Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art The Eiteljorg Museum is the only museum in the Midwest offering Native American and Western art
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Come in and warm up at the Eiteljorg Museum while you check out our newly renovated Native American Galleries, "Expressi...
01/08/2024

Come in and warm up at the Eiteljorg Museum while you check out our newly renovated Native American Galleries, "Expressions of Life: Native Art in North America."🧤🧣

The galleries include artworks presented in all-glass cases viewable in 360 degrees, interactive touchscreens and activity tables, and downloadable audio descriptions of artworks.

The holidays may be over, but   is open until Jan. 15!🚂Come in and explore the miniature versions of your favorite India...
01/04/2024

The holidays may be over, but is open until Jan. 15!🚂

Come in and explore the miniature versions of your favorite Indianapolis and American West landmarks while trains make their way around them on the tracks.

Is one of your New Year's resolutions to read more books? The Eiteljorg's Western Book Club is here to assist you with t...
01/02/2024

Is one of your New Year's resolutions to read more books?

The Eiteljorg's Western Book Club is here to assist you with that goal! Members of the WBC come together bimonthly to discuss books that represent the diversity of the American West and Indigenous peoples of North America.

The next meeting, on Jan. 10, will feature a lively discussion of "109 E. Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos" by Jennet Conant. A story of the 27 intense months that Oppenheimer and the world’s best scientists worked to produce the A-bomb and win WWII.

Meetings take place via Zoom and are open to all. Click on the link below to register!

Stay tuned to see what else the WBC will be reading in 2024!📖😄

https://eiteljorg.org/eiteljorg-events/western-book-club-109-e-palace-by-jennet-conant/

Happy New Year! We have so many exciting exhibitions, events, programs, and more planned for 2024! Stay tuned; we can no...
01/01/2024

Happy New Year!

We have so many exciting exhibitions, events, programs, and more planned for 2024! Stay tuned; we can not wait to share them with you all!

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The Eiteljorg Museum and Jingle Rails are open noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31. The museum and Jingle Rails are closed...
12/31/2023

The Eiteljorg Museum and Jingle Rails are open noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31. The museum and Jingle Rails are closed on Monday, January 1, 2024, in observance of New Year’s Day. The museum and Jingle Rails will reopen Tuesday, January 2, with regular hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Be sure to experience our holiday model train display; its last day is Jan. 15. Also, don’t miss our new exhibition “UNSETTLE/Converge: The Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2023.” Order advance tickets at Eiteljorg.org/JingleRails. Happy New Year everyone!

June 2024 will mark 35 years since the Eiteljorg Museum first opened its doors; and as we celebrate this significant ann...
12/29/2023

June 2024 will mark 35 years since the Eiteljorg Museum first opened its doors; and as we celebrate this significant anniversary, we reflect on the journey—the milestones, the challenges, and the triumphs. Your belief in our vision has been a beacon, guiding us through the years and enabling us to evolve, grow, and persist in our mission to educate and inspire.

Will you consider a special anniversary contribution to support the future and the diverse programs and exhibitions that define the Eiteljorg experience? Click on the link to donate: https://eiteljorg.org/give-and-join/donate/

Thanks to an anonymous donor, gifts made by December 31 will be matched.

Image caption: Among the many dignitaries present at the 1989 ribbon-cutting with scissors were museum founder Harrison Eiteljorg, at center, along with then-Gov. Evan Bayh and then-Mayor William Hudnut.

Looking for ways to entertain the little ones this winter break?The Eiteljorg has several kid-friendly areas throughout ...
12/27/2023

Looking for ways to entertain the little ones this winter break?

The Eiteljorg has several kid-friendly areas throughout the museum, including an activities area inside our holiday attraction, Jingle Rails, our children's play area, the R.B. Annis Western Family Experience and hands-on activities in our Native American Galleries.

The fun never stops! 😄

Purchase tickets online at https://eiteljorg.org/visit/tickets-discounts/

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Eiteljorg Museum!
12/25/2023

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Eiteljorg Museum!

Jingle Rails, Jingle Rails, Jingle Rails Rocks!Still looking for ways to celebrate the holidays?  Visit us this weekend ...
12/22/2023

Jingle Rails, Jingle Rails, Jingle Rails Rocks!

