Indiana University renaming art school after philanthropists who made gift


The Herron School of Art, Indiana University, to be renamed for philanthropists Sidney and Lois Eskenazi

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Indiana University is renaming its art school for two philanthropists who recently made a $20 million gift.

The school will be known as the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design in recognition of the Indianapolis couple’s commitment to the university and the arts.

The Eskenazis’ $20 million gift is the art school’s largest. It will support student scholarships, academic programs, research and other priorities. The school offers degree programs in 14 areas of study.

The money will be used to create an endowment to fund the Lois Eskenazi scholarship for first-year students who are interested in painting.

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