Wednesday, January 7, 2009

IMA: Spring Calendar

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is a colorful place, but these days it's going green! (I know. I couldn't help myself.) Starting with the current issue, the museum's Art For You events brochure will be available online only, so here's a link to the new February - April edition.

This season's highlights include several events at "The Toby," the museum's new Tobias Theater. For example:
  • Lectures by museum directors from MoMA (April 9) and the Guggenheim (April 30). Both lectures are free, but reservations are required.
  • "After Love, After Punk," a free lecture about punk culture and the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (March 19).
This season's adult classes include 2-D and 3-D design, painting and pinhole photography. The museum also offers a series of eco-friendly art classes, where you can learn to make paper jewelry and create tote bags with plastic shopping bags.

Another highlight: the museum's Art Jolt program. This season, it's a two-part class focusing on modernism and post-modernism -- with some time spent in the "European Design Since 1985" exhibit.

Finally, if you have a green thumb, try a class in the museum's horticulture series, such as "A Year in the Garden," "Step Away from the Power Shears" and "Myth Busters: The Only Good Bug is a Dead Bug." There's also a free lecture coming up: "Tried and True! Proven Perennials from the Chicago Botanic Garden's Trails" (April 2).

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