1 Friday / November 1, 2013

Special Exhibition: The Patterned Kingdom: Surface Design among the Kuba

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IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th Street
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu

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

Continuing through December 22, 2013

Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, Focalpoint, third floor
From boldly graphic raffia textiles to intricately incised carving on wooden cups, complex surface design is a hallmark of Kuba aesthetics and an indicator of prestige and value for Kuba and Westerners alike.

Exhibits

1 Friday / November 1, 2013

New in the Galleries: High Technology and Mysticism: A Meeting Point

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IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th Street
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu

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

Continuing through May 4, 2014
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Gallery of Twentieth- Century Art, first floor
At the onset of the Digital Revolution, the American pop artist James Rosenquist began to ponder how our new relationship with computers would change our lives, our understanding of religion, and our connection to the environment. To explore these questions, Rosenquist produced a portfolio of seven prints that combined imagery derived from the sciences, nature, and mass media. This installation features several works from this series.

Education / Exhibits

1 Friday / November 1, 2013

Medicare Open Enrollment Counseling

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Area 10 Agency on Aging or IU Health Bloomington Hospital
http://medicare.gov/

Medicare Open Enrollment is from October 15-December 7. Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to evaluate your Medicare choices regularly. Open Enrollment is the one time of year when ALL people with Medicare can see what new benefits Medicare has to offer and make changes to their coverage. It’s worth it to take the time to review and compare, but you don’t have to do it alone. Help is available through SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). Counselors can answer your questions and help you find the best plan at the best price. Local sponsors Area 10 Agency on Aging and IU Health Bloomington Hospital provide one-on-one assistance to help people sort through Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. Also, if you have limited income and resources, you may be able to get help paying your prescription drug coverage costs and other healthcare costs. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates that more than 2 million people with Medicare may be eligible for the subsidy, but are not currently enrolled to take advantage of these savings. A recent law changed how your income and assets are counted, so even if you were previously turned down due to income or resource levels, you should reapply. Keep in mind that Medicare is not part of the Health Insurance Marketplace. The new Health Insurance Marketplace won’t affect your Medicare coverage and is not part of Medicare Open Enrollment which occurs from October 15 to December 7. You do not need to enroll in the new Health Insurance Marketplace to maintain or change your Medicare coverage. Criminals are trying to scam seniors with false information regarding Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. Never give your Medicare number to someone who calls or visits and requests this information.

Call to make your appointment anytime during Open Enrollment to discuss prescription coverage or any other Medicare questions.

Area 10 Agency on Aging 812-876-3383
IU Health Bloomington Hospital 812-353-9300

Benefits / Education / Health

1 Friday / November 1, 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. This exhibit will run until December 20.

“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.This exhibit will run until December 20.

“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. This exhibit will run until December 20.

“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. This exhibit will run until December 20.

“Photos in Black and White: Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid in South Africa”
In 1949, Margaret Bourke-White, one of the most famous photojournalists in America, travelled to South Africa on assignment for Life magazine. Some of her rarely-seen images from that period are featured in Photos in Black and White: Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid in South Africa at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. Curated by Alex Lichtenstein, Associate Professor of History at Indiana University, the exhibition offers a comprehensive look at Bourke-White’s photojournalistic portrayal of South Africa in 1949 and 1950. This exhibit will run until December 20.

“Melted Ash: Michiana Wood Fired Pottery”
This exhibit explores the methods used to produce hand-made, wood fired pottery, and features works from northern Indiana and southern Michigan. This exhibit will run until December 20.

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

1 Friday / November 1, 2013

WonderLab Exhibit: Nature’s Vampires

09:30 am to 05:00 pm
WonderLab Museum, 308 W. 4th St.
http://www.wonderlab.org

Discover the world of blood-sucking creatures, including bed bugs, ticks, fleas, lice, and more! “Nature’s Vampires” is a special interactive exhibition on display now at WonderLab.

 

Children / Education / Exhibits

1 Friday / November 1, 2013

Exhibit: The Patterned Kingdom: Surface Design among the Kuba

10:00 am
IU Art Museum (IU Campus, 1133 E. 7th St.)
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu/iuam_home.php

From boldly graphic raffia textiles to intricately incised carving on wooden cups, complex surface design is a hallmark of Kuba aesthetics and an indicator of prestige and value for Kuba and Westerners alike. Complementing the Kuba objects permanently on display in the Wielgus gallery, The Patterned Kingdom includes additional objects from the museum’s collection, including several hats given by the late IU textile artist Budd Stalnaker, as well as loans from IU professor emeritus and painter William Itter.

