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Eiteljorg Museum Fall Calendar Full of Exceptional Exhibits and Programs

by Hyacinth Rucker | Aug 25, 2016

Monday, August 11, 2016

For Immediate Release:

For more information:

Hyacinth Rucker                                                    
Communications Coordinator                              
317.275.1388                                                           
hrucker@eiteljorg.com                                          

Bert Beiswanger
Director of Marketing & Communications
317.275.1317
bbeiswanger@eiteljorg.com

 Eiteljorg Museum Fall Calendar Full of Exceptional Exhibits and Programs

SEPTEMBER

Friday, September 2
Curator's Choice Series: Hurt Gallery – Be the visiting curator!
Noon – 12:20 p.m.

Join Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art, on the first Friday of the month for a mini-workshop to learn how to create labels for an exhibition. Free for museum members and included with museum admission.
                                                                          
Friday and Saturday, September 9 – 10

11th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale Opening Weekend

This month-long exhibition features and offers for sale new works by some of today’s most celebrated Western artists. Guests are given the unique opportunity to meet artists whose precious works may become their newest acquisitions during opening weekend. Collectors unable to attend opening weekend may register as absentee buyers and purchase art from afar. A Friday evening reception will honor 2015 Quest Collector of Distinction Betsey Harvey and a special exhibit will open that night with just a portion of her amazing collection. Contact Kay Hinds at 317.275.1341 to register for one of Indianapolis’ largest art sales. The Quest exhibit is open to the public on Sept. 11 through Oct. 9.

Friday, September 30
Native American Art and Jewelry Sale
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Shop for vintage and contemporary jewelry to add to your collection, or get appraisals from R.B. Burnham & Co. Trading Post experts. Entrance to the Frank and Katrina Basile Eiteljorg Museum Store is free.


OCTOBER

Saturday, October 1
Navajo Rug Auction
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Preview

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Auction

Navajo rugs in traditional and contemporary designs from the R.B. Burnham & Co. Trading Post in Arizona will be auctioned. For five generations, the Arizona-based Burnham family has been trading with and encouraging Native American artists in the Four Corners area of the West. Prices range from less than $100 - $10,000.

Friday, October 7
Curator’s Choice Series

Noon – 12:20 p.m.

Join an Eiteljorg curator for a mini-workshop. Participants will learn how to create labels for an exhibition. This is free for museum members and included with museum admission.

Saturday, Oct. 29
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Celebration

FREE Admission

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Celebrate Day of the Dead (Dia de lost Muertos) at the Eiteljorg Museum with partner Nopal Cultural (an Indianapolis Latino arts and culture organization) and enjoy FREE admission! Watch performances, create art, shop at the Mercado (marketplace), enjoy a Catrina parade and so much more. Nopal’s Dia de los Muertos Contemporary Photography and Altar Exhibition will be on display and free to view beginning Oct. 10 – Nov. 2 in the Lilly Auditorium.


NOVEMBER

Friday, November 4
Curator's Choice Series: Mostly everything you’ve always wanted to know about the Native Nations of Indiana

Noon – 12:20 p.m.

Join Scott Shoemaker, Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback curator of native american art, history and culture, on the first Friday of the month for a discussion about mostly everything you’ve always wanted to know about the Native Nations of Indiana. Free for members and included with museum admission.

Saturday, November 12
Titan of the West: The Adams Collection of Western and Native American Art Opens

This special exhibition features highlights from a historic multi-million dollar collection of Western paintings and Native American artifacts, generously willed to the Eiteljorg by the late businessman and owner of the Tennessee Titans, Kenneth S. “Bud” Adams. Titan of the West: The Adams Collection of Western and Native American Art runs through Feb. 19, 2017.

Saturday, November 19
Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure Opens

One of Indianapolis’ most popular family holiday traditions returns. Be one of the first to experience the Eiteljorg’s magical holiday model train exhibit Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure. Journey through a locomotive wonderland as trains wind past icons of Indianapolis and the American West. See Monument Circle, Lucas Oil Stadium, the Grand Canyon, Golden Gate Bridge, the Las Vegas strip and more. Open through Jan. 16. 2017.

Friday and Saturday, November 25 – 26
Thanksgiving Weekend

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Meet local artists Katrina Mitten (Miami) and Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) and hear about Native American cultures through stories and songs, create art, watch demonstrations and see the museum’s annual holiday display, Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure.

Monday, November 28 – Sunday, December 4
Hospitality Week


Are you an Indianapolis hospitality worker – a skycap, hotel concierge, cab driver or waiter? Bring your family to the museum during Hospitality Week and enjoy FREE admission.

DECEMBER

Friday, December 2

Curator's Choice Series: Highlights in the Adams Collection
Noon – 12:20 p.m.

Join James Nottage, vice president and chief curatorial officer, on the first Friday of the month for a discussion about the highlights in the late businessman and owner of the Tennessee Titans, Kenneth S. “Bud” Adams collection. Free for members and included with museum admission.

Saturday, December 3
Winter Market

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Shop for unique holiday gifts at this annual market, featuring more than 30 regional artists.

JANUARY

Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

FREE Admission
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission to the Eiteljorg Museum and other White River State Park venues is FREE on this day with the donation of a non-perishable food item to Gleaners Food Bank. Drop off your donation at any WRSP institution and experience all the park has to offer.

ONGOING

1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturday of each month
Storytelling with 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. Program is included with museum admission.

About the Eiteljorg
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. The Eiteljorg 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 www.eiteljorg.org.

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