New in the Galleries

High Technology and Mysticism: A Meeting Point
Continuing through May 4, 2014
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor
At the onset of the Digital Revolution, the American pop artist James Rosenquist began to wonder what kind of image occurs in technology. He also pondered how our new relationship with computers would change our lives, our understanding of religion, and our connection to the environment. To explore this questions, Rosenquist produced a portfolio of seven prints that combined imagery derived from the sciences, nature, and mass media. This installation will feature several works from this series.

Paul Strand’s Street People
Continuing through May 5, 2013
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor
Paul Strand’s revolutionary photographs, published in the final double-issue of Alfred Stieglitz’s Camera Work, shocked the art world not only with their unadulterated approach to the medium, but also with their gritty, realistic subject matter. This installation features three close-up portraits of some of the “invisible” beggars, hackers, and passersby found on New York City’s sidewalks.

The Many Faces of a Master
Continuing through May 5, 2013
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor
Pablo Picasso (1888–1975) was not only one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, but he was also one of the most recognizable. The IU Art Museum has a large collection of portraits of artists. This installation features several photographs of Picasso at work or play by Lucien Clerque, Robert Capa, and Brassaï.

Contemporary Explorations: Reviewing Nature in the 1980s
Continuing through May 19, 2013
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, first floor
Drawn from the museum’s collection of works by graduates of IU’s fine arts department (now the Hope School of Fine Arts), this installation examines the artists’ interpretations of the natural world. Reviewing Nature takes a look at the balance sought between structural composition and the role nature plays in co-defining the space we both share. This installation was organized by Emily Wood, graduate assistant for Western art after 1800 at the IU Art Museum.

Max Beckmann’s Woodcuts
Continuing through June 22, 2014
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor
Although the German Expressionist artist Max Beckmann was a prolific graphic artist (producing 374 prints during his lifetime), he created fewer than 20 woodcuts. Most were produced during the 1920s, when Germany was experiencing a revival of interest in the medium. Seven prints from this period will be featured in this installation.

Jerry N. Uelsmann: More than Meets the Eye
April 8–August 31, 2014
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor
A recipient of this year’s prestigious IU Distinguished Alumnus Award, Uelsmann (MFA, MS 1960) was the first student to receive an MFA in photography from Indiana University, where he studied with Henry Holmes Smith. Prior to the digital revolution, Uelsmann used multiple negatives to create evocative, dream-like imagery.

Doris Steinmetz Kellett: Memorial Installation
April 22‒May 4, 2014
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor
This installation honors Doris Steinmetz Kellett (1922–2013), a collector, artist, and Indiana University Art Museum benefactor. Born in Evansville, Indiana, Kellett received her BA in Education from Indiana University and studied painting at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. During the 1960s, she lived in Madrid, Spain, and Santiago, Chile, where she exhibited and collected work by contemporary Spanish and Latin American artists. This installation includes an example of Kellett’s own painting, along with selected works from her collection.