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By Dorene Red Cloud (Oglala Lakota), assistant curator of Native American art Heidi Brandow, b.1981 (Diné/Kanaka Maoli), Cute Monster Series, 2015, mixed media, 10.25 inches x 24” inches Image by Addison Doty, courtesy of the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian   In May, the Eiteljorg will premiere a...

By Elisa Phelps, Eiteljorg vice president and chief curatorial officer Fern Sawyer, Richuela Ranch, NM - Heading a Calf at her Spring Branding, 13” x 19.25” ©1988 Barbara Van Cleve The term “hard twist” is used in association with yarn and thread. A hard twist yarn is one...

By Johanna M. Blume, curator of Western art, history and culture Dean Mitchell For Freedom, 2020 Watercolor 30 x 22 inches Gift of Catherine Turner , 2020.6.1 The Eiteljorg Museum is committed to sharing the stories of the many diverse communities who are part of the Western experience. This requires...

Five Native American/First Nations artists chosen for Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship  Fascinating exhibit of contemporary Native art opens Nov. 13, 2021 INDIANAPOLIS – Five Native American and First Nations artists have been selected for the prestigious 2021 Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship. Innovative paintings, prints, mixed media and...

By Elisa Phelps, Eiteljorg vice president and chief curatorial officer Barbara Van Cleve (American, born 1935) Melody Harding, Bar Cross Ranch, WY, 1995 Photograph, 51.5 x 41.5 inches Image courtesy of Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women – Photographs by Barbara Van Cleve from the collection of the National Cowgirl...

By Caroline States, Eiteljorg marketing and communications intern Caroline States Once the effects of the global pandemic reached Indiana in March, I became concerned -- as a student in my junior year of college -- about the quality of my education going forward. Universities quickly pivoted to...

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