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SPRING 2019

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

A Sense of Beauty

Showcasing the Power and Beauty in Native Art MAR 9–AUG 4

Bringing Friends Together: Contemporary Hopi Carvings From the Eagle, Perelman and Rader Collections

MAR 30–JUL 28

MEET NEW VP & CHIEF CURATOR ELISA PHELPS P6

HOPI CARVINGS SHOWCASED IN NEW EXHIBIT ON COLLECTING P7

CELEBRATIONS: 30th ANNIVERSARY, COWPOKES & COCKTAILS P8, P10


SPECIAL PROGRAMMING EVENTS

PRESIDENT’S LETTER

Eiteljorg celebrating 30 years as an innovative cultural institution

Eiteljorg leads citywide National Endowment for the Arts reading celebration of classic Western novel, True Grit

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alling all book lovers: Join us for a community experience involving the classic Western novel True Grit by Charles Portis, including family programs, special events, book discussions, film screenings and more. The Eiteljorg is one of 75 organizations nationwide to receive a 2019 NEA Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for a community-wide reading initiative, designed to connect people through the joy of sharing a book. For the Eiteljorg, True Grit was a natural fit with our mission. True Grit is a 1968 adventure novel set in the Old West in which a young woman, Mattie Ross, and a U.S. marshal, Rooster Cogburn, search for the killer of Mattie’s father. The book by Portis was first serialized in the Saturday Evening Post magazine and soon adapted into the 1969 film starring John Wayne. Another film adaptation, by the Coen brothers in 2010, also was critically acclaimed. “Charles Portis’ Western novel True Grit explores themes of courage, endurance and personal growth,” said Dr. Martha Hill, vice president for public programs and the Beeler Family director of education at the Eiteljorg Museum. “Those themes will be explored during the two months of Eiteljorg events and programming as part of the NEA Big Read project, offering the community a shared reading experience. We are thrilled to participate and share this classic novel with the community.” From April 5 to June 15, enjoy a full lineup of True Grit-related program offerings. The Indianapolis Public Library will conduct book discussions at various locations around the city — see page 13 — and 1,000 copies of the book will be distributed. Brick Street Poetry, Inc. will host events, including a poetry reading with Larry Woiwode, the state poet laureate of North Dakota. Duos Kitchen will offer a cooking class called “True Grits.” The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Its focus is on living authors, contemporary works and the universal appeal of themes that are likely to inspire lively and deep discussions within communities. April 13: Big Read True Grit Kickoff Event: Enjoy a festive Western family day featuring a chuck wagon, storytellers, historical re-enactors, Cameo the horse, Western games and art activities. The day includes a talk by author and filmmaker Jay Jennings, an expert on the work of True Grit author Charles Portis. APR 25: Saloon Night with Brick Street Poetry includes Western drink tastings and readings by local poets. MAY 11: Words and Other Wild Things with Brick Street Poetry takes place along with Snakes Alive!, kid-friendly programming with live creatures from the Joseph Moore Museum in Richmond. MAY 18: Screening of the 1969 film version of True Grit (starring John Wayne), followed by a keynote talk by Western scholar and author NEA Big Read is a program of the Dr. Richard Etulain about presidents who shaped the American West. National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. JUN 1: Juneteenth Community Celebration with free admission. JUN 12: Poetry reading with North Dakota Poet Laureate Larry Woiwode and Brick Street Poetry. JUN 15: Screening of the 2010 film version of True Grit (starring Hailee Steinfeld, Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon). For more information, follow on #EJNEABigRead #neabigread • www.Eiteljorg.org/BigRead • www.artsmidwest.org/programs/neabigread

On the cover: George Carlson (American, born 1940), The Greeting, 1989, bronze, cast number 1 of 3

Les Namingha (Hopi-Tewa/Zuni, born 1967), Late Mirovian Period Pueblo Jar, 2015, clay, paint

Gift: Courtesy of Harrison Eiteljorg

Gift of Steve and Jane Marmon

Dennis Tewa (Hopi, born 1945), Takursh Mana , cottonwood, paint Gift of Michael and Juanita Eagle

Eiteljorg Museum Magazine Volume 14, Number 1 President and CEO John Vanausdall Vice President for Advancement Nataly Lowder Director of Marketing and Communications Bert Beiswanger Design Honeymoon Image & Design Editor and Writer Bryan Corbin Contributing Writers Kay Hinds Scott M. Shoemaker, Ph.D. (Miami of Oklahoma) Bert Beiswanger Nataly Lowder Rachel Drake Contributing Photographers Eiteljorg Museum staff and files Hadley Fruits Photography Jessica Strickland Photography Book cover of paperback edition of True Grit courtesy of The Overland Press and NEA Big Read

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 Membership information Contact Cassandra Sanborn with membership questions 317.275.1360 csanborn@eiteljorg.com

Friends, Over the years, I’ve often experienced our stakeholders commenting on how innovative a particular Eiteljorg exhibit, program or event is; and nothing pleases me more. At the Eiteljorg Museum, we are always innovating, always planning, always thinking about the future of this institution and the community we have served for the past 30 years — not only through technology but through creative, dynamic approaches to our mission. We hope you have visited our newly redesigned website, www.eiteljorg.org, filled with exciting features and easy to navigate on any mobile device. If you have been inside the Eiteljorg since our new Western galleries opened Nov. 10, then you saw the beautiful new video wall at the entrance that plays a short film — a collaboration with WFYI Productions — of landscapes of the West and highlights from our collections, previewing what guests will experience. In the Western galleries exhibit, Attitudes: The West in American Art, visitors can download a free new smartphone app to help them engage with the artworks to learn more. To try it out, search your phone’s app store function for “Eiteljorg” or “Art and the West.” Within the new galleries, we installed high-tech interactive computer touchscreens, where visitors can pull up more details about the people behind the art. Through a new design studio and other activities, we made the Attitudes exhibit appealing to families with children. The exhibit takes a bold approach in considering how art and artists reflect the complexity and diversity of the West. One stirring example is

