Museum Info

Monday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Noon – 5 p.m.

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Artist in Residence: Elise Paschen (Osage Nation)

March 29, 2023 - April 1, 2023

Artist in Residence: The Eiteljorg’s artist in residence program brings Native and Western artists from across North America to the museum and to classrooms, libraries and senior centers in the local community. Visiting artists provide a mix of small onsite and virtual online offerings.

Artist: Elise Paschen (Osage Nation)
Dates of Residence: March 29- April 1, 2023
Medium: Poetry

Elise’s Bio: Elise Paschen, an enrolled member of the Osage Nation, is the author of, most recently, The Nightlife (Red Hen Press, 2017), BestiaryInfidelities (winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize), and Houses: Coasts. As an undergraduate at Harvard, she received the Garrison Medal for poetry. She holds M.Phil. and D.Phil. degrees from Oxford University. Paschen received the Rupert Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs Medal in 2019. Her poems have been published in Poetry Magazine and The New Yorker, among other magazines, and in numerous anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2018 and A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry. She is the editor of  The Eloquent Poem: 128 Contemporary Poems and Their Making as well as The New York Times best-selling anthology, Poetry Speaks to Children, and co-editor of Poetry Speaks and Poetry in Motion, among other anthologies. Former Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America, she is a co-founder of Poetry in Motion, a nationwide program which places poetry posters in subway cars and buses. Paschen teaches in the MFA Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute and lives in Chicago with her husband and their two children.


Open Studios: Thursday, Mar. 30, 1-4 p.m.
Meet Elise and learn more about her work, process and culture. Included with museum admission.

Poetry Reading with Q&A and Book Signing: Thursday, Mar. 30, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening with award winning Osage poet, Dr. Elise Paschen! Dr. Paschen will read a selection of her poems which will be followed by an opportunity to ask her questions. Afterwards stop and chat with Dr. Paschen and get a copy of her book of poetry signed.

This event is FREE and was made possible by a generous grant from the Arts Midwest GIG Fund. Register below.


Members-Only Coffee & Conversation: Saturday, Apr. 1, 9 a.m.
Enjoy a morning of coffee and conversations with artist in residence Elise Paschen (Osage Nation). To register, contact Jennifer Hiatt at

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission.



March 29, 2023
April 1, 2023
Event Categories:
, ,


Eiteljorg Museum
500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
+ Google Map