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Two historical characters of the West spring to life as actor/storyteller Joanna Winston shares their stories with delighted audiences. Winston is part of the Eiteljorg Museum to Classroomproject, made possible with funding from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and Citizens Energy Group. Through the generosity of...

In June 1989, George Carlson's two-ton bronze sculpture, The Greeting, was lowered into place at the museum's main entrance. There are over 90 examples of the artist's work in the museum's collection. Carlson, was one of Harrison Eiteljorg's favorite artists. George Carlson, American, born 1940 The Greeting, 1989 cast bronze,...

Katrina and Frank Basile at the Eiteljorg's 20th Anniversary Gala. Frank and Katrina Basile are known across the city of Indianapolis for their generosity, warmth and contagiously energetic spirits. They greet friends – old and new - with smiles, hugs and genuine questions about their well-being....

Eiteljorg bookkeeper/office assistant Mary Downey on a fishing trip with her family in 1989, the year the Eiteljorg opened. Celebrating her 25 year anniversary along with the Eiteljorg is bookkeeper/office assistant, Mary Downey. She’s been here since the very beginning and has had many roles. She...

EITELJORG MUSEUM FEBRUARY EVENTS Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo  New exhibit now open Blake Little  features 41 black-and-white images of cowboys and cowgirls from the gay rodeo circuit, taken by award-winning, Los Angeles-based photographer, Blake Little. The Seattle native became captivated by the gay rodeo scene in...

Harrison Eiteljorg inside his Indianapolis office surrounded by Western art, 1980. Photographer unknown. This year, the Eiteljorg celebrates 25 years as a cultural institution in Indianapolis. The following excerpt was taken from Frontiers and Beyond, Visions and Collections from the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, (Indianapolis:...

Retired engineer Jack Van Atta Skillman served for many years as a volunteer at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. He died Jan. 21 at the age of 91. Eiteljorg Director of Education Cathy Burton took some time today to reflect on what Jack brought...

For Immediate Release For more information: DeShong Perry-Smitherman Public Relations Manager (317) 275-1352 dperry@eiteljorg.com                                                                         twitter.com/DeShongPerry  Ansel Adams - a lifetime portfolio coming to the Eiteljorg Museum Mar. 1 More than 80 images represent the best of Adams’ prolific career. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Before he became known as the creator of some of the most...

Blake Little is a sought-after commercial and celebrity photographer in Los Angeles, and his client list includes publications such as Time and Entertainment Weekly, and celebrities Steve Carell, Colin Powell, and Jane Fonda. In the late 1980s and early 1990s he competed in the gay rodeo. On Saturday,...

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