20 Wednesday / March 20, 2013

2013 Exhibits at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures

09:00 am to 04:30 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures (416 N. Indiana Avenue)
http://www.mathers.indiana.edu

The Mathers Museum of World Cultures presents a new exhibit for the year 2013, “In The Kitchen Around The World”, which will be on display in addition to the already-installed exhibits from 2012. This exhibit will run until November 15, 2013.

“In The Kitchen Around The World”: an exhibit that presents objects used in preparing food and food service from different areas of the world. It breaks down into two categories: what the viewer perceives as familiar, such as plates, cups, and dishes, and what is unfamiliar, such as a Peruvian corn toaster and an Ecuadorian grater. The goal of the exhibit is to look at what other cultures have come up with as solutions to help them in cooking or eating food, allowing the viewer to make comparisons to the solutions that are similar or dissimilar to their own.

Other exhibits include:

“Picturing Archaeology”: Described in their words and illustrated by their images, the research and fieldwork of 13 Indiana University archaeologists is presented in Picturing Archaeology at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures/Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology.

“Rhythms of the World”: a free audioguide tour of musical instruments from around the globe featured in exhibits throughout the museum. The audioguide includes narration and musical clips of the highlighted instruments.

“Living Heritage: Performing Arts of Southeast Asia”
This exhibit highlights some of the performing arts in Southeast Asia, including artifacts of the manohra dance (from Thailand), Sudanese puppet theater from Indonesia, and folk music from Vietnam.

“TOYing with Ideas”
Toying with Ideas examines toys across cultures, as well as throughout decades of American history, to analyze and question how toys have come to influence social roles, gender roles, and early childhood identity.

“The Day in Its Color: A Hoosier Photographer’s Journey”
This exhibit presents a survey of Charles Cushman’s extraordinary work, an archive of photographs that is the largest known body of early color photographs by a single photographer, 14,500 in all, most shot on vivid, color-saturated Kodachrome stock. From 1938-1968, Cushman—a sometime businessman and amateur photographer with an uncanny eye for everyday detail—travelled constantly, shooting everything he encountered as he ventured from New York to New Orleans, Chicago to San Francisco, and everywhere in between. His photos include portraits, ethnographic studies, agricultural and industrial landscapes, movie sets and media events, children playing, laborers working, and thousands of street scenes, all precisely documented in time and place. The result is a chronicle of an era almost never seen, or even envisioned, in color.

“Thoughts, Things, and Theories…What Is Culture?”
Thoughts, Things, and Theories…What Is Culture? examines the nature of culture through the exploration of cultural traditions surrounding life stages and universal needs.

“From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web: The Origins of Everything”
This exhibit examines history on a large scale, through the exploration of cosmic, biological, and human origins.

“Unfinished Business: One Hundred Years of Quilt Blocks”
An exhibit presenting elements from unfinished quilts will be presented in conjunction with the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show.

Museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9 am to 4:30 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 to 4:30 pm. Check website to see all of the Mathers Museum’s exhibits.

Education / Exhibits

20 Wednesday / March 20, 2013

Free Community Tax Service

09:00 am to 03:00 pm
Twin Lakes Recreation Center, 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd.
http://monroeunitedway.org

The Free Community Tax Service provides free tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and Indiana tax returns for low- and moderate-income residents.

Twin Lakes Recreation Center, 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd., Bloomington, Phone (812) 349-3720 (AARP Tax-Aide) February 6 – April 11 (First come, first served.) Wednesday: 9 am-3 pm Thursday: 2-6 pm

Other times/locations:

Broadview Learning Center, 705 West Coolidge Dr., Bloomington, Phone (812) 330-7731 February 6 – April 11 (Call for an appointment.) Wednesday: 2-5 pm Thursday: 4-7 pm

Ellettsville Branch Library, 600 W. Temperance St., Ellettsville, Phone (812) 876-3383 February 1 – April 12 (Call for an appointment.) Friday: 10 am-1 pm Saturday: 12:30-2:30 pm

