Eiteljorg Museum Magazine Spring 2020

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Museum gearing up for a memorable 2020: the year of Honoring Women

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New Fellowship website serves as hub of content for Native contemporary art By Hyacinth Rucker, digital communications manager


long with the opening of the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship exhibition Blurring the Line in November, the Eiteljorg launched the museum’s new Fellowship website: contemporaryartfellowship.eiteljorg.org. For nine months, the Eiteljorg’s marketing and communications department worked closely with Iconic Digital of Fishers, Ind., as well as the museum’s curators and collections team, to create an easy-to-navigate website that serves as a hub of information about the Eiteljorg’s nationally renowned Fellowship program. When visiting the website, you will see images of significant examples of contemporary Native artwork from the last 20 years – or 10 rounds – of the biennial Fellowship program. The site includes an overview of each Fellowship installment and the 2017 retrospective show Native Art Now!, providing biographical information about artists, video interviews and links to the artists’ social media, as well as links to current news stories. The site will be updated as needed on an ongoing basis, to continue providing the contemporary art community with a wealth of useful information. The next Fellowship exhibition will open in fall 2021. The website contains an online application for artists to apply for the program or to nominate an artist to be an Invited Fellow. The Eiteljorg is home to one of the best collections of contemporary Native art in the world, so visit the new site to experience why. The website is made possible by the generous support of Lilly Endowment Inc.

Poolaw photography exhibition open through April 5


ime is running short to experience a traveling exhibition, For A Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw. This is a fascinating exhibition of 75 black-andwhite documentary style photographs created by Horace Poolaw (Kiowa, 1906-1984). A professional photographer in Oklahoma, Poolaw photographed scenes of family and military life among his Kiowa community in the years before, during and after World War II, during an important period of change and adaptation for Native peoples of the Southern Plains. For A Love of His People, which opened at the Eiteljorg last May, is a traveling exhibition of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The final day to see the Poolaw exhibition at the Eiteljorg is April 5, and it’s included with regular museum admission. Sponsors are Capital Group, Ice Miller, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Printing Partners, Sycamore Advisors, Care Institute Group, Inc., Roberts Camera and an anonymous donor.

Left to right: Juanita Daugomah Ahtone (Kiowa), Evalou Ware Russell (center), Kiowa Tribal Princess, and Augustine Campbell Barsh (Kiowa) in the American Indian Exposition parade. Anadarko, Oklahoma, 1941. ©Estate of Horace Poolaw.

On the cover: Montage: Top row – Left: detail from quilt Vietnam Women’s Memorial, 1987, by Donna Brittenham, Ann Davis and Arlene Koenig Center: artist Susan Hudson (Navajo). Right: detail from quilt Century of Progress, 1925-1933, by Katie Goar. Middle row – Left: Dorothea Lange, Farm women working on quilt. Near West Carlton, Yamhill County, Oregon. General caption number 58-11, 1939, photograph, image courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, LC-DIG-fsa-8b34999. Center: detail from quilt Grand Entry, 2008, by Faye Lone (Seneca). Right: Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi. Bottom Row – Left and Right: Details from quilt Not Justa Dream, 2004, by Karen Colglazier and Diane Breman. Center: Unknown photographer, Hawaiians: Quilts; This quilt won first prize in a Honolulu show. The pattern is known as “Lei Mamo”. Miss Dorothy Dudoit is the owner, in the middle., ca. 1935, photograph, image courtesy of Hawaii State Archives, Digital Collections, PP-34-7-008. Sculpture at right: Anita Fields (Osage, born 1951), Opposites Attract, 2005, clay. Gift: Courtesy of Paul and Grace Markovits

Eiteljorg Museum Magazine Winner of the 2019 Award of Honor from the Public Relations Society of America — Hoosier Chapter Volume 15, Number 1 President and CEO John Vanausdall Vice President for Advancement Nataly Lowder Director of Marketing and Communications Bert Beiswanger Editor and Writer Bryan Corbin Design Honeymoon Image & Design Contributing Writers Elisa Phelps Kay Hinds Nataly Lowder Hyacinth Rucker Blaire Trusty Contributing Photographers Hadley Fruits Photography Eiteljorg Museum marketing staff Michael Naranjo image courtesy of Laurie Naranjo Naranjo sculpture images courtesy of the TIA Collection Joy Harjo image courtesy of Shawn Miller Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi image courtesy of the author Susan Hudson image courtesy of the artist Shonda Buchanan image courtesy of Wayne State University Press Candacy Taylor image courtesy of the author Hard Twist images courtesy of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame Zach Malmgren Brittany Erwin Photography Editor’s Note Every effort is made to ensure that exhibition images published in Storyteller magazine accurately reflect the artworks on exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum during the dates announced and promoted. Occasionally, changes to artworks in exhibitions must be made too late for the Storyteller’s publication deadlines. For comments or questions, call (317) 275-1315 or email bcorbin@eiteljorg.com.

Friends, We just completed our yearlong celebration of the Eiteljorg Museum’s 30th anniversary in 2019, including special exhibits and public events that appealed to many different audiences. It is rewarding to see museum visitors, especially first-time guests, strongly connect with a cultural or music program at the Eiteljorg or become fascinated with a particular artist’s work. We are grateful that the downtown Indianapolis and central Indiana communities have embraced the Eiteljorg over the past three decades, helping make it a leading local cultural arts institution with a national reputation and reach. Anticipating our theme for 2020, I am profoundly aware that none of that would be possible without the women who have been instrumental to the Eiteljorg’s success at every stage: from the museum’s creation, to the growth and interpretation of its collections and exhibitions, to its importance nationally, to its daily operations. Women are strongly represented among the artists, art collectors, donors, board members, executives, curators, employees, volunteers and of course supporters, all of whom have collectively sustained the museum with their leadership, insight and energy. With that in mind, we are observing two important historic milestones in 2020: The celebration of the 100th anniversary of women attaining the legal right to vote in national elections, and the 200th anniversary of the founding of the City of Indianapolis along the White River. The Eiteljorg plays a

