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

Special Exhibits

For a Love of his People. The Photography of Horace Poolaw
Now through August 9, 2020

Quilts: Uncovering Women's Stories
Now through January 3, 2021

Please Touch! The Sculptures of Michael Naranjo
Now through February 9, 2021

Powerful Women: Contemporary Art from the Eiteljorg Collection
September 19, 2020 through March 21, 2021


NAECC and Eitlejorg Museum Partnership Programs

March 4, 2022

An Evening with Joy Harjo, U.S. Poet Laureate

October 24, 2015

Eiteljorg Museum Frybread Film & Cook-Off

November 8, 2014

Eiteljorg Museum Cultural Trip

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 demonstrations 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 18, 2021

Margaret Jacobs (Akwesasne Mohawk)
Sculpture, Jewelry, Drawings

October 19, 2021

Melanie Sainz (Ho-Chunk)
Bead Artist

September 16, 2021

Katrina Mitten (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma)
Basketry, Quillwork, Beadwork

October 22, 2020

DG House (Cherokee Nation of Northeastern Alabama)
Contemporary Painter

November 14, 2019

Kathy Dickerson (Kiowa of Oklahoma)
Beadwork and Cultural Presenter

September 18, 2019

Jason Wesaw (Pokagon Potawatomi)
Ceramic, Fiber and Mixed Media Artist

November 1, 2018

Dana Warrington (Menominee/Prairie Band of Potawatomi)
Champion Traditional Dancer

October 18, 2018

DG House (Cherokee Nation of Northeastern Alabama)
Comtemporary Painter

September 18, 2018

Katrina Mitten (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma)
Bead Artist

November 14, 2017

Karen Ann Hoffman (Oneida Nation)
Traditional Iroquois Beadwork

October 12, 2017

DG House (Cherokee Nation of Northeastern Alabama)
Contemporary Painter

September 7, 2017

Tim Blueflint (Bad River Chippewa/Comanche)
Artist, Educator, Performer

October 7, 2015

DG House (Cherokee Nation of Northeastern Alabama)
Contemporary Painting & Ledger Art

November 20, 2014

David Boxley (Tsimshian)
Carving, Painting, Dancing, Storytelling

November 18, 2014

Shirley Brauker (Little River Band of Ottawa)

October 15, 2014

DG House (Cherokee Nation of Eastern Alabama)
Ledger Art

September 25, 2014

Dawn Dark Mountain (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin) 
Printmaking and Watercolor

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 Nation of Wisconsin) 
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 Nation of Wisconsin) 
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

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