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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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Curator’s Choice Series: Santos y Cruces: Saints and Crosses in New Mexican Art

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Explore the history of Hispanic religious traditions and the devotional art that adorned churches and homes in New Mexico with Elisa Phelps, vice president and chief curatorial officer, on Friday, March 8 at noon. *Please note that this Curator's Talk has been moved to the…

Appraisal Day

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Find out if that old family heirloom is worth any money at Appraisal Day at the Eiteljorg on March 21. A team of appraisers from Cowan’s Auctions Inc. in Cincinnati will be on hand to appraise your treasures from the attic. Cowan’s Auctions is the…

Western Book Club: Presidents Who Shaped The American West

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for lively discussions of a variety of books in the Western genre. The Western Book Club meets bi-monthly at 5:30 p.m. at the Eiteljorg Museum. The second selection of 2019 is Presidents Who Shaped The American West by Glenda Riley and Richard W.…

30th Anniversary Party

March 29 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a special 30th Anniversary Party, which will kick off a yearlong celebration at the museum. We are also celebrating the opening of two compelling exhibits that display our deep and rich collection: A Sense of Beauty: Showcasing the Power and Beauty in…

True Grit Programming: Curator’s Choice Series: The True Grit of John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Join Johanna M. Blume, associate curator of Western art, history and culture on the first Friday of April at noon for an inside perspective on artist Harry Jackson’s bronze of John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn in the 1969 film version of True Grit, with insights…

Spring Market

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Find the perfect Mother's Day gift at Spring Market, where you can buy hand-made pottery, paintings, jewelry, decorative art and more from some of the best artists in the region. Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free Non-members/General Public – Market included with admission to the museum

Cowpokes & Cocktails 2019

Cowpokes & Cocktails

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Enjoy a festive night of delicious food, great friends and good old-fashioned fun at the annual Cowpokes & Cocktails fundraiser. All proceeds from the exciting night benefit educational and public programming at the Eiteljorg Museum. Registration for the event is required. Contact Mary Whistler at…

Curator’s Choice Series: Solving the Mystery of the Golden Hill Totem Pole of Indianapolis

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Dr. Richard Feldman, author of Home Before the Raven Caws and Eiteljorg Museum board member, for this special, one-hour talk. Share in a modern-day adventure! Dr. Feldman will present his 10-year research journey that finally unraveled the 90-year mystery of the missing pole from the Brady collection…

True Grit Programming: Western Book Club: True Grit by Charles Portis

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for lively discussions of a variety of books in the Western genre. The Western Book Club meets bi-monthly at 5:30 p.m. at the Eiteljorg Museum. As part of the museum's 2019 Big Read Initiative, we've chosen True Grit by Charles Portis for our third…

Juneteenth

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Eiteljorg under the Sails with music, performances, demonstrations, food and fun for the entire family! Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is a holiday commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865. In honor of Juneteenth, the celebration…

Curator’s Choice Series: Women in the West: The True Grit of Mattie Ross

June 7 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Join Johanna M. Blume, associate curator of Western art, history and culture, on the first Friday of June at noon for an inside perspective on artist Kim Darby as Mattie Ross in the 1969 film version of True Grit. Blume will be exploring the role…

Indian Market & Festival

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for a weekend celebration of Native American cultures through art, music, dance, demonstrations, food and more. Featuring Native performers and artists from more than 50 Native American cultures from across the U.S. and Canada. Indian Market and Festival is a one-of-a-kind cultural experience…

Indian Market & Festival

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for a weekend celebration of Native American cultures through art, music, dance, demonstrations, food and more. Featuring Native performers and artists from more than 50 Native American cultures from across the U.S. and Canada. Indian Market and Festival is a one-of-a-kind cultural experience…

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Harry Fonseca: The Art of Living

May 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - April 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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