Eiteljorg Events

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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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Leon Jett Memorial Lecture: Zaron Burnett III

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Eiteljorg Museum Cost: Members: $10 / Non-Members: $15 Zaron Burnett’s dad didn’t want slavery to be his son’s only image of Black people in American history. So every night, he filled Zaron’s dreams with these incredible stories of Black cowboys. Despite what Hollywood taught us,...

Joy Harjo Poetry Reading

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Eiteljorg Museum Check back soon for ticket information Joy Harjo (Mvskoke/Creek Nation) is serving her third term as the 23rd United States poet laureate and the first Native American to hold the title. She is an internationally known award-winning poet, author, performer and jazz...

Gund Lecture with Dr. Laura J. Arata

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Eiteljorg Museum Cost: Members: $15 / Non-Members: $25 An evening with Dr. Laura J. Arata on the first full-length biography of Sarah Blair Bickford. About the Program: Dr. Laura J. Arata is a Public Historian who specializes in the North American West with an emphasis...

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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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