Indiana University

Skip to:

  1. Search
  2. Breadcrumb Navigation
  3. Content
  4. Browse by Topic
  5. Services & Resources
  6. Additional Resources
  7. Multimedia News

Events at Indiana University

Light Totem at the IU Art Museum extended through May 2008
Now through May, in front of the Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington -- Heidi Gealt, director of the Indiana University Art Museum, announced that Light Totem, the outdoor light sculpture that splashes waves of color onto the museum's massive exterior wall, will remain active through May. Created in honor of the Art Museum building's 25th anniversary, Light Totem was inaugurated on Oct. 26, 2007. The Light Totem comes to life every evening at dark in front of the Indiana University Art Museum, 1133 E. Seventh St. The Indiana University Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. The Art Museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays. All exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information, call 812-855-6799 or email

Jon D. Payne art

The work of Jon D. Payne
Now through March 28, Indiana University East, Richmond --"Patterns/Process" will be on display in The Gallery, located in Whitewater Hall, today through March 28. Jon D. Payne says his grid paintings incorporate imagery deduced from organic forms, like rocks and dried pieces of clay, and function as a spreadsheet of one-shot, individual paintings grouped together. Once the organic properties are placed within a geometric system, a dialogue of patterns, both symmetrical and asymmetrical, typify this reciprocal relationship. Currently, he is an art instructor at the University of Dayton in advanced drawing, foundation drawing and figure drawing. Payne divides residency between Dayton and New York City, where he has lived for the past five years. A third-time returning exhibitor in the Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition, Payne received one of the Top Ten entries in this year's competition. He has also had his work shown at the Butler Museum of American Art, the San Diego Art Museum, and the Rosewood Gallery in Kettering. Visitors are welcome to view the exhibit during gallery hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call Ed Thornburg, gallery curator, at 765-973-8605.

A Change is Gonna Come
Now through April 27, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 416 N. Indiana Ave., Bloomington -- This exhibit explores how Black communities drew on their sacred and secular musical traditions to create the sounds which powered the Civil Rights and Soul/Black Power eras. The Mathers Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the Museum is free. For further information, visit

Dancer with Basket of Pomegranates

Coptic (Egypt), 5th century AD. Dancer with Basket of Pomegranates.

Print-Quality Photo

Selected Coptic Textiles from Ancient Egypt
Now through Spring 2009, Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Indiana University Art Museum, first floor, Bloomington -- Nearly 100 years ago, more than 150 textiles dating from the third to the 12th centuries and spanning late Roman, early Byzantine, and early Islamic times were unearthed from shallow burials in the sandy soils of Egypt. The examples included in this new gallery installation have not been on display since 1999 and are being reintroduced to complement the Middle Eastern Arts Festival organized by the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies program of Indiana University. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more about Coptic textiles, please visit For more information, email or call 812-855-5445.

Middle Eastern Arts Festival
Now through April 20, various times and locations, Indiana University Bloomington -- This year's Middle Eastern Arts Festival again will feature a vivid array of music and dance from the region, as well as exhibits, museum events and presentations by artists and scholars. Most festival events, which run now through April 20, charge no admission fee. All events are open to the public. Events will include a concert of the music of Egypt and Turkey by Bloomington's own world music ensemble Salaam, an Afghan kite-making workshop for families, an Arabic translation seminar, and two evenings of dance performances. Other highlights will include "Objects of War," a video art show by Beirut artist Lamia Joreige at the School of Fine Arts Gallery, and an exhibit of Coptic textiles dating from the third to 12th centuries at the Indiana University Art Museum. For more information, visit or

Anthony Droege

Anthony Droege

Print-Quality Photo

Anthony Droege -- Legacy Exhibition
Now through March 7, 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts Gallery, South Bend -- The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts presents the works of Anthony Droege in his Legacy Exhibition as he prepares for retirement after 36 years of service to the university. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free. For further information, call 574-520-4203.

