Indiana Remixed

Celebrating Hoosier Creativity

In Spring 2020 the Bloomington campus will be home to a months-long celebration of the contemporary arts and ideas that shape Indiana today. With an entire semester of performances, film screenings, guest speakers, and exhibits, Indiana Remixed will explore vital questions about the ways we create art, community, and meaning in our state. From nationally acclaimed authors and artists to celebrated chefs and performers, visiting guests will share a diverse array of perspectives and backgrounds united by their common experience of life as Hoosiers.

Indiana Remixed At A Glance

Laverne Cox

Film and television star Laverne Cox will deliver a Bicentennial Lecture in IU Auditorium on a date to be announced soon. 

January 2020

  • Jan 22-25:  IU Theatre will present Ascendant in the IU Studio Theatre.
  • Jan 28 & 30:  The Arts & Humanities Council will present Indiana Retold in the Wells-Metz Theatre.

February 2020

  • Feb. 5: The Moving Image Archives will present the short documentary film series INseparable Film Tour: Bloomington in partnership with Indiana Humanities. 
  • Feb 6: IU Libraries will present Remixing Our Collections in Wells Library, and exploration of books, maps, photographs, recordings, and other archival materials from IU’s collections.
  • Feb 6:  Author Jay Coles will give a public reading in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center.
  • Feb 15:  The Black Joy Collective will present the first day of Black Joy: An Unconference in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, featuring panel discussions and performances from IU faculty and students.
  • Feb 19:  Chef Freddie Bitsoie will give a cooking demonstration on Indigenous Indiana Foodways in the Wells Library Bookmark[et] Eatery.
  • Feb 19:  The Black Joy Collective will present the second day of Black Joy: An Unconference in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, featuring panel discussions and performances from IU faculty and students.
  • Feb 20:  Comic book artist Nate Powell will present a public talk in the I Fell Building.
  • Feb 21:  Comedian Ryan Niemiller will perform at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.
  • Feb. 24:  IU Cinema will screen the taxidermy documentary "Stuffed."
  • Feb. 25:  Taxidermy artist Allis Markham will give an artist talk in the Fine Arts Building.

March 2020

  • Mar 5:  The Wylie House hosts the opening reception for Call and Response: Creative Interpretations of the Wylie House.
  • Mar 9:  Author Karen Joy Fowler will give a public reading in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center.
  • Mar 11:  Chef Abbi Merriss will give a cooking demonstration on Northern Indiana Foodways in the Wells Library Bookmark[et] Eatery.
  • Mar 25:  Artist Katrina Mitten will give a public talk at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center.
  • Mar 26:  Writer and podcaster Ashley C. Ford will give a public talk at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.
  • Mar 31:  IU Cinema will screen the documentary Flamekeeper.

April 2020

  • Apr 2:  The April First Thursday festival will feature a performance by Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, a mini motorcycle rally featuring Operation Combat Bikesaver, and graffiti artists The Fantastic Aerosol Brothers. 
  • Apr 3:  Artist Nathan Foxton will give a public talk at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center.
  • Apr 8:  Chef David Tallent will give a cooking demonstration on Southern Indiana Foodways in the Wells Library Bookmark[et] Eatery.
  • Apr 8:  IU Contemporary Dance will present Dancing Indiana! in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.
  • Apr 16:  The New Music Ensemble will perform in Auer Hall.

Performances & Programs

Music, Theatre, Dance, Film, and More

Indiana Remixed features new works from campus departments and groups that are among the state's most prolific performing arts ensembles, including IU Theatre, IU Contemporary Dance, the New Music Ensemble, and more. Plus, new programs will be presented around campus highighting contemporary creativity in food, narrative storytelling, literature, and other art forms. 

More About Indiana Remixed Performances & Programs

Exhibits

Art, Archives, History

Indiana Remixed includes art and archival exhibits in prominent public spaces around campus including Wells Library, the Grunwald Art Gallery, and the Wylie House Museum. From photography and painting to site-specific installations, Indiana Remixed offers unique perspectives on life in the Hoosier state. 

Find Indiana Remixed exhibits across campus!