This exhibit runs through December 22, 2013 Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, Focalpoint, third floor.

Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, noon to 5 pm.

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1 Friday / November 1, 2013

‘Moe’s Menagerie’ by Cappi Phillips

10:00 am to 08:00 pm
By Hand Gallery, 101 West Kirkwood #109
http://byhandgallery.com

Artist show of “Moe’s Menagerie” by Cappi Phillips. A collection of animals, birds, fish and much more, all derived from recycled and up-cycled materials.

Exhibits

1 Friday / November 1, 2013

Exhibits at the IU Art Museum

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th Street
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu

Special Exhibition, “Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy”
Runs September 15-December 15
This exhibition reconstructs a 1946‒47 exhibition titled Advancing American Art, which featured over one hundred examples of stylistically diverse American art from the mid-1930s to the mid-1940s. Organized by the State Department as a form of cultural diplomacy, Advancing American Art traveled to venues in Latin America and Europe before political controversy in the United States led to its cancellation. Art Interrupted illuminates a fascinating historical moment when modern art was seen as a powerful tool for furthering democratic ideals around the world.

New in the Galleries: “Photographing Rosie the Riveter”
Runs October 1-January 26
The conscription of men into military service during WW II led to a demand for female workers in the factories supplying munitions and war supplies. Government photography projects, such as the Farm Security Administration (FSA), revamped their operations to support the efforts of the Office of War Information (OWI). This installation features propagandistic images of female assembly-line workers by Andreas Feininger, Alfred T. Palmer, and Howard Liberman. Organized by Maura Campbell-Balkits, a museum intern in the Department of Communications and Culture.

New in the Galleries: “Ancient Jewelry”
Runs October 15-December 15
In conjunction with the Jewelry Symposium in the Hope School of Fine Arts (October 17–20, 2013) and the accompanying international jewelry exhibition in the Grunwald Gallery, a new selection of ancient jewelry will be on display in the second floor gallery. The IUAM collection of jewelry is one of the largest in the United States. Necklaces, bracelets, diadems, earrings, and finger rings from our collection are breathtaking examples of metalsmithing skill—and of beauty.

New in the Galleries: “Stories with Shadowy Figures”
Runs October 22-December 21
An installation of puppets from Java, presented in conjunction with the shadow puppet performance on October 27.

Exhibits

1 Friday / November 1, 2013

The Brick Gallery presents: “China”

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

Brick Gallery is a special section of Pictura Gallery dedicated to local and regional artists. The exhibit features the work of several photographers who traveled together to Yunnan Province, a rural area in southwestern China, during the spring of 2013. The exhibit highlights the tension between the modern world and the ancient cultures of this region of China. Yunnan province is home to many ethnic minorities, including the Yi, the Bai, and Tibetans.

Images on view by Douglas Beasley, Diane Drinnon, David Moore, and Martha Moore. Douglas Beasley is a career photographer who led the trip to China and has established ‘Vision Quest’ workshops throughout the world. He is recognized as a person who seeks the sacred connections between what we see and do not see. Diane Drinnon, from New York City, was a participant in the Vision Quest workshop in China, as were Martha and David Moore, owners of Pictura Gallery.

Exhibit runs until November 30. Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm.

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1 Friday / November 1, 2013

Exhibit: ‘Shift’ at the Grunwald Gallery of Art

12:00 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art (1201 E. 7th St.)

The Grunwald Gallery of Art is pleased to present “Shift”, “Metal Inkorporated”, and “These Moments Existed: Sim Luttin” an exhibition and series of events based on international jewelry design and collaborative projects.

Due to the divergent nature of the work produced by contemporary makers that define, expand, and contradict the boundaries of their craft, it is only fitting that the exhibition would be named “Shift”. In an essay regarding the exhibition, Robert Baines writes, “In this current era new transmission lines of knowledge combining historic methodologies and practices intersect with new materials and technologies.” The Shift exhibition and corresponding catalogue will feature over 70 works of art by 25 international artists, each identified as creating work in relation to the current Shift in the field of art jewelry.

Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, noon to 4 pm. Exhibit runs until November 21.

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