The Gayle Karch Cook Center

  • Maxwell Hall
  • 750 E. Kirkwood Ave.
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
A multidisciplinary hub for research and creative activity at IU Bloomington, the Gayle Karch Cook Center for Public Arts and Humanities is a welcoming campus space for art exhibitions, performances, conferences, community engagement, and so much more. The Cook Center seeks to make transformative experiences in the arts and humanities accessible to all people on campus, in the city of Bloomington, and throughout Indiana. The center is named in honor of Gayle Karch Cook, a 1956 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of IU with a B.A. in fine arts. She received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 1993 and, in 2015, was recognized with the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award, just one of her many awards and honors from IU.

Player Piano Class

A free and fun way to bookend the festival! Join us for a discussion of Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel, Player Piano, with IU Writers’ Conference Director Bob Bledsoe and IU Arts and Humanities Council Director Ed Dallis-Comentale. Learn more