Special Programs


MIX: Fabulous Food
Special Event
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first floor

Food can be delicious, nutritious…and inspiring! Paint your own still-life or participate in an art-inspired cookie decorating contest. Live music and refreshments will be provided. Presented in partnership with Themester and WIUX Student Radio.

Pierre Daura: Picturing Attachments
Opening Lecture
5:30–6:30 p.m.
Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts Auditorium, room 015

Adelheid M. Gealt, IU Art Museum director and curator of Pierre Daura: Picturing Attachments, will provide a brief survey of Daura’s family-inspired work, followed by a lecture by H. Perry Chapman, professor of art history at the University of Delaware and a distinguished scholar who has published widely on Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Jan Steen. Professor Chapman will talk about artists whose oeuvres make distinctive references to their own families.

Pierre Daura: Picturing Attachments
Opening Reception
6:30-8:00 p.m.
IU Art Museum, Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first floor

Revisiting Land Forms: Picturing the Natural World
Thematic Tour
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Meet in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first floor

Presented by IU Art Museum docent Ann McEndarfer

Explore the Colors of Classical Art
Noon Talk
12:15–1:00 p.m.
Judi and Milt Stewart Hexagon Gallery, first floor

Color was used extensively in Greek and Roman art, but much of it has been lost over time. The current exhibition, Colors of Classical Art, addresses the importance of color in the ancient world and how it was used in a variety of different materials. Join Julie Van Voorhis, co-curator of the exhibition and associate professor of art history at IU for this in-gallery talk.

Mask Making
Fall Family Day
12:15–1:00 p.m.
Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first floor

Celebrate fall by participating in autumn-inspired activities. Whether you want to make a mask for Halloween or create a nature-inspired collage, there will be something for children of all ages! Materials will be provided.

Zen and Calligraphy
Noon Talk
12:15–1:00 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor

In Song Dynasty China (960–1279), Zen Buddhism was studied and practiced by many literati. Some of them established new style of calligraphy, which was transmitted to Japan in the twelfth century. Since then, calligraphy has been considered one of Zen arts. Okumura Roshi from the Sanshin Zen Community will talk about some basic points of Zen Buddhism and calligraphy.

More Works by Pierre Daura
One-Hour Exhibition
3:00–4:00 p.m.
Visitors should meet in the museum’s third floor office. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Admission will be on a first come—first served basis.

Adelheid Gealt, the IU Art Museum’s director and curator of Pierre Daura: Picturing Attachments, will discuss a selection of the artist’s European and American landscapes, still-lifes, and war imagery.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Partying in Ancient Greece and Rome
Noon Talk
12:15–1:00 p.m.
Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World, second floor

In conjunction with this year’s Themester. Eric Beckman, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Classical Studies and co-curator of this gallery installation, will discuss the importance of the Greek symposium and Roman cena in society and their role in promoting cultural values.

Art After Dark
Special Event
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first floor

The Art Museum Student Organization presents its fourth annual Art after Dark—and this year, there’s a spooky Halloween twist! Join us for live music, free food, special gallery tours, and other bone-chilling activities.