Our department maintains close relationships with several important resources at Indiana University, including:
Grunwald Gallery of Art
Bloomington’s premier contemporary art space, featuring experimental works by significant regional and nationally known artists as well as by faculty and students.
Indiana University Cinema
A world-class facility and program dedicated to the scholarly study and highest standards of exhibition of film in its traditional and modern forms.
Kinsey Institute Library and Special Collections
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.
The extraordinary holdings include approximately 400,000 books and more than 7.5 million manuscripts. Materials 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. They also include less conventional objects, such as Orson Welles’ Oscar statuette and the Jerry Slocum Mechanical Puzzle Collection.
IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Scheduled to open in 2021, IU’s new Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will contain the rich collections of the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures.
The Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection includes clothing, accessories, and related items such as military, occupational, and sports uniforms. It features hand-crafted haute couture ensembles, ready-to-wear apparel, a large button collection, and garments designed by Indiana natives Bill Blass and Norman Norell.
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.