Special Programs

April

FRIDAY, APRIL 25
Ancient Greek Vases
One-Hour Exhibition
3:00–4:00 p.m.

Greek vases were made of fired clay, which helped protect them against natural disasters. The study of the decoration, subject matter, shape, and technical processes of all vases—large and small—adds to our understanding of Ancient Greek art and daily life. Join Juliet Istrabadi, acting curator of ancient art, and explore pottery from the museum’s storage vaults.

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.

FRIDAY, APRIL 25
Blue Hawai'i: Painting Archives of Memory and Melancholy
Special Lecture
4:00–5:00 p.m.
Hope School of Fine Arts, room 015

Laura Kina, associate professor in the Department of Art, Media, and Design at DePaul University, will relate her own artistic practice to that of Chinese-American artist Hung Liu and will consider the subjective nature of memory and nostalgia. A reception will be held in the IU Art Museum’s Thomas T. Solley atrium, first floor, immediately following the lecture.

EVERY SATURDAY
Yoga in the Atrium
Family Day
2:00–3:30 p.m.
Thomas T. Solley Atrium or Sculpture Terrace, second floor

Free, one-hour classes inspire participants to stretch their minds and bodies as they meditate on the beauty and serenity that surrounds them. Beginner classes are offered on the first and third Saturdays of each month. More advanced classes are held on the second and fourth Saturdays. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mat and water bottle, dress comfortably, and arrive early to ensure a spot in the first-come, first-serve classes. Indoor classes will be capped at twenty-three participants. No registration is required.

Yoga in the Atrium is sponsored in part by Vibe Yoga Studio and will continue through October 25.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26
Spring Celebration
Family Day
2:00–3:30 p.m.
Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first floor

Families with children of all ages are invited to participate in guided tours of the IU Art Museum and campus art collections as well as art-making activities inspired by the museum’s special exhibition Matisse’s Jazz and Other Works from Indiana University Collections.

SUNDAY, APRIL 27
Matisse in Focus
Art and a Movie
2:00–2:30 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor

Nan Brewer, the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will present a pre-screening gallery talk on Henri Matisse’s late graphic work in the exhibition Matisse’s Jazz and Other Works from Indiana University Collections.

A Model for Matisse (2003) and Henri Matisse (1946)
3:00–5:00 p.m.
IU Cinema

The gallery talk will be followed by a screening of A Model for Matisse, an award-winning documentary by Barbara Freed that tells the story behind Matisse’s last great project, Chapel of the Rosary, and the nun who made it happen. The classic French film Henri Matisse by François Campaux showing the artist at work in his studios will also be screened, featuring new subtitles by Brett Bowles, associate professor of French studies, offering English-speaking audiences a rare opportunity to experience this masterpiece on a large screen.

May

FRIDAY, MAY 2
Fauvism
One-Hour Exhibition
3:00–4:00 p.m.

In conjunction with the Matisse exhibition, Nan Brewer, the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss a selection of prints and drawings by some fellow Fauve artists, including Georges Rouault, Maurice de Vlaminck, André Derain, Raoul Dufy, and Georges Braque.

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.

SATURDAY, MAY 3
Living with Ancestors: A Tour through the Oceania Collection
Thematic Tours
2:00–3:00 p.m.

Presented by IU Art Museum docent Dianne May

SUNDAY, MAY 4
Creativity in the Golden Years
Art-side Chat
3:00–4:00 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor

Join a discussion about artistic creativity and aging with Julie Hill, Life Enrichment Director, Bell Trace Senior Living Community; Robert Soto, Professor of Social and Behavioral Science, Ivy Tech; Rudy Pozzatti, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts; and Nan Brewer, Lucienne M.Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper. Presented in conjunction with the Creative Aging Festival.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7
On Earth as it is in Heaven
Noon Talk
12:15–1:00 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor

Brian Baumann, who received his PhD from Indiana University in Central Eurasian Studies, will discuss basic principles of celestial orientation and use ideas from this traditional form of navigation to illustrate a new interpretation of Francesco Solimena's Allegory of the Four Parts of the World.

SATURDAY, MAY 17
Contour Drawing
Draw-in Day
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Thomas T. Solley Atrium, second floor

Drawing class with art instructor Mike Reeves; model and supplies provided. No charge, but reservations required; call 812-855-5445 or e-mail vlcantre@indiana.edu.

SUNDAY, MAY 25
Music Inspired by Matisse’s Jazz
Special Concert
3:00–4:30 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor

Boston-based composer and jazz pianist Christopher Bakriges and bassist Jeremy Allen (assistant professor in Jacobs School of Music) will perform original works inspired by Matisse’s cut-outs, with historical interpreter John Moore reading excerpts from the artist’s own words.