IU Art Museum Wins 2015 Visit Bloomington Award for “Best Attraction” in Bloomington!

The Indiana University Art Museum has won the 2015 Visit Bloomington Award for “Best Attraction” in Bloomington. The award was decided by a popular vote; thank you to all who voted for us! IU… Continue reading

Different Strokes …

In the special exhibition Brush Ink Paper, calligraphy and paintings from China and Japan are displayed coming from the collection of Dr. Thomas Kuebler. Though one may not speak or read the respective… Continue reading

The Life of Pierre Daura

How many times have we recognized a painting almost immediately, but cannot quite recall the artist’s name? If we do know the artist’s name, how much do we actually know about him or… Continue reading


. The spring semester is coming to a close but before the IU Art Museum begins to embark on summer festivities, events, and programming, we are taking a look back at this year’s… Continue reading

Last Week on Display: Top 5 Must-Sees of IU’s Hope School Faculty Artists

The Faculty Artists from IU’s Hope School of Fine Arts will be on display in the Special Exhibitions Gallery and Judi and Milt Steward Hexagon Gallery through March 9.  There is less than… Continue reading

What is Youth Art Month?

Looking at the calendar for March, I came across an interesting and delightful event: Youth Art Month. Not knowing what exactly this was all about—and wishing I had heard about this when I… Continue reading

Hope Faculty Artists Celebrate Opening at Indiana University Art Museum

January 25 through March 9, 2014  The Indiana University Art Museum presents 38 artists in a special exhibition titled “Faculty Artists from IU’s Hope School of Fine Arts 2014.”  Their work is on… Continue reading

The Progressive and Regressive America: Exploring “Rosie the Riveter”

Alfred T. Palmer American, 1906-1993 Fingers of Destruction, ca. 1942–43 Gelatin silver print Henry Holmes Smith Archive 200.XX.10.8 “Rosie the Riveter” is an illustration that many people may recognize. It is the face… Continue reading

An Afternoon with Ancient Art: Interviewing Curator Juliet Istrabadi

Black Figure Water Jar On shoulder: Dionysos and satyrs On body: Herakles wrestling with Triton Attributed to the Rycroft Painter Greek, Attic, ca. 510 B.C. Clay, glaze, added red Gift of Thomas T.… Continue reading

Motherhood, Femininity, & Strength: Carving the Female Figure

Africa Luluwa peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo Female Figure, Lupinga lua Luimpe Nineteenth century Wood, incrustation, kaolin H. 17 in. (43.2 cm) Raymond and Laura Wielgus Collection Indiana University Art Museum, 75.91 A… Continue reading

Green Shutters

Emilio Sanchez American, born Cuba, 1921–1999 Green Shutters, 1998 Oil on canvas Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation, 2011.69 Emilio Sanchez was born in Cuba in 1921, but he moved to New York… Continue reading

Fall-In-Review Photo Archive

The IU Art Museum thanks you for your support this fall attending and participating in our various programming, events, and exhibits!  Take a look and see if you spot yourself in our Fall-In-Review… Continue reading

Two Artists and Two Palettes: Burlin & Gottlieb’s Expressions on War

Paul Burlin American, 1886–1969 News from Home, 1944 Oil on canvas The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art Auburn University Advancing American Art Collection 1948.1.05 Vibrant colors, playful strokes, and thick paint… Continue reading

Coffee House Nights at the Art Museum

Fusion of art, music, and coffee Starting the year off right, guests gathered at the IU Art Museum’s first Coffee House Night of the season. Visitors began the night sampling an assortment of… Continue reading

Great Turnout for Jazz in July 2013

This summer marks the IU Art Museum’s 22nd Annual Jazz in July concert series.  For the past two weeks, Bloomington and Indianapolis area bands have been bringing the community together for nights filled… Continue reading

Andrée Heuschling: A forgotten muse

“Of course I was interested about the Renoir family, but I made this movie because I discovered the story of Andrée Heuschling.”  In his interview with London’s Red Carpet News TV, director Gilles… Continue reading

Richard Bell Confronts the Plight of the Aboriginal through Art-Activism

Richard Bell confronts the plight of the Aboriginal through his assertive, hard-to-ignore paintings and installations. Bell’s work is deeply rooted in his experiences growing up Aboriginal in Queensland, Australia. Bell describes his work… Continue reading