Mian Situ’s The Golden Mountain: Approaching San Francisco, 1865, an oil painting we acquired last year that portrays Chinese-American settlement of California. Re-envisioning and reinstalling the Western art galleries and implementing the interactives and video wall happened thanks to generous friends of the museum, listed on pages 11-13. The project was the brainchild of James H. Nottage, the Eiteljorg’s chief curatorial officer emeritus. A visionary in the field of Western art, James served in Western museums for 50 years, the last 17 of them at the Eiteljorg. At his retirement party Nov. 8, we announced creation of the James Nottage Fund for Western Scholarship, an endowment to support scholarly publications, internships and fellowships in the field of Western art. We also welcome our new vice president and chief curatorial officer, Elisa G. Phelps, a nationally respected museum professional and innovator. In her previous management position at History Colorado in Denver, Elisa oversaw posting of that museum’s collection onto a public website portal so that anyone anywhere could learn online about fascinating objects and the stories they

At a retirement celebration Nov. 8, Chief Curatorial Officer Emeritus James Nottage, left, received an award for his 17 years at the museum from Eiteljorg President and CEO John Vanausdall, right. To make reservations for the museum’s upcoming 30th anniversary celebration March 29, contact Cassandra Sanborn at 317.275.1360 or csanborn@eiteljorg.com.

tell. (Read more about Elisa and her innovative curatorial approach on page 6.) Creating the new Western galleries was the first bookend of our Board of Directors’ fiveyear strategic plan for the museum, Project 2021. The other bookend is the complete transformation of the secondfloor Native American art galleries less than three years from now. We are excited at the prospect of exhibiting beautiful Native artworks in more compelling, contextual ways, with more glass and fewer bulky cases. A special focus will be on the art of Indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes region, including the Miami, Delaware, Ojibwe and Potawatomi, to enhance appreciation of those cultures. In all these things, we are grateful to our supporters including the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Allen Whitehill Welcoming visitors at the museum’s entry is a new video Clowes Charitable wall streaming images of the people and landscapes of Foundation and the American West and Native America. The video wall many other compais sponsored by Stan and Sandy Hurt. For information nies, groups and about donating to the museum, contact Nataly Lowder individuals — at 317.275.1311 or nlowder@eiteljorg.com Spring 2019

including artists, art collectors and members — whose generosity has sustained the Eiteljorg for 30 years. When our founder Harrison Eiteljorg in June 1989 cut the ribbon on the new museum, both its Southwest puebloinspired architecture and its cultural mission were something new and different in Indianapolis. Three decades later, the Eiteljorg Museum still is a young institution, with a staff and volunteers who each day bring forth their energy, creativity and inspiration. We have a lot more innovation ahead of us in the next 30 years. So I invite you to join us at the Eiteljorg at our 30th birthday celebration March 29, and throughout the year for our delightful exhibitions and programs. We hope to see you soon. Sincerely,

John Vanausdall President and CEO Eiteljorg Museum

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COVER STORY

Da-ka-xeen Mehner (Tlingit/Nisga’a, born 1970) Call and Respond 1 & 2, 2012 Wood, rawhide with video projection

A SENSE OF

BEAUTY

Museum Purchase: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship Note: This art work is not currently in the exhibition.

MAR 9–AUG 4 Special Exhibition Gallery Eiteljorg Museum

SHOWCASING THE POWER AND BEAUTY IN NATIVE ART

Outstanding Native artworks presented in compelling installations By Bryan Corbin, Storyteller magazine editor

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new exhibition at the Eiteljorg Museum will premiere many recently acquired Native American artworks that rarely or never have been on exhibit. Visitors will enjoy a “tree” of jewelry, a “waterfall” of baskets and a “whirlwind” of weavings. These extraordinary installations of objects will emphasize the aesthetic beauty of the pieces and engage the senses. This exceptional exhibit, A Sense of Beauty: Showcasing the Power and Beauty in Native Art, opens March 9 at the Eiteljorg and will highlight contemporary and customary (or

Susan Point (Musqueam Indian Band, born 1952) Arrival, 1996 Carved glass, wood

“traditional”) Native artworks collected during the 30 years the museum has been in existence. “We have opened the museum vault and brought out some stunning objects that convey the boundless creativity and talent of Native American artists, including living artists and those who have passed on, representing Indigenous cultures from across North America,” Eiteljorg President and CEO John Vanausdall said. “This thought-provoking exhibition will delight and inspire museum visitors.” Intricate weavings, ceramic art,

delicate jewelry, extraordinary baskets, glass art, prints and eye-catching installations will fill the museum’s main floor special exhibition gallery during A Sense of Beauty: Showcasing the Power and Beauty in Native Art. The Native artists represented include past recipients of the Eiteljorg Contemporary (Continued on page 4)

Vernon Haskie (Navajo, born 1968) Bracelet, 2007 Silver, coral Gift of Helen Cox Kersting

Museum purchase from New Art of the West 7 with funds provided by Mike and Juanita Eagle

Unknown Columbia River Artist Basket, 1900-1940 Spruce root, beargrass, cherry bark, dye Bequest of Kenneth S. “Bud” and Nancy Adams

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Art Fellowship, past award-winners from the Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival, and others whose works the museum has acquired or collectors have donated. Reflecting many cultures, regions and artistic styles, the outstanding pieces underscore the museum’s serious interest in collecting. Part of the fun for visitors will be the compelling ways the artworks are presented. Instead of seeing works under glass cases, visitors will enjoy a “waterfall” of baskets suspended as they tumble down a wall, a “river” of pottery meandering along the gallery, a “tree” of handmade jewelry and a “whirlwind” of floating, twirling weavings, fixed in mid-air. Kiosks with images and captions will identify the pieces and artists, while text panels will focus on the subject of art collecting. Along one wall will be an enormous 40-foot multicolor geometric print, composed of more than 200 individual prints, Okanagan IV, by 2001 Eiteljorg Fellow Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes.) Continuing through Aug. 4, A Sense of Beauty: Showcasing the Power and Beauty in Native Art will celebrate the tremendous inventiveness of Native artistic expression and the joy of collecting art. The exhibition is curated by Jennifer Complo McNutt, the curator of contemporary art; Scott Shoemaker, Ph.D., the Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback curator of Native American art, history, and culture; and Dorene Red Cloud, assistant curator of Native American art. The exhibit’s innovative design was created by Steve Sipe, director of exhibition and graphic design. The theme of beauty will serve as inspiration for a crowd-created art project in the museum’s Eagle Commons, where visitors can draw their own pages to add to a separate, large community art installation. Note: For more about understanding customary or “traditional” Native art, visit the Eiteljorg Blog at www.eiteljorg.org/our-story/news/

Unknown Navajo Artist Weaving, 1870-1880 Wool, dye Bequest of Kenneth S. “Bud” and Nancy Adams

Civic leader, philanthropist and art collector Mrs. Robert S. (Margot) Eccles was an Eiteljorg board member and chair of Indian Market and Festival who brought passion, vision and generosity to the annual event. Mrs. Eccles, who died in 2012, started an endowment for Indian Market.

