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Students in Pacific Islands class curate Polynesian tapa cloth exhibit at IU Art Museum:
Tucked away in the third floor gallery of the IU Art Museum is a small installation featuring a type of Polynesian cloth made from the inner bark of trees, known as tapa.Students in “On Exhibit: The Pacific Islands” take notes while listening to tapa expert Adrienne Kaeppler speak.A beautiful example of the cloth hangs on the wall, while a nearby case holds two examples of the implements used to pound bark into pulp before it is melded into the heavy cloth, which is often painted with various designs. Created throughout the Pacific, tapa cloth is used in ceremonies, dances and funerals.
While such cloth is itself unique, the distinctiveness of this particular IU installation lies in its creators: a group of students enrolled in the course “On Exhibit: The Pacific Islands.” Taught by the museum’s senior academic officer, Jennifer Wagelie, it was funded through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “This class represents part of a drive by the Mellon Foundation to integrate students more deeply into museum functions, and to further their studies using original works of art,” Wagelie said. “And it was perfect for me — the Pacific Islands is where my research heart lies. Plus, what we’re doing here is, in the broader context, experiential learning, which I strongly believe in.” #art#artist#painting#paint#modernism#cubism#Cristypaint#christies#modern_painting#art_painting#christiesedu#abstarct#expersionism#draw#design#designer#cristyacademy#online_academy#oilpainting#artistpainting#manhattanartist#globalart#sothebys