Compete against trivia masters at Wild Western Trivia Night, meet some of the top Western artists in the country at Quest for the West®, see our newly reimagined Western Art Galleries and so much more.

Compete against trivia masters at Wild Western Trivia Night, meet some of the top Western artists in the country at Quest for the West®, see our newly reimagined Western Art Galleries and so much more.

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Compete against trivia masters at Wild Western Trivia Night, meet some of the top Western artists in the country at Quest for the West®,see our newly reimagined Western Art Galleries and so much more.
The Eiteljorg’s fall schedule gives visitors plenty of opportunities to explore, learn, play, shop and make lasting memories at the Eiteljorg!

 

AUGUST

Friday | Aug. 24
5-8 p.m.
Wild Western Trivia Night

Are you a Western film aficionado? Know the difference between John Ford and John Wayne? Like to have fun, meet new friends and answer random questions? If you answered yes to any of these questions, don’t miss your chance to show off your knowledge during Wild Western Trivia Night. Admission includes food (Qdoba) and drink (beer or wine) ticket beginning at 5 p.m. with trivia starting at 6 p.m. Register yourself or an entire team of five. Event is age 21+ only.

Cost:
 Eiteljorg members – $20, Not yet members – $25
For tickets, call 317.636.9378 or click on this link; http://bit.ly/2LyJve2.


SEPTEMBER

Friday | Sept. 7
Noon-1 p.m.
Walking Tour: (Dis/Mis/Re)placing the Indian in Indianapolis

Join Dr. Scott Shoemaker for a walking tour of several Indianapolis monuments to explore Native representation around the city. The walking tour will take approximately one hour. There is no fee required for this talk, but if visitors would like to explore the museum and are not yet members, the museum admission fee applies..

Saturdays | Sept. 8, 15 & 22
1-4 p.m.
Artist in Residence: Katrina Mitten (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma)
Open Studio Sessions

Meet artist Katrina Mitten and learn about her art, history and culture, and see some of her fine beadwork.

Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free, Not yet members – Talk included with museum admission

Friday–Saturday | Sept. 7-8
13th Annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale Opening Weekend

Sunday | Sept. 9 – Oct. 14
13th Annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale public exhibit

Join us for one of the country’s top Western art sales, followed by a month-long exhibition featuring new works by 50 of today’s leading Western artists. The opening weekend sale is Sept. 7-8. The special exhibit opens to the public Sunday Sept. 9 and remains on view through Oct. 14.

  • Friday night, Sept. 7:  Miniature art sale (reservations only)
  • Saturday night, Sept. 8:  Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale (reservations only)
  • Sunday, Sept. 9:  Special exhibit opens, noon-5 p.m.

Cost for opening weekend sale: Reservation required
Cost for exhibit only: Eiteljorg members – Free, Not yet members – Exhibit included with museum admission

Friday | Sept. 28
6-10 p.m.
Chuck wagon Dinner and a Movie
FREE Admission

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, meet Ray, the owner/chef of the chuck wagon and settle in for an outdoor screening of the 1991 Western comedy film, City Slickers (PG-13). Authentic chuck wagon grub will be available for purchase beginning at 6 p.m., while supplies last. (Adult meals – $10 and kid’s meals – $5). The film begins at sunset (approximately 8 p.m.) under The Sails along the scenic downtown Canal.

Guests are welcome to bring chairs, blankets, food and drinks, but no alcohol.
*This is a weather-permitting event.

Friday | Sept. 28
6-8 p.m.
Native American Art and Jewelry Sale & Navajo Rug Auction Preview
FREE Admission

Shop for vintage and contemporary jewelry to add to your collection, or get appraisals from R.B. Burnham & Co. Trading Post experts. Plus, get a sneak preview of the Navajo rugs up for auction on Saturday, Sept. 28. Admission into the Frank and Katrina Basile Eiteljorg Museum Store only is always free.

Saturday, Sept. 29
Noon–5 p.m. – Preview
5:30-8 p.m. – Auction
Navajo Rug Auction
FREE Admission

Going, going, gone! Shoppers will have the opportunity to preview the Navajo rugs up for auction beginning at noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. There will be a cash bar and complimentary refreshments available to bidders. The auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. Admission to the Frank and Katrina Basile Eiteljorg Museum Store only is free.

The Navajo rugs are available in traditional and contemporary designs from the R.B. Burnham & Co. Trading Post. For five generations, the Arizona-based Burnham family has been trading with and encouraging Native American artists in the Four Corners area of the West. Prices range from less than $100 up to $10,000.

