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Dogs: Faithful and True

Mar. 4, 2017 - Aug. 6, 2017

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Dogs: Faithful and True
explores the enduring presence and contributions of dogs as companions, workers and heroes in Native American and Western cultures. In addition to art, photographs, artifacts and interactive experiences, there will be dog-related programming at various points during the exhibit. You'll be able to adopt a dog from the Indy Humane's Pet Adoption Wagon, participate in fun art workshops, hear a talk from the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine on the history of dogs in art and dog breeds, learn about related community groups and much, much more. Dogs: Faithful and True promises to be a heart-warming and insightful look at our canine friends.

Only service dogs are permitted in the museum building; pets are not allowed inside but are welcome at the outdoor free concerts under The Sails.

Dogs: Faithful and True Opening Party
Friday, Mar. 3

Doors open at 5 p.m. for Harrison Eiteljorg Society and Eagle Society members
Doors open at 6 p.m. for all museum members and the public

Be among the first to see the Eiteljorg’s 2017 featured exhibit, Dogs: Faithful and True. There is a cost for this event. Contact Hannah Wishart at 317.275.1316 or  hwishart@eiteljorg.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

Dogs: Faithful and True Programming for Opening Day
Saturday, Mar. 4

11 – 11:30 a.m.                                              Join curator of contemporary art, Jennifer Complo-McNutt for a brief talk in the Dogs: Faithful and True exhibition  
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Film: Old Yeller (84 min, rated G)
Noon – 2 p.m.
Learn the basics of drawing dogs
Noon – 3 p.m.
Chat with local community partners
Noon – 4 p.m.
Adopt a furry friend from Indy Humane’s Pet Adoption Wagon (PAW)
Noon – 4 p.m.
Meet adorable dogs from Paws and Think
1 p.m.


Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Talk – The History of Dogs in Art and Dog Breeds with David Williams and Dr. Michael Hill
2 p.m.


Learn about dog breeds with Dr. Michael Hill in the Dogs: Faithful and True exhibition
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Watch dog obedience demonstrations

Curator's Choice Series: The Artful Dog
Friday, April 7

Dogs: Faithful and True Programming featuring Karen Land
Saturday, April 8

Pet Photography 101 Workshop with Smiling Dog Photography
Saturday, April 8

Curator's Choice Series: Dogs in Paintings
Friday, May 5

Pet Portrait Workshop with artist, Sheila Jackson
Friday, May 12

Dogs: Faithful and True Programming in May
Saturday, May 13

Pet Photography 101 Workshop with Smiling Dog Photography
Saturday, May 13

Dog Trivia Night
Friday, May 19

Dogs: Faithful and True Programming in June
Saturday, June 3

Dogs: Faithful and True Programming in July

Saturday, July 8
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