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Saloon Night with Brick Street Poetry & Hotel Tango Distillery

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Don your favorite western duds and learn about the colorful origins of real saloon drinks with James Nottage, vice president and chief curatorial officer emeritus. Enjoy cocktail samples created by Hotel Tango mixologists and learn how old recipes are altered for today’s discerning palate. Enjoy…

Cowpokes & Cocktails 2019

Cowpokes & Cocktails

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Enjoy a festive night of delicious food, great friends and good old-fashioned fun at the annual Cowpokes & Cocktails fundraiser. All proceeds from the exciting night benefit educational and public programming at the Eiteljorg Museum. Registration for the event is required. Contact Mary Whistler at…

Curator’s Choice Series: Solving the Mystery of the Golden Hill Totem Pole of Indianapolis

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Dr. Richard Feldman, author of Home Before the Raven Caws and Eiteljorg Museum board member, for this special, one-hour talk. Share in a modern-day adventure! Dr. Feldman will present his 10-year research journey that finally unraveled the 90-year mystery of the missing pole from the Brady collection…

True Grits Cooking Class at Duos Kitchen

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn unique ways to prepare an old staple - grits! During this three-course class, Chef Becky Hostetter of Duos Kitchen will walk you through each dish step-by-step before you sit down and experience each culinary masterpiece. After taking this class, you will never look at…

Words and Other Wild Things and Snakes Alive

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. -  Join us for "Words and Other Wild Things" with Poetry Alive! Children will learn about Western animals through poetry in this Poetry Alive! program presented in partnership with Brick Street Poetry. Poetry Alive! takes poetry to children in hospitals, parks,…

Drum Making Workshop with Tony Showa (Navajo)

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

To Native People, the drum is known at "the heartbeat of Mother Earth" and is a healing tool for feeling centered and balanced. Please join Tony Showa (Navajo) for a drum making workshop at the Eiteljorg Museum on Saturday, May 18. Showa will share teachings…

Screening of 1969 film version of True Grit followed by Discussion with Dr. Richard Etulain

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - See a film screening of the 1969 version of True Grit (G) starring John Wayne. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. -  Western scholar and author Dr. Richard Etulain will talk about American presidents whose decisions had a hand in shaping…

True Grit Programming: Western Book Club: True Grit by Charles Portis

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for lively discussions of a variety of books in the Western genre. The Western Book Club meets bi-monthly at 5:30 p.m. at the Eiteljorg Museum. As part of the museum's 2019 Big Read Initiative, we've chosen True Grit by Charles Portis for our third…

Juneteenth

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Eiteljorg under the Sails with music, performances, demonstrations, food and fun for the entire family! Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is a holiday commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865. In honor of Juneteenth, the celebration…

Summer Concert Series: The Sawyer Family Band (Western Swing)

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back for a fifth season, the Eiteljorg Museum's Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in June and July. So bring a friend, grab a bite…

Curator’s Choice Series: Women in the West: The True Grit of Mattie Ross

June 7 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Join Johanna M. Blume, associate curator of Western art, history and culture, on the first Friday of June at noon for an inside perspective on artist Kim Darby as Mattie Ross in the 1969 film version of True Grit. Blume will be exploring the role…

Summer Concert Series: Midtown Mad Men (50s and 60s Rock and Roll)

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back for a fifth season, the Eiteljorg Museum's Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in June and July. So bring a friend, grab a bite…

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