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Art, theater, film highlight IU's annual Summer Festival of the Arts

Summer Festival of the Arts

The third annual Summer Festival of the Arts, which is quickly becoming one of Indiana University's most anticipated summer traditions, begins today. The festival began in 2011 as a way to support the creation of new arts events. It also showcases the many cultural offerings that help make the community such a vibrant arts destination for townies and tourists, as well as those attending the various camps, conferences and workshops held over the summer on the Bloomington campus. Full Story >>

Artist, activist Richard Bell to visit IU during final stop of first U.S. traveling exhibition

We Were Here First

Australian Aboriginal artist-activist Richard Bell will visit Indiana University's Bloomington campus April 11 to 16, where his traveling solo exhibition "Richard Bell: Uz vs. Them" is on display at the IU Art Museum. The museum is the final venue for the exhibition, which closes May 5. Bell will give a free public tour of his work at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, following a concert featuring the didgeridoo, clapsticks and bullroarer performed by world musician Adam Riviere. Full Story >>

Australian artist's first U.S. traveling exhibition makes final stop at IU Art Museum

We Were Here First

Activist. Painter. Provocateur. Filmmaker. These words characterize Australian artist Richard Bell, whose one-person exhibition will make the final stop in its U.S. tour at the IU Art Museum. "Richard Bell: Uz vs. Them" will be on display in the Special Exhibitions Gallery from March 2 through May 5. Full Story >>

Readings, exhibits, music and films highlight symposium honoring the work of Sylvia Plath

Bee Listening

In October 1962, just months before her death, Sylvia Plath wrote these words to her mother: "I am a genius of a writer; I have it in me. I am writing the best poems of my life … they will make my name." Fifty years later, scholars, poets and artists will gather at Indiana University Bloomington to celebrate Plath's "Ariel" collection and its October poems, recognizing what are now -- as Plath predicted -- considered some of the most important poems of the 20th century. Full Story >>

IU Art Museum exhibits one of nation's largest university collections of German Expressionism

Boats on the Elbe

Selections from one of the largest university collections of German Expressionism in the nation will be on display this fall at the Indiana University Art Museum. Composed of 48 works from its permanent collection, "Pioneers and Exiles: German Expressionism at the IU Art Museum" is the museum's first major exhibition on the movement in 35 years. It aims to introduce visitors to the artists, subjects and techniques of what is considered one of the most important modern art movements of the early 20th century, while showcasing the development of the museum's collection within a broader historical context. Full Story >>

Tipsheet: Sylvia Plath's 'Ariel' poems celebrate 50th anniversary

Badia, Janet

As October is the 50th anniversary of poet Sylvia Plath's more well-known works, her "Ariel" collection and its "October poems," Indiana University has several faculty experts who can provide insights on various aspects of the poet and her work. Sources may be contacted directly. Full Story >>