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

Exhibits at the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday until February 26, 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

First Thursdays

  • March 2, 2017
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Join us for a night of extended evening hours, fun, food, and festivities at the Eskenazi Museum of Art's First Thursday. Our March First Thursday will celebrate Women's History Month. Engage in a variety of interactive art experiences, gallery games, and more. IU Traditions catering will be... Learn more

Gallery Talk: Women, Power, and the Arts

  • March 2, 2017
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In celebration of Women's History Month, Tavy D. Aherne, the Eskenazi Museum of Art's Andrew W. Mellon and Anthony J. Moravec Senior Academic Officer, will discuss works of art that illuminate the various ways women as artists and patrons negotiate their social roles in specific cultures. This... 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: Anisha Srinivasan

  • March 3, 2017
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Join us for a free Noon Concert feautring classical vocalist Anisha Srinivasan, 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 Office of International Services. Learn more

Youth Art Month Reception

  • March 3, 2017
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The public is invited to celebrate the accomplishments of the young artists whose work is on display during Youth Art Month in March with refreshments, music, door prizes, and special gallery tours. Learn more

Thematic Tour: Math Magic: A Tour of Mathematics in Art

  • March 4, 2017
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This Thematic Tour will focus on the use of mathematics in art through examples found in the Eskenazi Museum of Art's collection. This tour is presented by Eskenazi Museum of Art docent Carol McGregor, and is free and open to the public. Walk-ins and children are welcome. Meet by the information... Learn more

Noon Talk: Prostitution and Politics in 1920s Berlin

  • March 8, 2017
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Focusing on paintings by Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Fritz Winter, and Willi Baumeister, Jenny McComas, Curator of European and American Art, will discuss the artistic goals and political context of West German abstract painting in the 1950s. This Noon Talk is presented in conjunction with the special... Learn more

Public Tour: Eskenazi Museum of Art

  • Recurring weekly on Saturday until March 25, 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

Noon Talk: The Politics of Abstract Painting in Postwar Germany

  • March 22, 2017
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Focusing on paintings by Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Fritz Winter, and Willi Baumeister, Jenny McComas, Curator of European and American Art, will discuss the artistic goals and political context of West German abstract painting in the 1950s. This Noon Talk is presented in conjunction with the special... Learn more

Noon Concert: Piano Trio: SeungAh Hong, Andreas Ioannides, and Callum Smart

  • March 24, 2017
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Join us for a free Noon Concert feautring the piano trio of SeungAh Hong, Andreas Ioannides, and Callum Smart, 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 Office of... Learn more

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