Planning Your Visit

The IU Eskenazi Museum of Art is currently closed for renovations.

Renovations are expected to be complete by fall of 2019. The art museum will continue to be active as an organization during this time with events and activities online and outside of the museum. To keep up on museum news and events sign up for our email newsletter. To learn more about the exciting changes taking place through our renovation, please visit our Renovation page

Admission is always FREE

Thank you for your interest in visiting the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University. Here is a list of useful tips for a fun and successful trip to the museum. 

Accessibility

All museum facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. The north entrance on the mezzanine level is wheelchair accessible, with a curb cut leading from the parking lot to the door. An elevator that reaches all floors of the museum is self-operated and wheelchair accessible. The museum has a free wheelchair available: inquire at the information desk on the first floor of the museum's atrium. 

To arrange tours for people with special needs, please call the museum's education department at (812) 855-7719.

Parking

Visit our Directions and Parking page for more information.  

Free Tours and Programs

While the museum's building is closed for renovation, our education department is offering art-related walking tours of the IU Bloomington campus. We are also offering classroom PowerPoint presentations for area schools and various community organizations, and Teaching through the Visual Arts in-services for area K-12 classroom teachers. To inquiry about these programs or schedule a tour please contact the museum's tour manager Patsy Rahn at prahn@indiana.edu. More information about scheduling tours is located on our Tours and Class Visits page. 

Photography

We welcome visitors to take photographs for personal use. Please do not use flash photography, lights, or tripods. Handheld cameras are welcome. There are select artworks or exhibitions where photography may be limited. Thank you for your cooperation in observing these restrictions. For questions about photography in the galleries or for media inquires about museum images, contact Abe Morris, the museum's Manager of Public Relations and Marketing, at abamorri@iu.edu

To inquire about procuring images of museum objects and rights and reproductions of museum objects, contact our Collections Management department.

Gallery Policies

Many of the objects in our collections have been around for hundreds, even thousands of years. Help keep them safe! PLease do not touch the artwork and keep a reasonable distance from the works of art. 

Food and drink is prohibited in the galleries.

Coats must be worn, they cannot be carried while in the galleries. Coat racks are available.

Umbrellas, large bags, backpacks, and ink pens are prohibited in the galleries. Umbrella stands are located outside of the galleries, and lockers are available on the first floor for secure storage of items.

Strollers are available for parents with young children. Please inquire at the information desk.  

Lockers

Lockers for storage of personal items are available on the first floor of the museum in the hallway just past the information desk. You will need a locker token. Free tokens are available at the information desk. 

Lost and Found

Please inquire at the information desk on the first floor of the atrium, or call: 812-855-7719. 

First Aid

If you require first aid at any time during your visit, please inform the nearest security guard.

Sketching

Sketching in the galleries is allowed as long as drawing boards are no larger than 18"x24." Please keep a reasonable distance from works of art. Only pencil is allowed unless special arrangements are made. To inquire about special arrangements or to schedule a sketching appointment for a group or class, contact tour manager Patsy Rahn at prahn@indiana.edu