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Indiana University Art Museum

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Address: 1133 E 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7509
Phone Number: 812-855-5445
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Only one exhibit hall was open, but it had a wide and interesting variety of paintings, sculptures and artifacts. Museum docents kept close eye on you, but were friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Kathy L
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Bloomington, Indiana
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The building and the exhibits are interesting enough, nothing really special and the layouts and focus of areas is unusual. It is hard to see a clear vision that any given area was going for in the actual art displays. Overall eclectic collection and I have been to many other more interesting and enjoyable art museums here in Indiana. If... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Only one exhibit hall was open, but it had a wide and interesting variety of paintings, sculptures and artifacts. Museum docents kept close eye on you, but were friendly. Enjoyed.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The building was designed by IM Pei, and it looks good from the outside. However, the exhibits do not take advantage of the interesting interior spaces. As for the art, there are a few great works by great artists (Stuart Davis), and some cool (albeit small) collections (modern Japanese ceramics). There's no apparent focus to the collection. It's a good... More 

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Mitchell, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

In the class of COLLEGE art museums, this is pretty good, and extensive. Does compare to the art museum in Indianapolis but it is excellent for the purpose it serves. I spent about 3-4 hours there. Alone. Really enjoyed it. It was free and had convenient free parking. Everyone I talked to were all friendly and helpful.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Good variety of art displayed well. There is also a nice little gift shop worth checking out. Advertising of exhibits was misleading, though.

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This museum has all the features and exhibits one expects but the arrangement of the artifacts seemed very unusual – we could not find the logic of the order of the displays. The shop, on the other hand, is great.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Very large and thorough! Many interesting SPECIAL exhibits! Lots of informative people of which to ask questions! Many places to rest for families and elders!

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Bridgewater NJ USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

What a wonderful museum! The architecture is the first thing to hit you! It was designed by IM Pei and is a wonderful design. The exhibits are large and very diverse. Old master, Asian Art, Modern Art, and more. The current exhibit is a small Ansel Adams exhibit. Can't take your coats in on your art...either wear them or check... More 

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Bloomington, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I went back to the IU Art Museum recently with my artist sister-in-law and spent a pleasant couple of hours there. We were drawn to different things but both enjoyed our time very much. If you are at a loose end in Bloomington this should be on your list.

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Champaign, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

There is excellent art in this museum. It was unexpected treat. The building is spectacular. Parking was difficult - we visited in January and it was cold, snowy and we had to park a few blocks away and pay $2 per half hour to park. We learned later that you could call ahead to the museum to get suggestions on... More 

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Additional Information about Indiana University Art Museum

Address: Address: 1133 E 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7509
Phone Number: 812-855-5445
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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