Open year round, the Galleries at Herron showcase the artwork of emerging and established contemporary artists and designers, as well as the work of Herron’s acclaimed faculty, distinguished alumni and students. All exhibitions and artist talks are free and open to the public.
Museum of Broken Relationships Indianapolis
February 8 – April 22, 2023
Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries
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The Museum of Broken Relationships Indianapolis is a unique partnership between the IUPUI Museum Studies Program and the Museum of Broken Relationships. Navigate grief, humor, sarcasm, and sympathy through an exhibit that blends local stories with those from other countries. An accompanying slate of programs and educational resources will be available during the exhibition's run, including satellite displays in surprise locations around town and campus.
On Feb. 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Museum of Broken Relationships founders Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić will discuss the origins and growth of the Zagreb-based museum, the creative processes behind their work, and the power of emotional objects and stories. An opening reception will follow the event, ending at 9 p.m.
The exhibition is made possible by the Republic of Croatia Ministry of Culture and Media, the Edgar and Dorothy Fehnel Chair in International Studies fund, the IU School of Liberal Arts, and the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning.
It's the only life that I've ever known
March 22 – April 22, 2023
It's the only life that I've ever known, an exhibition of works by Queer-identifying Herron School of Art and Design alumni, aims to highlight diverse conceptual and stylistic practice that contributes to the ever-expanding dialogue of queer identity. Featured artists span a variety of media and artistic practices, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and performance. This exhibition seeks to highlight the changing and lasting impression these artists have had on the artistic community of Herron and beyond. Meant to celebrate the diverse talents of these artists, the careers of contributors began at Herron, dating back to the 1960s. Without seeking to pigeonhole this talented group of individuals through one aspect of their identity, this show aims to celebrate the many LGBTQ+ artists that have shared their talent, strength, and passion for artistic creation throughout the past several decades.
Anthony Sonnenberg will give an artist's talk from 6 to 7 p.m. on March 22 in conjunction with the exhibition.
Sonnenberg's talk and the exhibition are free and open to the public and presented as part of the LGBTQIA+ Student Forum, made possible by a gift from the Indiana University Queer Philanthropy Circle and a Pride-filled donor.
March 22 – April 22, 2023
Pen Pals features continuous communications between Jared Cru Smith's personified sculptures and Sydney Craig's characters. This dialogue illustrates the power and importance of having what they call a "Desperation Buddy" to work through mental, physical, and emotional obstacles that occur throughout the artistic process. The pieces demonstrate how both artists rely on intuition and revel in the tinkering phase as they explore ways to communicate ideas, support, and criticisms through restructuring and recontextualizing objects and materials already rich with their own histories and identities.
Virtual tours of Herron's exhibitions are produced in partnership with the University Information Technology Services (UITS) Research Technologies IU3D Initiative at Indiana University and made possible by an anonymous donor.
Accommodations for Herron's visiting artists are made possible with support through Hotel Indy.
Parking is free in the Sports Complex Garage adjacent to Eskenazi Hall or on levels 5 and 6 of the Riverwalk Garage, courtesy of The Great Frame Up, with validation from the galleries.
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