News Release: March special events at Eiteljorg postponed; will be rescheduled
Museum and exhibit “Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories” remain open
INDIANAPOLIS – Based on the advice of public health authorities to limit public gatherings during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Eiteljorg Museum is postponing three public programs that had been scheduled for March. Those events will be rescheduled to later dates, and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art remains open to visitors during regular hours in the meantime.
Here is the list of postponements:
- A concert by the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus, originally set for 3 p.m. Saturday March 14, will not take place on that date; check the museum’s website and social media for updates.
- The opening kickoff celebration originally planned for Saturday March 21 for the new exhibition, Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories, will be postponed. The kickoff events — a lecture by quilting expert Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, gallery tour and exhibit opening party — will be held at a later date, to be announced. The Quilts exhibition itself, featuring more than 30 beautiful, historic artistic quilts, remains open daily to museum visitors.
- A meeting of the Eiteljorg’s Western Book Club, scheduled for Wednesday March 25 at the museum, also will take place at a later date.
The Eiteljorg Museum management is monitoring the ongoing public health situation and heeding recommendations of public health authorities at the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The museum’s monthly programming events schedule will be evaluated on a regular basis and adjusted if necessary. The Eiteljorg thanks visitors for their patience as March events are postponed.
The health of visitors, employees and volunteers is the museum’s first priority, so the Eiteljorg has implemented aggressive hygiene measures, including disinfecting surfaces multiple times daily and installing hand sanitizing stations with gloves and wipes throughout the building.
The Eiteljorg emphasizes that visitors still are welcome in the museum, and its exhibitions of Native American and Western art remain open. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For the latest updates on the museum’s response, visit www.eiteljorg.org or the museum’s social media.
About the Eiteljorg Museum
A cultural pillar for more than 30 years in downtown Indianapolis’ scenic White River State Park, the Eiteljorg Museum seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the Indigenous peoples of North America by telling amazing stories. Located on the Central Canal at 500 West Washington St., the Eiteljorg was named one of the USA Today Readers’ Choice 10 Best Indiana Attractions.
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