First Thursdays

5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Start your evening at the museum. Mix and mingle, enjoy world music in the atrium, plus a cash bar and food, participate in interactive art events, and catch live performances. Experience something different the first Thursday of each month at the Eskenazi Museum of Art. Make First Thursdays your evening with the arts on campus. See a full list of the activities taking place at our April event below. See you at the museum! 

ACTIVITIES:

Making Memories in Mixed Media
A scrapbooking style activity hosted by the IU Hutton Honors College. This activity will explore themes of identity answering questions like "Who am I?' and "Where am I from?" and is related to our current special exhibition A Step in Time Across the Line: Recent Work by Chee Wang Ng

Playing with Abstraction
This playful exploration of abstraction will be hosted by Eskenazi Museum of Art volunteers, and is related to our current special exhibition Abstract Painting in Europe, 1949-1968

Coloring Craze
Color images from the Eskenazi Museum of Art's collection

Game Night:
Learn Tangrams, Chinese Checkers, and other fun games. hosted by the TianTian Chinese School. 

Angles Café and Gift Shop Spring Sale
Select items will be on sale at Angles througout the night. 

DJ White Light White Heath
Great music in the museum atrium throughout the night by Heath Byer of Landlocked Music



SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Stories of the Chinese-American Experience
5:30-6:00 p.m., Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor
Told by writer and IU Hutton Honors College student Jenny Huang

Open Sketch Night with live harp music
5:30-7:00 p.m., Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World, second floor 
With local artist Ellen Lyon and harpist Beste Toparlak. 

Meet the Artist: Chee Wang Ng
6:00-7:00 p.m., Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor
Meet the artist behind the new special exhibition A Step in Time Across the Line

Tendrils of Design
6:30 p.m., Gallery of the Art of Asia and the Ancient Western World, second floor 
Take a thematic tour with Eskenazi Museum of Art senior academic officer Tavy Aherne, focusing on recurring symbols in Chinese art. 

Literati Revolution: New Music Showcase
7:00-7:45 p.m., sculpture terrace, second floor 
Performance by the Literati Revolution an 18-piece orchestra playing original contemporary Chinese music.