Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

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Facility:Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
Description:Explore the history of Indiana's indigenous peoples through preserved rare objects, historical photos, interactive displays and audiovisual technology. Enjoy also one of the best art collections in the world including traditional and contemporary work by artists such as N. C. Wyeth, Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Frederic Remington. It is the only museum of its kind in the Midwest!
Address 1:500 West Washington St.
Address 2:
Zip Code:46204
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Hours:Mon 10 am-5 pm (Closed Mondays Labor Day through Memorial Day.)
Tue 10 am - 8 pm
Wed - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sun noon - 5 pm
Public Tours: 1:00 pm daily
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Admission:Adults: $8
Senior citizens 65 and over: $7
Children 5-17 and full-time students with ID: $5
Children 4 and under: free
Members: Free
Telephone:(317) 636-9378
Website:Visit Website
Cathy U., Co-op Member
If you are looking for a museum that gives a great background and history of Native Americans than this is for you. I wouldn't say it is a visit over-and-over again museum but it is interesting to visit at least a few times. It is useful to solidify a Native American study or an art curriculum. There is a museum portion that includes exhibits about the history of the Indians in America. Another exhibit has artifacts from several tribes in all different regions of the country. There is also an extensive art exhibit. It contains many paintings, sculptures, etc. done by Native Americans. In the basement, there is a small educational resource room and kids area. There is even a stage coach that the kids can play in. We have attended a few programs they have offered to the public and have always enjoyed ourselves. Don't forget to pack a lunch or get something at their restaurant(expensive) and eat on the canal. It is a beautiful view.
Judy Atlagh, Co-op Member
What a gem! The children loved the dress up, build, ride, show, and play area specially designed for them in the lower level. I loved the art on the main floor. We all enjoyed being greeted by Teddy Roosevelt, then wandering through the comparative exhibit on the upper floor. This was a particular favorite of mine b/c it was a nice, side-by-side, comparison of each regional group of native americans such that you could explore their 'houses,' dress, ornaments, instruments, charms, etc based on their locale.
I was enthralled by the traveling exhibit about native and african american mixes that occured during Lincoln's time as slaves departed their plantations in the south. The ehibit title is "Red Black' and well worth a look for various reasons. I found it interesting from the point of view of the little known stories of our country's history.
Indya Peoples, Co-op Member
YES! WE loved this museum and they have many interesting things going on for the holidays! Check out their website! If you volunteer sometimes they allow you to earn towards a free membership! They also have a coupon in the zoobook and their events for the Day of the Dead were fantastic!
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