Art enables us to imagine, connect, and create in new ways. And at the Indiana University Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, art represents a very real way for us to inspire our communities and preserve an incredible artistic and cultural legacy for future generations.
As one of America’s great university art museums, the quality and scope of our collection of 45,000 objects rival those of many public museums in major cities. Our collection spans 70 centuries and nearly every world culture, recording a vast spectrum of human history. Our education programs are exemplary in their impact. We occupy an architectural masterpiece designed by I. M. Pei, and we welcome more than 87,000 people annually, with free admission. In sum, we are a rich resource for all of Indiana, and for visitors from around the world.