Magic Ledger: The Drawings of Saul Steinberg opens at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University (IU) on January 27, 2024, and closes on June 2, 2024. The exhibition includes forty-three unique works selected from the recent gift of sixty-five drawings, twenty-one prints, and an annotated catalogue from The Saul Steinberg Foundation and six works acquired by the museum in the 1970s.
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University announces a conversation with Jeff Koons (American, b. 1955) on November 5.
Jeffrey A. Wolin is a celebrated and influential photographic artist and former longtime head of Indiana University’s photography department. Featuring one hundred works, this retrospective exhibition covers Wolin’s entire career with key selections from all ten of his major series. Best known for his innovative use of image/text combinations, Wolin has explored the living reality of history and the primacy of the personal experience.
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art will have adjusted hours during summer 2023.
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art is a recipient of the Frankenthaler Prints Initiative and will receive a selection of prints and preparatory drawings from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University (IU) has hired Jean A. Graves as the Patricia and Joel Meier Chair of Education. In addition to serving on the museum’s senior leadership team, Graves will oversee an education department that focuses on comprehensive course-connected experiences, pre-K–12 engagement, art therapy programs, and public programming. She will work with her team to develop a creative, mission-driven strategy for learning that prioritizes authentic experiences with works of art from the museum’s collection of more than 45,000 objects.
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University has received a significant donation of the photography collection of Amelia (Lee) Marks and John C. DePrez Jr., which features 116 works by 80 artists. With particular strengths in the work of photojournalists and contemporary photographers, the collection complements the museum’s current holdings of more than 22,000 prints, drawings, and photographs.
Focusing on the material and tactile properties of the medium, Direct Contact: Cameraless Photography Now is the first contemporary survey to highlight the global practice of cameraless photography across generations, cultures, and ideologies.
The Indiana University Eskenazi Museum of Art family is saddened to share the news of the death of Anthony J. “Tony” Moravec of Columbus, Indiana, on November 8, 2022. Tony was one of the most dedicated and generous donors in the museum’s history.
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University has acquired four works by South African photographer Sir Zanele Muholi (b. 1972). Made internationally and in South Africa since 2012, the self-portraits depict Muholi in different public and private spaces during their travels, often with added props that convey both personal meanings and cultural commentary related to issues of race, identity, politics, and inclusivity. These powerful photographs address the history and visual language of portraiture while also confronting representations of Black and LGBTQIA+ people. The acquisition of these works supports the museum’s strategic mission to diversify its collection and was made possible thanks to the late Raymond and Laura Wielgus, whose dedication to the arts and generous support of the Eskenazi Museum continues to advance the museum’s mission.