COMMUNITY AN N UAL REPORT DIVERSITY SUSTAINABILITY 2015
Photo courtesy of: Zach Malmgren
PRESIDENT & CHAIRMAN’S LETTER
Mike and Juanita Eagle, Eiteljorg 20th Anniversary Gala, 2009
Last year, the Eiteljorg Museum family lost many dear friends. It is painful to deal with the passing of these supporters, but as we reflect back, it is also important to remember their contributions to the life of our museum. In 2015, we saw the passing of Elmira Annis, wife of the late R.B. Annis for whom the Western Family Experience is named, and Marilyn Bartlett, one of our most dedicated volunteers. We also remember Tom Lofton, longtime chairman of the Lilly Endowment, and Kirk McKinney a great community leader and early trustee of the institution. We also mourn Al Neiderman, a patron from the Chicago area and lender to the Jewish Life Project of 2004, who with his wife Joyce, attended every Indian Market since its inception 24 years ago. We will miss Phyllis Olson, who was volunteer coordinator at the museum for many years, Denny Solso, a member of our Board of Advisors, and John Peacock, who served on our Merchandising Council. But, for me, no loss has been greater than that of Juanita Eagle, a dedicated store volunteer, generous donor, the spirit of our Indian Market and a beloved friend to many of us. We dedicate the 2015 Annual Report to these friends and others who passed and are listed in the patrons section of this document.
John Vanausdall and Tom Hoback
2015 was a remarkable year, highlighted by celebration and noteworthy accomplishments at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. We continued our tradition of honoring Native expression with CONVERSATIONS, the ninth round of the museum’s biennial Contemporary Art Fellowship program. The Fellowship supports the work and legacy of five emerging and established Native American and First Nations artists working with contemporary media and ideas. During the 10th anniversary gala dinner of the museum’s Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, we announced one of the largest and most important gifts of Western and Native art in the Eiteljorg’s 26-year history. The late businessman Kenneth S. “Bud” Adams, owner of the Tennessee Titans, generously willed to the museum a historic, multimillion dollar collection of Western paintings and Native American artifacts. To care for the museum’s collections and to support our annual Indian Market and Festival, the Eiteljorg received three major funding awards from The National Endowment for the
Arts, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The year was also filled with dynamic collaborations with artists and organizations. These partnerships enabled us to share exciting arts and cultural programs with our visitors, the local Indianapolis community and beyond. As our board, staff and leadership team reflect on this year’s highlights, we also look ahead to the museum’s sustainable future. A robust endowment makes groundbreaking exhibits and community programs possible for generations of museumgoers, for years to come. For this reason, growing the Eiteljorg’s endowment is vital, and our board members are leading the way. In January 2015, Tom Hoback, our board chair, and his wife, Sue, made a personal commitment to endow the Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback curator of Native American art, history and culture position. Scott Shoemaker, Ph.D., a scholar and member of the Miami Nation of Indiana, joined the museum’s staff in this new position. A key cultural advisor to the museum for nearly two decades,
Scott brings the experience and expertise the Eiteljorg needs to expand its role as the center for the understanding of Native peoples of the larger Indiana and Great Lakes regions. Our operating endowment provides the critical stable base of funding that keeps the museum’s doors open. With this solid support in place, we can invest annual funding resources to transform new ideas and possibilities into opportunities for artists, more great art for our collections and memorable experiences for our patrons. We were thrilled when the Lilly Endowment responded favorably to our grant proposal, focused on securing a sustainable future, by awarding $7.5 million for the museum’s operating endowment. We hope this extraordinary leadership gift will encourage others to help build our endowment as well. Our ability to grow and innovate depends on a strong financial foundation. We look forward to growing the museum’s endowment over the next several years, and we hope you’ll join us in making a lasting contribution to the life of the Eiteljorg. Since 1989, the Eiteljorg has proudly presented a wide range of Native American and Western artistic and cultural offerings. That’s more than a quarter century of inspiring and educational exhibitions and programming. We’re energized by the successes of 2015 and look forward to the next quarter century.
John Vanausdall President and CEO
Tom Hoback Board Chairman
Jingle Rails background image. Photo by Casey Cronin.
2015 NUMBERS 350 $125,000 200+ 13,000 5,700 130 $1.2 million+ 44,000
awarded to Native American artists during Conversations: The Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship paintings and Native American objects accessioned from the newly-acquired Kenneth S. “Bud” and Nancy Adams Collection visitors to The Sails visitors to programs celebrating the cultures of African Americans and Latino Americans artists from 60 different tribes participated in the 23rd annual Indian Market and Festival in art sales during the Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale people experienced Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure
miles run by the 8 trains in Jingle Rails during the 2015/16 installation
people supported the museum’s mission through membership, sponsorships or other donations
ounces of “gold” panned by visitors during the run of Gold: Riches and Ruin
From late-night fun along the Downtown Canal, to new and evocative Native and Western artworks, to cherished traditions like Jingle Rails, the Eiteljorg showcased events and exhibitions that excited, inspired, educated and entertained museum guests in 2015. We collaborated with artists and partner organizations from diverse communities throughout Indianapolis and beyond to present a broad range of artistic and cultural offerings.
THE YEAR IN REVIEW COMMUNITY
open until 8 p.m., allowing guests more time to enjoy inside exhibits and hands-on activities along the Since its opening in April 2015, Canal. Each Wednesday for the The Sails at the Eiteljorg has transformed Indianapolis’ Canal Walk. month of July (Jammin’ in July), entertainment was provided by great Located on the Christel DeHaan local bands. Family Terrace, this newly-shaded Other happenings under garden space attracts visitors of all The Sails included summer art ages for community learning and fun, experiences for children featuring including many free opportunities local community artists; weekday to experience art, education and lunchtime concerts; a performance entertainment. The Steve Cagle by Otter Trail, a Southern-style Family Gate, marking the entrance powwow drum from Oklahoma; to the gardens from the Canal, gold panning; a book discussion in serves as a gateway to community collaboration with the Indianapolis engagement. Public Library; sketching with Social Summer evening fun beneath The Sails took place weekly on Late Sketch Indy and Jorgstock 2015, hosted by Agave, the Eiteljorg’s Night Wednesdays (June 3 – young professional auxiliary group, August 5) when the museum was
years the Eiteljorg Museum has been a leader in the Indianapolis arts community
(Above) Guests enjoy The Sails on a late-night Wednesday (Left) Guests panning for gold during Juneteenth celebration. Photo by DeShong Perry.
Jingle Rails, Las Vegas. Photo by Heather Miller
with complimentary food and drinks from local vendors and performances by some of the city’s best indie bands. The Sails is a $400,000 structure fashioned with four towering, 60-by30-foot triangular canopies (sails) atop 10 20-to-30-foot structural beams. The Sails and related programming were made possible by the Efroymson Family Fund, a Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) fund; The Margot L. and Robert S. Eccles Fund, a fund of the CICF; The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate; and the Steve Cagle Family. In June, more than 130 artists from 60 tribes gathered in Military Park for the 23rd annual Indian Market and Festival, a weekend of celebration of Native American cultures through art, music, storytelling, dance, food and family activities. The festival brought the Indianapolis community together with Native artists and performers, collectors and festivalgoers from the city and beyond. Many attendees look forward to this event each year, for the festivities as well as for the opportunity to reconnect with one another. While such gatherings are common in the Southwestern United States, the Eiteljorg’s Indian Market and Festival is a one-of-a-kind cultural experience in the Midwest.
IMF Storytellers Joc Cross (Caddo/Potawatomi and Donna Cocteau Cross (Sac and Fox)
In early August, WestFest brought a campfire, the Wells Fargo stagecoach, music, cowboys and other sights and sounds of the West to The Sails. At this annual family festival, guests participated in a stick horse rodeo, cow milking, barrel racing, steer roping and herding were provided, along with Western musical performances, characters such as Hopalong Cassidy, chuckwagon food, panning for gold and much more. Throughout 2015, the Indianapolis community enjoyed up-close-andpersonal experiences with art and artists at the Eiteljorg. On Saturday afternoons in October, artist in residence, DG House (Cherokee of NE Alabama), shared her art and culture with visitors through demonstrations of mixed media and painting techniques. During the weekdays she played a key role in the museum’s outreach into the community by visiting schools throughout Indianapolis and the surrounding region. A contemporary artist, House’s work has been exhibited at the Eiteljorg and in art museums in Montana, Arizona and Washington. The Eiteljorg’s Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure is synonymous with winter holiday fun in the city. In its sixth year, the popular winter locomotive
wonderland and Indianapolis family tradition opened on Nov. 21, bigger than ever before, with a new stop: Hoover Dam and Vegas! Visitors saw their long-time favorite icons from the West alongside the flashy hotels and distinctive signage of the Vegas Strip, the Vegas Chapel, and that legendary illuminated waving cowboy. This year, the locomotives broke free from the museum’s Clowes Sculpture Court to enter the Eagle Commons hallway where they wound overhead. The adventure continued with new interactive components inviting visitors to enjoy a “trainseye view” of the exhibit from a kiosk nestled between the trestles in Eagle Commons, thanks to a Subaru of Indiana Foundation grant.
