Award-winning actress Glenn Close visited her costumes for the first time on October 21. Photos by Chris Meyer, IU Communications


Award-winning actress Glenn Close said she was flooded with memories as she walked through an exhibition at the Indiana University Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art showcasing costumes from some of her most notable roles, including the nurse’s uniform she wore in her very first film in 1982, The World According to Garp.

“The Art of the Character” features just a small portion of the more than 800 costumes that Close donated to IU’s Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design. She visited the exhibition, part of the school’s Sage Collection, for the first time during a trip to the IU campus on October 21.

“Hopefully [the costumes] will be here as a resource for many, many years to come,” Close says. “And it’s a living collection in that I’m still working, and whatever job I have, even if it’s an old baggy T-shirt and jeans from Hillbilly Elegy, there will be a representation of it here at IU.”

Glenn Close donated more than 800 costumes to the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design. Photo by Chris Meyer, IU Communications