Museum Info

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

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Girl Scouts Junior Jeweler Badge Workshop and Tour

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Learn about several different Native American jewelry styles and techniques, and then make your own chain-loop bracelet and necklaces. The workshop includes a take-home bracelet and necklaces and will count toward the Jeweler Badge. This is best suited for Juniors. A minimum of 1 adult per 10 Girl Scouts is required, and adult chaperone tickets […]

Artist Talk with Ruth Cuthand (Plains Cree) 2023 Eiteljorg Fellow

Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hall Basile Auditorium 735 W New York St, Indianapolis, IN, United States

In conjunction with the 2023 Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, the Eiteljorg Museum and Herron School of Art + Design are partnering for an artist talk with the 2023 Fellowship's invited artist, Ruth Cuthand (Plains Cree). Join Ruth at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hall Basile Auditorium and hear about her remarkable career, her passion for […]

Native American Heritage Day

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Join us in celebration of Native American Heritage Day with a day packed with workshops, talks, storytelling and more! Check out the exciting schedule for the day. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Beadwork artist Katrina Mitten (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma) will talk to visitors about her art and culture. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Jewelry […]

Members-Only Adults Night Out at Fifth Third Jingle Rails

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Need a night of holiday cheer with friends? Join us for our third annual Members-Only Adults Night Out at Fifth Third Jingle Rails. Register for this exclusive members-only evening exploring Jingle Rails, a locomotive wonderland of iconic landmarks. While exploring, indulge in complimentary liquor tastings and hors d'oeuvres and take advantage of the cash bar! […]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day FREE DAY

Join us in commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a FREE day featuring art-making activities, a film screening of King in Chicago, a lecture by local artist and activist Wildstyle, and a community drum circle! Also, experience the last day of the enchanting model train wonderland, Fifth Third Bank […]

Code Talker Stories by Laura Tohe

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Location: Virtual/Zoom Cost: Free The Eiteljorg Museum’s Western Book Club, like the museum itself, is committed to including works that represent many different cultural values, attitudes, and points of view. Members come together bimonthly to discuss books that represent the diversity of the American West and Indigenous peoples of North America. Meetings take place via […]

“Acts of Faith” Community Art Project

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Join us for an exciting Community Art Project in partnership with the Harrison Center and artist Kyle Ragsdale! Please make your voice heard in our upcoming Acts of Faith exhibition by painting illustrations representing your beliefs onto cardboard circles, which will be attached to a hanging mobile as part of a new art installation in […]

“Developing Stories: Native Photographers in the Field” Exhibition Opening

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Developing Stories: Native Photographers in the Field is a series of three photo essays created by Native photojournalists Donovan Quintero (Diné), Tailyr Irvine (Diné / Ho-Chunk), and Russel Albert Daniels (Salish / Kootenai) in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. These photographers share the same desires: to break down stereotypes of Native […]

Why We Serve Opening Day: Navajo Code Talker Presentation

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Join us in celebrating the opening of Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces with special guests Peter MacDonald, Sr. (Diné ) and Laura Tohe (Diné). 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join Peter MacDonald, Sr. (Diné ), one of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers, and Laura Tohe (Diné), a Navajo […]

“Developing Stories” Opening Day Programs

Join us in celebrating the opening of Developing Stories: Native Photographers in the Field with a day of exciting programs, including a tour, a photographers' panel and a talk on blood quantum. Developing Stories is an exhibition originally organized by the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian. Supported locally by the Lilly Endowment Inc., it's open until […]

Dogs, Horses and Indians: A History of Blood Quantum

What is blood quantum? Why do Native Americans have to keep track of it? What does it mean? And why are Native Americans the only human group that must keep track of blood quantum? Explore these questions at our upcoming lecture "Dog, Horses and Indians: A History of Blood Quantum" with public historian, activist and […]

Virtual Behind the Scenes: Eclipse-Related Stories

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Join Felica Ahasteen-Bryant (Dine), Director of Purdue University’s Native American Educational and Cultural Center, and Monica Raphael (Anishinaabe – Sicangu Lakota), Hoback Curator of Great Lakes Native Cultures & Community Engagement, as they share eclipse-related stories from their respective tribes! Register

Eclipse Celebration featuring “Star Wars: A New Hope” (dubbed in Navajo)

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

We are excited to join city in celebrating the eclipse with a day of themed programming on Sunday, April 7.  Join us at 2 p.m. for a Star Wars: A New Hope screening dubbed into the Diné (Navajo) language with English subtitles. (© & TM Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization.)  Also, enjoy […]

Slow Art Day

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Founded in 2010, Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. On April 13, meander through the museum’s galleries and stop at one or more Slow Art stations. At each station, guests are encouraged to take 10 minutes to […]

Volunteer Recognition Night

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

The Eiteljorg Museum invites all volunteers to our Volunteer Recognition Night on April 18 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. to celebrate and honor their hard work. We want to thank you for your continued support and commitment. We could not do any of this without you! This event is open to volunteers and staff only. […]

Acts of Faith Member-Only Exclusive Exhibit Preview

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Join the Eiteljorg Museum for a members-only preview of Acts of Faith: Religion and the American West, where you will get the first look at the exhibit and hear about the design and development process from the curator, Jessica Nelson, Ph.D. Explore how a diverse range of religious practices shaped the American West and how […]

