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College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Art History

Department of
Art History

Fine Arts Building, 1962

Libraries & Museums

The Department of Art History maintains close relationships with several important resources at Indiana University, including:

Fine Arts Library
The Fine Arts Library houses books and journals in the fields of the visual arts, art history, architecture, fashion, design and related disciplines. The collection is comprised of over 130,000 volumes and 300 periodicals, a reference collection, extensive research databases and guides, as well as a non-circulating collection of rare books, including over 1,800 artists' books. 

Grunwald Gallery of Art
The Grunwald Gallery is Bloomington's premier contemporary art space, featuring experimental works by significant regional and nationally known artists as well as by faculty and students. 

The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art
The Eskenazi Museum of Art's acclaimed collections range from ancient gold jewelry and African masks to paintings by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. They include over 40,000 objects representing nearly every art-producing culture throughout history.

Indiana University Cinema
The Indiana University Cinema is a world-class facility and program that is dedicated to the scholarly study and highest standards of exhibition of film in its traditional and modern forms. 

Kinsey Institute Gallery
The Kinsey Institute Gallery showcases selected pieces from the Institute's extensive collection of art and artifacts on the subjects of sex, gender and reproduction. Spanning more than 2,000 years of human history, this unique archive includes both historic and contemporary visual arts, mass-produced ephemera, film and video, and objects relating to reproductive health, family planning, and sex education, as well as library and archival materials. 

Lilly Library
Lilly Library holdings include approximately 400,000 books and more than 7.5 million manuscripts. Materials in the library range from major rare books such as the New Testament of the Gutenberg Bible, the four Shakespeare folios, and Audubon's Birds of America, to famous individual manuscripts such as George Washington's letter accepting the presidency of the United States. 

Mathers Museum of World Cultures
The Mathers Museum collections consist of over 30,000 objects and 10,000 photographs representing cultures from each of the world's inhabited continents. The ethnology collections strengths include traditional musical instruments, photographs of Native Americans, Inupiaq and Yupik Eskimo materials, and Pawnee material culture, among others.

Sage Collection
The Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection includes clothing, accessories, and related items that include military, occupational, and sports uniforms; hand-crafted haute couture ensembles; ready-to-wear apparel; a large button collection; and garments designed by Indiana natives Bill Blass and Norman Norell.

Department of Art History
Radio/TV Building 316
1229 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-9390
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.