Celebrating Youth Art Month
Now through March 31, first and second floors of the IU Art Museum's Thomas T. Solley Atrium at the Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington -- For the past 11 years, the Indiana University Art Museum and the art teachers of the Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC) have partnered to celebrate Youth Art Month during the month of March. The works of art, selected by the MCCSC art teachers, display showcase the excellence and wide variety of art education in the local schools. This year the young artists and their families will participate in a special awards ceremony on March 1, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Hope School of Fine Arts, Room 015. A reception immediately follows in the IU Art Museum, Thomas T. Solley Atrium, second floor from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Community members interested in additional information about Youth Art Month may contact the IU Art Museum's Education Department at 812-855-1045.

Wanamaker Collection

Captain Jim, an important Pawnee chief, 1913.

Print-Quality Photo

Mathers Museum Exhibit -- Images of Native Americans: The Wanamaker Collection
March 2-31, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 416 N. Indiana Ave., Bloomington -- Selections presented from one of the largest and most important collections of images of Native Americans, and features an overview of the collection's history and its holdings. The Mathers Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the Museum is free. For further information, visit

Mini Medical School Sessions Focus on Superbugs and Cancer (HPV) Vaccine
March 18, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., Room 405, Indianapolis -- The IU School of Medicine will kick off its Mini Medical School at the new IUPUI Campus Center. An overview of the human papillomavirus as the cause of cancer and other diseases and the process of creating a vaccine to prevent HPV will be presented by Darron R. Brown, M.D., professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology and director of the Indiana University Center for Vaccine Research and Development. On March 18, Amy Kressel, M.D., will discuss the growing threat of "Superbugs," which will include information on the much-talked-about MRSA virus. Kressel is an associate professor of clinical medicine at the IU School of Medicine. The cost is free but advance reservations are required. To register, call 317-274-7722 or email

Mathers Museum Exhibit--The Ones that Got Away: Victorian Women Travel Writers
Now through May 18, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 416 N. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington -- This exhibit includes 19th century travel literature by Isabelle Bird Bishop and Mary Kingsley, two women who used their work to escape from the traditional role of upper class ladies in Victorian Britain. The Mathers Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the museum is free. For further information, visit

SPEA Public Service Awards
March 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kelly Student Center Alumni Hall, Kokomo -- Ambassador Aurelia E. Brazeal, the first African American woman career Foreign Service officer to be promoted into the U.S. Senior Foreign Service and appointed an ambassador, will be the keynote speaker at the third annual Indiana University Kokomo School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Public Service Awards Banquet. The Ambassador's topic will be "Public Service in a Time of Change. " The luncheon honors diligent individuals who have contributed significantly to a city, county or non-profit organization in north central Indiana. Honorees are chosen by the SPEA Advisory Board, which is comprised of representatives from local economic, governmental, medical and non-profit organizations. Proceeds from the event are given out in scholarships to SPEA students. Tickets to the event are $30 for the luncheon, $15 for students. For further information or to purchase tickets, contact Susan Wilson at 765-455-9330 or email

Union Board Comedy Presents: Awkward Silence Comedy
March 6, 9 p.m., State Room East, Indiana Memorial Union, second floor, Bloomington -- A staple of the vibrant comedy community at Indiana University, Awkward Silence is an improv troupe that works exclusively from suggestions and interactions with its audience. This event is free to the public. For further information, email

"Will Boys Really be Boys? A Developmental Approach to Relationships and Sexuality among Adolescent Men"
March 6, 12 to 1 p.m., Oak Room, Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington -- The topic for this lecture is "A developmental approach to relationships and sexuality among adolescent men." Mary A. Ott, M.D., is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, Section of Adolescent Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.For more information, email or visit

Enjoy Brazilian Music at IU
March 7, 3 p.m., School of Music, Ford Hall, Bloomington -- Oscar N. Mesquita started playing guitar at the age of 10 years old with his father, who had played with the popular Brazilian guitarist Dilermando Reis. From 14 up to 18 years old, he studied classical guitar in São Paulo with the famous professor Isaías Sávio. Throughout his life, Oscar Mesquita has dedicated himself to both, his academic career as a full professor of physics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, and his studies of the Brazilian music styles "Choro," "Samba" and "Bossa Nova." He plays with groups in nightclubs at Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In this presentation, Mesquita will play tunes composed by Baden-Powell, Luiz Bonfá, Garoto and choro tunes by K-Ximbinho, Jacob do Bandolim, and others. Oscar will perform with the clarinetist Leonardo Mesquita, his son, who is a graduate student at IU Bloomington and his daughter Nara Mesquita playing "pandeiro." This event is sponsored by Latino Studies Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies La Casa/Latino Cultural Center Latin American Music Center Brazilian Association at IU. For further information, email or call 812-855-2991.