unique role in the city’s bicentennial celebration, reminding us all that Indigenous peoples already were here long before the arrival of European settlers; and an Indigenous perspective will be reflected in the museum’s observance. And as Elisa Phelps reminds us in her essay on page 2, not all women received suffrage at the same time. Honoring Women is the Eiteljorg’s theme in 2020, and our upcoming exhibitions and programs will resonate with visitors throughout the year, telling the moving stories of women of Native America and the American West. Our curators and public programs staff have developed museum presentations, including events with special guest speakers, that will engage visitors and spark thoughtful conversations. Our focus in 2020 is consistent with the Eiteljorg’s goal that every visitor, no matter their background, upon entering the museum doors can find something inside that they can personally identify with and relate to. Our museum explores the diversity of the West, reflecting on the perspectives of women, Native Americans, African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with different abilities and those of many cultural backgrounds. In having those important conversations, we seek to make the Eiteljorg a friendly and welcoming place for all. We know our visitors lead busy, stressful lives; so we work hard to make the museum a peaceful, elevating respite from the pressures of work, school, traffic and the

Dr. Martha L. Hill, center, was celebrated at her retirement party Sept. 26 and received a commemorative sculpture by artist Doug Hyde (Nez Perce/Chippewa/ Assiniboine). With her are Eiteljorg Board Chair Mary Beth Braitman, left, and Eiteljorg President and CEO John Vanausdall, right. After 16 years, Martha retired as the Eiteljorg’s vice president for public programs and Beeler Family director of education.

clamor of modern life. Whether someone plans to spend several hours absorbing art in depth, or is meeting a friend for lunch in the Museum Café, the Eiteljorg is a place to learn, reflect, be inspired and recharge one’s mental batteries. In those efforts, I am grateful to Martha L. Hill, who after 16 years at the Eiteljorg, retired last fall as vice president for public programs and the Beeler Family director of education. Martha’s leadership and vision strengthened the museum as a whole. Her efforts to improve the museum’s accessibility and cultivate a robust museum Guides program have been very important. We also welcome Alisa Nordholt-Dean as the Beeler Family director of education and public programs to continue Martha’s work. Eleven new Guides recently completed training and joined the team as volunteers, leading tours and educating the public about the museum’s collections. The Eiteljorg also continues to benefit from the generosity and kindness of two friends Spring 2020

who recently passed: philanthropist Gerald Paul, a board member emeritus and donor, and Jan Eason, a longtime employee in the museum’s education department. As you will read on page 11, they both leave lasting legacies for the museum. Having experienced a remarkable winter season with our holiday model train exhibit, Jingle Rails, and our biennial exhibit, Blurring the Line: The Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2019, we look forward to a spring filled with special moments and new memories. In the following pages, you will get a preview of how our exhibitions and programs will unfold in 2020, the year of Honoring Women. We hope to see you at the Eiteljorg soon. Sincerely,

John Vanausdall President and CEO Eiteljorg Museum 1


2020 THE YEAR OF By Elisa Phelps, Eiteljorg vice president and chief curatorial officer


s our nation celebrates the 100th Seeking fuller representation anniversary of women’s suffrage, With its dual mission to inspire an women’s stories and experiences appreciation of both Native American are front and center. Women of the and Western art, history and culture, the West led the nation into the struggle Eiteljorg brings multiple perspectives for women’s suffrage. Decades before to sharing women’s stories. One aspect the Nineteenth Amendment to the of honoring women is acknowledging Constitution made it law, the women their underrepresentation in the Western of Wyoming Territory were the first art collection and in the field generally. to secure suffrage when legislation The Eiteljorg curatorial staff is currently guaranteeing them the unconditional working on an updated collecting plan right to vote was passed there in 1869. that identifies collection gaps and goals Colorado was next, approving a statewide for future collecting, and builds on recent Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965) referendum on women’s suffrage in efforts to represent the diversity of the Farm women of the “Helping Hand” club display a 1893. By 1914, most states west of the American West more fully. pieced quilt which they are making for the benefit Mississippi had granted women’s suffrage of one of their numbers. Near West Carlton, Yamhill Likewise, the contributions of Indigenous County, Oregon. General caption number 58-11., while the first Eastern state, New York, women artists, especially customary 1939 did not permit women to vote until three (traditional) artists of the 19th and early Photograph years later. 20th centuries, have too often gone Why women’s suffrage was so successful Image courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs unrecognized. The names of Native Division, FSA/OWI Collection, LC-DIG-fsa-8b34954 in the West raises larger questions about American women weavers, basket women’s diverse roles, and brings forward makers and bead workers who created issues such as why Native American the beautiful historic pieces were not women remained excluded from voting until many years later. recorded, and are sadly lost to us. When considered as the work Western women lay claim to many firsts in women’s history. of anonymous creators, customary Native art is often viewed Esther Morris, the first woman in the United States to serve as as simply representative of different cultures rather than the a judge, hailed from Wyoming. In politics, Colorado was home to products of individual women with families, dreams and great the first women elected to serve in state legislatures. Suffrage personal pride in their work. While we may never know the activist Jeannette Rankin was the first female representative names of the makers, we can honor their work as we plan for to the United States Congress, elected from Montana in 1916. the reinstallation of the Eiteljorg’s Native American galleries, The West was also home to the first woman governor in the scheduled to open in 2022. country, Nellie Tayloe Ross, who was sworn in as governor of Wyoming in 1925. The tradition of trailblazing Western women continued with the daughter of an Arizona cattle rancher, Sandra Day O’Connor, being appointed as the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. Proud of her Western roots, O’Connor shared her story in a book, Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest.

Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965) Grandmother from Oklahoma with grandson, working on quilt. California, Kern County, 1936 Photograph Image courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, LC-DIG-fsa-8b27059


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Marie K. Watt (Seneca, born 1967) Braid, 2005, reclaimed wool blankets, satin binding

An important year of exhibitions The national focus on women’s rights in 2020 represents an excellent time for the Eiteljorg Museum to honor women and their diverse experiences in the West and Native America. Special exhibits sharing women’s stories through three different mediums — quilts, contemporary art and photographs — will be featured in 2020. Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories tells the stories of women’s experiences in the West such as traveling the Oregon Trail, incarceration in an internment camp during World War II, remembering the loss of a loved one and celebrating family occasions and community pride. Created by women who are activists, artists, family historians, mothers, community leaders, refugees and more, the featured quilts are physical expressions of diverse women’s stories. Russell Lee (American, 1903-1986) Box Elder County, Utah. Mormon women tacking a quilt to be used by a sheepherder, 1940 Photograph Image courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, LC-DIG-fsa-8a29248


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Powerful Women: Contemporary Art From the Eiteljorg Collection highlights contemporary women artists, especially Native artists, and the powerful works they have created that speak to issues of personal identity, political agency, memory and violence against women. Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women focuses on the life of ranching women as seen through the lens of noted photographer (and Montana rancher) Barbara Van Cleve. Van Cleve’s images evoke the challenge and commitment of ranch life and make clear the important role of women in shaping the story of the American West. We invite you to join us in honoring these and other women and their remarkable stories. Barbara Van Cleve Melody Harding, Bar Cross Ranch, WY, 1995 Photograph, 51.5 x 41.5 inches Image courtesy of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

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uilts embody personal stories and symbolize community relationships. They document people, places and events, and serve as visual records — ones created largely by women — that help us study and understand Western art, history and cultures. Using quilts borrowed from private and museum collections, this exhibition explores the diverse experiences of women in the American West and Native America, through themes of family and community, ethnic and regional identity and political power and agency. Visitors will encounter beautiful and compelling quilts, historic and contemporary, that encompass a variety of styles and convey the life experiences of the women who created them and the times in which they lived. Programming during the exhibition includes guest speakers, gallery tours and collaborations with community groups, including the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis, INfiber and Crimson Tate. Renowned textile artist, author and historian Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, founder of Women of Color Quilters Network, will give a presentation titled How We Got Over: The Role of Storytelling in African-American-Made Quilts at 1 p.m. March 21 at the museum. An exhibition preview party takes place at 3:30 p.m. that same day.


Faye Lone (Seneca) Grand Entry, 2008 Cotton fabric, cotton batting, thread, 104 × 91 inches


he epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women will be the focus of curator talks and programming at the Eiteljorg in 2020. This is in partnership with El Tendedero or The Clothesline Project, a yearlong creative initiative that raises awareness of sexual assault against women. Eiteljorg visitors can attend an April 3 curator’s choice discussion about artworks that relate to this important, under-reported subject, including a quilt by Susan Hudson (Navajo), Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Susan Hudson Since 1492. (Navajo) Also, between Oct. 10 and Nov. 2, during the Día de Muertos art and altar exhibition, an altar will be dedicated to missing and murdered Indigenous women and all victims of sexual violence.

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Katie Goar (American) Century of Progress, 1925-1933, wool, thread, 44 x 57 inches Loan courtesy of History Nebraska


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Kay WalkingStick (Cherokee Nation, born 1935) Is This Me Variation VI, 1989 Charcoal on paper Museum purchase from the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship

Luzene Hill (Eastern Band of Cherokee, born 1946) Retracing the Trace, 2011-2015, satin cord, ink, pastel Museum purchase from the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship


Loan courtesy of the artists, in memory of Carrie and Cody

Bonnie Devine (Ojibwa, born 1952) Canoe, 2003 Mixed media, graphite on paper, thread, twine, beads


new yearlong exhibition at the Eiteljorg explores the work of visionary female artists who shaped and changed the ways people think about contemporary art. The Eiteljorg is home to one of the world’s best collections of contemporary Native art, and the first phase of the Powerful Women exhibition highlights exceptional works from that collection. Captivating artworks include sculpture by Anita Fields (Osage), mixed media installations by Bonnie Devine (Ojibwa), work on paper by Kay WalkingStick (Cherokee Nation), textile art by Marie K. Watt (Seneca), stills from video by Skawennati (Mohawk) and important works by other women artists. An installation by Luzene Hill (Eastern Band of Cherokee), Retracing the Trace, reflects on issues of rape and sexual violence against women. Later in the year, a second phase of the Powerful Women exhibition will incorporate other works by Latina, Asian, Native American and African-American contemporary artists.

Karen Colglazier (American) and Diane Breman (American) Not Justa Dream, 2004 Cotton, leather, wool, mother-of-pearl, pewter, brass, horsehair, 80 x 89 inches

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Skawennati (Mohawk, born 1969) TimeTraveller™: Hunter Kissing Karahkwenhawi (production still), 2010 Inkjet on poly banner Museum purchase from the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship



his traveling exhibition of documentarystyle photographs explores women’s diverse experiences in the West. Focusing on the lives of women ranchers from the northern Rockies to the Mexican border, Hard Twist features more than 60 photographs by Barbara Van Cleve and related objects that evoke the women’s physical prowess, commitment to family, hard work, emotional maturity and a sense of humor. Hard Twist has been described as a celebration of women of the range, their ranches and the breathtaking Western landscapes in which they live. Barbara Van Cleve Star Shower, 1993 Photograph 41.5 x 51.5 inches Image courtesy of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

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Sculptor Michael Naranjo portrays incredible ideas in bronze, by touch

Looking ahead to Summer and Fall 2020 For additional event details, please see the Calendar of Events on pages 8-9. Programming events related to the Year of Honoring Women will take place in 2020, including guest speakers, music performances, film screenings and artists in residence. Check www.eiteljorg.org for newly added public events.

By Bryan Corbin, Storyteller magazine editor

Michael Naranjo works on a sculpture in his studio.

A Photo by Shawn Miller

The first Native American to hold the prestigious position of U.S. poet laureate, Joy Harjo (Mvskoke/Creek Nation) is an internationally known award-winning poet, author, public speaker, saxophonist and recording artist. She will conduct a poetry reading and book signing at the Eiteljorg on Sept. 26. 6

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INDIANA WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL BLOCK PARTY AUG. 22, 2020 In conjunction with the Indiana State Museum, Indiana Historical Society, the Walker Legacy Center and others, special programming at the Eiteljorg will mark the 100th anniversary of women attaining the right to vote in Indiana. Eiteljorg events will focus on the underrepresented voices of the suffrage movement: Native American women, African-American women and other women of color.