Abraham Lincoln with young visitors during Juneteenth
followed by Gallery 210 in St. Louis for a month-long showing (October November); and an exhibition at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, in Tucson (December 2015 - March 2016). This summer, Blake Little: The Blake Little traveling exhibition Photographs from the Gay Rodeo was made possible by the Eiteljorg’s began its five-year tour of the country. partnership with the Mid-America Arts During the exhibition’s six-month run Alliance (MAAA) in support of the at the Eiteljorg, it challenged and MAAA’s mission and commitment “to moved our local, urban audience. enriching the cultural life of historically The collection continued to stimulate underserved communities by thought and reflection at its next stop, providing high quality, meaningful, and the Salina Art Center, in the small, accessible arts and culture programs rural community of Salina, Kansas, and services,” and the Eiteljorg’s from July through September; commitment to celebrating the diverse
Janet Gilroy and youth musicians at WestFest
story of human accomplishment, adversity and perseverance with respect and sensitivity to all. In this same spirit of commitment to diversity, the Eiteljorg commemorated the 150th Anniversary of Juneteenth with an exciting free-admission day of music, talks, dance, theatre, food, vendors, children’s art and Westernthemed activities. This national celebration of African American emancipation was presented in partnership with Asante Children’s Theater, Freetown Village, the Black Cowboy Association, Indiana African American Genealogy Group, the Indiana History Center, the Indiana State Museum, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the Madame Walker Theatre and IUPUI. In late September, the Eiteljorg hosted A Symposium for Educators: Truth Be Told: Alternative Narratives for Teaching about Columbus Day and Thanksgiving. During this day-long professional development event, attendees heard from author Dr. James Loewen (Lies My Teachers Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong) and learned about Native American perspectives on Columbus Day and Thanksgiving, gaining new tools to give their students a more historically accurate view of these two myth-laden holidays. From mid-October to early November, the Eiteljorg presented its Day of the Dead Community Altar Exhibition in partnership with Nopal Cultural, an Indianapolis Latino arts and culture organization. A festive and colorful Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated throughout Mexico, and in communities across the United States and around the world, as a time to remember and honor deceased loved ones. On Oct. 31, the Eiteljorg and Nopal Cultural welcomed the
Indianapolis community to the museum free of charge for a daylong, authentic Day of the Dead celebration, featuring Eiteljorg artists in residence, dancers, singers, a fashion show and handson activities.
In partnership with the national Out West™ program series, the Eiteljorg welcomed Montana jazz artist MJ Williams to the museum in November to present Out West with the Women of Basin: A Montana Artists Utopia, an afternoon of conversation and performance. The Out West series celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) women and men and their often-overlooked contributions to the history and culture of the West. This program was copresented by the Eiteljorg Museum, the IUPUI Faculty and Staff LGBT Council, the IUPUI Multicultural Center, and Purdue University’s LGBTQ Center, as part of the Spirit & Place Festival.
SUSTAINABILITY Highlights from this year also include endeavors to sustain the Eiteljorg’s commitment to providing enriching arts and culture experiences for generations of curious museumgoers to come.
Prayer Sent from Heart’s Deep Core (top) Artist in Residence DG House (Cherokee of NE Alabama) All This and Dragonflies Too (bottom) Images courtesy of the artist
Five contemporary Native artists used their work to have a conversation of sorts with themselves, their culture, the past, and the future as recipients of the Eiteljorg’s 2015 Contemporary Art Fellowship. An exhibition of the Fellows’ artwork, CONVERSATIONS, opened in November and featured installations, sculpture and multimedia artworks that defy stereotypes and misconceptions. CONVERSATIONS marked the ninth round of the museum’s biennial Contemporary Art Fellowship program. The Fellowship supports the work and legacy of emerging and established Native American and First Nations artists working with contemporary media and ideas. The 2015 Fellows were Luzene Hill (Eastern Band of Cherokee), Brenda Mallory (Cherokee Nation), Da-ka-xeen Mehner (Tlingit/ Nisga’a), Holly Wilson (Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma/Cherokee) and invited artist Mario Martinez
with its Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, presented by the Western Art Society. In this 10th anniversary year of one of the museum’s signature fundraisers, $1.2 million of art was sold during opening weekend in mid-September. Opening weekend activities attracted more than 300 collectors and art enthusiasts to the Eiteljorg to meet and purchase the work of 50 of the most celebrated Western artists in the country.
(Pascua Yaqui). Their work, moving and beautiful, immersive and rich, exemplifies the highest standards of excellence in the field of contemporary art. In addition to the CONVERSATIONS exhibition and an accompanying catalogue, the Eiteljorg awarded each artist $25,000 and purchased more than $100,000 in art from the Fellows for its permanent collection. Nearly 40 works from the 2015 Fellowship class were exhibited through mid-February 2016. Gold nuggets and gold bars recovered from two shipwrecks made their public debut in Gold! Riches and Ruin at the Eiteljorg. Rich both in art, artifacts and interactive experiences for children and families, this exhibition explored how the hunt for gold in the West transformed lives and the demography of the region, and had a profound impact on Native American populations. During the exhibit’s run from March to August, visitors discovered the science and technology used to extract gold and the impact mining has on the environment and were able to try their hand at panning for gold outdoors under The Sails. The presenting sponsors of Gold! were Wells Fargo and Eli Lilly and Company Foundation with sponsorship support from Capital Group Companies; Barnes & Thornburg LLP; the Boren
Foundation; Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP; Jane and Steve Marmon; Mel and Joan Perelman; James R. Zink; the Indianapolis Colts; Nordstrom and an anonymous donor. The spirit of a classic Western and exciting new traditions came together at the Eiteljorg’s Buckaroo Bash in October. With inspiration from the film, How the West Was Won, this year’s Bash offered a fresh take on the museum’s iconic annual fundraiser and one of the city’s most anticipated events of the year. With more than $1.3 million raised over its 18-year history, the Buckaroo Bash is the Eiteljorg’s largest fundraiser, attracting hundreds of enthusiastic attendees for an evening of unparalled fun while supporting the unique work of the Eiteljorg. The 2015 Bash featured the city’s top chefs, caterers, and restaurants Cat and Jim Tooney and Sandy and Mike Schipp having fun at Buckaroo Bash
The institution was honored to be a recipient of a $7.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment, a testament to the community’s faith in the Eiteljorg’s mission and future. The funds are being added to the museum’s operating endowment— the first step in an aggressive fiveyear effort to increase the fund. From the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the museum received an Art Works award of $10,000 for Indian Market and
process of art conservation. The Eiteljorg received a grant totaling $117,069 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support a major conservation project to treat 22 paintings and nine works of art on paper in its Western collection and to survey 100 paintings and 25 works of art on paper, part of a historic collection of Western paintings and Native American artifacts bequeathed to the Eiteljorg in late 2013 by late
battling it out in a one-of-a-kind Food is Art competition. Participants wowed attendees with innovative samplings presented in an artistic manner. Also new to the Bash was a larger-than-ever silent auction with electronic bidding. The evening’s festivities included live entertainment; an outdoor hog roast; a cigar sampling; a large watering hole with complimentary beverages from area distilleries and breweries; and an after-party with brandy tasting and some of the city’s top dessert vendors under The Sails along the canal. Proceeds from the Buckaroo Bash go toward educational programming for the more than 24,000 school-aged children the Eiteljorg serves annually. For the third year in a row, the Eiteljorg hit the million dollar mark
David Anderson, Gladys Rolan-de-Moras and Caryn Anderson enjoy Gladys’ art work
Quest has earned its place among the top Western shows and sales in the country. It is the only Western art show and sale hosted by a major museum east of the Mississippi. Proceeds from Quest’s month-long sale support artists, the Eiteljorg’s operations and the expansion of the museum’s world-class collection. In 2015, the Eiteljorg was honored and thankful to receive several major funding awards:
Festival, a weekend-long celebration of Native American cultures through art, music, dance, and food. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded the Eiteljorg a $6,000 grant through its Preservation Assistance Grant program to fund a detailed condition survey of 300 American Indian art and cultural objects in the museum’s collection, the necessary first step in the delicate and time-intensive
businessman, Kenneth S. “Bud” Adams, owner of the Tennessee Titans. The Adams Collection is one of the largest and most important gifts of art the Eiteljorg has received in its 26-year history.
A Remarkable Year for Collections Development
ACQUISITIONS & COLLECTIONS
Nancy and Bud Adams. Bud Adams was a proud member of the Cherokee Nation. Image courtesy of the Adams family.
Thomas Moran (American born in England, 1837-1926) The Grand Canyon, 1917 Oil on canvas, 20” x 24” Gift by bequest of Kenneth S. “Bud” and Nancy Adams
In the fall of 2014, John Vanausdall received an unexpected telephone call. K. S. “Bud” Adams, owner of the Tennessee Titans football team and CEO of Adams Resources and Energy, who had died earlier that year, had willed his painting and artifact collection to the Eiteljorg. In the spring of 2015, museum staff flew to Texas to supervise shipment of the collection to Indianapolis. Comprised of significant paintings by Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, N. C. Wyeth, Thomas Moran and more of the most notable painters of the West, the collection was topped
off with important Plains Indian beadwork, clothing and hundreds of other Native American objects including pottery, weavings and baskets. It is one of the largest and most important gifts of Western and Native art the Eiteljorg has received since its founding in 1989. Added to the important collections from George Gund, Helen Cox Kersting and, of course, Harrison Eiteljorg, the Kenneth S. (Bud) and Nancy Adams collection adds significantly to the Eiteljorg’s stature and national importance. “The Eiteljorg Museum is one of
Unknown Plains Artists Mocassins, late 19th to early 20th centuries Leather, buckskin, glass beads Bequest of Kenneth S. “Bud” and Nancy Adams
the premier museums of Native American artifacts and Western art in North America, and it is appropriate that these priceless treasures will be housed at the Eiteljorg permanently,” said Amy Adams Strunk, daughter of Bud Adams and controlling owner of the Tennessee Titans. “This collection was very special to my father, and our family hopes that those who view these items on display will walk away with the same sense of wonder and appreciation for the culture and heritage that these unique artifacts and works of art represent.”
