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 use: please ask a guest services associate or inquire at the Welcome Center on the first floor of the museum’s atrium.
If you have a valid IU parking permit, ADA-accessible parking is available directly behind the museum. To get to this lot, turn west from Jordan Avenue onto Seventh Street. You’ll pass the Global and International Studies Building and go behind the Radio and TV building before you reach the lot. It is also possible to drive up and drop off individuals at the traffic circle by the Mezzanine entrance, just beyond the ADA-accessible parking spaces. Download a map with directions to our accessible entrance.
All rooms are identified by signs that include braille numbers, and braille labels are coming to our galleries soon. We will offer audio tours in mid-spring of 2020. On request, we offer low sight tours. To arrange a tour, please call the museum’s education department at 812-855-7719.
We offer sensory-friendly tours that can be arranged by calling our education department at 812-855-7719. Other sensory-friendly programs are available through arts-based wellness.
We offer memory care tours by request. To arrange a tour, please call our education department at 812-855-7719. Arts-based wellness also offers dementia-related programming and events on occasion.
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 use a wheelchair, you may speak with a guest services associate or visit the Welcome Center in the atrium.
We have five all gender and accessible restrooms, located on the first and second floors. Third floor restrooms are behind the corridor door, and can be accessed by anyone by request or in an emergency.
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 visit the Welcome center for a key to access the room.
All of our public restrooms are equipped with changing tables.
We hold regular meet-ups for individuals who speak the same non-English language and care to meet for a visit to the museum. Check our calendar of events to find out when the next one is happening.
Admission to the Eskanazi Museum of Art is always free during normal operating hours, and for certain special events.
Service animals are always welcome! Please leave your pets at home.