Special Programs


Ansel Adams: A Celebration of Art and the Environment
Film and Panel Discussion
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Hope School of Fine Arts Auditorium (room 015)

In recognition of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Sycamore Land Trust, this program features a screening of the film Photography as an Art, from the 1960 documentary series The Inclusive Art (produced by WNET). The film conveys a sense of discovery and rediscovery through the photographs of Ansel Adams, who is shown working in Yosemite National Park.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Nan Brewer, IU Art Museum’s Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper; Christian Freitag, executive director of the Sycamore Land Trust; Frank Lewis, lecturer in Arts Administration; and Ric Cradick, photographer. This program is co-sponsored by IU Art Museum and Sycamore Land Trust, whose mission is to protect the beautiful natural and agricultural landscape of southern Indiana.
Original 16mm print provided by the Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive.

3:00–4:00 p.m.
IU Art Museum, Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first floor

The reception will feature regional refreshments “branded” in honor of Sycamore Land Trust.

Kunisada and Kuniyoshi
One-Hour Exhibition
3:00–4:00 p.m.
Please 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.

The Utagawa School was the most influential training ground for Japanese woodblock artists in the nineteenth century. Judy Stubbs, the IU Art Museum’s Pamela Buell Curator of Asian Art, will discuss works by two of its most famous students: Utagawa Kunisada and Utagawa Kuniyoshi.

Noon Concert Series
Noon–1:00 p.m.
Thomas T. Solley Atrium, second floor

IU Art Museum is pleased to host the Noon Concert Series, presented by the Office of International Services. Take a break from studying or work and ease yourself into the weekend with free concerts in the museum's atrium. Music will be performed by students from the IU Jacobs School of Music.

IU Art Museum in Focus
Art and a Movie
2:00–2:30 p.m.
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, first floor

IU Art Museum Director Heidi Gealt, who plans to retire this summer, will discuss her personal experiences leading a major university art museum for almost three decades.

National Gallery (2014)
3:00–6:00 p.m.
IU Cinema

Directed by Frederick Wiseman, this three-hour-long “fly-on-the-wall” documentary was drawn from 170 hours of footage shot by the octogenarian filmmaker over a period of twelve weeks in 2012 at the National Gallery in London. Through his sensitive editing, Wiseman tells the stories of the museum that visitors see and the museum that is behind the scenes. (English, 180 min., Rated G.)

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 films are free and open to the public.