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New Art 2.0 Opens Saturday, Nov. 1, with Statement-Making Art and an Adult-Themed Halloween Party

by User Not Found | Oct 15, 2014

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New Art 2.0 Opens Saturday, Nov. 1, with Statement-Making Art and an Adult-Themed Halloween Party
New exhibition captures landscape, political and environmental statements
on 90 limited-edition contemporary prints available for sale.


(Indianapolis, IN) – Beginning Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, visitors to the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art will experience an exhibition of contemporary prints from emerging and established artists. New Art 2.0, will highlight work from more than 50 Native and non-Native American artists and sell these prints for prices attractive to both new and experienced collectors.

New Art 2.0 features many artists whose work is already in the Eiteljorg’s permanent contemporary collection. Native artists Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes), Marie Watt (Seneca), Jim Denomie (Ojibwe), Truman Lowe (Ho-Chunk) and Kay WalkingStick (Cherokee), to name a few, are coupled with non-Native artists such as Dale Chihuly and Storm Tharp.

“The New Art series is not a new concept for us,” said Jennifer Complo McNutt, the museum’s contemporary curator. “It is the exhibition that helped to establish the Eiteljorg’s contemporary collection and in particular planted the seed of interest in Native American modern work that has become the hallmark of that collection.”

New Art 2.0 will present approximately 90 limited-edition prints –all archivally framed, offering protection from light exposure. Prices for the work range from $350 to $3,800. Most of the works featured will be provided through a partnership with Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, a print shop located on the Umatilla Indian reservation near Pendleton, OR. Several prints have been provided by the Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis. The exhibit will promote cultural variety and diverse traditions as well as time-honored practices in landscape, portraiture, and still life. This show and sale also offers the opportunity for visitors to not only enjoy the work of these artists, but become collectors.

“Owning artwork creates an affinity and affiliation with artists and organizations and a curiosity that broadens our world view,” says Complo McNutt.

Adult-Only Grand Opening
The grand opening of New Art 2.0 will be celebrated from 8 p.m. – midnight, Friday, Oct. 31, during “Freiteljorg with the ICO” – an adult Halloween and costume party. The event will feature an unforgettable live mash-up of DJ Kyle Long’s modern experimental beats and the horns, winds and pipes of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. (Costumes mimicking Native Americans or people of other races are not appropriate.) Price: $30.

Attached Image: Rick Bartow (Wiyot tribe of Northern California), Bird Hat, 2013, monoprint, edition 1/1, 30 1/8 x 22 1/2 in. Print courtesy Crow's Shadow Press. Photograph by Hadley Fruits.

About the Eiteljorg
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. The Eiteljorg is located in Downtown Indianapolis’ White River State Park, at 500 West Washington, Indianapolis, IN  46204. 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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