Powerful Women II:

Contemporary Art from the

Eiteljorg Collection

Past exhibition
Closed March 13, 2022

Explore the work of visionary female artists who shaped and changed the ways people think about contemporary art.

Celebrate Women Artists in Contemporary Art

What is it: This exhibition highlighted contemporary women artists, especially Native artists, and the powerful works they have created that speak to issues of personal identity, political agency, memory and violence against women.

The Eiteljorg Museum’s permanent collection is one of the most important collections of contemporary Native art in the world. Many of the pieces that will be on display were purchased or gifted to the museum through the Eiteljorg’s Contemporary Art Fellowship.

The second rotation of Powerful Women was open through March 13, 2022. Powerful Women II focused on works by Black, Latino, Asian American and European American women contemporary artists.

Come experience this exhibit

How to visit: See exhibit Mon-Sat 10-5 p.m., and Sun 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Exhibit is included with the cost of museum admission

Call for Community Art

NOUN: 1. A combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form
that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight. (Oxford English Dictionary)

A Sense of Beauty
As a part of the museum’s 30th anniversary celebration, you (and everyone else you know) are invited to create artwork inspired by the theme, Beauty. Artwork will be on display in conjunction with the exhibition, A Sense of Beauty, which opens March 9. So get out your paints, pencils, tablets or whatever medium you choose and create some art! (Public artwork will be hung within ten days of receipt after March 9, 2019 and be on display through August 4, 2019.)

Criteria: artwork must be original and inspired by the theme Beauty
2-D only; 4” x 4” size (unframed)
a signed consent form must accompany the entry

Send your entry to:
Public Programs
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-270

Please download the consent form by clicking here, fill it out and include it with your submission.

Take a tour of Powerful Women

CW: Some pieces in this exhibit contain topics of sexual violence and sexual assault.

Join Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art, for a tour of the first rotation of Powerful Women: Contemporary Art from the Eiteljorg Collection.

You’re invited!


Join us for a special 30th Anniversary Party, which will kick off a yearlong celebration at the museum.


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