Giving Opportunities

Your support is critical. 100% of the museum's annual funding for special exhibitions, educational programs, special events, and publications is provided by individuals like you. Your gifts enable us to bring exciting special exhibitions to the museum, while providing dynamic educational programming to 4,500 K-12 students and 12,000 university students each year. Your generosity keeps admission free and impacts the lives of all who visit the museum. No matter the size, your gift makes a difference! 

  • Art Museum Annual Fund

    Donations to the Art Museum Annual Fund provide unrestricted support for general museum programming and operations. Annual donations are the lifeblood of the museum and may be used at the discretion of the museum's director.

    Donors who make an annual gift of any amount to the museum receive the following benefits:

    • Recognition in our annual printed Honor Roll
    • Invitations to gallery opening receptions, special lectures, and other museum events
    • Discounted parking at the Indiana University Memorial Union when you visit the museum 
  • Director’s Circle

    Join the Director’s Circle and unite with an instrumental group of loyal museum donors. Members of the Director’s Circle contribute a minimum of $1,000 annually to the museum, and receive the following benefits:

    • Additional recognition in our annual printed Honor Roll
    • Invitations to exhibition opening receptions, special lectures, and other museum events
    • Discounted parking at the Indiana Memorial Union when you visit the museum
    • Special access to the museum director
    • Invitations to exclusive behind-the-scenes Director's Circle events throughout the year
    • Unique educational opportunities with our curatorial staff
  • Honorary and Memorial Gifts

    You can commemorate the impact a special family member, friend, or colleague has had on your life with an honorary or memorial gift to the Eskenazi Museum of Art. The honored individual will be notified that you have made a gift to the museum, or, in the case of a memorial gift, the individual’s family will be notified. Notification does not include gift amount, only acknowledgment that you have made the gift.

  • Matching Gifts

    Many employers have matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees, increasing the impact of your gift. Please check with your employer’s Human Resources department for more information.

    If your company is eligible, please request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift. Please keep in mind that some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Learn more about matching gifts and search for your employer through the IU Foundation.

  • Corporate Support

    Businesses that support the Eskenazi Museum of Art show their commitment to enriching the local community and the state as a whole through art education and programming at one of the region’s most respected cultural institutions. To learn more about opportunities for corporate underwriting of the museum's popular annual events and widely distributed publications, contact Patrick Petro, Assistant Director of Development, at patpetro@indiana.edu or (812) 856-3112.

  • Estate and Planned Gifts

    You can help ensure the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art’s ability to fulfill its mission for future generations. When you include the Eskenazi Museum of Art as a beneficiary in your will or estate plan, you join a distinguished group of individuals who have created a living legacy that will ensure the Eskenazi Museum of Art’s future. Like them, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have enhanced the quality of life for future generations.

    There are many ways to structure a planned gift to the Eskenazi Museum of Art that meet your current and future financial and personal goals, offering support to the Eskenazi Museum of Art and your family. We can assist you with a wide variety of gift vehicles, from outright bequests of cash, securities, or personal property, to life income plans such as charitable gift annuities. Any planned gifts to the Eskenazi Museum of Art qualify you for membership in the IU Foundation’s Arbutus Society. Learn more about gift planning through the IU Foundation.

  • Gifts of Art

    The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art is always eager to talk with private donors and collectors about the gift of museum-quality paintings, works on paper, and objects. By giving a work of art, you ensure that it will be enjoyed by the public and receive the best care possible. Gifts of art are largely responsible for making the Eskenazi Museum of Art’s collections among the finest university collections in the country.

For information on how you can support the museum with a gift today, please visit Ways to Give, or make a secure gift online:

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To learn more about giving to the Eskenazi Museum of Art, please contact Patrick Petro, Assistant Director of Development, at patpetro@indiana.edu or (812) 856-3112. The Eskenazi Museum of Art is a 501(c)(3) organization.