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28 Friday / March 28, 2014

Mirror Mysteries: Science of Reflection

308 W. Fourth Street Bloomington, Indiana 47404

Is it magic or is it science? Have great fun exploring the surprising tricks mirrors can play on your brain! This special hands-on exhibition for people of all ages is on display at WonderLab (Tuesday – Sunday) through April 13.

Children / Education / Exhibits

28 Friday / March 28, 2014

Exhibits at Mathers Museum

Mathers Museum, 416 N. Indiana Ave.

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. Runs through May 9, 2014.

Assessing Authenticity: Museum Fakes and Mistakes
This exhibit explores issues surrounding object identification and authentication within museums. Runs through May 9, 2014.

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. Runs through May 9, 2014.

Ojibwe Public Art, Ostrom Private Lives
“Ojibwe Public Art, Ostrom Private Lives” explores works by late 20th century Ojibwe artists of Manitoulin Island, Canada, collected by Elinor and Vincent Ostrom. The exhibit was curated by a team of IU graduate students through a project partially supported by the IU College of Arts and Sciences Ostrom Grants Program. Runs through May 9, 2014.

Rhythms of the World Audio Exhibit
Rhythms of the World is 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. Runs through May 9, 2014.

Mather Museum Hours: Tues. – Fri., 9 am – 4:30 pm; Sat. & Sun., 1 – 4:30 pm


28 Friday / March 28, 2014

Monroe County Public Library Bookstore Clearance Sale

09:00 am to 06:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood

Looking for a Bargain ? Like to read? Love the Friends of the Library Bookstore Clearance Sale! The Friends of the Library Bookstore, located on the first floor of MCPL, is holding a Clearance Sale starting Friday, March 28th through Monday, March 31, 2014. Thousands of popular and scholarly books, and books for children and teens are available at bargain prices! Friday offers hardback books for $ 1.00 and paperbacks for 50 cents. Prices are cut in half on Saturday. Sunday from 1-5 p.m. is “Fill-a-Bag” day when patrons can fill as many bags as they want for $ 2.00/bag. Monday is Free Day when all remaining materials are free to the public. Donations are always welcome!! Shop early for the best selections!! All proceeds go to support the numerous and much used library programs.

Benefits / Children / Education

28 Friday / March 28, 2014

Exhibit: ‘Mirror Mysteries: Science of Reflection’ at WonderLab

09:30 am
WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology (308 W. 4th St.)

Is it magic or is it science? Have great fun exploring the surprising tricks mirrors can play on your brain! This special hands-on exhibition for people of all ages is on display at WonderLab (Tuesday – Sunday) through April 13.

Museum hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

28 Friday / March 28, 2014

Exhibits at WonderLab

09:30 am to 05:00 pm
WonderLab Museum, 308 W. 4th St.

“Art Quilts”
Contemporary works by Jasper, Indiana artist Beth Schnellenberger featuring strong geometric shapes, bold colors, and textured surfaces. Runs through April 12.

Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30 am-5 pm, Sun 1-5 pm

Children / Exhibits

28 Friday / March 28, 2014

Exhibits at the IU Art Museum

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

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Focalpoint: Personal Objects: Art from Eastern and Southern Africa
January 14–May 11, 2014 Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, Focalpoint, third floor From jewelry and headdresses to household objects such as containers, headrests, and spoons, the art of eastern and southern Africa for the most part is intimately connected with the individual. Though these regions of Africa do not have the large numbers of masks and figural sculpture for which western and central Africa are known, the personal objects found there frequently reflect the deep cultural significances and attention to form and detail seen elsewhere on the continent. This installation has been organized to coincide with the A352/A552, Art of Eastern and Southern Africa, a course being taught during the spring 2014 semester in the Department of the History of Art.

New in the Galleries: ‘Max Beckmann’s Woodcuts’
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor
February 4–June 22, 2014
Although the German Expressionist artist Max Beckmann was a prolific graphic artist (producing 374 prints during his lifetime), he created fewer than 20 woodcuts. Most were produced during the 1920s, when Germany was experiencing a revival of interest in the medium. Seven prints from this period will be featured in this installation.