Unknown Crow Artist Cradleboard, early 20th century Wood, hide, glass beads, metal, stroud, leather, sinew, linen thread 64 ½” x 10 ½” x 7 ½” Bequest of Kenneth S. “Bud” and Nancy Adams
Since the Adams collection arrived at the museum, staffers have been doing the arduous and exciting work of unpacking, sorting, examining, cataloging and storing each item. In November of 2016, the collection will be featured, with an accompanying book, in our special exhibition, Titan of the West: The Adams Collection of Western and Native American Art.
Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909) A Buck-jumper, ca. 1893, by Oil on canvas, 34 ½” x 22 ½” Bequest of Kenneth S. “Bud” and Nancy Adams
Frank Tenney Johnson (American, 1874-1939) A Fresh Mount, 1932 Oil on canvas, 36” x 46” Bequest of Kenneth S. “Bud” and Nancy Adams
Bequest of Kenneth S. “Bud” and Nancy Adams • Paintings by Charles Schreyvogel (American, 1861912); Albert Bierstadt (American, born in Germany, 1830-1902); Thomas Moran (American (born England), 1837-1926); Sheldon Orrin Parsons (American, 1866-1943); Fremont F. Ellis (American, 1897-1985); Charles Marion Russell (American, 1864-1926); Joseph Henry Sharp (American, 1859-1953); Oscar Edmund Berninghaus (American, 1874-1952); Ernest Martin Hennings (American, 1886-1956); E. I. Couse (American, 1866-1936); Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909); William Gollings (American, 1878-1932); Edward Borein (American, 1872-1945); N. C. Wyeth (American, 1882-1945); W. H. D. Koerner (American, born in Germany, 1878-1938); William Robinson Leigh (American, 1866-1955); Henry Farny (American, born in France, 1847-1916); Gilbert Gaul (American, 1855-1919); Frank Tenney Johnson (American, 1874-1939); Emil W. Lenders (American, born in Germany, 1864-1934); Howard Terpning (American, born 1927); Ernest Leonard Blumenschein (American, 1874-1960); Edwin Deming (American, 1860-1942); Leon Gaspard (American, born in Russia, 1882-1964); Wilson Hurley (American, 1924-2008); Robert Lougheed (American, born in Canada, 19101982); Gary Niblett (American, born 1943); Bert Geer Phillips (American, 1868-1956); Kenneth Riley (American, 1919-2015); Porfirio Salinas (American, 1910-1973); Olaf Carl Seltzer (American, born in Denmark, 1877-1957); Walter Ufer (American, 18761936); and Melvin Warren (American, 1920-1995); Carl Wimar (American, born in Germany, 1828-1862).
• Plateau and Crow horse equipment, beaded bags and accessories; parflesches; moccasins; dresses, cornhusk bags; Plains hatband; Ute child’s vest; Ute bag; • Northern Plains, Cheyenne, Sioux, Arapaho, Blackfoot, and Shoshone moccasins, dresses, leggings, shirts, baby cradles, baby bonnets, vests, headdresses, pipe bags, catlinite pipes, pipe tomahawks, saddlebags, pouches. • Shirts, moccasins, leggings and other beaded and quilled Assiniboine, Mandan, Hidatsa, Eastern Sioux and Gro Ventre objects. • Winnebago doll, Prairie, Oto, Messquakie, and Iowa bags; Huron birch bark containers, Wyandot, Ojibwa; Iowa, Eastern Plains, Cherokee, and Great Lakes pipes and stems; Great Lakes club; Ojibwa bandolier bags; Seminole outfit; Delaware roach and spreader; Ojibwa and Chippewa leggings; Osage ribbon work blanket, leggings, and skirt; dance outfit of Osage chief Bacon Rind; Iroquois and Ojibwa containers; Northeast and Penobscot cradle boards; Chitimacha baskets and Prairie quirt. • Southern Plains quiver and bow case; moccasins, and leggings; Apache puberty ceremony poncho, pouch; Comanche bag; Kiowa moccasins. • Acoma Pueblo pot, canteen: Hopi pottery; Navajo 1st phase concho belt; Hoopi Katsina; Southwestern baskets • Hupa cradle; Columbia and Thompson River baskets; Tlingit moccasins and baskets; Klikitat baskets.
The year 2015 was also eventful in the collections area for other reasons. Funded by a major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (a Federal agency), a project was completed so that museum storage has received new storage cabinets, ceiling, flooring and fire detection equipment. This is a major make-over that allows us to improve collections care and storage to a significant degree. It also made the processing of the Adams and other new collections items more efficient and effective. The Eiteljorg Museum’s collection was evident at other venues during the year. Most of these loans included publication of our works in major book catalogues. National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, DC) borrowed two works by Kay WalkingStick (Cherokee): My Memory, 1997, charcoal on paper, and Gioioso Variation II, 2001, oil and gold leaf on wood, for an exhibition, Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist. The exhibition is traveling to additional venues through the American Federation of the Arts and will be on the road through mid-2018. Peabody Essex Museum borrowed Thomas Hart Benton, Lewis and Clark at Eagle Creek, 1967, which will also travel to The Milwaukee Art Museum for American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood, from June 9-September 5, 2016. The Brinton Museum (Big Horn, WY) borrowed Frederic Remington’s painting, Top of the Big Horns, ca. 1908, oil on Academy board for Boots, Brushes, and the Bighorns, from June 1 through September 30, 2015. Panhandle Plains Historical Museum borrowed Catharine Carter Critcher’s painting, Juanita Lucero and Her Children to travel with their exhibition Madonnas of the Prairie. The exhibition traveled to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum,
Oklahoma City, in September 2014 and was on display there from February 6 to May 10, 2015. Critcher’s Pueblo Family was loaned to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2015 as part of their presentation of an exhibit about Georgia O’Keeffe and New Mexico. National Museum of Wildlife Art (Jackson Hole, WY) borrowed C.M. Russell’s Crippled But Still Coming, 1913, oil on linen for inclusion in a traveling exhibition, Harmless Hunter: The Wildlife Work of Charles M. Russell. The exhibit traveled to the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, NY (September 2014 – January 2015), the Sam Noble Museum of the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (January – April 2015) and the Charles M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT (May – September 2015). Buffalo Bill Center of the West, (Cody, WY) borrowed John Mix Stanley’s, Butte on the Del Norte, 1846, oil on academy board for a traveling exhibition, Painted Journeys: The Art of John Mix Stanley. The exhibit opened at the Center of the West (June 6 – August 29, 2015), traveled to the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK (October 1, 2015 – January 4, 2016) and goes to the Tacoma (WA) Art Museum (February 1 – April 29, 2016). Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO) borrowed E. Martin Hennings, The Twins, oil on canvas, 1923, for an exhibition, Drawn to the Southwest. This opened at the Denver Art Museum in December 2015 and will travel to the Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa, OK), opening in May 2016.
Other generous donors gave significant works to the collection in 2015. Acquisitions came from the following sources: Gift of Cathy A. Burton and Nancy A. Jaussaud Edith Bondie (Chippewa, 1918 2005); Sewing Basket, ca. 1992 Gift of Nancy L. Davis in memory of George S. Davis Nellie Probert (Athabascan); Mukluks, ca. 1985 Gift of the artist Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes, born 1953); three prints: Silver Deer, 2014, monotype, chine collé, spray paint, staples; Canoe Passes By, 2014, monotype, chine collé, spray paint; Specimens II, 2014, monoprint Gifts of Stan and Sandy Hurt Anne Coe (American, born 1949); Roughrider #1-4, ca. 1992; acrylic on canvas Jody Folwell (Santa Clara Pueblo, born 1942); Clay pot, 1989 Tammy Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo, born 1969); Hunter’s Dream, ca. 2002; bronze Sophia George (Yakama Colville, born 1950); Wedding Veil, 1996 Harry Andrew Jackson (American, 1924 2011); Iroquois Guide II, 1981; bronze Greg Kelsey (American, born 1971); Little Brother of War, 2001; bronze Merrill Mahaffey (American, born 1937); Canyon Sunrise, 1994; acrylic on canvas
Gift of the artist
Merrill Mahaffey (American, born 1937); Zoroaster Morning, 1994; acrylic on canvas
Tim Blueflint Ramel (Bad River Chippewa/Comanche) Flute, 2014 Museum Purchase with the funds provided by the George Gund Family
Frank C. McCarthy (American, 1924 2002); Pursuit of Geronimo, ca. 1990; oil on canvas Gordon McConnell (American, born 1950); Speed, Space and Dust, 2001; acrylic on canvas Ed Mell (American, born 1942); Blue Square Cloud, 1994; oil on canvas Katrina Mitten (Miami, born 1962); otter pelt bag, 2005 Pahponee (Kickapoo / Potawatomi, born 1958); Clay pot, 2005 Howard Post (American, born 1948); Stormy Monday, ca. 1991; oil on canvas Kenneth Riley (American, 1919 2015); The Parley, 200; oil on canvas Fritz Scholder (Luiseno, 1937 2005); Untitled drawing, undated
Harry Fonseca (Maidu/Nisenan, Portuguese, Hawaiian, 1946 – 2006) Untitled-From the Canyon Series, ca. 2005 Acrylic on canvas, 30” x 40” Museum purchase with funds provided by Harry S. Nungesser in loving memory of his partner Harry Fonseca
Felix Vigil (Jicarilla Apache, Jemez Pueblo); Prayer for My Friends, 1997; mixed media on paper and canvas and, Prayers to Morning Sky, 2005; mixed media on paper and canvas
Gift of Joan McGowan
Gift of James and Patricia Kellar
Gifts of Harry S. Nungesser in loving memory of his partner Harry Fonseca
Three stonecut prints on paper by Davidialuk Alasua Amittu (Inuit, 1910 – 1976)
Joe Geshick (Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, 1943 2009); Communion, 1993; watercolor on paper
In Times of War (War Chief’s Mantle), 2015; hemp netting, tanned deerskin, turkey feathers, dyed (red, black) goose feathers
Luzene Hill (Eastern Band of Cherokee, born 1946); Retracing the Trace, 2011 2015; Performance and installation: satin cord, ink, pastel
2015 Indian Market and Festival Brenda Mallory (Cherokee, born Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award 1955); Undulations (Red), 2012; supported by the Ella Kay and John waxed cloth, nuts, bolts, welded steel W. Timothy, Sr. Family Memorial Fund Denis Cusick “Son of Chief” (Tuscarora, ca. 1799 ca. 1824); Mario Martinez (Pascua Yaqui, born Female School, ca. 1821; watercolor, Melanie Sainz (Ho Chunk Nation 1953); The Conversation, 2004; of Wisconsin); Ode to Lillian St. ink and pencil on paper acrylic and charcoal on canvas Cyr, 2015; Handbag: brain-tanned and smoked deerskin, porcupine Museum purchase with funds Da ka xeen Mehner (Tlingit); quills, glass beads, tiger eye beads, provided by Harry S. Nungesser Call and Respond 1 & 2, 2012; dentalium shell beads; Booklet: in loving memory of his partner Installation: wood, rawhide Harry Fonseca photographs, paper Holly Wilson (Delaware Tribe of 2015 Quest for the West® Harry Fonseca (Maidu/Nisenan, Western Oklahoma/Cherokee, born Portuguese, Hawaiian, 1946 2006); Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award 1968); Belonging, 2014; bronze, Untitled From the Canyon Series, ca. geodes 2005; acrylic on canvas Logan Maxwell Hagege (American, Holly Wilson (Delaware Tribe of born 1980); Land With No Time, 2015 Indian Market and Festival Western Oklahoma/Cherokee, 2015; oil on linen Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award born 1968); Masked, 2012; bronze, African mahogany Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Lisa Rutherford (Cherokee Nation); Fellowship Acquisition Fund
Harry Fonseca (Maidu/Nisenan, Portuguese, Hawaiian, 1946 2006), four paintings; Rose on the Half Shell II, 1988; acrylic on canvas; Aki Girl #3, 1979; acrylic on paper; Maidu Dancers, 1979; oil on canvas; Coyote Taking a Shower at the Los Olivos Resort Hotel, Phoenix, ca. 1984, acrylic, glitter and gold foil on Masonite Gift of R. Terrance and Rebecca J. Rader Fractional interest to complete gift of fifteen (15) Katsina carvings by Hopi artists: Arthur Holmes, Jr; Arthur Holmes, Sr.; Stetson Honyumptewa; Wilmer Kaye; Alfred Lomahquahu and Marlin Pinto.
