The Ubiquitous Uke, Iranian Political Posters, Passion In English

This week, politics in posters, ukes everywhere, Bach in English, and digging up history at the Wylie House Museum.

a close up photo of a ukulele with a sheet of music in the background.

Photo: iamtdj/flickr

The ukulele is an instrument for all walks and stations of life.

This week on Artworks:

Mike Hater, owner of Mainland Ukes in Nashville, Indiana talks about how he’s managing to keep up with demand as the ukulele craze seems to be spreading to all corners of the globe.

Also on the program,

Yael Ksander details an exhibition of Iranian wartime posters tied to IU’s Themester “Making War: Making Peace.”

George Walker will speak with conductor David Bowden about his upcoming English language performance of Bach’s St. John Passion.

And Rachel Lyon visits the Wylie House Museum where history is literally right under your feet.

Stories On This Episode

The Graphics Of Revolution And War: Iranian Poster Arts

The Iranian posters on view at the IU Art Museum reveal how "a democratic revolution was Islamized through a wide range of discursive and visual tools."

Ukuleles Appearing On Laps Of Musicians Everywhere

Playing The Ukulele

If you keep your ears open for it, for will hear ukuleles in music of all genres these days. It has also become a popular instrument for amateurs to pick up.

St. John Passion – Bach’s Emotional Masterpiece

singer Asitha Tennekoon

A drama thoughtfully translated from 18th century Germany to 21st century Indiana.

Wylie House: A ‘Slice Of Life’ Lived Long Ago

Barn at Wiley House from garden

The toothbrush is a hint at the Wylie's private lives, while the shards of china are glimmers of a more public existence.

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