Activities & Resources
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art050in Indianapolis, IN 46204
about Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art:
The museum contains one of the best Native American and Western art collections in the world, including traditional and contemporary work by artists such as T.C. Cannon, N. C. Wyeth, Andy Warhol, Georgia O?Keeffe, Allan Houser, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, and Kay WalkingStick.
The museum's Mihtohseenionki (The People's Place) gallery explores Indiana's indigenous peoples - the Delaware, Miami and Potawatomi Indians - through preserved rare objects, historical photos, interactive displays, and audiovisual technology. Other galleries feature Native American art and artifacts from coast to coast, including pottery, basketry, woodcarvings, beadwork, and apparel. The museum's alliance partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) gives it access to the NMAI's traveling exhibitions and collections.
The Nina Mason Pulliam Education Center offers guests of all ages the opportunity to explore Western and Native American culture through demonstrations, workshops and other hands-on activities. The Education Center houses two art studios, as well as the Stephen and Sharon Zimmerman Resource Center that makes the museum's 5,000-volume collection available to the public. The Center's resources, including books, DVDs, videos, and more, can be accessed through the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library's online database. Use of the museum's Resource Center is free of charge.
The museum's Sky City Cafe, a 90-seat casual dining restaurant, serves dishes inspired by Western and Native American culture. The museum also features the DeHaan Family Terrace, a beautiful garden space along the downtown Indianapolis Central Canal.