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Indiana University Bloomington

Fall 2016 Beauty

IUB's Historical Cultural Landscape: Walking Tours

Departmental Sponsors: College of Arts and Sciences, IU Cinema

“Education is an endeavor that is most sensitive to ambience; students respond all their lives to memories of the place that nourished their intellectual growth. Ray Casati, the architect of Indiana University, points out that the standards set by the fine Indiana campus can be used later by students when they have control over other environments. In other words, you won’t settle for anything less than you’ve had here.”

Thomas A. Gaines, The Campus as Work of Art (1991)

Indiana University is renowned as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. Under the auspices of the Bicentennial Office, a trained cadre of tour guides (or “cicerones”) will lead small groups on prescribed walks with interesting and authoritative commentary on features of the campus environment, including architectural styles and landscape design, natural features, sustainability, history, and folklore. In keeping with Themester 2016, our inaugural tours will emphasize the beauty of the built and cultivated environment of this campus.

There are 2 half-hour walk itineraries:

    • Historic IU (Dunn’s Woods, Old Crescent, IMU)
    •  The Arts Province (Jacobs School of Music complex, Fine Arts Plaza)


Tour Schedule

Monday, August 31
7:00 pm

Modern Times (1936)
IU Cinema | trailer | IMDB

Monday, Oct 12
7:00 pm

Miners Shot Down (2014)
IU Cinema | trailer | IMDB

The screening will be ollowed by a discussion with filmmaker

Monday, Oct 26
7:00 pm

Food Chains (2014)
IU Cinema | trailer | IMDB

Monday, Nov 16
7:00 pm.

Norma Rae (1979)
IU Cinema | trailer | IMDB


Tours are free to the campus community and the public, but reservations are required.