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500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

March 2018

Curator’s Choice Series: Women in Westerns: A Sneak Peek at The Reel West exhibition

March 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Join Johanna Blume, associate curator of western art, history and culture, on the first Friday of March for a 20-minute sneak peek of the special exhibit, The Reel West.

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April 2018

Kirk Ellis Presentation

April 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Join Kirk Ellis, Emmy award winning writer and co-executive producer, to explore what it takes to write Westerns and be involved in Hollywood today. Ellis collaborated with Steven Spielberg and Dream Works on the miniseries Into the West, writing the award winning script for the episode Hell…

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January 2019

Curator’s Choice Series: Unpacking “The Americanization of California” by Dean Cornwell with Johanna Blume

January 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

The Americanization of California has rarely been on exhibit at the Eiteljorg, but is now a focal point in the reinstalled Western Galleries. Join Johanna Blume, associate curator of western art, on the first Friday of the month at noon, for a discussion about the…

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Lessons from the Animal People a Storytelling Performance by Dovie Thomason

January 12, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Dovie Thomason (Lakota/Plains Apache) presents an intertribal sampling of traditional animal stories for all ages. These stories often explain questions about the Earth and her animal children, like why does bear hibernate? Why doesn't rabbit have a tail? And more. Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free…

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Western Book Club: The Man Who Killed The Deer by Frank Waters

January 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join us for lively discussions of a variety of books in the Western genre. The Western Book Club meets bi-monthly at 5:30 p.m. at the Eiteljorg Museum. The first selection of 2019 is Frank Waters’ The Man Who Killed The Deer. Are you interested in…

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February 2019

Curator’s Choice: Curatorial Musings: My Two Favorite Pieces in the Museum

February 1, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 12:35 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art, on the first Friday of the month at noon for a talk about two remarkable art works on exhibit. Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free Non-members/General Public – Talk included with admission to the museum

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Leon Jett Memorial Lecture: Ron Craig: Lewis and Clark: And Who is That Black Man Standing Next To Clark?

February 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join Ron Craig, executive producer for Astoria Productions in Portland, Oregon, for this fascinating presentation about a long-overlooked but important historical figure: York, an African-American man who was a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free Non-members/General Public – Lecture…

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March 2019

Curator’s Choice Series: Santos y Cruces: Saints and Crosses in New Mexican Art

March 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Explore the history of Hispanic religious traditions and the devotional art that adorned churches and homes in New Mexico with Elisa Phelps, vice president and chief curatorial officer, on Friday, March 8 at noon. *Please note that this Curator's Talk has been moved to the…

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Appraisal Day

March 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Find out if that old family heirloom is worth any money at Appraisal Day at the Eiteljorg on March 21. A team of appraisers from Cowan’s Auctions Inc. in Cincinnati will be on hand to appraise your treasures from the attic. Cowan’s Auctions is the…

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Western Book Club: Presidents Who Shaped The American West

March 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join us for lively discussions of a variety of books in the Western genre. The Western Book Club meets bi-monthly at 5:30 p.m. at the Eiteljorg Museum. The second selection of 2019 is Presidents Who Shaped The American West by Glenda Riley and Richard W.…

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30th Anniversary Party

March 29, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join us for a special 30th Anniversary Party, which will kick off a yearlong celebration at the museum. We are also celebrating the opening of two compelling exhibits that display our deep and rich collection: A Sense of Beauty: Showcasing the Power and Beauty in…

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April 2019

True Grit Programming: Curator’s Choice Series: True Grit in Bronze

April 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join Johanna M. Blume, curator of Western art, history and culture on the first Friday of April at noon for an inside perspective on artist Harry Jackson’s bronze sculpture "The Marshall" that was inspired by the 1969 film version of True Grit, with insights on…

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Big Read: True Grit Kickoff Event

April 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join us for a day of Western-themed family programming inspired by the book True Grit. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Families can expect to enjoy chuck wagon grub, meet and learn about Cameo the horse and her cowboy Paul, hear stories of real western…