Dan Viets Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw, 1951-2005) Spring Arrival, 1994 Collagraph on paper Gift: Courtesy of Gail C. Kirchner. Dedicated with love and joy to the donor’s family: Carroll and Brett Davis, Amy, John and Mary Nell Kirchner

Celebrating

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of Telling Amazing Stories

30 Years SPONSORED BY:

Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes, born 1953) Changer 3, 2012 Blown and etched glass Museum Purchase: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship

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On June 24, 1989, civic leaders, Native American representatives, artists and local dignitaries held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to open the new Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. In the above photo, the museum’s founder Harrison Eiteljorg — center, in shirtsleeves — cut the ribbon, along with thenGovernor Evan Bayh, then-Mayor William Hudnut, and other distinguished guests. To celebrate the museum’s 30th birthday in 2019, Eiteljorg supporters are invited to join us at a special anniversary celebration March 29 at the museum. For reservation and details, contact Cassandra Sanborn at 317.275.1360 or csanborn@eiteljorg.com. Members’ cost will be $50, nonmembers $60.

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Rowan Harrison (Navajo/Pueblo of Isleta, born 1969) Vessel, undated Clay Gift of Helen Cox Kersting

Unknown Cowlitz Artist Basket, ca. 1920 Beargrass, cedar bark, rawhide, cotton and wool yarn Gift of Mel and Joan Perelman

The bronze sculpture The Greeting by George Carlson was installed in 1989 to welcome visitors to the new Eiteljorg Museum. The statue was acquired thanks to the generosity of museum founder Harrison Eiteljorg.

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EITELJORG PROFILE

ART UP CLOSE

Meet Elisa Phelps, the Eiteljorg’s new VP and chief curator

Artwork behind Elisa Phelps (left): Daniel Smith (American, born 1954) Stillwater Crossing, 2009 Acrylic on canvas

By Bryan Corbin, Storyteller magazine editor

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he Eiteljorg Museum’s new vice president and chief curatorial officer is a true Westerner, a Texan deeply rooted in Colorado and the rich history of the region. Elisa Phelps served as a curatorial leader in museums focused on the West and Native America, including 14 years at History Colorado in Denver, before joining the Eiteljorg in November to succeed James Nottage, who retired. Elisa leads the museum’s curatorial, collections and exhibitions divisions as the Eiteljorg is poised for big projects on the horizon. Storyteller magazine recently interviewed Elisa, and her comments are slightly edited for space: In summing up your background and career, what would you like Eiteljorg supporters to know about you? “I have had the good fortune to be able to spend my entire career in museums, a little more than 30 years. Wherever I’ve been, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Native American collections. Even though I’ve been in different types of museums — from natural history, to history, to one more focused on art — that’s been the consistent thread. My desire to work in museums is really predicated on wanting to share stories with the public; and objects are really the illustrations of the stories.” Growing up in Houston in the 1960s, what fueled your interest in Native America and the West? “At least every other year we would go and spend some time (visiting family in Silverton) in the southwest part of Colorado, and in Denver. That 6

just sparked an interest . . . . We did the cross-country trips in the ‘60s that families did in the station wagon: New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming. I appreciated the beauty, the Native cultures — and the mix of cultures in New Mexico was interesting, and it just stayed with me. So when it was time to decide where to go to university or college . . . I looked at Fort Lewis College in the Four Corners area, in Durango, which was someplace I loved. They had a Southwest studies program where you could focus on Native cultures and history. . . . . There was a very large Native student population that shaped life on campus. So that really carried my interest forward.” Moving forward a few years, one of your accomplishments at History Colorado was making their collection available to the public anytime through an online public portal. How revolutionary a change was it to put the museum’s collection online for anyone to see without visiting? “It was huge. It immediately opened up a much better way to respond when researchers were calling the museum library wanting to know about certain objects . . . . The mandate really was to make the collection as broadly accessible as possible. Just because it’s available online doesn’t mean people are going to automatically access it; you have to let them know that it’s there.” Is digitizing and posting the Eiteljorg collection something you hope to work on? “Yes, absolutely. The Eiteljorg

2009 Quest for the West ® Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award

Elisa Phelps is the Eiteljorg’s new vice president and chief curatorial officer. For more of this interview, visit the Eiteljorg Blog at www.eiteljorg.org/our-story/news/.

collection is incredibly visual and beautiful. There are some incredible things that have come in just in the past year. Being able to share that in a broader public way (is a goal), because not everybody’s going to be able to come to Indianapolis and pay their admission and come in to see what’s on exhibit. I don’t think that digital collections will ever take the place of the real thing, but it sure is nice to have that access if you can’t physically get to things.” How would you describe your philosophy in terms of audience engagement in a museum? “I like to see multiple points of entry into the exhibit, because not everybody is a reader, some people are really visual; (visitors) are different ages, and some people bring different levels of knowledge to the exhibit. Having some layered information in a variety of mechanisms to present the story so there are entry points for different types of audiences — and being clear in the audiences who you want to attract — helps drive how the exhibit is developed. The hardest thing with an exhibit is

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not what you put in the exhibit, it’s what you have to leave out. You want to find that balance of enough information or levels of information (that can tell the story), but you don’t want it to be a ‘book on the wall.’ “With exhibits where you’re working with Native peoples, tribal representatives, there’s another layer of consultation — and being open and really listening to what folks are saying and being willing to give up some curatorial control because there are other perspectives, other voices and other needs in terms of curating the exhibit.” In addition to making collections available online, what are some goals you want to accomplish at the Eiteljorg? “Renovation of the Native American galleries is primary. Long term, there’s a great need for expanded storage (in the museum’s vault for objects.) The other piece is working on ways to share the collection beyond exhibits here, so potentially arranging traveling exhibits. It’s such an amazing collection, and I think there will be a lot of interest by other museums in hosting

shows from the Eiteljorg. The Harry Fonseca exhibit is a perfect example (of a show that could travel.) . . . What the Eiteljorg has done and the collection it has built are the best advertisements for why someone should contribute to the museum, whether funds or art, because it has been well-managed. I am excited about the opportunities to continue to develop resources and build new relationships.”

