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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 Curator’s Choice: A Zuni Artist’s Look at Anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

The cartoons in Laughter and Resilience by Zuni artist Phil Hughte are based on the time a flamboyant anthropologist named Frank Hamilton Cushing visited Zuni and stayed for several years in the early 1880s. The clash of cultures and Cushing’s competition with a female anthropologist...

Supaman Performing Live at the Eiteljorg Museum!

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: $20 As a member of the “Apsaalooke Nation”, Supaman makes his home on the Crow reservation in Montana. “Supaman” Is Christian Takes Gun Parrish, a Native American dancer and innovative hip hop artist who has dedicated his life to empowering and spreading a message...

Virtual Leon Jett Memorial Lecture: Morgan Jerkins

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Virtual Event (Zoom) Cost: Free Join us for our annual Leon Jett Memorial Lecture to meet author Morgan Jerkins and discuss her book Wandering in Strange Lands. About the Guest Speaker: Morgan Jerkins is the New York Times bestselling author of This Will Be My...

Quest for the West® Art Show & Sale

September 10 - September 11
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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.

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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.

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June

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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