The International Center aims to promote events in Indiana that highlight and celebrate cultural diversity and international relations. Whether you like to engage in international diplomacy, eat Chinese food, dance to Russian music, celebrate a French holiday, or participate in Scottish games, we hope you’ll find a way to celebrate and participate in our global city.
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Gerburg Garmann, professor of German and French language and literature, will hold an art exhibition, “Where Beauty Meets Resilience,” at the Athenaeum in Indianapolis, June 7 – July 1, 2019. Where Beauty Meets Resilience This show of my artwork has grown out of previous shows. In one way or another, I have always been fascinated by beauty in its many forms and by the resilience I have witnessed in so many women around me. The psychological definition of the term resilience is this: "... the creation of meaning in life, even life that is sometimes painful or absurd, and having the courage to live fully despite its inherent pain and futility." Resilience is not simple optimism. It often occurs when optimism meets adversity or even tragedy. Someone has bent without breaking — has perhaps gone through hell and back — yet still has the capacity to smile and press forward when it would be exponentially easier to give up. There is beauty in resilience . . . and resilience in beauty . . . As Sonja M. Schwartzbach, an ICU nurse, stated so eloquently in 2016 in her blog in the Huffington Post: “And then resilience enters the room, the most elegant of emotional beings; glowing; refined; a reminder that even a flicker of light glows amid the darkness. And we can save our tiny ship of troubles from life's stormy seas once again.” This is what I hope my art will do for you.Find out more »
Join us for a weekend celebration of Native American cultures through art, music, dance, demonstrations, food and more. Featuring Native performers and artists from more than 50 Native American cultures from across the U.S. and Canada. Indian Market and Festival is a one-of-a-kind cultural experience right here in the Midwest. Adult Advance online tickets: $13 Adults 18 and older: $15 at the gate Youth 17 and under: FREE Eiteljorg members: FREE (individuals named on membership cards only)Find out more »
Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Asia without leaving Indy. Instead of flying 18 hours to travel to Asia, Hoosiers can experience the many dimensions of Asia in their own backyard. The 12th annual Asian Fest is Sunday, June 23rd, noon to 5pm at the Indiana State Museum in downtown Indianapolis. ADMISSION IS FREE. Each year, Asian Fest spotlights one Asian country, and this year, South Korea will take center stage. This fascinating country has risen from the ashes of the Korean War and has become a world economic powerhouse. Festival highlights include: • Cultural Discovery and Displays of Featured Country – KOREA • Entertaining cultural performances from Korea, China, India, Japan, and more • Asian cuisine from local restaurants • Children’s activities • Asian communities booths • Asian American Alliance’s Youth Leadership Awards presentation Festival-goers will receive $5 reduced event parking in the White River State Parks garage. If you are interested in purchasing a booth, volunteering at the festival, or need more information, please contact Asian Fest Manager, Marife Callender at firstname.lastname@example.org The 2019 Asian Fest is made possible by these generous sponsors: Title Sponsors: Barnes and Thornburg, Indianapolis Power & Light, IUPUI, tenthpin Event Sponsors: Morgan Stanley, The International Center, Indianapolis Foundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation Event Partner: Korean American Association of Indiana (KAAI) In-Kind Sponsors: Indiana State Museum, Indy Korea, Indy Asian American Times Asian Fest is hosted by Asian American Alliance, Inc., a local, nonprofit, pan-Asian organization whose mission is to empower Asian Americans to serve and lead in businesses and communities.Find out more »