Eiteljorg Museum Magazine Summer 2018

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Compelling exhibits and events ahead in 2018 at the Eiteljorg

The Reel West: blockbuster exhibit on Hollywood Westerns keeps rolling at the Eiteljorg Museum


rom the classic era to modern day, the Eiteljorg’s 2018 featured exhibit The Reel West explores the fascinating influence our favorite Western movies and TV shows have had on shaping American identity and influencing American culture. Featuring costumes, props, interactives and more, some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities and popular Westerns are represented in The Reel West. Fans have the chance to see Danny Glover’s boots from Silverado, hats worn by Clint Eastwood in Rawhide and Pale Rider, a mask, shirt, hat, scarf and gun belt worn by The Lone Ranger (actor Clayton Moore), a hat worn by Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained, items from several John Wayne films, costumes worn by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Antonio Banderas in the Zorro movies and so much more. The Reel West is a true delight for movie fans of all ages. As The Reel West continues, so does an exciting array of programs that provide ample opportunities to return to the museum: • Saturday, July 7, 1 p.m. — Join Bruce Morgan, former Hollywood stunt performer, for an action-packed presentation as he unveils the secrets behind iconic Western stunts. • Saturday, Aug. 11, 1 p.m. — Author and historian Chris Enns focuses on the lives of some of Republic Studios’ most notable actresses from B-movie Westerns and the roles they played on and off screen. • Friday, Aug. 24, 5–8 p.m. — Wild Western Trivia Night: Don’t miss your chance to show off your knowledge of Hollywood Westerns during this entertaining trivia competition. For registration, contact sschmidt@eiteljorg.com or 317.275.1348.

Eiteljorg Film Series Western films shown at the Eiteljorg are included with museum admission, and members are free. • June 2, 11 a.m. — Silverado (1985) • July 7, 11 a.m. — The Searchers (1956) starring John Wayne • Aug. 4, 11 a.m. — Tombstone (1993) • Aug. 11, 11 a.m. — The Cowboy and the Senorita (1944) • Sept. 22, 11 a.m. — The Magnificent Seven (1960) • Sept. 28 — City Slickers (1991) Outdoor evening film showing, with chuckwagon grub. Westerns at the IMAX at the Indiana State Museum The IMAX Theater next door to the Eiteljorg will give Western film fans the chance to see classics on the largest screen in the state. • June 12, 7 p.m. — No Country for Old Men (2007) Tickets at www.tickmarq.com/sites/indyimax/films/ST00000234 Check www.eiteljorg.org for additional film screening dates. Left: Stop by the Eiteljorg Museum Café to try out our updated menu of western and Native-inspired cuisine. The new menu is at www.eiteljorg.org/visit/dine

On the cover: Indian Market images: Weaver TahNibaa Naataanii (Navajo); dancer Dana Warrington (Prairie Band Potawatomi/Menominee); Hopi Butterfly Maiden carving by Kevin Horace (Hopi). Quest for the West ® images: Guests meet 2017 Quest artist Gladys Roldan-de-Moras; Ryan Pelaez and Orlando Pelaez view a Quest painting; bronze sculpture First Night Out by Gerald Balciar, 2017.

Eiteljorg Museum Magazine Volume 13, Number 2 President and CEO John Vanausdall Vice President for Advancement Nataly Lowder Membership Manager Sheila Jackson Director of Marketing and Communications Bert Beiswanger Design Honeymoon Image & Design Editor and Writer Bryan Corbin Contributing Writers Kay Hinds Bert Beiswanger Nataly Lowder James Nottage Samantha Roll Brittan Semler Hyacinth Rucker Contributing Photographers Images of The Golden Mountain and Mian Situ are courtesy of the artist Images of various Indian Market performing artists are courtesy of the artists’ respective websites Image of Team Bearsheart DancersInka Gold used with permission Eiteljorg Museum staff Hadley Fruits Photography Brittany Erwin Photography Zach Malmgren Visit Indy

Friends, Many people deserve credit for all you can see and do at the Eiteljorg Museum, but four merit special recognition. First, the Eiteljorg would not be the institution it is today without Mel and Joan Perelman, philanthropists who are among the museum’s most generous supporters. As enthusiastic art collectors with exquisite taste, Mel and Joan have traveled the Southwest, seeking out some of the finest Western paintings and Native pottery, baskets and Katsina carvings. Pieces from their collection appeared in our 2004 exhibit, Spirited Connoisseurs. Mel serves on our board of directors; and the museum’s expansion wing, built in 2005 that doubled the size of the building, is named in honor of Mel and Joan. I have enjoyed so many experiences with Mel and Joan for the past 22 years, but none have been more rewarding than traveling with them on Eagle Society trips. The Perelmans rarely missed one of these trips, including an adventure trip to Wyoming and Montana when they brought along daughter Wendy and granddaughter Dana for whitewater rafting, horseback riding and canoeing.

Now, the Perelmans once again have exhibited their generosity through their recent donation of 147 Native American baskets of exceptional beauty and creativity. Our new exhibition, Interwoven: Native American Basketry from the Mel and Joan Perelman Collection, is on view in the Gerald and Dorit Paul Gallery through Aug. 5; and you must experience it. We note with pride that Interwoven also is featured on the cover of Native American Art magazine. For all they’ve done for the museum, it is only fitting that we honor Mel and Joan with a gala at the Eiteljorg. You are invited to this June 21 celebration of the Perelmans’ accomplishments; please see reservation information at the bottom of this page. Beautiful museum exhibits don’t happen without outstanding curatorial staff. The Eiteljorg has been fortunate for 17 years to have James Nottage at the helm of our curatorial and collections department as vice president, chief curatorial officer and Gund curator of Western art. James’ passion for Western paintings and art, vast knowledge of the field and administrative wisdom are

central to the Eiteljorg’s attaining national prominence. After a 50-year career in museums, James this summer is retiring from full-time duties at the Eiteljorg. We are grateful that he will continue as a consultant leading this fall’s reinstallation of our Western art galleries and curating a future exhibit on Western art and literature of the Saturday Evening Post. To congratulate James Nottage on his long record of curatorial and scholarly excellence, we would like to invite you to a special reception honoring him Nov. 8. More details are on pages 6 and 7. Finally, we are fortunate to have dedicated volunteers who work as museum guides. At a recognition dinner April 19, we honored our 352 volunteers who donated 13,826 service hours in 2017. One deserving of special praise is Jen Anker. In March, Jen was nominated for the Visit Indy ROSE Awards, which recognize non-management employees and volunteers for exceptional commitment to customer service in the tourism industry. We join her parents, longtime supporters Pat and Bob Anker, in commending Jen for selflessly giving her time and talent to share the museum’s art and programming with visitors.

