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Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

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Established  1989
Type  Art Museum
Phone  +1 317-636-9378
Location  Indianapolis, Indiana
Website  Official website
Founded  1989
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
Address  500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Hours  Open today · 10AM–5PMTuesday10AM–5PMWednesday10AM–5PMThursday10AM–5PMFriday10AM–5PMSaturday10AM–5PMSunday12–5PMMonday10AM–5PM
Similar  The Children's Museum, Indiana Historical Society, National Art Museum, National Cowboy & Western, University of Indianapolis

Eiteljorg museum of american indians and western art

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.


Marvin urroz performing at eiteljorg museum of american indians and western art


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”).


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.


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


Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art Wikipedia

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