny - and deathly - reputation among musicians.

Social Worker Teaches Values with Hammer and Chisel

Terence Lankford

At Binford Elementary in Bloomington, sixth graders are taught basic stone carving by the school’s social worker who uses the class to teach life lessons.

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