Not only will the Eskenazi Museum of Art be reopening its doors after three years of renovations, but it will also present a MuseumFest with various arts activities and performances.
Nov. 7, reopening day, will feature activities from 4 to 8 p.m. Activities will include guided tours, pop-up talks of ancient art and impressionist paintings and “Poetry on Demand” from Bloomington’s Writer’s Guild where a poet will write a poem for attendees on the spot.
The day will also feature a behind-the-scenes conservation experience that museum goers must reserve tickets for on the Eskenazi Museum of Art website.
The following day, Nov. 8, will feature performances of "Ascension" – a dance choreographed by IU’s Contemporary Dance Department director, Elizabeth Shea. There will be multiple performances that last 20-30 minutes running from Nov. 8-12.
Festivities will continue into Nov. 9 as an open art studio will present “What is Art Therapy?”
The last day of the reopening festivities on Nov. 10 includes a presentation on “Rethinking the Modern Art Collection," as well as a history of the museum tour.
For the full weekend schedule, visit the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art website at https://artmuseum.indiana.edu/reopening/.
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