Elisa G. Phelps Eiteljorg Museum, vice president and chief curatorial officer, 2018-present History Colorado, Denver, director of collections and library division, 2004-2018 Witte Museum, San Antonio, director of collections and curator of anthropology, 1998-2003 Houston Museum of Natural Science, curator of anthropology, 1987-1998

Bringing Friends Together: Contemporary Hopi Carvings From the Eagle, Perelman and Rader Collections By Scott Shoemaker, Ph.D. (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma), the Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback curator of Native American art, history and culture

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ver the past few years, the Eiteljorg Museum has received sizeable donations of contemporary Hopi carvings from three groups of dear friends of the museum: Mike Eagle and the late Juanita Eagle, Mel and Joan Perelman and Terry and Becky Rader. Through their involvement with the museum, the Eagles, Perelmans and Raders developed a friendly rivalry in their collecting of carvings and deep relationships with the many Hopi artists from whom they collected. These contemporary carvings

express motion and change — of the figures themselves and the ways in which Hopi artists continue to adapt their work made specifically for sale since the early 20th century. Contemporary carvings made for sale are derived from and yet very different from the carvings made by katsinam — special spiritual beings among the Hopi. The katsinam create dolls to give to young girls to educate them about their responsibilities and roles in the future. Many factors have contributed to the change of contemporary Hopi carvings over time. Carvings from the Eagle, Perelman and Rader collections represent a recent shift of many artists to only using a single piece of cottonwood with intricate details that add to a sense of motion

M.A. Museum Studies, University of Leicester, Leicester, England B.A. Southwest Studies/ Anthropology, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado Curator or project director of numerous exhibitions; author of scholarly articles; university instructor; presenter at conferences; annual volunteer since 1992 at the Santa Fe Indian Market. A dedicated supporter of historic neighborhoods and local businesses, Phelps and her partner, Rick, and their cat Lucy, and chow Tasha, live in an 1890s home in the Irvington neighborhood.

and movement to the figures. Carvings of katsinam, koyala (clowns), and others such as the Warrior Mouse add to the diverse ways in which each artist depicts motion, history, humor and commentary on present-day topics. Some of the artists whose work is included in the exhibit are: Cecil Calnimptewa, Jr.; Nuvadi Dawahoya; Jonathon Day; Aaron Fredericks; John Fredericks; Arthur Holmes, Sr.; Arthur Holmes, Jr.; Aaron Honanie; Brian Honyouti; Ronald Honyouti; Stetson Honyumptewa; Wilmer Kaye; Alfred “Bo” Lomahquahu; Loren Philips; Marlon Pinto; Kevin Pochoema; Ed Tewanema and many others. The collecting activities of the Eagles, Perelmans and Raders grew out of their friendships with the Eiteljorg Museum, with one another and with the artists themselves. The Eiteljorg is honored to have received these gifts from friends, and we will be sharing them with the public in the upcoming exhibition as part of the museum’s 30th anniversary year.

Aaron Fredericks (Hopi, born 1964) Mongwa Cottonwood, paint Gift of Mel and Joan Perelman

BRINGING FRIENDS TOGETHER: CONTEMPORARY HOPI CARVINGS From the Eagle, Perelman and Rader Collections

MAR 30–JUL 28

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Calendar Saturday

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, $8 for youth ages 5 to17 and college students with student ID, and 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. Mary Orten (Chitimacha) Basketry Bowl, 1940-1990, plant fiber, dye

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1 p.m. Leon Jett Memorial Lecture by Ron Craig—Lewis and Clark: And Who is That Black Man Standing Next To Clark? Ron Craig, executive producer from Astoria Productions in Portland, Oregon, gives a presentation about a longoverlooked historical figure: York, an African-American man who was a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Bequest of Kenneth S. “Bud” and Nancy Adams

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MAR 1

Noon–12:20 p.m Curator’s Choice Series: Santos y Cruces: Saints and Crosses in New Mexican Art Explore the history of Hispanic religious traditions and the devotional art that adorned churches and homes in New Mexico with Elisa Phelps, vice president and chief curatorial officer.

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MAR 29 Join us for the 30th Anniversary Opening Party At a special catered reception, we will kick off a yearlong celebration of the museum’s 30th anniversary, focusing on amazing stories of the West and Native America, and exploring the joy of collecting art. Experience the museum’s newly renovated Western Galleries, and get a first look at our new exhibits 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. 4:30–5:30 p.m.: Eagle Society, sponsor and special donors cocktail reception 5:30–9 p.m.: Public opening reception Members: $50, Non-members: $60. RSVP to Cassandra Sanborn at 317.275.1360 or csanborn@eiteljorg.com.

Saturday

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Celebrating

30 Years of Telling Amazing Stories

Saturday Neil David Sr. (Hopi, born 1944) Tuhavi and Koyemsi Cottonwood, paint Gift of R. Terrance and Rebecca J. Rader

MAR 30

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Exhibit opening—Bringing Friends Together: Contemporary Hopi Carvings from the Eagle, Perelman and Rader Collections A new exhibit in the Paul Gallery features fascinating examples of Hopi art collected by three of the Eiteljorg’s supporters. See story, page 7.

