EventsLecture--Southern Indiana Gravestones and their Makers
Friday, June 14; Noon to 1 p.m
From tree stumps and willows to skulls and cherubs, Indiana gravestones show great diversity in their motifs and symbols. The icons chosen to represent the dead, comfort their families, or warn survivors, can inform us much about the cultural, social and aesthetic values when they were carved. In this entertaining and educational talk Jon Kay, folklorist and Director of Traditional Arts Indiana, will discuss a variety of markers in the region and probe their meanings, and discuss his research methods. The talk will be given in conjunction with Limestone Month, and will be free and open to the public.
Teacher Workshop--Photos in Black and White: Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid in South Africa
Saturday, July 20; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Alex Lichtenstein, associate professor of history at IU and curator of Photos in Black and White: Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid in South Africa (opening this fall at the Mathers Museum), will lead a free workshop exploring the history of South Africa, the works of famed Life photographer Margaret Bourke-White, and how teachers can use the materials in the classroom for curriculum-based instruction. For more information email email@example.com or call 812-855-0197.