Special Programs

September

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
MIX at the Museum
Special Lecture
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Featuring all three permanent collection galleries

MIX it up at the IU Art Museum! Join us as we kick off the fall semester with art, music, and mingling. View art from different periods and places accompanied by in-gallery musical performances. Enjoy snacks and beverages, participate in a scavenger hunt, and take part in art-making activities.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Thematic Tour
2:00–3:00 p.m.

Presented by IU Art Museum docent Helena Walsh

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Beyond Food Porn: Images and Affect in the Politics of Eating
Noon Talk
12:15–1:00 p.m.
Gallery of Western Art, first floor

Vivian Halloran, Director of the Asian American Studies Program and IU Associate Professor of English

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Trompe l'Oeil Painting and the Politics of Food
Special Lecture
5:30–6:30 p.m.
Hope School of Fine Arts, room 102

Judith Barter, the Art Institute of Chicago’s Field McCormick Chair, Department of American Art 1992–Present and American Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts to 1955

Whistlerfest
One-Hour Exhibition
3–4:00 p.m.
IU Art Museum, third floor office

Nan Brewer, the museum's Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss a small collection of prints and drawings by the influential American expatriate artist James McNeill Whistler.

No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Divination Tray
Noon Talk
12:15–1:00 p.m.
Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, third floor

Babalawo Awodele Ifasina, a priest in the Yoruban Ifá tradition, will speak about the recently acquired divination tray from Nigeria and its role in the practice of Ifá.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Echo Press
One-Hour Exhibition
3:00–4:00 p.m.

Established in 1979, Echo Press was an internationally recognized fine art printmaking workshop that operated in Bloomington for seventeen years. Special guests former master printer David Keister and his assistant Dave Calkins will discuss several prints along with their printing matrices and proofs from the museum’s Echo Press Archive.

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. This program is presented as part of Midwest Matrix: Continuum, A Symposium Celebrating the History and Present of Midwest Printmaking, September 19–21, 2014.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Good Mourning: Coping with Grief in a Confucian Way
Lecture
1:00–2:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Building, room 102

See the IU Art Museum’s Chinese funerary vessels in a new light! Join us for a lecture by Professor Michael Ing, followed by a reception on the second floor of the Atrium.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Midwest Printmaking in Focus
Art and a Movie
2:00–2:30 p.m.
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor

Nan Brewer, IU Art Museum’s Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss several prints by important Midwest-based artist/teachers Mauricio Lasansky, Rudy Pozzatti, and Warrington Colescott.

Midwest Matrix
Art and a Movie
3:00–4:30 p.m.
IU Cinema

An important period in American printmaking is explored through the oral histories of post-World II artists, teachers, and master printers who saw the Midwest as a fertile ground for their burgeoning programs. The screening will be followed by a short discussion with director Susan Goldman, IU Associate Professor of printmaking Tracy Templeton, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Rudy Pozzatti, who is featured prominently in the film. (United States, 62 min., not rated)

This program is presented in conjunction with IU Cinema and is supported in part by Marsha R. Bradford and Harold A. Dumes. Susan Goldman’s visit is made possible by the College Arts & Humanities Institute as part of Midwest Matrix: Continuum, A Symposium Celebrating the History and Present of Midwest Printmaking, September 19–21, 2014. The talk and films are free and open to the public.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
The Politics of Painting in the Divided Germany
Noon Talk
12:15–1:00 p.m.
Gallery of Western Art, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor

Jenny McComas, the museum’s Class of 1949 Curator of Western Art after 1800, will discuss the artistic goals and political context of West German painting in the 1950s, focusing on the abstract paintings of Willi Baumeister, Fritz Winter, and Ernst Wilhelm Nay.