Eiteljorg Museum

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art has the unique distinction of being a one-of-a-kind museum in the Midwest because of its extensive collection of Native American and Western art. The mission of the museum is to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history, and cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of North America and the American West. It collects and preserves Native American and Western art and cultural objects of the highest quality, and serves the public through engaging exhibitions, educational programs, cultural exchanges and entertaining special events.

Native American Collections

Current Exhibit

Ansel Adams
March 1 - August 3, 2014

Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison
March 29 - September 14, 2014

NAECC and Eitlejorg Museum Partnership Programs

March 5, 2011

African and Native American Heritage Tour
Presented in collaboration with the Black Cultural Center

Eiteljorg Visiting Artist Program

The NAECC hosts Native American artists participating in the museum's Artist in Residence Program, a month-long residency where they conduct cultural presentations and artwork demonstration centered on their specific talents. These artists visit Purdue for one-day, conduct presentations and meet with students, faculty and staff. All presentations are open to the entire Purdue and Lafayette community.

November 14, 2013

Mary and Lorenzo Tafoya (Santo Domingo)
Traditional and Contemporary Jewelry

October 22 and 24, 2013

Norris Chee (Navajo)

September 18, 2013

Iva Honyestewa (Hopi)
Cooking Demonstration and Cultural Presentation

November 8, 2012

Duane Goodwin (Ojibwe)
Sculptor and Educator

October 24, 2012

Dawn Dark Mountain (Oneida)
Transparent Watercolors

October 3, 2012

Randall Blaze (Oglala Lakota)
Paintings, Pottery, Sculptures

December 1, 2011

Katrina Mitten (Miami)
Bead Artist

November 8, 2011

Ishmael Hope (Inupiaq/Tlingit)
Artist, Writer and Actor

November 9, 2010

Black Pinto Horse (Arikara/Hidatsa)
Multimedia Artist and Storyteller

September 28, 2010

Richard Goodridge (Maricopa)

March 10, 2010

Dawn Dark Mountain (Oneida)
Transparent Watercolors

November 17, 2009

Kelly Church (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa)
Black Ash Basket Weaver

October 20, 2009

Goota Ashoona (Inuit)
Carver, Dollmaker, & Throat Singer

September 29, 2009

John Well-Off-Man (Ojibwe/Cree)
Printmaker & Photographer

April 7, 2009

Steve Sanderson (Cree)
Aboriginal Comic Book Writer & Illustrator

Eitlejorg Museum
500 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: (317) 636-9378

Located in White River State Park, the Eiteljorg Museum is within walking distance of the downtown Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium-Home of the Indianapolis Colts, Indianapolis Zoo and other important landmarks.