New in the Galleries

Ancient Glass
Ongoing
Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World, second floor
The display of ancient glass has been expanded this summer to include additional examples from the IU Art Museum collection. Most of the pieces are Roman and date from the first to the fourth centuries CE, but they reflect a glass-making tradition that stretches to ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. While the new installation focuses on the many ways that glass was used in the ancient world, a multitude of shapes, colors, and techniques will also be explored.

A Feast for the Eyes: Weston’s Produce Pictures
Continuing through December 21, 2014
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor
California-based modernist photographer Edward Weston shocked the art world in the 1920s with his close-ups of fruits and vegetables. With his crisp formalism and rich tonal printing, the simplest everyday objects became surprisingly sensual and evocative.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Partying in Ancient Greece and Rome

Continuing through December 21, 2014
Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World, second floor
This gallery installation explores the important role that the Greek symposium (drinking party) and the Roman cena (dinner party) played in classical society.

Madame Helleu: The Model Wife
Continuing through December 21, 2014
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor
The wife of the Impressionist painter Paul César Helleu was more than just his favorite model, she virtually “redeemed” the institution of marriage in the eyes of some in his social circle, due to her charm, intellect, and beauty. A drawing and a newly acquired suite of prints by her devoted husband and a double-sided portrait by their artist-friend John Singer Sargent are on display in conjunction with the special exhibition Pierre Daura: Picturing Attachments.

Married to an Artist
Continuing through December 21, 2014
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor
Double-portraits of famous artist pairs such as Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe, Elaine and Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Pierre Daura: Picturing Attachments.

In Imitation of the Master
Continuing through January 31, 2015
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, first floor
Three prints by the great German printmaker Albrecht Dürer and copies by later artists Hieronymous Hopfer, Johann Mommard, and Jan Wierix are featured. By comparing the variations with the originals, we see the skill of the master and the innovations of the follower.

Dada and Constructivism: World War I and Radical Modernism
Continuing through August 30, 2015
Gallery of Western Art, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor

Onya LaTour: Pioneering Modern Art in Indiana
October 14, 2014–May 10, 2015
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor
In 1941 Onya LaTour opened the Indiana Museum of Modern Art near Nashville, Indiana, creating a stir in local art circles. Two works from her personal collection are featured in this installation presented in conjunction with Onya LaTour on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art this fall, to which the IU Art Museum loaned four pieces.