The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art encourages active learning through direct engagement with art from our wide-ranging collection, which spans nearly every art-producing culture throughout history. You can experience our collection in the galleries, at programming and events, and with a special viewing in one of our art study rooms.
With four specialized centers and technology-equipped learning spaces throughout the museum, we are dedicated to engaging students, faculty, artists, scholars, alumni, and the wider public through the cultivation of new ideas and scholarship.
Completed in 1982, our iconic I. M. Pei–designed building stands out against the traditional limestone structures on the rest of the IU Bloomington campus. From its triangular shape to the concrete-and-glass materials, the building is a work of art in itself. Originally home to both the museum's galleries and collection storage, as well as the Fine Arts Library, a landmark gift from Sidney and Lois Eskenazi in 2015 allowed for a full renovation and update. Today the building features seven galleries, numerous educational spaces, a conservation analytical laboratory, and a café and gift shop. Learn about our building's construction and renovation.