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500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

November 2020

Toys for Turtle Mountain’s Annual Toy Drive

November 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - December 7, 2020 @ 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 your help, this year can be the biggest yet! To make the process easier and limit contact, we are accepting both in-person and online donations. To donate online, simply purchase a toy from your favorite…

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Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure

November 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - January 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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September 2021

Quest for the West® Art Show & Sale

September 10, 2021 - September 11, 2021
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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October 2021

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Celebration

October 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 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 Arte Mexicano en Indiana and Nopal Cultural and enjoy FREE admission! Learn the history behind the holiday, watch performances, meet artists and watch demonstrations, explore artwork, support local artists and create art. This annual celebration is fun for the entire family! Check back soon for the schedule of events and ticketing information. Sponsored by:

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January 2022

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the Eiteljorg – FREE Admission

January 17 @ 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 and the final day of Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure. Advance reservation is encouraged. More information coming soon.

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June 2022

Juneteenth Community Celebration

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Eiteljorg Museum with a free day of admission for all. Juneteenth, a brief history: On June 19, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to bring the news that the Civil War had ended and to ensure all enslaved people were freed. As the news spread, so too did the celebrations – Juneteenth, also known as Jubilee Day, Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, was born. Today, 47 states have passed legislation recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday,…

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July 2022

Warhol’s West: Public Tour with Seth Hopkins

July 30 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Location: Eiteljorg Museum Cost: Free, open to the public, no registration required. Join Seth Hopkins, director of the Booth Museum and author of Warhol and the West, for a public tour at 10:15 a.m. followed by a book signing. Hear Seth talk about how he curated Warhol’s West and researched the Pop artist’s love affair with the American West, and his fascination with its lore. From a six-gun-wielding Elvis Presley and cowboy-hat-clad Dennis Hopper to fights with John Wayne’s estate…

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September 2022

Artist in Residence: Monica Raphael (Anishinaabe – Sičáŋğu Lakota)

September 17 - October 1
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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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. Monica's Bio: Spending most of her life in the woodlands of northern lower Michigan, Monica Raphael a 5th generation quill worker and culture bearer feels as if she’s having a conversation with her ancestors when creating her…

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Educators’ Open House

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Description: The Eiteljorg Museum is where you and your students can be immersed in the art, history and cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of North American and the American West. This is a day focused on your needs and how you can use and enjoy the galleries, gardens, programs and resources at the Eiteljorg Museum. Educators, administrators, support staff, and immediate family members will have free admission on Saturday, September 24. Activities: Meet staff and volunteers and share your needs…

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October 2022

New Guide Training

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Enjoy learning about the arts, histories and cultures of the Native Peoples of North America and the American West. Become an Eiteljorg Guide after receiving training at this once-a-year course. Classes meet Mondays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 3, 2022 through Jan. 30, 2023 with breaks during the holidays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. If you are already an Eiteljorg volunteer, take this opportunity to enhance your skills. Interested or have questions? Contact Rachel Noll by Sept. 19, 2022 at rnoll@eiteljorg.com or 317.275.1325.

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Artist in Residence: Emily Guerrero

October 4 - October 15
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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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. Emily's Bio: Mexica-Arts founder, Emily J. Guerrero, a storyteller, folk artist of Mexica indigenous ancestry. Emily embodies her ancestral traditions as she encourages and inspires audiences to expand their knowledge of diverse cultures in their midst. Her…

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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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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 18
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Karen Ann Hoffman; Man Mound Footstool, 2017

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…

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Inking Identity: Indigenous Tattoo Practices

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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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Toy Drive: Toys for Turtle Moutain

November 19 - December 12
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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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 your help, this year can be the biggest yet! Monetary donations and gas cards are also accepted to help pay for truck rental and fuel for the volunteers who transport the toys to the Chippewa reservation,…

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Thanksgiving Weekend with Katrina Mitten (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma)

November 25 @ 10:00 am - November 26 @ 4:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
Katrina Mitten and her beaded artworks

Celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend at the Eiteljorg. Meet talented Native beadwork artist Katrina Mitten (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma). Watch demonstrations and learn about Native beadwork traditions. 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. Saturday, Nov. 26 1 p.m. - Enjoy a "Four Generations Conversation" with artist Katrina Mitten; her mother, Sue Strass; her daughter, Rachel Cirullo; and her granddaughter and apprentice, Josephine Cirullo.…

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December 2022

Members-Only Adults Night Out

December 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

- EVENT FULL - Love trains? Need a night out? Join us for an exclusive, members-only evening exploring the Fifth Third Bank Jingle Rails model train display in the newly expanded Allen Whitehill Clowes Sculpture Court. Guests can stroll through the miniature wonderland of iconic landmarks built from all natural materials. Additional Exclusive: Be the first to shop at the Project 2021 Roundup Sale. The Eiteljorg is offering gently used decorative artworks, pottery, jewelry, Western-themed items and more. This sale is open…

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Project 2021 Roundup Sale

December 2 @ 10:00 am - December 6 @ 5:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

The Eiteljorg is offering gently used decorative artworks, pottery, jewelry, Western-themed items and more. If you are looking for the perfect item for yourself or doing some early holiday shopping, the Project 2021 Roundup is a great option! Sales from this event will go help the Eiteljorg "Roundup" our Project 2021 capitol endowment campaign. This sale is open to the public Dec. 2-6. NOTE: This event has been extended and prices have been lowered even more!

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Moose Hot Chocolate Cones Workshop

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

The Eiteljorg’s annual display, Jingle Rails, features G-scale model trains winding through a wonderland of miniature landscapes made of materials like twigs, leaves and rocks. Join us as we learn about some of the animals that populate the Western landscape and craft reminding you of the things you learned! Bring your enthusiasm and we will provide the materials and instruction. $15 not yet members; $10 Eiteljorg members – includes museum admission on the date of the workshop and all supplies.…

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

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Toy Drive: Toys for Turtle Moutain

November 19 - December 12
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