The new multisensory exhibition Please Touch! The Sculptures of Michael Naranjo is open through July 26 in the Eiteljorg’s Gerald and Dorit Paul Gallery.


rtworks on exhibit in museums often are accompanied by signs that say, “Please do not touch.” But in the exhibition Please Touch! The Sculptures of Michael Naranjo, Eiteljorg visitors can experience remarkable bronze sculptures that are touchable – created by a Native American artist whose compelling life story will inspire reflection about art and artistic inspiration. Michael Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo) grew up in Taos, New Mexico, where his mother Rose Naranjo, a noted pottery artist, encouraged his interest in sculpting. During his Army service in the Vietnam War in 1968, Michael Naranjo was caught in an ambush and suffered near-fatal injuries in a grenade blast. He lost his eyesight and the use of his right hand. Working with clay during his convalescence rekindled his passion for sculpting and eventually led

him to a career as a sculptor. Though totally blind and unable to perceive light, Naranjo sculpts by sense of touch with his left hand, and he is admired for his great ability and the beauty of his pieces. “Sometimes every once in a while, I will be sitting there and an image floats into my mind’s eye. I can literally see it in my mind’s eye, and then it disappears,” Naranjo said. “I’ve captured that picture forever in the storage banks of my mind. I’ll sit down and create it.” Naranjo’s sculptures, created in wax and cast into bronze, convey human figures, Native hoop dancers, eagles and bison as they appear in nature, as well as mythical creatures. His ideas come from memories and life experiences, and his pieces have become more fluid over the years as his technique evolved, he said. The Eiteljorg exhibition features more than 30 examples of his work

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spanning 1972 to 2012. Naranjo allows visitors to experience his sculptures as he does: by sense of touch. The exhibition includes Braille labels and audio descriptions. “After being denied touch at so many places, it became extremely important to me that people can touch my work,” he told Storyteller magazine. Encounters with great sculpture Now open and continuing through July 26, the new exhibition is curated by Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art, and Dorene Red Cloud (Oglala Lakota), assistant curator of Native American art. The show represents a kind of homecoming: The first museum to stage an exhibition where visitors could not just view but also touch Naranjo’s sculptures was the Eiteljorg, back in 1992. Now a new generation will

get to experience his work. Naranjo has sculpted professionally for more than 50 years, and his sculptures — mostly in bronze, but some in marble — are admired and acclaimed. Examples of his work are in the collections of the Vatican, the White House and the New Mexico State Capitol building in Santa Fe. By 1986 he had become so renowned that, during a visit to the Accademia Gallery of Florence, Italy, he was invited to touch one of the world’s great works of art that normally can’t be handled: Michaelangelo’s statue, David. Climbing a specially constructed scaffolding allowed Naranjo to reach the top of the 25-foottall marble masterpiece. He reverently recalls encountering the David statue’s face by touch: “His eyelids were very thin and beautiful, the tear ducts were back in there, the tension in his neck and veins (could be felt). . . . It was amazing.” More recently, Naranjo and his wife, Laurie Naranjo, got to encounter another iconic

work, the plaster sculpture End of the Trail by James Earle Fraser at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. It was for an upcoming documentary film their daughter, Jenna Winters, is producing, Dream, Touch, Believe. Using a harness and scissor lift, Naranjo explored the top of the 18-foot-tall statue — depicting a weary Native man on a horse – that symbolizes the forced removal of Native peoples from their lands by European colonizers. “With the palm of my hand I would look around and I can feel the indentations,” he said of End of the Trail. The statue is so large it took some time to get a sense of it by touch, he said. No Limits (link) Coinciding with the Please Touch! exhibition in Indianapolis, Naranjo will serve as the Eiteljorg’s artist in residence in February. He welcomes the opportunity to spend a week at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired teaching students to sculpt

and encouraging them to express their artistic abilities. It’s part of the No Limits initiative with the school, through which student leaders have advised the Eiteljorg on how to improve accessibility for all museum visitors. “We are honored to have this opportunity to share Michael Naranjo’s beautiful sculptures and personal story with a new generation, and provide increased accessibility for visitors who are blind or visually impaired,” said Elisa Phelps, Eiteljorg vice president and chief curatorial officer. “The exhibit has been a catalyst in shifting our thinking about accessibility and visitor experiences, and will inform our approach to future exhibits.” Naranjo, 75, said it’s always exciting for him to get a new sculpture started. “People always ask, ‘What’s your favorite piece?’ It’s the one I’m working on now. Because I’ve gone through the excitement, energy, ecstasy, whatever you call it, with the others; but now, it’s a new day, and here we are with this one.” Michael Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo, born 1944) Summer Hawk, 1978 Bronze, Edition of 10 24 x 15 x 15 inches Loan courtesy of TIA Collection

Michael Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo, born 1944) Eagle and Fish, 1977 Bronze, Edition of 12 5.5 x 36 x 12 inches Loan courtesy of TIA Collection

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We’re adding new programs and events all the time. Visit www.eiteljorg.org and sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up to date on Eiteljorg Museum happenings.

Visit www.eiteljorg.org for details or call 317.636.9378 to register or purchase event tickets. All events are included with general admission unless otherwise noted. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and over, and $8 for youth ages 5 to17 and college students with student ID. Children ages 4 and under are free. Museum members enjoy free admission, unless otherwise noted. Parking is free, when spaces are available, in the White River State Park underground garage for visitors to the museum, cafe or museum store, unless otherwise noted.


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Daily Please Touch! The Sculptures of Michael Naranjo Experience a multisensory exhibition of beautiful touchable bronze sculptures by renowned artist Michael Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo). Sculptures include Braille labeling and audio descriptions.

