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Bonnie Devine (Ojibwe, born 1952) Canoe, 2003 Graphite on paper, thread, twine, beads Museum purchase from the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship In November 2020, there was excellent media coverage published and broadcast about the Eiteljorg Museum and its exhibits. Here are some examples: Bloomington Herald-Times: 11.27.20_Celebrate Native American art in Bloomington...

This Thanksgiving, we invite you to reflect on the history of the holiday through the perspective of Indigenous peoples. These three videos feature thoughts from recent Artist in Residence Karen Ann Hoffman (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin) and Indian Market and Festival artist Katrina Mitten (Miami...

Welcome November 2, 2020 Today, let us welcome back the souls of our fallen. Let’s remember their lives; their favorite foods, their favorite drinks, even their favorite things. Let’s go through our photo albums and reminisce about those moments captured in stills. What was going on in...

Angels on Earth November 1, 2020 Today is Día de los Angelitos or Day of the Little Angels. It’s the lesser known day 1 associated with the 2 day celebration known as Day of the Dead. On this day, indigenous communities across Mexico are celebrating the lives...

Even the dead have a sweet tooth! October 31, 2020 Bread has been a staple food in Mexico since its introduction by the Spanish in 1519. Over the course of hundreds of years generations of Mexicans have done many things with bread including making a variety of...

Remembering October 30, 2020   Throughout history humanity has constructed memorials by which we remember people. They often come as a sculpture, a collection of words, and ceremonies among many other things. The Aztecs, who believed death to be an integral part of life, developed a way to...

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! October 29, 2020 The year is 1910 and lithographer Jose Guadalupe Posada has created a character that any Day of the Dead observer should recognize. That character is La Calavera Catrina or the Elegant Skull. She’s a slouched slender lady showing...

Gatherings October 28, 2020 All Saints’ Day approaches and all across Mexico preparations are underway for Día de Muertos. Coinciding with the Fall harvest, the festivities accompanying Day of the Dead bring forth a feast for the senses at the local markets. Families congregate to gather supplies...

By Lezlie Laxton, Eiteljorg director of human resources If you have ever volunteered at the Eiteljorg, you are familiar with Deborah Kish. Deborah began her time at the museum in 2008 as the manager of volunteer services and will be retiring in October 2020. Deborah brought...

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