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BRIEFS Museum visitors loved their trip to the Grand Canyon During the run of The Grand Canyon, we gathered feedback by exit interviews, surveys and comment cards from hundreds of visitors who experienced the exhibit. What did they say? What did we find out? Nearly 57,000 people visited the Eiteljorg during the run of The Grand Canyon, and the exhibit was a hit! 96 percent of visitors surveyed scored the exhibit a four or five out of five. We found out that the exhibit inspired feelings of awe, nostalgia and motivation. Visitors were awed by the art and artifacts, the beautiful design of the exhibit and the rich history of the canyon. The exhibit evoked stories of amazing adventures to the canyon with family and friends. Most of all, they were motivated to travel to the Grand Canyon National Park itself, either for the first time or to experience the majestic canyon all over again. We would like to thank all our visitors who took the time to talk to us about their experience. Through this dialogue, our hope is to continue to create amazing exhibits and experiences that are engaging, personal, educational and fun.

On the cover: Gladys Roldan-de-Moras, Rodeo Parade in San Antonio, 2016, oil on linen, 24 x 36 in.

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Seasonal menu updates coming soon to the Café From the Staff and Executive Chefs at Kahn’s Catering With the change in seasons comes a change in the Eiteljorg Museum Café menu. We know all of our regular guests have favorites, so we try to make sure we are never taking away a favorite item. Over time, however, even favorite items need a refresh. We try to recognize the flavors or appeal that an item has, while making sure it reflects what guests are interested in today. We want to assure even favorite items don’t become tired. So what goes into a seasonal menu update? • Food trends: When we opened the café in 2006, quinoa was not an everyday word. We have to keep an eye on healthy choices, what people are interested in, what is current and integrate those into the menu. • We know what you are hungry for. Warm weather months mean more interest in salads and lighter offerings. Cold weather months mean heartier sandwiches, and soups. You will see the balance of items in each category evolve seasonally. • In-season: We want to pick flavors that reflect the season; warm spices, roasted flavors and fall fruits. • Full-flavor: The flavor profile for the Eiteljorg, with the nod to southwest flavors, is full-flavored. It’s something guests truly love. Each item we create has to fit with the expectation that it be unique and full-flavored. Tell us what you love or want to see by filling out a comment card during your next visit. We like to keep the menu fresh, but sometimes nothing makes guests happier than to bring back a seasonal favorite.

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John Vanausdall

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Vice President for Advancement

Contributing Writers

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Kara Baldwin Nataly Lowder Jennifer Complo McNutt Alisa Nordholt-Dean James Nottage Hyacinth Rucker Robert Tate

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PRESIDENT’S LETTER Exciting times at the Eiteljorg Museum Friends, As summer winds down and the fall season approaches, you can feel the excitement in the air when you step into the Eiteljorg Museum. In June, the 24th annual Indian Market and Festival returned to museum grounds after being off-site for over a decade and received amazing reviews from attendees. The market provided visitors with a better opportunity to experience everything the museum has to offer. Festivalgoers were excited as they browsed and shopped Native artists’ booths inside and outside the museum and enjoyed entertaining performances under The Sails. They relaxed and grooved in the shade, delighted in crowd-pleasing Indian tacos and buffalo burgers, and savored delicious Western fare and food in the museum café. Visitors also enjoyed the museum’s world-class art and featured exhibition, The Grand Canyon. Plans are already underway to make sure Indian Market and Festival’s 25th year will be one to remember.

We hosted 1,800 guests at our second Juneteenth celebration, dramatically exceeding last year’s attendance. Our Summer Under The Sails concerts Wednesday evenings were extremely popular. In conjunction with a partnership with our neighbor, the Indiana State Museum, we activated the beautiful White River Canal and opened our doors to all the people enjoying the canal. Visitors of all ages took a journey to the American West in July at WestFest, where they experienced the sights, sounds and tastes of the West. Yes, it’s been an exciting time. We promise the best is yet to come. After celebrating 10 years of success and generating more than $10 million in art sales, we look forward to kicking-off the 11th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale in September (Pg. 2-3). We’ll open our doors once again to the best Western artists in the country during opening weekend activities for pre-registered guests,

