AN INDY SUMMER TRADITION
World champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan (Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa) returns for the 27th annual
INDIAN MARKET & FESTIVAL JUNE 22 & 23 P2
THE BEST IN WESTERN ART RETURNS TO INDY QUEST FOR THE WEST Â® ART SHOW AND SALE Opening Weekend:
Open to the Public:
SEP 8-OCT 6 P4 QUEST ART AT A CONVENIENT SIZE: MINIATURE ART SALE RETURNS P5
LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM: DR. MARTHA HILL LOOKS BACK P6
FOR A LOVE OF HIS PEOPLE: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF HORACE POOLAW P7
Anniversary year brings celebrations, passages and fond memories at museum
Eiteljorg Museum Magazine Volume 14, Number 2 President and CEO John Vanausdall Vice President for Advancement Nataly Lowder On Feb. 28, the Eiteljorg Museum’s Clowes Court hosted a history-making event when U.S. government officials repatriated 361 cultural objects to diplomats from China. Covered by the international media, the signing ceremony with officials from both nations marked the official return of the Chinese objects, which in 2014 were recovered from the home of a Rush County resident.
In March, Ian Poynter, the Eiteljorg’s assistant event operations tech, housekeeper and landscaper, was nominated for the Visit Indy ROSE Awards that recognize non-management employees and volunteers for exceptional commitment to customer service in the tourism industry. At the ceremony, Ian, right, was congratulated by Indianapolis Mayor Joseph Hogsett.
Director of Marketing and Communications Bert Beiswanger Design Honeymoon Image & Design Editor and Writer Bryan Corbin Contributing Writers Kay Hinds Dorene Red Cloud (Oglala Lakota) Bert Beiswanger Nataly Lowder Cassandra Sanborn Staci Seber Hyacinth Rucker
The Eiteljorg’s third annual Cowpokes & Cocktails charitable fundraiser April 27 drew nearly 200 to Cathy Turner’s farm in Zionsville for an evening of Western-style food, fun and entertainment (above.) Q95’s Kristi Lee was emcee and auctioneer for the benefit, which raised $115,000 for the museum’s educational programming. Among the guests enjoying the event (lower right) were Jennifer Symonds, left, Susie Maxwell and Patty Gibbs.
In April, the Eiteljorg Museum magazine, Storyteller, competed in the Pinnacle Awards contest and received the Award of Honor in the best magazine category from the Public Relations Society of America, Hoosier Chapter. Judge’s comments: “The writing is thoughtful and the layout is spectacular. It’s far above many museum publications and is definitely worthy of high marks.” The Storyteller team includes Bryan Corbin, editor, Mike Fasig, graphic designer, Bert Beiswanger and Hyacinth Rucker.
We welcome your feedback Comments or questions about Storyteller magazine: Call: 317.275.1315 Email: email@example.com
Stop by the Eiteljorg Museum Café to try the updated menu of Western and Native-inspired cuisine by Kahn’s Catering. The new summer menu is at www.eiteljorg.org/visit/dine. On the cover: World champion hoop dancer and flute player Tony Duncan (Apache/ Arikara/Hidatsa) performed at the Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival in 2017 and will return for the 2019 market with his family of performers.
Contributing Photographers Horace Poolaw photographs from exhibition are courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian Image of Truman Lowe is courtesy of the artist’s family Hadley Fruits Photography Eiteljorg Museum marketing staff and archives Alisa Nordholt-Dean Brittany Erwin Photography Banayote Photography/Visit Indy Zach Dobson Zach Malmgren Kahn’s Catering
Joseph McGurl The Land, 2019 Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches
Museum information Eiteljorg Museum 500 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204 www.eiteljorg.org 317.636.9378 Rental events information The Eiteljorg’s meeting rooms can host a variety of events such as weddings and corporate gatherings; contact 317.275.1329 for rental details.
Friends, As we anticipate an exciting and event-filled summer at the Eiteljorg, I look back warmly on this spring as an important season for the museum. This year marks the Eiteljorg’s 30th anniversary, and we held a delightful celebration March 29 with our longtime members and patrons. It was a joy to see old friends who have supported the museum for many years, especially the family of our museum’s late founder, Harrison Eiteljorg. I know Mr. Eiteljorg would be pleased to see how the museum has grown and developed as it has continued his passion to share the best in Native American and Western art, history and cultures with the public. Our anniversary party also convened a group of some of the museum’s dearest friends — the Eagles, the Perelmans, the Raders and their families — to enjoy the opening of a new exhibition of outstanding contemporary Hopi carvings they collected and donated to the Eiteljorg. Appropriately titled Bringing Friends Together, this show in the Gerald and Dorit Paul gallery is open through July 28. Be sure to see it, along with our fascinating special anniversary exhibition that celebrates the dazzling Native art the museum has collected over three decades: A Sense of Beauty: Showcasing the Power and Beauty in Native Art, open through Aug. 4. On a more somber note, we were deeply saddened to learn of the March 30 passing of Truman Lowe (Ho-Chunk), who was an Eiteljorg Fellow in 1999 and had collaborated
with the Eiteljorg on many projects. One of the most respected contemporary Native American artists, Truman was the first curator of contemporary art for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. He served as a professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for more than 30 years. His influence in the field, generous spirit, humor and wit will be sorely missed. He was a great friend to the Eiteljorg. We also are grateful to the Eiteljorg’s cadre of more than 300 volunteers, including guides and interns, whose hard work keeps our museum running smoothly. Our volunteers were honored at a recognition dinner April 10. If you see one of them at the museum, please thank them for donating their time and talent, and consider becoming an Eiteljorg volunteer yourself! This summer will serve as a capstone for the career of our friend and longtime colleague, Martha L. Hill, Ph.D, who is retiring as the museum’s vice president for public programs and Beeler family director of education. During her 16
Eiteljorg President and CEO John Vanausdall, Terry Rader, Mel Perelman and Mike Eagle celebrated the March 29 opening of the new exhibit Bringing Friends Together: Contemporary Hopi Carvings from the Eagle, Perelman and Rader Collections in the museum’s Gerald and Dorit Paul Gallery.
years here, Martha has led the museum’s education and program efforts with great vision, organizational management and gentle humor, and I appreciate all her support to the museum president. Please join me in congratulating Martha on her well-deserved retirement this September. Before that, Martha and the rest of the staff are gearing up for our biggest event of the year: the 27th annual Indian Market and Festival. If you haven’t attended Indian Market, or haven’t been in recent years, please join us June 22-23 for one of the nation’s most enjoyable Native art markets and cultural events. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet or reconnect with artist friends, shop for beautiful art and enjoy exceptional performances. If you enjoy relaxing to live music on the downtown Canal on a warm summer evening, then don’t miss our Summer Under The Sails series of free outdoor concerts Wednesday nights in June and July. The museum and galleries also will be open late on Wednesdays with free admission.
