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The Eiteljorg hosts a variety of events over the course of the year that you won’t want to miss. Most of our events are included with the price of admission, so you can come enjoy the excitement of a special occasion as well as the beauty of our unique museum.

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Western Book Club: Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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 Zoom, and are open to all. Join us for a discussion of Bless me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya. A coming of age story of social-psychological maturation…

Artist in Residence: Monica Raphael (Anishinaabe – Sicangu Lakota)

September 17 - October 1

Artists 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. Monica's Bio: Spending most of her life in the woodlands of northern lower Michigan, Monica Raphael a 5th generation quill worker and culture bearer feels as if she’s having a conversation with her ancestors when creating her…

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Summer of Celebration Concert Series: Brulé

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Educators’ Open House

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description: 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 24. Activities: Meet staff and volunteers and share your needs…

New Guide Training

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Enjoy learning about the arts, histories and cultures of the Native Peoples of North America and the American West. Become an Eiteljorg Guide after receiving training at this once-a-year course. Classes meet Mondays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 3, 2022 through Jan. 30, 2023 with breaks during the holidays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. If you are already an Eiteljorg volunteer, take this opportunity to enhance your skills. Interested or have questions? Contact Rachel Noll by Sept. 19, 2022 at rnoll@eiteljorg.com or 317.275.1325.

Artist in Residence: Emily Guerrero

October 4 - October 15

Artists 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. Emily's Bio: Mexica-Arts founder, Emily J. Guerrero, a storyteller, folk artist of Mexica indigenous ancestry. Emily embodies her ancestral traditions as she encourages and inspires audiences to expand their knowledge of diverse cultures in their midst. Her…

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Yearly Events

June

Indian Market & Festival

Since 1993, the Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival has been one of the preeminent summer cultural events in downtown Indianapolis. Artists from more than 50 Native American or First Nations groups present art across multiple disciplines to be awarded, purchased, and enjoyed.

Sept – Oct

Quest For The West

Quest is one of the top Western art shows in the country. Opening weekend registrants will be the first to see and bid on paintings and sculptures by some of the most prominent artists in a “luck of the draw” sale and a miniature art sale.

Nov – Jan

Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure

Every winter, visitors explore the Eiteljorg’s popular annual holiday model train display, featuring reproductions of the landmarks of the American West and the skyline of downtown Indianapolis.

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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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