Reviews of Eskenazi Museum of Art (Tourist Attraction)

1133 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN 47405, United States Located in: Indiana University Bookstore

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REVIEWS OF Eskenazi Museum of Art IN Indiana

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Laura Brikmanis

Kimequa Davis

Great art----and it's free!

soft bts stan

Absolutely beautiful! Definitely going again soon!

Mark Smoot Sr

Andrew Shahriari

Luis David Briceño

I just woke up all the way and it resulted to be closed

Elaine Loiselle

Love this art museum, has plenty of amazing pieces, even a Picasso

TammyJo Eckhart

Built from 1979-1981 by the firm of I.M. Pei, this is the fourth home of the Indiana University permanent art collection. It houses nearly 45,000 pieces with around 3-4% of the collection on display at any given time. While there are certainly masterworks always on display, some areas of the collections are changed every semester to every year. There are four galleries -- the first floor with Western art from early Christianity until now; the second floor with ancient and Asian art; the third floor with Mesoamerican, Pacific, and African art; the Hexagon with 2-3 special exhibits that change at least twice a year. The galleries are open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10am to 5pm and Sundays Noon to 5pm; the galleries are closed on Mondays for docent and staff training and work. The IUAM is always free and every Saturday afternoon you can take a guided tour. There are monthly special tours and weekly lectures that you can learn about on the IUAM website. The collection is not built from tax money but from donations and grants. Complaints about the security guards are unwarranted; they protect the collections and they protect you. If you are told to remove a bag or to step back, you are probably doing something wrong. This is NOT a children's hands-on museum, you can visit one of those up in Indy. Just please note that I am a docent for this museum but I am being as objective as possible in this review while trying to address some misinformation I've seen in a few other reviews.

Kelly James

Kalyn Hawkins

I've been coming to the IU Art Museum ever since I was very little. Their galleries are filled with beautiful, mysterious and inspiring pieces from across the world and throughout the past. It's a wonderful place where you will always find something new to see!

Li no Mioni

Great museum in a small college town.

Ricardo Martins

This is one of the most impressive places to visit at IU. They house a variety of pieces by very famous painters and artists, such as Vik Muniz, Picasso and Monet. On top of that there is no entrance fee and the gift shop is really neat.

Bradley Bibler

The staff is rude ! Art was lacklustre and overrated !

mansur kano

Chad Bollhorst

Mark LoGiurato

Fantastic works of art: Rembrandt, Picasso, Monet etc.... They have a great collection!

Mark Woodley

I've only visited once, because at the time I was interested in the works of I.M. Pei and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, but it was definitely worthwhile.

Michael Mattioli

erick olivares

Jorge Mejia

Carlos Boozer

Katrina Salsburey

Ryan Hawn

Truly a fantastic display of various cultures right here in Bloomington. Take the time to come in and see how privileged we are to have such a collection that would be the envy of any major metropolitan area, let alone college campus. This is a wonderful place to just come, unwind, and relax while looking at some breathtaking exhibits.

Amy Robinson

Maria Schwartzman Webb

Good, free art museum right on campus. They have a variety of events here (including live music).

Indiana Daily Student Marketing & Design

Established in 1941 featuring approximately 45,000 art objects, the building was designed by I.M. Pei.

Jennifer Gray

Fascinating collection, beautifully curated; a seamlessly easy museum-going experience in a gorgeous I.M. Pei-designed building. I always look forward to a visit when in Bloomington. I'm sad it's closed for renovation, and look forward to its reopening.

Ted Somerville

For a rather small city such as Bloomington, this museum is excellent. The art inside is as impressive as the I.M. Pei designed architecture of the building. I've been a handful of times and every time I return there's always something new and fascinating I didn't see the previous time, the last time being Vik Muniz's exhibit. They know how to bring the right artists through there.

Zhiyu Jiang

(Translated by Google) The museum designed by Pei Ming, there are even Picasso paintings in the collection. It is very valuable to have such an art museum in a university in the central United States. (Original) 贝聿铭设计的美术馆,馆藏中甚至有毕加索的画作。在美国中部一个大学中能有这样的一个美术馆,实属难能可贵。

Tim Stockton

One of the top college museums in the country. Will be closing spring of 2017 for a three year renovation

Chris Yu

Xinyu Catherine Wang

Virginia Coombs

Acessible to visitors

ANTHONY BOUTOUGHIAN

The bathrooms are the most unsanitary place I've ever been and i was arrested because I'm gay and they didn't like gay people

Leonard Pak

Pretty high quality museum for a college town.

Rosa Lynn

This would get five stars if the museum didn’t shut down for so long and the security wasn’t breathing down your neck. I’m not going to touch the art like a child, so relax.

Jared Schwartz

Lucas Lim

Awkward stairs but beautiful museum!!

Chunfen Zhou

Few university art museums have a collection as wide-ranging as the Eskenazi's. Using the museum's own words, its "thoughtfully collected objects represent nearly every art-producing culture throughout history." That is no exaggeration. The African and the Oceanic collections here are impressively diverse. How often do you get to see a carving from Madagascar, or a figure from Atauro Island in an U.S. art museum, let alone one in a university? On the other hand, a few other collections are noticeably smaller, and they leave me with the impression that the only reason they are on display is to make the permanent exhibitions encyclopedic. The very well-written and detailed labels are a huge plus point. Not only are they arranged by geographic regions and cultural groups, they are also supplemented by educational and interesting themes. Given the all-encompassing nature of the collection here, maps would be a nice addition on introductory labels. On the contrary, lighting may be the most disappointing part of this otherwise great museum. It does not enhance the viewing experience of the art and often reflects on the display cases. Worse still, because what would normally be displayed separately (e.g. African art and Pre-Columbian art) is grouped together in one single gallery space at the Eskenazi, lighting tends to be uniform on most pieces. While I'm not an expert on lighting, it doesn't feel right if Roman marbles and Buddhist sculptures are lighted the same way. My obsession about lighting shouldn't, and probably won't deter anyone from visiting this place. Free admission, multiple entrances that lead directly to different levels, and a high-ceilinged atrium (though doesn't feel particularly spacious) join force to make the Eskenazi an inviting space to learn about and enjoy art from different areas and eras, or, again, using the museum's own words, "to see the world without leaving Bloomington".

Joshua Hyde

Jonathan Mizner

royce peabody

This place is going to be awesome after it is finished from the rebuild.

Miki Gross

I am originally from Indiana and lived in many places around the country and Europe. Visited many museums, too. Nice to come back for a visit to a my home state and find an art museum of this level of quality and sophistication like this in Bloomington! It's a definite must see and experience!!

Brian Neeley

Beth Spradley

Under renovation.

Sarah King

Chris M

Di Lu

More exotic painting than you'd expect to see.

Daniel Thomas

A great collection of art in an amazing facility. I really enjoyed the recent Vik Muniz exhibition here.

Charlie

Tons of beautiful exhibits, free, wonderful buildings with interesting stairs

Justin Bird

Alex Estabrook

Tyler Hagan

Very cool building

Brynn Curry

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