We welcome your feedback Comments or questions about Storyteller magazine: Call: 317. 275.1315 Email: bcorbin@eiteljorg.com

Museum information Eiteljorg Museum 500 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204 www.eiteljorg.org 317.636.9378

Eiteljorg volunteer Jen Anker, left, was nominated for the Visit Indy ROSE Award and was congratulated by Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, right.

Mel Perelman, left, and Joan Perelman, right, donated to the museum the Native baskets they collected that now appear in the Interwoven exhibit.

Summer/Fall 2018

With warm weather in full swing, now is the perfect time to visit the Eiteljorg, enjoy our free Summer Under The Sails concerts, see the ongoing exhibit about Hollywood Westerns, The Reel West, and to make plans to attend the 26th annual Indian Market and Festival June 23-24 and the 13th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale Sept. 7-8. We hope to see you soon. Sincerely,

John Vanausdall President and CEO Eiteljorg Museum

Thursday JUNE 21 5:30 p.m. Gala celebration in honor of Mel and Joan Perelman, presented by Oxford Financial Group Ltd. For reservations, contact mwhistler@eiteljorg.com or call 317.275.1316.


Performers on the Indian Market Stage, June 23-24


Classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala (Pascua Yaqui) performs classical music, jazz and flamenco and has released several albums. From Tucson, Arizona, Ayala has performed at the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and won numerous music industry awards. Ayala also is a fine artist and will be showing his work at Indian Market.


Singer-songwriter Kalyn Fay (Cherokee) is part of the vibrant folk music scene in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has made an impression with her first album, a mix of country, folk and rock original compositions about her life and journey.

Traditional dancer Dana Warrington (Prairie Band of Potawatomi/Menominee) also is an award-winning visual artist who creates quillwork and beadwork. His piece Family Traditions won the Best of Show award at last year’s Indian Market. A featured dance performer, Warrington has won several championships and creates his own dance regalia. He will return to the Eiteljorg Oct. 30–Nov. 17 as an artist in residence.

Top: Intricate Native jewelry from many cultures is sold at the market. Above: Market-goers can meet Native artists and purchase their beautiful art.

Favorite artists return and new features enliven the 26th annual Indian Market & Festival


ne of the region’s most memorable art and cultural experiences, the Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival will be celebrated the weekend of June 23-24. This year will feature lively performances, talented artists, a new Market Morning Breakfast on Saturday morning and much more. Now in its 26th year, Indian Market and Festival is a fascinating opportunity for visitors to meet artists from more than 50 Native American cultures from across the U.S. and Canada. Seasoned art collectors and first-time market-goers alike will appreciate the personal interactions and wide variety of artwork represented, including jewelry, pottery, basketry, carvings, sculptures, paintings, prints and other fine art. Held on the beautiful Eiteljorg grounds, Indian Market and Festival features artists’ booths both outside and 2

Top: Ella and Nathaniel Bearsheart (Lakota) of Team Bearsheart Dancers perform at the 2017 Indian Market. Above: Indian Market is a fascinating opportunity to meet Native artists from many cultures across the U.S. and Canada.

inside the museum. Cultural experiences are a big part of the weekend, and this year’s live performances include music, dancing and storytelling. “Visitors often say Indian

Market and Festival broadens their cultural horizons by allowing them and their families to experience Native American art for the first time and meet the exceptional artists,” Eiteljorg

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President and CEO John Vanausdall said. “Experienced art collectors always enjoy the opportunity to purchase Native art close to home without traveling out West. Non-collectors bask in the memorable market and festival experience. And returning artists appreciate the Hoosier hospitality and the opportunity to get reacquainted with old friends and meet new collectors and fans.” After a modest start in 1993, Indian Market and Festival now is considered one of the top Native art markets in the nation. Artists are invited to participate through a juried selection and must be members of a federally or state recognized tribe. Judges award ribbons and cash prizes to winners in multiple divisions. Each of the past 25 years, a work of art shown at Indian Market was chosen as that year’s signature image, featured

Right: Family Traditions, Dana Warrington (Prairie Band Potawatomi/Menominee) 2017 Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market & Festival, Best of Show, and 2017 Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market & Festival Best of Division, Cultural Items

on commemorative Indian Market T-shirts. For the 26th market, the judging committee this year chose not one but three signature images: Purest of Love by Michelle Lowden (Acoma Pueblo), Tu’utuli by Gabriel Ayala (Pascua Yaqui) and Four Ravens by Gordon Coons (Ojibwa/Ottawa/ Chippewa). Three T-shirt designs depicting the signature images will be available through the Museum Store. Also new this year is the Market Morning Breakfast, held at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 23, for early birds who want to meet the artists in a more relaxed setting before big crowds arrive. Reservations are required for the Saturday breakfast; contact mwhistler@eiteljorg.com or 317.275.1316 for details. For the general public, Indian Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, June 23-24. Adult tickets are $15 at the gate. Advance tickets can

be ordered online for $13 at www.eiteljorg.org or by calling 317.636.WEST (9378). Youth ages 17 and under are free at Indian Market. 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 non-member adult guests. Tickets to Indian Market includes museum admission, so plan to take advantage of the air-conditioning, Museum Café, beautiful galleries and special exhibitions The Reel West, Interwoven and Harry Fonseca: The Art of Living. Parking is available in the White River State Park underground garage while spaces last. Popular food vendors return, and artist demonstrations and art-making opportunities for the entire family will be available both days.

Storyteller Tchin (Narragansett) is an award-winning metalsmith, flute-maker, educator, folklorist, musician and culture-bearer. Through the art of oral tradition, Tchin will share stories passed down through generations.

Entertainer Buddy Big Mountain (Mohawk of Kahnawake Tribe of Canada) is a master puppeteer who blends his own grassroots style of comedy while sharing knowledge of his American Indian heritage.

For the performance schedule, visit www.eiteljorg.org and click on Indian Market.