Still looking for ways to celebrate the holidays? Visit us this weekend to explore the Fifth Third Bank Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure!

No matter if this is your first year to experience the holiday attraction or if your family has been visiting since it began in 2010, the iconic Jingle Rails, created by Applied Imagination, is something you do not want to miss.

Get tickets now at Eiteljorg.org/JingleRails.

Are you a seasoned professional with a passion for managing complex systems and ensuring the seamless operation of facil...
12/21/2023

Are you a seasoned professional with a passion for managing complex systems and ensuring the seamless operation of facilities in a dynamic environment? We are currently seeking an experienced and dedicated individual to join our team as the Vice President of Facilities, Safety, Security, and Technology. In this pivotal role, you will be responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of our museum building, overseeing intricate environmental and security systems. Additionally, you’ll play a crucial role in the care and maintenance of our expansive seven-acre campus, which includes grounds, landscaping, hardscaping, and parking facilities.

Interested? Visit https://eiteljorg.org/join-our-team/ to learn more about the job and see how to apply!

View all Eiteljorg careers. If a position sounds like a good fit for you and your mission aligns with ours, we would love to hear from you.

Not long ago, we said goodbye to our fall marketing and communications intern, Tim Eterno.Tim, a soon-to-be graduate of ...
12/21/2023

Not long ago, we said goodbye to our fall marketing and communications intern, Tim Eterno.

Tim, a soon-to-be graduate of Butler University, spent his semester with us helping out with news releases, events, social posts and more. Click on the link below to read Tim's blog about his time as an Eiteljorg intern!

I felt a bit aimless. Attempting to gain professional experience while pursuing an education to learn professional skills is like piloting an airplane being assembled mid-flight. Marketing yourself means representing yourself, advocating for yourself, editing yourself, and distributing yourself. Pla...

Another weekend of extended hours begins today!Note: We will be back to regular hours, 12 - 5 p.m., this Sunday in obser...
12/21/2023

Another weekend of extended hours begins today!

Note: We will be back to regular hours, 12 - 5 p.m., this Sunday in observance of the holiday.

Purchase tickets at Eiteljorg.org/JingleRails

Still looking for the perfect gift for a loved one? Purchase a gift membership to the Eiteljorg Museum! By giving the gi...
12/19/2023

Still looking for the perfect gift for a loved one? Purchase a gift membership to the Eiteljorg Museum! By giving the gift of membership, your family and friends can enjoy a year of memories and create new family traditions.

Some of the benefits include:

-Free museum admission every day
-Access to special members-only events
-First look at our exhibits
-Free admission to our annual Indian Market and Festival
-Discounts at the Frank and Katrina Basile Museum Store and Eiteljorg Museum Café and so much more!

For more info and to gift a membership, visit https://eiteljorg.org/visit/tickets-discounts/membership/

We are excited to offer a unique experience this holiday season in tandem with our favorite holiday attraction, Jingle R...
12/18/2023

We are excited to offer a unique experience this holiday season in tandem with our favorite holiday attraction, Jingle Rails!

This coming Sat., Dec. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., purchase handcrafted art directly from Native artists at our Winter Market. Find that one-of-a-kind gift while celebrating the holidays with family fun at Jingle Rails!

Featured artists: Andrea Hunter (Mi’Kmaq), Katrina Mitten & Josey Cirullo (Miami of Oklahoma) and Susan Locke Charlesworth (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

More info at https://ow.ly/qfqL50QjwNF

Raise your hand if you still have last-minute shopping to do! 🤚Don't panic yet because the Eiteljorg Museum store is you...
12/17/2023

Raise your hand if you still have last-minute shopping to do! 🤚

Don't panic yet because the Eiteljorg Museum store is your one-stop shop. Looking for unique ornaments? Handcrafted art? One-of-a-kind jewelry? Or even books, items for kids and Eiteljorg merch?

Peek some of our favorite selections from the store, including a beautiful beadwork necklace from artist Katrina Mitten (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma), a unique horseshoe ornament, and handmade tin ornaments from artist Richard Gabriel Jr.

Hey, train enthusiasts and Boilermaker fans! Stop by before the big game or after checking out Jingle Rails for a ride o...
12/16/2023

Hey, train enthusiasts and Boilermaker fans!

