After their recent Guitars! exhibit drew record attendance to the Eiteljorg Museum, the museum is excited to announce their upcoming Fall show lineup. The museum is located in downtown Indianapolis’ White River State Park, at 500 W. Washington. For general information about the museum and to learn more about exhibits and events, call 317-636-WEST (9378) or visit www.eiteljorg.org.
Friday through Sunday, Sept. 6-8
Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale Opening Weekend
Special schedule for registrants. Visit www.eiteljorg.org for details.
A must-see event and one of the best Western art shows in the nation. Meet 45 artists and fellow collectors in an intimate setting while acquiring art for your collection.
Saturday, Sept. 28
12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
2013 Out West: LGBT Stories of the American West
Join us for a screening of the powerful documentary, Two Spirits, about the brief life and tragic murder of Navajo teen, Fred Martinez. A panel discussion and a DVD/book signing with filmmaker Lydia Nibley and Native American two-spirit scholars, Dr. Wesley Thomas (Navajo) and Dr. Brian Gilley (Cherokee of Oklahoma), will follow the film. Conceived by independent curator, Gregory Hinton, the Out West program series illuminates the positive contributions of the LGBT community to the history and culture of the American West. More details, plus the schedule for the Two Spirits screening and discussion can be found on our website.
Saturday, Oct. 25
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Buckaroo Bash: Carats, Corsets and Cowboys
Start preparing your finest jewels and corseted saloon wear for a night of daring elegance! Attendees will be entertained by the Endless Summer Band, serve as judges in a competition among Chef’s Academy pastry students and enjoy innovative food from Kahn’s Catering. Additionally, all present will have the opportunity to participate in both live and silent auctions, a wine pull, and the chance to purchase raffle tickets for a piece of fine jewelry from G. Thrapp Jewelers. Tickets can be purchased online, beginning Aug. 15, through the Eiteljorg.org.
Nov. 9 – Feb. 2, 2014
RED: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship
The biennial Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship honors four juried artists and one invited artist who excel in the field of Native contemporary art. In addition to gallery tours by the 2013 Fellows, opening weekend activities include an awards ceremony, and a contemporary arts celebration Friday, Nov. 8, in partnership with Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (Imoca), Big Car and Cultural Cannibals. The celebration will feature A Tribe Called Red and the 1491s.
Nov. 23 – Jan. 19, 2014
During regular museum hours
Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure
*New in 2013 – N.K. Hurst Bean Co. and Aspen Ski Resort
Enter a locomotive wonderland, a network of trestles, bridges and tunnels with chugging trains and detailed replicas of national treasures, all made of natural materials like twigs, moss and nuts and wrapped up in holiday trimming. Jingle Rails is a journey to the Great American West – the real West and the West of the imagination.