Bob and Pat Anker Paul I. Cripe Charitable Foundation Mel and Joan Perelman


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The Museum’s Mrs. Robert S. Eccles Fund



The country’s top Western artists return for another Quest for the West ® By Bert Beiswanger


he Western art world once again will converge on Indianapolis on Sept. 7-8, when one of the top Western art sales in the nation, the annual Quest for the West ® Art Show and Sale, returns to the Eiteljorg. Quest’s opening weekend festivities draw Western art enthusiasts from all over the country. Many of the artists and collectors consider Quest to be one of their favorite shows due to its unique format and intimate, engaging setting. And what Quest has meant to the Eiteljorg cannot be overstated, as it has generated more than $12 million in art sales since its inaugural year, 2006. In addition to its prominence nationally, Quest for the West ® is simply one of the finest, if not largest, art sales in Indianapolis and the Midwest. Whether you’re an avid Western art collector or just beginning your art-collecting journey, Quest is one of the most intriguing shows you can attend. It all takes place within the beautifully artistic confines of the Eiteljorg Museum in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Opening weekend attendees will be the first to see and bid on paintings and sculpture by the country’s most prominent Western artists in a “luck-of-the-draw” sale. What makes the Quest show special is that 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 it. The entire sale is a thrill, start to finish, from the sound of the bugle that


opens the sale to the excited looks on the faces of successful buyers at the end of the evening. All artwork remains on exhibit at the Eiteljorg until Oct. 7, giving museum visitors the opportunity to see this world-class art. Pieces not sold during opening weekend remain available for purchase until the exhibit closes. Opening weekend registrants this year will enjoy a Friday lunch and tour at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, a Friday evening reception, and the opening of a special exhibition featuring 2017 Quest Artist of Distinction Howard Post, 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 2018 Eiteljorg Keepsake. To register for opening weekend, contact: Kay Hinds at 317.275.1341 or khinds@eiteljorg.com. You also may register as an absentee buyer. Preview art and find complete information on Quest at www.quest.eiteljorg.org.

The Miniature Art Sale was a big hit at the 2017 Quest celebration. Eiteljorg board member Pat Anker, right, considers some miniature paintings.

Joseph McGurl, Girl of the Golden West: The Sailing Canoe, 2018, oil on panel, 20 x 30 inches

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John Buxton, Passenger Pigeons, Before There Were None, 2018 Oil, 25 x 21 inches

Sculptor Curt Mattson at the 2017 Quest for the West ®.

Left: Robert Griffing What Happened in the Pymatuning Swamp?, 2018 Oil on linen 40 x 44 inches

Right: Jerry Jordan Traditions Remembered, 2018 Oil 40 x 40 inches

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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 Robert Griffing David Grossmann Logan Maxwell Hagege George Hallmark Karin Hollebeke Donna Howell-Sickles Doug Hyde* Terry Isaac Jerry Jordan Greg Kelsey*

Mark Kelso Mark Maggiori 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 Roseta Santiago Sandy Scott* Adam Smith Daniel Smith Nathan Solano Tim Solliday Andy Thomas David Wright

Bold names are artists new to Quest




Miniature Art Sale Returns We heard the pleas of many Quest attendees over the years. Some beginning collectors fell in love with the art they saw but couldn’t afford it, while others with the financial means had no room to add large works to their home. Thus, the Eiteljorg last year instituted a Quest Miniature Art Sale. Back by popular demand, the miniature sale is Friday night, Sept. 7, where you can purchase smaller pieces of art and take them with you that evening.

Artist Howard Post, right, and his wife Marilyn Post attended the 2017 Quest for the West ® Art Show and Sale at the Eiteljorg, where Howard Post received the 2017 Artist of Distinction award.

Howard Post, 2017 Quest for the West ® Artist of Distinction The Eiteljorg Museum will open a special exhibit featuring the art of Howard Post in conjunction with the 2018 Quest for the West ®. Post won the Artist of Distinction Award at the 2017 Quest, and the exhibit celebrates that honor. For more than 30 years, he has captured his distinctive vision of the West in paint, creating what he refers to as “ranchscapes.” The exhibit will feature approximately 20 of these works from the past decade of Post’s career. From rugged mountains to dusty cowboys to resting horses to complex corrals, his paintings highlight the interconnectedness of land, animals and people in the American West. They also explore and delight in more abstract concepts such as light, line and color. The exhibit runs Sept. 8–Nov. 25 in the Gerald and Dorit Paul Gallery.

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Summer renovations will lead to fall reopening of Western galleries


James Nottage retires after 50 years in Western museums By Bryan Corbin, Storyteller magazine editor


he curator who led the Eiteljorg Museum’s curatorial and collections efforts for the past 17 years is an authentic son of the West. James Nottage grew up in Laramie, Wyoming, and remembers as a small child meeting a turn-of-thelast-century Old West train robber, long since paroled and a larger than life character. “He had these extraordinary stories about robbing trains and going to prison; and that motivated my young imagination,” James said. That spark lit the fire of James’ love of the history and heritage of the West, which led ultimately to his 50-year career in museums. Since 2001, James has served as the Eiteljorg’s vice president and chief curatorial officer and as the Gund curator of Western art, history and culture. His management and creative vision led to important acquisitions such as the Helen Cox Kersting and Kenneth “Bud” Adams collections, and to exhibitions such as Guitars and Red/Black. He has authored and edited many Eiteljorg art publications and closely worked with artists, collectors, donors and scholars. As he retires from the Eiteljorg in June, James said what has been most motivating throughout his career was the opportunity to work on major projects involving the expansion or creation of museums: at the Kansas Museum of History early on, at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles at its founding, and then at the Eiteljorg during its 2005 expansion that doubled the size of the museum. “Being a curator is an opportunity to have some really important privileges,” James 6

said, such as the responsibility to work with important objects and artworks and help people understand them. “It’s the kind of job where you have the opportunity to work with a range of people who can share your passions,” including artists, colleagues and also patrons who support the museum financially or with donations of art. “Of all the places that I’ve worked, the Eiteljorg is rather profoundly successful in relating to all sorts of people,” he said. Early museum years Knowing from a young age that he would be a museum curator, James discovered the untapped scholarly potential of studying the West professionally. “As I went through early jobs, early college, it was clear that an emphasis on the study of America was always heavily weighted on the East Coast, and there is plenty of room to do things besides Pilgrims,” he said. He served in state historical institutions in Wyoming and Kansas, earning two master’s degrees along the way. In 1985, James and his wife Mary Ellen were the first employees hired by the new Autry Museum — where he was vice president and founding chief curator, she the vice president of collections. The museum was founded by Gene Autry, the singing cowboy, movie and TV star and baseball team owner. Through the Autry Museum, James got to know many wellknown entertainers — not only Gene Autry, but Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, and Clayton Moore, TV’s Lone Ranger. “He was hugely personable and very kind. (Moore) always astounded me: I met him the

James Nottage, vice president and chief curatorial officer and Gund curator of Western art, history and culture, is retiring after 17 years at the Eiteljorg, where he managed the museum’s curatorial and collections departments. He is seen here in the museum’s work area with the E.I. Couse painting, The Wedding. The 1924 oil painting was a gift to the museum courtesy of Harrison Eiteljorg.

first time and it would have been maybe a year later when I saw him again, and he greeted me by name and asked about my wife by name. He was an extraordinary individual in a lot of ways, so he kind of justified my childhood perceptions of the heroic Lone Ranger,” James recalled. West in the Midwest The opportunity for James to work on the Eiteljorg’s expansion drew the Nottages from L.A. to Indianapolis in 2001. Among the many exhibitions whose curation he led and managed, James cited Red/Black in 2011 that explored shared histories of Native Americans and AfricanAmericans, focusing on their touching connections. “I think that’s the value of any museum. It’s not just that you might say, ‘We have a great painting or an object,’ but you can see for yourself and tell the public about how something connects with people’s real lives, whether it’s part of someone’s creativity, or an object that’s very telling about events in people’s lives.” Retiring as chief curator, James will continue to consult on the Eiteljorg’s Western gallery reinstallation and on a future

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exhibit. His wife Mary Ellen is retired executive director of the Indiana Medical History Museum. A music buff and collector, James is learning to play steel guitar, and retirement might afford more time for music and to finish personal book projects. The Nottages plan to remain in the area and attend Eiteljorg events. James said it’s been rewarding to see the Eiteljorg Museum mature and grow in terms of major acquisitions, educational programming, collections, publications and recognition among scholars and the general public. “There’s plenty of room for future growth. It’s a young institution with a good soul; it’s great to be a part of that.”

