7 Tuesday / May 7, 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.

“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

7 Tuesday / May 7, 2013

Exhibit: ‘The Beautiful And The Good’ at gallery406

09:00 am to 06:00 pm
gallery406 (116 W. 6th St, Ste. 110)
http://www.spectrumstudioinc.com/gallery406.htm

“The Beautiful And The Good”, an exhibit of paintings by Jennifer Mujezinovic, will be on display at gallery406 from April 5 until May 31. Gallery is open from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday.

“Beautiful”—together with “graceful” and “pretty,” or “sublime,” “marvelous,” “superb,” and similar expressions—is an adjective that we often employ to indicate something that we like. In this sense, it seems that what is beautiful is the same as what is good. In fact, in most historical periods there was a close link between the Beautiful and the Good. – from History of Beauty by Umberto Eco

Beauty does not always correspond to what we see superficially. Socrates was notoriously ugly, but was said to shine with an inner beauty, and Plato believed that the sight of the “senses” must be overcome by intellectual sight.

In Jennifer’s portraits, she is seeking an ideal beauty through a synthesis of a pleasing physical body, and a spirit that is good. This synthesis expresses a Psychological Beauty that harmonizes body and soul. Each one illuminating the other.

Exhibits

7 Tuesday / May 7, 2013

Exhibits at the Blueline Gallery: Ryan Dorgan and Michael Lierly

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Blueline Gallery (224 N. College Ave.)
http://bluelinestyle.com/event/ryan-dorgan-photography-back-home-again/

Ryan Dorgan’s photographs “Back Home Again” and Michael Lierly’s paintings “Memory, Myth, & Immersion” will be on display through the month of May. Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm.

Exhibits

7 Tuesday / May 7, 2013

‘Walking Through Gardens’ at the Monroe County History Center

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe County History Center, 202 East 6th St.
http://www.MartinaCelerin.com

An exhibition of garden-inspired fiber art by local artist Martina Celerin hanging at the Monroe County History Center.

Exhibit runs until June 23.

Education / Exhibits

7 Tuesday / May 7, 2013

Exhibit: ‘Metal and Mud’ – Sculpture and Pottery by Jim Halvorson at By Hand Gallery

10:00 am to 05:30 pm
By Hand Gallery (101 W. Kirkwood Ave.)
http://byhandgallery.com/

This exhibit of artwork by Jim Halvorson at By Hand Gallery includes Ccut, welded, and forged steel sculpture and stoneware pottery with carved surfaces.

Gallery is open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5:30 pm. Exhibit runs until May 18.

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7 Tuesday / May 7, 2013

Exhibit: ‘Local Weather’ – Photographs by Joe Johnson, at Pictura Gallery

11:00 am to 07:00 pm
Pictura Gallery (122 W. 6th St.)
http://www.picturagallery.com/index.htm

Joe Johnson’s landscapes, in the series Local Weather, reveal a world that has been transformed by snow and ice. These compositions, though stark, portray a delicate and simple beauty that is particular to the midwest. The minimal tonal range provides a contemporary counterpoint to the tradition of black and white photography; the result is a collection of mesmerizing still imagery with unexpected grace.

Exhibit runs through May 25, Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm.

Exhibits

7 Tuesday / May 7, 2013

Oil & Pastel Paintings by Robert Hoffman & Chris Newlund

11:00 am to 05:00 pm
The Brown County Art Guild
http://browncountyartguild.org

Featured Exhibits on display in the Upper Loft Gallery, May 1-31: Oil & Pastel Paintings by Robert Hoffman & Chris Newlund.

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, May 11, 5-8 pm during the Village Art Walk.

Please join us for an evening of light refreshments and to purchase your $10 raffle ticket for an unique opportunity to win a beautiful autumn landscape created by several Guild Member Artists. (Raffle winner will be drawn November 16, 2013; need not be present to win.)

For artists’ biographies and sample images, please visit:
http://www.browncountyartguild.org/featured_artwork.html

Exhibits

7 Tuesday / May 7, 2013

Art Exhibit ‘Face Value: Portraits from The Kinsey Institute’ & ‘Casual Encounters’

01:30 pm to 05:00 pm
The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University - Bloomington, 1165 E. Third Street, Morrison Hall, 3rd Floor
http://kinseyinstitute.org

The Kinsey Institute is offering two shows this spring and summer, both featuring a wide range of artworks from our permanent collection. “Face Value” explores the various ways that artists utilize the portrait, an art form that has existed for millennia, for the exploration of individual identity and experience. This exhibition in the main gallery includes contemporary and vintage photographs, as well as paintings, prints, and sculpture. One of the featured artists is renowned photographer Judy Dater. “Casual Encounters,” in the institute’s Corridor Gallery, takes a look at intimate yet anonymous sexual interactions, as depicted by European and American artists from the 18th century to the present day.

The Kinsey Institute Gallery is open 1:30-5 pm weekdays. Admission is free. Due to adult content, visitors should be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Group tours of 6-15 people may be scheduled by calling 812-855-7686.

Exhibits

7 Tuesday / May 7, 2013

Learn to Ride (Bicycle Class)

05:30 pm
Bryan Park Pool (parking lot)
http://bloomington.in.gov/bloomingtonbikesmonth2013

This class teaches bicycle skills for ages 15 and up. Learn how to ride a bike, or gain confidence in your riding. Register for class at city website.

Education / Outdoors

7 Tuesday / May 7, 2013

Get on the Path to Financial Stability

06:00 pm to 07:30 pm
Monroe County Public Library, (303 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington), Room 1A
http://www.BankOnBloomington.org

This free, interactive workshop will help you learn to manage a checking account, develop and maintain a budget, and identify and work towards your financial goals. Sponsored by Bank On Bloomington and the Financial Stability Alliance for South Central Indiana. No registration necessary.

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