From Opera Sets to Visual Art: Contemporary Visual Expressions

Thursday, November 13, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
at Clowes Auditorium, Central Library, Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library
, 40 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Hansel & Gretel
Event Format:
Display, Exhibit, Lecture, Performance, Q & A Session
Adults of all ages, Children (elementary school), Seniors, Young adults (18-30), Youth (middle/high school)
Tyler Green

Event Description:

Maurice Sendak, perhaps best known for Where the Wild Things Are, designed wildly imaginative sets for Indianapolis Opera’s upcoming production of Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel.” See two exhibits featuring selected Sendak sets alongside the work of Indiana and The New Yorker artists in “Hansel and Gretel interpreted by Indiana Contemporary Artists” and “The GalleryMET and artists of The New Yorker takes on Hansel and Gretel,” on loan from the Metropolitan Opera. Don’t miss Tyler Green, editor and writer for Modern Arts Notes, when he presents his take on contemporary art and its importance in exploring imagination in “10 Things I Hate About Contemporary Art” on November 13. The Wall Street Journal calls Green’s blog “the most influential of all visual arts blogs.” Q&A will follow. Admission is free. Classroom resources available. Visit to purchase tickets to the opera on November 21, 23, and 25. Presented by Indianapolis Opera, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library. Questions? Call 317-283-3470 or e-mail