Special Programs

October

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Partying in Ancient Greece and Rome
Noon Talk
12:15–1:00 p.m.
Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World, second floor

In conjunction with this year’s Themester. Eric Beckman, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Classical Studies and co-curator of this gallery installation, will discuss the importance of the Greek symposium and Roman cena in society and their role in promoting cultural values.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30
Art After Dark
Special Event
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first floor

The Art Museum Student Organization presents its fourth annual Art after Dark—and this year, there’s a spooky Halloween twist! Join us for live music, free food, special gallery tours, and other bone-chilling activities.

November

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Spirits through Time and Space
Thematic Tour
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Presented by IU Art Museum docent Kathie Durkel

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Utamaro in Focus
Art and a Movie
2:00–2:30 p.m.
Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World, second floor

Judy Stubbs, IU Art Museum’s Pamela Buell Curator of Asian Art, will present a talk on several of Utamaro’s woodblock prints depicting beautiful women.

Utamaro and His Five Women (Utamaro o meguru gonin no onna)
Art and a Movie
3:00–4:30 p.m.
IU Cinema

This classic Japanese biopic is based on the life of the eighteenth-century Edo artist Kitagawa Utamaro. It tells the story of the artist and the women around him, but it goes beyond historical biography to explore issues of humanity, beauty, and freedom. In Japanese with English subtitles. (35 mm, 106 min., not rated.)

This program is presented in conjunction with IU Cinema and is sponsored in part by Marsha R. Bradford and Harold A. Dumes. The talk and film are free and open to the public.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5
The Artist’s Wife as Muse: Paul César Helleu and Alice Guérin Helleu
Noon Talk
12:15–1:00 p.m.
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor

Heidi Gealt, IU Art Museum director, will discuss several works by the French Impressionist Paul César Helleu that illustrate the importance of his relationship with his sitter-turned-wife Alice Guérin Helleu.

Artside Chat: Picturing Relationships
Special Program
5:30–6:30 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor

Responding to the themes of the special exhibition Pierre Daura: Picturing Attachments, IU professor of photography James Nakagawa joins exhibition curator Heidi Gealt to discuss the influence of familial relationships on the artistic process.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
MIX: Pride and Prejudice
Special Program
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first floor

Enter Jane Austen’s world: enjoy live music while you sip a cup of tea, learn to watercolor, or participate in nineteenth-century parlor games. This interactive event is presented in conjunction with the IU Department of Theatre and Drama’s production of Pride and Prejudice.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Photorealism
One-Hour Exhibition
3:00–4:00 p.m.

An offshoot of Pop art, Photorealism developed as a response to Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism. Nan Brewer, IU Art Museum’s Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will present prints by some of the movement’s leading practitioners, such as such as Chuck Close, Robert Cottingham, Audrey Flack, and Robert Bechtle

Visitors should meet in the museum’s third floor office. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Admission will be on a first come-first served basis.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9
The Onya La Tour Collection: The Indiana Museum for Modern Art in Brown County
Special Lecture
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor

Indiana native Onya La Tour opened a museum in her Brown County farmhouse in 1940, displaying some five hundred modern artworks she had collected as a member of New York’s avant-garde. Anastasia Karpova Tinari, the organizer of the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s current exhibition, The Onya La Tour Collection: Modernism in Indiana, will examine La Tour’s unconventional collection and discuss several works now housed at the IU Art Museum.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Personal Colors: Classical Gems and Jewelry
Noon Talk
12:15–1:00 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor

Join Juliet Istrabadi, acting curator of ancient art at the IU Art Museum and co-curator of Colors of Classical Art, for this discussion of the meanings of color in the personal context of Greek and Roman jewelry and gemstones.