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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...

Bonnie Devine (Ojibwa, 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...

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