The Eskenazi Museum of Art Celebrates the Reopening of its I. M. Pei Building with Museum Fest

The Eskenazi Museum of Art, reflecting $30 million in renovations, will reopen this week on November 7, 2019.

“I am very excited about sharing our museum and its magnificent collections. There is great potential for learning and inspiration that we can finally unveil through four new study centers, three new art study rooms, educational programming and staff who are eager to engage with our visitors and the IU community,” said the Wilma E. Kelley Director, David A. Brenneman.

In honor of its reopening, two exhibitions will also open on November 7: Re/New: Recent Acquisitions by Contemporary Artists and Jim Dine: Pinocchio, Geppetto, and Other Personal Metaphors. [ArtDaily]

For more information on what the new Eskenazi Museum of Art will hold: https://news.iu.edu/stories/2019/11/iub/inside/04-sidney-and-lois-eskenazi-museum-of-art-renovation.html.

Indiana University’s Eskenazi Art Museum Get Gifts for New Study, New Name

The Eskenazi Art Museum has received a $1 million gift from Martha and David Moore for the new Martha and David Moore Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Study which will open in November.  In addition, the Museum has received $5 million from Kimberly and John Simpson for the new Kimberly and John Simpson Center for Education. [Wishtv.com8]

These gifts come weeks after the Indiana University alums, Patrick and Jane Martin, made a gift to establish the a common space for talks and programming. [RAAMP]

These gifts are part of a $30 million renovation of the Eskenazi Art Museum, which is scheduled to open in November after being closed for two years.

Eskenazi Museum of Art Acquires Drawings by Saul Steinberg

The Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University has received 65 drawings by graphic artist Saul Steinberg, gifted by the Saul Steinberg Foundation.  Known for his drawings and cartoons of the post World War II era in the United States, this gift will serve as an important resource for students and faculty. [ArtDaily]

Image above: Artist Saul Steinberg in 1978. Photograph by Evelyn Hofer.