Thursday, June 18
In honor of summer solstice, the shortest night of the year, the Indiana University Art Museum will host a special reception.
From Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream to Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night, Midsummer Night (also known as summer solstice, which technically occurs June 21 in the northern hemisphere) has inspired artists, who are attracted to its associations with ancient rituals, lovers' escapades and nature's bounty.
All three permanent collection galleries will be open, with works on display that evoke the spirit of the Midsummer Night.
Live music will be provided by local folk/jazz musicians Davis and Devitt.
Light hors d'oeuvres will be served, with a cash bar in the museum's atrium.
"We're pleased to offer evening hours that allow more people to participate in this fun, casual event," said Joanna Davis, manager of external relations for the museum. "It's a great opportunity for community members to take advantage of a quieter campus and stop by to celebrate the summer with good food, live music and galleries filled with exceptional works of art."
The event is sponsored by Becky Wann, Realtor for E.R. Lewis & Company.