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Eiteljorg Museum

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500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

October 2022

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Tour

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, join curator of Native American Art Dorene Red Cloud (Oglala Lakota) for a tour focused on Native American and First Nations art in the new exhibit, Expressions of Life: Native Art in North America. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday that celebrates and raises awareness of the many cultures of Indigenous or Native American peoples’ all across the United States. In 1977, participants at the United Nations International Conference on Discrimination against Indigenous Populations…

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Artist in Residence: Richard Gabriel Jr.

October 25 - October 29
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Richard Gabriel Jr.

Artists in Residence: The Eiteljorg's artist in residence program brings Native and Western artists from across North America to the museum and to classrooms, libraries and senior centers in the local community. Visiting artists provide a mix of small onsite and virtual online offerings. Richard's Bio: Richard Gabriel resides in Tijeras, New Mexico where he creates traditional Spanish Colonial tinwork. Richard is also a painter and sometimes uses his paintings in his tinwork. He teaches tin smithing at Santa Fe Community…

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Dia de Muertos Community Celebration

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
Dia de Muertos

Join us at the museum from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. for an action-packed day of performances, artists, art-making activities, a Mercado (marketplace), and Catrinas (elaborately dressed and painted models inspired by Jose Posada’s iconic print La Calavera Catrina). Performance highlights include Son Monarcas from Chicago, Marvin Urroz, Sones de Mexico Folklore Academy, Ballet Folklorico Mosaicos, Mariachi Sol Jalisciense, Metzli Cultural, Grupo Folclórico Macehuani, and much more. What is Día de Muertos? With roots going back thousands of years to…

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November 2022

Artist in Residence: Karen Ann Hoffman (Oneida of Wisconsin; Haudenosaunee)

November 1 - November 21
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Karen Ann Hoffman

Artists in Residence: The Eiteljorg's artist in residence program brings Native and Western artists from across North America to the museum and to classrooms, libraries and senior centers in the local community. Visiting artists provide a mix of small onsite and virtual online offerings. Karen Ann's Bio: Karen Ann Hoffman (Oneida of Wisconsin; Haudenosaunee) creates beautiful decorative pieces following the traditions of Iroquois raised beadwork. This style of Woodland beadwork embodies Iroquois worldviews. Karen Ann is a member of the Oneida…

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Inking Identity: Indigenous Tattoo Practices

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Local tattoo artist, author and activist, Stephanie Big Eagle will talk about the traditional Indigenous practice of hand poked tattooing and how both the practice of tattooing and the tattoo itself shape and reflect cultural identity. A partnership between Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Purdue University and Native American Educational and Cultural Center, and Indiana Native American Indian Affairs Commission. Stephanie Big Eagle was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and is of Lakota, Dakota Sioux, Irish, Norse, and…

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Thanksgiving Weekend at the Eiteljorg

November 25 @ 10:00 am - November 26 @ 4:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
JJ Otero & Katrina Mitten

Celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend at the Eiteljorg. Meet talented Native beadwork artists Katrina Mitten (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma) and JJ Otero (Navajo/ Dine) Watch demonstrations, learn about Native beadwork traditions and enjoy the holiday favorite, Jingle Rails. Friday, Nov. 25 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Beadwork artist Katrina Mitten will talk to visitors about her art and culture in Eagle Commons hallway. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Jewelry artist JJ Otero will do demonstrations and talk with visitors in the…

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Museum Info

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

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Tue 04

Artist in Residence: Emily Guerrero

October 4 - October 15
Mon 10

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Tour

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sat 15
Emily Guerrero

Members-Only Coffee & Conversation: Emily Guerrero

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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