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Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University

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Address: 1133 E 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7509
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+1 812-855-5445
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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World class international art

Beautiful architecture (I.M.Pei), nice cafe/ gift shop, but it's the collections that really shine. Excellent selection of modern art on first floor... great teaching/learning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rob S
Bloomington, Indiana
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful architecture (I.M.Pei), nice cafe/ gift shop, but it's the collections that really shine. Excellent selection of modern art on first floor... great teaching/learning resource. Greek, roman, Egyptian star on the second floor, and the real gem, in my opinion, is the African and pacific rim collection on the third floor. Always an interesting show in the large special exhibition... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had some time to spare while on the IU campus yesterday and decided to visit. The museum is a short walk up the hill from the parking lot of the Union (look for the red ring modern sculpture out front). It has a surprisingly broad collection for such a small facility with numerous well known artists represented. You can easily... More 

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BtownAbe, Public Relations Manager at Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and glad you could come and visit us!! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very impressive museum. You can find Monet, Picasso, Pollock. What I found a waste of space was the Chee Wang Ng exhibitions.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The design was done by I.M. Pei, who did the pyramid at the Louvre. Apparently, none of the corners are done at a direct right angle. Please note that this will soon be closed for a few years due to renovation and/or expansion.

Thank ericvangucht
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I have difficulty exposing my husband to culture. I literally drugg him to this museum, based on the fact that the University was on holiday, and there wouldn't be a problem with parking. He has had to deal with the parking issue before and didn't want to do it again. We finally find this place, put $2.00 in the meter,... More 

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BtownAbe, Public Relations Manager at Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, responded to this review

Our apologies that we were closed when you tried to visit. We appreciate you taking the time and effort to come and visit us, and apologize that we weren't able to accommodate you over the holidays. Our holiday hours were posted on the front page of our website as well as our "visit" page, and we advertised them via our... More 

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Being a Brit. and excuse me if that sounds patronising, but I wasn't expecting much of this museum. What could there possibly be of much interest in a small town museum in the U.S that could not be seen at home ? I have to say, I was most pleasantly surprised. They have native American Indian stuff that was really... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

The collection of ancient, medieval and modern art was impressive beyond description. There were some serious pieces here that I've only seen in textbooks. Some of the art was so famous and incredible that we were nearly moved to tears. We are museum fanatics and have seen many, many less impressive museums. Don't miss this one if you are anywhere... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016

First is the building itself. Designed by I.M. Pei, renowned Modernist Architect, It is very beautiful on a campus with many beautiful Gothic buildings already. The attraction is free, which is a huge plus. You normally can't find this level of quality for free anymore. I would recommend this museum to anyone with eye for the arts.

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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Great and interesting architecture. Surprising to fin right in the I u campus Spectacular art and presentations Free admission

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Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

African, Egyptian, European and more. Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and many other cultural artifacts. Docents are very helpful and will set up guided tours for groups. Rotating exhibits keep it fresh.

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