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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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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Good museum

This is a good art museum, with several floors and one changing gallery by the main entrance. The temporary exhibits are often very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good art museum, with several floors and one changing gallery by the main entrance. The temporary exhibits are often very good.

Thank midwesterner5
Monrovia, Indiana
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

IU's Art Museum has art and archaeology galore with much of what is found in Indy. Much less crowded and free, we don't have to drive interstates to get here. Very easy to get to terrific restaurants after your visit.

Thank Libby H
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

My husband and I love the Indiana Memorial Museum. We can spend hours there looking at all the wonderful exhibits whenever we are in town. The permanent collection of Medieval to Contemporary is small but with great examples of the various periods. Small is good, because you can focus on each object for some time without feeling overwhelmed, and wanting... More 

1 Thank Margaret064
West Lafayette, Indiana
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

A nice surprising trip my daughter and I made while I lived in Bloomington was to the IU Art Museum. I can't recall specific displays, but the building's architectural layout and presentation spaces were excellent, with plenty of room to walk from one exhibit to another. As one of the Midwest's finest art and music schools (this admittedly from a... More 

Thank Eric F
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114 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The building seems to be the main art exhibit on display at IU Art Museum; designed by a renowned architect, yet it fits really well with the rest of the campus architecture. The 3 levels of galleries feel a bit disconnected and exhibit vastly different art, so it is hard to pinpoint the strengths of this museum. If you're visiting... More 

Thank pesheff
Hickory, North Carolina
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34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Don't miss a chance to visit this museum! Beautifully designed by EM Pei...excellent docent (Letty)...beautiful hangings.

Thank Julia R
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I spent a lot of time here in college as an an art major. The exhibits are great and offer a wonder variety of artists that you might not expect in a smaller art museum. This is a must when visiting IU!

1 Thank jolowens
Columbus, Indiana, United States
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89 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We did not get a chance to view any exhibits this time. If you have very limited time, at least go up the stairs, have a look around and come down. The stairs in themselves are a big part of the experience. Park at IMU or at the Fee Lane Garage.

Thank Quazi F
Naperville, Illinois
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77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Wow - I must admit I don't go to many university art museums but this one is very impressive. The collection is housed on 3 floors of a dramatic building designed to house the University's art collection. From ancient times including Roman and Greek statuary, pottery, jewelry and more to 20th Century artists including Picasso this museum can easily take... More 

Thank NapervilleCookie
Alameda, California, USA
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Great selection of Art from Africa, South Pacific, Asia and the new world, a collection of Modern and traditional art. Worth a stop and it is free, beautiful building on Indiana University campus.

Thank Neil D

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