We wrap up the summer with the 14th annual Quest for the West ® Art Show and Sale on Sept. 6-7. The nation’s top Western painters and sculptors will converge on the museum and offer astounding works that will remain on exhibit through Oct. 6. In planning for all these projects, let me say how truly fortunate we are at the Eiteljorg Museum that you are among our loyal supporters and members. It means a great deal to all of us that the Indianapolis community and people across the nation have embraced and supported this institution for the past 30 years. Thank you, and we hope to see you soon at the museum’s summer events. Sincerely,
John Vanausdall President and CEO Eiteljorg Museum
Truman Lowe (Ho-Chunk), 1944-2019
Performers on the Indian Market Stage June 22-23
Favorite artists and entertainers enliven one of nation’s top Native American art markets By Bryan Corbin, Storyteller magazine editor
ne of the region’s best art and cultural experiences returns to downtown Indianapolis the weekend of June 22-23: the Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and Festival. More than 120 Native American and First Nations artists and performers from more than 50 cultures across the U.S. and Canada will show and sell their fine art, including jewelry, pottery, beadwork, basketry, paintings, sculptures and more. The 27th annual Indian Market and Festival takes place on the beautiful Eiteljorg grounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, and features artists’ booths both outside and inside the museum. Seasoned art collectors and first-time market-goers alike will appreciate the personal interactions with artists and wide variety of Native fine art available. Cultural experiences, food and performances are a
big part of “Art collectors the weekend. tell us they This year’s appreciate the performances opportunity feature to purchase contemporary Native art and traditional close to Native musicians, home without hoop dancing traveling great and storytelling. distances. Thousands Non-collectors of visitors get to savor typically attend the memorable the market, market and held every festival June the experiences. weekend after J. Nicole Hatfield (Comanche) And returning Father’s Day. artists enjoy TeAta –Chickasaw, 2018 Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches “Visitors the Hoosier often say hospitality Indian Market and the and Festival is a wonderful opportunity to get reacquainted combination of ‘fun’ and with old friends and meet new ‘culturally meaningful,’ collectors and fans,” he said. because it allows them and After a modest start in their families to experience 1993, the Eiteljorg Indian Native American art and to Market and Festival now is meet the exceptional artists in considered one of the nation’s person,” Eiteljorg President and top Native American art CEO John Vanausdall said. markets. Artists are invited
INDIAN MARKET & FESTIVAL
JUN 22 & 23 10 a.m.–5 p.m. SPONSORED BY:
ENTERTAINMENT STAGE SPONSORED BY:
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY:
The Mrs. Robert S. Eccles Fund
Enjoy a variety of delicious Nativeinspired foods including frybread at Indian Market and Festival.
Melesio Benally (Navajo) Pyramid Cuff, 2018 Contemporary jewelry 1 inch wide
to participate through a juried selection and must be members of a federally or state recognized tribe. Many of the artists also submit their artwork for judging as part of the weekend’s juried art competition. Ribbons and cash prizes are awarded to top artists in multiple divisions. Last year, nearly $25,000 in prize money was awarded to artists. Adult tickets to the Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival are $15 at the gate either day. Advance discount tickets of $13 can be purchased online at www.eiteljorg.org or by calling 317.636.WEST (9378). Youth and children ages 17 and under are free at Indian Market and Festival. For Eiteljorg Museum members, free admission to the market is available for the individual named on the membership card, but the admission fee will apply for their nonmember adult guests. Harlan Reano (Santo Domingo Pueblo), Pegasus Unicorn, 2018, clay 8.25 x 20.75 x 11.50 inches
World champion hoop dancer and flute musician Tony Duncan (Apache/ Arikara/Hidatsa) and his family return to the Eiteljorg for performances and hoopdancing workshops. Duncan and his fellow dancers astound the crowds with their high-energy hoop-dance moves.
Tickets to Indian Market and Festival also include museum admission, so plan to experience the museum galleries featuring special exhibitions: A Sense of Beauty: Showcasing the Power and Beauty in Native Art, and Bringing Friends Together: Contemporary Hopi Carvings from the Eagle, Perelman and Rader Collections, as well as the new Western art galleries exhibit, Attitudes: The West in American Art. Artist demonstrations and artmaking opportunities for the entire family will be available on both days. Popular food vendors will return; and market-goers also can enjoy the Museum Café and Museum Store.
Darby Raymond-Overstreet (Navajo Nation), Shiprock, 2018, archival print on pearl paper, scanned Navajo textiles, 11 x 14 inches
For the second year in a row, the Eiteljorg will host the Market Morning Breakfast on Saturday morning June 22, for early-bird art collectors who want to meet the artists in a more relaxed setting before the big crowds arrive. Reservations are required to attend the Saturday breakfast; contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 317.275.1360 for details.
The award-winning band Son of Hwéeldi performs a blend of rock, soul, blues and world music based on Navajo and Apache histories that they call “resistance rock.” (The band also performs at Summer Under The Sails on June 19, see page 8.) An a capella group, Sisterz in Song, features a trio of young women vocalists from Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara cultures who perform traditional songs. Cultural storyteller Jacque Tahuka Nunez performs “Journeys to the Past,” describing the lifestyle of California’s first people, the Acjachemen Nation of Orange County. For the schedule of the entertainers’ onstage performances and related events, visit eiteljorg.org/ indianmarketandfestival/.