5:30–10:30 p.m. Cowpokes & Cocktails 30 Years The Eiteljorg’ s third annual of Telling Amazing Stories Cowpokes & Cocktails fund-raiser is a night of food, friends and good old-fashioned fun. All proceeds from the celebration benefit educational and public programming at the museum. Registration for the Zionsville event is required. Visit www.eiteljorg.org for more details. See story, page 10.

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Friday Wednesday Coming This Spring: Appraisal Day Check www.eiteljorg.org for date and details Find out if that old family heirloom is worth any money at Appraisal Day at the Eiteljorg. A team of appraisers from Cowan’s Auctions Inc. in Cincinnati will be on hand to appraise your treasures from the attic. Cowan’s Auctions is the firm led by renowned appraiser Wes Cowan from the PBS TV shows Antiques Roadshow and History Detectives. Reservations and fee required; for information contact anordholt-dean@eiteljorg.com or 317.275.1319.

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5:30–6:30 p.m. Western Book Club— Presidents Who Shaped the American West by Glenda Riley and Richard Etulain Join the museum’s Western Book Club and discuss this nonfiction book in preparation for a visit by author Richard Etulain on May 18. Free; contact mhill@eiteljorg.com.

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Saturday

6–8 p.m. Saloon Night Learn about the colorful origins of real saloon drinks with James Nottage, chief curatorial officer emeritus. Enjoy readings by local poets. Sample a few libations and take recipes home to experiment with. Registration and fee are required. Age 21+ (www.eiteljorg.org for details)

10:30 a.m. Screening of the film True Grit See the classic 1969 version of True Grit (rated G) starring John Wayne.

APR 25

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

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Exhibit opening—A Sense of Beauty: Showcasing the Power and Beauty in Native Art This special exhibition will wholly engage visitors with a unique art experience featuring exceptional Native art from the museum’s collection. See cover story, page 2.

Ron Craig

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NEA BIG READ TRUE GRIT PROGRAMMING

MAY 3

Noon–1 p.m. Curator’s Choice Series: Solving the Mystery of the Golden Hill Totem Pole of Indianapolis Join Dr. Richard Feldman, Eiteljorg board member and author of Home Before the Raven Caws, as he shares the history surrounding the missing pole from the Brady collection of Sitka National Historical Park.

Friday

APR 5

Noon–12:20 p.m. Curator’s Choice Series: True Grit in Bronze Join Johanna M. Blume, curator of Western art, history and culture, on the first Friday of April for an inside perspective on artist Harry Jackson’s bronze sculpture of John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn in the 1969 film version of True Grit, with insights on life in the West during the 1870s. Saturday

APR 13

11 a.m.–3 p.m. Western Family Day Join us for a day of Westernthemed family programming inspired by the book True Grit. Festivities include storytelling, chuck wagon food, games and art-making. Some activities are weather dependent. 1 p.m. Guest Speaker: Jay Jennings Jay Jennings, author of Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany, will provide insight into the life of Charles Portis, author of True Grit. A book signing by Jennings will follow.

Thursday

MAY 9

6–9 p.m. True Grits Cooking Class at Duos Kitchen Learn unique ways to prepare grits during a three-course class with Chef Becky Hostetter of Duos Kitchen. Registration and fee are required. (www.eiteljorg.org for details)

MAY 18

1 p.m. True Grit of Presidents Who Shaped the American West—a presentation by author Richard Etulain Western scholar Dr. Richard Etulain will talk about presidents whose decisions shaped the American West from the late 1700s to today. A book signing will follow.

Saturday

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11 a.m. Words and Other Wild Things with Poetry Alive! Children will learn about Western animals through poetry in this program presented in partnership with Brick Street Poetry. Each child will receive a free book, Words and Other Wild Things, a compilation of animal poems. 1 p.m. Snakes Alive! The Joseph Moore Museum staff will provide insight into True Grit character Mattie Ross’s experience with Western snakes and other creatures in this kid-friendly, family program exploring real, live snakes and other reptiles.

JUN 1

10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE ADMISSION Juneteenth Community Celebration Celebrate Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, at the Eiteljorg with music, performances, storytelling, food, art-making, community groups and more. Juneteenth commemorates the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865 at the end of the Civil War.

APR–JUN True Grit book discussions around Indianapolis See a list of book discussion locations on page 13.

We’re adding new programs and events all the time. Visit www.eiteljorg.org and sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up to date on Eiteljorg Museum happenings. Spring 2019

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COWPOKES & COCKTAILS APR 27, 2019

All proceeds support educational programming at the Eiteljorg Museum

Kick up your boots at the annual Cowpokes & Cocktails benefit

Thanks to YOU, we are turning 30!

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s the winter weather lingers on and January is already over, I find myself wondering where the time has gone. It seems like yesterday when I was graduating high school and signing my first professional ballet contract. Downtown Indianapolis had been declining, department stores were quietly taking their final curtain call, and the now-White River Parkway was a place you didn’t venture alone at night. By 1989, I was performing out West, touring the northern Rocky Mountains down through Utah and the Southwest. What an amazing area of the world! I would come back to Indianapolis between my dance contracts, and much to my surprise in 1989, a piece of the West opened in the city: the Eiteljorg Museum. It’s hard for me to believe that was 30 years ago. At times, it feels like yesterday and other times a lifetime ago. My performing career has long since been over, but my memories of the West dance in my dreams. When it feels like the memories are fading, I only have to walk into the art galleries. The landscapes transport me back to being on the tour bus and the Native American jewelry reminds me of how inviting the Native American cultures were as we dancers were purchasing items between the matinee and evening performances. It’s because of you that the Eiteljorg’s growth and success

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are possible. Many of you have supported the mission of the museum through memberships, donations, volunteering, attending events, advocating throughout the community and much, much more. Some of you have gone even further and included us in your estate plans: Putting us in your will, making us a beneficiary on an insurance policy or your IRA, creating bequests, charitable remainder trusts, remembering us through your donor-advised funds and even donating works of art to continue to grow our collection. We couldn’t do it without you. Thanks to you . . . we are turning 30! I think you’ll agree, the Eiteljorg is as important today as it was in 1989. It helped transform and reboot downtown Indianapolis and now is a destination for the local community and the rest of the world. Continuing to remain relevant for the next 30 years and beyond will be a very exciting time in our history. Contact me and discuss how your 30th anniversary legacy gift can help shape the narrative of the Eiteljorg’s future. All my best,

