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Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University

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Address: 1133 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN 47405-7509
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+1 812-855-5445
10:00 am - 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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For such a small place, the collection is amazing!

Being a Brit. and excuse me if that sounds patronising, but I wasn't expecting much of this museum. What could there possibly be of much interest in a small town museum in the U.S... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 22, 2016
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have difficulty exposing my husband to culture. I literally drugg him to this museum, based on the fact that the University was on holiday, and there wouldn't be a problem with parking. He has had to deal with the parking issue before and didn't want to do it again. We finally find this place, put $2.00 in the meter,... More 

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BtownAbe, Public Relations Manager at Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, responded to this review

Our apologies that we were closed when you tried to visit. We appreciate you taking the time and effort to come and visit us, and apologize that we weren't able to accommodate you over the holidays. Our holiday hours were posted on the front page of our website as well as our "visit" page, and we advertised them via our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Being a Brit. and excuse me if that sounds patronising, but I wasn't expecting much of this museum. What could there possibly be of much interest in a small town museum in the U.S that could not be seen at home ? I have to say, I was most pleasantly surprised. They have native American Indian stuff that was really... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The collection of ancient, medieval and modern art was impressive beyond description. There were some serious pieces here that I've only seen in textbooks. Some of the art was so famous and incredible that we were nearly moved to tears. We are museum fanatics and have seen many, many less impressive museums. Don't miss this one if you are anywhere... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

First is the building itself. Designed by I.M. Pei, renowned Modernist Architect, It is very beautiful on a campus with many beautiful Gothic buildings already. The attraction is free, which is a huge plus. You normally can't find this level of quality for free anymore. I would recommend this museum to anyone with eye for the arts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Great and interesting architecture. Surprising to fin right in the I u campus Spectacular art and presentations Free admission

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

African, Egyptian, European and more. Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and many other cultural artifacts. Docents are very helpful and will set up guided tours for groups. Rotating exhibits keep it fresh.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I'm a medievalist and this museum has just enough to keep me interested. The greek/roman art is especially abundant. The other neat aspect of this museum is its design. Apparently there are almost no right angles inside. But therein lies a problem -- I can't stand the crooked stairs. They drive me nuts - I always feel like I'm going... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I recommend the Eskenazi Museum of Art to anyone in the Bloomington area. It is a hidden gem with an amazing collection that is worthy of more than one trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Setting on the campus of Indiana University is a unique modern architecture building among old European architecture of the campus. Quite a wide variety of art collections from a vast period of time. The lower floor contains some beautiful Christian art and artifacts from hundreds of years ago. A tour of the floors, reveals everything from modern to traditional arts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

The actual building is beautiful. Designed by I. M. Pei. We saw 2 of the 3 stories as we ran out of time. We liked the first floor the best as it had mostly contemporary art. The museum has a nice collection but nothing earth shattering. It is a nice way to spend 1-2 hours in the heat or cold... More 

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