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SPECIAL EVENT PREVIEW
The country’s top Western artists return to Indy for another Quest for the West ®
Quest for the West ® 2019 List of Artists
By Bert Beiswanger, director of marketing and communications
very September, the Eiteljorg Museum becomes the center of attention in the world of art of the American West. The 14th annual Quest for the West ® Art Show and Sale returns Sept. 6-7 for opening weekend of one of the best Western art sales in the nation. The opening weekend attracts Western art enthusiasts — artists, buyers and media — from all over the country. Many of the artists and collectors consider Quest to be one of their favorite shows due to its unique, fun format and intimate, engaging setting. What Quest has meant to the Eiteljorg can’t be overstated. In addition to the national recognition and reputation the show garners for the museum, Quest has generated more than $13 million in art sales since its inaugural year, 2006. Aside from its prominence nationally, Quest for the West ® is simply one of the
finest and largest art sales in Indianapolis and the Midwest. Whether you’re an avid Western art collector, a general art collector or are just beginning your artcollecting journey, Quest is one of the most fascinating shows you can attend. It all takes place within the beautiful confines of the Eiteljorg Museum in the heart of one of the most hospitable communities and downtowns in the nation. Pre-registered opening weekend attendees will be the first to see and bid on paintings and sculpture by prominent Western artists in a “luck-of-the-draw” sale. This year’s show features four artists who are making their first appearance at Quest or returning for the first time in a few years: Tony Abeyta, Deborah Copenhaver Fellows, Dave Santillanes and Mian Situ. At the 2018 show, painter Mark Kelso, in his first year at Quest, was the only artist
from Indiana; and he won the Artists’ Choice Award. Quest for the West ® is a special and different kind of art show. Potential buyers have the chance not only to be among the first to see the art in person, but to meet the artists who created the pieces. The entire event is fun and exciting from start to finish, from the sound of the bugle that opens the sale to the looks of anticipation on the faces of successful buyers. All of the art remains on exhibit at the Eiteljorg until Oct. 6, giving the general public who visit the museum the opportunity to see these remarkable works. Pieces not sold during opening weekend remain available for purchase until the exhibit closes. On Friday of opening weekend, registrants will enjoy afternoon tours of two local collectors’ homes, a Friday evening reception and the opening of a special exhibition featuring 2018
H. David Wright, 2018 Quest for the West ® Artist of Distinction
P.A. Nisbet Light Storm, Cornwall, 2019 Oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches
Gerald Balciar Fly Away, 2019 Bronze, 15 x 12 x 5 inches
Quest Artist of Distinction H. David Wright, as well as the return of a Miniature Art Sale. On Saturday evening during the banquet and awards ceremony, many lucky attendees will win a limited edition 2019 Eiteljorg Keepsake. To register for opening weekend, contact Kay Hinds at 317.275.1341 or email@example.com. You also may register as an absentee buyer. Preview art, register and find complete information on Quest at www.quest.eiteljorg.org.
T Dave Santillanes Fading to Gray, 2019 Oil, 22 x 46 inches
14TH ANNUAL QUEST FOR THE WEST ® ART SHOW AND SALE OPENING WEEKEND
SEP 6–7 PRESENTED BY:
he Eiteljorg Museum will open a special exhibit featuring the art of H. David Wright in conjunction with the 2019 Quest for the West ®. Wright won the Artist of Distinction Award at the 2018 Quest, and the exhibit celebrates his remarkable career in Western art. Wright’s artwork has spanned many genres, but he is most known for his depictions of early American frontiers. The exhibit will focus on approximately 20 of these works from the last several decades of his career. The show runs from Sept. 7– Nov. 17 in the Gerald and Dorit Paul Gallery.
EXHIBIT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SEP 8–OCT 6
The Western Art Society
Miniature Art Sale
Now in its third year, the Quest Miniature Art Sale has quickly become a popular staple of Quest for the West ®. It’s a perfect complement to the larger sale. For new collectors, the Miniature Sale offers an affordable entry point into collecting. And for experienced collectors who have no more room to add large works to their home and seek smaller pieces, it’s a convenient option. The Miniature Sale takes place Friday night, Sept. 6, and guests can purchase smaller pieces of art and take them with them that evening. Karin Hollebeke Season of the Trapper, 2019 Oil on linen, 16 x 20 inches
Pat Anker, center, and other guests enjoyed the 2018 Quest for the West Art Show and Sale. At left, programming intern Madison Hincks answered guests’ questions.
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Tony Abeyta (Navajo) Gerald Balciar* John Buxton G. Russell Case Bruce Cheever Tim Cherry* Rox Corbett Brent Cotton Glenn Dean Steve Devenyns Mikel Donahue Michael Dudash Barry Eisenach* Josh Elliott Tony Eubanks John Fawcett Deborah Copenhaver Fellows* Robert Griffing David Grossmann Logan Maxwell Hagege George Hallmark Karin Hollebeke Donna Howell-Sickles Doug Hyde* (Nez Perce/ Assiniboine/Chippewa) Terry Isaac Greg Kelsey* Mark Kelso Curt Mattson* Joseph McGurl Krystii Melaine Denis Milhomme Jay Moore John Moyers Terri Kelly Moyers Brenda Murphy Rock Newcomb P.A. Nisbet Robert Peters Howard Post Heide Presse Scott Rogers* Gladys Roldan-de-Moras Dave Santillanes Sandy Scott* Mian Situ Adam Smith Daniel Smith Nathan Solano Tim Solliday David Wright Bold: artists making their first appearance at Quest. *sculptors
ART UP CLOSE
Martha Hill reflects on 16 years of educating Eiteljorg visitors
Traveling exhibit shares poignant photography of mid-20th century Kiowa life
By Bryan Corbin, Storyteller magazine editor
By Dorene Red Cloud (Oglala Lakota), assistant curator of Native American art
fter 16 years leading the Eiteljorg Museum’s programming and educational efforts, Martha Hill, Ph.D., is retiring. Through the public programs that she has organized and managed, thousands of visitors have met artists, toured the museum, experienced festivals and learned about Native American cultures and the West. Across her 40-year career in museums, Martha has concentrated on engaging adults and children through programs in informal learning environments. “That is really what the focus of the museum is: to continue the lifelong learning for adults, and to provide additional experiences for children outside traditional classrooms,” she said. That interest began early for Martha, who remembers taking art lessons as a child at a local museum while growing up in South Charleston, West Virginia. The woods down the street were an inviting place to explore on long summer days. “It was a childhood spent outdoors,” Martha recalled. Her interest in science and nature led Martha to Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., where as a biology major in the late 1970s, she worked as a tour guide and curator of the mammal collection at the student-run Joseph Moore Museum. “That really set me on a career in museums,” she said.
Earning a master’s degree at the University of Florida and later a doctorate at Purdue University, Martha along the way worked at museums and nature centers in Delaware, Florida and Ohio, sharing natural history with visitors through exhibits and outdoor nature programs. As the educator at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff in the early 1980s, Martha managed youth programs, summer camps, and adult travel programs throughout the Colorado Plateau. Experience at MNA also solidified her interest in Hopi and Navajo cultures – launching her into a new interest: Native American arts and cultures and the Southwest. Family-friendly museum focus Her background in Arizona, and her doctoral research on family learning at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, eventually led to Martha’s joining the Eiteljorg in 2003, just ahead of the 2005 building expansion. In its early years, the Eiteljorg certainly appealed more to adults; so to broaden its audience, Martha’s charge was to make the museum more inviting to families with children. Martha oversaw creation of the Nina Mason Pulliam Education Center and R.B. Annis Western Family Experience that features
“ That is really what the focus of the museum is: to continue the lifelong learning for adults, and to provide additional experiences for children outside traditional classrooms.” — Martha Hill 6
Martha Hill, Ph.D., is seen here with the 1917 oil painting The Grand Canyon by Thomas Moran. Martha, who is retiring as Eiteljorg vice president for public programs and Beeler family director of education, spent her early museum career in the Grand Canyon region.
