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Navajo Rug Auction, Native Storytelling and Day of the Dead Workshop | October Calendar Listing

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Navajo Rug Auction, Native Storytelling and Day of the Dead Workshop
October calendar listing for the Eiteljorg Museum


Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale
Through Oct. 6
See paintings, drawings and sculptures from 50 of the world’s most celebrated Western artists. Many of the pieces on exhibit are still for sale at the Eiteljorg. A portion of Quest proceeds helps the Eiteljorg build its world-class collection. 

OCT. 5, 12, 19, 26
1 p.m.
Meet Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) and hear about Native American cultures through stories and songs, accompanied by flute, drum and rattle.

Navajo Rug Auction
OCT. 5
Members only preview 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Public viewing 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Auction - 11:30 a.m.
Browse and bid on more than 200 vintage and contemporary weavings and other artwork during this year’s auction, presented by R.B. Burnham & Co. Prices ranges from $100 to $10,000.

Inuit Art Trunk Show
OCT. 12
Members shop 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
General public shops 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Get your questions answered about Inuit art by the owners of Iqaluit Fine Arts Studio. Located in the capital of Nunavut Territory in Canada, this gallery has a wide selection of Inuit  paintings, tapestries, sculptures and jewelry. For one day only, the owners of this incredible gallery will sale their artwork at the Eiteljorg. Prices range from $50 to $20,000.

Botanical Architecture Workshop
OCT. 12
9 a.m. – Noon
Price: $15 for non-members and $10 for members – includes discounted admission to the museum
Bring your imagination to this Eiteljorg workshop and create your very own replica building to take home. Bits of natural materials, such as pods, tendrils, twigs, nuts, and moss will be used. Fee includes materials and instruction; pre-register and pre-pay by calling (317) 275-1310 by Oct. 4. Workshop is designed for adults but suitable for ages 12 and older. Participants will be using a hot glue gun and cutting tools.

Artist in Residence: Norris Chee (Dineh)
OCT. 19 & 26
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  
Meet award-winning painter Norris Chee (Dineh) and watch as he demonstrates his art-making techniques.

Buckaroo Bash: Carats, Corsets & Cowboys
OCT. 25
Start preparing your finest jewels and corseted saloon wear for a night of daring elegance! The museum’s annual fundraising event for Eiteljorg education programming returns to the museum for its 16th year. Attendees will be entertained by the Endless Summer Band, and enjoy innovative and delicious food from Harrison College’s Chef’s Academy pastry students and Kahn’s Catering. Plus, attendees will get to participate in both live and silent auctions, a wine pull and the chance to purchase raffle tickets for a piece of fine jewelry from G. Thrapp Jewelers. Tickets can be purchased online

Day of the Dead
OCT. 26
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is a time to remember and honor deceased loved ones. Experience Día de Muertos at the Eiteljorg. See traditional papel picado, the cut paper decorations hung for Hispanic celebrations and get ideas for your own memorial by seeing the elements on the museum’s community ofrenda (offering place). Watch performances by Anderson Ballet Folklorico and Comparsa Tlahuicas. Meet artists in residence, Beatriz Schlebecker and Richard Gabriel Jr., and create your own papel picado and tin ornament to take home.


About the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
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. The museum is located in Downtown Indianapolis’ White River State Park, at 500 West Washington, Indianapolis, IN 46204. For general information about the museum and to learn more about exhibits and events, call (317) 636-WEST (9378) or visit

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