Denis Cusick “Son of Chief” (Tuscarora, ca. 1799 ca. 1824) Female School, ca. 1821 Watercolor, ink and pencil on paper, 6” x 7 7/8” Museum Purchase with the funds provided by the George Gund Family
Mario Martinez (Pascua Yaqui, born 1953) The Conversation, 2004 Acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 84” x 132” Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship Acquisition Fund
MEMBERSHIPS & DONATIONS
Tom and Susan Hoback
Tom Hoback can trace his lifelong interest in Native American cultures back to childhood visits with his family to the Midwestern and Southwestern United States in the 1950s. For Hoback, a member of the Eiteljorg’s board of directors since 2009 and board chair for the last two years, these family trips led to self-directed exploration during his teenage years. Hoback’s personal passion for Native history and cultures culminated last year in a most generous gift to the Eiteljorg: The Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback curator of Native American art, history and culture position, an endowed curatorship. “My wife, Susan, shares my interest in Native cultures,” Hoback says. “We had been looking for a way to have a meaningful and long-lasting impact on the future of the Eiteljorg. We chose to support a dedicated Native curator position because it is a direct reflection of the museum’s mission.” Scott Shoemaker, Ph.D., joined the Eiteljorg staff in January 2015 as the inaugural Hoback curator. Shoemaker, a member of the Miami Nation of Indiana, has been an invaluable cultural advisor to the museum for nearly two decades. His scholarly expertise is in the areas of American Indian studies and museum studies. He has taught at the University of Minnesota and Macalester College in St. Paul, and he has served on the curatorial staff in ethnology at the Science Museum of Minnesota. In his position, Shoemaker will develop the museum’s collections and relationships with collectors and donors, and he will spearhead the creation of exhibitions and publications related to the indigenous peoples of North America. He will also work closely with the Eiteljorg’s Native American Advisory Council and with institutional partners, including the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
Image courtesy of Visit Indy.
In 2015, the Eiteljorg Museum was honored to be a recipient of a $7.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment. The Endowment gift is testament to the community’s faith in our stewardship of the Eiteljorg. We have chosen to add those funds to our endowment—the first step in an aggressive five-year effort to increase our endowment, which will enable the Eiteljorg to strengthen our operations and plan for the future. Ace Yakey, the Endowment’s vice president for community development, said: “The Eiteljorg has a long history of providing enlightening and educational experiences to the Indianapolis community and to the people of Indiana. Their creative and energizing programs, exhibits…and strong audience and community engagement also have a significant economic impact in the city and around the state and on their national and international reputation.” John Vanausdall, CEO and president of
the Eiteljorg, and Tom Hoback, chairman of the board of directors, replied by saying, “The support the Endowment has provided over the past three decades since the museum’s inception has been so fundamental to the museum’s existence and continuance that it is difficult to find words to adequately express our gratitude.” Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by J.K. Lilly and his two sons, Eli and J.K., Jr. with gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical company. In keeping with the founders’ wishes, the Endowment supports the causes of community development, education and religion and maintains a special commitment to its hometown, Indianapolis, and home state, Indiana. The Endowment affords special emphasis to projects that benefit young people and financial selfsufficiency in the nonprofit, charitable sector.
Background photo by Tad Fruits.
We express our sincere appreciation to all 2015 donors for their generosity and commitment to the Eiteljorg Museum. Without your help, 2015 would not have been as successful. Due to space limitations, only gifts of $100 or more are listed--except in Annual Fund, gifts in honor of and in memory. If your name is not listed correctly, please accept our sincere apology and call 317275-1311.
2015 MEMBERSHIPS Vision Circle Cumulative 2015 gifts of $25,000 and above
Bob and Pat Anker Anonymous Frank and Katrina Basile Steve Cagle Gordon and Llura Gund Tom and Sue Hoback David Jacobs Dr. and Mrs. John C. Lechleiter Steve and Jane Marmon Mel and Joan Perelman Cathy and Robert Turner Robert and Helen Whipple Bill and Roberta Witchger Chairperson’s Circle Cumulative 2015 gifts of $10,000-$24,999
Mary Beth and Robert Braitman Mike and Juanita* Eagle L.G. and Alyce Edwards Stan and Sandy Hurt Ann W. King Henry and Louise Leander Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Reilly, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John D. Zinser President’s Society Cumulative 2015 gifts of $5,000-$9,999
Caryn and David Anderson Dr. Elizabeth A. Beck Dr. and Mrs. Edward Cockerill Robin and Susan Cooper Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fortune, III Geoffrey and Sarah Gund John H. Holliday Kay F. Koch Jim and Jackie Morris Ralph G. Nowak Joe and Gita Osborne Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Paul Myrta Pulliam Larry Roan and Joan SerVaas Clay and Amy Robbins Nancy M. Russell
Thomas and Evelyn Seeley Charles and Peggy Sutphin John W. Timothy, Jr., M.D. Deborah and Randy Tobias Chris and Whitney Trede Marion Wolen Donald Woodley
Georgia Buchanan William and Moira Carlstedt George and Linda Charbonneau Catherine and Michael Coscia Carl and Gayle Cox Susie M. Cross Carole and Richard Darst Deanna DeBrier Golden Eagle Society Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Dollens Cumulative 2015 gifts $2,500-$4,999 Mary Jane Failey Anonymous James and Rebecca Fehsenfeld Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Appel Tom and Sharon Funk Elaine and Eric Bedel Dr. Meg Gammage-Tucker and Deborah and Bart Bell Mr. Aaron Cleveland Charles and Helen Coghlan Tim Garnett and Peter Slaymaker John and Karen Colglazier Marilyn George Standiford H. Cox Tom and Patty Gibbs Angie and Dick Darlington Larry and Lee Glasscock Lori Efroymson-Aguilera and Sergio Fred and Angie Green Aguilera Gloria Griesinger Drs. Richard and Becky Feldman Perry and Michelle Griffith Ryan and Stephanie Fuhrmann Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan R. Hess Karen and Joseph Glaser Polly H. Hix and Tony J. Fair James and Sara Gutting Ginny Hodowal Chris Katterjohn Camilla Hull James Kincannon and Charles Goad Dr. Ann H. Hunt Donald B. Korb Needham and Mary Lou Hurst Mr. and Mrs. R. Michael Leppert James and Jeanine Isham Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly, II Duane and Marguerita Johnson Terry and Connie Marbach Mr. and Mrs. William T. Kortepeter Kelly and Stephan Masoncup Gwen and Robert Krivi Susie and Howard Maxwell Brian T. Lee Jim and Jackie Morris Susan and Mike Lewis George and Carrie Pappas Kim and Paul Mannweiler Ellen M. Reed Jayme and Rod McComas Dr. and Mrs. Randall G. Rowland Michael and Patricia McCrory William and Jane Salin Mr. E. Kirk McKinney, Jr.* Robert and Lora Sandroni Beth Meloy and Robert Oppelt Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Schloss Roger and Virginia Merkel Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Schumaker, II Charlotte Mittler Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Skehan David and Sarah Morgan Mr. and Mrs. William E. Stanley Mrs. Lila D. Morris Michael and Maureen Surak Delores Muller John Vanausdall Heather and Patrick Murphy Gil Waldman and Christy Vezolles Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Nash Mr. and Mrs. C. Daniel Yates Kent and Judy Newton Thalia Nicas and Louis Jungheim Eagle Society Jay and Sally Peacock Cumulative 2015 gifts $1,500-$2,499 Dr. Ora Pescovitz Nancy Ayres Marian Pettengill Sue and Michael Back Mr. Narcisso G. Povinelli Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Blackwell, II Newell O. Pugh, Jr. Ben and Sandy Blanton Mr. and Mrs. Terry Rader Donald P. Bogard Mr. and Mrs. J. David Resley Dr. Rosanne Bonjouklian Dr. and Mrs. William B. Rodgers Sally Booth Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Schulstad Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Borinstein J. Albert and Maribeth Smith Russell Breeden and Katharine A. Walker Dr. and Mrs. Harry Staley Brian and Kim Buchanan Jerry and Linda Stark