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington January 30 – March 7 (First come, first served.) Wednesday and Thursday: 6-9 pm

Ivy Tech Community College, 200 Daniels Way, Room B201, Bloomington (812) 332-1559 ext. 0 January 29 – March 9 (Call for an appointment.) Tuesday and Wednesday: 2-5 pm Friday: 12-7 pm Saturday: 9 am-1 pm

Monroe County Public Library, 303 East Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, Phone (812) 349-3050 (AARP Tax-Aide) February 4- April 12 (First come, first served). Monday and Tuesday: 2-6 pm Friday: 2-5:45 pm

Owen County Public Library, 10 S. Montgomery St., Spencer, (812) 829-3392 Ext. 1 February 2 – April 13 (Call for an appointment.) Tuesday: 5:30–8 pm Saturday: 9 am–3 pm

South Central Community Action Program, 1500 W. 15th St., Bloomington, Phone (812) 339-3447 ext. 233 February 2 – April 13 (Call for an appointment.) Tuesday: 4-7 pm Saturday: 9 am-12 pm

Self Service Site, WorkOne, 450 S. Landmark Ave., Bloomington, Phone (812) 331-6000 ext. 7001 January 31 – April 15 (First come, first served.) Monday: 11 am-3 pm Thursday: 11 am-3 pm

Mobile Sites Bloomington Housing Authority, 1007 North Summitt Street, Bloomington, Phone (812) 339-3491 Cunot Community Center, 5530 Indiana 42 Poland, IN, Phone (765) 795-3461 By appointment only.

LifeDesigns (Formerly Options), 200 East Winslow Road, Bloomington, Phone (812) 332-9615 By appointment only. Stone Belt, 2815 East 10th Street, Bloomington, Phone (812) 332-2168 By appointment only.

Civic Affairs / Education

20 Wednesday / March 20, 2013

Exhibit: Camille Jungman at gallery406

09:00 am to 06:00 pm
Wicks Building (downtown Square, 116 W. 6th St.)
http://www.spectrumstudioinc.com/gallery406.htm

gallery406, inside the Wicks Building on the downtown Square, presents an exhibition of Camille Jungman’s photography. Camille will show two separate but related portfolios of photographs: In the Spotlight and Floaters. Each set of prints depicts dreamlike, amorphous spaces in which two worlds collide: that of the familiar organic world of everyday objects that surrounds us and that of the cold slick advertising world of the mass media.

Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 6 pm, and by appointment on Saturdays. Exhibit runs until March 29.

Exhibits

20 Wednesday / March 20, 2013

Exhibits at the Indiana University Art Museum

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum (IU Campus, 1133 E. 7th St.)
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu/iuam_home.php

Several new exhibits can be seen at the Indiana University Art Museum. The galleries are open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm.

Paul Strand’s “Street People”
Continuing through May 5, 2013

Paul Strand’s revolutionary photographs, published in the final double-issue of Alfred Stieglitz’s Camera Work, shocked the art world not only with their unadulterated approach to the medium, but also with their gritty, realistic subject matter. This installation features three close-up portraits of some of the “invisible” beggars, hackers, and passersby found on New York City’s sidewalks.

“The Many Faces of a Master”
Continuing through May 5, 2013

Pablo Picasso (1888–1975) was not only one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, but he was also one of the most recognizable. The IU Art Museum has a large collection of portraits of artists. This installation features several photographs of Picasso at work or play by Lucien Clerque, Robert Capa, and Brassaï.

Contemporary Explorations: Reviewing Nature in the 1980s
February 4‒May 19, 2013

Drawn from the museum’s collection of works by graduates of IU’s fine arts department (now the Hope School of Fine Arts), this installation examines the artists’ interpretations of the natural world. Reviewing Nature takes a look at the balance sought between structural composition and the role nature plays in co-defining the space we both share. This installation was organized by Emily Wood, graduate assistant for Western art after 1800 at the IU Art Museum.

