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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...

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...

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