Midsummer Night at the Art Museum
Celebrations of Midsummer Night, or the summer solstice, originated in societies that depended on agriculture for sustenance. Midsummer is the period of time when the days are longest, and it marks the height of the growing season. Thus, the twenty-first of June, the eve of the longest day of the year in the Western hemisphere, became an occasion for festivities.
Celebrate Midsummer Night at the IU Art Museum! All three permanent collection galleries will be open, and a self-guided gallery tour that features night-themed works will be available. Visit the museum’s Sculpture Terrace and enjoy live music by regional favorites the Dynamics. With extraordinary combined talents, the Dynamics take you on an incredible journey that is groove driven, weaving horn melodies with soul-drenched vocals into songs that are simultaneously dynamic and dreamy. Performing R&B, funk, and blues classics by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Parliament Funkadelic, this eight-piece band will leave you singing and dancing into the night! Guests will also be able to enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.