Sept. 9-10. Art collectors will travel from far and wide to experience what has become one of the very best Western art sales and shows in the nation. This year, we’ll also honor a long-time board member, past chairman of the board and founder of the Western Art Society, Betsey Harvey, as our Collector of Distinction (Pg. 5). Whether you are an avid Western art collector or just getting started, I encourage you to make time this fall to experience Quest. Artwork will be available for public viewing and purchase Sept. 11–Oct. 9. And, I am pleased to tell you about a major addition to our Eiteljorg leadership team. In July, we welcomed Nataly Lowder, new vice president for advancement, to the Eiteljorg family. Nataly has an extraordinary level of enthusiasm, creativity and passion for the arts and brings a wealth of fundraising experience to the Eiteljorg (Pg. 8). She will play a vital role helping lead the museum into the future. Her

commitment to raise money for the museum’s endowment, as well as helping fund outstanding exhibits, visitor experiences and educational programs, is vital to the Eiteljorg’s mission—to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. I’m sure you’ll see her at Quest and get to know her in the coming months. We hope to see you at the museum this fall. Sincerely,

John Vanausdall President and CEO Eiteljorg Museum

Thousands of visitors enjoyed free, outdoor summer concerts under The Sails during lunch hours and late Wednesdays on the Canal.

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The Western Art Society


Barry Eisenach C. M. Russell, 2016 Bronze


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Jerry Jordan, Life’s Golden Light, 2016, oil on canvas.

Robert Griffing, The Newcomers, 2016, oil on linen.

The Western art community will once again converge on Indianapolis for opening weekend of one of the top Western art sales in the country, the 11th Annual Quest for the West ® Art Show and Sale, Sept. 9-10 here at the Eiteljorg Museum. We’re truly honored and proud of what Quest for the West has become. It’s a favorite among many artists and collectors for its unique format and intimate setting. And what Quest has meant to the Eiteljorg can’t be over-stated, as it has generated more than $10 million in art sales since its inaugural year in 2006. Opening weekend registrants will be the first to see and bid on millions of dollars of paintings and sculptures by the country’s biggest names in Western art. They will also meet the artists and purchase their work in a “luck-of-the-draw” sale. This year three new artists are joining the show: Barry Eisenach, Jerry Jordan and William Shepherd. What makes the Quest show unique is that potential buyers have the chance to not only be among the first to see the art in person, but to meet the artists who created it. And one of the most thrilling aspects of this show and sale is the fact that artists learn if their work is purchased on the spot. It all happens during an exciting Saturday evening draw and sale lasting less than an hour. A bugle sounds and the buying begins.

All artwork remains on display until Oct. 9, giving museum goers the opportunity to see all of this wonderful world-class art. Pieces not sold during opening weekend remain available for purchase until then. Opening weekend registrants this year will enjoy an afternoon at the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as well as a Friday evening reception and the opening of a special exhibition featuring the collection of 2015 Quest Collector of Distinction Betsey Harvey. On Saturday evening during the banquet and awards ceremony, many lucky attendees will win a casting of the Eiteljorg Keepsake, a bronze created by Quest artist Tim Cherry. Of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge those who make Quest for the West the success that it is. Without the vision of many, including the Eiteljorg’s Western Art Society, none of this would be possible. The Western Art Society was formed at the Eiteljorg to generate excitement and support for contemporary traditional art of the West. A number of members, including Betsey Harvey, Ed and Phyllis Cockerill, Steve Zimmerman and Stan Hurt, were among those who advocated that the Eiteljorg conduct an annual show and sale of the best of contemporary Western art. The idea came to fruition in 2006 and Quest for the West is even more popular today. (continued on page 5)

William Shepherd, Two Kachinas Reflecting on Maria, 2016, oil on panel.

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PROGRAMMING Day of the Dead Saturday, October 29 What comes to mind when you conjure up images of Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead? A somber memorial perhaps? Maybe gruesome Halloween ghouls? Well, if you’ve been to Nopal Cultural’s annual Día de los Muertos Celebration at the Eiteljorg, you know exactly what this festive holiday fête entails. Picture vibrant swirling color, lively music, dancing calavaras (skeletons), rhythmic sounds of hammers creating punched tin treasures, smiles and laughter as children take in delightful papel picado (cut paper) creations, beautiful Catrinas dressed for a parade, and elaborate ofrendas (altars) created to honor deceased loved ones.


