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Gayle Karch Cook Center for Public Arts & Humanities, Process Gallery

The Cook Center seeks to make transformative experiences in the arts and humanities accessible to all people on campus, in the city of Bloomington, and throughout Indiana.

Located inside Maxwell Hall
750 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405

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Featured Exhibits

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Alterity: The State of Being a Woman



ALTERITY is a solo exhibition by Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture and Design faculty member, Jooyoung Shin featuring 11 dynamic designs.

Mon-Fri, 12:00pm-4:00pm, Cook Center Process Gallery

Opening reception: September 1st from 5-8pm

Free and open to the public.




Photography exhibit featuring stills from the film Liminal:  Indiana in the Anthropocene.

Opening reception on September 1st from 5-8pm. 

Liminal: Indiana in the Anthropocene is a meditative aerial film that illustrates our state as a microcosm of this new planetary epoch. Society is accelerating into the Anthropocene where our relationship with the Earth is one of conquest, dominance, and manipulation. This new epoch encapsulates the world as human civilization fundamentally distorts ecological and planetary systems. It is incessant and expansive motion, a profound generation of power, endless extraction, and nonstop movement of materials all fed into a global metabolism. The byproduct is continuous dumping, pollution, and transformation. And yet, encased within the Anthropocene’s vast tentacles, we find it difficult to comprehend the unnerving transitions of this new world. The immensity of the Anthropocene’s broad signatures that span continents make it both ubiquitous and opaque. What if we could compress it into a defined space to better visualize and perceive it globally and locally? 

Liminal captures features of this global phenomenon within the boundaries of our state, collapsing the global into the local. We present the world of the Anthropocene not as an exotic feature of a transformed landscape on the other side of the world, but in a space we inhabit; our home, Indiana. The Anthropocene isn’t “out there” but “right here”. 

Entirely filmed with drone cameras by Indiana Aerials and accompanied by an original score written by Fort Wayne composer Nate Utesch (aka Metavari), Liminal reveals a compelling and uncanny view of Indiana in all its features and forms.

There will be a screening of Liminal at Buskirk-Chumley Theater on September 7, 2023. Tickets here.

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