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

Saturday APR 27, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Zionsville, IN

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he spring season means it’s time for the Eiteljorg’s annual fundraiser, Cowpokes & Cocktails, benefitting the museum’s education and public programs department. Cowpokes & Cocktails is the product of reimagining our fundraiser a few years ago and has been a resounding success since, with wonderful attendance and meaningful contributions. This year’s event means even more as we celebrate 30 years as a community institution. Cowpokes & Cocktails is an evening to socialize, featuring delicious food, a cocktail contest, a live and silent auction of artworks and experience packages and much more. It will once again be emceed by longtime radio personality Kristi Lee of The Bob & Tom Show and host of the Kristi Lee Uninterrupted podcast.

Thank you to the following donors for memberships and gifts received from July 1 to November 30, 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, then please accept our apologies and call 317.275.1311. Membership gifts ($125 and above) Vision Circle Cumulative giving for 2018 of $25,000 and above Mary Beth and Robert Braitman Steve and Jane Marmon Joseph and Gita Osborne Chairperson’s Circle Cumulative giving for 2018 of $10,000–$24,999 Anonymous President’s Society Cumulative giving for 2018 of $5,000–$9,999 Dr. Caryn C. Anderson and Mr. David Anderson Tim Garnett and Peter Slaymaker Polly H. Hix and Tony J. Fair Allan and Kathy Hubbard Ann W. King Myrta Pulliam Thomas and Evelyn Seeley Golden Eagle Society $2,500–$4,999 Pat and Robert Anker Robin and Susan Cooper Lori Efroymson-Aguilera and Sergio Aguilera

Kristi Lee emceed the 2018 Cowpokes & Cocktails and will return for 2019’s event.

Every year we create a unique experience while capturing the essence of what C&C is all about. This year’s celebration will take place 10 minutes north of downtown Zionsville, which will provide a beautiful country backdrop for an exciting, high-end fundraiser and guaranteed night of fun. At the core of Cowpokes & Cocktails is our belief that all children should experience art, regardless of socioeconomic status. Thus, all proceeds again will go towards ever-important educational programming at the Eiteljorg. Sponsorships still are available. Entertain clients and reward employees, all while supporting arts education. Sponsorships range from $3,000 to $10,000. Individual tickets are $200 per person or $1,800 per table of 10. Registration is required. Contact Mary Whistler for more information 317.275.1316 or mwhistler@eiteljorg.com.

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Karen and Joseph Glaser James and Sara Gutting Chris Katterjohn and Dona Stohler Kelly and Stephan Masoncup Dr. Daniel H. Mowrey Thalia Nicas and Louis Jungheim Jay and Sally Peacock Dr. and Mrs. Randall G. Rowland John Vanausdall Jan Woodruff and William T. Rice Jack and Sue Zinser Eagle Society $1,500–$2,499 Michael and Terra Aguirre Sue and Michael Back Dr. Rosanne Bonjouklian Wilma Borinstein Georgia Buchanan William and Moira Carlstedt Deanna DeBrier LaMarr Easter and Cary Neeley Drs. Richard and Becky Feldman Marilyn George Camilla Hull Kristine and Steven Isenberg Jeanine Isham Carrie Kirk and Carol Besore Tom and Betsy Laskey Nataly and Jonathan Lowder Ralph G. Nowak Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Paul Jay and Sally Peacock Mr. and Mrs. Terry Rader Chad Slaughter and Jillian McCarty J. Albert and Maribeth Smith Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey H. Thomasson Brian West Patron Members $500–$999 Dick and Kathi Badertscher John and Mary Ann Grogan Elizabeth and J.A. Lacy

Jane Paine Dr. Marguerite K. Shepard Sustaining Members $250–$499 Richard and Linda Bloch Mauvene Borton Robert Cirillo C. Jack and Linda Clarkson Jim Dillard Dr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Fess Janice and Charles Fitzgerald Matthew and Raena Goldberg Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Eleanor Hingtgen Cindy and Robert Hoye Nancy and Thomas Inui Harriet Ivey and Dick Brashear Dr. and Mrs. R. Stephen Lehman, D.D.S. Linda and Marvin Maguire Georgianne Neal Mr. William J. O’Connor, Jr. Gaye and Kelsey Rardon John Lawrence Richardt William L. Scott Jack and Barbara Simon James R. Sparks Annie Weinblatt David and Magdalen Zauner Contributing Members $125–$249 Mr. C. Willis Adams, III Nicholas and Cassandra Amadio Mona Billingsley Barbara and Lee Bolton Scott and Maryann Bridge Doug Brooks and Mary Gambone Mark Brown and Polly Muckenfuss-Brown John E. Burns, III Fred and Deborah Christopher Ronald and Claudia Clark Joe and Eleanor Columbe Charles Costa and Tonicia Smith

Carl and Janice Wheater-Cowen Forest and Marsha Daugherty George and Wendy Dougherty Lynne and Katie Eckerle Mr. James Eiteljorg Michael and Rhonda Fasig David and Gisele Found Linda Gilman James and Danna Gossett Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Gould Holley and Thomas Guinn Tom and Susie Hacker Ronald and Judith Hagan Tina and Charles Haley Jay and Mary Ham Jeffrey and Julia Havens Thomas Hill Gary and Katie Hoefle Peggy and Helen Hollingsworth Meredith and Kathleen Hull Roger and Francine Hurwitz Faye Jones and Joseph Taylor Marilyn Jones Kevin and Rosemarie Julian Pam and Gary Jursik Scott and Caran Keller Keith and Gloria Keppel R. Edward and Nancy Koskie Fredrick and Carol Lane Jack E. and Karen Kay Leonard Rebecca Lomax-Sumner and John Sumner Pamela and John Martin Stefanie Mazur Jo Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Moore, Jr. Carolyn and Gary Mueller Erin and Kyle Oliver John and Gail Paul Nancy Peterson and Dennis Drews Joel and Karen Piassick Margaret Drew and Craig Pinkus Theodore Popowchak

