Museum Tour: Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University

We’ve visited several art museums over the past several months. With this post, I’ll try to catch up on what we’ve seen. In early February we did a college visit to Indiana University in Bloomington. The art collection is housed in a large, architecturally significant building designed by I.M. Pei (1982). The featured exhibit was by Vik Muniz, a Brazilian-American photographer. “Working with a dizzying array of unconventional materials—including sugar, tomato sauce, diamonds, magazine clippings, chocolate syrup, dust, and junk—he painstakingly constructs 3-D pictures before recording them with his camera,” according to the press release. See below the photograph he made of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

The permanent collection includes pieces by several well-known artists, among them Picasso, Monet, Calder, Morris Louis, Rockwell, and Pollock. Here are images of the museum and art that I liked.

Museum façade and current exhibit poster.

Museum façade and current exhibit poster.

Museum atrium.

Museum atrium.

Stacey and Vik Muniz's Matchbox XKE Jaguar.

Stacey and Vik Muniz’s Matchbox XKE Jaguar.

Fallingwater (Kaufman Residence), from Picture of Chocolate, 2009, dye destruction print.

Fallingwater (Kaufman Residence), from Picture of Chocolate, 2009, dye destruction print.

Louis, Pollock, and sculpture.

Louis, Pollock, and sculpture.

Morris Louis, known for his color field paintings.

Morris Louis.

Jackson Pollock, Number 11, 1949.

Jackson Pollock, Number 11, 1949.

Alexander Calder maquette.

Alexander Calder maquette.

August Macke, Forest Stream (Waldbach), 1910. French Fauvism + the natural world.

August Macke, Forest Stream (Waldbach), 1910. French Fauvism + the natural world.

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