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When National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West opens at the Eiteljorg on Oct. 27, you'll be treated to 125 years of work by some of America's greatest photographers. The men and women who used to rely on careful use of Autochrome plates to manipulate color...

This past weekend the Eiteljorg Museum hosted one of its largest events of the year, Quest for the West! The turnout was just one of the successful points of the weekend! All of the guests were thoroughly impressed with the decorations, food, and pieces of...

Warps and Wefts: Adventures in Identifying Native American Basketry Christa Barleben, Collections Cataloger We all own baskets, right? If we are like my mother we have about six in each room of the house, each with their own purpose. But have you ever really looked at a...

Warps and Wefts: Adventures in Identifying Native American Basketry Christa Barleben, Collections Cataloger We all own baskets, right? If we are like my mother we have about six in each room of the house, each with their own purpose. But have you ever really looked at a...

What is an Eiteljorg Guide? The Education Department at the Eiteljorg runs a training program and continuing education for the guides (aka docents) who lead museum tours. As the Director of Education, I get to train the volunteers who will become the museum’s guides. The guides...

On Saturday, July 18, the ground-breaking Out West program series came out east to the Eiteljorg Museum. Conceived by author Gregory Hinton, this program series was created to illuminate the positive contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community to the history and culture...

[Editor’s note: On Saturday, Aug. 18, the Eiteljorg will host Out West, the first of several programs and exhibitions exploring the contributions of the GLBTQ community in the American West.]   Alfred Jacob Miller and the life of William Drummond Stewart By Jim Wilke, independent curator and historian In the...

It’s been a dry, hot American summer, which has really put a damper on outdoor events. Yet the excruciating heat doesn’t stop the Eiteljorg from hosting a spectacular event. On Tuesday, July 24, a group from SkillSurvey, Inc., based out of Philadelphia, had planned on...

Big changes are underway at the Eiteljorg!  August 5 was the last day for Steel Ponies.  The special exhibits gallery will be closed for a few weeks as we prepare for the 7th annual edition of Quest for the West.   Last week all 23 motorcycles left the...

Indianapolis has a lot to offer young professionals—and thanks to Agave at the Eiteljorg Museum—it has something extra unique! I joined Agave a couple of years ago because I love the Eiteljorg Museum and wanted a way to explore all that the Museum had to...

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