Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University Publishes New Guide to the Collection

Eskenazi Museum of Art Guide to the Collections

The Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University is proud to announce the publication of Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art: Guide to the Collection. The first overview of the museum's collection in nearly ten years, this portable guide includes a brief history of the museum along with fresh perspectives on visitor favorites. Highlighting 350 essential works chosen by each of the museum's five curators, the book includes beautiful color reproductions paired with informative texts that illustrate both the breadth and quality of the Eskenazi Museum of Art's collection. The guide provides an ideal introduction to the museum's superlative encyclopedic collection of over 45,000 works representing almost every art-producing culture throughout history. Iconic works from five diverse collections include media as varied as painting, decorative arts, sculpture, traditional arts, and works on paper (the broadest compilation to date), offering a comprehensive, global view of art history, from ancient to contemporary. 

Guide to the Collection is dedicated to Henry Radford Hope and family. Along with Herman B Wells, Hope spearheaded the establishment of an art museum at Indiana University. As we celebrate our 75th anniversary with the publication of this beautiful book, we are grateful for the leadership and support of the Hope family as well as all those who paved the way for the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, a great university art museum. 

Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art: Guide to the Collection is an excellent companion volume for those familiar with the museum's collection as well as lovers of art and art history.   

384 pages, $25.00; available at Angles Café and Gift Shop at the art museum, or online through IU Press.

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Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art
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