interactive exhibits for all ages. She was part of the team that conceived and launched Jingle Rails, the museum’s holiday model train attraction that draws thousands of families and school groups each year. The increased family attendance is reflected in many ways. Shortly after the opening of the Annis Western Family Experience, Martha overheard a conversation between a mother and her young child enjoying the “raise the totem pole” activity. The young visitor was so fascinated by it that her mother could barely pull her away when it was time to leave for the day. “And I thought, ‘We’ve really made it, if we’ve got a mother trying to get a child out of the museum,’” Martha recalled with a laugh. As vice president for public programs and Beeler family director of education, Martha manages the team that produces the annual Indian Market and Festival, the community celebrations of Juneteenth and Day of the Dead, the Summer Under The Sails concert series, the Guide
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program, school tours, Artist in Residence visits and other events that bring visitors to the Eiteljorg to broaden their cultural horizons. Indian Market “is a time when all the friends we’ve made over the years reconnect at the museum,” Martha said. “Many artists return year after year, and it’s a chance for us to host and to see friends that we’ve made over many years.” Looking to the future Martha has created and maintained collaborative relationships in Indianapolis and beyond in support of programming and exhibitions. Whether it’s been with the IUPUI Museum Studies program, the Indianapolis Public Library, community centers in Indy’s Near West side, Purdue University’s Native American Educational and Cultural Center, Spirit & Place or other cultural venues, the museum and community have benefitted from these partnerships. Martha is particularly excited about what the future holds for the most recent partnership with the Indiana Blind Children’s
Foundation and their “No Limits” initiative that will help make the Eiteljorg more accessible to visitors who are blind or visually impaired. It’s a start in increasing the overall accessibility of the Eiteljorg. Martha is retiring in September; her husband Michael is a retired Purdue veterinary professor. Son Charles is pursuing his interest in classical archaeology while son Thomas just graduated from Earlham College. In retirement, Martha plans to volunteer, travel and tend the vegetable garden on the Hills’ 54 acres outside Colfax, Ind. “Engaging Eiteljorg visitors through programming has been very rewarding,” she added. “The staff has been remarkable and very creative in developing diverse programming which has allowed us to effectively engage so many people with our mission.”
n May, the Eiteljorg Museum opened For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, a traveling exhibition on loan from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. This exhibit features more than 75 black-and-white photos taken by Kiowa photographer Horace Poolaw (1906-1984). Poolaw’s subjects, who are mostly friends and family, detail the lives of mid-century Native Americans of the Southern Plains. Weddings, parades, various gatherings and military recruits in their uniforms are among the poignant moments Poolaw depicted.
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.
Martha Hill is seen here with the “whirlwind of weavings” installation in the Eiteljorg exhibit A Sense of Beauty.
Included in the unique and inspiring events he photographed were the first Native American-operated inter-tribal events, the American Indian Exposition (or Indian Fair) held annually in Anadarko, Oklahoma, and the Craterville Indian Fair. Poolaw included the landscape
and surroundings in his photos; and it is a realistic and natural depiction of the people and their environment from the 1920s through the 1970s. Unlike the documentation of Native peoples by non-Native photographers, there are no nostalgic attempts to memorialize a forgotten past of the “American Indian.” Poolaw was born near Mountain View, Oklahoma, in the traditional homelands of the Kiowa people; and Kiowa was his first language. In his early teens, Poolaw began taking photographs. His formal training began at age 16, when he apprenticed under photographers George Long and John Coyle. At the time, photography was an expensive medium; therefore Poolaw taught himself the process of developing his own photographs to make them just right, thereby ensuring he did not waste any film. On the postcards that he sold in the 1920s, he applied a stamp that read, “A Poolaw Photo, Pictures by an Indian.” For later photos, the stamp was revised to “Poolaw Photos, Anadarko, Oklahoma.” For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw is organized by the Smithsonian Institution’s
Gus Palmer (Kiowa, at left), side gunner, and Horace Poolaw (Kiowa), aerial photographer, in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress. MacDill Field, Tampa, Florida, ca. 1944. © Estate of Horace Poolaw.
National Museum of the American Indian. The exhibition was curated by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk) and Nancy Marie Mithlo (Chiricahua Apache). Co-curator Jones — who is a contemporary photographer and University of Wisconsin assistant professor — and his students took high-resolution scans of Poolaw’s negatives and cleaned and printed them to create this exhibition. For a Love of His People is on view in the Eiteljorg Museum’s second floor Hurt and Harvey galleries through April 5, 2020.
FOR A LOVE OF HIS PEOPLE: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF HORACE POOLAW A traveling exhibit of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian
MAY 18, 2019–APR 5, 2020 Eiteljorg Museum, Hurt and Harvey galleries SPONSORED BY:
Anonymous Boren Foundation
30 Years Telling Amazing Stories
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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.
Friday & Saturday
Summer Under The Sails
JUL 24 Photo by Zach Malmgren
5:30–6:30 p.m. Western Book Club Discussion of The Big Sky by A.B. Guthrie Jr. Free.
June and July
Every Wednesday, 5–8 p.m. Summer Under The Sails: Late Wednesday Nights FREE ADMISSION Explore the museum’s indoor galleries between 5 and 8 p.m. and enjoy free, live music beginning at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in June and July under The Sails. A cash bar (age 21 and older) and snacks are available. June 5 The Sawyer Family Band—part of the NEA Big Read True Grit initiative Western Swing June 12 Midtown Mad Men ‘50s and ‘60s Rock and Roll June 19 Son of Hwéeldi Resistance Rock June 26 DysFUNKtion Brass Brass band July 3 Alan Kaye and The Toons Rock and Roll July 10 Nu-Blu Bluegrass, Americana July 17 James Weston — Member Night Blues, Folk July 24 Rob Dixon Quartet Jazz July 31 Luciano Antonio Trio — in partnership with Indiana Partners of the Americas Brazilian Jazz
SEP 6 & 7 Quest for the West Art Show and Sale Opening Weekend Join us for one of the country’s top Western art shows, meet the artists and purchase their art. The Friday evening Miniature Art Sale features smaller works by Quest artists. For paid reservations, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 317.275.1341. The Quest for the West ® exhibit opens to the public Sunday, Sept. 8. (See story, page 4) ®
Above: During the 2018 Quest for the West ® gala, artist Mikel Donahue and Christie Donahue of Broken Arrow, Okla., left, met Quest attendees Brian and Tara Witchger, right. Harlan Reano (Santo Domingo Pueblo), Wedding Vase, 2018, clay, 22 x 14.50 x 11.50 inches
Saturday & Sunday
JUN 22 & 23
10 a.m.–5 p.m. 27th annual Indian Market and Festival Join us on the beautiful Eiteljorg Museum grounds for the Indian Market and Festival — a celebration of Native American art and cultures. Shop for jewelry, pottery, sculpture and more from top Native American artists, and enjoy live performances. Advance online tickets $13, Adults $15 at the gate, Youth 17 and under FREE. Eiteljorg members (individuals named on membership cards only)
are FREE. (See story, page 2)
Noon–12:20 p.m. Curator’s Choice Series: Outside or Outsider! Join Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art, for an outdoor look at some iconic works of art on the grounds of the Eiteljorg. You might even hear a funny story about the Deer Fountain.