MAR 7 Saturday

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1 p.m. Leon Jett Memorial Lecture: Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America Award-winning author and cultural documentarian Candacy Taylor will discuss The Green Book, which in the pre-civil rights era was an essential travel guide for African-American travelers seeking lodging, businesses and gas stations that would serve them along the road. A book signing of Overground Railroad will follow. SPONSORED BY:

Michael Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo, born 1944) Freedom, 2005 Bronze, Edition of 10 12.5 x 11 x 7 inches Loan courtesy of Michael and Laurie Naranjo


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1 p.m. Shonda Buchanan presentation Award-winning poet and educator Shonda Buchanan will discuss her new memoir, Black Indian, and her family’s legacy of being AfricanAmerican with Native American roots. A book signing will follow. 8

5:30–6:30 p.m. Western Book Club The club will discuss House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest by Craig Childs and Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman. Free.

10 a.m. Exhibition Opening: Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories Experience a beautiful new exhibition that features historic and contemporary quilts from across the West, including Native America, that embody personal stories, symbolize community relationships and explore the diverse experiences of women in the West. Check www.eiteljorg.org for details. (See pages 4-5)

Donna Brittenham (American), Ann Davis (American), and Arlene Koenig (American) Vietnam Women’s Memorial, 1987 Straight weave synthetic material, cotton, polyester 62.5 x 40.5 inches Loan courtesy of History Nebraska


MAR 21

1 p.m. How We Got Over: The Role of Storytelling in AfricanAmerican-Made Quilts with Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi Artist, author and historian Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi is founder of the Women of Color Quilters Network and is recognized as one of the nation’s most creative textile artists. She has produced an aweinspiring body of work, much of it containing references to African-American life and history. Her presentation in Clowes Sculpture Court is included with museum admission. 3:30–5 p.m. Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories Party Join in the celebration and get a look at the new exhibition. Check www.eiteljorg.org or call 317.275.1360 for reservations to the exciting opening event that includes refreshments from Kahn’s Catering.


MAR 14

3 p.m. Indianapolis Women’s Chorus Concert The Indianapolis Women’s Chorus’ theme for the season is Divas: The Goddesses Among Us, and a spring family concert in Clowes Sculpture Court will feature selections from a variety of genres. The concert is included with admission to the museum.

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10 a.m.–5 p.m. Spring Market Find the perfect Mother’s Day gift at Spring Market, where you can purchase handmade pottery, paintings, jewelry, decorative art and more from local artists.



Noon Curator’s Choice Series: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Join Assistant Curator of Native American Art Dorene Red Cloud (Oglala Lakota) to discuss a quilt by Susan Hudson (Navajo), Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Since 1492. The discussion is part of a creative initiative, El Tendedero or The Clothesline Project, that raises awareness of domestic and sexual violence against women. Friday


Noon Curator’s Choice Series: Artist Edition Karen Colglazier and Diane Bremen will discuss the story told by their quilt Not Justa Dream.


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5:30–6:30 p.m. Western Book Club Members come together to discuss books from the Western genre. Join the Western Book Club to help choose and discuss the next book.



10 a.m. Exhibition Opening: Powerful Women: Contemporary Art from the Eiteljorg Collection Explore the work of visionary women Native American artists who shaped and changed the way people think about contemporary art. The exhibition includes Retracing the Trace, an installation by Luzene Hill (Eastern Band of Cherokee) which reflects on issues of rape and sexual violence against women. The exhibition will be open in the Hurt and Harvey galleries through April 4, 2021. (See pages 4-5) Friday


Noon Curator’s Choice Series: Quilts with Johanna M. Blume The Eiteljorg’s curator of Western art, history and culture discusses the new exhibition, Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories.

Russell Lee (American, 1903-1986) A quilting party in an Alvin, Wisconsin, home, 1937, photograph Image courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, LC-DIG-fsa-8b30393

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11 a.m.–5 p.m. Juneteenth Celebration The annual community commemoration of Juneteenth, marking the anniversary of the end of slavery and the arrival of freedom in Texas in 1865, will be held at the museum. The free event includes music, talks, storytelling, art-making activities, community groups and more. SPONSORED BY:



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6–8 p.m. Summer Under The Sails Concert Series Every Wednesday evening in June and July, the Eiteljorg hosts free outdoor concerts, featuring delightful bands from a variety of genres. Grab a drink from the cash bar and a bite from the Museum Café and enjoy the music. This year the lineup features fierce female performers, kicking off with The Local Honeys (bluegrass) on June 3. For the full lineup of performers and more details, visit www.eiteljorg.org.


Eiteljorg people: Our impressive staff

T Where has the time gone?


ow a few months into the new decade, I’m reminded of how quickly it seems we went from the year 2000 to now 2020. Remember the Y2K scare? And how we moved from a desktop computer to a laptop; from a flip phone to a smartphone; from building our careers to thinking about life during retirement? Where has the time gone . . . . While talking to my mom recently and projecting about the next 20 years, I noticed a difference in her demeanor and tone. A little melancholy yet optimistic, she quietly talked about what her legacy might be. She talked about taking care of family and making sure things were not a burden for me. But what she really wanted to talk about was her legacy and impact. In retirement, she now volunteers for many organizations, plays golf and cards, travels, and enjoys life. I must admit, I’m a lucky daughter with a mom who has a zest for life. I asked her to write down the places she might want to impact after she’s gone. Then, out of those organizations, identify what about them make her most passionate. We then looked at her 401(k) and her minimum required distribution. Rather than some of the money going straight to her, we will direct her financial institution to send money directly to nonprofits she supports so she doesn’t have to pay taxes on it. This money counts toward her required minimum,


and adjusts her taxable income; and she can give up to $100,000 per year. It comforted her to think about doing something during her lifetime. This affords her the opportunity to see if a nonprofit lives up to her expectations. The ones that do are the ones that could benefit upon her death. I explained that 401(k)s, 403(b)s, and IRAs, while important for your own retirement, are some of the least desirable ways to leave money to your family. The person inheriting the money is required to pay taxes on it. However, these funds are a great way for my mom to leave a legacy at a nonprofit she believes in. My mom continued to talk quietly, which was very unlike her. Somehow raising her voice might make it more real. More people might hear. And yes, 20 years seems regrettably too short. Have you thought about your legacy or your ways of giving through your retirement plans? Call me today. I’d love to hear your story. I listen with compassion to my mom and I will do the same for you. What makes you passionate about the Eiteljorg Museum and how can I help you make your legacy a reality? All my best,

