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Indiana University Art Museum

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No matter what your perspective, you can experience art from all angles at the Indiana University Art Museum. From world-renowned architect I.M. Pei's soaring triangular atrium, to galleries filled with extraordinary works of art from all corners of the globe, the IU Art Museum will engage, stimulate, and satisfy your curiosity about the worlds of art.

Since its establishment in 1941, the IU Art Museum has grown from a small university teaching collection into one of the foremost university art museums in the country. Today, the IU Art Museum's internationally acclaimed collections, ranging from ancient gold jewelry and African masks to paintings by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, include over 40,000 objects representing nearly every art-producing culture throughout history.

Mission Statement

The IU Art Museum's mission is to preserve, exhibit, collect, research, publish, and interpret original works of art to advance the academic goals of Indiana University and to enrich the cultural lives and spiritual well-being of society.

Admission is free.

Facilities Rental

The IU Art Museum's Thomas T. Solley Atrium, an architectural masterwork by the world-renowned architect I.M. Pei, provides a dramatic backdrop to a dinner or reception. Available spaces for university-related or corporate events include the first- and second-floor atriums and the second- floor outdoor sculpture terrace. The museum's conference room, overlooking IU's beautiful arboretum, may also be reserved for meetings.

Event organizers may also choose to have one of our three permanent galleries open during an event for their guests' enjoyment. The IU Art Museum's Special Exhibitions Gallery is available when there is an installed exhibit.

Hosting an event at the IU Art Museum adds an elegant touch to any special occasion. Our staff is dedicated to working with event organizers to create the perfect event: please contact Anita DeCastro at 812-855-8978 for more information.

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Details and Specs

Hours of Operation:
Tue10:00 AM5:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM5:00 PM
Thr10:00 AM5:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM5:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM5:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM5:00 PM
Notes: The galleries are closed on Mondays and all major national holidays. The museum office on the third floor is open: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum atrium is open: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m. Angles Café and Gift Shop Hours Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday Noon – 5:00 p.m.


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