Don't miss these IU Eskenazi Museum of Art exhibits before temporary closure

Special exhibits:

  • A Step in Time Across the Line: Recent Work by Chee Wang Ng: A contemporary Chinese artist's first solo museum exhibit features large-scale photography, video and installation work. The exhibit will explore the modern immigration experience and the Chinese culture.
  • Abstract Painting in Europe 1949-1968: Abstract painting in Europe in the post-war period is far less known than its American counterpart. This exhibition shines a light on what was happening in Europe, as well as an interesting area of the museum's collection, as the pieces were some of the museum's earliest acquisitions.
  • Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions: This annual partnership with the IU School of Art and Design spotlights thesis exhibitions of graduating Masters of Fine Arts candidates. There will be three rounds of thesis exhibitions, with three artists featured in each round. Exhibits include photography, textiles, graphic design, painting, jewelry and metalsmithing and ceramics.

Activities:

  • Saturday tours: The art museum offers a weekly, free docent-led tour of the museum every week at 2 p.m. No prior reservation is necessary, and tours begin at the information desk on the first floor of the museum's atrium.
  • First Thursdays Festival: (5 to 8 p.m. May 4): The last major event at the museum will include a celebration in honor of building architect I.M. Pei's 100th birthday, with the museum giving away 1,000 triangular brownies to guests, information on the upcoming renovations, an open sketch knight, food, drink, music and more.
  • Noon concert series: Stop by the museum at noon on Fridays and catch a free musical performance and a light lunch.

Visit the museum's website for a full list of activities and events happening over the next two weeks.