IU Asian Culture Center: Let's Play Mah-Jong
March 7, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th St., Bloomington -- Every Friday beginning Jan. 25, people who are beginners and advanced players of Mah-Jong can gather to compete. Mah-Jong is a game of skill coupled with wit and fortune. It originated in China and dates back to ancient times, (about 2,000 years ago). Please contact or call 812-856-5361 for free registration.

4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days: A Film Festival Celebrating Women's History Month
March 9, 2 p.m. Monroe County Public Library Auditorium, Bloomington -- The Indiana University History Department presents: "Women's History on Film, a festival celebrating Women's History Month." The event is free and open to the public. The film 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days is the winner of the Cannes Palme d'Or. It is a chilling drama about the draconian pro-natalist policies of communist Romania. For further information, email

Family Science and Math Fun Night
March 10, 6 to 8 p.m., Whitewater Hall room 201, IU East, Richmond -- The Indiana University East Division of Natural Science and Mathematics invites middle school-aged students along with their parents and families to a fun night of learning. Fourth through eighth-grade students, along with their families, are welcome to participate in the program. Each family group must include an adult over the age of 21. The department will conduct fun and educational experiments, games, brainteasers and puzzles. Originally developed by the University of California, Berkeley, the Math Program uses hands-on materials to help students and parents to develop number sense, problem solving strategies, estimation and logical thinking skills. Family Science was developed by the University of Oregon and provides a non-intimidating path to learning scientific processes and concepts. The event is free but reservations are necessary. For more information or to make reservations, call the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics at 765-973-8285.

Mission IMPROVable

Mission IMPROVable

The Mission IMPROVable Comedy Team
March 11, 7 p.m., Vivian Auditorium in Whitewater Hall, Richmond -- Mission IMPROVable is an audience-interactive performance that will send you away laughing. Dispensed without a script, the agents tap the audience to supply the fodder. Agents use a series of fast-paced theater games, or missions, to get the audience to participate. The agents then use the suggestions thrown out to make up the skits throughout the show. The troupe began with six original members in 1996 and has expanded to include 15 agents. Mission IMPROVable packs in more than 200 performances a year across the nation. The event is free and open to the community. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 765-973-8240.

IU Asian Culture Center: Weekly Asian Games featuring GO and Mahjong
March 12, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th St., Bloomington -- Go (WeiQi in Chinese, Baduk in Korean) is probably the oldest game still played in its original form. The rules are very simple, but the strategy is more complicated than chess (computers still can't beat humans). Come to play, learn or teach this wonderful game. Go Game instructors will be Chris Horn and Jake Woollen. There will be an annual Go Competition in April. For further information, email

IU Habitat for Humanity 5K RUN/WALK (Campus Chapter)
March 15, Memorial Stadium, Bloomington -- The IU Habitat for Humanity Annual 5K Run/walk will benefit the construction of houses in Monroe Country to help eliminate substandard housing. For more information or to register, visit Contact Race Directors at or

23rd Annual Old Ben 5K Run/Walk
March 15, 7 :30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. at Rodgers Pavilion, Kokomo -- Race day will begin with registration and number pick up from 7:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m. at Rodgers Pavilion. Register before or on March 7 and your registration fee is $12. The fee for registrations received on March 8 through the day of the race will be $15. The first 200 participants will receive a free race T-shirt. At 9 a.m., the 5K run/walk will commence followed by awards and prize drawings at around 10 a.m. for 5K run top male/female overall and 5K walk top male/female overall and divisions Top Male/Female Individual. To request a race brochure/registration form, contact the IU Kokomo Office of Alumni Relations at 765-455-9411 or

IU Art Museum -- Opening Lecture: Thomas Hart Benton and American Waterways
March 18, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 1133 E. Seventh St., Bloomington -- Leo G. Mazow, curator of American Art, Palmer Museum of Art, and affiliate associate professor in the department of art history, The Pennsylvania State University, will present this lecture. Mazow organized the traveling exhibition, Shallow Creek: Thomas Hart Benton and American Waterways, and wrote the accompanying catalogue. For further information, visit

