December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Get inspired by the Snow Days exhibition and Jingle Rails display and then bring your inspiration to the museum’s studios to this one-of-a-kind workshop and create your own miniature masterpiece…
Visiting the Museum
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Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Café: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., limited menu
Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Café: Noon – 3 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day
We are located within White River State Park.
500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Free parking is available in the White River State Park underground parking garage.
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Contemporary Native Art 101
Contemporary Native Art 101 is a visual review of contemporary Native art from the 20th century to today, focusing on its developments in painting, sculpture, prints, and multi media.
Snow Days features works from the museum’s permanent collection that highlight winter and snowy environs. With objects ranging from delicate carved ivory miniatures of sled dogs to snowy Western landscapes to exquisitely beaded mittens designed to protect the wearer from the cold, the exhibit will highlight works that embrace the beauty of the season and the ingenuity it takes to survive it.
Fifth Third Bank Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure
Jingle Rails is a G-scale model train wonderland containing nine working model trains that wind through a stunning miniature landscape, creatively built out of all-natural materials and decorated with holiday lighting. The exhibit features miniature versions of local treasures of downtown Indianapolis, including the Eiteljorg Museum, Monument Circle, Union Station, and Lucas Oil Stadium.
This collection is a display of diversity. Everything from photographs, beadwork, and works on paper and canvas to beaver fur, hides, and large installations are exhibited here for visitors to understand Native and Western art outside of typical representations.
The history and expression of Western and Native Art is on display inside and out of the museum. Outdoor pieces can be found throughout the grounds in a compelling balance between sculpture and nature.
The Western collection features art created from the 1890s to modern day. Enjoy works from members of the Taos Society of Artists as well as creations by early modernist artists including Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Henri, and many more.
The Eiteljorg tells the stories of the peoples of North America in all their diversity and complexity. It’s a place for historical context, artistic expression, new ideas, and individual perspectives. Here, visitors immerse themselves in the diverse cultures of the West and Native America. Sharing these amazing American stories is what we do at the Eiteljorg.
News & Press Releases
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Native American and First Nations artists chosen for Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship Noteworthy exhibit of contemporary Native art opens in November 2023 INDIANAPOLIS – Five Native American or First Nations artists have been selected for the prestigious 2023...
Family activities area added in newly expanded space INDIANAPOLIS – The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art welcomes back families for a favorite holiday tradition with the opening of Fifth Third Bank Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure on Nov....
All aboard for our 13th Annual Fifth Third Bank Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure! A favorite holiday tradition is back at the Eiteljorg Museum and we are as excited as ever to welcome you! Jingle Rails is a whimsical model railroad of G-scale electric trains...
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