Museum Info

Monday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Noon – 5 p.m.

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

About the Eiteljorg

Explore the diverse arts, cultures, and history of the American West and the Indigenous peoples of North America.  


Our Mission

The Eiteljorg Museum explores the intersection of the arts, histories and cultures of the past and present by sharing the diverse stories of the American West and the Indigenous Peoples of North America.

Our Vision

The Eiteljorg Museum will:

Be a welcoming environment where people feel a sense of belonging.
Build authentic connections through artistic expressions and educational programs.
Create thought-provoking experiences to explore our past, present and shared future.
• Amplify the voices of artists and champion their creative expression.
• Represent the intersection of cultures and perspectives by creating a place wheretransformation is possible.

Our Values

We represent a diverse story of human accomplishment, adversity and perseverance with respect and sensitivity to all peoples and cultures. We value integrity, respect, collaboration and excellence as paramount to accomplishing our mission. We define these values and are committed to:

• Integrity: Stewarding our collection, resources, processes and relationships with honesty and transparency.
• Respect: Intentionally weaving Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion into every aspect of the Museum.
• Collaboration: Developing and sustaining authentic internal and external relationships that support common goals.
• Excellence: Creating exceptional experiences.

Our Strategic Plan

Goal 1: Develop a strategy for long-term financial sustainability by diversifying revenue and evaluating exhibitions and programmatic initiatives

Goal 2: Strengthen authentic partnerships and collaborations.

Goal 3: Develop and sustain a collaborative, inclusive, and diverse staff and volunteer team.

Goal 4: Enhance the visitor experience through innovation and accessibility.

Goal 5: Maximize our physical and digital spaces as tools to achieve our mission.

Click here to learn more about our Strategic Plan.

Land Acknowledgement


We acknowledge that the Eiteljorg sits upon the lands of the Miami, Potawatomi, Lenape, Shawnee, Kickapoo, and Peoria peoples. These lands have been a site for trade, gathering, and kinship for all of these Peoples.  We are indebted to them for their stewardship of the soil, plants, and animals over many generations past, present, and future. We further acknowledge all other Native peoples forced to relocate through these lands. The lands of the Eiteljorg Museum and Indianapolis, Indiana, are and always will be Native lands first.

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