Thursday Coffeehouse Nights at IU Art Museum begin today
Starting tonight (Thursday, Sept. 3), the IU Art Museum will host three consecutive "Coffeehouse Nights @ the Art Museum" -- an evening of coffee, snacks, art and music -- on the Thomas T. Solley Atrium. The three fall Coffeehouse Nights will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 3, 10 and 17.
Angles Café & Gift Shop and Bloomingfoods will provide complimentary coffee samples and sweets. Visitors can experience art from a multidimensional perspective as they view the museum's galleries while enjoying a related performance. Each evening will also include an art scavenger hunt and raffle.
"This fall's Coffeehouse Nights events provide a great variety of performances," said Josie Larimer, manager of events for the IU Art Museum. "We are very excited to offer students the opportunity to experience art and music from different cultures as well as a chance to learn more about the IU Art Museum."
Coffeehouse Nights are sponsored by Bloomingfoods, Ryder Magazine, Blairex Laboratories, Inc. and IU West European Studies Center.
Fall 2009 Coffeehouse Nights @ the Art Museum
- Thursday, Sept. 3: Pre-Columbian Art in the third floor Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, with traditional Latin American vocal rhythms and melodies accompanied by guitar.
- Thursday, Sept. 10: Ancient Art in the second floor Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World, with flute and harp music.
- Thursday, Sept. 17: Haitian Art in the first floor Gallery of the Art of the Western World, with traditional Haitian folk songs.
About the Indiana University Art Museum
Since its establishment in 1941, the Indiana University Art Museum has grown from a small university teaching collection into one of the foremost university art museums in the country. Today, the IU Art Museum's internationally acclaimed collections, ranging from ancient gold jewelry and African masks to paintings by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, include more than 40,000 objects representing nearly every art-producing culture throughout history.
The IU Art Museum is located on 7th Street in the heart of the Bloomington campus. Galleries are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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. Galleries are closed on Mondays and major holidays. The museum and all exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public.