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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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Virtual Artist Talk Series with Shirley Brauker

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to get inside an artist’s mind and find out how they create beautiful artwork? The Virtual Artist Talk series featuring Indian Market & Festival artists will allow you to do just that! Join long time Eiteljorg Indian Market & Festival artist...

Virtual Curator’s Choice: “Hard Twist:” The Stories behind the Photographs

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join vice president and chief curatorial officer Elisa Phelps for stories of the women behind the photographs in Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women, photographs by Barbara Van Cleve. Free Virtual Event (Zoom) Check back soon for registration. About Hard Twist: The Eiteljorg’s newest exhibition Hard...

Virtual Leon Jett Memorial Lecture: “The Compton Cowboys” with Walter Thompson-Hernandez

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

New York Times Reporter Walter Thompson-Hernandez will speak about his book, The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland, in this year’s annual Leon Jett Memorial Lecture. Free Virtual Event (Zoom) Register here. About this Event Leon Jett was the Eiteljorg's...

Virtual Curator’s Choice: Hard Twist: Women in the West

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join Johanna Blume, curator of Western art, history and culture, and learn more about roles women have taken on in the American West. Virtual Event (Zoom) Check back soon for registration. About Hard Twist: The Eiteljorg’s newest exhibition Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women is a…

Virtual Class: Black & White Photography in a Color World with Roberts Camera

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

During the first hundred years of photography, it was solely a black & white world. But with the introduction of color film in the 1930's things slowly started to change. Today's photographic environment revolves around color and black & white has become a dying art…

Virtual Curator’s Choice: Hard Twist: Photography as Art

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art, will give insight into photography as an art from through the work of Barbara Van Cleve. Virtual Event (Zoom) Check back soon for registration. About Hard Twist: The Eiteljorg’s newest exhibition Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women is a…

Film Photo Walk with Roberts Camera

April 17 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Want to get sentimental and shoot a roll of film? Join photographers Marc Lebryk and Walt Kuhn for a photo walk shooting film in downtown Indianapolis. They will show you how to shoot film and get your exposure right for those memorable images. The cost…

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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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