What is Día de los Muertos? With roots going back thousands of years to indigenous traditions in Mexico, this holiday is a time to gather together to remember and celebrate friends and relatives who have passed on. Over time, this holiday has evolved into a diverse festival, celebrated not only in Mexico but many countries with traditions of honoring the dead—including parts of Europe, Latin America, the Philippines and of course the United States. During this two-day holiday, souls are allowed to return home and celebrate among the living, if only for a few short hours. Living relatives work hard to clean and decorate gravesites with fragrant,

colorful cempasuchil (marigold) flowers and construct elaborate altars with photos, food and drink. Some areas even hold town-wide festivals culminating in a parade and special dances. Join us in Celebration! If you have never experienced this holiday before or even if you’re a seasoned pro, join Nopal Cultural and the Eiteljorg Museum in celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29. In honor of

this special holiday, museum admission is free for all on Oct. 29. Festivities include dance performances, art making, a mercado (marketplace), music, ofrendas, a Catrina parade and so much more! Explore the Mesoamerican, Colonial and Afro-Mexican influences surrounding this unique holiday and join the celebration! Special thanks to sponsor, The Penrod Society.

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Roseta Santiago, On Taos Mountain, 2016, oil, 16 x 20 inches

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The cost to participate is $500 for members and $600 for non-members for a couple’s weekend package. Individual weekend packages are available for $300 for members and $350 for non-members. Unable to attend but you’d like to file an absentee ballot in the “luck of the draw” sale? The registration fee is $150. To register for opening weekend, contact: Kay Hinds at 317.275.1341 or Find more about Quest at 2016 QUEST FOR THE WEST ® ARTISTS Gerald Balciar Curt Mattson Dan Bodelson Joseph McGurl Blair Buswell Krystii Melaine John Buxton Denis Milhomme Bruce Cheever Jay Moore Tim Cherry John Moyers Glenn Dean Brenda Murphy Mike Desatnick Rock Newcomb Steve Devenyns P.A. Nisbet Mikel Donahue Robert Peters C. Michael Dudash Howard Post Barry Eisenach M.C. Poulsen Josh Elliott Heide Presse Tony Eubanks Scott Rogers John Fawcett Gladys Roldan-de-Moras Veryl Goodnight Roseta Santiago Robert Griffing Sandy Scott Logan Maxwell Hagege William Shepherd George Hallmark Adam Smith Karin Hollebeke Daniel Smith Doug Hyde Nathan Solano Terry Isaac Andy Thomas Jerry Jordan Curt Walters Greg Kelsey H. David Wright Francois Koch

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Betsey Harvey: Collector of Distinction Betsey Harvey is well-known to artists and collectors of Western art. She is also a strong advocate for the Eiteljorg Museum. Betsey was selected in 2015 to be the recipient of the Quest Collector of Distinction award, to be celebrated at this year’s Quest for the West Art Show and Sale. At the center of the celebration will be an exhibition of select works from her wonderful collection of art of the West. Betsey grew up in Dayton, Ohio, graduated from Purdue University, married Jack Harvey and is the mother of three daughters: Kelly, Meg and Amanda. She worked as a real estate broker, was long a part of the family business and served as president of Spectrum OEM Products in Norcross, Georgia. Betsey served on the Eiteljorg’s board of directors from 1999–2015 and has earned the title board member emerita for her tireless efforts on behalf of the museum. An active member of many museum councils and committees, Betsey served as chairwoman of the board from 2009–2011 and

sat on the executive committee for many years. Betsey has supported the museum through membership in the Eagle Society and with gifts to the Buckaroo Bash, Indian Market and Festival, Eye on the Future and Project New Moon capital campaigns, and countless other efforts. As a devoted collector of Western Art, she led the push to create the museum’s Western Art Society and was an active founder and supporter of Quest for the West. Betsey has shared her time, talents, leadership skills and hospitality on behalf of the Eiteljorg. She has frequently opened her home for receptions and parties to support the museum, hosting patrons, visitors, staff and artists alike with unfailing generosity. Celebrating Betsey Harvey as a Collector of Distinction is just one small way to acknowledge her importance to us all. Being able to enjoy selections from her wonderful collection during Quest for the West, will make for an even more memorable experience at the Eiteljorg Museum. 5


Visit for details or call 317.275.1310 to register or purchase tickets. All events are included with general admission unless otherwise noted. Parking is free when visiting the museum, café or museum store unless otherwise noted.