OCTOBER

Saturdays | Oct. 6, 13, 20
1-4 p.m.
Artist in Residence: DG House (Cherokee of NE Alabama)
Open Studio Sessions

Meet contemporary Native American artist DG House, learn about her culture and watch her demonstrate mixed media and painting techniques.

Cost: Eiteljorg Members – Free, Not yet members – Program is included with museum admission.

Sunday | Oct. 14
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale exhibit closes

Saturday | Oct. 27
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Celebration
FREE Admission

Celebrate Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) at the Eiteljorg Museum with partner Nopal Cultural (an Indianapolis Latino arts and culture organization) and enjoy FREE admission. Watch performances, create art, shop at the Mercado (marketplace), meet artist in residence Richard Gabriel Jr. and design your own tinwork to take home, and so much more.

NOVEMBER

Saturdays | Nov. 3, 10 & 17
1-4 p.m.
Artist in Residence: Dana Warrington (Menominee/Prairie Band Potawatomi)
Open Studio Sessions

Meet traditional artist Dana Warrington and learn about his art, history and culture. See Dana demonstrate several art mediums including beadwork, quillwork, bustle-making, moccasins and cradleboards.

Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free, Not yet members – Talk included with museum admission

Saturday | Nov. 3
8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Experience Miami Culture, Sandhill Cranes during Eiteljorg Tour

Enjoy an all-day coach trip to northern Indiana focusing on the Miami Tribe and the fall migration of the Sandhill Crane. This is an ideal tour for those interested in Native American and Indiana history and for nature lovers. To register for this event, please click on this link; http://bit.ly/2LEYwYC.

Monday | Nov. 5
6:30-8 p.m.
A Crossroads of Nations – Talk and Panel Discussion

The Eiteljorg Museum is excited to present a Spirit and Place event, in connection with the Indiana Historical Society, that =includes a talk and panel discussion about the question: “What is a treaty?” This event explores the historic and contemporary impact of treaties between Great Lakes Native nations and the U.S. government. To register for this event, please click on this link; http://bit.ly/2uHWlgw.

Saturday | Nov. 10
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Western Art Galleries Reopen to the Public

The Eiteljorg Museum’s two main Western art galleries have undergone a major renovation. On Saturday, Nov. 10, the newly reimagined galleries will reopen to the public. Visitors can expect to see familiar works, as well as newly acquired artworks and engaging interactives throughout the exhibit space.

Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free, Not yet members – Galleries included with museum admission

Saturday | Nov. 17
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure opens

One of Indianapolis’ most popular family holiday traditions returns. Be one of the first to experience the Eiteljorg’s holiday train exhibit, Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure. Model trains chug through beautifully recreated landscapes and landmarks of the American West and  downtown Indianapolis. See Monument Circle, Lucas Oil Stadium, the Grand Canyon, Golden Gate Bridge, the Las Vegas strip and so much more. Open until Jan. 14, 2019. New this year: Route 66

Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free, Not yet members – Exhibit included with admission to the museum

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Now Open – Feb. 3, 2019
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Reel West

Explore the world of Hollywood Westerns. See how Western movies and TV shows have shaped American culture and identity. Visitors will see film costumes worn by famous actors in popular Westerns, props, memorabilia, movie posters and images from the early silent Western films to mid-20thcentury classics up through today. The Reel West will appeals to casual movie fans, serious film buffs, those who remember iconic Westerns and those new to the genre.

Now Open – April 7, 2019
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Harry Fonseca: The Art of Living

Take an intimate look at the work of a renowned contemporary Native artist and former Eiteljorg Fellow, Harry Fonseca (Maidu/Nisenan, Portuguese, Hawaiian). This exhibit of paintings, prints, drawings and archival material is dedicated to Fonseca’s work and life.

About the Eiteljorg
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. The Eiteljorg is located in Downtown Indianapolis’ White River State Park, at 500 West Washington, Indianapolis, IN  46204. For general information about the museum and to learn more about exhibits and events, call 317.636.WEST (9378) or visit www.eiteljorg.org.

Eiteljorg Museum Media Contacts:

Hyacinth Rucker
Digital Communications Manager
317.275.1388
hrucker@eiteljorg.com

Bryan Corbin
Public Relations Manager
317.275.1315
bcorbin@eiteljorg.com

Bert Beiswanger
Director of Marketing and Communications
317.275.1317
bbeiswanger@eiteljorg.com



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