Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian & Western Art

Eiteljorg Museum
Eiteljorg Museum is situated in White River State Park, which is also home to the Indiana State Museum, the Indianapolis Zoo, the White River Gardens, NCAA Hall of Champions, Victory Field, and Military Park. File photo: Rachael Martin, Shutter Stock, licensed.

Considered one of the world’s finest Native American and Western Art collections, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art has been an Indianapolis, Indiana landmark for the past 25 years. The Eiteljorg features an extensive collection of visual arts by indigenous peoples of the Americas, as well as Western American paintings and sculptures collected by businessman and philanthropist Harrison Eiteljorg.

The museum is situated in White River State Park, which is also home to the Indiana State Museum, the Indianapolis Zoo, the White River Gardens, NCAA Hall of Champions, Victory Field, and Military Park.

The 100,000+ square-foot Eiteljorg provides a setting for a broad Native and Western American Art and Artifact collection, with an extensive array of paintings, sculptures, and other cultural art objects, in addition to a gallery to accommodate traveling exhibits, collection storage, and a 3,000 square-foot gift shop.

The museum’s Gund Gallery has a large collection of paintings and bronzes by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, as well as paintings by George Winter, Thomas Hill, Albert Bierstadt, Charles King, and Olaf Seltzer. In another room, there is a large collection of paintings by New Mexico-associated painters, such as Joseph Henry Sharp, William Victor Higgins, Ernest L. Blumenschein, John French Sloan, and Georgia O’Keeffe.

In June 2005, the museum opened an extensive expansion that doubled the public space of the museum by adding three new galleries, the Sky City Café, an education center, outdoor gardens, and event space.

The Eiteljorg Museum is a very popular tourism destination in Indianapolis and one of the featured locations in White River State Park.  The Eiteljorg is open Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Late Wednesday Nights: 5 – 8 p.m. (June & July) Sunday: noon – 5 p.m. Admission prices are Members: Free, Adults: $15, Seniors: $12, Youth 5-17: $8 and Child 4 & under: Free.

To find out more, please visit https://eiteljorg.org.

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian & Western Art
500 W Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 636-9378
https://eiteljorg.org

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