Friday & Saturday

Friday & Saturday

Noon–12:20 p.m. Curator’s Choice Series: Hurt Gallery—Be the visiting curator! Join Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art, on the first Friday of the month for a mini workshop to learn how to create labels for an exhibition. Free for members and included with museum admission.

Southwestern Silver (Karen Domenici) Native American Jewelry Friday, 5–9 p.m. During the Quest for the West Preview Party Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Turquoise Skies— Vintage Baskets, Native American and Pawn Jewelry Friday, 5–9 p.m. Please RSVP for this evening. Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.


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SEP 16 & 17


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SEP 9-10

Quest for the West Art Show and Sale Opening Weekend (for pre-registered guests) This month-long exhibition features new works by some of today’s best Western artists. The exhibition is open to the public on SEP 11–OCT 9. See pages 2-3 for more information ®


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4–8 p.m. Native American Art & Jewelry Sale Shop for vintage and contemporary jewelry to add to your collection, or get appraisals from R.B. Burnham & Co. Trading Post experts. For five generations, the Arizonabased Burnham family has been trading with and encouraging Native American artists in the Four Corners area of the West.

Tim Cherry Prairie Monarch, 2008, polished stainless steel


Navajo Rug Auction Bid on Navajo rugs in traditional and contemporary designs from the R.B. Burnham & Co. Trading Post in Arizona. Prices range from less than $100 to $10,000. Preview: 9–11 a.m. Auction Begins: 11:30 a.m. Friday


Noon–12:20 p.m. Curator’s Choice Series Join an Eiteljorg curator on the first Friday of each month for a gallery talk. Free for members and included with museum admission.

Saturdays, 1–3 p.m. (1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month) Storytelling Meet storyteller Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) and hear about Native American cultures through stories and songs, accompanied by flute, drum and rattle.

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11 a.m.–5 p.m. Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Celebration Free Admission Celebrate Day of the Dead at the Eiteljorg Museum with partner Nopal Cultural (an Indianapolis Latino arts and culture organization) and enjoy FREE admission. Watch performances, create art, shop at the Mercado (marketplace), enjoy a Catrina parade and so much more. Nopal’s Día de los Muertos Contemporary Art and Altar Exhibition will be on display and free to view Oct. 10–Nov. 2.



Noon–12:20 p.m. Curator’s Choice Series: Mostly everything you’ve always wanted to know about the Native Nations of Indiana Join Scott Shoemaker, Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback Curator of Native American Art, History and Culture, on the first Friday of the month for a discussion about mostly everything you’ve always wanted to know about the Native Nations of Indiana. Free for members and included with museum admission. Friday, Saturday & Sunday

NOV 11, 12 & 13 Inuit Art Sale (Helen and Thomas Webster) Iqaluit Fine Art Studio, Iqaluit, Canada Friday, 1–5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday, Noon–5 p.m.

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NOV 19 Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure opens Be one of the first to experience the Eiteljorg’s popular holiday tradition. Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind locomotive wonderland as trains wind past treasures of Indianapolis and the American West. Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure runs through Jan. 16.


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NOV 25–26

Titan of the West: The Adams Collection of Western and Native American Art opens This special exhibition features highlights from a historic collection of Western paintings and Native American artifacts, generously willed to the Eiteljorg by the late businessman and owner of the Tennessee Titans, Kenneth S. “Bud” Adams. The exhibit runs through Feb. 19.

10 a.m.–4 p.m. Thanksgiving Weekend Meet local artists Katrina Mitten (Miami) and Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe). Hear about Native American cultures through stories and songs (1 to 3 p.m.), create art, watch demonstrations and see the museum’s annual holiday display, Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure. Monday–Sunday Frederic Remington A Buck-jumper, ca. 1893 Oil on canvas Bequest of Kenneth S. “Bud” and Nancy Adams

NOV 28–DEC 4 Hospitality Week Are you an Indianapolis hospitality worker—a skycap, hotel concierge, cab driver or waiter? If so, bring your family to the museum during Hospitality Week and enjoy FREE admission. (Must present valid hospitality work ID.)