28 Friday / March 28, 2014

Harmonicas for Health

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Drive, Ellettsville

What: Harmonicas for Health

When: 10-11 am
Last Friday of each month. Now – May 2014 (see November & December exceptions below)

October 25
November 22
December: Holiday concert: Friday, December 6
January 31
February 28
March 28
April 25
May 30

Where: Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Dr, Ellettsville, IN 47429

Who: Mary Jane Gormley

Cost: FREE

Additional Info: Harmonicas for health has been endorsed by IU Health Bloomington Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program. Harmonicas can enhance lung function and capacity. All wind instruments can claim this benefit, but the harmonica is special because the you play notes while inhaling and exhaling, so lung control is improved in both directions. Better lung function means better health over all. This fun, free and inclusive class concentrates on exercises that mainly strengthen the diaphragm, the major set of muscles used in breathing. Just five minutes daily of harmonica exercise can make a difference. Participants may join at any time, and a free harmonica will be provided, along with handouts for practice at home.

Mary Jane Gormley is an author, musician, calligrapher and copy editor. She finds the harmonica to be a special delight, although she concedes her enthusiasm “outruns” her talent. Despite her modesty, Mary Jane has enriched and touched the lives of many, many students over the years she has offered this popular class through the Endwright Center.

Education / Health / Live Music

28 Friday / March 28, 2014

Celebrating Youth Art Month: Monroe County Community School Corporation Exhibition

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

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5:00 p.m.

March 1–March 31, 2013
Thomas T. Solley Atrium, second floor
Featuring works of art by K–6 Monroe County students, selected and submitted by area art teachers.

Children / Education / Exhibits

28 Friday / March 28, 2014

Exhibits at the Monroe County History Center

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe County History Center 202 E. 6th St.

“Community Voices Gallery: League of Women Voters”
League of Women Voters exhibit, open now through March 29, 2014, through photos, documents, written history and objects you will be able to see the involvement of the Bloomington Chapter of this nationwide organization. Please note, museum hours are Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm.

“Giants in Cornfield, Civil War Sesquicentennial”
“Giants in Cornfield, Civil War Sesquicentennial” exhibit open now through April 12, 2014, gives an incredible look at the soldiers from Monroe County and their role in the battles of the Civil War. Please note, museum hours are Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm.

“The Life and Times of Local Author, Ross Lockridge”
Ross Lockridge, Jr was born in Bloomington, IN 1914 where he attended Bloomington High School and Indiana University and aspired to write the next great American Novel. He began writing Raintree County in the mid-1940s. The 1,060 page novel was published in 1948. The novel explored nineteenth-century Midwestern history, folklore, and landscape all set in a single day, July 4, 1892. The exhibit explores his life before writing Raintree County and after, including the Midwestern iconography that inspired his book. Runs through May 31.

“Cracking the Code: Quilt Pattern Meanings”
In the past many thought that Quilts made during the mid-to late part of the 19th century were created to aid travelers on the Underground Railroad. Now, research shows that there is no documentation regarding quilt patterns as a form of communication for Underground Railroad Travelers. This exhibit will examine different patterns and their purported meanings. Convention Center Quilt Show is March 6-8, 2014. The show and exhibit are on the bus route and FREE with IHQS wristband or hand stamp,during quilt show only. Runs through August 1.

Civic Affairs / Education / Exhibits

28 Friday / March 28, 2014

Exhibit: ‘Brandon Thibodeaux – When Morning Comes’ at Pictura Gallery

11:00 am
Pictura Gallery (122 W 6th Street)

Pictura Gallery presents ‘When Morning Comes’, an photo exhibition of life in the Mississippi Delta, by Brandon Thibodeaux.

“When Morning Comes falls somewhere between a poem and a documentation. We may not need to call this documentary photography, but the work relates to that genre in that what’s presented feels like the truth. In theory, documentary photography is about presenting just what you see. But in its best expression, it can also be a very personal extension of the inner self.

Brandon’s photographs are sincere and unassuming, quite likely because he is that way himself. His photographs reflect the person in front of him as well as his internal encounter with that person. It may be most helpful to think of this work as portrait photography, with honest portraits laying out the path to good storytelling.”

Exhibit runs until March 29. Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm.


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