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Sunday Mar 29, 2015

So You Think You Can Karaoke? with DJ ENGLISH

It's Karaoke. It's a Dance Party. It's a Karoake Dance Party!

Art and a Movie: IU Art Museum in Focus

IU Art Museum Director Heidi Gealt, who plans to retire this summer, will discuss her personal experiences leading a major university art museum for almost three decades.

Art and a Movie: National Gallery

Directed by Frederick Wiseman, this three-hour-long “fly-on-the-wall” documentary was drawn from 170 hours of footage shot by the octogenarian filmmaker over a period of twelve weeks in 2012 at the National Gallery in London. Through his ... more

Brass Choir

About the Conductor Edmund Cord was Principal Trumpet of the Israel Philharmonic, Utah Symphony, and Santa Fe Opera. He was a soloist with Israel Philharmonic, Bangkok Symphony, and Utah Symphony. He has been guest Principal Trumpet with the symphon... more

Early Music Showcase

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: First Presbyterian Church
  • Address: 221 E. 6th St., Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Times: 7 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • bloomingtonearlymusic.org

EARLY MUSIC SHOWCASE CONCERT Arethusa Musica (Medieval Ensemble) Forgotten Clefs (Renaissance Wind Band) The Burgundian Consort (A cappella choir) BloomingViols (Viol Consort) Presented by Bloomington Early Music, The Jacobs School of Music Hi... more

Howard Klug, clarinet; Stephen Wyrczynski, viola; Emile Naoumoff, piano

Repertoire to be announced About the Artists Howard Klug is Professor of Clarinet in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington. A former member of the US Air Force Band in Washington, D.C., where he was a featured soloist on flute... more

IU Cinema: Juaja

Jauja is a mythological earthly paradise, sought by many, but found by none. During the so-called “Conquest of the Desert” in Patagonia, 1882, Captain Gunnar Dinesen (Viggo Mortensen) travels from Denmark with his daughter to take an engi... more

IU Cinema: National Gallery

This three-hour-long “fly-on-the-wall” documentary was drawn from 170 hours of footage shot by the octogenarian filmmaker over a period of 12 weeks in 2012 at the National Gallery in London. Through his sensitive editing, Wiseman tells th... more

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Join IU Outdoor Adventures when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Bloomington for the 13th year in a row. The film festival will be held at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Saturday, March 28th at 7pm... more

Youth Art Month: Selections from the K-6 Art Programs of MCCSC

For the past twenty years, IU Art Museum educators and the art teachers of Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC) have partnered to celebrate Youth Art Month during the month of March with a student art exhibition. Observed locally since ... more

Green Gold - March Exhibition

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: Gather :handmade shoppe & Co:
  • Address: 1012 S Graywell Dr, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-785-1480
  • Times: Mon - Fri 12 - 5 pm ; Sat 10am - 5 pm ; Sun 12 - 4 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/933338260019316

Local Painter Kim Hahn - Oil Paintings Green Gold "What is the greatest expression of myself that I can be in my life?" -Dr. Joe Dispenza I started asking myself this question every day. Every day it leads me to more joy and energy. Since t... more

Brighton Beach Memoirs

  • March 29, 2015
  • Venue: Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
  • Address: 122 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-336-9300
  • Times: Sun 2 & 7 pm ; Wed - Fri 7:30 pm ; Sat 2 & 7:30 pm (only 7 pm show on 21st)
  • Admission: Adults: $26.95-$31.95 ; Students: $17.95-$18.95
  • www.cardinalstage.org/

Growing up in Brighton Beach during the Depression has its challenges for one baseball-loving boy with a growing interest in girls. This semi-autobiographical masterpiece elevated Simon into the pantheon of greatest American playwrights.

Farmer House Quilt Show

  • March 29, 2015
  • Venue: Farmer House Museum
  • Address: 529 N. College Ave., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-336-5597
  • Times: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Admission: Free

This year's show features quilts by Chris Eickleberry, Barb Sturbaum, Patricia Coleman and the Farmer House permanent collection. The Farmer House is open 10-4 Wednesday-Sunday or by appointment.

Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia & Sierra Leone

IU Art Museum is one of four national venues to host this first major showing of traditional art from the West African nations of Liberia and Sierra Leone, which brings together more than seventy masks, figures, jewelry, and other objects from the co... more

Altered Reality: Women Photographers of the 1980s

In the 1980s a strong group of women photographers emerged on the international art scene. Many moved away from straight documentary or modernist photography to create a new type of imagery based on the use of costumes, props, or still-life arrangeme... more

Focalpoint: Fantastic African Hats: Power, Passage, and Protection

February 17–May 24, 2015 Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, Focalpoint, third floor These twelve richly embellished African hats celebrate the prestige of their owners, evoke complex hi... 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: 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

Recent Acquisition: An Exquisite Nupe Wrapper

Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, Focalpoint, third floor Thanks to the generosity of IU Art Museum docent Paula Sunderman, the museum recently purchased three beautiful West African textile... more

The Forgotten Illustrator

Although their works were in high demand before the advent of halftone photographic reproduction, the names of popular illustrators from the Victorian era are often less well known to us today. Several original drawings by Englishman William Hatherel... more

Love of Nature Quilts by Lisa Dodson

  • March 29, 2015
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337 ext.25
  • Times: Check website for times each day!
  • www.wonderlab.org

An exhibition of original quilts by Martinsville artist Lisa Dodson. The quilts illustrate nature’s patterns as seen from a microscopic perspective, as well as other nature-themed art quilts.

Mathers Museum Exhibit--State of an Art: Women's Wall Painting in Ghana

State of an Art: Women's Wall Painting in Ghana shows tradition and innovation in wall paintings by women in Ghana's Upper East Region, as documented by photographer and curator Brittany Sheldon.

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Ralli Quilting from Pakistan"

"Ralli Quilting from Pakistan" presents quilting found in southern Pakistan and parts of India, and includes appliqued, embroidered and patchwork styles of bed coverings, food coverings, and bags.

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Açaí From Local to Global

"Açaí From Local to Global" examines the transition of the açaí berry from a local Brazilian commodity to a global superfood. The exhibition is curated by Eduardo Brondizio and Andrea Siqueria, and sponsored by T... more

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