Thursday NOV 8 6:00 p.m. Special celebration in honor of James H. Nottage’s retirement. Friday NOV 9 6:00 p.m. Preview of reopened Western galleries, for members. For reservations, contact mwhistler@eiteljorg.org or call 317.275.1316.

Exciting changes ahead will enhance the public’s enjoyment and appreciation of the Eiteljorg Museum’s two main Western art galleries. The Art of the American West Gallery and the Gund Gallery, both on the museum’s first floor, are being renovated this summer, and the beautiful paintings, sculptures and other objects seen in them will be reinstalled. Exciting new acquisitions and interactive activities will help convey the history and meaning of the art, allowing visitors to have deeper and more exciting experiences. Since early May, the two galleries have been temporarily closed. Beginning in early June, a portion of the Art of the American West Gallery will be temporarily reopened so visitors still can experience some of their favorite Western art works on exhibit through early August. Renovations are timed so that the Art of the American West Gallery can house the 13th annual Quest for the West ® Art Show and Sale, from Sept. 7 to Oct. 7. Once completed, the reinstalled Western galleries will fully reopen to the public in mid-November. Beyond familiar works, new acquisitions will be featured, including compelling works by African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic and Native American artists. With only a portion of the building under renovation and the rest of the museum open as usual, there still is much for visitors to see and do at the Eiteljorg this summer. The Reel West exhibit about Hollywood Westerns remains open, as are the Native American galleries on the second floor and the R.B. Annis Western Family Experience downstairs. The Museum Store and Museum Café are open for business, and enjoyable programming events are held at the Eiteljorg throughout the summer. To conveniently plan their visits around the changes, visitors can get the latest updates by checking the Eiteljorg’s social media — Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — or its website, www.eiteljorg.org, or by calling Guest Services at 317.636.WEST (9378).


Announcing an exciting new acquisition: The Golden Mountain, Arriving San Francisco, 1865 By James H. Nottage, vice president and chief curatorial officer and Gund curator of Western art, history and culture.


overed wagons pulled by oxen and moving the essential belongings of hopeful travelers headed toward the setting sun is the common narrative of the 19th century westward movement. This storyline excludes the immigrant experience of many others who traveled eastward by ship to become undeniable contributors to the building of rail lines, gold mines and elements of commerce from San Francisco to the Black Hills. Artist Mian Situ (born in Canton, China, 1953) gained his formal art training in China and immigrated to the United States in 1987. Since then, he has become a highly regarded artist, devoting his work to portrayals of his rural native land and to expressing much of the Chinese experience in the American West. The Eiteljorg Museum is proud to announce it has acquired one of Situ’s best-known works and will feature it in the newly redesigned Western galleries that reopen this coming November. The Golden Mountain, Arriving San Francisco, 1865, is six feet high and 60 inches wide. In this 2003 painting, Situ has created a composition embracing a family in the center sunlight, the deck of the ship crowded with tired but hopeful individuals seeking opportunities in a land new to them. When first exhibited at the Autry Museum at its annual Masters of the American West show in 2003, the painting received the Thomas Moran

The Golden Mountain, Arriving San Francisco, 1865, by Mian Situ, oil on canvas, 2003 Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Eiteljorg Museum’s Western Art Society.

Memorial Award for best painting and both the Artists’ Choice and Patrons’ Choice awards recognizing its qualities as a significant accomplishment in the field. Now the eastward-moving work will find its permanent home in Indianapolis. The painting significantly adds to our growing holdings that help visitors understand the diverse nature of the art, history and cultures of the West.

Artist Mian Situ, working at his easel.

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Every Wednesday, 5–8 p.m.

June, July & Aug. 1 Summer Under The Sails: Late Wednesday Nights FREE admission Cool off and explore the museum’s indoor galleries between 5 and 8 p.m. every Wednesday in June and July. Also, from 6 to 8 p.m. grab a cold drink, pull up a chair and enjoy FREE live music under The Sails every Wednesday in June, July and on Aug. 1. (Indoors in case of rain). Cash bar (age 21 and older) and snacks are available. June 6 The Tillers String band, Americana, old-time, bluegrass June 13 Tim Brickley & The List Hits from the ‘60s and ‘70s June 20 Emily Ann Thompson — Jazz June 27 Soundz of Santana Carlos Santana tribute band July 4 Heartstone Crossing — Cover band July 11 My Yellow Rickshaw Pop, rock, bluegrass, R&B cover band July 18 Pavel & Direct Contact — Latin music July 25 Tad Robinson — Blues August 1 Il Troubadore — Sci-fi and world music Every Thursday, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

June & July

Summer Under The Sails: Lunchtime Music on the Canal FREE admission Grab your lunch from the museum café or brown bag it and relax under The Sails while enjoying live music beginning at 11:30 a.m. every Thursday in June and July. (weather permitting) June 7 Doug Resendez — Popular covers June 14 John Gilmore duo — Americana June 21 Josh Silbert Jazz Combo June 28 Doug Resendez — Popular covers July 5 John Gilmore duo — Americana July 12 Josh Silbert Jazz Combo July 19 Doug Resendez — Popular covers July 26 John Gilmore Duo — Americana



JUN 16

11 a.m.–4 p.m. Juneteenth Community Celebration FREE admission Celebrate Juneteenth at the Eiteljorg with music, performances, films and family fun. Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is a celebration commemorating the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865 at the end of the Civil War. In honor of Juneteenth, museum admission will be free for everyone June 16. Sponsored by Ice Miller LLP.


JUN 21

5:30 p.m.–9 p.m. Gala honoring Mel and Joan Perelman Join us for a celebration honoring two donors who made possible the new exhibit, Interwoven: Native American Basketry from the Mel and Joan Perelman Collection. Reservations are required; contact 317.275.1316 or mwhistler@eiteljorg.com. Presented by Oxford Financial Group LTD.


