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28 Sunday / April 28, 2013

IU Women’s Tennis – Big Ten Tournament

09:00 am
Tennis Center (1833 North Fee Lane)

The Big Ten Tournament for the IU Women’s Tennis team will be held April 25 through 28, all day, at the Tennis Center. Admission is free.


28 Sunday / April 28, 2013

Bloomington Open Studios Tour 2013

10:00 am to 04:00 pm

Last year’s Open Studios Tour featured 50 artists in studios throughout the Bloomington area and attracted over 500 visitors. This event is an opportunity for artists to share new and in-progress artworks, to do demonstrations and to get to know art fans in the informal setting of the studio.

This year’s Open Studios Tour will be on Saturday, April 27 from 10 am-6 pm and Sunday, April 28 from 10 am-4 pm.

Contact or Questions:
Sarah Pearce (812) 323-9745


28 Sunday / April 28, 2013

Bloomington Open Studios Tour 2013

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Artists studios and art spaces throughout bloomington - see out map at www.BloomingtonOpenStudiosTour.com

The Bloomington Open studios Tour 2013 takes place this year on Saturday, April 27 10 am-6 pm and Sunday, April 28 10 am-4 pm. It is a self-guided, easy-to-navigate tour of over 22 art spaces throughout the Bloomington area. You’ll meet working artists, have the chance to acquire new works and catch a behind-the–scenes glimpse of creativity in action. Our free guide can be found on our website, at the Visitors Bureau and at Gallery Group galleries in Downtown Bloomington. On the day of the tour, location will be clearly marked with red balloons and yard signs. For more information visit our website: www.BloomingtonOpenStudiosTour.com

Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals

28 Sunday / April 28, 2013

Exhibits at the Indiana University Art Museum

12:00 pm to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum (IU Campus, 1133 E. 7th St.)

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.


28 Sunday / April 28, 2013

Exhibit: ‘Uz vs. Them’ by Richard Bell

12:00 pm to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum (IU Campus, 1133 E. 7th St.)

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.


28 Sunday / April 28, 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)

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.

“Treasures of the Mathers Museum”
Decades of collecting and curating will be featured in this exhibit, presented in conjunction with the institution’s 50th anniversary.

“Footsteps of a Stranger: Shoes from Cultures Around the World”
This exhibit expands our thinking about how shoes can reflect the values, ideals, and aesthetics of an era or culture. The exhibit features a diverse range of footwear, including bridal sandals from Pakistan, Tibetan boots, and Mexican dancing shoes. Runs through July, 26.

“Time As We Keep It”
This exhibit presents different facets of time including the evolution of the clock, the development of time zones, and contrasting cultural perspectives of time. Objects on display represent a range of time periods including a sun dial, a Monon station clock, as well as a pendulum clock. Runs through July, 26.

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

28 Sunday / April 28, 2013

IU Softball vs. Wisconsin

01:00 pm
Softball Field (Fee Lane, behind Foster Residence Center)

The IU Softball team will compete against Wisconsin. Admission to softball games is free.


28 Sunday / April 28, 2013

IU Baseball vs. Michigan

01:05 pm
Sembower Field (N. Fee Lane, behind Foster Residence Center)

The IU Baseball team will compete against Michigan. Admission to baseball games is free.


28 Sunday / April 28, 2013

Vice Films’ ‘Lil Bub & Friendz’

01:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave.

The Vice Films feature premiered worldwide at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and stars Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat, Nyan Cat, Keyboard Cat, celebrity memes, and the Internet. Lil Bub & Friendz is the first film to investigate the phenomenon of internet cats and memes, through the tale of Lil Bub’s rise to fame. The film contains some language and situations unsuitable for children under the age of 13.

Lil Bub, a wide-eyed, deformed “perma-kitten,” has won the love and attention of the internet and the world with her unique look and inspiring message — one of positivity and optimism in the face of hardship.

Underpinned by a classic “boy and his dog” story (only this time it’s a cat), Lil Bub & Friendz chronicles Lil Bub’s journey to stardom, the world of “cat people” through the first-ever Internet Cat Video Film Festival, and the virality of YouTube videos and memes fueling the world’s obsession with cats.

Lil Bub adds, “Meow, meow.”

Lil Bub & Friendz is directed and produced by Andy Capper and Juliette Eisner. This is Andy Capper’s second film following his first documentary titled Reincarnated featuring the rebirth of Snoop Dogg as “Snoop Lion.” This is Juliette Eisner’s first film.

Watch the Lil Bub & Friendz official trailer here: http://youtu.be/Yx6cY84XmwU

Vice was launched in 1994 as a ‘punk zine’ and has since expanded into a leading global youth media company with bureaus in over 30 countries. Vice operates the world’s premier original online video destination, vice.com, an international network of digital channels, a television production studio, a magazine, a record label, an in-house creative services agency and a book-publishing division. Vice’s digital channels include Noisey, a music discovery channel, The Creators Project, dedicated to the arts and creativity, Motherboard, covering cultural happenings in technology, and Fightland, a channel dedicated to the culture of MMA. To date, Vice boasts over 60 established shows that cover everything from current events to sex to investigative reporting to music to kittens.

More info at http://www.spiritof68presents.com/


28 Sunday / April 28, 2013

Mathers Museum Event—Exhibit Opening and 50th Anniversary Celebration: ‘Treasures of the Mathers Museum’

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 416 N Indiana Ave

You are invited to a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, and the opening of the exhibit “Treasures of the Mathers Museum” on Sunday, April 28, 2 to 4 pm. Please join us as we recognize the legacy of Dr. Geoffrey Wentworth Conrad, Director Emeritus, and as we welcome our new director, Dr. Jason Baird Jackson. The event will be free and open to the public.


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