Museum Info

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

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Eiteljorg Fellows of 1999 and 2001 with current or upcoming exhibitions at other museums

Rick Rivet (Sahtu / Métis, born 1949)
Beothuck Mound No. 11, 1997
acrylic with collaged pieces of canvas and string on canvas
54 3/8 × 55 in. (138.1 × 139.7 cm)
Museum purchase from the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art with funds provided by E. Andrew Steffen


Native Art History Is Made Here
Continuing at the Eiteljorg through March 3, 2024

Hurt and Harvey Galleries
Sponsored by Faegre Drinker

The exhibition features artworks by two groups of Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellows:
1999 Fellows
George Morrison (Grand Portage Band Minnesota Chippewa Tribe)
Marianne Nicholson (Musgamakw Dzawada’enuxw First Nation [Kwakwaka’wakw])
Rick Rivet (Sahtu / Métis)
Lorenzo Clayton (Diné [Navajo])
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes)

2001 Fellows
Allan Houser (Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache)
Rick Bartow (Mad River Band of the Wiyot Tribe)
Joe Feddersen (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation)
Teresa Marshall (Millbrook First Nation Mi’kmaq)
Shelley Niro (Bay of Quinte Mohawk)

The exhibition also includes a video exhibit by Shelley Niro that opens June 3 in the Paul Gallery


Eiteljorg Fellows with exhibitions at other museums
It is not difficult to imagine the impact that the Eiteljorg Fellows whose work is in Native Art History Is Made Here have made in the art world at large. Four past Fellows are subjects of current or future major retrospective exhibitions in the U.S. and Canada:

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes), 1999 Fellow
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, launched their first solo exhibition by a contemporary Native artist with Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map which highlights the artist’s 50-plus-year career. The exhibition continues through Aug. 13, 2023.

Shelley Niro (Bay of Quinte Mohawk), 2001 Fellow
The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, in New York (NMAI) is celebrating Niro’s career of more than 50 years with Shelley Niro: 500 Year Itch, which continues through Jan 1, 2024, and then will travel to Canada.

Rick Rivet (Sahtu / Métis), 1999 Fellow
At the Museum of Contemporary Native Art (MoCNA), part of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the exhibit Rick Rivet: Journeys, Mounds and the Metaphysical, which continues through July 2, 2023.

Joe Feddersen (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation), 2001 Fellow
The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane, Washington, is organizing a retrospective traveling exhibition, Joe Feddersen: Earth, Water, Sky; plans call for it to tour in 2024.

In addition, a 2009 Eiteljorg Fellow is subject of an upcoming show that is prestigious:

Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band of Choctaw / Cherokee), 2009 Fellow
The artist’s work has been chosen by the U.S. State Department to represent the United States at the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, April 20 through Nov. 24, 2024, in Venice, Italy. Gibson is the first Indigenous artist to have such a solo show there. This is another major honor for Jeffrey Gibson, a 2019 MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant recipient.

Given the high level of interest in these trailblazing Indigenous artists at other institutions, we hope you will help us celebrate them and the Fellowship program by visiting the Eiteljorg Museum and experiencing Native Art History is Made Here, which continues through March 3, 2024. Also, please plan now to attend events celebrating our 2023 Eiteljorg Fellowship exhibition this November; visit for details.


UNSETTLE/Converge: The Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, 2023
Nov. 11, 2023-Feb, 25, 2024
Sponsored by Lilly Endowment Inc., Ann W. King and an anonymous donor



Editor’s Note:  The June/July 2023 issue of Native American Art magazine included an article about the exhibition “Native Art History Is Made Here”; read it at this link.