Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University

  • 1133 East 7th Street
  • Fine Arts Plaza
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-5445

With over 40,000 objects, the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art's collections include works representing nearly every art-producing culture throughout history. Explore ancient Greek pottery, gold jewelry, Renaissance panels and Asian treasures dating back to the third millennium BC. Discover paintings by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Jackson Pollock. Learn about other cultures as you view art from Africa, the South Pacific and the Americas - the museum's African collection is considered among the best in the country. A work of art in its own right, the museum's stunning building was designed by internationally renowned architect I.M. Pei, also responsible for the Louvre Pyramid in Paris. Admission is free.

You can also shop for unique gifts or enjoy a cup of coffee at Angles Cafe and Gift Shop inside the museum. Find artistic jewelry, accessories, stationary, and children's gifts. 

Noon Talk: Copyright and Mourning: Malagan of New Ireland

  • March 29, 2017
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The term Malagan refers to both a series of rites held in honor of the dead on the island of New Ireland as well as the masks and figures associated with these rites. The forms, patterns, and motifs used on these objects are "copyrighted" by specific families and individuals. Emma Kessler,... Learn more

Gallery Talk: 2017 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions

  • March 31, 2017
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Every spring, the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University partners with the IU School of Art and Design to present thesis exhibitions of graduating Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) candidates in the visual arts. Molly Evans Fox, textiles David Ondrik, photography Zandra... Learn more

Opening Reception: 2017 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions

  • March 31, 2017
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Every spring, the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University partners with the IU School of Art and Design to present thesis exhibitions of graduating Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) candidates in the visual arts. Molly Evans Fox, textiles David Ondrik, photography Zandra... Learn more

Thematic Tour: The Rest of the Story: Secrets Revealed

  • April 1, 2017
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Join us for a thematic tour of the Eskenazi Museum of Art's collection. This tour is presented by Eskenazi Museum of Art docent Tina Jerrigan, and is free and open to the public. Walk-ins and children are welcome. Meet by the information desk on the first floor of the art museum's atrium. br... Learn more

Art and a Movie: Raqqa Ceramics in Focus

  • April 2, 2017
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Gallery Talk: Raqqa Ceramics in Focus 2:00-2:30 p.m. IU Eskenazi Museum of Art Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World, second floor Margaret Graves, assistant professor of art history, will discuss a special installation of pottery from Al-Raqqa in... Learn more

Gallery Talk: Chee Wang Ng

  • April 5, 2017
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Contemporary artist Chee Wang Ng gives a special one-hour gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibition A Step in Time Across the Line. Doors open at 5:30p.m. This talk is part of the IU Arts and Humanities Council's China Remixed festival. Space will be limited, so we suggest arriving early.... Learn more

Noon Talk: Goncourt and Bracquemond: Literacy and Artistic Collaborations in 19th Century France

  • April 5, 2017
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Nicolas Valazza, Associate Professor of French, will discuss the creation of the Société des aquafortistes and the collaboration between the etcher Félix Bracquemond and the novelist Edmond de Goncourt, who were among the first to discover Japanese prints in France. Image: Félix... Learn more

First Thursdays

  • April 6, 2017
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Start your evening at the museum. Mix and mingle, enjoy world music in the atrium, plus a cash bar and food, participate in interactive art events, and catch live performances. Experience something different the first Thursday of each month at the Eskenazi Museum of Art. Make First Thursdays your... Learn more

Dinner with Chee Wang Ng

  • April 7, 2017
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Enjoy a casual dinner, courtesy of the IU Asian Culture Center, and chat with contemporary artist Chee Wang Ng about his life, career, and whether he faces challenges with belonging. This event is a collaboration between the Eskenazi Museum of Art, IU Asian Culture Center, and the IU Office of... Learn more

Lecture and Reception: Abstract Painting in Europe, 1949-1968

  • April 7, 2017
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Lecture: Woodburn Hall, room 120 Reception: Eskenazi Museum of Art, Thomas T. Solley atrium, first floor In conjunction with the special exhibition Abstract Painting in Europe, 1949-1968, Catherine Dossin, Associate Professor of Art History at Purdue University, will discuss the... Learn more

Noon Concert Series

  • Dates vary between February 24, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Take a break from studying or working and ease yourself into the weekend at our free noon concerts. Witness the incredible musical talents of international students and scholars from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music as they play the piano, violin, and other instruments under the... Learn more

Noon Concert: Saxophone Quartet

  • April 7, 2017
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Join us for a free Noon Concert featuring the saxophone quartet of Arthur Liang, Ricardo Martinez, Nathan Howard, and Paul Lorenz from the IU Jacobs School of Music. A free light lunch will be provided after the performance. Our Noon Concert series is brought to you through a partnership with the... Learn more

Family Day: Spring Exhibitions

  • April 8, 2017
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Come join us for Family Day and explore two new special exhibitions Abstract Painting in Europe, 1949-1968, and A Step in Time Across the Line: Recent Work by Chee Wang Ng, including free family-friendly tours from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and art-making activities from 11 a.m. to noon. br... Learn more

Gallery Talk: MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Group Two

  • April 14, 2017
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Every spring, the Eskenazi Museum of Art partners with the IU School of Art and Design to present thesis exhibitions of graduating Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates in the visual arts. The second group of MFA exhibitors features Tiffany Joy Ignalaga (graphic design), Julio C. Suarez... Learn more

Opening Reception: MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Group Two

  • April 14, 2017
  • (812) 855-5445

Every spring, the Eskenazi Museum of Art partners with the IU School of Art and Design to present thesis exhibitions of graduating Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates in the visual arts. The second group of MFA exhibitors features work by Tiffany Joy Ignalaga (graphic design), Julio C. Suarez... Learn more

Public Tour: Eskenazi Museum of Art

  • Dates vary between April 15, 2017 - April 29, 2017
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Meet in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium on the first floor for a free, docent-led tour every Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. Additional tours can be arranged upon request. The museum also offers audio description and touch tours for people with low vision. Walk-ins and kids are welcome. Please contact tour... Learn more

Gallery Talk: MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Group Three

  • April 28, 2017
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Every spring, the Eskenazi Museum of Art partners with the IU School of Art and Design to present thesis exhibitions of graduating Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates in the visual arts. The third group of MFA exhibitors featuring paintings by I.K. Kim, ceramics by Paul Maloney, and graphic... Learn more

Noon Concert: Rodrigo Chocano: Music from Coastal Peru

  • April 28, 2017
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Join us for a free Noon Concert entitled "Rodrigo Chocano: Music from Coastal Peru" featuring Uri Eran (guitar), Javier Leon (percussion), and Andy Miller (percussion) of the IU Jacobs School of Music. Our Noon Concert series is brought to you through a partnership with the Office of... Learn more

Opening Reception: MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Group Three

  • April 28, 2017
  • (812) 855-5445

Every spring, the Eskenazi Museum of Art partners with the IU School of Art and Design to present thesis exhibitions of graduating Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates in the visual arts. The third group of MFA exhibitors featuring paintings by I.K. Kim, ceramics by Paul Maloney, and graphic... Learn more

Concert: Musical Images: A Comparison to Post-World War II Abstract Painting in Europe

  • April 30, 2017
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In conjunction with the special exhibition Abstract Painting in Europe, 1949-1968, pianist Shelley Hanmo Qian will perform selections from Olivier Messiaen, Luigi Dallapiccola, and Sofia Gubaidulina. Image: Fritz Winter (German, 1905-1976). With Light Green. Oil on burlap. Collection... Learn more