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EITELJORG PEOPLE New vice president for advancement, Nataly Lowder It is with great enthusiasm that the Eiteljorg Museum welcomes Nataly Lowder as vice president for advancement. Nataly joins the Eiteljorg family at a wonderful time as the museum embarks on an exciting five-year strategic plan set forth by president and CEO John Vanausdall and the board of directors. Nataly will help execute the Eiteljorg Museum’s strategic plan, shaping and implementing a program that will empower the museum to reach its short- and long-term goals. “Nataly Lowder’s arrival at the Eiteljorg has come at a perfect time,” says Eiteljorg president and CEO John Vanausdall. “Her experience in major gifts fundraising, capital campaigns and endowment building, coupled with her unbounded enthusiasm for arts and culture will be critical as the Eiteljorg begins a new fiveyear strategic plan to build its endowment and more deeply engage its diverse audiences.” Born in Newport Beach, CA and raised in Indianapolis, Nataly is a graduate of Butler University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Arts Administration. She received a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where she is finishing her Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management. Nataly lands at the Eiteljorg from an unconventional fundraising path. She comes from a performing arts background where she danced classical ballet professionally, directed 8

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and created dance programs for children and fundraised as a means for everything to succeed. Nataly is poised to pull together all her knowledge and experience to catapult the mission and vision forward. “If it’s a project that will make a difference in the community or a person’s life, I will figure out how to fund it,” states Nataly. And throughout her career—from Idaho to Virginia to Taiwan R.O.C. to Indiana— that is what she has done. Nataly and her husband, Jonathan, moved back to Indianapolis in 2002. She achieved great success developing programs, including youth programs, at the Jordan Academy of Dance at Butler University and later at the Ballet Theatre of Carmel. At both organizations her varied fundraising background was truly an asset, bringing in support whenever she believed passionately that it was the right thing to do for the education of children. “I am passionate about making a difference,” Lowder says succinctly and enthusiastically. In 2009, Nataly decided to focus more on her passion

for fundraising and joined the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Office of Gift Development. There she was largely focused on IU’s $2.5B bicentennial campaign. She worked closely with major donors, physicians and researchers to create lasting legacies through current giving as well as estate planned gifts. She was also a driving force in helping annual fund donors to realize that every gift makes a difference regardless of size. “History shows us, it’s in our human nature to want to give back,” says Nataly. “I want all donors to know they are making a difference whether they give one dollar a year to help the annual fund or a million dollars to create a legacy. “Although I wouldn’t trade my time with the IU School of Medicine, I am truly excited to be back in the arts and at the Eiteljorg Museum where I can blend my entire background to make an impact on the city of Indianapolis, the state of Indiana and the nation. To be an integral part of a nationally recognized arts organization is a dream come true for me.”

It is a with a deep sigh of resignation, a little pride and a lot of gratitude and enthusiasm that the Eiteljorg Museum wishes Ashley Holland, assistant curator of Native American art, a fond farewell! As of August, Ashley will be working toward her Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma under the guidance of museum friend Jackson Rushing. Her emphasis will be on her own Cherokee culture. Ashley has contributed greatly to the success of the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship program and to inventive interpretation of the contemporary Hurt and Harvey galleries over the last nine years. It has been a great pleasure to watch her develop her own style and a strong voice for Native art and artists. As a Cherokee woman, Ashley’s perspective has provided sensitive and insightful interpretation that will have a lasting impact on the museum. Do not lose heart; Ashley will be working with the museum on a major Cherokee exhibition, which will open in 2020. We look forward to working with Dr. Ashley Holland in the near future.

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Pendleton Saddle Blanket 39” x 68” (99 x 173 cm): $199 Purchase a limited edition Pendleton saddle blanket designed by leading contemporary Tewa pottery artist, Jody Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo).

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FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAY EVENT Host your holiday party in a locomotive wonderland. The Eiteljorg provides a unique, memorable experience for any occasion. We are currently taking reservations for the 2016 holiday season. Let our professional event planning staff assist with all of your event needs 317.275.1329.

