Renovation News and Updates


Letter from the Director
January 2019

The latest issue of the Museum Magazine includes a letter from David A. Brenneman, Wilma E. Kelley Director, with updates about the process and progress of the renovation, as well as a preview of what visitors can expect when the museum reopens in Fall 2019.  Read more in the Magazine!



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Eskenazi Museum of Art to reopen fall 2019
October 2, 2018

Read a recent update on the museum's renovation including details about updates to the galleries and cafe and gift shop, as well as new features like a digital arts space, new third-floor walkway, and center for education, at the Indiana Daily Student. 

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Packing an Art Museum's Collection
June 1, 2017

We are often asked why our renovation will take over two years, and a large part of the answer is that it is a complicated process packing and moving a museum's entire collection. Learn about the process in this interesting article by our curatorial assistant Emma Kessler. Continue Reading>>>>

Eskenazi Museum of Art renovated north entrance through sculpture terrace

IU Eskenazi Museum of Art Unveils Design Plans for Major Renovation
April 5, 2017

Renovation will include a new entrance, expanded gallery and event space, enhanced facilities for educational programming, and increased visitor accessibility. Continue Reading>>>>

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IU Eskenazi Museum of Art Announces Temporary Closure for Renovations
October 19, 2016

The Eskenazi Museum of Art will close temporarily beginning May 2017 to support a major renovation and gallery enhancement. The renovation will expand gallery and event space, strengthen and grow educational programming, and increase visitor accessibility both on campus and throughout the community. Continue Reading>>>>

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IU Art Museum receives $15 million gift from Sidney and Lois Eskenazi for renovations. Museum will be renamed in their honor
May 11, 2016

The Indiana University Art Museum has announced a landmark gift of $15 million from Indianapolis-based philanthropists Sidney and Lois Eskenazi. This is the largest cash gift in the museum's history and a lead gift toward renovation of its I.M. Pei-designed building which opened in 1982. The museum will be renamed the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art in recognition of the couple's generosity. Continue Reading>>>