Nataly Lowder Vice President for Advancement 317.275.1311 nlowder@eiteljorg.com

he Eiteljorg Museum is proud of its talented employees who contribute in many creative ways to the museum’s success and innovation. In recent months, several have received job promotions, new full-time employees have joined the team and a longtime employee retired. We recognize them here: Susan St. Angelo, who has an extensive background in the banking industry, was hired to the new position of Eiteljorg corporate relations manager, in which she seeks corporate sponsorships of the museum. Lezlie Laxton was promoted to director of human resources, with expanded responsibilities for the museum’s volunteers program. Martha L. Hill retired in September after 16 years as vice president of public programs and serving as Beeler Family director of education. Alisa Nordholt-Dean was recently promoted to the position of Beeler Family director of education and public programs, leading the department that organizes the Eiteljorg’s public events, after previously serving as its manager. Sandy Schmidt, who has been in charge of the summer concert series and other outdoor entertainment and projects, was recently promoted from coordinator to manager of public programs. Kyrra Clevenger joined the Eiteljorg in November as public programs assistant, having previously interned with the museum. Suzanne Braun-McGee was hired last year as librarian of the Watanabe Family Library and Stephen and Sharon Zimmerman Resource Center in the museum. Johanna M. Blume officially became curator of Western art, history and culture, having previously served as interim curator. Rebekah Ryan was promoted to collections manager in the Collections department that cares for the museum’s thousands of artworks. Liz Ale joins the Collections department team as collections assistant, to help with the large incoming Pohrt, Perelman and Eagle collections. Madison Hincks became manager and Charles Hill became assistant manager of the Eiteljorg’s Guest Services department, heading up the staff who serve museum guests and act as visitor advocates. Hyacinth Rucker, who helped lead creation of the newly designed website eiteljorg.org and new website contemporaryartfellowship.eiteljorg.org, was promoted to digital marketing manager. Sarah Naum was promoted to retail operations coordinator of the Frank and Katrina Basile Museum Store. Julie Harvey joined the museum last year as housekeeper and event tech in the Facilities department. Our congratulations and thanks to our employees, volunteers and interns for all their efforts. For more about Eiteljorg Museum people, visit the museum blog, https://eiteljorg.org/our-story/news/.

Eiteljorg Museum Storyteller Magazine

IN MEMORIAM The Eiteljorg recently lost two longtime friends who each were in their own ways extremely important to our museum and its successes: Gerald Paul, 1924-2019 Business leader, philanthropist and museum board member emeritus Gerald Paul made a tremendous impact on the Indianapolis arts and cultural community for decades; and his life is an amazing example of perseverance and generosity. Having escaped as a boy from Nazi Germany in 1938, Gerald Paul resettled in Indianapolis; and though he spoke no English at the time of his family’s arrival, he graduated from Shortridge High School at age 15. Having worked his way up in the apparel industry, Paul in 1952 co-founded the popular women’s clothing chain, Paul Harris Stores, and he led the company for many years until his retirement in 1995. He also taught retailing at Purdue University and received many awards for his efforts in business, civic and philanthropic causes. Gerald and his wife of 65 years, Dorit Paul, supported arts, cultural and education organizations through their philanthropy. At the Eiteljorg Museum, the Pauls sponsored many art exhibitions, including Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic, Jewish Life in the American West, several Contemporary Art Fellowship shows and other exhibitions. The Pauls also supported Eiteljorg capital initiatives, attended many museum events and were longtime members of the Eagle Society. Gerald Paul served for years on the Eiteljorg board of directors. The Gerald and Dorit Paul Gallery on the museum’s second floor is named in their honor. Gerald Paul is survived by his wife Dorit, two daughters, two grandchildren and many friends in the arts and cultural community.

Jan Eason, 1935-2019 A beloved employee of the Eiteljorg Museum for 26 years, Jan Eason delighted visitors and colleagues alike with her warmth, humor and sparkling smile. For anyone who ever toured the Eiteljorg on a school field trip or spoke with a museum guide about the exhibits, Jan was instrumental in making their visit enjoyable and worthwhile. A graduate of Northwestern University, Jan worked in healthcare administration in Illinois, Colorado and Missouri before joining the Eiteljorg Museum as an education assistant in 1992, only a few years after the museum first opened. She then served as education services coordinator, scheduling school and adult tour groups, supporting the museum’s volunteer guides with training and supporting the museum’s public programs department. Her commitment to making visitors feel welcome at the museum was so exceptional that in 2005, Jan received the Visit Indy ROSE Award for excellence in hospitality. Jan sang in several choirs and loved the arts, especially performing arts. After retiring from the Eiteljorg in 2018, she continued to volunteer for the museum. Eiteljorg co-workers remember her gift for telling humorous stories, with dramatic emphasis and playful delivery. Even after Jan’s passing in October, her legacy continues to benefit the museum: Donations made in her memory by friends have raised funds for the volunteer Guides to purchase gallery seating for visitors and volunteers with limited mobility, something Jan had long wanted to see accomplished. Her husband of 51 years, French, died in 2014; and Jan is survived by her son, daughter, three grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many friends.

The Eiteljorg Museum staff extend their condolences to the families of Gerald Paul and Jan Eason.

EAGLE SOCIETY ALASKA ADVENTURE • AUG. 1-8, 2020 Denali National Park is on the itinerary for the Eiteljorg Eagle Society. Join us Aug. 1-8, 2020, for an adventure in Alaska. Exciting stops focus on art, history and cultures, including: visiting Anchorage museums, meeting Native American artists, a wildlife and glacier cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park and a deluxe railcar journey through Denali National Park with an overnight stay.