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Keeping the magic going You see it when people walk by the Eiteljorg Museum. They stop to admire the iconic deer sculpture on the Cultural Trail out front; a group of deer prancing lightly through the water creating the splash of the fountain. It’s the creation of artist Ken Bunn and a popular photo-op for downtown visitors and out-of-towners. It’s so beautiful and visible that it’s often a favorite visual used during national broadcasts of major events like Monday Night Football. When you head up the walk towards the museum, you are greeted by another iconic, wonderfully sculpted work of art by renowned artist George Carlson, appropriately called The Greeting. The Greeting, too, is a popular photo-op among museum visitors and passers-by. And why not; it’s a unique artistic masterpiece. Then there’s the building itself. Hand-cut, honeycolored Minnesota dolomite and German sandstone create the feel of a Southwestern Pueblo. Layered walls bring to mind a path along a canyon wall. One might ask, “Is this Indianapolis?” The Eiteljorg Museum is truly a magical place, and you’re not even inside, yet.

Massive wooden doors open up to one of the most treasured museums of its kind. Once inside, it’s clear that the Eiteljorg Museum isn’t like any other museum—certainly not in this area of the country. This museum is full of amazing stories of the West and Native American cultures—past and present. It’s truly a gem. How can you play a part in helping the museum continue to tell such amazing, engaging stories and keep the magic going? Contact Nataly Lowder to see how you can make a difference today and into the future, from giving a single dollar to leaving a personal legacy. Reach out today by phone: 317-275-1311 or email:



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Dogs: Faithful and True by Jennifer Complo McNutt Starting in March of 2017, all dog-loving people will be able to enjoy an Eiteljorg exhibition that investigates how dogs integrated into Native American and Western cultures as companions, workers and heroes—Dogs: Faithful and True. It promises to be a heartwarming and insightful look at our canine friends. As one of the curators on this project and a dog trainer, when the museum decided to approach this topic, my spirit rejoiced for two reasons. Dogs have been and are an important part of the West, Native cultures and folks’ daily experiences. Therefore, it would be a topic with many universals. Most importantly, the themes that we are exploring—dogs as heroes, companions and workers—are topics many of us have experienced or witnessed. Consequently, there will be a sense of familiarity with the topic, whether we are exploring dogs through paintings, sculptures or historic objects. During the development of this exhibition, we have had the opportunity to do some

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Howard Post, Stormy Monday, ca. 1991, oil on canvas. Gift of Stan and Sandy Hurt.

research that is a bit unusual. That includes a staff trip to the American Kennel Club (AKC) Museum of the Dog in St. Louis. How did we get so lucky as to attract a creature whose greatest desire is to help us? Well, according to one traditional story, wolves and dogs were friends. And the wolves, being the cunning creatures they are, knew that man had fire. So the wolves sent the Yup’ik dog sled, ca. 1950. Gift: Courtesy of Glenn Shay Family —In Honor of Rev. Earl R. Shay and Evelyn F. Shay.


dog to get fire from the people. The people fed the dogs and they forgot to return! In Native cultures, that relationship spans the use of dogs as pack animals with travois or sleds or as guardians, hunters, herders and treasured companions. In Western culture, dogs also find a place as herders, hunters, guardians and treasured companions. Their roles are similar in many communities. Dogs do not discriminate. They want a job; if you will be so kind as to explain it, they are happy to oblige. Dogs in every culture exist in the background as support for humanity. With this exhibition, we honor our companions and their contributions to our world as they continue to honor us: faithful and true.

It’s not too early to think about a holiday gift for that special person on your shopping list. Give the gift of membership to the Eiteljorg Museum. Purchase a Family/ Grandparent or higher level membership, and you will be entered into a monthly drawing for a $25 museum store gift card. (A winner will be chosen at the end of September, October, November and December). As a member yourself, you know how great it is to have unlimited access to the museum with free parking, a 15% discount in the museum store, 10% discount in the café and the opportunity to preview all of our great exhibitions and programs. Our popular holiday tradition, Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure, will return Nov. 19th–Jan. 16, 2017. What a perfect time to introduce a friend to the Eiteljorg. You both can visit and get a special “fast track” past the admissions line into Jingle Rails. It’s easier than ever to purchase a gift membership. Sign-up online at, and mark your purchase as a “gift” membership in order to be eligible for the gift card drawing or call 317.275.1360.