Noon–12:20 p.m. Curator’s Choice Series: Highlights from Interwoven: Native American Basketry from the Mel and Joan Perelman Collection Join Dorene Red Cloud, assistant curator of Native American art, history and culture on the first Friday of July for a 20-minute tour and discussion of the exhibit Interwoven: Native American Basketry from the Mel and Joan Perelman Collection.

Noon–12:20 p.m. Curator’s Choice Series: Museum Mannequin Menagerie Join Rebekah Ryan, collections assistant, on the first Friday of August for a 20-minute discussion on how museum mannequins were dressed for The Reel West exhibition.


JUL 7 The Reel West Programming: 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Bruce Morgan Presentation: Yes, I Did Make a Living Playing Cowboys and Indians Join Bruce Morgan, former Hollywood stunt performer, at 1 p.m. for an action-packed presentation about his career as a Hollywood stuntman in Western films. For the complete schedule of the day’s activities please visit eiteljorg.org.

Freetown Village Singers

Saturday and Sunday

JUN 23 & 24

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Indian Market & Festival

Save $2 when you purchase advance online tickets

Join us on the beautiful Eiteljorg Museum grounds for the 26th annual Indian Market and Festival — a celebration of Native American art, history and cultures. Cost: Advance online tickets $13, Adults $15 at the gate Youth 17 and under FREE Eiteljorg members (individuals named on membership cards only) – FREE

Reservations required for the Market Morning Breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday June 23; contact 317.275.1316 or mwhistler@eiteljorg.com

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Artist Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo) and her sculptures.

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Visit www.eiteljorg.org for details or call 317.275.1310 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, $8 for youth ages 5 to 17 and college students with student ID, and children ages 4 and under are always free. IUPUI students, faculty and staff with a Jag Tag are free, except for special events.. 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.



AUG 11 The Reel West Programming: 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Chris Enns Presentation: Cowgirls, Courtesans, and Cutthroats: The Great B Western Actresses of Republic Pictures Join Chris Enss, author and historian, at 1 p.m. for a presentation on some of Republic Pictures’ most notable actresses and the roles they played on and offscreen. A book-signing will follow. For the complete schedule of the day’s activities, please visit eiteljorg.org.


AUG 24 The Reel West Programming: 5–8 p.m. Wild Western Trivia Night Do you speak fluent cowboy? Are you a Western film aficionado? Know the difference between John Ford and John Wayne? Like to have fun, meet new friends and answer random questions? Don’t miss your chance to show off your knowledge during Wild Western Trivia Night. For more info contact sschmidt@eiteljorg.com or 317.275.1348. Friday


Noon–1 p.m. Walking Tour: (Dis/Mis/Re)placing the Indian in Indianapolis Join Dr. Scott Shoemaker for a walking tour of the several Indianapolis monuments to explore Native representation around the city. The walking tour will take approximately one hour.

Howard Post Ten Corrientes, 2016 Oil

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SEP 7 & 8 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 discover why Quest earns rave reviews from collectors. Back by popular demand: the Friday evening Miniature Art Sale featuring smaller works by Quest artists. Reservations are required; contact 317.275.1341 or khinds@eiteljorg.com. Friday


Noon–12:20 p.m. Curator’s Choice Series: Quest for the Best at Quest for the West® Join Johanna Blume, associate curator of Western art, history and culture, on the first Friday of October for an inside look at how we select Quest award winners.

Artists in Residence The Eiteljorg hosts three-week residencies with renowned Native American artists and artists of the West. They share their cultures and art with area schoolchildren and community and adult groups. The artists lead art-making workshops and conduct gallery and studio demonstrations. It’s a great opportunity for visitors to have one-on-one conversations with artists. Sept. 4–22 Katrina Mitten (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma) Meet Katrina Mitten, learn about her Miami culture and watch as she demonstrates beadwork techniques on several Saturdays in September.

Oct. 2–20 DG House (Cherokee of NE Alabama) Meet DG House, learn about her art and culture and watch her demonstrate her mixed media and painting techniques on several Saturdays in October. Summer/Fall 2018

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

Membership gifts ($100 and above) Vision Circle Cumulative giving for 2017 or 2018 is $25,000 or more Anonymous Mary Beth and Robert Braitman Brian and Kim Buchanan Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Gordon and Llura Gund Steve and Jane Marmon Mel and Joan Perelman

2018 Cowpokes & Cocktails

The second annual Cowpokes & Cocktails fundraiser on April 28 brought more than 200 guests together for a Western-themed evening to benefit a good cause: supporting the Eiteljorg Museum’s education and public programs. The charitable event was held under a tent at the Fitness Farm in Indianapolis. Kristi Lee of Q95’s The Bob and Tom Show served as emcee and auctioneer, Kahn’s Catering provided delicious food and other sponsors helped make the evening a success.

Chairperson’s Circle $10,000–$24,999 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Reilly, Jr.

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It did, however, bring up another discussion: beneficiaries on her life insurance policies. One policy will go towards end-of-life expenses and everything that entails. What to do with some of the other ones is the question. We discussed listing a nonprofit of her choice as an option. She didn’t realize this was possible. I explained to her that some of our supporters at the Eiteljorg Museum have done just that. It’s a great way for her money to go towards something she is passionate about. It can be very empowering for the ones left behind during a time of grieving. Imagine, doing something good and having Mom smiling down upon us as we let the nonprofit know. No discussions, no family arguments, no ill will … just true altruism during a difficult time. I did suggest, should she choose this option, to let the nonprofit know. Good organizations will want to thank her for her support while she is still living. As they should.

Thank you to the following donors for memberships and gifts received from Dec. 1, 2017 to Mar. 31, 2018 and sponsorships for events and exhibitions through October 2018. 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.

Almost successful! Estate planning meeting prompts important questions s you have probably gathered by now, my mother and I are really close. We finally went together to visit her estate attorney. A friend had recommended a professional, we did a little research and off to the appointment we went. It’s amazing how much there is to contemplate. I stayed focused during the meeting as I saw Mom become overwhelmed. There was a lot to discuss. The clock was ticking and billable hours accruing. “Who will be the beneficiary of Mom’s will?” was top on the list for the attorney. This was not so bad. Who is second and third in line should something happen to beneficiary No. 1 seemed far tougher. Mom let me know I will be the one to follow through when the time comes. “But what if something happens to Nataly before you?” asked the attorney. Mom didn’t want to think about that. Who does? We had a good laugh when Mom asked me my opinion and I turned to her and said, “It’s up to you Mom. In this scenario, I’ve kicked the bucket and won’t have to worry about it. You will.” I’m not sure why we found it so funny. It’s such a morbid thought, but we laughed hard enough for tears to flow. Nothing was definitive by the end of this meeting. I would say, we were almost successful and it did get the ball rolling.


