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