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Big Read: Author Jay Jennings Explores the Life and Legacy of True Grit Author Charles Portis

April 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join us on Saturday, April 13 at 1 p.m. for the kick-off of Indy’s Big Read with author Jay Jennings as he explores the life and legacy of True Grit author Charles Portis. Jay Jennings is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in…

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Spring Market

April 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Find the perfect Mother's Day gift at Spring Market, where you can shop for handmade pottery, jewelry, decorative art and more by local and regional artisans. Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free Non-members/General Public – Market included with admission to the museum

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Saloon Night with Brick Street Poetry & Hotel Tango Distillery

April 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Don your favorite western duds and learn about the colorful origins of real saloon drinks with James Nottage, vice president and chief curatorial officer emeritus. Enjoy cocktail samples created by Hotel Tango mixologists and learn how old recipes are altered for today’s discerning palate. Enjoy…

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May 2019

Curator’s Choice Series: Solving the Mystery of the Golden Hill Totem Pole of Indianapolis

May 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join Dr. Richard Feldman, author of Home Before the Raven Caws and Eiteljorg Museum board member, for this special, one-hour talk. Share in a modern-day adventure! Dr. Feldman will present his 10-year research journey that finally unraveled the 90-year mystery of the missing pole from the Brady collection…

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Words and Other Wild Things and Snakes Alive

May 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. -  Join us for "Words and Other Wild Things" with Poetry Alive! Children will learn about Western animals through poetry in this Poetry Alive! program presented in partnership with Brick Street Poetry. Poetry Alive! takes poetry to children in hospitals, parks,…

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Screening of 1969 film version of True Grit followed by Discussion with Dr. Richard Etulain

May 18, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - See a film screening of the 1969 version of True Grit (G) starring John Wayne. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. -  Western scholar and author Dr. Richard Etulain will talk about American presidents whose decisions had a hand in shaping…

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True Grit Programming: Western Book Club: True Grit by Charles Portis

May 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join us for lively discussions of a variety of books in the Western genre. The Western Book Club meets bi-monthly at 5:30 p.m. at the Eiteljorg Museum. As part of the museum's 2019 Big Read Initiative, we've chosen True Grit by Charles Portis for our third…

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June 2019

Summer Concert Series: The Sawyer Family Band (Western Swing)

June 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Back for a fifth season, the Eiteljorg Museum's Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in June and July. So bring a friend, grab a bite…

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Curator’s Choice Series: Women in the West: The True Grit of Mattie Ross

June 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join Johanna M. Blume, interim curator of Western art, history and culture, on the first Friday of June at noon for an inside perspective on actress Kim Darby as Mattie Ross in the 1969 film version of True Grit. Blume will be exploring the role…

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Summer Concert Series: Midtown Mad Men (50s and 60s Rock and Roll)

June 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Back for a fifth season, the Eiteljorg Museum's Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in June and July. So bring a friend, grab a bite…

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Screening of 2010 film version of True Grit followed by discussion

June 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

See a film screening of the 2010 version of True Grit (1 hr & 51 mins.) followed by discussions of the similarities and differences in the films and the book. Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free Non-members/General Public – Film/discussion included with admission to the museum

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Summer Concert Series: Son of Hwéeldi (Resistance Rock)

June 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Back for a fifth season, the Eiteljorg Museum's Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in June and July. So bring a friend, grab a bite…

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Summer Concert Series: DysFUNKtion Brass (Brass)

June 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Back for a fifth season, the Eiteljorg Museum's Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in June and July. So bring a friend, grab a bite…

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July 2019

Summer Concert Series: Alan Kaye and The Toons (Rock and Roll)

July 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Back for a fifth season, the Eiteljorg Museum's Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in July. So bring a friend, grab a bite from the…

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Summer Concert Series: Nu-Blu (Bluegrass, Americana)

