A Year at the IU Art Museum

Throughout the 2011-2012 school year, Indiana University’s student run newspaper, the Indiana Daily Student, regularly featured the IU Art Museum. The beginning of summer is a great time to look back on the museum’s accomplishments and the ways it involved IU students and the Bloomington community. Below are some of the museum’s most memorable appearances in the IDS.

August:  Explore IU’s diverse food, music at Culturefest

The museum helped kicked off Welcome Week by holding an after party for Culturefest.

September:  Gallery Talks explores history of collection during WWII

IU Art Museum curator, Jenny McComas led a gallery talk about the “Art in Nazi Germany” exhibit.

Museum pole sheds new light

The IDS featured the museum’s light totem and its recent interactive changes by interviewing the project supervisor, Linda Baden, an IU student, and the light totem’s designer, Robert Shakespeare.

January:  Art, chocolate combine at Week of Chocolate event

The museum participated in IU’s Week of Chocolate with the Art of Chocolate event which benefitted local non-profit organizations.

March:  IU Art Museum displays MCCSC student artwork for Youth Art Month

Artwork from Monroe County Community School Corporation students was displayed at the museum to help celebrate Youth Art Month.

April:  Contemporary dancers create original choreography, music based on artwork in the IU Art Museum

Students in the Contemporary Dance Program at IU created and performed dances inspired by artwork in the museum.

May:  Mellon Foundation grant helps IU Art Museum endow position

The Mellon Foundation grant helped the museum fund its senior academic officer position to provide students with more museum-based courses.

Keep updated on the IU Art Museum through IDS Arts online: http://www.idsnews.com/news/arts.aspx

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