Eiteljorg Events

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The Eiteljorg hosts a variety of events over the course of the year that you won’t want to miss. Most of our events are included with the price of admission, so you can come enjoy the excitement of a special occasion as well as the beauty of our unique museum.

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Members-Only Behind-the-Scenes of Powerful Women II

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join Eiteljorg Museum staff and hear more about what goes into conservation and preservation decisions for exhibitions. Allison Evans, Director of Museum Collections, will lead this behind-the-scenes look at the process for evaluating the items currently on display in the Powerful Women II exhibit. Attendees...

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Celebration

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Celebrate Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Eiteljorg Museum with partner Arte Mexicano en Indiana and Nopal Cultural and enjoy FREE admission! Learn the history behind the holiday, watch performances, meet artists and watch demonstrations, explore artwork, support local artists and create...

Truthsgiving: Using Food to Dismantle a Colonial Myth

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: Free Location: Eiteljorg Museum Join us for a food demonstration and conversation with Native American culture bearers & experts to change the narrative of Thanksgiving. This event is part of the Spirit & Place Festival. November is Native American Heritage Month as well as...

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Yearly Events

Sept – Oct

Quest for the West®

Quest is one of the top Western art shows in the country. Opening weekend registrants will be the first to see and bid on paintings and sculptures by some of the most prominent artists in a “luck of the draw” sale and a miniature art sale.

Nov – Jan

Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure

Every winter visitors explore Eiteljorg’s popular annual holiday model train display, featuring reproductions of the landmarks of the American West and the skyline of downtown Indianapolis.


Indian Market & Festival

Since 1993, the Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival has been one of the preeminent summer cultural events in downtown Indianapolis. Artists from more than 50 Native American or First Nations groups present art across multiple disciplines to be awarded, purchased, and enjoyed.


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