July 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Back for a fifth season, the Eiteljorg Museum's Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in July. So bring a friend, grab a bite from the…

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Summer Concert Series: James Weston (Blues, Folk)

July 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Back for a fifth season, the Eiteljorg Museum's Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in July. So bring a friend, grab a bite from the…

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Summer Concert Series: Rob Dixon Quartet (Jazz)

July 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Back for a fifth season, the Eiteljorg Museum's Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in July. So bring a friend, grab a bite from the…

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AGAVE Happy Hour on the Canal

July 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
Under the sails at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis

Mix, mingle, and support the mission of the Eiteljorg Museum at the upcoming AGAVE Happy Hour under The Sails. Meet energetic people striving to make a difference in the arts community, expand your professional network, and enjoy a summer evening along the Canal in downtown…

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Summer Concert Series: Luciano Antonio Trio (Brazilian Jazz)

July 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Back for a fifth season, the Eiteljorg Museum's Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. The band will hit the stage at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening. So bring a friend, grab a bite from the…

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August 2019

Curator’s Choice Series: Outside or Outsider!

August 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art, on the first Friday of August at noon for an outdoor look at some iconic works of art on the grounds of the Eiteljorg. You might even hear a funny story about the Deer Fountain. Cost: Eiteljorg…

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September 2019

Curator’s Choice Series: Horns, Hides, and Thundering Hooves: The Bison in Western Art

September 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Majestic and powerful, bison are frequent subjects in Western art. Join Elisa Phelps, vice president and chief curatorial officer, on the first Friday in September at noon for a discussion of bison in art at the Eiteljorg. Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free Non-members/General Public –…

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Oil Pastel Painting Workshop with Jason Wesaw

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join Jason Wesaw (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi) for his oil pastel painting workshop as he shares his knowledge in blending the traditional ways and contemporary techniques. No experience necessary! Supplies will be provided. Registration is required. Click here to register right now. Cost: Eiteljorg members…

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Meet Artist-in-Residence Jason Wesaw

September 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Jason Wesaw (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi) is a photographer, mixed media and ceramic artist from Michigan who has devoted his life to the study and preservation of his Potawatomi culture. Meet Jason, learn about his art and culture, and watch demonstrations on three Saturdays in…

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Meet Artist-in-Residence Jason Wesaw

September 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Jason Wesaw (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi) is a photographer, mixed media and ceramic artist from Michigan who has devoted his life to the study and preservation of his Potawatomi culture. Meet Jason, learn about his art and culture, and watch demonstrations on three Saturdays in…

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Western Book Club: Doc by Mary Doria Russell

September 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join us for lively discussions of a variety of books in the Western genre. The Western Book Club meets bi-monthly at 5:30 p.m. at the Eiteljorg Museum. We've chosen Doc by Mary Doria Russell for our fifth selection of the year. Are you interested in…

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Potawatomi Day

September 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Explore Potawatomi culture with artists, experts and culture bearers. Get an overview of Potawatomi history from John N. Low, Ph.D., then explore the Mihtohseenionki Gallery and look for historic and contemporary Potawatomi art on exhibit in the museum. Learn about native foods and indigenous cooking…

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Meet Artist-in-Residence Jason Wesaw

September 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Jason Wesaw (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi) is a photographer, mixed media and ceramic artist from Michigan who has devoted his life to the study and preservation of his Potawatomi culture. Meet Jason, learn about his art and culture, and watch demonstrations on three Saturdays in…

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October 2019

Curator’s Choice Series: Quest for the Best at Quest for the West®

October 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join Johanna M. Blume, interim curator of Western art, history and culture, on the first Friday of October at noon for a look at how we select Quest award winners. Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free Non-members/General Public – Talk included with admission to the museum

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AGAVE & YPCI Gala

October 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

The 2019 Casino Royale Gala at the Eiteljorg is hosted by Young Professional of Central Indiana and AGAVE, the museum’s young professional network. It includes complimentary top-shelf cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live casino games and entertainment from DJ George Butler. Get your ticket today -  https://bit.ly/2GHjju3.…

