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Doctoral student's studies bring rare Dogon funerary blanket to IU Art Museum

Effigy The Indiana University Art Museum has acquired a rare Dogon funerary blanket, received from a doctoral student who conducted her dissertation research in Mali on the contemporary art of the ethnic group. The blankets are used in rituals for deceased males, and motifs representing life are woven into the fabric.  Full Story

 IU Art Museum returns painting to Berlin museum

Flagellation of Christ Painting

More than 60 years after it disappeared from a Berlin museum in the chaotic aftermath of World War II, a painting depicting the flagellation of Christ has returned home. The Indiana University Art Museum returned the painting to the Jagdschloss Grunewald in a ceremony Nov. 21 at Charlottenburg Palace in Germany.

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 'Chimes of Christmas' ushering in the holiday season

Chimes of Christmas

The winter season kicks off with Chimes of Christmas, the annual holiday concert featuring the IU Jacobs School of Music's Grammy Award-nominated vocal ensemble the Singing Hoosiers, the IU Wind Ensemble and the Trombone Choir. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at IU Auditorium.

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 Students invited to submit designs for IU's official plaid

IU Official Colors

Are you mad for plaid? The Indiana University Students in Free Enterprise team is looking for a student who will go down in history as the designer of IU's official plaid, which will be featured on apparel, scarves, bags and other IU-branded merchandise. Participants must use the official IU Cream (Pantone 9161) and Crimson (Pantone 201) colors, and one to four additional colors.

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 IU Theatre to stage adaptation of 'Lysistrata,' host related events


Indiana University Theatre's 2011-12 season continues with Lysistrata, adapted by playwright Ellen McLaughlin. Lysistrata opens Friday, Dec. 2, in the Wells-Metz Theatre. Several other events will be held around the production as part of Themester 2011, "Making War, Making Peace," including a screening of a documentary at IU Cinema and a graduate symposium on theater and performance studies.

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 Jacobs School presenting jazzy Holiday Celebration concert

Holiday Celebration CD

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty and students will jazz up seasonal favorites during Holiday Celebration, a star-studded concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the Musical Arts Center. Admission is free but requires tickets, available from the MAC box office.

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 IU Northwest gallery features 'Revising History' photography exhibit

Revising History

Walking daintly across the stage at her finishing school graduation. Laughing with girlfriends, perched on a stool in the kitchen. Strolling hand-in-hand with her husband, sporting sparkly heels and fur stole, on the way into their favorite restaurant. Those moments weren't actually captured on film by Jennifer Greenburg, an assistant professor of fine arts at Indiana University Northwest. Rather, in the more than dozen images currently on display at the university's Gallery for Contemporary Art, she took photographs from the 1950s and digitally inserted herself and family members into the memories.

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Grungy Gentleman

The Nov. 17, 2011, issue of Live at IU featured a top story about IU alumnus Jace Lipstein, who has created a name for himself blogging about fashion as the "Grungy Gentleman." In addition were stories about IU alum Mike Farah, who produces videos for comedy website Funny or Die; IU Opera Theater's production of La Boheme; Shrek at IU Auditorium; Middle East relations expert Juan Cole speaking in conjunction with an Iranian poster exhibit at the IU Art Museum; IU Dance Marathon's final fundraiser total for Riley Hospital for Children; and a collaboration between IU East and a local high school to build a Hollywood Squares set for a university event.

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