Special Programs


Tradition and Authenticity in Southwestern Native American Art
Noon Talk
12:15–1:00 p.m.
Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, third floor

The terms tradition and authenticity, although commonly used in discussing Native American art, are frequently misunderstood. Emma Kessler, curatorial assistant for the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, will consider the development of traditions and the nuances of authenticity as seen in objects in the Focalpoint installation Traditional Changes: Art from the American Southwest.


Light Totem
Thematic Tour
2:00–3:00 p.m.

Presented by IU Art Museum Docent Becky Hrisomalos

Winston Churchill: Artist, Writer, and Statesman
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

In his forties, Churchill (1874 –1965) took up painting and eventually became not only a competent artist, but also a thoughtful student who loved to study art in the larger context of political and social history. Michael Sheldon, professor of English at Indiana State University and author of Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill, describes Churchill’s efforts as both statesman and creative individual.

From the HeART
Special Program

1:00–3:00 p.m.
Thomas T. Solley Atrium

Did you forget to make your sweetheart a Valentine? Are you feeling festive? This Valentine’s Day-themed event features a paper-flower activity, card-making station, live music, and a special performance of the balcony scene from Romeo & Juliet, courtesy of the IU Theatre. Angles Gift Shop will offer last-minute gifts for purchase. Refreshments and art activity supplies will be provided.

Farm Security Administration Photographs
One-Hour Exhibition

3:00–4:00 p.m.

In 1935 the US government began an ambitious photo-documentary project under the auspices of the Farm Security Administration (FSA), intended to show the hardships of the Depression and the benefits of the New Deal. Curator Nan Brewer will discuss works by artists including Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, Marion Post Wolcott, and Russell Lee.