Indiana University Art Museum
The Indiana University Art Museum welcomes people of all ages to visit
its exhibitions, plan docent-led tours, use teaching resources, and participate
in a wide range of educational programming. For a listing
of current special exhibitions, programs, and events, visit the What's
New section of our website.
For more information on any of
mentioned, please call the museum's education office
at (812) 855-1045. Please call (812) 855-5445 to get on the museum's
Did You Know
- The museum has a very active tour program that served over 13,800 patrons
last year, of which half were children.
- Nearly every world area and period of history are represented
in the museum's three floors of art.
- The museum's education department can customize
a program to suit your specific classroom needs; we gave over 130+ curriculum-based
tours last year!
- Educators can arrange special interactive tours of historical buildings or
art on campus, including the famous Thomas Hart Benton murals.
- The museum offers a docent-led public tour every Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
- Slide sets are available for loan to active classroom teachers within the
seven-county region of south-central Indiana by calling the education department
at (812) 855-1045.
- The museum has a web site at http://www.indiana.edu/~iuam.
The Indiana University Art Museum is located at the heart
of the Bloomington campus on East Seventh Street,
adjacent to Showalter Fountain.
Available within easy walking distance at pay lots on Jordan Avenue (east of
the museum) as well as the Indiana Memorial Union (bring your parking check
to the museum to be stamped for a discount).
Should enter Seventh Street from the west and ask the attendant in the gatehouse
for details regarding parking.
Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays.
Schedule a Tour!
All Teachers' Workshops are held on Saturdays,
from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30
Pre-registration with confirmation is required: call (812) 855-1045.
Teachers' Workshops are free of charge.
Special Youth Programs
Richland Bean Blossom
School Corporation Exhibition
Monroe County Community School Corporation Exhibition
Children's Art Class in the Galleries
- Co-sponsored by IU's Art Education Department and the Indiana University Art Museum
- 5 Saturdays in the Spring Semester
- Time, date and Place to be announced later
Please call (812) 855-1045 for more information.
The museum’s education department can customize
interactive tours around various disciplines, themes, issues, and
ideas expressed in a
such as science, math, history, geography, animals, storytelling, art fundamentals,
geography or world religions, to name a few. Some of the tours and programs
we provide for various schools include:
- Treasure hunts through the collection
- Drawing and/or writing in the galleries
- Tours of historical buildings on campus
- Tours of the famous Thomas Hart Benton murals
- Tours of Indiana art on campus
- Foreign language tours
We enjoy a challenge! There are dozens of tours and programs
Over 30 departments on the IU campus have asked for curriculum-structured
The museum has a wide range of adult programs including:
- Docent (Tour Guide) Training Programs (meets bi-weekly throughout the academic
- Saturday Public Tours (2:00 every Saturday)
- NoonTalks – a monthly interdisciplinary lecture
- Collectors Workshops (periodically)
- With the Friends of Art – studio tours and art
Please call (812)
855-1045 for more information; call 855-5445 to get on the
museum’s calendar and mailing list.
Our permanent collection includes works of art from
all media, historical periods, art movements, and areas of the world. The
museum education department
provide tours, gallery sessions, and/or programs in any of these following
First Floor Gallery of Western Art
From Early Christian through Contemporary Art
Byzantine, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, 19th 20th and 21st centuries
Second Floor Gallery of Ancient and Asian Art
Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Indian, Islamic,
Nepalese and Tibetan, Southeast Asian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese
Floor Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery
Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
Ancient Americas, Polynesian, Melanesian, Indonesian, African
The Art Museum gratefully acknowledges Lucienne M. Glaubinger,
Dan and Jennifer Peterson, and Timothy and Dana Davis (in memory of Jeanette
and friend), for their support of its education programs.