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Wednesday Jan 28, 2015

Noon Talk: Tradition and Authenticity in Southwestern Native American Art

Wednesday, January 28, 12:15–1:00 p.m. Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, third floor The terms tradition and authenticity, although commonly used in discussing Native American art, are... more

Over a Cup of Tea presents, “Social Justice Defined: Thoughts on Affirmative Action”

  • January 28, 2015
  • Venue: Asian Culture Center
  • Address: 807 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Phone: 812-856-5361
  • Times: 5-6 pm

This year marks the 54th anniversary of the Executive Order 10925, used to promote actions that achieve non-discrimination, also known as affirmative action. Kevin D. Brown, the Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law and the Maurer School of Law, will di... more

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Stardusters "little BIG Band" at Players Pub

  • January 28, 2015
  • Venue: Player's Pub
  • Address: 424 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-334-8020
  • Times: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Admission: $7.00
  • www.theplayerspub.com

Players Pub will be swinging with the sounds of the big bands performed by the Stardusters “little BIG Band.” Bring your dancing shoes and grab your favorite partner. Don’t have a partner? EWell don’t be shy, there is alway... more

University Orchestra

Repertoire Weber: Overture to “Oberon” Koussevitsky: Concerto in F-Sharp Minor for double bass, Op. 3 Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber About the Conductor Opera Today has praised David Neely's recent ... more

Prints by Jim Sampson

Come Check out Prints by Jim Sampson at Blueline Gallery! Born in 1939 in Lockport, New York, Jim Sampson is an experienced sculptor, ceramist, painter and printmaker. Sampson’s current concentration is on printmaking, mostly etching and lino... more

From Bloomington With Love

Celebrate this holiday season with local art and help keep Bloomington vibrant! For the holiday months, By Hand Gallery has put together a special show featuring our local Bloomington artists. The show highlights more than 45 artists and a variety ... more

The Week of Chocolate

The Week of Chocolate (WOC) is a week-long, collaborative, community-wide festival hosted by LIFEDesigns. It has been in existence for over 10 years. Throughout the week, different nonprofit organizations hold a chocolate-themed event to raise money... more

Big-Headed Ant Art Exhibition

  • January 28, 2015
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337 ext.25
  • Times: Tues - Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm ; Sun 1 - 5 pm
  • Admission: Members: Free ; Nonmembers: Museum Admission
  • www.wonderlab.org

Works by Stone Belt artists in various media depicting ants. To kick off WonderLab's Big-Headed Ants Special Exhibition, Stone Belt Big-Headed Ant artwork in a variety of media by will be exhibited and for sale! Join us for a First Friday receptio... more

From The Center : Carved Mandalas by Jamie Locke

  • January 28, 2015
  • Location: Gather :handmade shoppe & Co:
  • Address: 101 W Kirkwood Ave Ste 112, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-785-1480
  • Times: Mon - Fri 12 - 5 pm ; Sat 10 am - 5 pm ; Sun 12 - 4 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/1512383415682621/

Jamie Locke creates one of a kind carved mandalas in wood that exude calmness, thankfulness, and hope. Come join us for an exhibition featuring artwork with soul. The Handmade Society will be joining Jaime Locke with a trunk show as well, featuring ... more

Implied Action: Performance Through Object

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce Implied Action: Performance Through Object. This exhibition will open Friday, January 16 and continue through Friday, February 13. An opening reception will be held on Friday, January ... more

Slow Hand

Bloomington, IN - The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce Slow Hand. This exhibition will open Friday, January 16 and continue through Friday, February 13. F Scott Hess will give a lecture on his work on Friday, January 16th... more

Focalpoint: Traditional Changes: Art from the American Southwest

Special Holiday Hours: Nov. 25 & 26, 12-5pm CLOSED Nov. 27 & 28 Nov.29 & 30, 12-5pm Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, Focalpoint, third floor What does it mean to call an obj... more

Big-Headed Ants

  • January 28, 2015
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337 ext.25
  • Times: Tues - Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm ; Sun 1 - 5 pm
  • www.wonderlab.org

Reality TV meets science! View the secret lives of one of the planet's most successful creatures inside their enclosed, clear plexiglass habitat. Magnifying video cameras mounted inside the nesting and foraging chambers will provide close-up views of... more

Food on the Home Front: Wartime Production, Preservation and Deprivation on the IU Campus

  • January 28, 2015
  • Venue: IU Archives
  • Address: Wells Library E. 460, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Phone: 812-855-3322
  • Times: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Admission: Free

The first and second world wars caused a rise in patriotism as people across the country sought to contribute to the war effort. Away from the trenches and on the home front, in true Hoosier fashion faculty, students and the Bloomington community ro... more

MoCo's Prehistoric Past

Come see and examine fossils of plants, organisms, and animals found in the Hoosier state and learn how they contributed to Southern Indiana's natural landscape. Open Tues-Sat until 3/31/15.

"Hold That Pose: Erotic Imagery in 19th Century Photography" Presented by The Kinsey Institute

The Kinsey Institute art and library collections contain thousands of examples of erotic imagery produced over centuries by artists around the world. The exhibit "Secret Impressions" presents a selection of lithographs, engravings, etchings... more

"Secret Impressions: The Reproduction of Erotica Prior to the Camera" The Kinsey Institute Exhibit

The Kinsey Institute art and library collections contain thousands of examples of erotic imagery produced over centuries by artists around the world. "Secret Impressions" presents a selection of lithographs, engravings, etchings and woodblo... more

New in the Galleries: Onya La Tour: Pioneering Modern Art in Indiana

Special Holiday Hours: Nov. 25 & 26, 12-5pm CLOSED Nov. 27 & 28 Nov.29 & 30, 12-5pm Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor In 1941 Onya LaTour opened th... more

New in the Galleries: Finding Atget

French photographer Eugène Atget’s imagery mixed a nineteenth-century aesthetic with a modern sensibility, garnering him admiration and respect from the young Berenice Abbott, who became his champion. This installation features a vintage... more

New in the Galleries: Nature's Small Wonders: Photographs by Ansel Adams

America’s most famous nature photographer, Adams was also an ardent conservationist who served on the board of directors for the Sierra Club for thirty-seven years and was active in the Wilderness Society. He used his dramatic black-and-white p... more

New in the Galleries: Pop Textiles

Textiles designed by Pop artists Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Lindner, and Claes Oldenburg are featured. These bold and inventive compositions on fabric blur the boundaries between fine art, craft, and industrial production.

New in the Galleries: Robert Salmon: Romantic Painter

Gallery of the Art of the Western World, first floor Two paintings by Robert Salmon help elucidate the artist’s foundation in English Romanticism, which continued to inform his painting after his move to Boston in 1828.

New in the Galleries: Women behind the Camera

The world of professional photography in the early- to mid-twentieth century was largely a men’s club, but a small group of talented women paved the way for future generations of female “lensmen.” Portraits by three of these pioneer... more

New in the Galleries: WWI War Bond Posters

During World War I, mass-produced color posters encouraged enlistment, helped raise capital for the war effort, and solidified public opinion against the enemy. Two vintage posters for war bonds, one American and one French, are featured: although bo... more

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