1 Thursday / September 1, 2016

Mathers Museum Exhibits

MONSTERS! are extraordinary or unnatural beings that challenge the predictable fabric of everyday life. This exhibition looks at monsters from around the world, discovering who they are and what purposes they serve in various cultures, as different images of monstrousness emerge from the dark recesses of human imagination. Exhibit is open through December 18th, 2016.

Gallery is open 9am-4:30pm Tues-Fri and 1pm-4:30pm Sat/Sun. Sponsored by Fall 2015 Themester @Work: The Nature of Labor on a Changing Planet.
Free visitor parking is available by the Indiana Avenue lobby entrance. Metered parking is available at the McCalla School parking lot on the corner of Ninth Street and Indiana Avenue. The parking lot also has spaces designated for Indiana University C and ST permits. During the weekends free parking is available on the surrounding streets. An access ramp is located at the Fess Avenue entrance, on the corner of Ninth Street and Fess Avenue. Reserved parking spaces are available on Ninth Street, between Fess Avenue and Indiana Avenue. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. Please call 812-855-6873.

1 Thursday / September 1, 2016

Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts


Waller Community Gallery, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Six contemporary quilt artists from Bloomington and Martinsville are among twenty six Midwestern artists who will be exhibiting their quilts at the Bret Waller Gallery in the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The exhibition is sponsored by the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Indiana. It was juried by Niloo Paydar, Curator of Textiles and Fashion Arts at the IMA. It is organized in conjunction with the IMA’s current exhibition of “A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts.” For the museum’s hours, go to www.imamuseum.org

Exhibits

1 Thursday / September 1, 2016

First Thursdays

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University
http://artmuseum.indiana.edu

First Thursdays at the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University will offer special programming during extended evening hours from 5-8 p.m. Programming will include live music, art-making activities, and other experiences tailored for both people brand new to the museum, and seasoned fans of art. Food and libations will also be available for purchase. FREE

Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals

1 Thursday / September 1, 2016

First Thursdays: Spotlights, Rainworks, West African Dance Party

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
IU Eskenazi Museum of Art
https://artmuseum.indiana.edu/

Start your evening at the museum. Mix and mingle, enjoy world music in the atrium, plus a cash bar and food, participate in interactive art events, and catch live performances. Experience something different the first Thursday of each month at the Eskenazi Museum of Art’s new First Thursdays program. Make First Thursdays your evening with the arts on campus.

This month, at 5:15 p.m. art fans will delight in a progressive tour led by the five curators of the museum’s Spotlights special exhibition. Enjoy a performance by Epiphany Dance Collective and world music in the atrium starting at 6 p.m. Try new art interactions throughout the evening, no experience necessary. Weave a star as part of Lotus Education and Arts Foundation’s “One Million Stars To End Violence” project. And enjoy the museum’s new Rainworks installation, rain-activated artwork near the museum’s iconic Light Totem. All this and lots lots more.

Make First Thursdays at the museum a regular part of your month, with fun activities for fans of all ages and levels of interest in art. See you at the museum!

https://artmuseum.indiana.edu/calendar/160901-ft.html

Dance / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Live Music / Outdoors

1 Thursday / September 1, 2016

Golden Slippers Chi Gong


Unity of Bloomington, 4001 S. Rogers Street, Bloomington
http://www.unityofbloomington.org

Led by Elisa Pokral, the class is for all to practice together an ancient art of health maintenance and healing with whatever flexibility level you have. The class welcomes those who exercise regularly, those who don’t, those with limited mobility, and some who may only be able to do the exercises sitting down.

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