“Care, taste and judgement”: The Art Collection of Sir Joshua Reynolds with Donato Esposito

Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792) was a towering figure in British art of the eighteenth century, and beyond. Over the course of his busy and productive career he found time to amass an extraordinary art collection encompassing thousands of paintings, prints, drawings, and books. Sold after his death in 1792 his collection is now widely dispersed across the world, including several artworks now in the Indianapolis Museum of Art. This lecture explores some key aspects of Reynolds’ collection, how it was displayed at his London home, and the motivation for its creation.

Donato Esposito is an academic and curator who specializes in 18th- and 19th-century art, collecting and taste. From 1999 to 2004 he worked as Curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings, British Museum and was the 2012-13 Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim with Ed Fallon

On March 1, 2014, Ed Fallon set out with fifty other climate activists on the Great March for Climate Action. The march spanned eight months, starting in Los Angeles and finishing in Washington, DC. Five years after the march, his new book Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim tells the story of their journey.

Ed Fallon is an American activist, politician, talk show host, and author. He served as a member of the Iowa General Assembly from 1993 to 2006.

Co-sponsored by the IUPUI Office of Sustainability and Earth Charter Indiana.

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A Staged Reading and Public Discussion of “Tale of Black Histories,” A Play Created By Édouard Glissant.

 

Tale of Black Histories was originally written and performed in French (Histoire du nègre) by members of the Institute for Martinican Studies in 1971. This avant-garde theater experience explores the history of Afro-Caribbean peoples through the periods of slavery, independence movements, and the Civil Rights era. Members of Indianapolis’ Asante Children’s Theatre will read from the first-ever English translation of the play under the direction of Gilbert Laumord, artistic director, SIYAJ Theater Company, Guadeloupe. A short lecture by the play’s translators, Dr. Andrew Daily (U. of Memphis) and Dr. Emily Sahakian (U. of Georgia), will precede the reading. Public discussion will follow. Come and make Tale of Black Histories part of Indianapolis’ own history!

Parking vouchers will be provided to cover the parking fee in the Hine Hall garage, located under the building (Access on North Street). ADA accessible.

This event is taking place in conjunction with the 65th annual meeting for the Society for French Historical Studies. It is supported by: Indiana Humanities, IUPUI Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Africana Studies Program, Office for International Affairs, Program for Global and International Studies, World Languages and Literatures Program, George Santayana Edition.

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Big Tent @ the IUPUI

The IUPUI premiere event of a one-of-a-kind portable multimedia venue designed by Music and Arts Technology faculty Robin Cox and Ben Smith. Events will include live performances and installation work by MAT faculty and students, Herron faculty Danielle Riede, and 2018 commissioned works by IU Bloomington faculty and students. Support for this event has been provided by the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, The IUPUI Department of Music and Arts Technology,  and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at IU Bloomington.  http://www.thebigtent.org

Monday April 1st 5:30pm-9:30pm
Campus Center Ballroom 450

 

Maya Beiser in Concert and Conversation

The Religion, Spirituality & the Arts Seminar (RSA), a project of the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute, is featuring Maya Beiser in Concert and Conversation, a performance by critically acclaimed cellist Maya Beiser, as part of its eight annual exhibition exploring the story of Lot’s Wife. Beiser will perform excerpts from her cello-opera, Elsewhere, an imaginative and psychological retelling of the biblical story of Lot’s Wife.

Avant-garde cellist Maya Beiser defies categories. A major presence on the international stage, she has been praised by Rolling Stone as a “cello rock star” and described by the Boston Globe as “a force of nature.” Maya’s discography includes ten solo albums and numerous feature appearances on film and TV soundtracks. She is a 2015 United States Artists (USA) Distinguished Fellow and a 2017 Mellon Distinguished Visiting Artist at MIT. Her 2011 TED Talk has been watched by over one million people. Maya was a founding member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars and is a graduate of Yale University.

Maya Beiser in Concert and Conversation is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Jewish Community Center of Indianapolis (6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260), offered in partnership with the Center for Interfaith Cooperation; the Judaism, Arts, Interfaith and Civic Engagement Fund of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck; Indiana Humanities; and the Jewish Community Center of Indianapolis.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
7 – 8:30 pm
We’ll see you there!

The 2018-19 Religion, Spirituality & the Arts Seminar programming is made possible by a generous grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. and is offered in partnership with Christian Theological Seminary and the Jewish Community Center of Indianapolis. Additional information about the seminar is available at https://www.culturalecologies.org/rsa/.

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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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