Michael and Carol Stayton Rosemary Steinmetz Marlys and Harry Stern Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey H. Thomasson Barbara West Brian and Carrie West Emily West Dorothy M. White Margaret Wiley Dr. Oksana and Peter Withey Jamison D. Woodley Jan Woodruff and William T. Rice Mr. and Mrs. Timothy T. Wright Advocate Members $1,000-$1,499
Nancy Dunn Steven and Sharon Klusman Dr. Susan Maisel Patron Members $500-$999
Toni and Robert Bader George and Susan Black Jeffrey and Cheryl Dowden Fred Duncan Burke H. Eiteljorg John* and Dawn Fazli Robert and Linda Glover Stephen and Elizabeth Holmes Gerald and Shirley Lewis Boris E. Meditch John and Nancy Myrland Andrew and Jane Paine Gail Plater and William M. Plater Mr. Hilary Raab, Jr. Dr. Marguerite K. Shepard Don K. Shuck Jeffery and Christy Soldatis Ann M. and Chris Stack Bill and Jeanette Thomas Harry and JoAnn Trausch Sustaining Members $250-$499
Doug and Susan Adams Dick and Kathi Badertscher John and Joann Birdzell Mauvene Borton Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Broadie Alice Brown and Randy Trowbridge Robyn and Vince Caponi Robert Cirillo C. Jack and Linda Clarkson Dr. and Mrs. John J. Coleman, III P.R. Davis Stephen and Mary DeVoe Jim Dillard Jim and Sally Friend
Jim and Sarah Gamage Charles and Louise Gay Sandra Gootee John and Mary Ann Grogan Dave and Donna Grow F. Eugene and Mary Harrington Marlene Harris Anita K. Harvey Stephen and Colleen Hopkins Cindy and Robert Hoye Gary Huber Roger and Francine Hurwitz Nancy and Thomas Inui Larry and Connie Kane Bob and Troy Kassing John Krauss and Margaret Maxwell Elizabeth and J.A. Lacy Dr. and Mrs. R. Stephen Lehman, D.D.S. Carlos and Eleanor Lopez Sandy and Greg MacAllister Linda and Marvin Maguire Jeff McGuire Col. James Mutter and General Carol Mutter Mr. and Mrs. James T. Neal William L. Nie and Janet Estes John and Janet Nine Mr. William J. O’Connor, Jr. Ben and Donna Pauley Erik Peterson and Elee Wood Steven Pettinga and Michael Byrum Nancy A. Pickering Margaret Piety and Josef Laposa Mel and Judy Pleiss John and Gaye Rardon Wayne and Holly Redmond J. Lawrence Richardt Steven and Andrea Richel Carole Ross Gary and Phyllis Schahet Marjorie and Karl Schnelle William L. Scott Carolyn A. Sharp James R. Sparks Mr. and Mrs. Harvey K. Spivack Shelley Stewart and Scott Mills James and Cheryl Strain Justin Sufan David and Susan Tittle James and Anna White Robert and Ellen Whitt Christine Woodward-Duncan David and Magdalen Zauner Contributing Members $100-$249
Dr. Kenneth and Genora Ackles Mr. C. Willis Adams, III Neal and Norma Agee
John and Peggy Alexander Bill and Susan Allen Catherine and Eric Allen Jerald and Gayle Ancel Viki and Bruce Anderson H. Dean and Donna Andrews Jennifer Anker Andrew and Susan Appel Nila Armstrong Colleen and David Bailie Irving and Patricia Ball Dr. Charles R. Bantz and Dr. Sandra Petronio Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Baxter David Belser and Judy Armes Dr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Belt Steve and Debbie Benefiel D. Eugene Bennett Fred and Annette Biesecker Peter and Lisa Blaser Richard and Linda Bloch Eleanor D. Bookwalter Mary Bookwalter and Jeffrey Stant Jesse Brand and Geri Handley Dr. Nancy Branyas and Mr. Vernon Petri Scott and Maryann Bridge Richard and Joan Broderick Doug Brooks and Mary Gambone Molly Coyne Brosseau Gregory and Marsha Brown John E. Burns, III Rob Burton and Linda Strawbridge John and Sarabess Cahill Philip and Roberta Caito Howard and Karen Campbell Stephen and Bonnie Caplin James and Jane Carlson John and Barb Chirgwin Nancy Christy Ronald and Claudia Clark Dr. and Mrs. Michael R. Cohen Kay and Larry Conrad Charles Costa and Tonicia Smith Carl and Janice Wheater-Cowen Wayne Craig Hanni and William Cramer Thomas and Nancy Crandall Andrew and Jane Crowley Troy and Heather Crum J. Robert Cutter Constance and Themen Danielson Forest and Marsha Daugherty John and Susan Davis Curt and Debra DeBaun John C. DePrez, Jr. and Lee Marks Federico and Rosa Maria Dies Robert and Sharon Doiron George and Wendy Dougherty
Stephen and A.M. Downs Michael K. Dumm Michael Durham Pat Eckstein Bill and Coleen Ehrig Claudette and Larry Einhorn Dr. William and Mary Ellingson Robert D. Epstein William Esarey and Robin-Elizabeth Parsley John and Jill Failey Michael and Rhonda Fasig John and Elizabeth Fawcett Phyllis Fee Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Feigenbaum Janice and Charles Fitzgerald Janice and Tom Forte Rev. Joseph Freeman David R. and Ann Frick Ed and Phyllis Gabovitch Pat Garrett Rooney Maureen Goodman James and Danna Gossett Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Gould Dr. Barbara Wolf and Dr. Robert Goulet Dr. Gary and Sharon Graff Liane and John Grayson Austin and Christine Greene Deborah and John Grew Ken and Linda Grimes Dr. and Mrs. Jay L. Grosfeld Ronald and Judith Hagan Dan and Martha Hale Benjamin Hallada Cris Halter and Bill Fraser James and Suzanne Halvorson Jay and Mary Ham JoAnn Hamilton John Hammond Mr. Neil Handley Stella Hanley George and Carol Harding Tom and Nancy Hartmann Hart and Simona Hasten Don and Karen Hawes Barbara M. and John R. Hayes Dr. Thomas Z. Hayward, III Hunter and Glenna Heath Kirk and Amy Hendrix Kevin P. Hennessey Patricia Herron and Russell Rumansoff Michael Hertel and Joelylynn Gifford Weimer and Anita Hicks Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Eleanor Hingtgen Gary and Katie Hoefle Peggy and Helen Hollingsworth Anne and Bob Hoover Bonnie and Joe Hovish Rex and Sarah Humbaugh
Wayne Humbles Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Hunter, Jr. Debbie Hyndman Sarah Iden and Kelli Herman Terry and Dixie Ihnat Barbara Irwin-Herman and Erv Herman James and Mary Jackson James Jagger Jim and Muffi James Stephen and Anne Jay James Jenkins Marilyn Jones Jeanette Kassebaum Trudy and Thomas Kaufman J. William Keith Jr. Thomas Keith Marie and Marvin Kemple Michael Khalil Baron and Kathy Kidd Robert B. and Cindy J. Kirkpatrick Alan and Dorothy Klineman Colonel Alfred Kneessy Richard and Gwen Knipstein James and Pat LaCrosse Joan Lafuze Mr. and Mrs. Dwight E. Lamb, Jr. E. Henry and Martha Lamkin L. Lang and Jean Brownlee Robert and Sara Le Bien Jack E. and Karen Kay Leonard Bob Lucid Charles and Barbara Malinowski Stephen R. Malone Mr. and Mrs. Gene Manley Jeff and Mary Mason Barbara Masters Zygmunt and Karen Mazanowski Norman and Ginny Mazurowski Richard and Cheryl McDonald Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. McDougal H. Richard McFarland James and Kathleen McGrath Jim and Jan Mellott Tim and Ann Miller Myles Minton Patricia S. Mohler Jenifer and Bill Mooney Ms. Mary Deborah Moore and Robert Ohlemiller Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Moore, Jr. Ellie, Weber and Emaline Morse Michel Mott and Kim McManama Daniel and Dianne Motto Carolyn and Gary Mueller Cynthia Munerol Andrea Murray Mariellen Neudeck Elnora E. Noe Patt Norton
Harry Nungesser David and Sheila Ogden Erin and Kyle Oliver Patte and Frank Owings The Honorable and Mrs. Max F. Page Terri Parsons Mr. and Mrs. James E. Pauloski Sally M. Peck Joel and Karen Piassick Margaret Drew and Craig Pinkus Michael Pitt George and Christine Plews Noreen and Alan Poorman Dr. and Mrs. Robert Pribush William K. Ransom Robert and Martha Ravensberg Chris Reading and Juliet Port William A. and Mary Redmond Gayle Reed and Todd Felgen Pamela K. Reinert Bob and Carol Reynolds Robert and Jan Reynolds Marjorie and Victor Riemenschneider Jeffrey and Amy Riesmeyer Julia Ritter Tim and Linda Robb Dale and Mary Jo Roberts Miriam Robeson Michael and Kaaren Rodman Mary Ann Roman James and Maureen Ross Jan* and George Rubin Dr. John Rudolph and Mrs. Brenda Stewart-Rudolph Fred and Beverly Ruebeck Robert and Beverly Salyers Dr. Yocheved Samson and Mr. Joel Samson Mr. Michael Sawyers Art and Christine Schildbach Warren and Jill Schimpff Jan Schmetzer Michael and Kathleen Schneider Richard and Carol Schwartz Jared and Mandy Seaman Dianne Seibert Ms. Leslie Sering and Mrs. Maria Sering Jeanette Shallop-Radliff Judith Silverman Jack and Barbara Simon Jerrold and Ellen Simon Ann and Steve Smith Donald and Nancy Smith James W. and Nancy C. Smith Carrie Sosbe Sheryl A. Sostarich Ken and Cathy Springer Michael and Julie Stalnecker Dr. Frederick B. Stehman and Helen Stehman
