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Native Art Now!
Opening Weekend
Nov. 10 - 12, 2017

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If you are a fan of Native contemporary fine art, then the Eiteljorg Museum is the place to be from Nov. 10 through Nov. 12, 2017. Since 1999, the Eiteljorg’s renowned and popular biannual fellowship exhibition and publication honoring its selected leading artists, has been a mainstay in the field. This year, we are conducting a major survey of the artists and you will not want to miss the opening weekend.

We will open Native Art Now!, an exhibition that will be traveling nationally.The exhibit is accompanied by a major survey book focusing on contemporary Native Art from 1992 to the present. In addition, the museum will host a gathering of scholars and colleagues, along with the previously awarded Eiteljorg Fellows who will meet to discuss the field of contemporary Native art and the future direction of the Eiteljorg's Fellowship program.

All opening weekend activities take place Friday, November 10 through Sunday November 12, 2017.  


Weekend Schedule

  • Friday, Nov. 10, 2 - 6 p.m.: registration materials available for pick up.
  • Friday, Nov. 10, 4 - 6 p.m.: reception for weekend attendees
  • Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: a gathering of scholars, artists, and colleagues for a day-long convening led by Elizabeth T. Richards.       
  • Discussion - 10 a.m. to noon
  • Lunch - noon to 1 p.m.
  • Discussion - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 11, 5 - 9 p.m.: opening reception for Native Art Now!
  • Sunday, Nov. 12, Fellowship Artists Gathering. The Eiteljorg Fellows will deliberate on the Eiteljorg Fellowship to help forge its future. Museum colleagues and the general public are invited to attend.
  • Throughout the weekend, Fellowship artwork will be exhibited in the museum’s special exhibits, Hurt, Harvey and Pulliam galleries:


    • Native Art Now!, a traveling exhibition of contemporary art from the permanent collection of the Eiteljorg Museum.
    • In Their Honor, an exhibition of the work of Rick Bartow (Wiyot), Harry Fonseca (Nisenan Maidu/Hawaiian/Portuguese), John Hoover (Aleut), Allan Houser (Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache) and George Morrison (Ojibwe).
    • The Geometry of Expression, an exhibition featuring the work of Kay WalkingStick (Cherokee), Wendy Red Star (Crow), and Anna Tsouhlarakis (Navajo/Creek/Greek).

Make your reservations now! The official hotel for the Gathering is the Courtyard by Marriott directly across the street from the Eiteljorg. Rates are $169/night plus tax. Make your reservation today by clicking here.

For additional information, contact: Jennifer Complo McNutt, Curator of Contemporary Art: jmcnutt@eiteljorg.com or 317.275.1362, or Dorene Red Cloud, Assistant Curator of Native American Art: dredcloud@eitelorg.com or 317.275.1352.

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