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Indian Market & Festival, FREE Admission July 4 and a Photography Class for the Whole Family

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For Immediate Release                                

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DeShong Perry-Smitherman
Public Relations Manager


Indian Market & Festival, FREE Admission July 4 and a Photography Class for the Whole Family
Summertime at the Eiteljorg brings 130 Native artists from across the country, a family free day and 50 of today’s leading Western artists.

Summer 2014 Calendar



Photography: Where We've Been and Where We're Headed
Gallery Tour/Talk with Lyle Mannweiler
Saturday, June 14
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Professional photographer Lyle Mannweiler studied under Ansel Adams. Guests can join him for a gallery tour and a look at Adams' role in the growth of photography.
Photo Walk along the Canal – sponsored by Roberts Camera
Saturday, June 14
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Guests can bring their cameras and get great tips on how to perfect their shots. Participants will meet others who love photography and try out some great loaner gear. After the walk, they’ll get to enjoy a visit to the Ansel Adams exhibit at no cost! (Rain date is 6/28)
Guests must call to be added to the waiting list. This class is full.

Indian Market & Festival Preview Party in Military Park
Friday, June 20
5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
An EXCLUSIVE pre-market shopping event honoring the outstanding Native American artists of the 22nd annual Indian Market & Festival. Tickets are $100 for non-members and $90 for members.

Indian Market & Festival
Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Join the Eiteljorg for one of the Midwest's largest Indian markets, featuring more than 130 Native artists, food, performances and family fun. Discounted advanced tickets for the event are on sale at the Eiteljorg Museum and Marsh Supermarkets or by calling 1-800-622-2024. Advance sale tickets are $10. Tickets during the market are $12 at the gate. Kids 17 and under are FREE. Admission to the Eiteljorg is included.
Attached photo: World champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan

Entertainment Schedule:

10 a.m.

Welcome and Prayer

10:15 a.m.

Teresa Webb, Storytelling

11 a.m.

Joanne Shenandoah, music


Scatter Their Own, alter-Native music

1 p.m.

Tony Duncan and Estun-Bah, hoop dancing

2 p.m.

Joanne Shenandoah and Douglas George Kanentiio, storytelling

3 p.m.

Scatter Their Own, alter-Native music

Happy 25th Anniversary Eiteljorg Museum
Tuesday, June 24


Free Admission Day and Terry Gasdia Show and Sale

Friday, July 4
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In celebration of the Eiteljorg Museum’s 25th anniversary, the museum will open its doors free of charge. Also, visit the Basile Museum Store where Hopi Katsina doll carver Terry Gasdia (Hopi/Pima) will be selling work.

Agave Happy Hour
Thursday, August  21
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free for Agave members, $10 for Non-members
Agave members and any young professionals interested in enjoying the museum and networking should attend this happy hour! Guests will experience a private tour of Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison.  Complimentary food and drinks will be provided. *Agave is the Eiteljorg’s auxiliary group for young professionals

Family Photography Lesson
Saturday, July 12
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Artist-in-residence Jason Wesaw (Potawatomi) will lead a step-by-step session on smart phone photography.

Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo closes
Sunday, July 13

Photography Lecture – Shooting to Win: The Challenges faced by Ansel Adams
Saturday, July 26
1:30 p.m.
DePaul University photography professor Mark B. Pohland’s presentation examines many of the works in the Ansel Adams exhibition.  He considers their locale, the challenges Adams faced in making them, and their relation to Adams’ biography and to American history. 


Ansel Adams closes
Sunday, August 3

Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale Opening Weekend
Friday – Sunday, September 5 – 7
This annual art show and sale attracts 50 of the world’s best Western artists. The openingweekend also includes open houses of local collectors, an Artist of Distinction one-person retrospective show, panel discussions and much more. Exhibit closes October 5, 2014. Opening weekend fee is $500 per couple.

Gene Waddell Trunk Show
Saturday, September 6
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fabulous Native American jewelry from Waddell Trading available inside the Basile Museum Store.

June 14, July 12 and August 9

2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
What do Ansel Adams, George Morrison and Georgia O’Keefe have in common? Guests will find out with the Eiteljorg's curator of contemporary art Jennifer Complo-McNutt. They may also create their own modernist masterpiece with assistant curator of contemporary art Ashley Holland.

Storyteller Teresa Webb

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Meet Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) and hear about Native American cultures through stories and songs, accompanied by flute, drum and rattle.
Check for the most up-to-date schedule/information.

Storyteller Joanna Winston
1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.
(except June 7 and August 30)

Hear the amazing true stories of two prominent African Americans in the West: “Stagecoach” Mary Fields and mountain man, Jim Beckwourth, as told by actress and storyteller, Joanna Winston.

About the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western art seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. This year, the Eiteljorg celebrates 25 years of telling amazing stories. The museum’s 25thanniversary is presented by Oxford Financial Group, LTD. 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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