Cheryl and John Striewe Mary Tanner Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Taylor Howard and Marlies Terpning William and Sharon Theobald Gerald and Judith Thomas Mark and Christina Thomas Diane G.Thompson Charlene K. Timothy Mr. and Mrs. William Tindall Al Tinsley P. Michael and Carolyn M. Tolson Pam and John Ulrich Tom and Terri Vahey Larry and Nancy Vanarendonk Norbert and Carol VanOchten Mary and William Vens Patrice and John Waidner Frank and Jane Walker Charles and Kathleen Warren Margaret and Scott Watanabe Nicholas and Terry Watson James and Elizabeth Webb Randy Weitzel and Heidi Wise Courtenay and Emily Weldon Dena and Dennis White Mr. Gordon White Gerry and Kim Wichman Dr. James and Barbara Williams John and Janice Williams Mr. and Mrs. Robin Winston S. Wolen and R. Gilbert Y. Rosalind Wolen Dr. Christian Wolf and Elaine Holden-Wolf Ms. Gretchen Wolfram H. David and Jane Wright Doug Yost and Kim Mathews Dr. Don Zimmerman * deceased
2015 DONORS Annual Fund and Other Designated Gifts A Girls Gift Inc. Mr. C. Willis Adams, III Doug and Susan Adams Blanche Allen Amy and Michael Alley Robert M. and Sally G. Anderson Bob and Pat Anker Anonymous (23) John and Gloria Aplin Andrew and Susan Appel Rosalee Arnett Ms. Sue E. Arnold Jeffrey and Christine Arnold
Colleen and David Bailie Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Baxter James and Marilyn Beattey Steve and Debbie Benefiel Jay D. Benjamin Pamela J. Bennett Ashley Mueller Berg Kristin Bevil Don and Ginger Bievenour Kai Binford Ted and Peggy Boehm Cary and Charles Boswell Calvin and S. Yvonne Brandenburg Ms. Lydia Brasher Karen Brethauer Barbara J. Briggs Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Broadie Richard and Joan Broderick L. Eugene and Evelyn Park Brown Krystal and Jim Brown Gregory and Marsha Brown Tim and Kathy Buchanan Carolyn Burkley Cathy A. Burton Jo Ann Caito Edward M. Cambra Charity Partners Foundation Milo and Mary Lou Chelovitz Robert Cirillo Ronald and Claudia Clark Mary Ann and Frank Clifford Charles and Helen Coghlan Faye Craig Troy and Heather Crum Erin and Brett Czajkowski Linda Darr Phillip E. Darrah Mike Davis Mona de la Garza Elaine and Bill Deaton Erlene Dekko Carol Derbin Rollin and Cheri Dick Federico and Rosa Maria Dies Dru Doyle Berkley and Nancy Duck Michael Durham Mike Eagle Elizabeth E. Elam Robert D. Epstein Dr. Judith Erickson William Esarey and Robin-Elizabeth Parsley Sarah and Evan Farthing John* and Dawn Fazli Marni Fechtman Joan Fitzgibbon James and Christine Foust Ryan and Stephanie Fuhrmann
David Fukuda Mr. and Mrs. Max Gibson Cyrena Gilman Linda Gilman Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Gilmor Donald and Pat Gongaware Jeffrey and Amy Goodwin Frederick and Susan Green Tom and Mary Grein James and Sara Gutting Stella Hanley August Hardee, II Linda Hardin Joy and Dan Hess Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Eleanor Hingtgen Eric and Pamela Hinkle David Hinshaw Tammy and Chris Holmes Stephen and Elizabeth Holmes W. Seymour and Rheta Holt Anne and Bob Hoover Karen and Ben Howells Gregory and Mary Huebner Dr. Robert L. Ingram and Lynda Eckard Sheila and Richard Jackson John and Frances Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. John C. Jenkins Marilyn Jones Seth Keever and Maggie Loiselle Marie and Marvin Kemple Ann W. King Robert B. and Cindy J. Kirkpatrick David H. Kleiman Steven and Sharon Klusman Janice E. Knaus Kay F. Koch Chris G. Krok Elizabeth and J.A. Lacy Mr. H.J. Lacy Fred and Carol Lane Jack and Connie Lawson Lezlie Laxton Frank and Sandra Learned Norris and MaLes Lineweaver John and Mary Lisher Jim and Sara Lootens Carlos and Eleanor Lopez Linda and Marvin Maguire Jon D. Marhenke, M.D. Barbara Masters George and Cindy Maude Susie and Howard Maxwell Zygmunt and Karen Mazanowski The McCabe Family: Sandra, David, Colton, Max Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. McCormick Mr. H. Roll McLaughlin Harriet McNeal and David Buchanan MET Foundation Inc. Barbara Metzner
Stuart and Sylvia Mill James and Jayne Thorne Kathryn Minx and Al Lessie Chris and Whitney Trede Kelly Montes John H. Tynan Bryce G. Mosey John Vanausdall Dianne and James Moss Becky Vermillion Dr. Daniel H. Mowrey Gil Waldman and Christy Vezolles James C. Muth William and Emily Ward Col. James Mutter and David and Joann Wehlage General Carol Mutter David and Teri Weir F. Timothy and Nancy Nagler Dr. and Mrs. Don C. Weiser Liza and Anthony Najem Jessica D. Welch Van Neie Julia and John Wickes Donald and Gail Nelson Fay H. Williams Blake Lee and Carolyn Lytle Neubauer Clark and Barbara Williamson Charitable Fund, a fund of the John D. Wilson Legacy Fund Alexia and Richard Lopez, Bobbie James and Catherine Nies Donahue, Jim and Erinn Wold Harry Nungesser Marion Wolen Frank and Patte Owings Donald Woodley Mel and Joan Perelman Douglas W. Wright Erik Peterson and Elee Wood Warner and Patricia Young Margaret Piety and Josef Laposa Steve and Judy Young Peter and Whitney Prettyman Marjorie P. Zeigler Mr. Hilary Raab, Jr. Larry and Karen Zimmerman William K. Ransom Robina M. Zink Dr. and Mrs. George Rapp Steven and Susan Zumdahl Dr. John D. Rau Bob and Gail Richards Gifts in Honor and Memory All gifts received are listed. Katie and Jon Robinson James and Rita Rosensteele In Honor of Josiah “Joey” Beeman Nancy Ray Ross Susan Beeman Diane and Randall Rowland David Ruben In Honor of Cathy Burton and the Barry Rudert Education Program Andrea and Wayne Rumley Sheila and Bob Snider Hilary and Ron Salatich Dr. Yocheved Samson and In Honor of Johanna M. Blume Mr. Joel Samson Salina Art Center, Inc. Thomas and Linda Sands Art and Christine Schildbach Carol Schatt Shilling and Randy Schilling In Honor of each Buckaroo Bash committee member. Every little bit of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Schloss time, energy and commitment counts. Roger and Barbara Schmenner Linda and Jerry Stark William L. Scott Gene and Joann Sease In Honor of Dr. Greg Clark Thomas and Evelyn Seeley John and Barbara Wynne Joan SerVaas and Larry Roan Joseph J. and Jo Ann M. Shary In Honor of Bo Elder Christine and Alex Smith Perry and Michelle Griffith James W. and Nancy C. Smith Edward and Carol Smithwick In Honor of Sarah Farthing, her Morton Sosland accomplishments at the Eiteljorg Ronald and Judith Spielbauer Museum and her bright future following Frederick and Fresia Steiner her dream Claudia Swhier Kay Hinds L. Gene and Rosemary Tanner Janet and Bill Taylor In honor of Kristin and Sergio Gigli’s Howard and Marlies Terpning Wedding, April 25, 2015 in Santa Fe, NM The Saltsburg Fund Sue Hittle
In Honor of my grandchildren- Alexander and Olivia Dee A. McConville In Honor of Quest for the West artists Steve and Jane Marmon In Honor of Evelyn and Tom Seeley Jacqueline and William Kingston In Honor of Chad Slaughter, a Volunteer JPMorgan Chase & Co. In Honor of Harry and JoAnn Trausch’s 90th birthdays Susie and Howard Maxwell The Snyder and Conlon Families In Honor of John Vanausdall’s tenure and hard work Carrie Kirk Mickey’s Camp In Honor of Erinn Wold’s Rose Award Nomination From his family: James Wold and Bobbie Donahue In Honor of Don Woodley James and Theresa Walker In Memory of Marilyn S. Bartlett American Proficiency Institute B. Milton and Lynn P. Cuppy Charles and Sue Gleason Stephen and Sherry Queener The Sedam Family
In Memory of William Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Gene Manley In Memory of Blanche Halpern Diane and Randall Rowland In Memory of Patsy Hiatt Susie and Howard Maxwell In Memory of Phyllis B. Holliday John H. Holliday In Memory of Kirk McKinney John Vanausdall In Memory of Dick Morris Stan and Sandy Hurt In Memory of Phyllis Olson Jan Eason Kay Hinds Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Jolles Steven Pettinga and Michael Byrum Gerry and Kim Wichman In Memory of John Peacock Susie and Howard Maxwell John Vanausdall
Endowment for the Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback curator of Native American art, history and culture Tom and Sue Hoback Project New Moon and Project Silver Moon capital campaign gifts Bob and Pat Anker Frank and Katrina Basile Drs. Richard and Becky Feldman Fritz R. and Sandy Gordner Dr. and Mrs. John C. Lechleiter Ralph G. Nowak George and Carrie Pappas R.B. Annis Educational Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Schloss Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Schulstad The Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation Robert and Helen Whipple Bill and Roberta Witchger Mr. Jeffery Wylie Mr. and Mrs. John D. Zinser The Cagle Gate The Steve Cagle Family Foundations, Corporations and Government $500,000 and above
In Memory of Mary Rose Pope Susie and Howard Maxwell Jack and Susie Sogard In Memory of Russell Romine Nicole Smith In Memory of Denny Solso John Vanausdall
Lilly Endowment, Inc. $100,000-$499,999
Efroymson Family Fund, a Central Indiana Community Foundation Fund The Margot L. and Robert S. Eccles Fund, a fund of CICF $50,000-$99,999
In Memory of C. William Carey Ann Carey
Ella Kay and John W. Timothy Family Memorial Fund Charlene K. Timothy John W. Timothy, Jr., M.D.
