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Indiana University Art Museum Receives Landmark Gift of $15 Million

Indiana University Art Museum announced today that it has received an historic gift of $15 million from philanthropists Sidney and Lois Eskenazi. The funds will support the renovation of the museum’s I.M. Pei–designed building. The university is also going to invest $20 million into the building project, which will be spearheaded by Susan T. Rodriguez of New York–based Ennead Architects and the Indianapolis-based Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf.

In addition, the Eskenazis donated nearly one hundred works of art from their collection, including works by Marc Chagall, Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, and Joan Miró. "We are delighted that our collection, which we have loved building and living with, will find a home at the museum,” Sidney and Lois Eskenazi said. In their honor, the museum will be renamed the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art.