Patrons, thinkers, creative ones –
This is your new space for all things arts and humanities. Welcome!
We designed this site to be an outlet and a reflection of our creative campus community—a meeting space for painters, writers, dancers, singers, collectors, sculptors, gamers, musicians, filmmakers, photographers, cooks, designers, doodlers, tinkerers, and dabblers. It’s here for students and faculty and all who work on our campus and live in our town, all alumnae, all parents, all visitors.
We hope the site helps connect artists and thinkers on campus and off and to inspire others to participate in the creative life of the campus. IUB is rich with events and programs in the arts and humanities. We happily suffer under an abundance of culture—both local and global, popular and high, amateur and professional. The scene is constantly evolving with new ideas, new visions, and new traffic from the outside. We love this bustle, but sometimes, sure, the number of events can seem overwhelming and the quality of our productions can be daunting. This site promises to help you navigate the scene, help you find the right events, connect with the right people, and open your eyes to new pleasures.
At the same time, our campus is growing in new directions. Every day seems to entail the expansion of new buildings and programs, new degrees and new student populations. The arts and humanities are growing at the same time. They are traditional campus strengths, but they’ve also always been the vanguard of the new. This site serves to organize, focus, and amplify these programs, to track their development on their own and alongside developments in other areas such as business, global studies, law, education, media and design. Our vision of the arts and humanities is contemporary, worldly, and urgent—holistic and interdisciplinary. This site is dedicated to making their impact clear in a time of great change.
I’ll use this space to talk about the Council’s new projects and to tell you what’s on the horizon. I’ll frequently be joined by other faculty and students who want to share their experiences and who want to tell you what they’re excited about. Please get in touch if you have any ideas for the site—let us know if you’d like to share your work or post your thoughts or advertise your events. Again, this is a community space, and we want to hear from you.
Director, Arts and Humanities Council