Arts and Culture
Indiana University is home to many different forms of art and music. IU's Jacobs School of Music has long been recognized as one of the most competitive and acclaimed institutions for the study of music in the world. The school offers more than 1,100 performances a year, including seven fully staged operas and three ballets. Indiana University Auditorium is one of the premier cultural centers of the Midwest. A historic building opened in 1941, the Auditorium remains the primary gathering place for community ceremonies, lectures, and a wide range of performing arts and world-class touring entertainment. IU is also home to multiple museums, include the Eskenazi Museum of Art, the Mather's Museum of World Cultures, and the Lily Library.
IU is home to six cultural centers that provide programming, events, outreach, and advocacy. IU is also home to the African American Arts Institute—the only organization of its kind in the nation—and encourage student and alumni organizations that value community and culture. These resources offer consulting and support across the university’s seven campuses.
Featuring 24 NCAA sports, IU Athletics is a vibrant part of the history and tradition of Indiana University. Probably best known for it's 5 NCAA men's basketball championships, IU is also home to other outstanding programs such as the 8 time national champion men's soccer team and a world renowned swimming and diving team that featured multiple Olympians, including gold-medalist Lily King.
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