Equity in Modern America with Jelani Cobb, Jeff Chang, and Negin Farsad

What do we mean when we use the word “equity”? How do we build an equitable society? Join us for a conversation with Jelani Cobb, Negin Farsad, and Jeff Chang about Equity in Modern America.

Jeff Chang is author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation and We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation.

Jelani Cobb is author of The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of ProgressThe Devil and Dave Chappelle, and To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic.

Negin Farsad is author of How to Make White People Laugh and director of The Muslims are Coming!

This event is part of the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute’s Entanglements Series which puts scientists, social scientists, humanists, and artists in conversation with the audience to ask questions that transcend disciplinary boundaries.

Equity in Modern America is presented with the Kheprw Institute, the Central Indiana Community Foundation, Indiana Humanities, the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, and the IUPUI Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Support for this event comes from the Indiana University New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities grant program.

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Poetry, Music, & Mind

What are the effects of poetry and music on the mind and the body? Where do art and medicine meet? Join us for a conversation with Adrian Matejka, Nate Marshall, and Eileen Misluk about Poetry, Music & Mind.

Adrian Matejka is a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet who teaches at Indiana University Bloomington and is Poet Laureate of Indiana. His most recent book is Map to the Stars (Penguin, 2017).

Nate Marshall is the author of Wild Hundreds (University of Pittsburgh, 2015) and co-editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (Haymarket, 2015). He was the star of the award winning full-length documentary Louder Than a Bomb and has been featured on the HBO original series Brave New Voices. He lives on the South Side of Chicago.

Eileen Misluk is Director of Art Therapy and Assistant Clinical Professor at Herron School of Art + Design, IUPUI. She is a registered and board certified art therapist, licensed professional counselor, and licensed mental health counselor.

This event is part of the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute’s Entanglements Series which puts scientists, social scientists, humanists, and artists in conversation with the audience to ask questions that transcend disciplinary boundaries.

Poetry, Music, & Mind is co-presented with the Department of English at IUPUI and the Reiberg Reading Series at IUPUI. Support for this event comes from the Indiana University New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanitiesgrant program.

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Liberal Arts Talks- Digging Deeper into the 19th Century Central Indiana: A Bioarchaeological Analysis of the Bethel Cemetery

Jeremy Wilson presents: “Digging Deeper into 19th Century Central Indiana: A Bioarchaeological Analysis of the Bethel Cemetery”

In 2018, the IUPUI Department of Anthropology partnered with industry leaders to undertake one of the largest applied anthropological research projects ever in Indiana. This work, involving the detection, exhumation and analysis of over 500 individuals from the Bethel Cemetery, provided a unique opportunity to identify and reconstruct the lives and lifeways of early Hoosier pioneers, as well as later inhabitants that experienced industrialization, urbanization, and key moments in the state and nation’s history.

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Herron Invites Artists to Participate in Lori Waxman’s Acclaimed ’60 wrd/min Art Critic’ Performance

Lori Waxman at work during her "60 wrd/min art critic" performance in St. Louis, Mississippi, in 2015. Courtesy of Lori Waxman
Lori Waxman at work during her “60 wrd/min art critic” performance in St. Louis, Mississippi, in 2015. Courtesy of Lori Waxman

This spring, the Galleries at Herron School of Art and Design will present “60 wrd/min art critic,” an ongoing performance art project by Chicago Tribune columnist Lori Waxman, providing Indiana artists the opportunity to submit their artwork for critical review and published recognition. Waxman’s performance will occur April 30–May 2, 2019, on the IUPUI campus in Herron’s Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life, located in Eskenazi Hall, 735 W. New York St.

Since 2005, Waxman’s internationally acclaimed performance has resulted in more than 700 written reviews for underserved and underrepresented visual artists across the United States and Europe. In her words, the project aims to “get the community thinking about where the responsibility for art criticism resides” by raising awareness about the lack of venues to cover the arts in certain regional arts communities, especially at a time when art columns are disappearing from newspapers and magazines. “60 wrd/min art critic” also reveals the art critique process in real-time as artist, artwork, critic, and review all exist in the same space.

