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Bridal Workshop this Saturday; Gold! opens Mar. 7 and Hospitality Workers get in Free for one Week

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Bridal Workshop this Saturday; Gold! opens Mar. 7 and Hospitality Workers get in Free for one Week
February and March calendar of exhibits and events


FEB 28

You’re engaged! Now what?
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Complimentary event

Guests will learn everything they need to know about planning their special day from experts in event planning, catering, photography, floral design and more.

Hotel Tango Happy Hour with Eiteljorg CEO John Vanausdall
Hotel Tango Whiskey
702 Virginia Ave.

Fee: $10
Enjoy complimentary tastings of four specialty spirits from Hotel Tango, as well as a sneak peek at their aging whiskey. Interact with the president and CEO of the Eiteljorg Museum, John Vanausdall, in an informal setting.

Gold! Riches and Ruin Opening Party
Doors open at 6 p.m.

Cost: $40 for Eagle members, $45 for museum members and $55 for non-members. 
Guests can search the museum for gold during the Gold! exhibit preview party. Whomever finds the most gold will win gold jewelry, compliments of G. Thrapp Jewelers.

MAR 7 – AUG 2
Gold! Riches and Ruin Exhibit Opens
10 a.m.

What could tempt a doctor and his wife to leave their children and risk their lives? Persuade financiers to gamble on risky exploits?  Redraw the face of the American landscape? The insatiable pursuit for unimaginable wealth… the lure of quick money… gold. This new exhibit will explore a valuable mineral – and all the glitter and greed attached to the desire to get it.

Attached photo of prospectors will be included in the exhibit: Spanish Flat, ca. 1852, Photographer: Joseph B. Starkweather,
Image courtesy of the California State Library, California History Room

Monday – Saturday
MAR 9 - 15

Hospitality Week
Eiteljorg Hospitality Week honors hotel concierges, IndyGo and cab drivers, restaurant wait staff, Convention Center security and housekeeping, airline red caps and others—everyone who makes our city a welcoming place to live and visit. Hospitality industry workers and their families will receive COMPLIMENTARY admission. Visitors will be get to experience Gold! Riches and Ruin, plus the museum's 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.

MAR 14
Golden Sounds of the American West
Performance by the Taylor University Wind Ensemble
1 p.m.

Under the direction of Dr. Al Harrison, the 45-member Taylor Wind Ensemble, will fill the museum with the melodic selections of classic and contemporary wind repertoire related to Native Americans and the West.

MAR 21
Women in Art Market
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Buy from some of the best female artists in the region at this annual event.

MAR 28
Appraisal Day with Cowan Auctions
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fee: Ranges from $10 - $20
Price includes one adult admission. Each additional person must pay admission to the museum.

Bring your treasures and let Cowan’s experts tell you what your heirlooms are really worth. Guests can get on-the-spot appraisals of jewelry, timepieces, coins, paintings, documents, photographs, decorative arts, Native American objects and Western artifacts. Registration begins Feb. 21 for Eiteljorg members and Mar. 7 for the public. Call (317) 275-1310 to reserve your space. 

The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. The museum 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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