The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis downtown is Indianapolis’ premiere authority on Western and Native American art. This amazing Indianapolis attraction has a wealthy of Native artifacts, Western paintings and more. Visit the Sky City Cafe for a delectable Western inspired meal. And get some shopping accomplished at the Eiteljorg Museum Store. With Indianapolis events to entertain your family all year long, the Eiteljorg is a great place to visit.
Early 2012 Events at the Eiteljorg
|Jingle Rails: Great Western Adventure – Take a trip through the State and Federal parks of the West. This amazing model train exhibit features several running trains, hot air balloons and dozens of scenes made entirely from natural materials. See the Golden Gate Bridge, Mount Rushmore, Old Faithful and other national landmarks in this incredible adventure.|
|Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art – Every two years, the Eiteljorg Museum hosts an exhibit of modern art made by Native American artists. These controversial and mind-expanding exhibits take you inside the modern Native experience in beautiful and enlivening ways. This biannual Indianapolis art exhibit is a highly anticipated Indianapolis culture event.|
|Community Drumming Circle – Find the rhythm of your own heart at a Community Drumming Circle every Saturday afternoon at the Eiteljorg Museum. Join Navajo drumming expert Tony Showa in a holistic approach to stress relief. Bring your own drum or borrow one to participate in this enlightening group activity. Cut through the stress in your life with a hearty drum beat.|
|FREE Admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day – The Eiteljorg Museum opens its doors to Indianapolis people for free in honor of the great hero of the Civil Right Movement. Celebrate Dr. King’s birthday by learning about Native American history and the development of the Old West. Bring the whole family to experience the Indianapolis art galleries and fun activities at the Eiteljorg Museum.|
|Josefina Day – American Girl Doll lovers will delight in a fun filled day of activities for you and your doll. This day is all about Josefina, the Mexican-American girl doll. Make accessories and other crafts for your doll including a punched-tin ornament. Play games including loteria (a traditional Mexican game similar to Bingo). And go on a scavenger hunt through the museum. Plus, register to win a free Josefina American Girl Doll! Your Indianapolis kids will love this special day.|
|Antique Arms Collectors Show – This one day only Indianapolis events features the collections of members of the Indiana Antique Arms Collectors Association. The show will focus on pre-1898 weapons and accessories used on the American frontier and in the Civil War. See powder horns, edged weapons, firearms and other items related to military, target shooting, hunting and gunsmithing. This is the perfect event for gun and weapon enthusiasts of all kinds.|
|Women and Art Market – Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Women and Art Market. Purchase original, handmade pieces of basketry, fiber arts, ceramics, jewelry, paints and other work from regional female artists. Support Indianapolis artists that will fill the Eiteljorg’s Great Hall at this amazing Indianapolis shopping event.|
|Thursday Playdate – Do you have a preschooler who is ready for some good old fashion socialization? Join the Eiteljorg Museum’s Thursday Playdate group this January, February and March. Each week brings a new lesson including Animals in the West, Cowgirls and Cowboys, Circle of the Seasons, Arctic Adventure, Desert Drumming, Woodland Wonders, Color Palettes, Clay Creation and Recycled Art. Sign up for any or all of three sessions, which include three classes in one month. Spend time with your little one learning about art. You never know what new discovery is around the corner at the Eiteljorg Museum!|
Take advantage of all of these incredible events at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Arts. Afterward, explore Indianapolis downtown and the White River State Park including the Indiana State Museum, the NCAA Hall of Champions, the Indianapolis Canal Walk and Victory Field. Then relax over dinner at any of these Indianapolis restaurants or Indianapolis bars.
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Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204