After attending the Noon Talk Spirit, Love, Healing Power: Renée Stout, I got a chance to learn more about Renée Stout’s photographs that are now hanging in the Gallery of Western Art and her perspective… Continue reading

Barry Gealt’s The Cave

“There are no footholds, no people.” Barry Gealt’s massive landscape paintings are now hanging in the Special Exhibitions Gallery on the first floor of the Indiana University Art Museum and as curator Linda… Continue reading

David Hockney: New Acquisitions

The IU Art Museum’s new exhibition David Hockney: New Acquisitions adds both collage with color photography and digital art to the Gallery of the Art of the Western World. Heidi Gealt chose to… Continue reading

Artwork of the Week: de Ring’s Still-Life with Lobster

I originally studied this piece in an Art History class my freshman year. The level of detail and beautiful lighting initially grabbed my attention, but when I looked further, I found the work… Continue reading

Lost Record

Transferring as a new student to Indiana University this summer, I was ready to jump in and get involved with the Bloomington community.  As an arts management major with a background in studio… Continue reading

A Tribute to William Zimmerman

William Zimmerman, a nationally recognized wildlife artist and Brown County resident, passed away last fall. In honor of his artistry and passion for ornithology, the IU Art Museum has a selection of five original paintings from his… Continue reading

A Visit to the Museum

I came to college to study economics, but mentioned to an advisor at orientation that one of my hobbies was photography. My orientation advistor convinced me to live in the Fine Arts Living… Continue reading

Total Eclipse of the ART

Image via. According to National Geographic, on May 20th, an annular solar eclipse occurred in the skies of Asia and the US West. An annular solar eclipse is like a total eclipse in… Continue reading

Kabuki Night in the Galleries

 The IU Art Museum’s education department and the IU Asian Culture Center presented Kabuki Night in the Galleries on April 18, in the Gallery of the Art of Asia and the Ancient Western World. Museum… Continue reading

Mobilizing Poetry in Protest Songs of the Arab World

Songs like “This Land is Your Land” pop into my head when I hear someone talking about protest songs. If you don’t like Woody Guthrie, then perhaps you think of hippies sitting in… Continue reading

Tranquil Power: The Art of Perle Fine

This spring, the IU Art Museum is proud to host Tranquil Power: The Art of Perle Fine, a traveling retrospective on the lesser-known 20th century female abstract artist. This exhibition opened to the public in… Continue reading


The IU Art Museum has invited students, falculty and the community to stretch their minds and bodies with a new weekly yoga program beginning from 11 a.m. to noon this Saturday, April 7,… Continue reading

Q&A with IU Art Museum Conservator of Paintings

Margarat Contompasis has been the IU Art Museum Conservator of Paintings for 18 years. She shares with us a typical day on the job, her favorite spot on campus, and the chemistry behind… Continue reading


Do you love beer? And art? Well it’s about time you mesh the two. Students and members of the community are invited to join the IU Art Museum in celebrating the mash-up of… Continue reading


From 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, February 17 in the third floor office, there will be a special one-hour exhibition highlighting  chiaroscuro woodcuts. Artists included are Ugo da Carpi, Antonio da Trento, Andrea… Continue reading

  • Currently on View

    Presented by the IU College of Arts and Sciences, Themester explores a central theme across disciplines. This year's theme is Eat, Drink, Think: Food from Art to Science. Themester-inspired events at the museum include special lectures, and new gallery installations featuring pieces from our works-on-paper and ancient art collections. Additionally, IU classes and the public can schedule free, food-themed tours offered by specially trained Hutton Honors College students.

  • Outreach Programs

    MIX it up at the IU Art Museum! Join us throughout the fall semester with art, music, and mingling. View art from different periods and places accompanied by in-gallery musical performances. Enjoy snacks and beverages and participate in art-making activities. Dates: Thursday, October 2, and Thursday, November 6

  • Special Exhibitions

    Catalan American painter Pierre Daura (1896-1976) translated personal experiences into deeply felt paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures. Seventy-one works, featuring loans from numerous American museums, demonstrate how each stage of Daura's family life profoundly shaped his visual expression.

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