The excellence of the IU Art Museum depends on individuals like you. In fact, over half of the museum's annual budget is supported by donations. Your gifts enable us to care for more than 43,500 art objects created over 40 centuries, while providing dynamic educational programming to 4,500 K-12 students from 12 Indiana counties and nearly 12,000 university students from all over the world each year. Your generosity keeps admission free and impacts the lives of over 87,000 people who visit the museum annually to experience the permanent collections, captivating special exhibitions, and magnificent I. M. Pei-designed building in person.
Gifts to the IU Art Museum are administered through the IU Foundation and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The Arc Fund is the IU Art Museum's annual fund for general programming and operational support.The fund is named after Indiana Arc, the monumental sculpture by Charles Perry gracing the museumís front lawn, which was a gift from Arc Fund donors.
Unrestricted annual donations to the Arc Fund are the lifeblood of the museum and may be used at the discretion of the museumís director. Donors contributing $1,000 or more to this fund annually qualify for membership in the Directorís Circle.
Join the Directorís Circle and unite with an instrumental group of loyal donors whose annual support acknowledges the power of art and ensures that everyone who enters the IU Art Museum has a profound experience. Members of the Directorís Circle contribute a minimum of $1,000 annually to the Arc Fund. Directorís Circle members receive special recognition and access to the museum director, along with invitations to exclusive Directorís Circle events.