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Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
Eiteljorg Museum Logo (2010).gif
Established 1989
Location Indianapolis, Indiana
Type Art Museum
Website Official website
Eiteljorg Museum entrance

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, and houses an extensive collection of Native American art, as well as Western American paintings and sculptures collected by businessman and philanthropist Harrison Eiteljorg (1903–1997). The museum houses one of the finest collections of Native contemporary art in the World.

Museum[edit]

The museum is currently part of Indianapolis's White River State Park which also houses the neighboring Indiana State Museum, the Indianapolis Zoo, the White River Gardens, NCAA Hall of Champions, Victory Field and Military Park. The museum offers free parking to its visitors in the White River State Park Garage.

The Gund Gallery has an appreciable collection of paintings and bronzes by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. It also has paintings by: George Winter, Thomas Hill, Albert Bierstadt, Charles King, and Olaf Seltzer. In another room, there is a large collection of paintings by New Mexico-associated painters, such as: Joseph Sharp, Victor Higgins, Ernest Blumenschein (“Penitentes”), John Sloan, and Georgia O'Keeffe (“Taos Pueblo”).

Expansion[edit]

In June 2005, the museum opened an extensive expansion that doubled the public space of the museum by adding three new galleries, the Sky City Café, an education center, outdoor gardens, and event space.

The new galleries include two galleries dedicated to the museum’s extensive contemporary art collection. The collection includes works by T.C. Cannon, Kay WalkingStick, Andy Warhol, and many more. The other gallery added in the expansion is the Gund Gallery of Western Art. This gallery is dedicated to the 57-piece collection of traditional Western art donated to the museum by the George Gund Family.

The Sky City Café offers Southwestern-style food.

Fellowship[edit]

2009 Awards Banquet

The museum offers the prestigious Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship (formerly called the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art) biennially to recognize the some of the most innovative and influential contemporary Native artists active today. Eiteljorg fellows include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "The Fellows: 2001." Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art. (retrieved 9 March 2010)
  2. ^ a b c d e "Eiteljorg to Award $25,000 and an Exhibit to Five Contemporary Native Artists." NBC4i. 30 Oct 2013. Retrieved 1 Nov 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e "The Fellows: 2003." Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art. (retrieved 9 March 2010)
  4. ^ a b c d e f "The Fellows: 2007." Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art. (retrieved 9 March 2010)
  5. ^ a b c d e f "The Fellows: 1999." Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art. (retrieved 9 March 2010)
  6. ^ a b c d e "The Fellows: 2009." Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art. (retrieved 9 March 2010)
  7. ^ a b c d e "Five artists named 2011 Eiteljorg Fellows." Eiteljorg Museum. 2010 (retrieved 11 August 2010)
  8. ^ a b c d e "The Fellows: 2005." Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art. (retrieved 9 March 2010)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°46′06″N 86°10′4″W / 39.76833°N 86.16778°W / 39.76833; -86.16778


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Indianapolis Recorder

Indianapolis Recorder
Thu, 21 May 2015 12:41:15 -0700

Today the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums ...

NewsOK.com

NewsOK.com
Sat, 23 May 2015 22:02:51 -0700

... to her first love of photography, Wilson, 47, is showing her work in four Oklahoma art galleries this spring and summer while preparing for an exclusive autumn exhibit at the prestigious Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in ...

IU Bloomington Newsroom

IU Bloomington Newsroom
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:07:30 -0700

"Museums at the Crossroads" attendees will participate in an eight-day program of workshops, charrettes and tours of museums, including the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the T.C. Steele State Historic Site and the Indiana State ...
 
Indiana Daily Student
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:53:08 -0700

Participating museums include Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the T.C. Steele State Historic Site and the Indiana State Museum. The Mathers Museum will play a special role in the program. “The Mathers Museum and its unique ...

ArtfixDaily

ArtfixDaily
Tue, 05 May 2015 11:03:28 -0700

... the Study of Art of the American West, University of Oklahoma, Norman. SHOWN: Charles M. Russell (1864–1926), Crippled but Still Coming, 1913. Oil on fabric support. Courtesy of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis Star
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:21:23 -0700

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is building a $400,000 structure in hopes of bolstering its Downtown Canal experience and capturing new visitors with outdoor programming. Set to debut June 20, four 60-by-30-foot translucent, ...
 
Native Times
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:30:00 -0800

INDIANAPOLIS – More visitors experienced the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in 2014 than in any year in the institution's 25-year history. Ansel Adams, the museum's 2014 epic exhibition, attracted nearly 88,000 visitors over five ...
 
Broadway World
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:52:40 -0800

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art announced today that Scott Shoemaker, Ph.D., has joined the staff as Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback Curator of Native American Art, History and Culture. In his position, Shoemaker will develop ...
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