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Newfields job posting sparks community controversy

Newfields job posting sparks community controversy

Indianapolis and Butler community react to recent Newfields job posting that called for a director to “attract a broader and diverse audience while still maintaining the Museum’s traditional, core, white art audience.”

Henri Matisse

WRITTEN BY HANNAH HARTZELL, STAFF REPORTER French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was well known for his artistically bold uses of color and pattern. But there is also great depth and detail to Matisse’s work, which visitors to the Indianapolis Museum of Art can now see for themselves in “Matisse, Life in Color: Masterworks from The

Majestic African Textiles traces history through garments

WRITTEN BY GINNY SPELLMAN, STAFF REPORTER The Indianapolis Museum of Art presents a comprehensive collection of African garments in its Majestic African Textiles exhibition. This limited-time display includes an assortment of royal garments, ritual wear and intricately decorated items from North and sub-Saharan Africa. Each garment in the collection  is significant and showcases the beauty

In the dark, JACK Quartet comes out to play

The lights will dim and the room will go black—pitch black. Audience members will squirm in their seats, surrounded by darkness they won’t be able to escape. Then the music will begin. The Ensemble Music Society is bringing in the JACK Quartet, one of the nation’s top contemporary string quartets. The JACK Quartet will perform

Exhibits worth exploring: “Graphite” and “Timeless Beauty”

Rarely-used materials and a Japanese perspective on beauty are the focus of new exhibits currently at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. “Timeless Beauty” is a celebration of beautiful women in Japanese art, and “Graphite” explores the innovative ways in which artists are using the graphite medium. “Timeless Beauty,” which opened Jan. 11, features a Japanese

Balinese dance featured in performance

The sharp twang of traditional gamelan instruments mixed with colorful, gold-leafed costumes and precise hand movements are bringing Balinese culture to the Indianapolis community this semester. Butler University theatre students dove headfirst into the artistic practices of Bali—an island province of Indonesia—during the past two weeks in preparation for this weekend’s Balinese Spectacular performance at