Indianapolis

United States



Address:
500 West Washington St.
Indiana
46204
Phone: +1 317 636 9378
Website: www.eiteljorg.org

Eiteljorg Museum Of American Indians And Western Art

The Eiteljorg Museum is the only museum of its kind in the Midwest, and one of only two museums east of the Mississippi that showcase both Native American and Western art, culture and history.

The museum contains one of the best Native American and Western art collections in the world, including traditional and contemporary work by artists such as T.C. Cannon, N. C. Wyeth, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, Allan Houser, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell and Kay WalkingStick.

The museum’s Mihtohseenionki (The People's Place) gallery explores Indiana’s indigenous peoples—the Delaware, Miami and Potawatomi Indians—through preserved rare objects, historical photos, interactive displays and audiovisual technology. Other galleries feature Native American art and artifacts from coast to coast, including pottery, basketry, woodcarvings, beadwork and apparel. The museum’s alliance partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) gives it invaluable access to the NMAI’s traveling exhibitions and collections.

The mission of the Eiteljorg Museum is to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. The Eiteljorg Museum collects and preserves Western art and Native American art and cultural objects of the highest quality, and serves the public through engaging exhibitions, educational programs, cultural exchanges and entertaining special events.


Permanent Collection

In addition to our special exhibitions, the Eiteljorg Museum features several permanent collections. The paintings, drawings and sculpture that are contained in the American Western Gallery expose visitors to vastly different artistic visions of the West. The Taos Society of Artists was a favorite of the museum’s founder, Harrison Eiteljorg, and the collection is a core part of the museum. The artwork found in the Contemporary Collection exposes visitors to the political, personal, emotional, multicultural, and commercial meanings of today’s West. The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art shows visitors what happens when 10,000 years of tradition meet phenomenal contemporary artistic talent.

The museum collection is composed of the American West Gallery, the Gund Collection, the Contemporary Collection, the Native American Collection, and the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art.


Exhibitions

Please see www.eiteljorg.org/ejm_WhatsHappening/Exhibitions/default.asp for details of current and forthcoming exhibitions.




Cost

Adults $8
Senior citizens 65 and over $7
Children 5-17 and full-time students with ID $5

Admission free for children 4, members and IUPUI.


Opening hours

Open daily from 10am to 5pm, late opening on Tuesdays until 8pm.
Open on Sunday from 12pm to 5pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, Labor Day to Memorial Day

Public tours take place daily at 1pm




Facilities

Please see www.whiterivertrader.com/whiteriver for information about the museum’s shop.

The museum’s Sky City Café, a 90-seat casual dining restaurant, serves dishes inspired by Western and Native American culture. The museum also features the DeHaan Family Terrace, beautiful garden space long the downtown Indianapolis Central Canal.

Wheelchair-accessible spaces are located near museum entrances, in the White River State Park underground garage and on the grounds of the Eiteljorg Museum. Wheelchairs are available at the admissions desks.


Museum internal and external photos (3)

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News and events

Please see www.eiteljorg.org/ejm_WhatsHappening/SpecialEvents/default.asp for details of upcoming events.


Education

The Nina Mason Pulliam Education Center offers guests of all ages the opportunity to explore Western and Native American culture through demonstrations, workshops and other hands-on activities. The Education Center houses two art studios, as well as the Stephen and Sharon Zimmerman Resource Center that makes the museum’s 5,000-volume collection available to the public. The Center’s resources, including books, DVDs, videos and more, can be accessed through the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library’s online database. Use of the museum’s Resource Center is free of charge.


Venue hire

The Eiteljorg Museum has unique indoor and outdoor space for meetings, wedding receptions, corporate events and more. Where else can your guests enjoy access to a world-class art collection, spectacular views of the Indianapolis skyline and downtown Central Canal, and delicious, trend-forward cuisine provided by Kahn's Katering? The Eiteljorg Museum provides an elegant and convenient venue for groups of 10 to 1,200. We are located downtown in White River State Park -- within walking distance of the Convention Center and major hotels. We offer free indoor parking (based on availability).
Spaces available are:
Entire Museum
Allen Whitehill Clowes Sculpture Court
Ruth Lilly Auditorium
Sky City Café
Thompson Boardroom


Our professional event planning team is ready to serve you. For more information, contact Sarah Bean at (317) 275-1340 or sbean@eiteljorg.com, or Alicia Benson at (317) 275-1329 or abenson@eiteljorg.com