During the three-day presentation at Herron, Waxman will review artwork by 30 artists of all ages, skill levels and artistic disciplines. Reviews are free of charge and will be scheduled and written in twenty-five-minute increments in Waxman’s pop-up office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1, and from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2.

Artists may request an appointment at any time by emailing critic@60wordmin.org, stating date and time preferences.

Indianapolis is among sixteen U.S. cities to host “60 wrd/min art critic,” including Detroit; Durham, North Carolina; Lexington, Kentucky; and Portland, Maine. In 2012, a 100-day version of the performance was included in dOCUMENTA, a major survey of international contemporary art held every five years in Kassel, Germany. A book collecting 241 reviews written during dOCUMENTA (13) was later published by Onestar Press, Paris.

“60 wrd/min art critic” is a project of the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program. This performance is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. To learn more about Waxman’s project, visit 60wrdmin.org.

Waxman’s performance is free and open to the public. Parking is free in the Sports Complex Garage adjacent to Eskenazi Hall or on levels 5 and 6 of the Riverwalk Garage, courtesy of The Great Frame Up Indianapolis, with validation from the Herron galleries. Visit HerronGalleries.org for more information.

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Herron announces 2019 Spring/Summer Youth Programs

A student in one of Herron’s Teen Intensive, working on a linocut print. Mary McClung

This spring, Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI will offer four weeklong programs for art-curious children and youth in grades 1 through 8. Herron’s summer programs during the month of June will include Youth Art Camps, Teen Intensives, and Pre-College Prep for students in grades 1 through 10, as well as a Herron Pre-College course for high school juniors and seniors and college-bound graduates.

Herron’s Youth Programs provide the opportunity for aspiring artists ages 6 through 18 to gain authentic art-making experiences in a welcoming and supportive environment that fosters creativity and self-expression. In that spirit, the school will offer Pride Studio, a new Teen Intensive for LGBTQ and allied youth celebrating activism and inclusivity in the arts. Pride Studio will be offered in conjunction with an upcoming exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising during Pride Month.

Youth Art Camps are offered as full-day sessions; Teen Intensives are offered as both half-day and full-day sessions. Spring programs run March 25-29 and April 1-5 in Herron’s spacious and light-filled Eskenazi Fine Arts Center. Youth Art Camps, Teen Intensives, Pre-College Prep, and Herron Pre-College run June 10-14, June 17-24, and June 24-28 in Eskenazi Hall. Session times and tuition fees vary as outlined below. All materials are provided.

Online registration is currently open for all spring and summer Youth Programs. IUPUI employees, siblings, and repeat enrollees receive a $20 tuition discount. Qualifying families may receive financial assistance. For more information, contact Colton Pedro at 317-278-9404 or clpedro@iupui.edu.

Spring Programs

  • Spring into Art (Grades 1-5): Explore drawing, painting, ceramics, and more in and outside Herron during a dynamic week of creativity and art-making activities. Full-day sessions run March 25-29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Tuition is $300.
  • Drawing Intensive (Grades 6-8): Develop observational drawing skills while working with graphite, charcoal, and ink. Half-day sessions run April 1-5 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day. Tuition is $160.
  • Illustration Intensive (Grades 6-8): Learn multidisciplinary image-making skills using traditional and digital drawing techniques. Half-day sessions run April 1-5 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Tuition is $160.
  • Drawing and Illustration Intensive (Grades 6-8): Enroll in both the drawing and illustration intensives to hone foundational art-making skills during a full weeklong exploration. All-day sessions run April 1-5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Tuition is $300.

Youth Art Camps

  • Art in Motion (Grades 1-3 and 4-6): Explore movement through kinetic sculpture, performance art, and photography as well as other artistic mediums. All-day sessions run June 10-14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Tuition is $300.
  • Drawing on Discovery (Grades 1-3 and 4-6): Cultivate essential skills in observation, perception, and construction through a variety of drawing, painting, and sculpting projects. All-day sessions run June 10-14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Tuition is $300.
  • Art, Space, and the In-between (Grades 1-3 and 4-6): Channel the mindsets of both artist and designer to explore the many definitions of space through performance art, drawing, painting, and sculpture. All-day sessions run June 24-28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Tuition is $300.