EXPERIENCE MIAMI CULTURE, SANDHILL CRANES ON EITELJORG TOUR NOV 3 Join us Nov. 3 for an all-day coach trip to northern Indiana focusing on the Miami Tribe and the fall migration of the Sandhill Crane. This is an ideal tour for those interested in Native American and Indiana history and for nature lovers. Learn about the Miami during stops at cultural sites important to the tribe’s history, including Seven Pillars near Peru, Indiana. We will arrive at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area during a peak time to witness thousands of Sandhill Cranes stopping to rest during their migration. Spaces on the 32-seat motor coach are going fast. Eiteljorg members are $150 per person; non-members are $175. Cost includes travel by coach, lunch and dinner. For more information or to register, contact Martha Hill at mhill@eiteljorg.com or 317.275.1377.

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President’s Society $5,000–$9,999 Dr. Elizabeth A. Beck Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fortune, III Tom and Patty Gibbs Geoffrey and Sarah Gund Betsey Harvey Allan and Kathy Hubbard Stan and Sandy Hurt Charlotte Mittler Ralph G. Nowak Nancy M. Russell* William and Jane Salin Deborah and Randy Tobias Martha and John Tynan Golden Eagle Society $2,500–$4,999 Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Appel Elaine and Eric Bedel Dr. Edward and Phyllis Cockerill Charles and Helen Coghlan Standiford H. Cox Dawn M. Fazli Karen and Joseph Glaser Earl and Vicki Goode Needham and Mary Lou Hurst Frank and Frances Kelly James Kincannon and Charles Goad Donald B. Korb Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly, II Terry and Connie Marbach Beth Meloy and Robert Oppelt Virginia Merkel Jim and Jackie Morris Robert and Lora Sandroni A.H. “Hutch” Schumaker, II and Kevina Schumaker Michael and Maureen Surak John Vanausdall Gil Waldman and Christy Vezolles Mr. and Mrs. C. Daniel Yates


Michelle Lowden (Acoma Pueblo) Purest of Love, 2017 Acrylic on vinyl record. 26th annual Indian Market & Festival Sponsored by Ice Miller LLP Paul I. Cripe Charitable Foundation Mel and Joan Perelman The Mrs. Robert S. Eccles Fund Entertainment stage sponsor Christel DeHaan Family Foundation Helen Cox Kersting Award sponsor Helen Cox Kersting Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award sponsors Pat and Bob Anker Mike Eagle Gita and Joe Osborne Ellen Reed Ella Kay and John W. Timothy Sr. Family Memorial Fund Margot Eccles Youth Prize Anonymous Friends of Indian Market & Festival Pat and Bob Anker Sarah Barney Dr. Nancy Branyas Ed and Phyllis Cockerill L.G. and Alyce Edwards

Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Drs. Richard and Rebecca Feldman Tom and Patty Gibbs Martha and Michael Hill Polly H. Hix Cindy and Bob Hoye Kahn’s Catering Larry and Connie Kane L. Robert and Nancy Lowe Jane and Steve Marmon Jim and Jackie Morris Mel and Joan Perelman Newell Pugh Tom and Bonnie Reilly Hilary Raab, Jr. A.H. “Hutch” Schumaker, II and Kevina Schumaker Tom and Evelyn Seeley Mike and Maureen Surak Ella Kay and John W. Timothy Sr. Family Memorial Fund Cathy Turner Christy Vezolles and Gil Waldman Brian West Don Woodley Gas cards for artists sponsors Anonymous Sue Arnold Dr. Rosanne Bonjouklian Rochelle and Michael Cohen Gayle and Carl Cox Wayne Craig Linda Darr In memory of Mrs. Robert Lacy Eccles from Leslie Donchetz Jasmin French

13th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale Presented by Mavericks Cardinal Contracting Caryn and David Anderson The Western Art Society Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Tom and Evelyn Seeley Trailbosses Jane and Steve Marmon Buckaroos Bill and Roberta Witchger Stan and Sandy Hurt Indiana Oral & Maxillofacial Drovers Surgery Associates — Angie and Dick Darlington Dr. and Mrs. John Moenning L.G. and Alyce Edwards Michael S. and Janie Maurer Tom and Patty Gibbs Patte and Frank Owings Ice Miller LLP Gita and Joe Osborne Eiteljorg Keepsake Sponsors Mel and Joan Perelman Jane and Steve Marmon Catherine and Robert Turner

Eagle Society $1,500–$2,499 Sue and Michael Back Frank and Katrina Basile Georgia Buchanan Steve Cagle Carl and Gayle Cox Susie M. Cross LaMarr Easter and Cary Neeley Chris and Kimberley Eck Larry and Lee Glasscock Lynnette Hanes Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan R. Hess Camilla Hull Duane and Marguerita Johnson

Helen C. Kersting Carrie Kirk and Carol Besore Brian T. Lee Nataly and Jonathan Lowder Jayme and Rod McComas Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Nash Dr. and Mrs. George Rapp Mr. and Mrs. J. David Resley Robert and Barbara Shortle Chad Slaughter and Jillian McCarty Mr. and Mrs. William E. Stanley Diane G. Thompson John W. Timothy, Jr., M.D. Robert and Helen Whipple Jan Woodruff and William T. Rice

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Linda Gilman Deborah Hyndman Norbert and Katherine Krapf Jane and Steve Marmon Susie and Howard Maxwell Charlotte Mittler Gita and Joe Osborne Dorit and Gerald Paul Hilary Raab, Jr. Chris Reading and Juliet Port Ellen Reed Linda Stark Brian West Larry and Karen Zimmerman In-kind support provided by A Classic Party Rental Bee Coffee Roasters Hadley Fruits Photography Honeymoon Image & Design Inc. Indiana Department of Administration Indiana State Fair Commission Indianapolis Department of Public Works Indianapolis Fruit Company Menefee Lemonade Needler’s Fresh Market Nicey Treat Old West Food One Source, LLC Platero Frybread Ray’s Trash Services Red Frazier Bison Securitas Inc. White River State Park Wilhelm Construction

Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award sponsor Western Art Society Henry Farny Award for Best Painting Jane and Steve Marmon Victor Higgins Work of Distinction Catherine and Robert 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

Advocate Members $1,000–$1,499 James and Kathleen McGrath Patron Members $500–$999 Dr. Ann H. Hunt Gerald and Shirley Lewis Andrew J.* and Jane Paine Margaret Piety and Josef Laposa Gail Plater and William M. Plater Deanna Poe Marjorie and Karl Schnelle Jerry and Rosie Semler Dr. Marguerite K. Shepard Bill and Jeanette Thomas