Reservations are filling up, so contact Cassandra Sanborn at 317.275.1360 or csanborn@eiteljorg.com for details and questions. Make reservations at this link: https://ambgi.com/eiteljorg_anp/

Spring 2020



Thank you to the following donors for memberships and gifts received from July 1–October 31, 2019 except for gifts in honor of and in memory which are listed through December 1. Due to space limitations, only contributions of $100 or more are listed with the exception of annual fund memorial and honorarium gifts. If your name is not listed as you would like it to be, or if it has been omitted, please accept our apologies and call 317.275.1311. Membership gifts ($125 and above) Vision Circle Cumulative giving in 2019 of $25,000 and above Michael and LouAnn Eagle Chairperson’s Circle Cumulative giving in 2019 of $10,000-$24,999 Virginia Merkel

Eagle Society $1,500–$2,499 Wilma Borinstein Georgia Buchanan Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Dollens LaMarr Easter and Cary Neeley Marilyn George Gloria Griesinger Nataly and Jonathan Lowder Dr. Daniel H. Mowrey José and Mary Ann Sánchez Frannie Sing J. Albert and Maribeth Smith Jan Woodruff and William T. Rice Patron Members $500–$999 Mauvene Borton Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Broadie Dr. Gail H. Cassell and Ralph H. Cassell John and Mary Ann Grogan Faye Jones and Joseph Taylor Elizabeth and J.A. Lacy Sustaining Members $250–$499 Joe and Eleanor Columbe Jim Dillard Dr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Fess Mr. Jerry Gassen James and Danna Gossett Cindy and Robert Hoye Meredith and Kathleen Hull Linda and Marvin Maguire Col. James Mutter and General Carol Mutter Georgianne Neal Chris Reading and Juliet Port John Lawrence Richardt William L. Scott Jack and Barbara Simon James R. Sparks

President’s Society Cumulative giving in 2019 of $5,000-$9,999 Caryn and David Anderson Mr. Daniel P. Carmichael Ann W. King Joseph and Gita Osborne Golden Eagle Society $2,500–$4,999 Deborah and Bart Bell Dr. Rosanne Bonjouklian James and Sara Gutting Thalia Nicas and Louis Jungheim John Vanausdall

One of the installation pieces in the exhibition Blurring the Line: The Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2019 that was open Nov. 16-Feb. 2 was a museum commission, water song: peemitanaahkwahki sakaahkweelo (2019) by Hannah Claus (Bay of Quinte Mohawk). See the story on the inside front cover.


At an Oct. 24 gala in their honor, museum patrons Sandy Hurt, left, and Stan Hurt, center, received Indianapolis Mayor Joseph Hogsett’s official proclamation honoring them for their generosity to arts and cultural organizations. Eiteljorg President and CEO John Vanausdall, right, presented the mayoral proclamation to the Hurts.

Linda and Thomas Stark Shelley Stewart and Scott Mills Annie Weinblatt David and Magdalen Zauner

Donors All memorial and honorarium gifts are listed. Gifts in other categories are for $100 or more.

Contributing Members $125–$249 Dr. Walter and Joan Able John and Peggy Alexander Mona Billingsley Mark Brown and Polly Muckenfuss-Brown Abby and Bart Brown Helen C. Burch John E. Burns, III Mark Chestnut Fred and Deborah Christopher Ronald and Claudia Clark Charles Costa and Tonicia Smith Robert D. Epstein William and Susan Ertel Michael and Rhonda Fasig Marni Fechtman Colleen Gallaway Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Gould Austin and Christine Greene Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Greenspan Tom and Susie Hacker Stella Hanley Gretchen and Nick Hoagland Gary and Katie Hoefle Peggy and Helen Hollingsworth Dr. Roger Hurwitz Barbara Irwin-Herman and Erv Herman Marilyn Jones Pam and Gary Jursik Keith and Gloria Keppel Jackie and Martin Kuntz Robert and Sara Le Bien Lori Long Kimberly Moore Millicent Moye Carolyn and Gary Mueller Arlene Mueller Miriam and Lynne Palmer John and Gail Paul Margaret Drew and Craig Pinkus Dr. and Mrs. Robert Pribush Edward and Ruth Ann Quick William K. Ransom Robert and Carol Reynolds Neil and Marilynn Ringquist Sandy and Mike Schipp Ms. Sheri Setters David and Joann Wehlage Margaret Wiley Dr. James and Barbara Williams

Annual Fund and other designated gifts Dr. Walter and Joan Able Mr. C. Willis Adams, III Anonymous (19) Don and Ginger Bievenour Mary Beth and Robert Braitman Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Broadie Carolyn Burkley Howard and Karen Campbell Robert Cirillo Phyllis Cockerill Bud and Karen Colglazier Marilyn Dapper Angie and Dick Darlington Phillip E. Darrah Nancy Dunn Michael and LouAnn Eagle L.G. and Alyce Edwards Lori Efroymson-Aguilera and Sergio Aguilera Dr. Judith Erickson Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Feigenbaum Joan Fitzgibbon Mr. Alan Gerry Patty and Thomas Gibbs Michelle Haynes and Dickie Reese Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Eleanor Hingtgen Eric and Pamela Hinkle Polly H. Hix and Tony J. Fair Debbie Hyndman Pam and Gary Jursik Lezlie Laxton Frank and Sandra Learned Dr. and Mrs. R. Stephen Lehman, D.D.S. Carla and Mike Leppert MET Foundation Inc. Frank N. and Patricia L. Owings William K. Ransom Scott and Janette Rogers Carole Ross Cassandra Sanborn and Tim Loyer Judith Schaffer Jack and Barbara Simon Burton and Nancy Smith Frederick and Fresia Steiner Clara Trusty Cathy Turner John Vanausdall Jane and Frank Walker David and Joann Wehlage Thomas and Kathleen Williams

