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The Eiteljorg Museum’s fall schedule gives visitors plenty of chances to learn, play, shop and make memories at the Eiteljorg! ​

by Hyacinth Rucker | Jul 18, 2017

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Meet nearly 50 of the country’s best Western artists at Quest for the West®, round up the family for WestFest, celebrate Day of the Dead and so much more.

The Eiteljorg Museum’s fall schedule gives visitors plenty of chances to learn, play, shop and make memories at the Eiteljorg!

AUGUST

Sunday | Aug. 27
3 p.m.
Opera Premiere: Songs of Clay and Stone

Join us as mezzo soprano Kathryn Findlen and pianist Robert Brewer premiere composer Kenneth Frazelle’s work, Songs of Clay and Stone. The piece explores the landscape of the Southwest, the art and architecture of the first Americans and the images of photographer Edward S. Curtis.

Cost: Eiteljorg members - $15, Non-members/General public - $20
For tickets, call 317.636.9378 or visit us at eiteljorg.org

SEPTEMBER

Friday–Saturday | Sept. 8–9
12th Annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale Opening Weekend

Sunday | Sept. 10 – Oct. 8
12th Annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale public exhibit

Join us for one of the country’s best Western art sales and a month-long exhibition featuring new works by 49 of today’s best Western artists. The opening weekend sale is Sept. 8 - 9. The special exhibit opens to the public Sunday Sept. 10 and remains open through Oct. 8.

  • Friday night, Sept. 8:  Miniatures sale (reservations only)
  • Saturday night, Sept. 9:  Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale (reservations only)
  • Sunday, Sept. 10:  Special exhibit opens, noon-5 p.m. 

Cost for opening weekend sale: Reservation required
Cost for exhibit only:
 Eiteljorg members – Free, Non-members/General Public – Exhibit included with museum admission

Saturday | Sept. 16
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Symposium: Water is Life: Native Peoples of the Great Lakes
FREE Admission

The Eiteljorg will present a symposium to analyze how water shaped the history of Indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes region. The program will create a dialogue with the broader community to discover shared values centered upon water.

Sunday |Sept. 17
3 p.m.
An afternoon with Tim Blueflint Ramel (Bad River Chippewa/Comanche)

Enjoy a captivating flute performance by Tim Blueflint Ramel. His music has been described as “traditionally fresh, soulful and reflective.” Plan to spend your Sunday afternoon with Tim.

Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free, Non-members/General Public – Program included with museum admission.

Saturday | Sept. 23
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WestFest

Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the West at this family festival. Try authentic chuckwagon grub, pan for gold, see a blacksmithing demonstration, compete in a stickhorse rodeo and enjoy live music and games.

Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free, Non-members/General Public – Festival included with museum admission

Saturday,
Sept. 30
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Preview
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Auction

Navajo Rug 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.

Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free, Non-members/General Public – Auction included with museum admission


OCTOBER

Sunday | Oct. 8
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale exhibit closes

Saturday | Oct. 14
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Gund Lecture Series Speaker: Mary Peterson Zundo
Fantasia on the Prairie: Plains Warriors, Arabic Equestrians, and Art on the American Frontier, 1800-1850

Join scholar Mary Peterson Zundo for a humanities lecture examining how 19th century art depicted Native American equestrianism and shaped the ways U.S. citizens and Europeans envisioned Native peoples. 

Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free, Non-members/General Public – Lecture included with museum admission

Saturday | Oct. 21
1 p.m.

Out West
TM Programming
Film screening: Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine followed by panel discussion with film producer Michele Josue

As a continuation of the Eiteljorg Museum’s highly acclaimed Out West educational program series and continuing commitment to cultural diversity, the museum will host a an important thought-provoking next installment in the series October 21. The program will include a film screening of Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine and panel discussion with film producer Michele Josue. The film is centered around the tragic and fatal hate crime against Shepard, a gay freshman at the University of Wyoming, on October 6, 1998.

Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free, Non-members/General Public – Lecture included with museum admission

Saturday | Oct. 28
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Celebration

FREE Admission

Celebrate Day of the Dead (Día de los 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), meet artist-in-residence Richard Gabriel Jr. and design your own tinwork to take home, plus so much more. Nopal’s Día de los Muertos Community Ofrenda (altar) Exhibition will be on display Oct. 10 – Nov. 2.

NOVEMBER

Friday-Sunday | Nov. 10-12
Native Art Now!
Opening Weekend

Nov. 12 – Jan. 28
Native Art Now! Exhibition

Over the past 20 years, the Eiteljorg Museum’s nationally renowned Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship program has provided an insightful view of Native contemporary art. Native Art Now! an exhibition of nearly 40 iconic works of art, will continue to raise awareness of and an appreciation for contemporary Native art and artists. Native Art Now! includes a comprehensive book interpreting Native art from 1992 to 2012, as well as an international documentary film with interviews of artists, writers, administrators and collectors. On November 11 and 12, artists and experts will convene for a special opening weekend celebration.

Cost for opening weekend: Reservation required
Cost for exhibit only: Eiteljorg members – Free, Non-members/General Public – Program included with admission to the museum

Saturday | Nov. 18
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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 much more. Open until Jan. 15, 2018. New this year: Hollywood

Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free, Non-members/General Public – Program included with admission to the museum

Friday-Saturday | Nov. 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.

Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free, Non-members/General Public - Program included with admission to the museum

Monday–Sunday | Nov. 26-Dec. 3
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Hospitality Week
FREE Admission


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

Saturday, Dec. 3
Winter Market

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

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 eiteljorg.org.

Eiteljorg Museum Media Contacts:

Hyacinth Rucker
Communications Coordinator
317.275.1388
hrucker@eiteljorg.com 

Bryan Corbin                                               
Public Relations Manager
317.275.1315
bcorbin@eiteljorg.com           

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

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