23 Thursday / May 23, 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

23 Thursday / May 23, 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

23 Thursday / May 23, 2013

Exhibits at the Indiana University Art Museum


IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th Street
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.

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

23 Thursday / May 23, 2013

Exhibits at By Hand Gallery

10:00 am to 05:30 pm
By Hand Gallery, 101 West Kirkwood #109
http://byhandgallery.com

“Walk the Walk, Art Lives”: Paper Art Quilts by Mary Hambly
The art of Mary Hambly, founding member of the committee that started Gallery Walk, is honored with this exhibit of her work. The Paper Art Quilt is a joining of contemporary art and traditional craft, a blending of individual elements in such a way that the joining allows for a richer and more meaningful whole. In the creative process stenciled, marbled, printed, and over dyed papers are cut, pieced, and then stitched using a zig zag sewing machine. The resulting “quilt blocks” are then laid out in a composition, sometimes born out of the repeating pattern concept of traditional quilting, sometimes not. The “quilt” is then completed with a border, also of paper, and the result is a one of a kind image.
Exhibit runs until Thursday, July 25.

Monday-Saturday 10 am-5:30, closed Sunday

Exhibits

23 Thursday / May 23, 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

23 Thursday / May 23, 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

23 Thursday / May 23, 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

23 Thursday / May 23, 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

23 Thursday / May 23, 2013

Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2013

12:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art (1201 E. 7th St.)
http://tinyurl.com/bw5cvno

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2013.

This contemporary art exhibition features paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, wearable art, metalwork, sculpture, fiber art, and video installations by a mix of local, national, and international artists. The artworks explore themes related to sex, gender, eroticism, reproduction, sexuality, romantic relationships, the politics of sex and gender, and the human figure. The jurors for the 2013 competition were Betsy Stirratt, Director of the Grunwald Gallery of Art, Catherine Johnson-Roehr, Curator of Art, Artifacts and Photographs at The Kinsey Institute and Nanette Brewer, the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper at the IU Art Museum.

The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2013 is part of the 113 Days of Art, a summer long festival in Bloomington, that features visual arts, music, and cinema events on the Indiana University campus.

Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 12 noon – 4pm.

Education / Exhibits

23 Thursday / May 23, 2013

Hula Dancing

01:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Area 10 Agency on Aging, 631 W. Edgewood Dr., Ellettsville
http://www.area10agency.org

The Endwright Center will offer a Hula Class taught by native Hawaiian Carol Reynolds during the month of May. This is a great exercise for those with arthritis as there are no strenuous movements, just a gentle movement of the feet, and no bending. Reynolds also shares some of the Hawaiian culture with her students and answers questions. Previous class on May 16. Class continues May 30. Please note: there will be no Hula class on Thursday May 9!

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