FRIDAY, JANUARY 16
Visitors should meet in the museum’s third floor office. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Admission will be on a first come-first served basis.
In order to distinguish himself from his family of talented artists (including his younger brother Marcel), Gaston Duchamp changed his name to Jacques Villon. Nan Brewer, the museum’s Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss a selection of Villon’s prints in a variety of techniques that trace his evolution from Neo-Impressionist to Cubist.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 18
Arbus in Focus
Art and a Movie
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor
Nan Brewer, the IU Art Museum’s Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss three works by the iconic photographer Diane Arbus, including an early fashion image and two mature works that reflect her distinctive “snapshot” aesthetic.
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
Art and a Movie
Featuring actors Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey, Jr., and Ty Burrell, Steven Shainberg’s fictionalized account of the early career of Diane Arbus (Kidman) traces her artistic and personal transformation. (U.S., 120 min., rated R.)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28
Tradition and Authenticity in Southwestern Native American Art
Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, third floor
The terms tradition and authenticity, although commonly used in discussing Native American art, are frequently misunderstood. Emma Kessler, curatorial assistant for the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, will consider the development of traditions and the nuances of authenticity as seen in objects in the Focalpoint installation Traditional Changes: Art from the American Southwest.