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MEMBERSHIPS & DONATIONS Thank you to the following donors for memberships and gifts received between March 1 and May 31, 2016. 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 apology and call 317.275.1341. Membership gifts ($100 and over) Vision Circle $25,000 and above Steve Cagle Mel and Joan Perelman Chairperson’s Circle $10,000–$24,999 Tom and Patty Gibbs Henry and Louise Leander Cathy and Robert Turner President’s Society $5,000–$9,999 Angie and Dick Darlington Betsey Harvey Stan and Sandy Hurt William and Jane Salin Marion Wolen Golden Eagle Society $2,500–$4,999 Charles and Helen Coghlan John and Karen Colglazier James and Sara Gutting Donald B. Korb John Lienhart Terry and Connie Marbach Ellen M. Reed John Vanausdall Eagle Society $1,500–$2,499 Sarah C. Barney Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Borinstein Georgia Buchanan Catherine and Michael Coscia LaMarr Easter and Cary Neeley Chris and Kimberley Eck Dawn M. Fazli Marilyn George Fritz R. and Sandy Gordner Allan and Kathy Hubbard Camilla Hull Carrie Kirk and Carol Besore Susie and Howard Maxwell Delores Muller Dr. Ora Pescovitz

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Jerry and Linda Stark Dr. Oksana and Peter Withey Jeffery Wylie and Karen Kennelly Advocate Members $1,000–$1,499 Nancy Dunn Patron Members $500–$999 Toni and Robert Bader Gina and Jim Bremner Gerald and Shirley Lewis Boris E. Meditch Gail Plater and William M. Plater Ann M. and Chris Stack Robert and Ellen Whitt Sustaining Members $250–$499 John and Joann Birdzell Dr. and Mrs. John J. Coleman, III Ms. Jane Gradison Dave and Donna Grow Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Eleanor Hingtgen Jeff McGuire Jim and Jan Mellott Erik Peterson and Elee Wood Mel and Judy Pleiss Steven and Andrea Richel Roger and Barbara Schmenner Marjorie and Karl Schnelle Mr. and Mrs. Harvey K. Spivack Diane G. Thompson James and Anna White Steven and Susan Zumdahl Contributing Members $125–$249 H. Dean and Donna Andrews Nila Armstrong Irving and Patricia Ball Steve and Debbie Benefiel Laura E. Bramble Dr. Nancy Branyas and Mr. Vernon Petri Richard and Joan Broderick Philip and Roberta Caito John and Susan Davis Patrick and Polly Egan Robert D. Epstein Dr. Judith Erickson John and Jill Failey Phyllis Fee Janice and Tom Forte John Francis Pat Garrett Rooney Dr. Gary and Sharon Graff Tom and Mary Grein Deborah and John Grew Dan and Martha Hale Mr. Neil Handley George Harding

Patricia Herron and Russell Rumansoff Michael Hertel and Joelylynn Gifford Rex and Sarah Humbaugh Stephen and Anne Jay James Jenkins Trudy and Thomas Kaufman Colonel Alfred Kneessy Joan Lafuze Dr. James M. Lawrence and Mrs. Ruth Lawrence Sandy and Greg MacAllister Lucy and Marshall Magruder Mr. and Mrs. Gene Manley Barbara Masters Richard and Cheryl McDonald Myles Minton Patricia S. Mohler Deborah Olson The Honorable and Mrs. Max F. Page Steven Pattison and Janice Goodman Steven Pettinga and Michael Byrum William A. and Mary Redmond Darrell and Karen Richey Julia Ritter Dale and Mary Jo Roberts James and Maureen Ross Mr. Michael Sawyers Donald and Nancy Smith Ann and Steve Smith Sheryl A. Sostarich Dr. Frederick B. Stehman and Helen Stehman Gerald and Judith Thomas Annie Weinblatt Courtenay and Emily Weldon Margaret Wiley H. David and Jane Wright Doug Yost and Kim Mathews Donors All annual fund, memorial and honorarium gifts are listed. Gifts in other categories are for $100 or more. (Received from March 1 through July 8) Annual Fund and other designated gifts Bob and Pat Anker Anonymous (7) Sarah C. Barney Kai Binford Hal and Beth Broxmeyer Steve Chittick and Nancy Morrison Gayle and Carl Cox Wayne Craig Gwendolyn Duffield L.G. and Alyce Edwards Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Drs. Richard and Becky Feldman Fritz R. and Sandy Gordner Diana Hamilton

