Throughout Spring and Summer 2020, the Arts & Humanities Council presented Thursdays@Home, a variety program featuring live performances by IU faculty and students from a wide range of disciplines and creative practices, from music and poetry to dance and theater, and more! Building on the spirit and energy of our beloved First Thursdays festivals, the Thursdays@Home programming connected people and built community across distances at a time when we couldn't gather together for our usual joyous celebrations of arts and humanities, but we could still appreciate and enjoy creativity everywhere. The program streamed live on the Council's Facebook page and featured talented faculty and students from all across IU Bloomington.

Thursdays@Home Archives

April 16, 2020

  • Ross Gay, poet
  • Sarah Knott, historian
  • Richard Roland, Broadway performer
  • Garrett Spoelhof, keyboardist

April 23, 2020

  • Cathy Bowman, poet
  • Linda Pisano, costume designer
  • Peter Pendowski, guitarist
  • Elizabeth Claffey, photographer
  • Midnight Snack, improv comedy

April 30, 2020

  • DJ Gray, choreographer and performer
  • Caroline Robinson, harpist
  • Jiangmei Wu, designer and artist
  • Monika Herzig, pianist, with Peter Kienle, guitarist

May 14, 2020

  • Adrian Matejka, poet
  • T. Kelly Wilson, architect and artist
  • Paola Del Negro Plano and Roberto Plano, pianists

May 21, 2020

  • Solomon Keim, saxophonist
  • Hannah Marks, bassist
  • Nina Donville, theatrical performer
  • Luke Major, theatrical performer

June 18, 2020

  • Malcolm Smith, ceramics artist
  • Maria Hamilton Abegunde, poet
  • Marco Arnaudo, board games expert
  • Bill Johnston, literary translator

July 24, 2020

  • Heather Akou, novelist and designer
  • L. Shane Greene, punk scholar
  • Candy Gunther Brown, yoga and religion scholar
  • Jeff Nelson, performer and teacher

August 13, 2020

  • Jane Dutton, opera performer and professor
  • Michael Shell, opera performer and visiting lecturer
  • Grace Skinner, opera student
  • Ian Rucker, opera student