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INDIANAPOLIS – The iconic landmarks of Hollywood are new additions this year to the Eiteljorg Museum’s holiday miniature train display, Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure. Open from Nov. 18 to Jan. 15, Jingle Rails is an enchanting holiday attraction, featuring electric trains that crisscross miniature replicas of famous...

November is National Native American Heritage Month and what better way to celebrate than by visiting the Eiteljorg. Peruse the museum galleries, join in a curator tour, see Native Art Now! and meet two incredibly talented Native artists visiting Indianapolis to inspire visitors and showcase their beadwork...

Since it first opened in 2010, Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure has become a cherished Indianapolis holiday tradition for families. The extraordinary miniature train attraction returns to the Eiteljorg on Saturday, Nov. 18. In Jingle Rails, nine G-scale trains chug along nearly 1,200 feet of track through iconic scenes and...

Native Art Now! project includes TV documentary, book, two-day artists’ symposium INDIANAPOLIS – A new exhibition of some of the best contemporary Native American artworks of the past 25 years, Native Art Now!, opens Nov. 11-12 at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. The field...

The Out West™ programming series explores the positive contributions of the LGBTQ community to the history and cultures of the American West. In the next installment of that series, the Eiteljorg Museum on Oct. 21 will host a screening of the documentary Matt Shepard is a Friend of...

What comes to mind when you conjure up images of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)?  A somber memorial? Gruesome Halloween ghouls? Well, picture vibrant swirling color, lively music, dancing calavaras(skeletons), rhythmic sounds of hammers making punched-tin treasures, laughter as children enjoy delightful papel picado(cut paper) creations,...

INDIANAPOLIS -- A Western swing band, a cowgirl guitarist performing cowboy trail songs and a champion trick-roper will bring Wild West-style entertainment to WestFest, an educational and fun-filled family festival on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Families can get a memorable taste...

Fall is an exciting time for Native American contem­porary art at the Eiteljorg. Two ongoing exhibitions, In Their Honor and The Geometry of Expression, examine the work of several Native contemporary artists. These are prelude to one of the most important contemporary art shows the Eiteljorg has ever staged: Native...

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