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Indiana University Art Museum

Address: 1133 E 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7509
Phone Number: 812-855-5445
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Bloomington
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Bloomington Indiana Usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My title is self-explanatory. The Art collection at IU is of a par with the great Art Museums in the US. The Architectural features of the building itself is breath--taking. But the experience itself? Meh. The guards follow you relentlessly, acting as if you're going to steal or vandalize at any moment. The Architecture is stunning, but produces an awkward... More 

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Another great example of the unexpected at Indiana University, a world class art museum. One has to make time to visit the museum when visiting campus-it is worth the trip.

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I was very excited to see this fabulous exhibit of tribal art as I am an art teacher. It gave me an excellent resource for my students.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I. M. Pei was the architect for the building. The only right angles are where the walls meet the ceiling and floor. This helps create some interesting spaces. The collection is nice and the staff is helpful.

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Chesterfield, MO
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125 attraction reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

An excellent college art museum in an I.M. Pei designed building. A hulking concrete structure from the outside, it is a light filled wonder on the inside. Similar (though not nearly as elaborate) to the national Gallery East Building in Washington D.C., the building is based on two triangles, one for galleries and one for special exhibitions and the library... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very nice place with many pieces to see. Plan on a hour+. Just west the large fountain in the middle of the campus. Nice for all ages.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nice to have such a pleasant visit to an outstanding and very diverse collection in a world-class structure. It was also nice to have it for free or for a chosen donation. Seeing a nicely dressed gentleman taking a nap in the religious art section was a bit unsettling, but perhaps he was in deep meditation...or was it deep medication?... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Indiana University art Museum is world class. The museum consists of four flours and art and artifacts. They will have exhibits on loan that are world renown and has it's own world class art. An outstanding place for a day of enjoyment and education.

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Wheeling, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Matisse exhibit was narrowly focused on his paper cuts, and it was cool to be able to see all of them together as he assembled them for the folio. They have an wonderful curator there and every year have a special exhibit you won't see even at the Art Institute of Chicago - Bloomington has a surprisingly deep collection. Worth... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I had walked by this place many times, but recently had an event there, and I was pleasantly surprised. Most campuses do not have such a nice museum. It has a really good collection of art, and the building is interesting too. The native American art was probably the most interesting. I did not have to pay, but I am... More 

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