Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to the belief that the human experience of art is meant to be shared by all.
When you visit the Eskenanzi Museum of Art, our hope is that our active commitment to diversity, accessibility, and inclusion helps you feel welcome and safe. We frequently evaluate how effectively we are serving the needs of every visitor that comes through our doors—regardless of ethnicity, race, disability, age, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, national origin, political belief, and marital or parental status.
Accessible entrances to the museum are available on the first floor, mezzanine, and a brand new entrance from the arboretum. Two elevators are available, providing access to all of our galleries. We have three wheelchairs that are modular and of different sizes available for our guests to borrow if needed: guests can find them next to the storage lockers behind the Welcome Center, or ask a guest services associate for assistance.
ADA-accessible parking is available directly behind the museum, with access to the mezzanine level. It does not currently require an IU permit to park in an accessible space, but guests are encouraged to call IU Parking Operations ahead of their visit to confirm. Parking Operations can be reached at 812-855-9849, and the lot number is 358.
Guests without an ADA permit and those travelling to the museum via rideshare, taxi, or chauffeur service can drive up and drop off individuals at the traffic circle by the mezzanine entrance, just beyond the ADA-accessible parking spaces.
Bloomington's city buses offer a convenient option for guests who prefer not to drive. The Indiana Memorial Union stop on the #1, #6, and #9 routes is a short 1/4 mile walk to the museum. Check the Bloomington Transit website for information about schedules and fares.
Assistive listening devices are available to borrow from the Welcome Center. These devices can be used in the Time-based Media gallery; during events in the Martin Commons; and during viewings in the Itter Objects Study and Moore Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Study.
The museum's app Quest offers audio content, verbal descriptions of select artworks, and more content that guests may find helpful during a museum visit. No download is required, and Quest can be accessed from any smart device using wireless internet.
Should you need a place to rest or reflect during your visit, there are benches available throughout our galleries. We also have mobile folding stools available that you can carry through the galleries with you. If you find it preferable to borrow a wheelchair, you may speak with a guest services associate or visit the Welcome Center in the atrium.
The IU Eskenazi Museum of Art provides a private Wellness Room to support guests who are lactating or require a short health or wellness break. The room is secure, clean, and easy to use. Please see a guest services associate at the Security panel, located behind the Welcome Center, to retrieve a key.
Accessible restrooms and an all-gender restroom are located on the first floor, just past the Welcome Center. During public programs in the Martin Commons, two additional accessible, all-gender restrooms are available in the Education Center on the second floor.
We address each other and our visitors by the pronoun with which they are the most comfortable: “he/him,” “she/her,” “they/them,” or another set.
Families with young children are welcome at the museum. If you choose to carry your children, please keep them in front of you. Children may walk through the galleries while supervised by a parent. Strollers are also welcome in the galleries.
Indiana law allows a woman to breastfeed her child in any public space, at any time. If you are looking for a quiet place with comfortable seating to nurse, we have a Wellness Room on the mezzanine level. Please see a guest services associate at the Security panel, located behind the Welcome Center, to retrieve a key.
All of our public restrooms are equipped with changing tables.
Admission to the Eskenazi Museum of Art is always free, including for special hours and events.
The Newkirk Café & Gift Shop has food, drinks, and souvenir items available for purchase. Payment forms accepted are credit card, debit card, CrimsonCard, and I-BUCKS. We do not accept cash payments at this time.