Arts Council of Indianapolis Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc. Institute of Museum and Library Services The Indiana Rail Road Company The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate
In Memory of Hal and Sally DeGroff Katherine D. Marlowe
In Memory of Ed West Stan and Sandy Hurt
In Memory of Juanita Eagle Teddy Guzman Kay Hinds Stan and Sandy Hurt Susan and Mike Lewis Susie and Howard Maxwell Mel and Joan Perelman John Vanausdall
In Memory of Carol Wichman Gerry and Kim Wichman
In Memory of Debra Curt Burns John E. Burns, III
In Memory of Henry E. Fonseca Harry Nungesser
In Memory of Zeff Weiss Mr. and Mrs. Elmore W. Rice, III Endowment Lilly Endowment, Inc. Lisa Sutphin* In Honor of Frank E.* and Nancy M. Russell Gannett
Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc. David H. & Barbara M. Jacobs Foundation Geoffrey Gund Foundation Indiana Arts Commission R.B. Annis Educational Foundation Sunrise Foundation The Capital Group Companies/The American Funds Group Wells Fargo $15,000-$24,999
Herbert Simon Family Foundation
Ice Miller LLP Indianapolis Colts Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc. Old National Bank Oxford Financial Group, Ltd. The Lacy Foundation The Swisher Foundation $10,000-$14,999
Barnes & Thornburg LLP Dorsey Foundation Frenzel Family Charitable Lead Trust Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP OneAmerica The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation The Forest Fund, Inc. The Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation $6,000-$9,999
Archer Lighting Solutions LLC Ayres Foundation, Inc. Subaru of Indiana Automotive Foundation, Inc. $5,000-$5,999
Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, in honor of the children and families of Christel House Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Citizens Energy Group Indianapolis Power & Light Company MacAllister Machinery Mothershead Foundation Netherleigh Fund, a Central Indiana Community Foundation Fund $2,500-$4,999
Booth Western Art Museum Citimark Management Co., Inc. ERMCO Electrical & Communications Contractors Lewis Wagner, LLP London Witte & Company, LLP Namaste Foundation Nordstrom REI Real Estate Services The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Family Foundation Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management $1,000-$2,499
Arthur Jordan Foundation Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Gregory & Appel Insurance Indiana Humanities J.L. Fox, Inc. General Contractors
Joanne W. Orr Charitable Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation Jungclaus-Campbell Co., Inc. KSA Industries, Inc. MET Foundation Inc. Paul I. Cripe Charitable Foundation Siebold Security, Inc. Target The Penrod Society $500-$999
Blake Lee and Carolyn Lytle Neubauer Charitable Fund, a fund of the Legacy Fund Easter Conservation Services LHD Retirement National Christian Foundation Robinson Wolenty & Young LLP The Reach Foundation The Saltsburg Fund The Saturday Evening Post Society
Robert and Liz Tate The Empty Vase Inga Thompson Troy Hill Photography, LLC Violet Vintage Wells Fargo Winner’s Circle Erinn Wold
2015 EXHIBITIONS Gold! Riches and Ruin March 7-August 9, 2015 Presented by Wells Fargo Eli Lilly and Company Foundation
Sponsored by Anonymous Barnes & Thornburg LLP Boren Foundation $100-$499 Capital Group Companies, Cardno Home of American Funds Native Peoples Magazine Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP The Charley and Carrie Kirk Family Steve and Jane Marmon Foundation, a fund of Central Indiana Mel and Joan Perelman Community Foundation James R. Zink WEAS Engineering, Inc. Matching Gift Companies Amgen Foundation Deluxe Corporation Foundation Eli Lilly and Company Foundation McGraw-Hill Companies Starbucks Matching Gifts Program Gifts In Kind A & J Wedding Photography Cathy A. Burton Classic Cakes Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts Dana and Steve Duffy Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Drs. Martha and Michael Hill Honeymoon Image & Design Impact Group, Inc. Scenic Arts Services Inga’s Popcorn LLC Susie and Howard Maxwell McComas Engineering Monarch Beverage Montgomery Tent and Awning Company Inc. Native Peoples Magazine Jaq Nigg and Josh Silbert Steradian Laser Tag Stuart’s Household Furniture Moving and Storage, Inc. Sun King Brewing Co. Sycamore Advisors
With additional support from Indianapolis Colts Nordstrom In-kind sponsors Sun King Brewing Company SilverTowne L.P. Opening party sponsored by G. Thrapp Jewelers Opening party in-kind gifts A & J Wedding Photography Impact Group, Inc. Scenic Arts Services Inga’s Popcorn Steradian Laser Tag - Lafayette, IN Violet Vintage
Herbert Simon Family Foundation Ice Miller LLP Gerald and Dorit Paul In-kind support provided by Sun King Brewing Companies 10th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale Presented by The Western Art Society Trailbosses Leland Boren L.G. and Alyce Edwards Steve and Jane Marmon Patsy Solinger Drovers Mary Beth and Robert Braitman Mr. Alan Gerry Tom and Patty Gibbs Betsey Harvey Ice Miller LLP Joe and Gita Osborne Mel and Joan Perelman Bill and Roberta Witchger Steve and Sharon Zimmerman Mavericks Dr. Caryn C. Anderson and Mr. David Anderson Cimarron Sky Gallery Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg High Noon Western Americana Mr. and Mrs. Willis J. Holland Kay F. Koch David and Virginia Mullins Robert Oppelt and Beth Meloy Tom and Evelyn Seeley
Catherine and Robert Turner Eiteljorg Keepsake sponsors Fuhrmann Capital, LLC: Ryan Fuhrmann and Steve Zimmerman Cathy and Robert Turner In-kind support provided by Sun King Brewing Companies 2015 Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure Presented by The Indiana Rail Road Company Sponsored by Anonymous Gina and Jim Bremner Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Power & Light Company Ann W. King The Kortepeter Family Mothershead Foundation OneAmerica With additional support from Tom and Sue Hoback Marsh Stuart’s Moving and Storage Subaru of Indiana Automotive Foundation, Inc.