Teen Intensives and Herron Pre-College

  • Pride Studio (Grades 7-8 and 9-10): Learn about past and present LGBTQ+ artists while exploring various contemporary art concepts, artistic disciplines, and the power of voice. All-day sessions run June 10-14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Tuition is $300.
  • Screenprinting (Grades 7-10): Experiment with screenprinting to create handmade prints on paper and fabric. Half-day sessions run June 10-14 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day. Tuition is $160.
  • Drawing on Design (Grades 7-10): Apply design mindsets and aesthetics to drawing, painting, photography, and digital media. Half-day sessions run June 10-14 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Tuition is $160.
  • Screenprinting and Drawing on Design (Grades 7-10): Enroll in both the screenprinting and drawing intensives to for a full weeklong exploration. All-day session runs June 10-14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Tuition is $300.
  • Illustration Studio (Grades 7-10): Learn multidisciplinary image-making skills using traditional and digital drawing techniques. Half-day sessions run June 17-21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day. Tuition is $160.
  • Painting Intensive (Grades 7-10): Explore painting techniques, color theory, and composition. Half-day sessions run June 17-21 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Tuition is $160.
  • Illustration Studio and Painting Intensive (Grades 7-10): Enroll in both the illustration and painting intensives to for a full weeklong exploration. All-day session runs June 17-21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Tuition is $300.
  • Art + 3D (Grades 7-10): Explore the three-dimensional side of art-making and create artworks using clay, foam, plaster, and more. Half-day and all-day sessions run June 24-28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Tuition is $160 for half-day sessions and $300 for full-day sessions.
  • Pre-College Prep (Grades 7-10): Explore a variety of studio art disciplines while gaining an understanding of the vocabulary and concepts discussed in college-level art and design courses. All-day sessions run June 24-28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Tuition is $300.
  • Herron Pre-College (Grades 11-12): Advance your college portfolio while developing critical thinking skills and exploring creative freedom through a two-week simulation of Herron’s first-year foundations studies coursework. All-day sessions run June 10-14 and June 17-21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Tuition is $850, plus a $25 application fee.

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Archives fortified by more than 50 years of IUPUI history

University associate archivist Stephen E. Towne checks the contents of one of the hundreds of boxes containing records, memos, photographs and blueprints in the IUPUI archives. Photo by Liz Kaye, Indiana University

Nestled in the lower level of University Library, the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives has been an IUPUI 50th Anniversary hot spot.

With tall ceilings, retractable shelves for optimal space-saving, and a temperature- and humidity-controlled atmosphere, the archives are the go-to for decades-old photographs, data and documentation of early IUPUI planning.

“Our job in the archives is to collect administrative, historical and legal records that have long-term or permanent value for the university,” said Stephen E. Towne, associate university archivist. “We do this for a variety of reasons — one, to know what the university has done in the past and build on the future. Two, people want to study this institution historically, so they come here to do research.”

The collection is always growing, with boxes of letters, memos, reports and blueprints received every year. The latest includes work from Harris Wofford, the former senator and close advisor to Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy.

The Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives has been busy during IUPUI’s 50th-year celebration.

The archives are open to IUPUI faculty, staff and students for research purposes. Just contact the office and get to work in the reading room.

More than 50 years

While IUPUI just celebrated its official 50th birthday on Jan. 24, programs go well before 1969. Records from the IU School of Medicine, the School of Health and Human Sciences, and the School of Nursing have roots reaching back more than 100 years ago.

Records recent and old are stored in boxes, which contain meticulously labeled manila folders. The aisles are organized in broad categories: IUPUI faculty, School of Medicine, and so on. The shelves open at the push of a button or the twist of a wheel.