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Anniversary Edition MasterWork Giclée Canvas Size: 35” w x 42” h (unstretched) Edition size: 75 s/n. Price: $1,450

In celebration of one of the Eiteljorg Museum’s new acquisitions for our new Western art galleries, Mian Situ’s The Golden Mountain, Arriving San Francisco, 1865, the Greenwich Workshop is publishing an Anniversary Edition Canvas. This is your chance to own a reproduction of this award-winning masterpiece, so order now. For questions, please contact the museum store at 317.275.1370. 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 @Eiteljorg.Store

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MEMBERSHIPS AND DONATIONS

EITELJORG PEOPLE Marty Songer Ieva Straatman L. Gene and Rosemary Tanner Robert and Liz Tate The Saltsburg Fund - Donald W. Buttrey Robert and Barbetta True Cathy Turner Ed Valdez John Vanausdall Linda and Mark Viehmann Carol Ann Webb David and Cherie Webster Barbara Weetman Mary Whistler Taylor Whitaker Jay Wish and Susie Stark Robina M. Zink

Thanks to the Kortepeter family, a fanciful representation of U.S. Highway Route 66 was the new scenic backdrop at the Eiteljorg’s 9th annual holiday model train display, Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure, that chugged along from Nov. 17 to Jan. 21. Jingle Rails will return in November 2019. Dr. and Mrs. Robert Pribush Edward Quick William K. Ransom Chris Reading and Juliet Port William A. and Mary Redmond Robert and Carol Reynolds Tim and Linda Robb Fred and Beverly Ruebeck Kenneth and Siobhan Schafer Judith Schaffer Michael and Kathleen Schneider Sarah and Luke St. Aubin Gerry and Karen Stillions John and Marcy Taylor Charlene K. Timothy Robert and Barbetta True Linda and Mark Viehmann Patrice and John Waidner Dr. James and Barbara Williams John and Janice Williams Ms. Gretchen Wolfram Bernard and Lisa Wood 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 Michael Albert Roger L. Alexander David and Mary Allen Amy and Michael Alley Amazon Smiles Dr. Caryn C. Anderson and Mr. David Anderson Craig and Cris Anderson Anonymous (18) Nancy Ayres Carol Barmore Don and Ginger Bievenour Ted and Peggy Boehm Linda Bolden-Smith Mary Beth and Robert Braitman Paul and Margarete Brandenburg George and Susan Brattain Barbara J. Briggs Carmen and James Brining Richard and Joan Broderick

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Brian and Renee Carberry Thomas and Becky Coble Phyllis and Edward Cockerill Charles Costa and Tonicia Smith Carl and Janice Wheater-Cowen Forest and Marsha Daugherty Elaine and Bill Deaton Carol Derbin Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Sarah and Evan Farthing Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Feigenbaum Mr. Alan Gerry Tom and Patty Gibbs Fred and Angie Green Joy and Dan Hess Eric and Pamela Hinkle Sue Hittle Tom and Sue Hoback John and Marilyn Hoffman Peggy and Helen Hollingsworth Tammy and Chris Holmes Robyn G. Hook Gregory and Mary Huebner Sheila and Richard Jackson John and Frances Jacobs Barbara James Josette and Kevin Jones Marilyn Jones Connie and Larry Kane Douglas Karr Janice E. Knaus Kay F. Koch Ryan, Cricket and Jasper Krengel Lezlie Laxton Fred and Binro Lee Beth Meloy and Robert Oppelt Terry and Robert Loyer MET Foundation Inc. James C. Muth Network for Good Patt Norton Donna and Hal Olsen Frank N. and Patricia L. Owings Margaret Piety and Josef Laposa Mr. Hilary Raab, Jr. William and Jane Salin Cassandra Sanborn and Tim Loyer Thomas and Evelyn Seeley Jack and Barbara Simon Jeffery and Christy Soldatis Patsy Solinger

Gifts in Honor and Memory In Honor of Margaret Archuleta Harry Nungesser In Honor of the Wedding of Mike Eagle and Lou Ann Berg Melodie, David and Lilah Anderson In Honor of Eiteljorg Museum employees John Vanausdall In Honor of Gloria Griesinger’s Birthday John Vanausdall In Honor of Tom Hoback Pat and Robert Anker Frank and Katrina Basile Mary Beth and Robert Braitman Russell Breeden and Katharine A. Walker Steve Cagle Angie and Dick Darlington L.G. and Alyce Edwards Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Drs. Richard and Becky Feldman Walter Fitzsimmons and Yvonne Dutton Tim Garnett and Peter Slaymaker Patty and Thomas Gibbs Karen and Joseph Glaser Fritz R. and Sandy Gordner James and Sara Gutting Cindy and Robert Hoye Stan and Sandy Hurt Chris Katterjohn and Dona Stohler Nataly and Jonathan Lowder Susie and Howard Maxwell Gita and Joseph Osborne Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Reilly, Jr. Molly Sass Hutch and Kevina Schumaker Robert and Barbara Shortle John W. Timothy, Jr., M.D. Chris and Whitney Trede John Vanausdall In Honor of P.E. McAllister John Vanausdall In Honor of James Nottage John and Karen Colglazier Carl and Gayle Cox Wayne Craig Angie and Dick Darlington L.G. and Alyce Edwards Walter Fitzsimmons and Yvonne Dutton Patty and Thomas Gibbs Gordon and Llura Gund Kevin P. Hennessey Tom and Sue Hoback Pam and Gary Jursik Carla and Mike Leppert

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Susie and Howard Maxwell Ralph G. Nowak Mel and Joan Perelman Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Reilly, Jr. Scott and Janette Rogers John Vanausdall Jack and Sue Zinser To honor Mel and Joan Perelman’s well spent lives of sharing with and for others Betty Perelman In Honor of Mel and Joan Perelman John Vanausdall and Carrie Kirk In Honor of the Greatest Eiteljorg Employee Ever: Mary Whistler Maggie and Mark Cline In Memory of Leland Boren Anonymous Jim and Jackie Morris In Memory of the Father of Thalia Nicas Gail Ettinger In Memory of Norma Sterchi Karen Sterchi In Memory of Bob Turner Mary Beth and Robert Braitman Susie and Howard Maxwell John Vanausdall In Memory of Anna Seim White Anonymous Corporation and foundation gifts $100,000 and above Lilly Endowment, Inc. $50,000–$99,999 Arts Council and the City of Indianapolis Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc. $25,000–$49,999 Avis Foundation, Inc. Capital Group Cardinal Contracting LLC Ice Miller LLP Indiana Arts Commission Institute of Museum and Library Services $10,000–$24,999 Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP OneAmerica $5,000–$9,999 Indiana Arts Commission Pacers Sports & Entertainment The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation $2,500–$4,999 Arthur Jordan Foundation Booth Western Art Museum $1,000–$2,499 Indiana Humanities Vision Communties, Inc. Matching gifts Ayres Foundation, Inc. Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc. Penguin Random House Matching Gifts Program In-Kind gifts Sally Dickson and Paul Nesting Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Honeymoon Image & Design Stuart’s Household Furniture Moving and Storage, Inc. The Empty Vase

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More than 400 people attended the Cirque D’Indy Gala on Nov. 10, hosted by the Eiteljorg’s young professionals group, AGAVE, and Young Professionals of Central Indiana. Pictured from left to right are AGAVE board members Trevor Bruner, Shae LeDune, Taylor Whitaker, Maria Keyler and Joey Shikany. Jugglers in the back row are from the Cincinnati Circus Company.

Project Silver Moon and Project 2021 capital campaign gifts Michael and Terra Aguirre Sue and Michael Back Mary Beth and Robert Braitman Steve Cagle Drs. Richard and Becky Feldman Carolyn Fisher Ryan C. Fuhrmann Carla and Mike Leppert Steve and Jane Marmon Ralph G. Nowak Noreen and Alan Poorman Dr. and Mrs. Randall G. Rowland José and Mary Ann Sánchez Thomas and Evelyn Seeley Barbara West Don Woodley and Angela McAfee The James Nottage Fund for Western Scholarship Mary Beth and Robert Braitman Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Patty and Thomas Gibbs Gordon and Llura Gund High Noon, Inc. and Joseph and Linda Sherwood Stan and Sandy Hurt Steve and Jane Marmon Jim and Jackie Morris Western Art Society gifts L.G. and Alyce Edwards Ryan C. Fuhrmann Newell O. Pugh, Jr.

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True Grit Book Discussions in Indianapolis Tuesday April 16 6 p.m. at Hotel Tango 702 Virginia Ave. Monday April 22 6 p.m. at North End BBQ 1250 E 86th St. Saturday April 27 2 p.m. at the Nora Branch Library 8625 Guilford Ave. Monday April 29 6 p.m. at Metazoa Brewing 140 S. College Ave. Thursday May 2 10:30–11:30 a.m. at the Warren Branch Library 9701 E. 21st St. Monday May 6 6:30 p.m. at Franklin Road Branch Library 5550 S. Franklin Rd. Tuesday May 14 7:30 p.m. around a campfire at Indiana Wildlife Federation 708 East Michigan St. Wednesday May 22 5:30 p.m. at the Eiteljorg Museum 500 W. Washington St. Tuesday June 4 6:30 p.m. at Glendale Branch Library 6101 N Keystone Ave. Tuesday June 11 6 p.m. at Centerpoint Brewing 1125 E Brookside Ave. Suite 2B Thursday June 13 1:30 p.m. at Fountain Square Branch Library 1066 Virginia Ave.

Eiteljorg says goodbye to valued colleagues moving on By Rachel Drake, marketing and communications intern

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he Eiteljorg Museum recently said goodbye to three staff members who made important achievements inside the museum and who have since moved on to new adventures:

Bringing organizational skills and a willingness to take on interesting challenges, Jason Allen served for two years as the Eiteljorg’s project manager and evaluator. Originally from Michigan, Jason shepherded key exhibits and projects to completion, such as The Reel West. He oversaw exhibitiondevelopment processes including scope, schedule and budget. He also devised methods for gathering Eiteljorg guests’ Jason Allen feedback, including visitor evaluation surveys, so the museum can measure how exhibits were perceived and whether they met visitors’ objectives. Jason left in October to pursue an opportunity in New York City as the exhibitions assistant project manager at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, where he oversees its special rotating shows. If you visited the Eiteljorg’s Frank and Katrina Basile Museum Store during the past 7 1/2 years, it’s likely you met Mary Ann Clifford near the sales counter. Until her recent retirement, Mary Ann was the retail operations coordinator for the museum store. Over the years, she helped sell one-of-a-kind jewelry and Nativemade items. Mary Ann also handled many of the store’s back-office duties such as Mary Ann Clifford organizing purchase orders, processing invoices and keeping track of inventory. A runner who has participated in more than 20 half marathons, Mary Ann in retirement plans to travel internationally, hike in national parks, visit family and volunteer at Eiteljorg events. Kristin Stout recently moved on from her role as librarian at the Eiteljorg’s Watanabe Family Library to become circulation department head for the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library in Zionsville, Ind. During her time at the Eiteljorg assisting visitors with questions about Native American and Western subjects, Kristin worked with dedicated volunteers, processed countless Kristin Stout books from the John Moyers library donation that the museum received in 2017 and coor­dinated with the Indianapolis Public Library on its shared data system, of which the Eiteljorg is a partner. The Eiteljorg wishes its former colleagues the best. For more about Eiteljorg Museum people, visit the museum blog, www.eiteljorg.org/our-story/news/.

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COMING IN THE JUNE ISSUE

27TH ANNUAL INDIAN MARKET & FESTIVAL JUN 22 & 23 Shop for beautiful fine art from Native artists from across the U.S. and Canada and learn about their cultures. Enjoy music performances, dancing, demonstrations, Native American food and more. Indian Market and Festival is held on the Eiteljorg grounds with artists and activities outside and inside the museum. World champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan (Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa) returns for performances and special programming events.

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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