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Events at Indiana University

May 10, 2011

Herron MFA Exhibition 2011

2011 M.F.A. Exhibition
WHEN: Now thru May 26, Gallery hours: Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
WHERE: Herron Galleries, Eskenazi Hall, 735 W. New York St., Indianapolis
WHAT: This M.F.A. Exhibition highlights the achievements of the third graduating class of Master of Fine Arts candidates. The cohort consists of 16 students from eight states and four countries. Departments represented will include Furniture Design, Printmaking, Sculpture and Visual Communication Design.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 317-278-9419 or

Contemporary Explorations: Figurative Painting in the 1960s
WHEN: Now thru June 27, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m-5 p.m., Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
WHERE: Indiana University Art Museum, 1133 E. Seventh St., Gallery of the Art of the Western World, first floor, Bloomington
WHAT: This installation presents the work of three figurative painters of the 1960s -- William Bailey, Philip Pearlstein and Jack Beal -- who explored the traditional theme of the nude and revived figurative representation in their work.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-5445 or

Cultures in Flex: Art of the Pacific Northwest
WHEN: Now thru July 31, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m-5 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
WHERE: Indiana University Art Museum, 1133 E. Seventh St., Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, third floor, Bloomington
WHAT: From customary objects, such as a shaman's amulet, to those made for trade, such as a cribbage board in the form of a seal, the arts of Native American peoples of the Northwest Coast reveal both persistence and change through time. This small exhibition showcases a sampling of these artistic traditions, including some recent museum acquisitions and objects not usually on display.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-5445 or


WHEN: Now thru July 15, 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. weekdays or by appointment.
WHERE: The Kinsey Institute Gallery, Morrison Hall, second floor, Bloomington
WHAT: Storytellers provides a rare opportunity for gallery visitors to view a wide range of material pulled from The Kinsey Institute's extensive library collection, with an intriguing selection of pulp fiction paperbacks from the 1960s, illustrated erotic novels, underground comic books, Japanese pillow books and other narrative texts.
COST: Admission is free. Because of adult content, visitors should be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
INFORMATION: 812-855-7686 or

Recycle your old computers and other e-waste for free at IU
WHEN: May 12-14 -- All event locations are sponsored by Indiana University, with recycling services provided by Apple.
WHERE: IU Bloomington Electronic Waste Collection Days (In the Purple parking lot to the north of Memorial Stadium in Bloomington)

  • May 12-13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Schools, universities, businesses, and nonprofits
  • May 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: General public

IUPUI Electronic Waste Collection Days (In the parking lot off 62nd and Rural Streets, at the Glendale Town Center, Indianapolis)

  • May 12-13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Schools, universities, businesses, and nonprofits
  • May 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: General public

IU South Bend E-Waste Recycling Fest (In the campus parking lot at Vine Street and South 20th Street, South Bend)

  • May 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Businesses and organizations
  • May 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: General public

WHAT: IU will host its third annual Electronic Waste Collection Days, providing free e-waste recycling for schools, businesses, nonprofit organizations and the general public. The events will provide free recycling collection services for items such as computer systems and accessories, phones and handheld devices, audio and video equipment, and office electronics.
COST: Free and open to the public.
INFORMATION: To register or obtain more details about the events, visit the IU news release or the e-waste site.

IU East to host premiere for documentary on Test Middle School Drum Ensemble
WHEN: May 17 and 19, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall, Richmond, Ind.
WHAT: Indiana University East will host the premiere of Ensemble-The Film, a documentary feature focusing on the Test Middle School Drum Ensemble as directed by Kevin Van Note.
COST: Free and open to the public

'Passion with Tropes' to premiere at IU as immersive, interactive production
WHEN: May 20, 21, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ruth N. Halls Theatre, 275 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington
WHAT: Passion with Tropes, a meditation on the passion of Jesus Christ by Indiana University Jacobs School of Music composer Don Freund.
COST: $10-$15
INFORMATION: 812-855-1103 or

Robot Workshop

Ready, set, robots! IU summer workshop for teens
WHEN: Traditional Workshop, June 14-15, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Advanced Workshop, June 17, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
WHERE: IU Innovation Center, 2719 E. 10th Street, Bloomington
WHAT: Technologists and computer scientists from the IU Pervasive Technology Institute, Research Technologies and GlobalNOC serve as workshop leaders. Attendees learn how skills they acquire while "playing" with technology can be applied in their later academic and professional careers. Leaders discuss their own careers as well as the educational and career opportunities open to students with an interest and aptitude in technology.
COST: Registration is free but limited to 20 participants in each workshop.

Informatics Summer Camp

Informatics Summer Camp

Annual informatics summer camp to give high school students taste of technology, campus life
WHEN: June 19-23, all week
WHERE: Bloomington campus
WHAT: This annual camp for students entering grades 9 through 12 is designed to give high school students the chance to interact with IU faculty and staff and learn about the latest trends in information technology, the Internet and Web design, networking, new media, databases, gaming and more.
COST: $400 and scholarships are available for qualified applications. The fee covers dorm overnight stays, food and snacks, and all additional activity fees. Successful applicants will be sent acceptance packets after their required application and 100-word descriptive essay describing the student's interest in summer camp has been reviewed and approved by the camp admissions committee. The application and essay must be received by May 15. Completed applications and student essays should be sent to Informatics Summer Camp, in care of Nancy Lemons, 919 E. 10th St., Room 101, Bloomington, Ind., 47408. Space is limited to 50 students.
INFORMATION: 812-855-4125 or and for applications visit

The Music Man
WHEN: June 23, 6 p.m., June 24, 25, 28-30, June 26, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., July 1-3, 6-9, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ruth N. Halls Theatre, 275 N. Jordan, Bloomington
WHAT: The Music Man tells the story of Professor Harold Hill, the fast-talking salesman of musical instruments, who convinces the good folks of River City, Iowa, that they need a band. His plans to skip town with their money come to a crashing halt when he falls head-over-heels in love with Marian, the town's librarian.
COST: $15-$25
INFORMATION: 812-855-1103 or

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
WHEN: July 14-16, 23, 27, 29 at 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. matinee performances July 16, July 24 and July 30.
WHERE: Wells-Metz Theatre, 275 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington
WHAT: A young man and his servant, both from Syracuse, show up in Ephesus, not knowing that the young man has an identical twin brother living in the city. This identical twin also has a servant, who happens to be the identical twin brother of the newly arrived servant from Syracuse. The resulting confusion, mistaken identities and madcap anarchy have entertained audiences for over 400 years.
COST: $15-$25
INFORMATION: 812-855-1103 or

Ah, Wilderness! by Eugene O'Neill
WHEN: July 21, 22, 24, 28, 30 at 7:30 p.m. and July 26 at 6 p.m.; matinee July 31 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Wells-Metz Theatre, 275 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington
WHAT: Ah, Wilderness! takes place in turn-of-the-last-century, small-town America and follows the story of a young man falling in love for the first time.
COST: $15-$25
INFORMATION: 812-855-1103 or

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