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Art Therapy at the Eskenazi Museum of Art

Lauren Daugherty, art therapist and Arts-based Wellness Experiences Manager, shares her vision for art therapy at the Eskenazi Museum of Art. Learn how art therapy utilizes mindfulness and personal exploration to engage museum visitors in therapeutic self-discovery and expression.


Meet our new Paintings Conservator, Julie Ribits

Jeremy Nutter, a junior pursuing a BA in Media at IU, produced this behind-the-scenes video featuring our new Beverly & Gayl W. Doster Paintings Conservator, Julie Ribits. Created for the Media School’s P351 Field & Post-production Course, the short film takes a look at our new Center for Conservation, a space where Julie will perform treatments on works from our collection and students will learn about and engage with works of art.

Reopening November 7!

November 7, 2019 | 4 – 8 p.m.
Welcome home!
Be the first to experience your museum. Explore seven galleries of art, including new works. Visit our new Art-making studio. Experience our new Centers for Education, Conservation, and Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. Celebrate with fun art props at our Selfie Station. Enjoy a scavenger hunt, a welcome tour, live music, and more. Celebrate this milestone with us!



November 7, 2019, beginning at 4 p.m.
First Thursday Festival Parade hosted by IU Arts & Humanities
Art-making Studio
Selfie station
Scavenger hunt
Behind-the-scenes conservation experiences*
Guided tours
View prints, drawings, and photographs
Live music in the atrium
November 8, 2019
Guided tours
Contemporary Dance: Ascension choreographed by Elizabeth Shea
November 9, 2019
Guided tours
Open Art Studio: What is Art Therapy?
Coffee with a Curator: Elliot Reichert, Curator of Contemporary Art
November 10, 2019
Contemporary Dance: Ascension
Guided tours
We are grateful to Gregg and Judy Summerville for their support of the reopening event and the museum's First Thursday programs.
*Ticketed event. Space is limited. Check back for details!

Museum Magazine


The Fall 2019 issue of the Eskenazi Museum of Art Magazine is available now!

View a PDF version of the magazine here! If you want the next issue mailed to you directly, join our mailing list.

Reopening with new hours!

Beginning November 8, 2019, the museum will reopen with the following hours:

Gallery Hours
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday - 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday - 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday - 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday - 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
Café Hours
Monday - 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday - 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday - 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday - 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday - 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday - 12 p.m.–5 p.m.