Stop by before the big game or after checking out Jingle Rails for a ride on the Boilermaker Special!

Heading to the Indy Classic? Show your ticket for $5 off admissions!

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Announcing new extended hours for Jingle Rails!On select days in December, the Eiteljorg Museum is excited to offer new ...
12/15/2023

Announcing new extended hours for Jingle Rails!

On select days in December, the Eiteljorg Museum is excited to offer new extended hours so guests will have more time and opportunities to explore an Indy holiday tradition.

Rather than closing at 5 p.m., the museum will remain open until 7 p.m. on Dec. 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

With more opportunities to visit, there really isn't a reason not to come! And while here, enjoy shopping in the Museum Store or a refreshment in the Café.

To learn more about Jingle Rails and to purchase advance discounted tickets, visit Eiteljorg.org/JingleRails.

Thanks to Dave Calabro of WTHR-13 who visited the Fifth Third Bank Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure for his seg...
12/14/2023

Thanks to Dave Calabro of WTHR-13 who visited the Fifth Third Bank Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure for his segment, "Tell Us Your Good News." Dave interviewed several of our Jingle Rails visitors, along with Nataly Lowder, executive vice president and chief advancement officer. Watch the segment at 6:20 p.m. Thursday Dec. 14 on WTHR.

Host your next occasion at the Eiteljorg!The Eiteljorg Museum offers unique indoor and outdoor spaces for convention gro...
12/14/2023

Host your next occasion at the Eiteljorg!

The Eiteljorg Museum offers unique indoor and outdoor spaces for convention groups, corporate meetings, weddings and receptions, holiday parties, and so much more. Whether it’s a group of 5 or 1,200, guests will enjoy a world-class facility with access to spectacular art, views of the Indianapolis skyline and Downtown Canal, as well as delicious cuisine by our exclusive caterer, Kahn’s Catering.

For more information, visit: https://eiteljorg.org/event-spaces/

Calling all train lovers! With the Indy Classic this weekend, we are excited to welcome the Purdue Boilermaker Special V...
12/13/2023

Calling all train lovers! With the Indy Classic this weekend, we are excited to welcome the Purdue Boilermaker Special VII to the Eiteljorg!

This Saturday, Dec. 16, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., the Boilermaker Special will be out in front of the museum, and after snapping a pic and taking a ride, head on into the museum for more train fun with our Fifth Third Bank Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure!

Purdue Basketball and Indiana Sports Corp, the Eiteljorg Museum is also excited to offer $5 discounts to anyone who shows their game ticket at admissions! Even more excited that students will get in FREE!

Learn more about Jingle Rails at Eiteljorg.org/JingleRails!

Join us for another fun opportunity to participate in a Jingle Rails-inspired art-making activity. Build your own Jingle...
12/12/2023

Join us for another fun opportunity to participate in a Jingle Rails-inspired art-making activity. Build your own Jingle Rails-esque building to take home. Learn about the natural materials used in Jingle Rails and how to incorporate them into your project best!

We offer two-time slots for the workshop, one at 11 a.m. and another at 1 p.m. To register for one of the times, click on the link below. This workshop is recommended for children and adults aged 10+.

Visit our annual Jingle Rails exhibit and then make a Jingle Rails-inspired art activity of your own! Join us to build your own Jingle Rails building to take home. Learn […]

12/11/2023

Looking for a staple item for your coffee table?

Visit the museum store at the Eiteljorg for your next favorite purchase! We have a wide range of beautiful books featuring art, artists and past Eiteljorg exhibitions.

After hitting the museum store, make sure to mosey along into the museum to experience the Fifth Third Bank Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure!

Attention, Eiteljorg Members! Visit us this weekend for a 30% discount at the museum store in honor of  Member Appreciat...
12/08/2023

Attention, Eiteljorg Members!

Visit us this weekend for a 30% discount at the museum store in honor of Member Appreciation Weekend! Make sure to carve time out of your busy holiday schedule to visit and purchase your next favorite book, work of art, earrings and more.

Bring the whole family to Fifth Third Bank Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure at the Eiteljorg!A host of miniatur...
12/08/2023

Bring the whole family to Fifth Third Bank Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure at the Eiteljorg!

