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On Sep. 28, the Eiteljorg will screen Two Spirits - the powerful documentary about the brief life and murder of 16-year-old transgender Navajo Fred Martinez. To help the museum fund this project, please make a donation to Power2Give.  Here is a preview of Two Spirits: Fred Martinez explained to his family that he didn’t want...

Author Richard Feldman, M.D. will be in Indy Tuesday, Aug. 19, talking about his new book, Home before the Raven Caws: The Mystery of a Totem Pole. In 1903, a collection of totem poles were removed from Sitka National Historical Park. The 15 poles were sent to the...

As vice president and chief curatorial officer, James has oversight of the Curatorial, Collections and Exhibitions departments. This means planning and administration for the development of all the collections and their care and overall planning for exhibitions and related publications. He also serves as the Gund Curator of...

Girls Rock! Indianapolis recently completed its fourth camp season. The week-long camp culminated in a showcase of over 70 girls between the ages of 8 and 16 singing and rocking out on guitar, drum and bass in front of a packed crowd of almost 400 fans....

Jam session at Ruby’s Grill, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, early 1940s, Musicians L to R: Sam Hughes, Charlie Christian, Leslie Sheffield, Dick Wilson Courtesy, State Museum Collection, Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division In guitar circles, he is known for single-handedly changing the way we hear music. The rich,...

This 1930s John Dopyera guitar shows an early effort to electrify the guitar. Resophonic Electric Dobro, 1934 Loan: Courtesy of Lynn Wheelwright After being at the Eiteljorg for the last few months, I realized that I had not completely gone through the museum’s current exhibit: Guitars! Roundups to Rockers. I had...

Guitars! ads are on billboards all around Indianapolis. An extremely enjoyable facet of marketing a museum is that things are always changing. Sure, there’s a core plan that’s executed every year - a core audience we’re always communicating to. But ever-changing special exhibits present unique opportunities to...

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