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Ansel Adams, Women in Art Market and a Free Week for Hospitality Workers!

by User Not Found | Feb 28, 2014

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                                                                                  DeShong Perry Smitherman

March into the Eiteljorg for a month packed with inspirational exhibits, heart-stopping photography, Native dance class and a week that gives thanks
to some of Indy’s hardest workers!


Ansel Adams Exhibit Opening Day
Doors open at 10 a.m.
Choral Performance and Discussion with Guest Curator
Saturday, Mar. 1
Special programming begins at 12:45 p.m.
Enjoy a performance by Aurora University Choir, conducted by Dr. Lisa Fredenburgh at 12:45 p.m. Then, at 1:30 p.m. join guest curator Jonathan Spaulding for a behind-the-scenes discussion of Ansel Adams’ life and work.

The Operatic West | Myths and Realities of the 19th Century West - A collaboration with the Indianapolis Opera
Saturday, Mar. 8
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The Eiteljorg is teaming up with the Indianapolis Opera for an experience blending live music and a unique take on the wild west. The museum event will culminate with Indianapolis Opera’s production of The Girl of the Golden West (March 21 & 23). At 1 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 8, the museum will present the panel discussion, “The Operatic West | Myth and Realities of the 19th Century West,” with Eiteljorg vice president and chief curatorial officer James Nottage, Indianapolis Opera’s artistic director James Caraher and guest stage director John Hoomes. This event is free with museum admission. Members of the Indianapolis Opera Ensemble will present live performances prior to  the discussion. The Indianapolis Opera will also premiere a performance of Puccini's, "The Girl of the Golden West," on Mar. 21 and 23 at Butler University's Clowes Memorial Hall. 
Spring Social Round Dance
Saturday, Mar. 15
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
This event is sponsored by the Eiteljorg Museum and the Urban NDN League of Indianapolis. Learn how to perform American Indian social dances. All are welcome.

Indianapolis Hospitality Week at the Eiteljorg
Monday, Mar. 17 – Sunday, Mar. 23
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday
Noon – 5 p.m., Sunday
Indianapolis Hospitality Week honors hotel concierges, IndyGo and cab drivers, restaurant wait staff, Convention Center security and housekeeping, airline red capsand others—everyone who makes our city a welcoming place to live and visit. Hospitality industry workers and their families will receive COMPLIMENTARY admission to the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Visitors will be among the first to enjoy the Eiteljorg’s new Ansel Adams exhibit, plus its world-class art collection, R.B. Annis Western Family Experience, Frank and Katrina Basile Museum Store and Eiteljorg Museum Café. Guests simply need to show a work badge, business card or other proof of employment in the hospitality industry.

Women in Art Market
Saturday, Mar. 22
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Celebrate creativity from a woman’s perspective at the Women in Art Market. See and buy one-of-a-kind handmade artwork from more than 40 regional artists, including works in basketry, jewelry, fiber arts, ceramics, painting, photography, and more. You will also be able to enjoy guided tours of the museum focused on the work of female artists.

Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison Opening Day
Saturday, Mar. 29
Doors open at 10 a.m.
Public talk by exhibitcurator Jackson Rushing
1 p.m.
Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, presents more than 80 drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures from an important Native American modernist. The exhibition surveys the prolific career of George Morrison (1919–2000), a distinctive and well-loved artist whose works bring together concepts of abstraction, landscape, and spiritual reflection and draw from his physical and spiritual homelands— speaking to both American urban settings and to the solitude of Northern Minnesota.

At 1 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 29, join us for an illustrated lecture by Morrison curator Jackson Rushing that documents, celebrates, and investigates the artistic achievement of this distinguished and beloved Chippewa modernist (1919-2000) whose artwork is held in numerous public and private collections.

Mark Fischer Trunk Show and Sale
The Frank and Katrina Basile Museum Store
Saturday, Mar.  29
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mark Fischer is a contemporary sculptor and a member of the Oneida Nation of Green Bay, Turtle Clan. Mark’s work can be displayed in your home or garden. Each piece is copper patina, welded with silver.
Every Saturday in March
Storytelling with Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe)
1p.m. – 3 p.m.
Meet Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) and hear about Native American cultures through stories and songs, accompanied by flute, drum and rattle.

Western Stories with Actress and Storyteller, Joanna Winston
1, 2, 3 & 4 p.m.
Hear the amazing true stories of two prominent AfricanAmericans in the West: Stagecoach Mary Fields and mountain man, Jim Beckwourth, as told by actress and storyteller, Joanna Winston.

Open through July 13
Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo

Blake Little
 features 41 black-and-white images of cowboys and cowgirls from the gay rodeo circuit, taken by award-winning, Los Angeles-based photographer, Blake Little. The Seattle native became captivated by the gay rodeo scene in 1988 and began documenting the lives of its contenders, victors and their devoted fans.  Blake Littleand associated public programs, at the Eiteljorg are a part of the museum’s Out West series. The series, created and produced by independent curator Gregory Hinton, illuminates the many contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities of the American West, and celebrates the diversity of the region.

About the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
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. This year, the Eiteljorg celebrates 25 years of telling amazing stories. The museum’s 25thanniversary is presented by Oxford Financial Group, LTD. For general information about the museum and to learn more about exhibits and events, call 317.636.WEST (9378) or visit

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