Special Exhibition: Homespun America: Regionalist Prints from the Indiana University Art Museum's Collection
March 18, Indiana University Museum, 1133 E. Seventh St., Bloomington -- This exhibition, a complement to the Benton show, highlights a small selection of prints from the museum's large holding of works by artists associated with the regionalist aesthetic, which emphasized a modern realist style and populist, folksy subject matter. Special attention is paid to the regionalist "triumvirate," which includes Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry -- whose works helped to popularize this quintessential American style during the 1930s and '40s. For further information, visit

One Night of Queen

One Night of Queen

One Night of Queen
March 27, 8 p.m., Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington -- "One Night of Queen" features two hours of the 'never-to-die' anthems of Queen, including We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, Another One Bites the Dust, Killer Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and Bohemian Rhapsody. Coupled with stunning lights and excellent musicianship this show is unbeatable. Don't miss the opportunity to see "One Night of Queen" on its first tour in the U.S. Tickets are on sale now for $14-$38. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Indiana University Box Office, 1211 E. Seventh St. For further information, email or call 812-855-1998.

Movin' Out
April 1-2, 8 p.m., IU Auditorium, Bloomington -- The Tony Award-winning new musical conceived, choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp and based on 24 classic songs by Billy Joel, launched its second national tour in June 2007 and is now on tour across the country. Tickets are $37-$59 for the general public and $19-$40 for IU Bloomington students. for further information, contact Cheryl Crouch at 812-855-1998 or email

IU Circle of Life Mini Marathon

Third Annual IU Circle of Life 5K Run/Walk and Mini Marathon
April 5, 5:30 a.m. to Noon, Assembly Hall, Bloomington -- Support the Third Annual IU Circle of Life Mini Marathon at Indiana. Proceeds will benefit the Bill Z. Littlefield Scholarship for Survivors, awarded to a cancer survivor to earn an undergraduate degree at any Indiana University campus. Registration and packet pick-up is 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. the day of the event. Pre-race ceremonies (featuring B97's Jeremy Gray as the MC) are 7:30 a.m. to 7:55 a.m. The mini marathon is at 8 a.m., and the 5K starts at 8:15 a.m. Awards and post race ceremonies (i.e. concert and other entertainment) will be at noon. All events take place on the IU Bloomington campus. Events will start at Assembly Hall and run through one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation. Packet pick-up, registration and expo will all take place in the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse (through Assembly Hall). Event times and locations are subject to change according to city requests, university requests and/or Circle of Life requests. Parking is available throughout parking lots around Memorial Stadium and in the North lots north of Memorial Stadium and the John Mellencamp Pavilion. No parking is allowed in barricaded areas around Assembly Hall. For further information, visit

Riverdance comes to Bloomington
April 8-10, 7:30 p.m., IU Auditorium, Bloomington -- The thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of people around the globe, will play three Farewell Performances at IU Auditorium. Tickets for "Riverdance" are on sale now at the IU Auditorium Box Office, 812-855-1103 or at Tickets range from $37 to $59 for the general public and $19-$40 for IU Bloomington students and children 12 and under. For further information, call 812-855-1103.

FEIST -- The Official 2008 Little 500 Concert
April 11, 7:30 p.m., IU Auditorium, Bloomington -- The Indiana Memorial Union Board and Spirit brings Grammy Award nominated pop sensation Feist to campus as the 2008 Little 500 concert. Indie rock's newly crowned crossover princess will play at the IU Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now at the IU Auditorium Box Office, Ticketmaster locations, or online at and Student tickets are $25 with an IU Bloomington ID and $28 for the general public.

"A Test of Major Assumptions About Behavior Change: A Comprehensive Look at the Effects of HIV Prevention Interventions Since the Beginning of the Epidemic"
April 24, 12 to 1 p.m., Alumni Room, Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington -- The lecture, "A Comprehensive Look at the Effects of HIV Prevention Interventions Since the Beginning of the Epidemic," will be presented by Dolores Albarracin, Ph.D. (social psychology), Ph.D. (clinical psychology) -- professor, Department of Psychology, Social-Personality Division, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information, visit

To view more events from around the state, visit