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Museum to keep doors open until 8 p.m. each Wednesday night beginning July 2. Special after-hours closing party July 30 will celebrate iconic exhibit.

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Ansel Adams exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is the most attended Eiteljorg show of all time, surpassing Pistols, Steel Ponies and Guitars. To allow more people to see 80 of Adams’ personally-chosen photographs, the museum will stay opened until 8 p.m. each Wednesday in July.

On July 30, a special exhibit closing party, ANSEL ADAMS: FINAL SHOT, will take place at 5 p.m. and visitors may celebrate until midnight. Tickets for the Final Shot party are $15 and can be purchased in advance by visiting the museum’s website.

Free Admission Day and Terry Gasdia Show and Sale
Friday, July 4
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The museum will open its doors free of charge on July 4, Independence Day. Also, visit the Basile Museum Store where Hopi Katsina doll carver Terry Gasdia (Hopi/Pima) will be selling his work.

Agave Sip & Learn
Thursday, July 10
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Admission is $25; $15 for Agave and 1816 members
Hosted by: Agave, the Eiteljorg Museum’s young professionals’ auxiliary, and 1816 Associate Board, the Indiana State Museum’s young professionals’ group.
Guests will enjoy local brew, wine and eats while experiencing two of Indy’s premier cultural institutions. The evening begins at the Eiteljorg, where guests will get a private curator-led tour of the museum’s Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison exhibit. Then, they will walk over to the Indiana State Museum for a VIP exploration of 431 Gallery: Art and Impact. Tickets available at

Family Photography Lesson
Saturday, July 12
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Artist-in-residence Jason Wesaw (Potawatomi) will lead a step-by-step session on smart phone photography.

Contemporary Art Tour
Saturday, July 12
2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
What do Ansel Adams, George Morrison and Georgia O’Keefe have in common? Guests will find out with the Eiteljorg's curator of contemporary art Jennifer Complo-McNutt. They may also create their own modernist masterpiece with assistant curator of contemporary art Ashley Holland.

Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo closes
Sunday, July 13

Photography Lecture – Shooting to Win: The Challenges faced by Ansel Adams
Saturday, July 26
1:30 p.m.
DePaul University photography professor Mark B. Pohland’s presentation examines many of the works in the Ansel Adams exhibition.  He considers their locale, the challenges Adams faced in making them, and their relation to Adams’ biography and to American history. Attached photo: Ansel Adams, Photograph by Jim Alinder. 

Wednesday, July 30
5 p.m. – Midnight
Ticket price: $15
Guests will get their last chance to enjoy Ansel Adams, the most-attended exhibit in the Eiteljorg’s 25-year history. From 5 p.m. to midnight, visitors can experience Ansel Adams, plus the contemporary, Native and Western galleries, while hearing live beats from DJ Kyle Long. Eats and drinks will include free Eiteljorg munchies, food trucks and a cash bar. Order tickets at

Storyteller Teresa Webb
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meet Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) and hear about Native American cultures through stories and songs, accompanied by flute, drum and rattle.Check for the most up-to-date schedule/information.

Storyteller Joanna Winston
1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.

Hear the amazing true stories of two prominent African Americans in the West: “Stagecoach” Mary Fields and mountain man, Jim Beckwourth, as told by actress and storyteller, Joanna Winston.

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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