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Normally, when it comes to museums I can typically be found frowsily hunched over a large stack of books or inching in to scrutinize a painting’s every brushstroke (sometimes close enough to make every security guard in the building wince and shift uncomfortably). Yep, I’m...

One of the fun things I get to do for Indian Market and Festival each year is take our performers around to different media outlets to talk about all the great things going on in Military Park. This year, early on Sunday morning, we stopped...

This week's question for the Eiteljorg staff: What is your favorite part of Indian Market and Festival? Or – if this is your first IM&F – what are you most looking forward to? Please tell us in the comments what your favorite parts of Indian Market and Festival...

Beginning in April 2012, my husband and I were looking to expand on the produce we typically harvest from our garden to our table and positive ways to support local businesses. Based on rave reviews from friends and fellow foodies, we signed up for Green B.E.A.N....

So for those of you who don’t know, next spring we’ll be unveiling a new special exhibit about guitars in the American West. The exhibit team is already hard at work researching content for the exhibit. Part of that involves seeking out potential guitars to...

Indian Market and Festival is an exciting time for the Eiteljorg staff and, dare I say, Indianapolis. There's a family reunion atmosphere with the artists, all lovely people and mind bogglingly talented. There are Indian tacos to be enjoyed and dazzling performances to watch. Of course, there is...

For some reason, the goose down always makes me giggle. As it fills the air then settles on and around the audience, I can’t stop smiling. The audience is told that the floating down is a statement of peace and, in that moment, it makes...

Are you aware that there are Plains moccasins that have fully beaded soles? It was more than a few decades ago when during my childhood I was told that these were "burial moccasins."  The truth is that this is a myth. One historian tells us...

Kenneth Miller Adams, The Dry Ditch, 1964 Greetings from the curatorial offices at the Eiteljorg! Johanna here, assistant curator of Western art, history and culture. I thought I’d kick off our time together on this blog by sharing a little about one of my favorite pieces in...

For the Eiteljorg first ever Weekly Roundup, we asked staff members for the name of their all-time favorite cowboy or cowgirl. Lezlie Laxton, HR manager, says it's all about The Duke.  "I think John Wayne almost personified or developed the iconic American cowboy in film. His...

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