The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University is pleased to announce the acquisition of Boîte à musique III (Music Box III) (1945) by the French/Mexican Surrealist artist Alice Rahon (1916–1987). The purchase of the painting was made possible thanks to the generosity of Paula Sunderman, a docent at the Eskenazi Museum of Art, along with Ann Sanderson, a former member of the museum’s National Advisory Board, and the estate of Herman B Wells via the Joseph Granville and Anna Bernice Wells Memorial Fund.
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University has hired Allison Martino as the Raymond and Laura Wielgus Curator of the Art of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous Art of the Americas.
The IU Eskenazi Museum of Art is excited to announce that it will reopen to visitors following a five-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, August 27, the museum will open to the general public in accordance with the university’s latest safety guidelines, designed to keep both guests and staff safe.
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University has hired Lauren Richman as its Assistant Curator of Photography thanks to a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. Richman’s three-year term position will focus on researching the archive of Henry Holmes Smith.
This spring the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art will open three new featured exhibitions in its newly renovated galleries.
The Indiana University Eskenazi Museum of Art has announced a transformative estate gift of $5 million from Bloomington residents and entrepreneurs Kimberly and John Simpson in support of the new Center for Education. Their generous donation will support the museum’s core mission of engaging students with original works of art.
The Eskenazi Museum of Art has announced a generous gift of $1 million for the new Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Study room from Martha and David Moore. The donation will support the museum’s core mission of engaging students and the public with original works of art on paper.
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art has announced a generous gift from Patrick and Jane Martin in support of the new Commons in the Center for Education, which facilitates learning and engagement with original works of art across the lifespan.
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University has received a major gift of 65 drawings by the world-renowned artist Saul Steinberg (1914–1999) from the New York City–based Saul Steinberg Foundation.
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University has announced the acquisition of the Jeffrey A. Wolin Archive that will include current and future work by Wolin along with the following notable projects: Written in Memory: Portraits of the Holocaust; Inconvenient Stories: Vietnam War Veterans; Life at the Millennium; New Faces at the Crossroads; Pigeon Hill: Then and Now; and Stone Country: Then and Now.