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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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Please Touch! The Sculptures of Michael Naranjo Opens

January 18 @ 10:00 am - July 26 @ 5:00 pm

Curator’s Choice Series: Renowned artist Michael Naranjo talks about his exhibition

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

Join renowned artist Michael Naranjo, on the first Friday of February at noon for a talk about his fascinating exhibition of touchable bronze sculptures. Cost: Eiteljorg members - Free Non-members/General Public – Talk included with museum admission

Artist Talk: Michael Naranjo

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Meet renowned artist Michael Naranjo and learn about his fascinating exhibition of touchable bronze sculptures. Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free Non-members/General Public – Talk included with museum admission

Inner Vision: An Afternoon with Michael Naranjo

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

After losing his sight while serving in Vietnam, Michael Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo) became an accomplished sculptor.  Join us for an opportunity to meet Naranjo and hear him speak about his triumphant journey of overcoming the loss of his sight to a world renowned sculptor.…

Leon Jett Memorial Lecture: The Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in the American West

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Award-winning author and cultural documentarian Candacy Taylor will discuss the Green Book, which in the pre-civil rights era was an essential travel guide for African-American travelers seeking dining and lodging in safety. A book-signing of The Overground Railround will follow. Cost: Eiteljorg Members: Talk is…

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…

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…

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

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…

Indian Market & Festival

June 27 @ 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 28 @ 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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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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