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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Western Book Club: House Made of Dawn by Scott Momaday

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of House Made of Dawn by Scott Momaday. Meetings will be via Zoom until further notice. To attend, please contact Museum Programs at museumprograms@eiteljorg.com. Location: Virtual (Zoom) Cost: Free

Virtual Public Tours

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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One event on May 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on May 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on May 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on May 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on June 9, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Join Eiteljorg Museum volunteer guides and staff for a free 30-minute interactive look at artwork in the museum's collection. This program will be held virtually and hosted via Zoom. Links and log in information will be emailed to registrants in advance of the program. To...

Virtual Artist Talk Series with Innastate

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Virtual Event (Zoom) Cost: Free Check back soon to register. 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 Native American artists from across the United States and Canada will...

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Laughter Yoga with Joy Potential

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Laughter Yoga involves little stretching and LOTS of laughing. Delight in a variety of laughter exercises, playful breathing exercises, and laughter meditation, guaranteed to release stress and tension, open your heart, calm your mind, boost your health, and joyfully infuse your life with an abundance…

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Héčhetu Welo: A conversation with Lakota Artist Dwayne Wilcox

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

Héčhetu Welo is all that Lakota artist, Dwayne Wilcox has to say. Learn about the beginnings, early life, and inspiration Dwayne experienced growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Registrants will receive a link to watch this short film and have a…

The Freetown Village Singers

Juneteenth Community Celebration

June 5

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Eiteljorg Museum with a free day of admission for all, featuring socially distanced outdoor performances. Check back soon for more details. Juneteenth, a brief history: On June 19, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to bring the news that the…

Virtual Indian Market and Festival

June 14 - June 28

The Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market & Festival, one of the nation’s top Native American art markets, is going all virtual in 2021. For two weeks in June, shop for incredible art online from more than 100 Native American artists from across the United States and…

Virtual Juneteenth Celebration

June 19

In addition to a free admission day on June 5, the Eiteljorg will host a virtual celebration of Juneteenth with a day of virtual events and activities on June 19 - including live and recorded performances, panel discussions, and more. Check back soon for more…

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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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