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4 Tuesday / October 4, 2016

Flora Field Day

09:30 am to 11:30 am
Fairfax State Recreation Area

• Sign up for this session at http://bit.ly/florafieldoct2016
• Registration required by October 1.
• Free; recommended for ages 12 and up.
• Session location: Fairfax SRA

Want to work on your flora identification skills? Practice with a naturalist! Field day emphasis is on proper use and application of an ID key, which opens the door to identifying thousands of species. The naturalist will work with each attendee based on their prior experience. If you’ve never worked with flower ID before, this is a great way to learn. If you have prior experience, this is a fun way to practice your skills (and maybe add some new blooms to your life list!). 2 hours

Things to Bring:
• Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide (extra copies available)
• bug spray (long pants are also a good idea!)
• hat and sunglasses (for sun protection)
• water bottle (pre-filled)
• camera (if you’re the picture-taking type)

Education / Outdoors

4 Tuesday / October 4, 2016

New in the Galleries & Focalpoint

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
IU Eskenazi Museum of Art

Gallery Hours
Tues-Sat 10:00-5:00 p.m.
Sun 12:00-5:00 p.m.
(Closed Mondays and major holidays)

The Ancient Art of Peru
Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, Focalpoint, third floor
Continuing through October 2, 2016

Before the arrival of the Spanish in 1532, Peru had seen the rise and fall of numerous cultures and artistic styles, not just those of the Inca Empire, for which it is so well known. Because these civilizations lacked written records, we gain our understanding of their histories and societies through their art and archaeology. Focusing primarily on ceramics from cultures before the time of the Inca, this installation encourages visitors to explore less familiar arts and traditions.

Old Hollywood Glam
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Steinmetz Kellett Gallery, first floor
Continuing through December 31, 2016

This installation features “head shots” of leading ladies from Hollywood’s Golden Age (1920s-40s), including Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Vivien Leigh, Gloria Swanson, and Anna May Wong, by photographers George Hurrell, Angus McBean, and Edward Steichen. Through the lens of professional portrait photographers, we can examine how stars, publicists, and movie moguls constructed an artificial image of beauty and promoted it as the glamorous, sexy standard for American women.
This installation is presented in conjunction with the 2016 Themester “Beauty.”

The Art of Presidential Politics
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Steinmetz Kellett Gallery, first floor
Continuing through December 31, 2016

In conjunction with the 2016 presidential election, this installation features several twentieth-century artworks that reflect on the institution of the American presidency, including a satirical cartoon for a 1960 New Yorker cover by Saul Steinberg; Andy Warhol’s tragic Presidential Seal in memory of President John F. Kennedy; and a print by retired IU faculty member Rudy Pozzatti that was drastically altered following the Watergate scandal in the early 1970s.

Modern Sculptors in Indiana
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Steinmetz Kellett Gallery, first floor
Continuing through March 12, 2017

Several modern sculptors of national and international prominence were born in Indiana, worked in the state, or came here to study. This installation features the work of artists Robert Laurent, David Smith, George Rickey, David Hayes, Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, and (from October onwards) William Wiley, all of whom have Indiana connections. This installation is presented in conjunction with the Indiana State Bicentennial and has been endorsed as an official Bicentennial Legacy Project.

Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

4 Tuesday / October 4, 2016

The Bloomington Songwriter Showcase presents – Kara Claudy, Tim O’Malley, Jesse Lacy and Luke Daughtery

08:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Bears Place - 1316 East 3rd St., Bloomington IN 47401

Atlanta based Songwriter Kara Claudy www.karaclaudy.com will share the stage with Tim O’Malley, www.timbloos.com Jesse Lacy www.jesselacy.com and Mooresville’s Luke Austin Daugherty www.reverbnation.com/lukeaustindaugherty this evening – 8 – 10 p.m. The Songwriters will perform ‘In the Round’ (all on stage at the same time taking turns presenting their original tunes. There will be Alternative/Contemporary, Blues-Americana, Folk and Rock music represented this evening – something for everyone! Must be 21+ to enter BEARS PLACE BACK ROOM CONCERT HALL – 1316 E. 3rd ST. Bloomington IN 47401.

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