‘Hine’s Quarters’

Towne said most users of the archives seek old photographs. Early shots of campus, head shots of IUPUI’s founders and images that display IUPUI’s growth are popular. Some photos have amusing stories. An exterior of a small building, for example, could have an amazing story behind it. Take a small office that once stood at 1219 W. Michigan St., near what are now School of Dentistry parking lots.

One of many in the archives, this aisle contains dozens of boxes containing thousands of records, photographs and letters from beyond IUPUI’s 50 years. Photo by Liz Kaye, Indiana University

“This is where the first IUPUI chancellor, Maynard Hine, had his offices for a while,” Towne explained. “It was a Curley’s Cleaners, and it had various nicknames — ‘Hine’s Quarters’ and then ‘The Ex-Chancellery’ because Hine occupied this building after he resigned as chancellor.”

Plater’s memos

William Plater, a longtime executive vice chancellor and dean of the faculties, left a lasting impression on IUPUI during his tenure from the 1980s into the 2000s. He transferred his copious records to the archives after his retirement in 2006. Plater’s legacy is still vital in the form of awards and honors. For events and other work, he likes to utilize the archives and reference his writings from 30 years ago.

“We have a wall here, about 300 feet of his stuff, along with his predecessors and successors,” Towne said. “We know what the contents are of these boxes, and we can find files very quickly. Bill Plater will contact us and say something like, ‘I remember a memo I wrote in 1989 about such and such, and I think I wrote it in October.’ Sure enough, we find it, and we send a copy to Bill Plater.”

While IUPUI is only 50 years young, the stories found in the archives are timeless.

Chris Sickels aka Red Nose Studio

Chris Sickels, Hero of Five Points (detail), 2014. Courtesy of the artist

In the Basile Gallery is an exhibition featuring the characters and imagery of Greenfield-based illustrator and stop-motion animator Chris Sickels aka Red Nose Studio. The exhibition explores Sickel’s process of creating, photographing and animating intricate dioramas and offers an in-depth look at the artist’s creative approaches to illustration.

BASILE GALLERY, ESKENAZI HALL MARCH 6, 2019 – MAY 18, 2019

Christine Sciulli

Christine Sciulli, “Roil,” 2018. EIght-channel video projection into fabric, 35 by 55 by 28 feet. Photo by Etienne Frossard

INDIANAPOLIS — Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI will present the 2019 Jane Fortune Outstanding Women Visiting Artist Lecture with Ann Hamilton on Wednesday, March 6, kicking off a spring exhibition season headlined by New York-based artist Christine Sciulli.

A recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” Hamilton has created large-scale multimedia installations, public projects and performances in numerous spaces around the world for more than 30 years. Most recently, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority commissioned her to create a marble mosaic for the World Trade Center Cortlandt Street subway station, which reopened Sept. 8, 2018 — 17 years after it was destroyed on 9/11. The project, “CHORUS,” fills the station’s walls with woven phrases of text from nationally and internationally authored declarations of human rights and independence.

During the lecture at Herron, Hamilton will discuss her wide-ranging processes and use of materials along with the themes she has drawn upon throughout her artistic career.

The headlining exhibition opening in the Galleries at Herron this spring features a site-specific installation by Sciulli. Known for her use of projected light to activate and shape space, Sciulli takes over Herron’s 3,000-square-foot Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries to create an immersive experience. Her exhibition opens March 6 and runs through April 20.

The lecture and the opening reception for the exhibition are free and open to the public and will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Eskenazi Hall, 735 W. New York St.

In-kind support for the opening reception is provided by Sun King Brewing. Parking is free in the Sports Complex Garage adjacent to Eskenazi Hall or on levels 5 and 6 of the Riverwalk Garage, courtesy of The Great Frame Up Indianapolis, with validation from the Herron galleries.

Visit HerronGalleries.org for more information on current and upcoming exhibitions, talks and more.

The Galleries at Herron, located in Eskenazi Hall on the IUPUI campus, are free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

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BERKSHIRE, REESE AND PAUL GALLERIES, ESKENAZI HALL MARCH 6, 2019 – APRIL 20, 2019