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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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Quest for the West® Art Show & Sale Opens to the Public

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - October 6 @ 5:00 pm

Meet Artist-in-Residence Jason Wesaw

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

Jason Wesaw (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi) is a photographer, mixed media and ceramic artist from Michigan who has devoted his life to the study and preservation of his Potawatomi culture. Meet Jason, learn about his art and culture, and watch demonstrations on three Saturdays in…

Western Book Club: Doc by Mary Doria Russell

September 25 @ 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. We've chosen Doc by Mary Doria Russell for our fifth selection of the year. Are you interested in…

Potawatomi Day

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore Potawatomi culture with artists, experts and culture bearers. Get an overview of Potawatomi history from John N. Low, Ph.D., then explore the Mihtohseenionki Gallery and look for historic and contemporary Potawatomi art on exhibit in the museum. Learn about native foods and indigenous cooking…

Curator’s Choice Series: Quest for the Best at Quest for the West®

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Join Johanna M. Blume, interim curator of Western art, history and culture, on the first Friday of October at noon for a look at how we select Quest award winners. Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free Non-members/General Public – Talk included with admission to the museum

Navajo Rug Auction and Preview

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Preview 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Auction Begins   Shoppers will have the opportunity to preview the Navajo rugs up for auction beginning at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 5. The auction will begin at 3 p.m.…


October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The 2019 Casino Royale Gala at the Eiteljorg is hosted by Young Professional of Central Indiana and AGAVE, the museum’s young professional network. It includes complimentary top-shelf cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live casino games and entertainment from DJ George Butler. Get your ticket today -  https://bit.ly/2GHjju3.…

Day of the Dead Alter at the Eiteljorg Museum

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Altar Exhibit

October 10 @ 10:00 am - November 2 @ 5:00 pm

Peruse elaborate altars designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. See artwork celebrating Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) created by local artist Carlos Sosa and add a personal note to the community ofrenda (altar). On…

Gala Honoring Stan and Sandy Hurt

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for a special gala honoring Stan and Sandy Hurt. Enjoy cocktails and dinner and hear from President and CEO John Vanausdall and other community leaders, recognizing the extraordinary life of the Hurts and their generous contributions to the Eiteljorg Museum and the…

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Celebration

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Celebrate Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Eiteljorg Museum with partner Nopal Cultural (an Indianapolis Latino arts and culture organization) and enjoy FREE admission! Watch musical and dance performances, create art, shop at the Mercado (marketplace), meet artists-in-residence Richard Gabriel Jr. and…

Western Book Club: Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides

November 20 @ 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. We've chosen Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides for our final selection of the year. Are you interested…

Drum Making Workshop with Tony Showa (Navajo)

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

To Native People, the drum is known at “the heartbeat of Mother Earth” and is a healing tool for feeling centered and balanced. Please join Tony Showa (Navajo) for a drum making workshop at the Eiteljorg Museum on Saturday, November 30. Showa will share teachings…

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Free Music on the Canal!


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.

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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