Below you'll find the Eskenazi Museum of Art's press releases for special exhibitions, news about the museum, and upcoming events.

 

people_janepatrickmartin_092719-8.jpgEskenazi Museum of Art Announces Gift in Support of New Commons in the Center for Education

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. Read the Announcement »

 

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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. Read the Announcement »

 

 

 

At-AIPAD.jpgIU Eskenazi Museum of Art Acquires Archive of Notable Photographer Jeffrey A. Wolin

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. Read the Announcement »

 

cocksedge.jpgIU Eskenazi Museum of Art Announces Installation by Acclaimed English Designer Paul Cocksedge

The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art has announced a contemporary art installation on the ceiling of the Luzetta and Del Newkirk Café and Gift Shop by Paul Cocksedge, internationally acclaimed British designer. The installation is made possible by a gift from Nancy and Bill Hunt, who have also established a fund for contemporary art titled the “Nancy and Bill Hunt Art Acquisition Fund.” Read the Announcement »

 

 

newkirks-full.jpgEskenazi Museum of Art Announces Gift in Support of Newly Renovated Café and Gift Shop

The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art has announced a generous gift from Luzetta and Del Newkirk in support of the newly renovated museum café and gift shop. In honor of the Newkirks’ generosity, Indiana University is naming the space the “Luzetta and Del Newkirk Café and Gift Shop.” Read the Announcement »

 

 

 

jane-fortune.jpgEskenazi Museum of Art Receives Important Collection of Japanese Bamboo Art

The Eskenazi Museum of Art is the recipient of a significant collection of 43 remarkable Japanese bamboo baskets and sculptural forms donated by Ann Harrison in memory of her late husband, Rusty. The Harrison Collection of Japanese baskets is comparable to some of the finest and most encompassing collections of Japanese bamboo art in the country. Read the Announcement »

 

jane-fortune.jpgJane Fortune's $4M estate gift to Eskenazi Museum of Art enables research on women in the arts

The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University has announced an estate gift with an estimated value of approximately $4 million from the late Indiana philanthropist Jane Fortune, who was a passionate advocate for women in the arts and founder of the Florence, Italy-based nonprofit Advancing Women ArtistsRead the Announcement »

 

Meet our new Paintings Conservator, Julie Ribits 

Jeremy Nutter, a junior pursuing a BA in Media at IU, produced this behind-the-scenes video featuring our new Beverly & Gayl W. Doster Paintings Conservator, Julie Ribits. Created for the Media School’s P351 Field & Post-production Course, the short film takes a look at our new Center for Conservation, a space where Julie will perform treatments on works from our collection and students will learn about and engage with works of art.

 

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A Conversation with Dr. Mia Ridge, Digital Curator for Western Heritage Collections, British Library

Dr. Mia Ridge has recently initiated a conversation about the importance of connecting with a wider audience in a museum setting. Read the Story »

 

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IU Eskenazi Museum of Art Mourns the Passing of Architect I. M. Pei

The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art and the entire Indiana University family mourn the passing of I. M. Pei, the renowned architect of our building. Read the Story »

 

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IU Eskenazi Museum of Art Hires Kelly Jordan as Pre-K–12 Experiences Manager to Support Teaching Mission and Rural Outreach

The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University has hired Kelly Jordan as its Pre-K–12 Experiences Manager, a position that supports the museum’s dedication to educational outreach in Bloomington and the surrounding area. Read the Announcement »

 

Clark Fralick

Clark Fralick Receives Edward Maxedon Award for Excellence, Creativity, and Innovation in Art Education

The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art is pleased to announce that Clark Fralick, the art teacher at Sugar Creek Elementary School in New Palestine, has received the first Edward Maxedon Award for Excellence, Creativity, and Innovation in Art Education. Read the Announcement »

 

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IU Eskenazi Museum of Art Hires Elliot Reichert as Its First Curator of Contemporary Art

The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University has hired Elliot Reichert as its first Curator of Contemporary Art. In addition to conceiving and executing a vision for contemporary art at the museum and cultivating a collection in that area, Reichert will serve as an advisor on public art at the university. Read the Announcement »

 

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Eskenazi Museum of Art featured in the Herald-Times

The Herald-Times has shared an exciting behind-the-scenes look at what visitors can expect when the museum reopens in the fall!  Check it out at the Herald-Times Online (subscription or library card required). Continue Reading »

 

A view of the second second floor stairs and under-construction museum cafe

Eskenazi Museum of Art hired Art therapist to lead new arts-based wellness pilot program

The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University has hired Lauren King to lead its new art therapy initiative. The Sara and Bob LeBien Arts-Based Wellness Pilot Program will connect children who have suffered from neglect and abuse with the healing and educational power of art. Through an immersive creative process, children in the program will engage in self-expression, stress reduction, healing and learning. Continue Reading »

 

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New issue of Museum Magazine published!

Issue #4 of the Museum Magazine is out now!  Look for updates about the renovation, recent acquisitions, new research by our curators, and more.  Get a PDF copy of the issue here, and sign up for our mailing list if you want the next issue mailed to your door!









 

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Itter Estate Gift brings Endowment, African Art

Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts William "Bill" Itter's gift brings more than 500 African ceramics, textiles, and baskets to the Eskenazi Museum of Art's sub-Saharan African art collection. It also establishes an endowment for conservation and research.  Find out more about Bill Itter's gift here. »

 

 

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Museum Highlights in New Yorker Magazine

Find out about the vibrant colors of classical sculpture, and look for mention of Curator of Art of the Ancient World Juliet Graver Istrabadi and two highlights of our collection!  Read the full article here. »

 

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Luce Foundation Grant Allows In-depth Study of Henry Holmes Smith Photography Archive

The Luce Foundation has awarded the museum a $250,000 grant to hire an Assistant Curator of Photography to conduct research on the museum's Henry Holmes Smith archive. Continue Reading »

 







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IU Eskenazi Museum of Art Launches International Partnership with Exhibition in Beijing, China

The Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University has entered a multiyear parternship with Tsinghua University Art Museum in Beijing, China. The partnership features cooperation in the areas of exhibitions, programs, and staff and student exchanges over several years. Continue Reading »

 

 

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