MEMBERSHIPS AND DONATIONS Sustaining Members $250–$499 Alice Brown and Randy Trowbridge John Carvey Stephen and Mary DeVoe Curtis and Debbie Donley Scott Etzel Jim and Sally Friend Charles and Louise Gay Marlene Harris Stephen and Colleen Hopkins Larry and Connie Kane Michael Khalil Carlos and Eleanor Lopez Jim and Inge Maresh Jeff McGuire Jim and Jan Mellott Cynthia Munerol Frank N. and Patricia L. Owings Ben Pauley Mr. Hilary Raab, Jr. Wayne Redmond Gary and Phyllis Schahet Dr. William E. and Julie Segar Carolyn A. Sharp Joseph Sherwood and Linda Kohn Molly Sturman Contributing Members $125–$249 Bill and Susan Allen Amy and Michael Alley Viki and Bruce Anderson Toni and Robert Bader Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Baxter Dr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Belt Steve and Debbie Benefiel D. Eugene Bennett Jesse Brand and Geri Handley Alice Brown and Randy Trowbridge Robert Burton Howard and Karen Campbell Dr. and Mrs. Michael R. Cohen Hanni and William Cramer Troy and Heather Crum Patti Curran Marilyn Dapper John and Susan Davis Curt and Debra DeBaun Federico and Rosa Maria Dies Patrick and Polly Egan William Esarey and Robin-Elizabeth Parsley Richard L. Fine Dawn Fishman Ryan C. Fuhrmann Ed and Phyllis Gabovitch Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Gilmor Pinkus and Rebecca Goldberg Walter and Martha Gradolf Laura Green James and Sareta Gregory Tom and Mary Grein Ken and Linda Grimes Tom and Nancy Hartmann Hart and Simona Hasten John H. Heiligenstein Kirk and Amy Hendrix Randy and Tina Hensley Weimer and Anita Hicks Bonnie and Joe Hovish Peter and Emily Howard Karen and Frankie Hren Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Hunter, Jr. Debbie Hyndman James and Mary Jackson


Stephen and Anne Jay Jeanette Kassebaum Seth Keever and Maggie Loiselle Marie and Marvin Kemple Richard and Gwen Knipstein R. Edward and Nancy Koskie Dr. James and Mrs. Ruth Lawrence Robert and Sara Le Bien Bob Lucid Sandy and Greg MacAllister Norman and Ginny Mazurowski Richard and Cheryl McDonald Tim and Ann Miller Robert and Martha Ravensberg Gayle Reed and Todd Felgen John and Sue Rees Marjorie and Victor Riemenschneider Julia Ritter Mark and Angela Sadler Warren and Jill Schimpff Jerrold and Ellen Simon Don and Tracy Skiles Steve and Santina Sullivan Howard and Marlies Terpning William and Sharon Theobald P. Michael and Carolyn M. Tolson Robert and Barbetta True Larry and Nancy Van Arendonk Nicholas and Terry Watson Courtenay and Emily Weldon Joyce Wismann Bryan Woodruff Donors All annual fund, memorial and honorarium gifts are listed. Gifts in other categories are for $100 or more. Annual Fund and other designated gifts Amy and Michael Alley Amazon Smiles Robert M. and Sally G. Anderson Anonymous (8) Carol Barmore Martha Bartlow Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Baxter Bessemer National Gift Fund Jerry and Bonnie Betley Fred and Annette Biesecker George and Susan Black Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Blackwell, II Donald P. Bogard Linda Bolden-Smith Dr. Rosanne Bonjouklian Robert and Terry Bowen Gina and Jim Bremner Alice Brown and Randy Trowbridge Brian and Kim Buchanan Stephen and Bonnie Caplin Brian and Renee Carberry George and Linda Charbonneau Family Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation Peter Chen Nancy Christy Dr. and Mrs. Michael R. Cohen Linda Darr Phillip E. Darrah P.R. Davis Carol Derbin Federico and Rosa Maria Dies Robert and Sharon Doiron Mary Downey Michael Durham

MEMBERSHIPS AND DONATIONS Jan Eason Julia Ehret Elizabeth E. Elam Dr. Judith Erickson John and Elizabeth Fawcett Dr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Fess Joan Fitzgibbon Mr. and Mrs. Max Gibson Cyrena Gilman Mr. and Mrs. John Clark Gray August and Anita K. Hardee Bob Harper Don and Karen Hawes Eric and Pamela Hinkle Polly H. Hix and Tony J. Fair Tom and Sue Hoback Stephen and Elizabeth Holmes Tammy and Chris Holmes Gregory and Mary Huebner Barbara and Bob Humes Needham and Mary Lou Hurst Catherine Hurst and Philip Meyer Roger and Francine Hurwitz Charley and Sheryl Hutchins Holly Jaycox and Andrew Brightman Kahn’s Catering Larry and Connie Kane Marie and Marvin Kemple The Charley and Carrie Kirk Family Foundation, a CICF fund Steven and Sharon Klusman Kay F. Koch Milly C. Kopecky Cricket and Ryan Krengel Chris G. Krok Ms. Modupe Gloria Labode Connie Latas Lezlie Laxton Binro Lee Dr. and Mrs. R. Stephen Lehman, D.D.S. Norris and MaLes Lineweaver Nataly and Jonathan Lowder L. Robert and Nancy Lowe Truman and Nancy Lowe John Ludwig Bernard and Cristina Manker Steve and Jane Marmon Marnie Maxwell and John Krauss Jayme and Rod McComas Richard and Cynthia Miyamoto Christina Morris Martha and Alfred Mosemiller Daniel and Dianne Motto Dr. Daniel H. Mowrey James C. Muth Col. James Mutter and General Carol Mutter Janet Myers and Dennis Hogan Blake Lee and Carolyn Lytle Neubauer Charitable Fund, a fund of Legacy Fund P.A. Nisbet Teresa Noice Harry Nungesser Marjorie Poore Brad and Cindy Quinn Mr. Hilary Raab, Jr. William K. Ransom Robert and Carol Reynolds John Lawrence Richardt Darrell and Karen Richey Cynthia Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Randall D. Rogers Nancy Ray Ross Diane and Randall Rowland

