Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art ( Eiteljorg Museum )

Eiteljorg Museum

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About Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art was founded by Indianapolis businessman and philanthropist Harrison Eiteljorg. Its mission—to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. The museum executes this charge in exciting and often surprising ways.

The Eiteljorg collects and preserves high-quality Western art and Native American art and cultural objects. Its collection includes artists such as T.C. Cannon, N. C. Wyeth, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, Allan Houser, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell and Kay WalkingStick. The institution’s contemporary Native art collection has been ranked among the world’s best.

The Eiteljorg also prides itself on offering engaging exhibitions. Special exhibitions at the Eiteljorg have covered diverse subjects, including the artistry and histories of pistols and motorcycles; the intersecting experiences of African- and Native Americans; Jewish life in the West; and the work of iconic artists Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe. The museum allows guests to further immerse themselves in Western and Native cultures through dynamic programs, cultural exchanges and events. The Eiteljorg has explored GLBT representation in Western film; celebrated women in the West and hosts a variety of Western and Native artists in residence each year.

Eiteljorg Museum press release, blog etc

11/13/2018 - 09:00 Route 66 the next stop for Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure at Eiteljorg Museum
11/08/2018 - 11:30 Honoring the Spirit of Bold Western Artists
10/30/2018 - 04:36 Fascinating documentary about contemporary Native art airs on public TV across the nation
10/25/2018 - 04:27 Compelling art, interactive experiences in newly reinstalled Western art galleries
10/12/2018 - 14:25 Eiteljorg Museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos with free admission
10/10/2018 - 01:31 Eiteljorg Museum names Elisa Phelps as new VP and Chief Curatorial Officer
09/17/2018 - 10:19 Western art in demand at Eiteljorgs Quest for the West Art Show and Sale
08/22/2018 - 03:21 Top Western artists return to Eiteljorg Museum for Quest for the West Art Show and Sale
06/28/2018 - 18:55 Outstanding Native art recognized at Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival
06/07/2018 - 22:50 Celebrate the 26th annual Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival on June 23-24
06/06/2018 - 05:47 Eiteljorg Museum to lead citywide reading celebration of classic Western novel, "True Grit"
05/19/2018 - 11:20 New exhibit Harry Fonseca: The Art of Living opens May 19 at Eiteljorg Museum
04/10/2018 - 11:29 Grand and beautiful Native basketry exhibit reflects Perelmans generosity
03/19/2018 - 15:56 New exhibit "Harry Fonseca: The Art of Living" opens May 19 at Eiteljorg Museum
03/16/2018 - 12:42 Back for second year, charitable celebration benefits Eiteljorg arts programming
02/12/2018 - 12:48 The Reel West exhibit at Eiteljorg explores cultural influence of Hollywood Westerns
12/07/2017 - 14:40 WFYI Public Television and Eiteljorg Museum partner on enlightening documentary that examines the evolution of contemporary Native art
12/04/2017 - 22:21 The Reel West exhibit at the Eiteljorg explores cultural impact of Western films