Eiteljorg Museum Storyteller Magazine


Gifts in Honor and Memory In Honor of Professor Emily Ahonen Maryann Lacey In Honor of Pat and Bob Anker James and Mary McDonald Cathy Turner In Honor of Joe Bateson and Katie Marlowe’s marriage Susie and Howard Maxwell In Honor of Jim Gutting upon his retirement Lori Barnhart and Kirk Grable Brad Bingham Kim Blanchet Brian and Bethany Burdick Craig Burkhardt Hillary Close Bruce Donaldson Angela and Phillip Faccenda, Jr. Robert and Melody Grand Rick and Tammy Hall Nick Kile Joe and Susan Loftus Tom and Barb Pitman Jeffery and Julie Qualkinbush Mary Ann and Randolph Rompola Janet and Richard Starkey Heather Willey In Honor of Martha Hill’s Retirement Jennifer Anker Susie and Howard Maxwell John Vanausdall In Honor of Gary and Helene Houdek on their 50th wedding anniversary Gayle and Carl Cox In Honor of Jennifer Complo McNutt Harry Nungesser In Honor of Cathy Turner Jennifer Anker In memory of Richard Lewis Bloch Lorenzo Clayton In Loving Memory of Eiteljorg employee emeritus Jan Eason Albert J. Allen and Kathryn Maeglin Jennifer Anker Anonymous Colleen Bailie Neal Ball Donald and Carol Beveridge

Erin Bidwell Dr. Rosanne Bonjouklian Karen Borgstrom Dan and Susan Bradford Paul and Margarete Brandenburg Tom and Angie Bromstrup Carolyn Burkley Joanne Busiel Sue Chapman Marilyn Dapper Linda Darr Bill and Jennie Forehand Amy and Jeffrey Goodwin Norma Jean and Philip Graves Richard Guernsey Susan and John Hazer Kay Hinds Jane A. Hodgin Stan and Sandy Hurt Sheila and Richard Jackson Sherry and James Jones Larry and Connie Kane Deborah and Kevin Kish Janice E. Knaus Tracy Mackey Linda and Marvin Maguire Craig Manzino Kelly and Stephan Masoncup Miriam and Larry Messing Heather Miller Sharon Mills Thalia Nicas and Louis Jungheim Alisa Nordholt-Dean and Dave Dean Patrice Peck Noreen and Alan Poorman Linda and Tim Robb Carol Saviano Sandy and Mike Schipp Mary Sifferlen Linda and Robert Sillery Steve Simon Sheila and Bob Snider Mr. and Mrs. William E. Stanley Maureen and Michael Surak Sherry Tamerius Diane G.Thompson John Vanausdall Pamela and John West John D. Wilson Jack and Sue Zinser In Memory of Joan Elder John Vanausdall

In Memory of P.E. MacAlllster John Vanausdall In Memory of Gerald Paul Stan and Sandy Hurt Lynn Lambuth John Vanausdall In Memory of Mandy Zabriskie Dr. Rosanne Bonjouklian In Memory of Greg Zehner Dr. Rosanne Bonjouklian Foundation, corporation and government gifts $100,000 and above Lilly Endowment, Inc. $50,000-$99,999 Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc. Arts Council and the City of Indianapolis Fifth Third Bank $25,000–$49,999 Chase Private Client Indiana Arts Commission The Sunrise Foundation $10,000–$24,999 Indianapolis Colts Institute of Museum and Library Services One America $5,000–$9,999 Indiana Arts Commission $2,500–$4,999 Arts Midwest Booth Western Art Museum Indiana Humanities The Glick Family Foundation $1,000–$2,499 Arthur Jordan Foundation BMO Harris Bank Easter Conservation Services Old National Bank Matching gift companies Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc. In-Kind gifts Christie’s Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Honeymoon Image & Design Red Gold Inc. Stuart’s Household Furniture Moving and Storage, Inc. Endowment and capital campaign gifts Anonymous Steve Cagle Tom and Sue Hoback Donald B. Korb* Virginia Merkel Noreen and Alan Poorman Chad Slaughter Mildred R. Young* Endowment gifts in memory In Memory of Ed Cockerill Stan and Sandy Hurt In Memory of Gerald Paul Phyllis Cockerill Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Zimmerman

On Dec. 5, the Eiteljorg’s young professional organization, AGAVE, hosted an event, “Bourbon, Jingle and Mingle,” where visitors enjoyed Jingle Rails and its new Indianapolis Motor Speedway scene. *Deceased

TAKE HOME A SET OF BEAUTIFUL QUILT MEMORIES In celebration of Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories, the Museum Store offers a selection of Quilts-related merchandise. Be sure to pick up several of the new ceramic quilt coasters from Highland Home in historic quilt-section patterns. Also shop for one-of-a-kind handmade Native American jewelry, Western clothing, art catalogs, books about the West and Indigenous peoples, postcards and children’s items. Museum members are eligible for a discount.


MON–SAT: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. SUN: Noon to 5 p.m. 317.275.1300 800.878.7978 store@eiteljorg.com @Eiteljorg.Store

Western Art Society gifts Ryan C. Fuhrmann

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White River State Park • 500 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204 www.eiteljorg.org



INDIAN MARKET & FESTIVAL JUNE 27 & 28 Shop for beautiful fine art from Native American artists from across the U.S. and Canada, and learn about their cultures. Enjoy live music performances, cultural presentations, artmaking demonstrations and popular food options at one of the nation’s top Native art markets, held on the museum grounds.

Sponsorships for Eiteljorg exhibitions and programs are available. Contact Susan St. Angelo at 317.275.1333 or sstangelo@eiteljorg.com.


QUEST FOR THE WEST ® ART SHOW AND SALE OPENING WEEKEND SEP 11–12 EXHIBIT OPEN SEP 13–OCT 11 Meet some of the top Western artists in the nation during a weekend sale where beautiful paintings and sculptures — along with miniature works by the same artists — will be available for purchase. The scheduled special guest speaker is awardwinning actor Wes Studi (Cherokee), who has appeared in Last of the Mohicans, Dances with Wolves, Geronimo and other films. And, don’t miss a featured exhibition of the last 15 years of Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award-winning art, now part of the Eiteljorg’s permanent collection. For reservations information, contact Kay Hinds at khinds@eiteljorg.com or 317.275.1341.

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