Native Art Now

Native Art Now!
Opening Weekend
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017

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The Eiteljorg Museum invites you to meet and celebrate Eiteljorg Museum Fellows and Distinguished Artists, contemporary Native American artists who have garnered international recognition for their innovative paintings, sculptures, drawings and multi-media presentations and dramatic, thought-provoking art installations.

Native Art Now! opening weekend will include three exhibitions (Native Art Now!, In Their Honor  and Geometry of Expression), a sneak peak of a new Native contemporary art documentary, the release of a new Eiteljorg Native contemporary art book and opportunities to meet and talk to artists while forging a new direction for the Fellowship’s future.

Native Art Now! will become a traveling exhibition of contemporary art from the permanent collection of the Eiteljorg Museum.  In Their Honor features work by deceased Fellows Rick Bartow (Wyot), Harry Fonseca (Maidu/Nisenan/Portuguese/Hawaiian), John Hoover (Aleut), Allan House (Chiricahua Apache) and George Morrison (Ojibwe). The Geometry of Expression features work by Kay WalkingStick (Cherokee), Wendy Red Star (Crow) and Anna Tsouhlarakis (Navajo/Creek/Greek).

Join past Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellows and distinguished artists, scholars, writers, contemporary art lovers, educators, students, members and others on Saturday, November 11 - Sunday, September 12 at the Eiteljorg Museum for the following events:

Weekend Schedule

  • Saturday, Nov. 11, a gathering of scholars, artists, students, educators, contemporary art-lovers, museum members and others during a convening led by Elizabeth Theobald Richards   
  • 10 a.m. - noon - panel discussion
  • Noon - 1 p.m. - luncheon buffet
  • 1 - 3 p.m. - preview of clips from a new contemporary Native art documentary produced by the Eiteljorg (coming to a PBS station near you) and roundtable discussions
  • 5 - 9 p.m. - Native Art Now! Celebration - meet the artists, collect their signatures in discounted copies of the new art book, see scenes from the documentary, tour the galleries, enjoy delicious food and a cash bar
  • Sunday, Nov. 12
  • 8:30 - 10 a.m. - continental breakfast for artists
  • 10 - 11:30 a.m. - discussion about the future of the Eiteljorg Fellowship and Native American contemporary art
To register by phone or email, please contact Kay Hinds at 317.275.1343 or email To register for a hotel room at the Courtyard Marriott across from the museum. Make your reservation today by clicking here.
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