5:30–6:30 p.m. Western Book Club Discussion of Doc by Mary Doria Russell. Free.
2–4 p.m. Photo Walk Along the Canal Join experts from Roberts Camera for a free photo walk along the downtown canal. Registration required at www.eiteljorg.org.
Noon–12:20 p.m. Curator’s Choice Series: Horns, Hides, and Thundering Hooves: The Bison in Western Art Majestic and powerful, bison are frequent subjects in Western art. Join Elisa Phelps, vice president and chief curatorial officer, for a discussion of bison in art at the Eiteljorg.
11 a.m.–4 p.m. Potawatomi Day Explore Potawatomi culture with artists, experts and culture bearers. Learn about traditional foods with Gary Morseau; watch Christine Morseau demonstrate black ash basketry; hear stories and songs about the drum with Gerald R. Wesaw Sr. and his grandson, Jason Wesaw; and learn Potawatomi history from John N. Low, J.D., Ph.D.
Noon–12:20 p.m. Curator’s Choice Series: Quest for the Best at Quest for the West ® Join Johanna M. Blume, interim curator of Western art, history and culture, for a look at how we select Quest award winners. Saturday
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Navajo Rug Auction and Preview From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., shoppers can preview the Navajo rugs up for auction. Conducted by R.B. Burnham and Company, the rug auction begins at 3 p.m. and offers more than 250 contemporary and vintage textiles. Saturday
7:30–11 p.m. Agave Gala The 2019 Casino Royale Gala at the Eiteljorg is hosted by Young Professional of Central Indiana and Agave, the museum’s young professional network. It includes complimentary top-shelf cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. General admission and VIP tickets are available at YPCI.net or via Eventbrite. For details, contact email@example.com or 317.275.1316.
NEA BIG READ TRUE GRIT PROGRAMMING Join us through June for special NEA Big Read programming featuring the Charles Portis book True Grit. Events are free. Details can be found at Eiteljorg.org/BigRead
Noon–12:20 p.m. NEA Big Read: Curator’s Choice Series: Women in the West: The True Grit of Mattie Ross Join Johanna M. Blume, interim curator of Western art, history and culture, for an inside perspective on actress Kim Darby as Mattie Ross in the 1969 film version of True Grit. The talk explores the role of women and feminism in the 1870s West through the lens of True Grit.
6:00 p.m. NEA Big Read: True Grit Book Discussion Centerpoint Brewing, 1125 E. Brookside Ave., Suite 2B, Indianapolis.
6:00 p.m. NEA Big Read: True Grit Poetry Reading Brick Street Poetry and the Eiteljorg host Western author Larry Woiwode, poet laureate of North Dakota, who will explore the West of yesteryear and today through poetry and remarks.
1:30 p.m. NEA Big Read: True Grit Book Discussion Fountain Square Library, 1066 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis.
11 a.m-1. p.m. NEA Big Read: True Grit Film Screening Watch the Coen Brothers’ 2010 film adaptation of True Grit.
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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Each year, the Eiteljorg hosts several Native American artists in residence. Artists share their cultures and art with schoolchildren and community and adult groups. They lead artmaking workshops and conduct gallery talks and demonstrations. It’s a great opportunity for visitors to have one-on-one conversations with artists.
20-23 The Tony Duncan Family (Apache/Arikara/ Hidatsa) Meet Tony and Violet Duncan and family, hear stories, watch hoop dance performances and learn about hoop dancing. The Duncans will perform as part of A Rising Tide with Indy Convergence at 6 p.m. on June 20, and at the Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival on June 22 & 23. See www.eiteljorg.org for details.
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1–4 p.m. Jason Wesaw (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi) Jason Wesaw is a photographer, mixed media and ceramic artist from Michigan who has devoted his life to the study and preservation of his Potawatomi culture. Meet Jason, learn about his art and culture, and watch demonstrations on three Saturdays in September. 9
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Up for the challenge?
ecently my husband, Jonathan, and I received estate-planning information from our university alma maters. The minute we read “estate,” we set it aside. We don’t have our wills in place yet, let alone estate plans. A couple of months went by and I ran across the information again. This time I opened it. The materials reminded me that if a person has possessions of any kind, you have an estate. The word estate is not a socioeconomic term. It doesn’t mean someone has to be in the upper tier of wealth to have an estate. When I was reading some of it out loud, Jonathan laughed. He said, “Why do you think we ‘tour the estate’ on Sunday mornings with our coffee?” Yes . . . we do say, “tour the estate.” If you knew our house, you would smile too. We live in a modest 1950s ranch on half an acre with mature trees and lots of flowerbeds. Spring is our favorite time to tour as we watch in anticipation the new growth coming through the mulch. We love our little property. We also have a section we call “Mount Lowder,” but that’s for another day. In the materials, we were reminded to start with the
basic assumption that everyone wants to keep administrative costs and taxes down, while taking care of our families and organizations we care about. It also encouraged us to think about our standard of living and what our hopes and dreams might be following our careers. In terms of our approach, we plan to live our lives to the fullest until our last breath. If there’s money or possessions left after we’re gone, fine — if not, that’s OK, too. One thing we will do though, should anything be left, is seriously look at who and what will be the recipients. We don’t want the state to make that determination. After absorbing the information, I asked Jonathan, “Would you be willing to put a challenge out there to encourage others to get their wills and estate plans in order? Whether people are early in their careers, midcareer, or post career, we all need an incentive. Do today, what we’ve been putting off ‘til tomorrow.” He smiled in agreement, peering over his reading glasses and asked, “Tour the estate tonight with a glass of wine?” Our challenge to you — we are going to take steps in
SAVE THE DATE GALA HONORING STAN AND SANDY HURT OCT 24 Mark your calendar for Thursday, Oct. 24, when the Eiteljorg will hold a gala to honor a couple who have done so much to benefit the museum: Stan and Sandy Hurt. For details, contact Nataly Lowder at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317.275.1311, or check www.eiteljorg.org.
putting our wills and estate plans in order within 2019. We are going to inform our families who would be impacted. Just as importantly, we are going to tell the organizations listed in our estate plans that they mean enough to be included. Whether they end up with millions or pennies remains to be seen. How about you? Are you up for the challenge? All my best,
Nataly Lowder Vice President for Advancement
YOUR FAVORITE FESTIVAL. YOUR NEW FAVORITE T-SHIRT. Keep enjoying Indian Market and Festival with your own official festival T-shirt, featuring beautiful art by Gilmore Scott (Diné), Desert Monsoons. Available in three colors, Indian Market and Festival T-shirts are $20 and are available through the Museum Store, where market-goers can find other items celebrating Indian Market artists.
