fine arts

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The fine arts have been taught at IU Bloomington since 1865, when the Department of fine Arts was first established. Today, the Henry R. Hope School of Fine Arts (a school within the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences) has 35 faculty  members in areas of instruction that range from painting and sculpture to […]

High-tech craft

October 22, 2013

IU Bloomington blogger Bethany Nolan points us to the high-tech craft of Nicole Jacquard, associate professor in the Hope School of Fine Arts. Jacquard’s work “celebrates contradictions,” according to American Craft Magazine. The magazine features Jacquard’s works in its current issue, including Snail Shell Harbor (below), which blends QR code and vintage photo encircled with pearls: To […]

Rowland Ricketts

January 10, 2013

Listen to textile artist Rowland Ricketts, who recently received a 2012 United States Artists fellowship. Ricketts is the first artist from Indiana to receive a fellowship from this national advocacy organization. For more on Ricketts, visit


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When the 2012 Olympics begin next week, a print by Indiana University Bloomington Professor Edward Bernstein will be on display in London. Illuminata (right), a mixed media archival inkjet print and soft pastel on Hahnemuhle German Etching paper (40″x 60″), was selected in for a competitive international exhibition at London’s Barbican Centre, sponsored by the […]



April 25, 2012

Kora is a type of pilgrimage and meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, performed by walking around a temple, stupa, or other sacred site. Kora is also an ultra high-definition video project created by Arthur Liou.


New color, good cause

April 9, 2012

Area artists can now add a new color to their palettes. It’s called Skink Tail Blue (a “a medium blue in the cerulean family”), and it was created by Caleb Weintraub, assistant professor in the Hope School of Fine Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. Weintraub worked with Pygmalion’s Art […]


Student artists

March 22, 2012

The Grunwald Gallery of Art at IU Bloomington is displaying the BFA Painting Thesis Exhibition until March 24, 2012. The opening reception is Friday, March 23, 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition features the work of undergraduate fine arts students graduating this spring with a concentration in painting. On view are works from Scott Isenbarger, […]

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Next to a metal shop in the IU Bloomington School of Fine Arts’ McCalla building, behind a sliding glass door, sit three revolutionary machines. These machines — two monstrous printers and a CNC Wood Router — are cutting-edge tools of 3-D printing, meaning a three-dimensional object may be printed in tangible, life-size versions. “We’re at […]