President McRobbie

Arts & Humanities

During his inaugural address, IU President Michael A. McRobbie described the performance and practice spaces, libraries, museums, and galleries of Indiana University as “the equivalent of laboratories or supercomputers” for students and faculty in the arts and humanities.

IU offers some of the finest facilities in the nation, including:

  • The nation’s top university library system, according to the Association of College and Research Libraries
  • A state-of-the-art cinema in Bloomington that screens more than 120 film titles, hosts dozens of filmmakers and scholars, and offers unique cinematic experiences each year
  • An I.M. Pei-designed art museum in Bloomington
  • A public art collection in Indianapolis that includes sculptures by Dale Chihuly, James Willie Faust, and others
  • An art center located in Columbus, Indiana, the sixth most architecturally significant city in America
  • A technologically and acoustically superior teaching and practice facility in Bloomington that rivals any music school or conservatory in the world

While many students major in the arts at IU, countless others develop an appreciation and love for the arts while studying on an IU campus. Each of our eight campuses is a cultural resource for its community, offering a combination of music, art, and theatre and a venue for guest performers and speakers.