MON–SAT: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. SUN: Noon to 5 p.m. 317.275.1300 800.878.7978 email@example.com @Eiteljorg.Store
Sponsored by Ice Miller LLP Arts Midwest The Margot L. Eccles Arts & Culture Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation Cripe Charitable Foundation, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation Mel and Joan Perelman Entertainment stage sponsored by Christel DeHaan Family Foundation Additional support provided by The museum’s Mrs. Robert S. Eccles Fund Friends of Indian Market & Festival Margot L. Eccles Best of Show Award The Margot L. Eccles Arts & Culture Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation Helen Cox Kersting Award Helen Cox Kersting Margot Eccles Youth Prize Anonymous Associate Cathy Turner Contributors Pat and Bob Anker L.G. and Alyce Edwards Tom and Sue Hoback Ella Kay and John W. Timothy, Sr. Memorial Fund Martha and John Tynan Fans Elizabeth Blanchard and Ellen Sanders Bob and Mary Beth Braitman Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Drs. Richard and Rebecca Feldman Tom and Patty Gibbs Polly H. Hix and Tony J. Fair Bob and Cindy Hoye Larry and Connie Kane L. Robert and Nancy Lowe Steve and Jane Marmon Dr. Newell O. Pugh, Jr. Bonnie and Tom Reilly Tom and Evelyn Seeley Mike and Maureen Surak Don and Angela Woodley Supporters Anonymous Tom and Dawn Bennett Wayne Craig Linda Darr Leslie Donchetz and Michael Dick
Chris and Kimberley Eck Jane S. Farber Linda Gilman Michael and Martha Hill Joe Husar - Kahn’s Catering Charlotte Mittler Frank N. and Patrcia L. Owings Mr. Hilary Raab, Jr. Nancy Ray Ross Christy Vezolles and Gil Waldman Marion Wolen Larry and Karen Zimmerman Gas Card Sponsors Elizabeth Blanchard and Ellen Sanders Dr. Rosanne Bonjouklian Rochelle and Michael Cohen Tom and Patty Gibbs Deborah Hyndman Janice Knaus Norbert and Katherine Krapf Steve and Jane Marmon Patt Norton Mr. Hilary Raab, Jr. Ellen M. Reed John W. Timothy, Jr., M.D. Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award sponsors Pat and Bob Anker Anonymous Pam and Gary Jursik Gita and Joe Osborne Ellen M. Reed Ella Kay and John W. Timothy, Sr. Memorial Fund In-Kind Donations A Classic Party Rental Bee Coffee Roasters Clif Bars Einstein Bros. Bagels Frito-Lay Hot Box Pizza Honeymoon Image & Design Inc. Indiana Department of Administration Indiana State Fair Commission Indianapolis Department of Public Works Indianapolis Fruit Company Lucky Louie’s Street Food Menefee Lemonade Needler’s Fresh Market Platero Frybread & Navajo Tacos Ray’s Trash Services Roasted, Toasted & Baked Safeway Hadley Fruits Photography White River State Park Wyliepalooza Ice Cream Emporium
BECOME AN EITELJORG GUIDE For information on planned giving to the Eiteljorg Museum, contact Nataly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317.275.1311.
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14th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale Presented by The Western Art Society Trailboss L.G. and Alyce Edwards Stephen and Jane Marmon Bill and Roberta Witchger Drovers Angie and Dick Darlington Tom and Patty Gibbs Ice Miller LLP Gita and Joe Osborne Mel and Joan Perelman Mavericks Caryn and David Anderson Tom and Evelyn Seeley Buckaroos Stan and Sandy Hurt Indiana Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates — Dr. and Mrs. John Moenning Mickey and Janie Maurer Patte and Frank Owings Stephen and Sharon Zimmerman Additional support from Tom and Patty Gibbs Eiteljorg Keepsake Sponsors Stephen and Jane Marmon Catherine Turner Prize Sponsors Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award The Western Art Society Henry Farny Award for Best Painting Stephen and Jane Marmon Victor Higgins Work of Distinction Catherine Turner Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture Carla and Mike Leppert Patrons’ Choice Award Booth Western Art Museum Artists’ Choice Award Phyllis and Ed* Cockerill
Guests and volunteers meet artists at the 2018 Quest for the West ® Art Show and Sale.
Are you a lifelong learner? Would you like to share the museum with others? Volunteer as an Eiteljorg guide. Tour guides receive special training on how to discuss art, history and cultures with visitors. The 2019-20 class begins Oct. 7. To volunteer as a guide, contact email@example.com or call 317.275.1325.
Thank you to the following donors for memberships and gifts received from Dec. 1, 2018 to Mar. 31, 2019. Due to space limitations, only contributions of $100 or more are listed — with the exception of memorial and honorarium gifts. If your name is not listed as you would like it to be, or if it has been omitted, then please accept our apologies and call 317.275.1311. Membership gifts ($125 and above) Vision Circle Cumulative giving for 2018-2019 of $25,000 and above Anonymous Michael and LouAnn Eagle Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Gordon and Llura Gund Mel and Joan Perelman Cathy Turner Chairperson’s Circle Cumulative giving for 2018-2019 of $10,000–$24,999 Mr. Daniel P. Carmichael Angie and Dick Darlington Virginia Merkel Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Reilly, Jr. Larry Roan and Joan SerVaas Charles and Peggy Sutphin Don and Angela Woodley President’s Society Cumulative giving for 2018-2019 of $5,000–$9,999 Pat and Robert Anker Dr. Elizabeth A. Beck Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fortune III Tom and Patty Gibbs Geoffrey and Sarah Gund Betsey Harvey Ann W. King Charlotte Mittler Clay and Amy Robbins Deborah and Randy Tobias Golden Eagle Society $2,500–$4,999 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Appel Frank and Katrina Basile Elaine and Eric Bedel Deborah and Bart Bell Russell Breeden and Katharine A. Walker Dr. Edward* and Phyllis Cockerill Charles and Helen Coghlan Chris and Kimberley Eck Earl and Vicki Goode Frank and Frances Kelly James Kincannon and Charles Goad Donald B. Korb Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly, II Susie and Howard Maxwell Jim and Jackie Morris A.H. “Hutch” Schumaker, II and Kevina Schumaker John Vanausdall Gil Waldman and Christy Vezolles Mr. and Mrs. C. Daniel Yates Eagle Society $1,500–$2,499 Brian and Kim Buchanan Georgia Buchanan
