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

Open through Oct 8

2023 Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale Public Exhibition

Explore dramatic scenes of the North American West with their red rock mesas, glorious sunsets, resolute characters and iconic wildlife that have long inspired artists. The art of the North American West is its own exciting genre in which diverse artists paint landscapes, still-lifes and portraits, sculpt fascinating bronzes and create other works prized by collectors.

Now Open

Native Art History is Made Here

Native Art History is Made Here features a range of artworks from 1999 and 2001 Fellows from the Eiteljorg Museum’s Contemporary Native Art Fellowship.

Now Open

Laura Wilson: Lambshead Ranch Revisited

Explore moments of solitude, vulnerability and fellowship among the men and women who worked at Lambshead Ranch through the photographs of Laura Wilson

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.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Opening Oct 10

Día De Muertos Community Art and Altar Exhibition

Beautiful community-created altars, or ofrendas, take center stage in the Día de Muertos Community Art and Altar exhibit, open and free to visit during regular museum hours Oct. 10 through Nov. 2. Featuring altars by the Consulado de Mexico en Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Central Library, Mujeres Conectadas en Indy, Christ Church Cathedral and others.

Opening Oct 14

Fernando Lozano: We Remember / Nosotros Recordamos

Explore Fernando Lozano’s beautiful Dia de los Muertos themed installation, which honors those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 around the United States. In the words of Lozano, “Dia de los Muertos, the tradition where we remember our loved ones, is also the time that allows you to say goodbye to those lost. For this reason, I am giving the entire country the chance to remember their loved ones.”

Museum Info

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

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204