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Coffeehouse Nights @ the IU Art Museum brighten Thursdays in January

Looking for a cure for the January blues?

The IU Art Museum kicked off its spring "Coffeehouse Nights @ the IU Art Museum" Thursday, Jan. 15, with harp music and ancient art in the second floor Gallery of Asia and the Ancient Western World.

Two more Coffeehouse Nights -- which are free and open to the public -- are scheduled for this month:

  • Thursday, Jan. 22: English art with traditional English drinking songs in the first floor Gallery of the Art of the Western World
  • Thursday, Jan. 29: South Pacific art with hula dancing accompanied by ukulele in the third floor Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific and the Americas
Hogarth's Morning

William Hogarth, Morning, 1738.

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Both evenings will take place at the Art Museum from 7 to 9 p.m., and both will include an art scavenger hunt and raffle.

Guests can enjoy coffee samples and sweets from Angles Café and Bloomingfoods, in-gallery entertainment, and inspiring, original works of art from the IU Art Museum's internationally acclaimed collection. Coffeehouse Nights are offered Thursdays during the first month of classes each new fall and spring semester.

"This is a great way for our guests to experience the Art Museum in a whole new way," said Emily Powell, marketing manager for the IU Art Museum. "Having music in the gallery among the masterpieces provides a new perspective on the art works. It's a fun evening and relaxed atmosphere."

Angles Café & Gift Shop will be open during Coffeehouse Nights so that visitors can shop, relax and hang out with friends over a warm drink or snack.

Bloomingfoods is the series sponsor of "Coffeehouse Nights @ the Art Museum." Financial support is also provided by the Ryder Magazine and Big Red Liquors.

About the IU Art Museum

With collections ranging from ancient gold jewelry, Asian scrolls and African masks, to paintings by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, the Indiana University Art Museum is located on Seventh Street in the heart of the Bloomington campus.

The Indiana University Art Museum's galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Angles Café & Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. The Art Museum's galleries are closed on Mondays and major holidays. The museum and all exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public.