Thursday, September 23, 2010

International Exhibits at the Art Museum

From the Steppes and the Monasteries:
Arts of Mongolia and Tibet

September 25–December 19, 2010
Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor
This exhibition is a tantalizing glimpse of the arts—religious and secular—of Mongolia and Tibet and spans a time period from the Bronze Age to the twentieth century.
This exhibition and related programming are funded by the Thomas T. Solley Endowed Fund for the Curator of Asian Art and the IU Art Museum’s Arc Fund.

African Reinventions:
Reused Materials in Popular Culture

September 25–December 17, 2010
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Judi and Milt Stewart Hexagon Gallery, first floor
Plastic bags, aluminum cans, wire, and scraps of wood, cloth, metal, and plastic are given second lives throughout sub-Saharan Africa when they are transformed into a variety of utilitarian and decorative items. With objects including a working radio, a movie poster painted on an old flour sack, and a menagerie of animals made out of cans and wire, African Reinventions presents an engaging assortment of creative uses of recycled materials. This exhibition was organized in conjunction with sustain•ability: Thriving on a Small Planet, the Fall 2010 College of Arts and Sciences Themester. For more information about this Themester, visit
This exhibition has been made possible with funds provided by the Class of 1949 Endowed Curatorship for the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

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