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Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Altar Exhibit

October 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - November 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
Day of the Dead Alter at the Eiteljorg Museum

Peruse elaborate altars designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. See artwork celebrating Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) created by local artist Carlos Sosa and add a personal note to the community ofrenda (altar). On…

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Gala Honoring Stan and Sandy Hurt

October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Please join us for a special gala honoring Stan and Sandy Hurt. Enjoy cocktails and dinner and hear from President and CEO John Vanausdall and other community leaders, recognizing the extraordinary life of the Hurts and their generous contributions to the Eiteljorg Museum and the…

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Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Celebration

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Celebrate Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Eiteljorg Museum with partner Nopal Cultural (an Indianapolis Latino arts and culture organization) and enjoy FREE admission! Watch musical and dance performances, create art, shop at the Mercado (marketplace), meet artists-in-residence Richard Gabriel Jr. and…

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November 2019

Curator’s Choice Series: Have Art, Will Travel

November 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join our collections staff on the first Friday of November at noon for a behind-the-scenes look at how, why, and where art from the Eiteljorg collection goes out on loan nationally and internationally. Cost: Eiteljorg members - Free Non-members/General Public – Talk included with museum…

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A Night at the Museum

November 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Be the first to see and buy Inuit art as we unpack pieces for the Saturday, Nov. 2 sale. For more info about the Inuit Art Sale click here.

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Inuit Art Sale

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

If you're looking for holiday gifts or just want to add a new piece of art to your collection, be sure to stop by the Inuit Art Sale between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. The items available for purchase will range…

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Edward Kabotie Presentation: An AlterNative History of America

November 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Edward Kabotie (Okhuwa P’ing) is a multi-faceted Hopi/Tewa artist and musician who incorporates a variety of instruments and languages to create moving compositions. In his presentation, An AlterNative History of America, Kabotie includes original songs and art created by himself and his father. Cost: FREE…

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Meet Artist-in-Residence Katherine Dickerson (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma)

November 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Through her traditional beadwork, artist-in-residence Katherine Dickerson (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma) shares stories and history. She creates bags, belts, beaded gourds and footwear in the same way they were made in the 1800s. Meet Katherine and learn about her art and culture during her open…

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Fellowship Celebration

November 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Fellowship Celebration: Meet the Fellows 5 - 7 p.m. Cost: $50 Join us for an intimate celebration of the 2019 Eiteljorg Fellows and the official opening of the Fellowship exhibition.  Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar during the presentation of the 2019 Eiteljorg…

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Fellowship Contemporary Arts Party

November 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Contemporary Arts Party: Party with the Fellows 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. Cost:  Members - $25 & Non-members - $35 Meet and mingle with the Eiteljorg Fellows and be among the first to explore this exciting exhibition Enjoy a silent dance party featuring DJ Gabby Love…

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Meet Artist-in-Residence Katherine Dickerson (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma)

November 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Through her traditional beadwork, artist-in-residence Katherine Dickerson (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma) shares stories and history. She creates bags, belts, beaded gourds and footwear in the same way they were made in the 1800s. Meet Katherine and learn about her art and culture during her open…

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Western Book Club: Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides

November 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join us for lively discussions of a variety of books in the Western genre. The Western Book Club meets bi-monthly at 5:30 p.m. at the Eiteljorg Museum. We've chosen Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides for our final selection of the year. Are you interested…

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Toys for Turtle Mountain’s Annual Toy Drive

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Please consider donating new toys to the Toys for Turtle Mountain's Annual Toy Drive for children of all ages on the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Reservation in Belcourt, ND. The Eiteljorg Museum has helped collect hundreds of toys over the past few years and with…

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Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Meet Artist-in-Residence Katherine Dickerson (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma)

November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on [day], repeating until November 23, 2019

Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Through her traditional beadwork, artist-in-residence Katherine Dickerson (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma) shares stories and history. She creates bags, belts, beaded gourds and footwear in the same way they were made in the 1800s. Meet Katherine and learn about her art and culture during her open…

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Thanksgiving Weekend at the Eiteljorg

November 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - November 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Meet artist-in-residence Katrina Mitten (Miami of Oklahoma) and learn about her Native American beadwork and Miami culture. Watch artist demonstrations, create art and see the museum’s annual holiday display, Jingle Rails. Cost: Eiteljorg members - Free Non-members/General Public – Weekend activities included with museum admission

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Drum Making Workshop with Tony Showa (Navajo) – SOLD OUT

November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

To Native People, the drum is known at “the heartbeat of Mother Earth” and is a healing tool for feeling centered and balanced. Please join Tony Showa (Navajo) for a drum making workshop at the Eiteljorg Museum on Saturday, November 30. Showa will share teachings…

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December 2019

Bourbon, Jingle & Mingle: An evening with AGAVE at the Eiteljorg

December 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Warm yourself up this holiday season with AGAVE's Bourbon, Jingle & Mingle event at the Eiteljorg Museum. AGAVE is the museum's young professional auxiliary group. Take a stroll through the locomotive winter wonderland of Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure while enjoying a bourbon cocktail from…

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Curator’s Choice Series: How Do We Make Jingle Rails Happen?

December 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Have you ever wondered how we make Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure happen? Join our director of exhibition and graphic design, Steve Sipe, on the first Friday of December at noon for a glimpse into how we bring the locomotive wonderland to life. Cost:…

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Holiday Card Making

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Learn the art of block printing and create your own set of holiday cards. Eiteljorg staff will teach you the basics - creating a design, carving out the negative space, and finally pulling your print. All supplies are included. No previous experience necessary. Cost: Eiteljorg…

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The Polar Express Movie Screening

December 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Celebrate the holiday season at the Eiteljorg with a screening of the film The Polar Express (rated G). Cost: Eiteljorg members - Free Non-members/General Public – Movie screening included with museum admission

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Build a Jingle Rails House

December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Build your own Jingle Rails house through a workshop led by Eiteljorg staff. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Cost: Eiteljorg Members – $15 Non-members – $20 Click here to reserve your spot now.  

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The Polar Express Movie Screening

December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Celebrate the holiday season at the Eiteljorg with a screening of the film The Polar Express (rated G). Cost: Eiteljorg members - Free Non-members/General Public – Movie screening included with museum admission

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Indianapolis Hospitality Week

December 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Are you an Indianapolis hospitality worker – a skycap, hotel concierge, IndyGo or cab driver, restaurant server, Convention Center staff? The Eiteljorg Museum would like to invite anyone who works in the hospitality industry to visit the museum during Hospitality Week beginning Monday, December 16…

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Learn to Crochet at the Eiteljorg Museum

December 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join us, at the Eiteljorg Museum, and learn the art of crochet with Hannah Walton. No experience required! To register, please click here. Cost: Eiteljorg Members - $10 Non-Members - $15

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The Polar Express Movie Screening

December 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Celebrate the holiday season at the Eiteljorg with a screening of the film The Polar Express (rated G). Cost: Eiteljorg members - Free Non-members/General Public – Movie screening included with museum admission

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January 2020

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – FREE Admission

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Enjoy free admission to the Eiteljorg Museum on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This is also the final day to see our popular holiday model train exhibit, Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure. Cost: FREE Admission

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Western Book Club: Nothing Like It In The World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join us for lively discussion about the nonfiction book, Nothing Like It In The World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad. Stephen Ambrose's narrative history about the Pacific Railroad during the 1860s. The Eiteljorg Museum's Western Book Club meets bi-monthly at 5:30 p.m. at…

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February 2020

Curator’s Choice Series: Renowned artist Michael Naranjo talks about his exhibition

