7 Sunday / April 7, 2013

Yoga in the Atrium


IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th Street, Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first floor
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu

Free yoga classes return to the atrium, and as weather permits, classes will be held outdoors on the Sculpture Terrace. Instruction will be provided by Vibe Yoga Studio. Beginner classes will be offered on the first and third Saturdays of every month; more advanced classes on the second and fourth Saturdays. Spaces are limited and participation is on a first come-first served basis.

Fitness / Health / Outdoors

7 Sunday / April 7, 2013

Exhibits at the Indiana University Art Museum

12:00 pm 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.

Three Remarkable Women: Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Margaret Chinnery, and Félicité de Genlis
March 23-September 1, 2013

The IU Art Museum will premiere a focused exhibition featuring Vigée Le Brun’s Portrait of Mrs. Chinnery (1803) and selected materials from the Lilly library. The exhibition presents an unusually rich opportunity to use a single artwork as a lens for an interdisciplinary study of the history, politics, art, literature, and music of its time.

Exhibits

7 Sunday / April 7, 2013

Exhibit: ‘Uz vs. Them’ by Richard Bell

12:00 pm 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

7 Sunday / April 7, 2013

2013 Exhibits at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures

01:00 pm 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.

“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

7 Sunday / April 7, 2013

Mathers Museum Scout Day—Culture and Community

02:00 pm to 03:30 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 416 N Indiana Ave
http://www.mathers.indiana.edu

Explore culture and community! Brownies and Juniors will work together to learn more about traditions, holidays, and songs in the US and abroad through crafts and songs. The activities align with Celebrating Community and Inside Government badges. Although this event is designed for scouts, it is open to everyone. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. Please pre-register by emailing [email protected]

Children

7 Sunday / April 7, 2013

Citizen Scientist Training Session: Early Spring Wildflower ID

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Paynetown State Recreation Area, 4850 S. SR 446, Bloomington (Activity Center)
http://www.tinyurl.com/monroelake

Registration required by April 5 to the Paynetown Activity Center at 812-837-9967 or [email protected]

Program Location: Paynetown Activity Center

New volunteers are welcome and encouraged to join us!

“Ephemerals” take advantage of the sunlight that reaches the forest floor in early spring—before that stream of light is blocked by the developing leaf canopy. These wildflowers provide fleeting flashes of color that won’t be seen again until the next spring. With the short nature of their blooming period, we have an equally short period of time to document their presence here at Monroe Lake.

This 2-hour training session will be a general primer on flower identification techniques and terms, with focused instruction on recognizing five selected species from the “spring ephemeral” category of wildflowers. Weather permitting, the second half of this training will be conducted outside.

Trained volunteers can then participate in a wildflower survey of Monroe Lake property between April 8 and May 11. Volunteers will search for and document the locations of the five selected species. One group field day will be offered; additional field time will be on your own. Volunteers are also welcome (and encouraged) to participate in other scheduled wildflower programs this month for additional instruction and identification practice (refer to April Program Schedule for details).

*Volunteers in the Citizen Science program collect data that helps Monroe Lake track animal populations, monitor habitats, and make resource management decisions. No prior experience is needed; all necessary training is provided. Citizen Scientists can collect data on their own time and/or participate in scheduled group events.

Outdoors / Volunteering

7 Sunday / April 7, 2013

Next to Normal

02:00 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium, 122 S. Walnut St.
http://www.cardinalstage.org/plays/2012-2013-season/next-to-normal/photos-videos/

An electrifying and inspirational new rock musical about a suburban family fighting to get back to “normal.” Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 3 Tony Awards, Next to Normal will rock your world.
“Brave, breathtaking… a feel everything musical!” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Age recommendation: suitable for 16 and up (contains some strong language and mature themes)

Music by Tom Kitt, Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Directed by Randy White

Run time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one intermission

Sponsored by Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health, substance use disorder, and integrated health services to Indiana residents for more than 50 years. Through more than 60 facilities in 17 Indiana counties, Centerstone serves more than 24,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. It is accredited by CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802 or visit www.centerstone.org.

Entertainment / Theater

7 Sunday / April 7, 2013

Little Songs: Exploring the Sonnet, A Books Plus National Poetry Month Program

02:00 pm to 03:30 pm
Monroe County Public Library, 303 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington
http://mcpl.info

From Shakespeare to modern poets like Billy Collins and Rita Dove, the sonnet has continued to amaze and inspire. Books Plus will explore the sonnet at this month’s meeting. You can bring a poem you love to share with others. It doesn’t have to be a sonnet. All are welcome to this monthly book discussion on first Sundays of the month. You can join the conversation or simply come to listen. Drop in. Light refreshments.

Education / Entertainment

7 Sunday / April 7, 2013

Giovanni Battista Viotti: Italian Violin Virtuoso and Composer


IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th Street, Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first floor
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu

Massimo Ossi, Professor of Musicology in the Jacobs School of Music, will discuss violinist Giovanni Battista Viotti’s friendship and collaborations with his patron, Margaret Chinnery. Professor Ossi’s presentation will be followed by a performance by students from the Jacobs School of Music. The music program will include a quartet for flute and strings and a cello duet, representing the kinds of chamber music Viotti composed for Mrs. Chinnery’s salon and private entertainment.

Exhibits / Live Music

7 Sunday / April 7, 2013

Spirit of ’68 presents: Joe Pug at The Bishop

08:00 pm
The Bishop (123 S. Walnut St.)
http://www.thebishopbar.com

Singer/songwriter Joe Pug will perform at The Bishop. Show is open to ages 18 and up.

“It’s been 4 years since Joe Pug quit his day job as a carpenter, but his remarkable rise in the music world has been driven by the same hard-worn work ethic. His path has been an unusual one, which has often challenged the traditional rulebook of the music industry, but even now as he prepares to release his second album “The Great Despiser”, it has always been characterized by one prevailing idea: Find a way.”

Entertainment / Live Music

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