A Close look at 'The Art of the Character'

IU Bloomington faculty, staff and students have spent months bringing award-winning actress Glenn Close's costumes to life for their first campus exhibition.

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Blast from the past

An IU Bloomington professor who helped make some of Close's Cruella De Vil costumes at a Broadway costume shop in the 1990s has been reunited with the pieces ahead of the exhibition.

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Cruella de Vil glovesView print quality image

Lending a hand

Students in the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design helped re-create a pair of iconic gloves Close wore as Cruella De Vil that are featured in the upcoming exhibition. 

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See "The Art of the Character" in person

What: An exhibition featuring 56 costumes that Glenn Close wore while portraying 11 characters from 14 productions.

Where: The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at IU Bloomington.

When: May 6 through Nov. 14.

How: The exhibition is free and open to the public. Visit the museum during its regular hours: noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and noon to 7 p.m. Saturday.

For additional information to help plan your visit, including parking and COVID-19 policies, visit the Eskenazi Museum's website.