Your Visit

Experience art your way

When you step inside our museum, you’re stepping into a whole new world of art. How will you experience the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art? Use the information on this page to start planning your trip today. You can also schedule a tour or plan a class visit.

Admission to the Eskenazi Museum of Art is always free.

Gallery hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Noon–5 p.m.
  • Friday: Noon–5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon–7 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.

Café hours

  • Closed until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back in fall 2021.

Office hours

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Where to park

Paid parking is available at the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU), just down (and across) the street from the museum. Bring your IMU parking ticket to the museum information desk for validation to receive a discounted parking rate.

Find rates and learn more about parking at the IMU

If you’re visiting on Saturday or Sunday, you can park in either of these garages for free.

Jordan Avenue parking garage
The Jordan Avenue garage is located across from the Musical Arts Center between Third and Seventh Streets.
150 N. Jordan Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47408
Fee Lane garage
The Fee Lane garage is located behind the IU Kelley School of Business graduate building, at the corner of Fee Lane and 11th Street.
709 N. Fee Lane

Bloomington, IN 47408
Find rates and learn more about garage parking

Bus drivers should enter Seventh Street from Indiana Avenue or Woodlawn Avenue on the west side of campus. Ask the attendant in the gatehouse across from the Indiana Memorial Union for details about parking.

Cycling is a wonderful way to visit the Eskenazi Museum of Art and explore the Indiana University campus. Bicycle racks are located on the east side of the museum and directly across Seventh Street on the east side of Woodburn Hall.

Guidelines for your visit

Thank you for helping us make our museum an enjoyable and welcoming place for all!

COVID-19 Safety

  • Per university guidelines, masks are mandatory for all guests and staff entering the museum. They are also required in outdoor spaces, such as the terrace, when physical distancing is difficult. Learn more about IU's mask policy.
  • Guests are expected to follow university guidelines for social distancing while in the museum.
  • The Museum Café is closed until further notice. Indoor dining at the university is prohibited. Dining in outdoor spaces, such as the museum’s terrace, is permitted with social distancing. 

Special Exhibition: The Art of the Character
(Space limited.)

In order to maintain social distancing, a limited number of guests will be admitted to The Art of the Character: Highlights from the Glenn Close Costume Collection at a time. We strongly encourage advance reservations for this special exhibition to minimize possible wait times, as walk-in availability may be limited. Learn more by visiting The Art of the Character's exhibition page.

All other galleries will remain open to the public without need for reservations. Questions about reservations for the special exhibition should be sent to

Spend quality time here

  • Please be respectful of every person’s museum experience.
  • Photos and videos are encouraged. No flash, tripods, or selfie sticks.
  • Sketching is encouraged. Pencils only. Drawing boards up to 24 x 30 inches are okay.

Help us keep the art safe

  • Please do not touch the artwork. Keep a safe distance between you and the artwork.
  • Please no food or drink in the galleries. Enjoy refreshments outside the building.
  • Please no backpacks, bulky items, or large coats. Bags up to 12 x 18 inches are welcome.
  • Please no wet items or umbrellas in the galleries. Stands are available outside each gallery.
  • Service animals are welcome. Please leave your pets at home.

Bring the family

  • We love strollers! When carrying small children, please keep them in front of you.
  • Bottle and breastfeeding are welcome throughout the museum. The Wellness Room on the Mezzanine is also available for your use.
  • Please accompany children at all times.

Guest Services Associates will make final decisions on all gallery activities.

See how Kayla, Nia, and Lingfei spent an afternoon together at the museum.
See how Kayla, Nia, and Lingfei spent an afternoon together at the museum.
See how Kayla, Nia, and Lingfei spent an afternoon together at the museum.
See how Kayla, Nia, and Lingfei spent an afternoon together at the museum.
See how Kayla, Nia, and Lingfei spent an afternoon together at the museum.
See how Kayla, Nia, and Lingfei spent an afternoon together at the museum.
See how Kayla, Nia, and Lingfei spent an afternoon together at the museum.

Other useful information

Lockers, strollers, and more

Visit the Welcome Center for access to free lockers, a coat rack, extra storage, and the Wellness Room. You can also borrow strollers, wheelchairs, hearing devices, drawing boards, pencils, and more.

First aid

If you require first aid at any time during your visit, please inform the nearest guest services associate.

Lost and found

If you believe you’ve lost an item at the museum, please inquire at the information desk on the first floor of the atrium or contact the lost and found.


All museum facilities are accessible to people with disabilities.

Learn more about accessibility at the museum