2015 SPECIAL EVENTS Juneteenth Sponsored by Indiana Humanities Lewis Wagner, LLP Robert F. Wagner WestFest
CONVERSATIONS: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship November 14, 2015-February 28, 2016
Buckaroos Mr. and Mrs. Howard Alper Angie and Dick Darlington Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Robert and Ellie Haan Stan and Sandy Hurt Michael and Janie Maurer Rosemary Steinmetz
Presented by Lilly Endowment
Supporting sponsor Easter Conservation Services
Sponsored by Ice Miller LLP The Lacy Foundation
Sponsored by Efroymson Family Fund, a Central Indiana Community Fdn Fund David H. & Barbara M. Jacobs Foundation Mr. David Jacobs
Prize Sponsors Booth Western Art Museum Phyllis and Edward Cockerill Carla and Mike Leppert Steve and Jane Marmon
With additional support from Bob and Pat Anker Paul I. Cripe Charitable Foundation Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management
Sponsored by Sunrise Foundation 2015 Indian Market and Festival Presented by Old National Bank
Entertainment stage sponsored by Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, in honor of the children and families of Christel House Media partner Native Peoples Magazine Ticket Sales Marsh In-kind support provided by Bardach Awards Honeymoon Image & Design Inc. Hubbard & Cravens Indiana State Fair Commission Indianapolis Fruit Company Marsh Montgomery Tent and Awning Company One Source Equipment Rental LLC Priority Press Sun King Brewing Company Troy Hill Photography Wilhelm Construction Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award Bob and Pat Anker Ellen M. Reed Mel and Joan Perelman Ella Kay and John W. Timothy, Sr. Family Memorial Fund Best of Show Sponsors Denny* and Tim Solso Prize Sponsors Arts Council of Indianapolis power2give donors Bob and Pat Anker Mary Beth and Robert Braitman Wayne Craig Mike and Juanita* Eagle L.G. and Alyce Edwards Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Drs. Richard and Becky Feldman Polly H. Hix and Tony J. Fair Tom and Sue Hoback Joe Husar Helen C. Kersting and Donald DeWitt Kay F. Koch Mrs. Billie Lee and Family Steve and Jane Marmon Jim and Jackie Morris Mel and Joan Perelman Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Reilly, Jr. Amy and Clay Robbins Dr. and Mrs. William B. Rodgers Robinson Wolenty & Young, LLP Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Schumaker, II Thomas and Evelyn Seeley
Joan SerVaas and Larry Roan Denny* and Tim Solso Maureen and Michael Surak The Saturday Evening Post Society Ella Kay and John W. Timothy, Sr. Family Memorial Fund Cathy and Robert Turner Martha and John Tynan Donald Woodley Mr. and Mrs. Timothy T. Wright Gas Cards for Artists Gayle and Carl Cox Wayne Craig Tamara Winfrey Harris Martha and Michael Hill Kay Hinds Debbie Hyndman Kay Koch Susie and Howard Maxwell Native Peoples Magazine Allan and Joyce Niederman James and Mary Ellen Nottage Ellen M. Reed Dan and Diana Yates Larry and Karen Zimmerman Buckaroo Bash Sponsored by Citimark Management Co., Inc. Ice Miller LLP Indianapolis Colts Marshals Mary Beth and Bob Braitman Steve Cagle Ed and Phyllis Cockerill Chuck and Helen Coghlan L.G. and Alyce Edwards Tom and Patty Gibbs Karen and Tom Glaser Tom and Sue Hoback Ginny Hodowal Joan SerVaas and Larry Roan Chris and Whitney Trede Cathy and Bob Turner Donald Woodley Fund a need Steve and Jane Marmon Donations Anonymous Sarah C. Barney Dr. Rosanne Bonjouklian Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Dunn, Jr. James and Sara Gutting Carol Saviano * deceased
BOARD, COUNCILS & STAFF 2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
William K. McGowan, Jr. Steve Radcliffe Robert Salyers
Pat Anker Founding Directors Sue A. Back * Robert R. Baxter Frank Basile Tom Binford (deceased) Mary Beth Braitman Harrison Eiteljorg (deceased) Steve Cagle J.B. King (deceased) Phyllis Cockerill Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., M.D. (deceased) Gayle Cox, Ph.D.* L.G. Edwards* William K. McGowan, Jr. Chris Schenkel (deceased) Roger S. Eiteljorg * June Swango Richard Feldman, M.D. Tim Garnett Donald Tanselle Karen Glaser Jean Whitcraft (deceased) Fred Green Betsey Harvey* 2015 Polly Horton Hix BOARD OF ADVISORS Tom Hoback Cindy Hoye Katherine B. Appel Sandy Hurt Russ Breeden Stan C. Hurt * Tish Champagne Chris Katterjohn* Angie Darlington Gerald Paul Majie Failey Alexander G. Peacock Ryan Fuhrmann Mel Perelman, Ph.D.* Laura Gretencord Bonnie A. Reilly * Fritz Gordner A. H. “Hutch” Schumaker, II James Gutting Joan Servaas Mary Huggard J. Albert Smith, Jr. Carlie Irsay-Gordon John Timothy, Jr. MD Modupe Labode, Ph.D. (Muscogee Nation) Carla Leppert Cathy Turner James T. Morris Don Woodley (Ojibwe) Erin Oliver (Miami) Timothy T. Wright Gita Osborne C. Daniel Yates* George Pappas Stephen Russell Ex-Officio Kyle Salyers Ben Blanton, Counsel Rebecca Denison Schultz (Cherokee) * members of Executive Committee Michael P. Skehan Dawn Tabler Board Officers Tom Hoback, Chairman 2015 NATIONAL Mary Beth Braitman, Vice Chair BOARD OF ADVISORS Gayle Cox, Secretary Sue Back, Treasurer Kai Binford Emeritus Members Ron W. Dollens Robert R. Baxter Susie Dollens Edward M. Cockerill, M.D. Juanita Eagle Michael Eagle Michael Eagle Joyce Gellenbeck Burke Eiteljorg
Gordon Gund Llura Gund James M. Guyette Helen Kersting Charlotte G. Mittler Tim Peterson Janie Radcliffe Steve Radcliffe R. Terrance Rader Rebecca Rader W. B. Rodgers, M.D. Jody A. Rodgers, M. D. Bob Sandroni Lora Sandroni Harry M. Stern Marlys A. Stern Ellen Napiura Taubman Gil Waldman Vivian Wunsch
2015 COUNCIL MEMBERS Audit Council Sue Back Mike Hudson Anita Lawrence Mike Skehan Collections Council Ben Blanton Ed Cockerill Richard Feldman Betsey Harvey Sandy Hurt (chair) Stan Hurt Charlotte Mittler Dorit Paul Bonnie Reilly Mindy Taylor Ross Facilities Council Roger Eiteljorg (chair) Bo Elder Fred Green Jonathon Hess Jay Peacock Jeff Wylie Finance Council Sue Back (chair) William Denton Mike Hudson
Stan Hurt Ralph Nowak Mike Sawyers Mike Skehan Human Resource Council Charles Baldwin Mary Beth Braitman (chair) Charlene Giles Chris Katterjohn Marvin Recht Indian Market and Festival Task Force Pat Anker, co-chair Dr. John Timothy (Muscogee Nation), co-chair Felica Ahasteen-Bryant (Diné) Mary Beth Braitman Charli Champion-Shaw (Southern Cheyenne) Fritz Gardner Erin Oliver (Miami of Indiana) Investment Council Sue Back Bruce Benjamin Russ Breeden (chair) John Grogan Cris Halter Gerald Paul Steve Russell Leslie Thompson Marketing Task Force Cindy Hoye Mary Huggard Julia Watson Ed West (chair) Merchandising Council Frank Basile Elizabeth Garber Eloise Paul Cleve Skelton Jan Woodruff Tom Yeo Native American Advisory Brenda Child (Ojibwe) Margaret Archuleta (Tewa/Hispanic) Donald Fixico (Shawnee/Sac & Fox/ Muscogee Creek/Seminole) Gloria Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw) James Riding In (Pawnee) Dennis Sun Rhodes (Arapaho) Emma Hansen (Pawnee) Erin Oliver (Miami) Jason Wesaw (Potawatomi)
Planned Giving Council Kristine Bouaichi (chair) Jay Benjamin Cindy Dashnaw Rob Twitchell John Gardner Kathy Hower Louie Lazaron Holly Pantzer Rodney Retzner Justine Overturf Singh Karin Veatch Dan Yates Western Art Society David Anderson and Caryn Cockerill Anderson Ed and Phyllis Cockerill Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Mary Jane Failey Ryan and Stephanie Fuhrmann Tom and Patty Gibbs Betsey Harvey Stan and Sandy Hurt Jim and Sherry Kittle Mike and Carla Leppert Steve and Jane Marmon Joe and Gita Osborne Mel and Joan Perelman Tom and Evelyn Seeley Bob and Cathy Turner Steve and Sharon Zimmerman
2015 MUSEUM STAFF Matt Askren Kara Baldwin Brandi Banter Christa Barleben Sarah Bean Bert Beiswanger Johanna Blume Chris Burrus Cathy Burton Ann Carey Jeff Christian Mary Ann Clifford Coble, Tom Belinda Cozzy-Powers Tara Cravens Jared Crocker Cindy Davis Grace Davis Sally Dickson Mary Downey Dana Duffy Jan Eason LaMarr Easter
Sarah Farthing Heather Frank Caitlin Gorman Barbie Goss Benny Grider Zane Harley Tarja Harney Martha Hill Kay Hinds Eric Hinkle Ashley Holland (Cherokee) Jason Housley Kitty Jansen Housley, Jason Sheila Jackson Bonnie Kandel Deborah Kish Annie Knapp Lezlie Laxton Susan Lewis Chelsea Libby Mariana Lopez-Owens Olivia MacIsaac Mary Malooley Mary Mauer Susie Maxwell Dee McConville Amy McKune Jennifer Complo McNutt Linda Montag-Olson Anne Nelson Jaq Nigg Alisa Nordholt-Dean James H. Nottage Caitlin O’Connor June Padgett DeShong Perry-Smitherman Greg Porter Ian Poynter Charles Purdy Ashley Robinson Hyacinth Rucker Rebekah Ryan James Sanders Molly Sass Sandy Schmidt Scott Shoemaker (Miami) Steve Sipe Autumn Soeurt Jordan Stout Maureen Sweeney Robert Tate Alisha Thompson John Vanausdall Ana Wallace Hayley Whitehead Tamara Winfrey-Harris Erinn Wold
This annual report is dedicated to our friends who passed in 2015, whose support and friendship impacted the life of the museum and its future.
IN MEMORIAM Elmira Annis John W. Bailey Marilyn S. Bartlett Jane Beering Marilyn Carroll William Curran Jackie Davis Orman Duane Juanita Eagle Lyle Eaton John Fazli
John Geraghty Richard Gilroy William P. Goodman Anthony Heyworth Allen Hirschfield Virginia Hoffman Karen Hovde Ruth Lawrence Thomas M. Lofton E. Kirk McKinney Allan N. Neiderman
Phyllis Olson John E. D. Peacock Michael Pepe Marie Pugh Sue A. Shadley Ernestine E. Shore Michael Sifferlen Denise Solso Albert C. Spurlock Douglas H. Stickney Milo Vanek
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