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join renowned artist Michael Naranjo, on the first Friday of February at noon for a talk about his fascinating exhibition of touchable bronze sculptures. Cost: Eiteljorg members - Free Non-members/General Public – Talk included with museum admission

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Artist Talk: Michael Naranjo

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Meet renowned artist Michael Naranjo and learn about his fascinating exhibition of touchable bronze sculptures. Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free Non-members/General Public – Talk included with museum admission

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Leon Jett Memorial Lecture: Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Award-winning author and cultural documentarian Candacy Taylor will discuss the Green Book, which in the pre-civil rights era was an essential travel guide for African-American travelers seeking dining and lodging in safety. A book-signing of Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black…

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Shonda Buchanan reading and lecture

February 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Award-winning poet and educator Shonda Buchanan will discuss her new memoir, Black Indian, and her family’s legacy of being African-American with Native American roots. A book signing of Black Indian: A Memoir by Shonda Buchanan will follow. Cost: Eiteljorg Members: Reading and lecture are free…

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March 2020

Curator’s Choice Series: Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories Sneak Peek

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join our curator of Western art, history and culture, Johanna M. Blume, on the first Friday of March at noon for a behind-the-scenes look at the brand new exhibit, Quilts: Uncovering Women's Stories. Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free Non-members/General Public – Talk included with museum…

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June 2020

Indian Market & Festival/Postponed until 2021

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 28, 2020

Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Join us for a weekend (both Saturday June 27 and Sunday June 28) celebration of Native American cultures through art, music, dance, demonstrations, food and more. Featuring Native performers and artists from more than 50 Native American cultures from across the U.S. and Canada. Indian…

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Indian Market & Festival/Postponed until 2021

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Join us for a weekend (both Saturday June 27 and Sunday June 28) celebration of Native American cultures through art, music, dance, demonstrations, food and more. Featuring Native performers and artists from more than 50 Native American cultures from across the U.S. and Canada. Indian…

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Indian Market & Festival/Postponed until 2021

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 28, 2020

Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Join us for a weekend (both Saturday June 27 and Sunday June 28) celebration of Native American cultures through art, music, dance, demonstrations, food and more. Featuring Native performers and artists from more than 50 Native American cultures from across the U.S. and Canada. Indian…

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July 2020

Fabric Collage Workshop – Both in-person and via Zoom

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

This workshop will be offered both in-person and via Zoom. In-person attendance will be limited for the health of everyone. Guests are encouraged take a tour through Quilts: Uncovering Women's Stories, and explore the diverse experiences of women in the West. INFiber, will lead a workshop where guests…

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September 2020

Quest for the West® Online Art Show & Sale

September 11 - September 12
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Conversation with a Quilter: Not Justa Dream

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

See and hear the story behind the two-sided quilt Not Justa Dream, designed by quilters Karen Colglazier and Diane Bremman. After the talk, take a tour through Quilts: Uncovering Women's Stories, and explore the diverse experiences of women in the West. The in-person portion of…

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Meet Artist in Residence: Crystal Hanna (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Crystal Hanna is a ceramic artist and an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She apprenticed under master potter and Cherokee National Treasure, Anna Belle Sixkiller Mitchell. She continues to honor Anna’s legacy by teaching and sharing Southeastern/Mississippian traditional pottery and culture with…

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Pottery Workshop with Crystal Hanna

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Join Crystal Hanna in-person for an opportunity to create your own unique piece of pottery to take home. Supplies will be provided, no experience necessary! In-person attendance will be limited for the health of everyone. Crystal Hanna is a ceramic artist and an enrolled member of…

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October 2020

Navajo Rug Auction and Preview – Cancelled

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Unfortunately, we have cancelled this event. We're hoping to add a selection of Navajo Rugs for you to choose from in our e-store. Details coming soon. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Preview 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Auction Begins Shoppers will have the opportunity to…

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 12
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

The Eiteljorg Museum is excited to celebrate and honor Native or Indigenous Peoples of North, Central, and South America by hosting events on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

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