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Hilary and Ron Salatich Dr. Yocheved Samson and Mr. Joel Samson Robert and Lora Sandroni Rod and Anne Scheele Rev. and Mrs. Robert A. Schilling Don and Kathy Schreiner William L. Scott Jane Seelig L. Wayne Sipe Jeffery and Christy Soldatis Ieva Straatman Howard and Marlies Terpning Judith and Joe Thomas Pauline Ulrey Wendy Igleheart Walker Kay WalkingStick Dr. and Mrs. Don C. Weiser Emily West Philip and Shandon Whistler John D. Wilson S. Wolen and R. Gilbert Chris and Megan Wright Dr. Don Zimmerman Gifts in Honor and Memory In Honor of Pat and Bob Anker’s 50th wedding anniversary Gay Burkhart Carlos and Eleanor Lopez Patricia and Arthur Newman Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Schloss In Honor of Noble and Barbara Cala Kathy A. Cala and Danny R. Cala In Honor of Michael Eagle Teddy Guzman In Honor of the wonderful development department at the Eiteljorg Museum. Sarah and Evan Farthing In Honor of Eiteljorg Museum Staff John Vanausdall In Honor of James Nottage upon His Retirement Steve and Jane Marmon In Honor of Tom and Evelyn Seeley Jacqueline and William Kingston Gift to the Eiteljorg Museum In Honor of Jessica Welch’s 95th Birthday Bill and Bonnie Lawrence and Family, Michael Lawrence, Kelly Lawrence, Lisa Fenchel and David Lawrence Bill and Barbara McLin Bill, Nicole, Chloe, Wesley and Sam McLin Angelique, Matt, Vivi and Coleman Mertz Rebecca, Scott, McKenzie and Cooper Seyferth Kent, Kellie, Michael and Lauren Welch Malcolm and Lisa Welch Monte and Marilyn Welch Nick, Amy and Alex Welch In Honor of Donald F. Woodley Florence and Charles Cooper In Memory of Richard Lewis Bloch Lorenzo Clayton In Memory of Harry Fonseca Harry Nungesser In Memory of Joyce Helvie John Vanausdall In Memory of Leon Jett Ramona Seese Thornburg In Memory of Rev. Clarence McConkey Clay and Amy Robbins


In Memory of Eiteljorg Storyteller and Potawatomi Culture Bearer Teresa Webb Kay Hinds Ella Kay and John W. Timothy, Sr. Family Memorial Fund Charlene Timothy John W. Timothy, Jr., M.D.

In-Kind gifts Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Heaven Hill Brands Honeymoon Image & Design Lemon Tree Cookies Pita Pit Printing Partners

Foundation, corporation and government gifts $500,000 and above Lilly Endowment, Inc. $40,000–$499,999 David H. & Barbara M. Jacobs Foundation The Forest Fund, Inc. $20,000–$39,999 Oxford Financial Group, Ltd. The Margot L. and Robert S. Eccles Fund, a fund of CICF The Sunrise Foundation The Swisher Foundation $10,000–$19,999 Indianapolis Colts The Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation $5,000–$9,999 Barnes & Thornburg LLP Wilhelm Construction Co. $2,000–$4,999 Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Joanne W. Orr Charitable Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation Nordstrom $1,000–$1,999 Fifth Third Bank Gregory & Appel Insurance JPMorgan Chase & Co. Jungclaus-Campbell Co., Inc. Krivi Arts, Humanities and Sciences Fund Telamon Foundation $500–$999 Indiana Humanities Kahn’s Catering

Project Silver Moon and Project New Moon capital campaign gifts Ralph G. Nowak The Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation

Matching gift companies Ayres Foundation, Inc. Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc.

Project 2021 capital campaign gifts Frank and Katrina Basile Elaine and Eric Bedel Mona Billingsley Ronald and Claudia Clark Charles and Helen Coghlan Wendy Cooper and Karen Johnstone L.G. and Alyce Edwards Drs. Richard and Becky Feldman Carolyn Fisher Walter Fitzsimmons and Yvonne Dutton Tom and Sharon Funk Fred and Angie Green Polly H. Hix and Tony J. Fair Cindy and Robert Hoye Ms. Modupe Gloria Labode Kevin O’Connell Gita and Joseph Osborne Noreen and Alan Poorman Marvin L. Recht Robert and Barbara Shortle Chad Slaughter and Jillian McCarty Cathy and Robert Turner Mr. and Mrs. C. Daniel Yates Project 2021 endowment Jungclaus-Campbell Co., Inc. F. Timothy and Nancy Nagler Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback curator of Native American art, history and culture endowment Tom and Sue Hoback

Exhibitions and Special Events Native Art Now! Sponsored by David H. & Barbara M. Jacobs Foundation Mr. David Jacobs The Reel West Presented by Oxford Financial Group LTD Sponsored by Anonymous Barnes & Thornburg LLP Ice Miller LLP Indianapolis Colts Nordstrom The Sunrise Foundation Theater experience sponsored by Frank N. and Patricia L. Owings With additional support from Anonymous Russell Breeden and Katharine A. Walker Jim and Sara Gutting Ginger Merkel in memory of Roger Merkel 2018 Cowpokes & Cocktails sponsors Mustang Cathy and Robert Turner Cattle Herder Angie and Dick Darlington Tom and Sue Hoback Ice Miller LLP Indianapolis Colts Steve and Jane Marmon Joan SerVaas and Larry Roan Table sponsors Citimark Chris and Kimberley Eck L.G. and Alyce Edwards Fifth Third Bank Angie and Fred Green Gary and Hannah Hirschberg and Goldman Sachs & Company

JPMorgan Chase Rod and Jayme McComas Ogletree Deakins Whitney and Chris Trede Don Woodley Venue Location Fitness Farm Fund-a-Need Donation Steve and Jane Marmon Gala Honoring Mel and Joan Perelman Presented by Oxford Financial Group, Ltd. Volunteer Recognition Dinner sponsor H. Jean Cline Jones Kyle Western gallery art acquisition Brian and Kim Buchanan 2017 Artists in Residence sponsor Barbara Masters Day of the Dead sponsors Christel DeHaan Family Foundation The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF fund The International Center The Penrod Society 2018 Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure Presented by The Indiana Rail Road Sponsored by Anonymous Butler Family Foundation L.G. and Alyce Edwards Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Indianapolis Colts Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP H. Jean Cline Jones Kyle The Kortepeter Family

ONE FESTIVAL. THREE TEES. Indian Market and Festival will be extra-festive this year with three different festival T-shirt designs available, each featuring artwork by an admired Native artist: Michelle Lowden, Gordon Coons or Gabriel Ayala. T-shirts are available through the Museum Store, where market-goers also can find other items celebrating Indian Market artists. STORE HOURS MON–SAT: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. SUN: Noon to 5 p.m. 317.275.1300 | 800.878.7978 store@eiteljorg.com



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Celebrate Día de los Muertos at the Eiteljorg with Nopal Cultural and enjoy FREE admission. Watch performances, create art, shop at the Mercado (marketplace), enjoy a Catrina parade and see the exhibit of ofrendas (altars) at one of the museum’s most popular annual events.

Don’t miss this holiday family tradition. Model trains chug through beautifully recreated landscapes and landmarks of the American West and downtown Indianapolis. See the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore and other iconic places, made of all-natural materials. New in 2018: Route 66 PRESENTED BY:

Sponsorships for Eiteljorg exhibits and programs are available. Contact Mary Whistler at 317.275.1316 or mwhistler@eiteljorg.com.

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