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. 

Exhibits at the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art

  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until February 28, 2017
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Gallery Hours Tues-Sat 10:00-5:00 p.m. Sun 12:00-5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays. Special Exhibitions Vik Muniz October 1, 2016 to February 5, 2017 Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor The Eskenazi Museum of Art serves as the only Midwest venue... Learn more

Noon Talk: Visions and Conversion: St. Paul’s Case

  • January 18, 2017
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Sonia Velázquez, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Comparative Literature, will discuss how Domenico Tiepolo’s drawings taken from the story of St. Paul move viewers from blindness to insight. Judi and Milt Stewart Hexagon Gallery, first floor Image: Domenico... Learn more

Exhibits at the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday until February 26, 2017
  • (812) 855-5445

Gallery Hours Tues-Sat 10:00-5:00 p.m. Sun 12:00-5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays. Special Exhibitions Vik Muniz October 1, 2016 to February 5, 2017 Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor The Eskenazi Museum of Art serves as the only Midwest venue... Learn more

Noon Talk: Art for Change: Vik Muniz as Activist

  • January 25, 2017
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Yara Clüver, visual artist and associate director of the Collins Living-Learning Center, will discuss Vik Muniz’s growing awareness of art as a social force and his personal transformation through collaboration with his subjects. Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor br... Learn more

One-Hour Exhibition: Old Master Drawings

  • January 27, 2017
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Meet in museum’s third floor office, first come-first served. Professor Adelheid M. Gealt and several students from her fall art history seminar will discuss Old Master drawings in the museum’s collection. Image: Giorgio Vasari (Italian, 1511–1574). Young Woman in Antique Dress,... Learn more

Art-Side Chat: Playing with the Masters

  • February 2, 2017
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IU art history professors Faye Gleisser and Bret Rothstein and Ivy Tech Community College art history professor Andy Findley will discuss the works of Vik Muniz. Special Exhibitions Gallery Image: Image: Vik Muniz (American/Brazilian, born 1961). Khyber Pass, Self-Portrait... Learn more

Thematic Tour: Ancient Art, Ancient Stories

  • February 4, 2017
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Presented by Eskenazi Museum of Art docent Patty Callison. Meet by the information desk on the first floor of the museum’s atrium. Learn more

Noon Concert

  • Dates vary between February 10, 2017 - February 24, 2017
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Enjoy a 30-minute performance by students from IU’s Jacobs School of Music followed by a free light lunch. This series is made possible through a partnership with the IU Office of International Services. Free and open to the public. Learn more

Art and a Movie: Focus on Pollock

  • February 19, 2017
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Focus on Pollock 2:00-2:30 p.m. Eskenazi Museum of Art Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor Nan Brewer, Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will present a pre-screening... Learn more