A host of miniature recreations of Indy landmarks await you. The model trains that ramble through them will chug right into your little ones' hearts.

Visit eiteljorg.org/jinglerails to order advance discount tickets!

Also, be sure to visit the R.B. Annis Western Family Experience in the museum's canal level, where children lead their grownups in learning.

Come and join us for Sensory-Friendly Day at the Eiteljorg!On Sunday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Eiteljorg...
12/07/2023

Come and join us for Sensory-Friendly Day at the Eiteljorg!

On Sunday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Eiteljorg will be operating Jingle Rails with reduced light and sound features.

Visitors are also welcome to enjoy art activities, alongside the R.B. Annis Western Family Experience!

Purchase tickets: https://eiteljorg.org/eiteljorg-events/sensory-friendly-day-3/

All aboard!This Saturday, Dec. 9, join us for a Jingle Rails-inspired art activity as a family. During this workshop, bu...
12/06/2023

All aboard!

This Saturday, Dec. 9, join us for a Jingle Rails-inspired art activity as a family. During this workshop, build and paint a train of your own design. Cap off the job with a mug of hot chocolate!

We offer two time slots for the workshop, one at 11 a.m. and another at 1 p.m.

Click the link below to register!

Visit our annual Jingle Rails exhibit and then make a Jingle Rails-inspired art-activity of your own! During this workshop, we will be building a train of your own design! After […]

Grab your friends, get your little ones a babysitter, and join us this Thursday, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m. for a night of hol...
12/05/2023

Grab your friends, get your little ones a babysitter, and join us this Thursday, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m. for a night of holiday cheer, liquor tastings and a cash bar at our Member-only Adults Night Out at Jingle Rails!

Register for this exclusive members-only evening exploring an Indy holiday tradition, Fifth Third Bank Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure, a miniature locomotive wonderland of iconic landmarks throughout the American West and Indianapolis!

Register here: https://ow.ly/5QMj50QfApk

Interested but not a member? Do we have the perfect solution for you- become a member! Membership to the Eiteljorg Museum has many perks, such as free admission, access to exclusive member-only events and discounts at the museum store and cafe.

Become a member today! https://eiteljorg.org/visit/tickets-discounts/membership/

Need a night of holiday cheer with friends? Join us for our third annual Members-Only Adults Night Out at Fifth Third Jingle Rails. Register for this exclusive members-only evening exploring […]

Welcome to Indy Hawkeye Football and Michigan Football fans! A pre-game winning play is to stroll over to the Eiteljorg ...
12/02/2023

Welcome to Indy Hawkeye Football and Michigan Football fans!

A pre-game winning play is to stroll over to the Eiteljorg Museum to see the AWESOME holiday model train display Fifth Third Bank Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure.

Show your hotel room key for discount admission.

Thanks to all who attended the Behind the Scenes talk Friday with Steve Sipe, Eiteljorg director of exhibitions and grap...
12/01/2023

Thanks to all who attended the Behind the Scenes talk Friday with Steve Sipe, Eiteljorg director of exhibitions and graphic design, exploring the Fifth Third Bank “Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure.” Guests learned about the whimsical model railroad backdrops built of all-natural materials by Applied Imagination. The Eiteljorg’s annual holiday model train display continues through Jan. 15; order advance discount tickets at Eiteljorg.org/JingleRails.

On track for this month - do you love trains? Save the date for the afternoon of December 16, when the Purdue Boilermaker Special VII train is scheduled to make a stop at the Eiteljorg. Visitors to the museum and “Jingle Rails” can see the Boilermaker Special up close when it's in town for the Indy Classic basketball game; Purdue is playing Arizona that day.

Do your little ones love trains?Make sure to visit the Eiteljorg this holiday season and check out the Fifth Third Jingl...
12/01/2023

Do your little ones love trains?

Make sure to visit the Eiteljorg this holiday season and check out the Fifth Third Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure. On your way in, add to your little ones' experience and visit the museum store to purchase a conductor's hat!

Then, on your way out, sneak in and purchase a few train-themed gifts that can be wrapped up and put under the tree!

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500 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN
46204

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Telephone

(317) 636-9378

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Its mission—to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. The museum executes this charge in exciting and often surprising ways. For more information log on to eiteljorg.org


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