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A Beginner's Guide to Stage Makeup

Before the curtain rises on your big stage debut, you'll want to make sure that your costume and makeup are perfect. When you're acting or dancing with larger theater or dance organizations, it's not unusual to have a makeup artist do it for you. They likely have a specific look in mind that the director would like. However, in many cases, especially in smaller groups, a makeup artist may create a look for your show, but it will be up to you to re-create that look for each performance. Stage makeup is an essential skill in the theater community, and precise application can put the perfect finishing touches on your character's costume.

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Butler Arts & Events Center 

Check out what is going on at Butler Arts & Events Center.  See link below for various virtual events.

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Art Now, A Showcase of Student Artwork: Fall 2020

NOVEMBER 16, 2020 - FEBRUARY 5, 2021

The Butler University Art Department proudly presents Art Now, A Showcase of Student Artwork: Fall 2020. This one-of-a-kind exhibit focuses on the work of majors and minors in the Art + Design program, featuring animation, video, drawing, painting, sculpture, design, and more!

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DECEMBER 17, 2020 - JANUARY 1, 2021

Join us for this year’s virtual presentation of Rejoice!, Butler’s annual holiday tradition.

This year’s version will include performances by the Butler University Choirs, Butler Symphony Orchestra, Butler University Jazz Ensemble, Jordan Jazz, and the Butler University Percussion Ensemble.


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Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra presents, A Baroque Christmas - Virtual Concert

DECEMBER 19, 2020 @ 7:30PM

Join the ICO for a festive evening of Baroque Christmas music. This concert features Associate Concertmaster, Sarah Page, performing the violin solo from Vivaldi’s “Winter” from The Four Seasons.  The repertoire in this concert showcases holiday favorites from Italy, Germany, France, and Austria. Complete your viewing experience with ICO’s Performance Pairings, a holiday cookie and cocoa kit.

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Virtual Theater Experiences from Home

Just because the COVID-19 pandemic means staying safe by social distancing doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy different types of entertainment. You might not be able to go to the theater right now, but you can see a variety of performances from the comfort of your couch at home. Your media options are plentiful, including dance, music, drama, comedy, and opera. You could even try to learn about some types of performing arts that you’ve never seen or heard before by checking out some new performances.

Teaching Tuesdays at the Indiana State Museum

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites may be currently closed due to COVID-19 – but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring some of the museum to you! On Tuesdays, we’re bringing families tons of educational content that’s easy for caregivers and their kids to do at home with materials you likely have on hand. 

12 Theatre-Related Online Resources for Kids and Families to Get You Through COVID-19

A list of remote classrooms, virtual craft and dance workshops, celebrity bedtime stories, and much more.

Symphony in Color

The museum may be closed but that isn't stopping us from bringing you beautiful artwork. Now in its 69th year, Symphony in Color has reached thousands of Indiana students through this unique art contest. 

Demonstrations at the Indiana State Museum

See demonstrations based on the activities we usually offer in the museum or even have your students try them at home.

Behind the Scenes Collection Tours

Take a behind the scenes tour at the Indiana State Museum

Getting Bored? Here's A List Of Free Things That Weren't Free Before Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is rapidly changing the daily routines of millions of Americans as many settle into their new self-isolation realities.

Some are finding ways to pass the time by streaming television shows, movies and classic sports (and, of course, listening to NPR).

Other companies — outside the traditional streaming sites such as Hulu, Netflix and Amazon — are making content available during the era of social distancing. But some companies, musicians and others are lending their services and talents for free in an effort to help all of us make it through these uncertain times with a bit more ease.


A List Of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown

As more festivals, performances and concerts are canceled due to the coronavirus shutdown, musicians of all stripes and sizes are taking to social and streaming platforms to play live for their fans.

NPR Music is compiling a list of live audio and video streams from around the world, categorized by date and genre, with links out to streaming platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Some will require registration or a subscription, but most will be free, often with digital tip jars and opportunities to directly support artists by buying music and merchandise.

Some artists are planning daily streams — like Ben Gibbard and Christine and the Queens — and will be noted below as information becomes available.

This is a living document, updated every day until it's no longer needed

15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home

From Newsies to Sweeny Todd, we're running down some of the best filmed Broadway shows-and where to find them.

Dance of Empowerment by Martha Graham

Watch: Martha Graham's Dance of Empowerment

Explore Art

Online Exhibitions, Books, and Videos

Drawing With Kids: 5 Ideas to Stay Creative With a Pencil and a Piece of Paper

English sculptor Henry Moore once said: “Drawing, even for people who cannot draw, even for people not trying to produce a good drawing, makes you look more intensely.” The practice of drawing can help us to see and understand our worlds better. Even young children start to draw as soon as they can drag their fingers through the sand.

Seventeenth-century naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian used drawing to study the life cycles of insects starting when she was only 13 years old, and through her close-up explorations was one of the first naturalists to understand metamorphosis. Similarly, Michelangelo used drawing as a way to study the human body, making detailed sketches of muscles, bones, and even blood vessels.

Drawing together with your children is a great way to connect with each other and with your environment, to look and see together, and to build a little humor into your day. Whether you’re an experienced artist or someone who rarely picks up a pencil, you can see your world through a new lens by drawing—and also have some fun while you’re at it.

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