Experience Western and Native American Special Exhibits

From our robust permanent collections to our engaging temporary special exhibitions, the Eiteljorg is full of spaces that use beautiful imagery, interactives, and more to tell stories.

Special Exhibitions

April 9, 2022 — July 3, 2023

Contemporary Native Art 101

Contemporary Native Art 101 is a visual review of contemporary Native art from the 20th century to today, focusing on its developments in painting, sculpture, prints, and multi media.

Nov. 5, 2022 — Feb. 5, 2023

Snow Days

Snow Days features works from the museum’s permanent collection that highlight winter and snowy environs. With objects ranging from delicate carved ivory miniatures of sled dogs to snowy Western landscapes to exquisitely beaded mittens designed to protect the wearer from the cold, the exhibit will highlight works that embrace the beauty of the season and the ingenuity it takes to survive it.

Nov. 20, 2022 — Jan. 16, 2023

Fifth Third Bank Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure

Jingle Rails is a G-scale model train wonderland containing nine working model trains that wind through a stunning miniature landscape, creatively built out of all-natural materials and decorated with holiday lighting. The exhibit features miniature versions of local treasures of downtown Indianapolis, including the Eiteljorg Museum, Monument Circle, Union Station, and Lucas Oil Stadium.

Permanent Exhibitions

Attitudes: The West in American Art

Our Western Art Galleries display a wide range of artwork, while providing visitors with historical context to gain a deeper appreciation of our collection. With art from the 1820s to the present, you’ll begin to appreciate the diverse stories of the American West.

Expressions of Life: Native Art in North America

The Eiteljorg’s new Native American galleries will provide a contextual experience organized around the themes of relation, continuation, and innovation, demonstrating the continuum of Native art.

Outdoor Spaces

Our outdoor gardens provide a beautiful backdrop for a stunning array of artwork created by artists from all over North America. Come walk our outdoor spaces and enjoy the beauty of the White River State Park and Central Canal, a refreshing sanctuary in the bustling heart of downtown Indianapolis.

Museum Info

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

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Fri 09

Toy Drive: Toys for Turtle Moutain

November 19 - December 12
Sat 10

Snow Globe Workshop

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sun 11

Sensory-Friendly Day

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm