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Educators’ Open House and Community Conversation

September 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Eiteljorg Museum is where you and your students can be immersed in the art, history and cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of North American and the American West. This is a day focused on your needs and how you can use and enjoy the galleries, gardens, programs and resources at the Eiteljorg Museum. Educators, administrators, support staff, and immediate family members will have free admission on Saturday, September 23.


  • Meet staff and volunteers and share your needs for museum resources.
  • See the museum’s newest installation Expressions of Life: Native Art in North America and learn how to connect your students with the artwork and themes in the gallery.
  • Learn about the new Education Web Hub.
  • Meet artists involved in the creation of the Education Hub: Jason Wesaw (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi), Karen Ann Hoffman (Oneida of Wisconsin), and Katrina Mitten (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma).
  • Enjoy light refreshments.
  • Learn about all the Eiteljorg has to offer – group tours, transportation grants, educational resources, artist in residence experiences, and more!
  • Go on a sample tour – Guides are available to discuss connections to your class themes and the IDOE Academic Standards. They know how to keep a group moving and interested. Come by to talk about your needs and see some of the hands-on materials guides use on tour.
  • Earn PGP point for participating

Schedule of Events:
10:30 – 4 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, explore the new education web hub, meet education staff and volunteers guides, and explore the galleries.
10:30 – 11 a.m. Artist Demonstration with Katrina Mitten (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma)
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lecture: the Miami Nation with Diane Hunter (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Artist Demonstration with Jason Wesaw (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi)
12:30 – 1 p.m. Sample gallery tours with volunteer guides
1 – 2:30 p.m. Community Conversation: Katrina Mitten, Jason Wesaw & Karen Ann Hoffman, three artists with traditional homelands in the Great Lakes region, will talk about their work, connection to culture and place, and how to incorporate contemporary Native perspectives in the classroom. A Q&A session will follow.
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Join Katrina, Jason and Karen Ann for an informal meet and greet
3 – 3:30 p.m. Sample gallery tours with volunteer guides
3:30 – 4 p.m. Artist Demonstration with Karen Ann Hoffman (Oneida of Wisconsin)

COST: Free for educators, administrators, faculty and their families

Museum Info

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

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204


September 23, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Eiteljorg Museum
500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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