Member-Only Coffee & Conversation with Jessica Nelson, Ph.D., curator

Join us for an exciting member-only Coffee & Conversation centered around one of our most anticipated exhibitions of 2024, Acts of Faith: Religion and the American West! Jessica Nelson, Ph.D., one of the curators who contributed to the exhibition and wrote the campaign book Religion and the American West: Belief, Violence, and Resilience, will lead […]

Acts of Faith Opening Day Celebration

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Join us for the opening of Acts of Faith with a day of programs and celebration, including a tour of the exhibit and performances by Firefly the Hybrid! Schedule: 11 a.m. - Performance by Firefly the Hybrid!  Firefly seeks to illuminate the beauty and healing power of his ancient indigenous culture through music, visuals and creativity. […]

INconversation with Dr. Tiya Miles

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Join Indiana Humanities in welcoming Dr. Tiya Miles to Indianapolis on April 25, 2024 at 6 p.m. ET. Dr. Miles is the award-winning author of All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake, Indiana Humanities’ One State / One Story selection for 2024. Like many of Miles’ books, All That She Carried explores […]

Native American artist veterans panel

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Attend a Native American artist veterans panel, featuring artists TahNibaa Naataanii (Diné), Jeff DeMent (Navajo / Bit’annhi) and Dean Orvis (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi). Include the price of admission. Members get in for free.

Behind the Scenes with Collection Manager Rebekah Ryan

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Join us Friday, May 3, at Noon for a behind-the-scenes talk with our Collections Manager, Rebekah Ryan. Learn about her role at the museum, what it is like to work with the art on a daily basis, and more! Included with the price of admission.

Sea of Grass: A Family Tale from the American Heartland by Walter R. Echo-Hawk

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Location: Virtual/Zoom Cost: Free The Eiteljorg Museum’s Western Book Club, like the museum itself, is committed to including works that represent many different cultural values, attitudes, and points of view. Members come together bimonthly to discuss books that represent the diversity of the American West and Indigenous peoples of North America. Meetings take place via […]

Moonstrike: Family Concert Series

Join us for an enchanting concert featuring a string quartet comprised of talented musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra! Be mesmerized as they perform original compositions by Native American youth composers who took part in the Lakota Project by the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, revel in the quartet's rendition of "Moonstrike" by composer Jerod […]

Expressions of Faith Community Celebration

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Experience a full day of celebrating the diverse expressions of faith through the arts! From soul-stirring choir performances to rejuvenating yoga sessions, immerse yourself in dance and music performances that resonate with the spirit. With something for everyone, discover the beauty of faith-inspired creativity. Check out the detailed schedule below and join us for an […]

Behind the Scenes with Master Gardener volunteers

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Take a tour of the museum gardens with some of our Master Gardener volunteers! Learn about how they care for and cultivate the variety of native Indiana plants and flowers […]

8th Biennial Conference on Religion and American Culture

Join panelists and conference attendees for two Juneteenth and African-American religious expressions sessions. Participants will also have an opportunity to explore the Acts of Faith exhibition and experience a performance […]

Juneteenth and Jazz Community Celebration

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

On Saturday, June 15, the museum will host a FREE day in honor of Juneteenth and we are excited to be partnering with Tammy once again for our annual Juneteenth […]

32nd Indian Market and Festival

Experience the vibrant spirit of the Indian Market and Festival! Shop exquisite jewelry, pottery, paintings, beadwork, and beyond from over 140 talented artists spanning the United States and Canada. Immerse […]

Market Morning Breakfast Awards Ceremony

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Join us at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 22, for the 32nd annual Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival Market Morning Breakfast! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to come to Indian […]

Laughing Boy: A Navajo Love Story by Oliver LaFarge

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Location: Virtual/Zoom Cost: Free The Eiteljorg Museum’s Western Book Club, like the museum itself, is committed to including works that represent many different cultural values, attitudes, and points of view. […]

Member Appreciation Brunch with Why We Serve curators

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Members are invited to join us for a special catered brunch in celebration of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian's traveling exhibition, Why We Serve: Native Americans […]

Duniya Dance & Drum Company

Step into a mesmerizing world of cultural fusion with a dance performance and workshop featuring Joti Singh and Zenon. Experience their captivating work exploring the fusion of Sikh and Hispanic […]

The Death of Bernadette Lefthand by Ron Querry

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Location: Virtual/Zoom Cost: Free The Eiteljorg Museum’s Western Book Club, like the museum itself, is committed to including works that represent many different cultural values, attitudes, and points of view. […]

Member-only VIP Excursion to New Mexico

From October 18 to 25, 2024, join Katie Haigh, president and CEO, and Nataly Lowder, executive vice president and chief advancement officer, for a member-only VIP Excursion to New Mexico, […]

Día de Muertos Community Celebration

Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Join us this year for our Día de Muertos Community Celebration on Saturday, October 26, 2024, for FREE. Experience Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead at the Eiteljorg with partners […]

Western Book Club

Location: Virtual/Zoom Cost: Free The Eiteljorg Museum’s Western Book Club, like the museum itself, is committed to including works that represent many different cultural values, attitudes, and points of view. […]

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