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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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Shonda Buchanan reading and lecture

February 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet and educator Shonda Buchanan will discuss her new memoir, Black Indian, and her family’s legacy of being African-American with Native American roots. A book signing of Black Indian: A Memoir by Shonda Buchanan will follow. Cost: Eiteljorg Members: Reading and lecture are free...

Curator’s Choice Series: Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories Sneak Peek

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Join the Eiteljorg collections staff, on the first Friday of March at noon for a behind-the-scenes look at the brand new exhibit, Quilts: Uncovering Women's Stories. Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free Non-members/General Public – Talk included with museum admission

Indianapolis Women’s Chorus Concert

March 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Indianapolis Women’s Chorus’ theme for the season is “Divas: The Goddesses Among Us” and its spring family concert in Clowes Sculpture Court at the Eiteljorg will feature family-friendly highlights from IWC's 2019-2020 season. So, come prepared to wiggle, dance, shout and maybe even sing...

Celebrate the opening of Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We're kicking off a year of honoring women's stories - and we would love to see you there! Join us on March 21 from 1 - 5 p.m. for a celebration of our newest exhibition: Quilts: Uncovering Women's Stories. At 1 p.m. join us for…

How We Got Over: The Role of Storytelling in African-American made Quilts

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Artist, author and historian Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi is founder of the Women of Color Quilters Network and is recognized as one of the nation’s most creative textile artists. She has produced an awe-inspiring body of work, much of it containing references to African-American life and…

Western Book Club: House of Rain & Unbury Carol

March 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for a lively discussion about two books; House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest by Craig Childs and Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman. The Eiteljorg Museum's Western Book Club meets bi-monthly at 5:30 p.m. at the museum. Cost: Admission…

Curator’s Choice Series: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women since 1942

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Join Dorene Red Cloud, assistant curator of Native American art, on the first Friday of April at noon for a closer look at artist Susan Hudson’s quilt, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women since 1492. This program is presented in partnership with El Tendedero/The Clothesline Project,…

Postcard Quilt Workshop

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Make your own 8 x 10 quilted postcard! Leigh Layton of INfiber and Mary Ellen Straughn of the Quilters Guild Indianapolis will teach you how to create this unique postcard. The Eiteljorg will provide all of the workshop supplies. Cost: Eiteljorg members – $20 Non-members/General…

Spring Market

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Buy handmade pottery, paintings, jewelry, food and more from some of the best artists in the region. We're accepting applications to be a part of Spring Market through March 15th. To apply today, click here. Cost: Eiteljorg Members: Free Non-Members/Public: Market included with museum admission

Curator’s Choice Series: Artist Edition

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Join fiber artists Karen Colglazier and Diane Bremen, on the first Friday of May at noon for a discussion about the story told by their quilt Not Justa Dream. Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free Non-members/General Public – Talk included with museum admission

Sip and Stitch with Crimson Tate Workshop

May 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Take a tour through our exhibit: Quilts:Uncovering Women's Stories, and participate in a workshop led by Heather Givens of Crimson Tate where you can learn how to hand stitch a quilt square while enjoying a glass of beer or wine. The Eiteljorg will provide all…

Summer Concert Series: The Local Honeys (Bluegrass)

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back for a sixth season, the Eiteljorg Museum's Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in June and July. So bring a friend, grab a bite…

Curator’s Choice Series: Quilts with Johanna M. Blume

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

Eiteljorg curator of Western art, history and culture Johanna M. Blume will discuss on the first Friday of June at noon, the new exhibition, Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories. Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free Non-members/General Public – Talk included with museum admission

Juneteenth Community Celebration

June 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

Summer Concert Series: Snotty Nose Rez Kids (Hip hop)

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back for a sixth season, the Eiteljorg Museum's Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in June and July. So bring a friend, grab a bite…

Summer Concert Series: Sarah Grain & the Billion of Stars (Americana)

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back for a sixth season, the Eiteljorg Museum's Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in June and July. So bring a friend, grab a bite…

Summer Concert Series: Innastate (Reggae)

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back for a sixth season, the Eiteljorg Museum’s Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in June and July. So bring a friend, grab a bite…

Indian Market & Festival

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 28, 2020

Join us for a weekend (both Saturday June 27 and Sunday June 28) 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…

Indian Market & Festival

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for a weekend (both Saturday June 27 and Sunday June 28) 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…

Summer Concert Series: Keiana “Keke Songbird” Whatley (Jazz)

July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back for a sixth season, the Eiteljorg Museum’s Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in June and July. So bring a friend, grab a bite…

Summer Concert Series: Serendipity (Classic rock cover band)

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back for a sixth season, the Eiteljorg Museum’s Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in June and July. So bring a friend, grab a bite…

Summer Concert Series: Emily Ann Thompson (Folk)

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back for a sixth season, the Eiteljorg Museum’s Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in June and July. So bring a friend, grab a bite…

Summer Concert Series: Veseria (Rock)

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back for a sixth season, the Eiteljorg Museum’s Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in June and July. So bring a friend, grab a bite…

Postcard Quilt Workshop

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Make your own 8 x 10 quilted postcard! Leigh Layton of INfiber and Mary Ellen Straughn of the Quilters Guild Indianapolis will teach you how to create this unique postcard. The Eiteljorg will provide all of the workshop supplies. Cost: Eiteljorg members – $20 Non-members/General…

Summer Concert Series: Heaven Honey (Alternative pop)

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back for a sixth season, the Eiteljorg Museum’s Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in June and July. So bring a friend, grab a bite…

Eagle Society Alaska Adventure

August 1 @ 8:00 am - August 8 @ 5:00 pm

Eagle Society members are invited to join President/CEO John Vanausdall and Vice President for Advancement Nataly Lowder for an exciting journey in Alaska! This trip will give you the opportunity to spend several days in Anchorage, where you will visit museums and have the opportunity to…

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Free Music on the Canal!

SUMMER UNDER THE SAILS

Cool off and explore the museum’s indoor galleries between 5 and 8 p.m. every Wednesday in June and July, then join us outside starting at 6 p.m. for free live music under The Sails.

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A Community Experience

NEA BIG READ Classic Novel True Grit

Join us for a community experience inspired by the classic Western novel, True Grit, by Charles Portis.

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