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Standiford H. Cox* Carl and Gayle Cox Susie M. Cross LaMarr Easter and Cary Neeley Tom and Sharon Funk Larry and Lee Glasscock Fred and Angie Green Gloria Griesinger Perry and Michelle Griffith Lynnette Hanes Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan R. Hess Camilla Hull Needham and Mary Lou Hurst Duane and Marguerita Johnson Carrie Kirk and Carol Besore Brian T. Lee Susan and Mike Lewis Nataly and Jonathan Lowder Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Nash Mr. and Mrs. J. David Resley Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Schloss Howard Schrott and Diana Mutz Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Schulstad Chad Slaughter and Jillian McCarty Ann M. Stack Mr. and Mrs. William E. Stanley Ieva Straatman Michael and Maureen Surak Diane G.Thompson John W. Timothy, Jr., M.D. Barbara West Dan and Libby Whipple Jamison Woodley Patron Members $500–$999 Robert and Sharon Doiron Dr. Ann H. Hunt Michael Khalil Margaret Piety and Josef Laposa Mr. Hilary Raab, Jr. Jerry and Rosie Semler Bill and Jeanette Thomas Sustaining Members $250–$499 Dr. Charles R. Bantz and Dr. Sandra Petronio Alice Brown and Randy Trowbridge John Carvey Stephen and Mary DeVoe Curtis and Debbie Donley Scott Etzel Jim and Sally Friend Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Gilmor James and Sareta Gregory Marlene Harris Donna Holloran Holly Jaycox and Andrew Brightman Larry and Connie Kane Marie and Marvin Kemple Gerald and Shirley Lewis Carlos and Eleanor Lopez Bob Lucid Marnie Maxwell and John Krauss Cynthia Munerol Ben Pauley Nancy Ray Ross Gary and Phyllis Schahet Dr. William E. and Julie Segar Carolyn A. Sharp Joseph and Linda Sherwood Rica Spivack James and Cheryl Strain Gerry and Kim Wichman
Contributing Members $125–$249 Blanche Allen Amy and Michael Alley Shirley J. Amond Viki and Bruce Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Baxter David Belser and Judy Armes Steve and Debbie Benefiel D. Eugene Bennett Fred and Annette Biesecker Michael and Laura Blinn Jesse Brand and Geri Handley Daphne and Randy Brinneman Robert Burton Howard and Karen Campbell John and Barb Chirgwin Nancy Christy Dr. and Mrs. Michael R. Cohen Hanni and William Cramer Troy and Heather Crum Marilyn Dapper Federico and Rosa Maria Dies Patrick and Polly Egan William and Susan Ertel William Esarey and Robin-Elizabeth Parsley Phyllis Fee Robert and Sandra French Ed and Phyllis Gabovitch Pinkus and Rebecca Goldberg Marcia and Dan Goller Tom and Mary Grein Ken and Linda Grimes Mr. Neil Handley Tom and Nancy Hartmann Hart and Simona Hasten Don and Karen Hawes John H. Heiligenstein Kirk and Amy Hendrix Weimer and Anita Hicks Bonnie and Joe Hovish Peter and Emily Howard Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Hunter, Jr. Debbie Hyndman Bill and Kristen Inman Jeanette Kassebaum Richard and Gwen Knipstein Lynn Lambuth Eugene and Carolyn Lausch Doug Leever and Linda McPhearson Sandy and Greg MacAllister Zygmunt and Karen Mazanowski Norman and Ginny Mazurowski Richard and Cheryl McDonald Tim and Ann Miller Elizabeth Murawski Paul and Diane Oefinger Frank N. and Patricia L. Owings Charles and Jennifer Pechette Robert and Martha Ravensberg Gayle Reed and Todd Felgen John and Sue Rees Nathan and Naomi Rich Marjorie and Victor Riemenschneider Julia Ritter Faith Roessel and Matthew Slater Arthur Rosen Dr. Yocheved Samson and Mr. Joel Samson Warren and Jill Schimpff Carla and Boyd Schwalm Jerrold and Ellen Simon Steve Stiles
Mary Tanner Howard and Marlies Terpning P. Michael and Carolyn M. Tolson Larry and Nancy Van Arendonk Nicholas and Terry Watson Oran and Angela Watts Courtenay and Emily Weldon Thomas and Denise Wilson Y. Rosalind Wolen Patrick and Laurie Wootan Dr. Don Zimmerman Mark Zwoyer Jen and Christine Zyromski Donors All memorial and honorarium gifts are listed. Gifts in other categories are for $100 or more. Annual Fund and other designated gifts Robert M. and Sally G. Anderson Anonymous (9) Andrew and Susan Appel Colleen Bailie Sarah C. Barney Clinton Beck Bessemer National Gift Fund George and Susan Black Dr. Rosanne Bonjouklian Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Broadie Carolyn Burkley Charles and Helen Coghlan Marilyn Dapper P.R. Davis Michael and LouAnn Eagle L.G. and Alyce Edwards Julia and W. Adam Ehret Dr. Judith Erickson Mr. and Mrs. Max Gibson Douglas Hale and Meg Hardison Lynnette Hanes Eric and Pamela Hinkle Stephen and Colleen Hopkins Charley and Sheryl Hutchins Connie and Larry Kane Lezlie Laxton Frank and Sandra Learned Dr. and Mrs. R. Stephen Lehman, D.D.S. Norris and MaLes Lineweaver Carlos and Eleanor Lopez Truman* and Nancy Lowe Steve and Jane Marmon Barbara and Ron Masters James and Kathleen McGrath Stuart and Sylvia Mill Richard and Cynthia Miyamoto Martha and Alfred Mosemiller Col. James Mutter and General Carol Mutter National Christian Foundation Donald and Gail Nelson Drs. Blake and Carolyn Neubauer Patt Norton Mel and Joan Perelman Margaret Piety and Josef Laposa Mr. and Mrs. James D. Price William K. Ransom Stephen and Phoebe Roeder Carole Ross Nancy Ray Ross Thomas and Linda Sands L. Dean and Arlene Scane Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Schloss
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Marjorie and Karl Schnelle James W. and Nancy C. Smith Michael and Maureen Surak Howard and Marlies Terpning Bill and Jeanette Thomas Diane G.Thompson Clara Trusty Dr. and Mrs. Don C. Weiser Emily West Jack and Julia Wickes John D. Wilson Dr. Don Zimmerman Steven and Susan Zumdahl Gifts in Honor and Memory In Honor of the Wedding of Mike Eagle and LouAnn Berg Melodie, David and Lilah Anderson In Honor of Eiteljorg Museum Employees John Vanausdall In Honor of Beth and Phil Kimble Dan and Susan Bradford In Honor of Blee and Noell Nighbert Dan and Susan Bradford In Honor of James Nottage John and Elizabeth Fawcett In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Seeley Jacqueline and William Kingston In Honor of the Greatest Eiteljorg Employee Ever: Mary Whistler Maggie and Mark Cline In Honor of Carol Wichman Gerry and Kim Wichman In Memory of Richard Lewis Bloch Lorenzo Clayton In Memory of Leland Boren John Vanausdall In Memory of Harry Fonseca Harry Nungesser In Memory of Dr. C.W. and Mrs. Y.I. Pettinga Steven Pettinga and Michael Byrum In Memory of Joan Rillo Larry and Linda Sherfick In Memory of Arthur G. “Art” Schildbach Paul and Donna Berns John and Debra Cobb Daniel Corrigan Corinne Laabs and Gary Eskra Ms. Sarah Lugar Mary McManus Brian Watson John and Mazinha Williams In Memory of Cindy Skehan John Vanausdall In Memory of Anna White John and Nancy Myrland John Vanausdall In Memory of Mandeville “Mandy” Hutton Zabriskie Paula Lynch Burton and John Mason Ann Martin Williams Ella Kay and John W. Timothy, Sr. Family Memorial Fund Charlene Timothy John, W. Timothy, Jr., M.D.
