Eiteljorg At Home

We want to stay connected to you. Check this page often to see experiences that allow you to join our mission of exploring Native American and Western art, history and cultures – wherever you are.

Find out what we’ve been up to online:

Many of our Eiteljorg staffers have been working hard to create content that will make you feel like you’re at the museum, remember a favorite piece of art, learn how to play a new game, experience something you’ve never experienced before and ultimately escape for a moment each day. We’re here to lighten your load and brighten your spirits.

Important Resources:

Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

Eiteljorg Museum Zoom Backgrounds

Join your next zoom meeting in style when you download one of our amazing zoom backgrounds. All you have to do is download your favorite image and once you’re in zoom, just hit the arrow in the bottom left corner of your window, then select choose a virtual background. You’ll upload your favorite image and then you’re all set. Enjoy!

Learn & Play in the comfort of your own home

Juneteenth Activity

Johanna M. Blume, curator of Western art, history and culture, takes us on a tour of our special exhibition, Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories

This exhibition features approximately 30 fascinating quilts by women artists from the early 1800s to the present day in the Western states and reveals captivating experiences and stories of women in the West and Native America. The quilts document people, places and events, and serve as visual records that help us study and understand Western art, history and cultures. To learn more and see more videos of Johanna’s tour of Quilts by clicking here.

Curator’s choice from our 30+ years collection

The Eiteljorg Museum has an amazing collection of influential works created by a diverse group of artists. Click here to see our renowned Native American, Western, and Contemporary Art collections.

Meet Juniper

The resident troublemaker and most essential employee at the Eiteljorg Museum. You can expect to see Juniper show you the galleries, play games and so much more.

We asked you to pick a name for our new horse that will be in the R.B Annis Family Western Experience. It was a close call, but you decided that the horse will be named *drumroll please* Juniper! Thank you all for voting, and stay tuned for more adventures around the museum with Juniper!

Hay all! It’s Juniper, your resident troublemaker and most essential employee at the Eiteljorg Museum here to take YOU ‘round these parts while all my co-workers are at home. I certainly hope I ditched that stall smell when I left the barn...I’m a city horse now! Every Thursday I’ll be here to show you the galleries, play games, and more! You also might see me on Twitter more often @EiteljorgMuseum, if I can ever figure out how to tweet with these hooves... #HorsinAround

Haaayy, it’s Juniper again, bringing you another adventure from the Eiteljorg while my human friends are at home. This puzzle in the Western Art Galleries has me stumped! I think it’s supposed to be ``Village Square`` by Ernest Martin Hennings, but right now it’s just a bunch of pieces.</p> <p>Have you been doing any puzzles lately? If you’re looking for some super cool puzzles to do, hoof it on over to shop.eiteljorg.org. And if you finish one, make sure to tag us so I can see it! Now… where do all these pieces go? #HorsinAround⠀

It's Juniper here for your weekly dose of foal fun! Now THIS is a nice Zoom background. I herd that you can find some pretty backgrounds here on the Eiteljorg At Home page on www.eiteljorg.org, so you can wow your friends and look like you're among the art like me! #HorsinAround⠀

Feature Fridays

Every Friday we will feature a variety of things including beautiful quilts shared with us from the public, recreated pieces of art using household items and our insider blogs that help you get to know or amazing staff.

EITELJORG INSIDER: FIVE QUESTIONS WITH LA MARR EASTER, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

La Marr Easter is the vice president of operations at the Eiteljorg. He started at the museum as the manager of security in 2015. In his current role, he oversees various daily operations at the Eiteljorg, including retail, housekeeping, grounds, maintenance, admissions, and more. La Marr is also one of the only members of staff to remain working in the museum while the stay at home order is in place, and he has spent this time preparing the building to reopen to the public again when the order is lifted. Click here to get to know La Marr.

EITELJORG INSIDER: FIVE QUESTIONS WITH COLLECTIONS MANAGER REBEKAH RYAN

Rebekah Ryan is the Collections Manager at the Eiteljorg. She has been with the Collections department in various capacities (from volunteer to fellow to staff member) for seven years. In the fall, she taught as an adjunct a Collections Care and Management course in the Museum Studies program at IUPUI. Click here to get to know Rebekah.

EITELJORG INSIDER: FIVE QUESTIONS WITH MADISON HINCKS, MANAGER OF GUEST SERVICES

Madison Hincks is the Manager of Guest Services at the Eiteljorg. She oversees the daily operation of the admissions desk and serves as an advocate for all the museum’s visitors. Madison says she’s lucky to get to work with an amazing Guest Services team that is passionate about the museum and serving Eiteljorg visitors. Their commitment and dedication to this institution has allowed them to expand the role and impact of the Guest Services department, ranging from efforts toward creating frontline evaluation to record holiday membership sales and increased collaboration with other museum departments. Click here to get to know Madison.

Attention quilters and #EJQuilts fans please consider helping our healthcare workers

Local hospitals report a dire shortage of face masks to protect nurses and doctors from the virus. They seek donations of face masks, and can accept homemade face masks. See this link: https://bit.ly/3dxYH6h. Do you have sewing skills and spare fabric from quilt projects? Would you consider sewing homemade face masks and donating them to your local hospitals? Sewing pattern is at this link: https://bit.ly/3dxx6CI.

Please do not bring donated masks to the Eiteljorg; the museum is not a collection point. Instead, please check your local hospital’s website to find out where to leave donations of masks. We would love to share photos of you sewing face masks. Please share your photos with #EJQuiltersHelpHealthcareHeroes.

We’re #INthistogether

We’re proud to be a community partner in the #INthistogether campaign, bringing together the Indiana community to help Hoosiers understand the importance of social distancing and show their commitment to slowing the spread of COVID-19. We all need to do our part to act now. Join us by click here.

You’re invited!

30TH ANNIVERSARY
YEAR KICKOFF PARTY

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

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