Chinese Art and Music Festival

2:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Join us for an afternoon celebrating the traditions of China through music and art with performances and gallery tours at the IU Art Museum. 

Gallery Tours
2:00 p.m., 2:20 p.m., 2:40 p.m. 
Gallery of the Art of Asia, and the Ancient Western World, second floor

20 minute tours will focus on five different artworks in the IU Art Museum's permanent collection, each representing a different Chinese dynasty. Tours will be led by students in the Hutton Honors College and the Indiana University Art History Association. 

Metaphor Through Music
3:00-4:00 p.m. 
Thomas T. Solley Atrium, second floor

Students from the IU Jacobs School of Music performing on both Western and Chinese instruments (piano, flute, voice, erhu, and pipa) will come together to perform traditional Chinese compositions exploring the metaphor as a means of expression in Chinese culture. Whether in poetry, music, or fine art, artists often choose metaphor to convey their messages rather than explicit means. For example, the red bean in poetry indicates longing for a romantic interest. Similarly, in the fine arts picturesque landscapes with flowing rivers and majestic mountains can represent pride in a homeland. 

In this program, music will be used to create metaphors for various topics in Chinese culture, focusing on four primary themes: 

The jealous lover

Celebrations of ethnic tradtions

The contemplative scholar

Longing for home