First Thursdays

5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Make sure to stop by the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art as part of the IU's First Thursday Festival! Just outside the museum doors will be a free festival from 5:00-7:30 p.m. with live entertainment and activities from all of IU's many arts organizations, including the Lilly Library, IU Cinema, Mathers Museum, IU Theatre, Grunwald Gallery, and much more: 

November's First Thursday event will focus on the art of politics. Engage in a Art-Side Chat  at 6 p.m. (details below), Political Poetry at 7 p.m., and other interactive activities. Relax to the sounds of world music from DJ Heath Byers of Landlocked Music in the atrium. Food and drink will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public, fans of all ages are welcome. Don't miss First Thursdays at Indiana University! See you at the museum!

Art-Side Chat: Art, Politics, and the Media
Gallery of the Art of the Western World

Special guests Matthew Hayes (Associate Professor, Department of Political Science), Joe Lee (illustrator and political cartoonist), and moderator Jeremy Gray (Associate Athletic Director, former Congressional aide, and White House intern) will lead visitors through a lively discussion on the intersections of art, media, and politics. Three twentieth-century works created during presidential election years will provide the starting point for thinking about the impact of visual media on elections and as tools of persuasion.