History of Art
The Department of Art History offers programs in Classical art, Medieval art, Renaissance and Baroque art, Modern art, the art of Africa, Oceania, and Pre-Columbia America, Asian art, and art theory. The curriculums are enriched by an active school exhibition gallery with visiting artists and art historians.Facilities include large studios and classrooms specifically designed to present visual material. Many resources are available to students such as the SoFA Slide Library which contains an outstanding collection of over 320,000 slides. The Fine Arts Library contains over 90,000 volumes and the exceptional collections of the Indiana University Art Museum are without compare.
Fine Arts Library
The Fine Arts Library is Indiana University’s main repository for books and journals in the fields of the visual arts, art history, architecture, design, and related disciplines. The collection is compromised of approximately 100,000 volumes and 350 periodicals, and includes a non-circulating collection of over 250 artist books.
Friends of Art
The Friends of Art is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering awareness of the arts at Indiana University. The Friends support student scholarships and fellowships, and maintain one of the most comprehensive art book inventories in the Midwest, the Friends of Art Bookshop. In addition to providing textbooks for fine arts classes, the bookshop stocks an extensive selection of scholarly and general interest art books as well as gift items like cards, posters, and jewelry.
Center for Integrative Photographic Studies
The Center for Integrative Photographic Studies will promote the study of photography, lens-based and sensing imaging across many disciplines in arts, humanities and sciences at Indiana University from creative photography to conservation to the study of photographic images and practice in our culture. The Center will encourage interdisciplinary approaches to the study of photography broadly conceived by reaching out to artists, scholars and scientists across IU including branch campuses. We will forge links with other similar centers across the US and around the world.
Indiana University Art Museum
The Indiana University Art Museum, designed by the architecture firm, I.M. Pei & Partners in 1982, incorporates three 10,212 square foot permanent exhibition galleries, a 5,940 square foot special exhibitions gallery, conservation and photography laboratories; and a sculpture-filled triangular atrium that soars to 110 feet. The collection, ranging from ancient gold jewelry and African masks to paintings by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, includes over 35,000 objects_ paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and textiles_ representing nearly every art-producing culture throughout history.
The Fuller Projects is an alternative exhibtion space located on the campus of Indiana University, and exhibits the work of emerging and established artists from around the country.
Fine Arts Student Association (FASA)
The Fine Arts Student Association is a student-run organization comprised of Studio and Art History students.