Corporation and foundation gifts $500,000 and above Lilly Endowment, Inc. $100,000-$499,999 Efroymson Family Fund, a Central Indiana Community Foundation Fund National Endowment for the Humanities $50,000–$99,999 David H. & Barbara M. Jacobs Foundation Margot L. Eccles Arts & Culture Foundation, a CICF Fund $25,000–$49,999 Capital Group The Forest Fund, Inc. $10,000–$24,999 Anonymous Arts Midwest Netherleigh Fund, a Central Indiana Community Foundation Fund The Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation The Swisher Foundation $5,000–$9,999 Christel DeHaan Family Foundation $2,500–$4,999 Ann W. King Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation Sycamore Advisors LLC $1,000–$2,499 Citimark Management Co., Inc. Gregory & Appel Insurance Griffith Family Foundation Hogan Transfer and Storage Corporation Indiana Humanities Joanne W. Orr Charitable Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation Kahn’s Catering Krivi Arts, Humanities and Sciences Fund $500–$999 LUNA Language Services Walmart #5408 $200–$499 Kite Cares Grant Committee Walmart #5443 Matching gifts Deluxe Corporation Foundation Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc. In-Kind gifts Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Honeymoon Image & Design Hotel Tango Whiskey LUNA Language Services Project Silver Moon and Project 2021 capital campaign gifts Frank and Katrina Basile Mona Billingsley L.G. and Alyce Edwards Jasmin French Cindy and Robert Hoye Mel and Joan Perelman Bing and Suzi Pratt A.H. “Hutch” Schumaker, II and Kevina Schumaker Robert and Barbara Shortle Judith and Joe Thomas Cathy Turner Mr. and Mrs. C. Daniel Yates Project 2021 Endowment Jungclaus-Campbell Co., Inc. Charlotte Mittler F. Timothy and Nancy Nagler
The James Nottage Fund for Western Scholarship Michael and LouAnn Eagle Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure Hogan Transfer and Storage Corporation Kortepeter Family The Reel West Anonymous David H. & Barbara M. Jacobs Foundation
30th Anniversary Exhibition Sponsors Anonymous Capital Group Ice Miller LLP Barnes & Thornburg LLP Boren Foundation Care Institute Group, Inc. Sycamore Advisors LLC Roberts Camera Printing Partners
2019 Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship Efroymson Family Fund, a Central Indiana Community Foundation Fund Lilly Endowment, Inc. Cowpokes & Cocktails sponsors Mustangs Joan SerVaas and Larry Roan Cathy Turner Cattle Herders Angie and Dick Darlington Ice Miller LLP Steve and Jane Marmon Ranchers Carl and Monique McMillian Wranglers Steve Cagle Capital Group Citimark Management Co., Inc. Ron and Susie Dollens Chris and Kimberley Eck L.G. and Alyce Edwards Fred and Angie Green JP Morgan Chase Frank and Frances Kelly Rod and Jayme McComas Chris and Whitney Trede Additional support provided by Barnes & Thornburg LLP Karen and Joe Glaser Chris Katterjohn and Dona Stohler Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Schloss Barbara West In-kind gifts A-Classic The Empty Vase Markey’s Rental and Staging Monkey Shoulder Monarch Beverage Republic National Distributing Company Sun King Brewing
Share your museum with friends through a membership upgrade By Cassandra Sanborn, membership/donor engagement manager
ast fall, I sent out a letter asking our members to tell me about their favorite thing about the Eiteljorg. I was expecting you to tell me about the sculptures, paintings and cultural objects you most admire, and many of you did. Many of you value something else even more, though — getting to share the museum with your loved ones. “We continue to bring family and friends to the museum — they leave impressed!” said one member. “We have had a blast bringing (friends) to Jingle Rails, special shows . . . and even just days where we wander around for a few hours and do lunch,” said another. “We enjoy sharing Jingle Rails with our grandchildren,” said another member. I love hearing stories about how days at the Eiteljorg bring people together. As you know, all members can bring two guests with them for free when they visit the Eiteljorg Museum, and members at the contributing level and above can do even more than that: They receive additional guest passes to give away. Your guests can use these to come to the museum even if you can’t come with them. Some of you use these to bring larger groups of friends to the museum with you, like the member who told me she saves them so she can bring her entire family when they visit. They get to spend the day exploring and learning together. Another member told me he likes to give the extra passes to his coworkers, so they can visit whenever they have time. If you have a basic or family/grandparent membership and enjoy bringing guests with you, then you may want to consider upgrading to our contributing level membership so that you can share your love of the Eiteljorg with even more people! If you have questions about upgrading your membership, then feel free to contact me. You can call me at 317.275.1360 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As one of the many benefits of membership, Eiteljorg members receive a free subscription to the museum’s award-winning magazine, Storyteller.
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COMING IN THE OCTOBER ISSUE
DAY OF THE DEAD COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
JINGLE RAILS: THE GREAT WESTERN ADVENTURE
NOV 23–JAN 20
Don’t miss this holiday family tradition. Model trains chug through beautifully imagined landscapes and landmarks of the American West and downtown Indianapolis. See the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore and other iconic places, recreated with all-natural materials.
Experience Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Eiteljorg with partner Nopal Cultural. Enjoy the mercado (marketplace) and pick up some pan de muerto (bread of the dead), create your own punched tin ornament with artist-in-residence Richard Gabriel Jr., watch performances and more. Also see the contemporary art and altar exhibit featuring the work of Carlos Sosa, Oct. 10–Nov. 2.
New scenes in 2019: Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Spanish Missions
Sponsorships for Eiteljorg exhibits and programs are available. Contact Susan St. Angelo at 317.275.1333 or email@example.com Celebrating Stay connected with the Eiteljorg on social media and at eiteljorg.org. 30 Years You can also sign up for our weekly e-newsletter at eiteljorg.org. of Telling Amazing Stories
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