New in the Galleries: Breaking the Gilded Ceiling, Women Artists of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
March 5-August 25, 2013

This installation will feature women artists—some former artist’s models, some wives and mothers, and some trailblazers—who worked in a variety of media. Included will be work by photographers Anna Atkins, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Laura Adams Armer, as well as prints and drawings by Mary Cassatt, Suzanne Valadon, Gwen John, and Käthe Kollwitz. Presented in conjunction with IU 2013 Women’s History Month.

Exhibits

20 Wednesday / March 20, 2013

Celebrating Youth Art Month: Monroe County Community School Corporation Exhibition

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th Street, 2nd floor

Featuring works of art by K–6 Monroe County students, selected and submitted by area art teachers.

Youth Art Month Opening Reception
Saturday, March 2, 1–2 pm
Thomas T. Solley Atrium, second floor

Children / Exhibits

20 Wednesday / March 20, 2013

Exhibit: ‘Civil Rights in Monroe County’ at the Monroe County History Center

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe County History Center (202 E. 6th St.)
http://monroehistory.org/

This exhibit at the Monroe County History Center focuses on the Civil Rights Movement and Monroe County’s role in it.

The Civil Rights movements, from the early 1900s to the late 1980s, are an important part of Monroe County history. Indiana University served as a stage for students to make change and voice their rights as African Americans, women and young adults making sense of the world around them. The exhibit follows individuals who had a direct impact in making change in the community and on campus, and the major demonstrations happening at the time.

History Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm. Exhibit runs until April 27.

Education / Exhibits

20 Wednesday / March 20, 2013

Exhibit: ‘Uz vs. Them’ by Richard Bell

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum (IU Campus, 1133 E. 7th St.)
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu/iuam_home.php

Featuring paintings, installations, and videos by Australian artist and activist Richard Bell, this exhibition explores Aboriginal identity and its place in mainstream society. Uz vs. Them is at once powerful, confrontational, ironic, and beautiful, drawing on traditions ranging from Aboriginal desert painting to American Pop art. Though Bell speaks as an Australian Aboriginal, his work raises broader issues and concerns related to cultural and ethnic identity worldwide. The exhibition was organized by the American Federation of Arts.

Recurring daily at the IU Art Museum, Tue – Sat, 10 am – 5 pm; Sun, 12 – 5 pm. Runs until May 5.

Exhibits

20 Wednesday / March 20, 2013

Discovery Time at WonderLab

10:30 am
WonderLab (308 W. 4th St.)
http://www.wonderlab.org

Every Wednesday morning at 10:30 is Discovery Time at the WonderLab science museum for kids. Enjoy a hands-on activity, book, or both with a different science topic each week. Siblings are welcome. Ideal for kindergarten age and younger children. Visit the website for information on other WonderLab programs and events.

Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

20 Wednesday / March 20, 2013

People’s Potluck

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Area 10 Agency on Aging, Endwright Center,7500 W Reeves Rd
http://www.area10agency.org

The RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program and Area 10 Agency on Aging are having a joint potluck at the Endwright Center. Please join us for a good old fashioned social potluck: volunteers, seniors, friends and families welcome. Come and bring a dish to share…but most importantly, come and join us!

Eat and Drink

20 Wednesday / March 20, 2013

Noon Talk: Nature Enters ‘the Market:’ A Decade’s Cultural Responses


IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th Street, 1st floor

This talk will examine the effects of market consumption on the natural world in the 1980s. It will focus on trends such as eco-consumerism, cross-cultural transference, and ecological degradation as forces that can be traced within artists’ works. This talk is presented by Emily Wood, graduate assistant for Western Art after 1800 at the IU Art Museum, in conjunction with the special installation Contemporary Explorations: Reviewing Nature in the 1980s.

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