Tamara and LaMarl Harris Don and Karen Hawes Heritage Builders Home Educators, Inc. Drs. Martha and Michael Hill Kay Hinds Eric and Pamela Hinkle Tom and Sue Hoback Joe Husar Dr. Robert L. Ingram and Lynda Eckard Gail Johnson Helen C. Kersting and Donald DeWitt Ann W. King Lezlie Laxton Dr. and Mrs. John C. Lechleiter Mr. L. Robert Lowe, Jr. Jon D. Marhenke, M.D. Nedra and Richard Matteucci Susie and Howard Maxwell Mel and Joan Perelman Myrta Pulliam Dr. and Mrs. George Rapp William A. and Mary Redmond Ellen M. Reed Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Reilly, Jr. Lois M. Templeton Chris and Whitney Trede Cathy and Robert Turner John Vanausdall Cheryl and Raymond Waldman Donald Woodley Larry and Karen Zimmerman Gifts in Honor and Memory In Honor of Ed Cockerill’s 80th Birthday Tom and Gretchen Jeffers In Honor of Susie Maxwell John and Jill Failey In Honor of Virginia “Ginger” Merkel Pam and Gary Jursik In Memory of Elmira Annis Becky Vermillion In Memory of Diane Badgley Jan Eason Kay Hinds Susie and Howard Maxwell In Memory of David Bailie Assistance League of Indianapolis Elizabeth Bedwell Lynda L. Cline DERBIGUM Americas, Inc.— Melissa Shackleford Larry and Jill Dodd Amy and Jeffrey Goodwin K.R. Kline and Associates, Inc. Barton and Linda Luedeke Sharon Mills Sally R. Myers United States Gypsum Jodie and Karen Wynn


MEMBERSHIPS & DONATIONS In Honor and Memory of David Bailie Frank Arevalo, USG Corporation In Memory of David Bailie, longtime friend, member and leader of SPRI Linda King In Loving Memory of David Bailie— May this contribution bring joy to those who love both Western art and art of all kinds Sid Teachey, National Sales Manager– Commercial Roofing, United States Gypsum Company, Alpharetta, GA In Memory of Juanita Eagle Mike Eagle In Memory of John Holliday John Vanausdall In Memory of Roger Merkel Susie and Howard Maxwell In Memory of John Peacock Lute Thompson In Memory of Steve Russell Jim and Jackie Morris John Vanausdall In Memory of Harold R. Watkins Evelyn N. Watkins In Memory of Jessica Welch’s daughter, Catherine Loran and Ann Hill All gifts received for fundraiser honoring Vice President for Development Susie Maxwell upon her retirement Nancy and John Allen Dr. Caryn C. Anderson and Mr. David Anderson Bob and Pat Anker Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Appel Nancy Ayres Carol Barmore Elaine and Eric Bedel Ronald and Juliana Berry Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Black, Jr. Suzanne B. Blakeman Dr. and Mrs. David A. Bogan Mary Beth and Robert Braitman Doug and Angela Braly Gina and Jim Bremner Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Broadie Deborah and Jerry Brown Anne Marie Browning Georgia Buchanan Steve Cagle Leslie Clumb Sara and David Cobb Phyllis and Edward Cockerill Charles and Helen Coghlan Judy Cooke Carl and Gayle Cox

Renee and Kevin Cox Ms. Mary Crevey Susie M. Cross Angie and Dick Darlington Joanne M. Davis Jean Deeds Leslie and Michael Donchetz Judy and Clarence Doninger Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Dunn, Jr. Nancy Dunn John and Kathy Durkott Larry and Susan Eckel Kathleen Eckrich Marilyn and Ed Edge L.G. and Alyce Edwards Lori Efroymson-Aguilera and Sergio Aguilera Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Mr. and Mrs. William L. Elder, Jr. David and Julie Eskenazi Eskenazi Health Foundation, Inc. Dorothy and Robert Eveleigh Mary Jane Failey Drs. Richard and Becky Feldman David R. and Ann Frick Ryan C. Fuhrmann Tom and Patty Gibbs Karen and Joseph Glaser Fritz R. and Sandy Gordner Fred and Angie Green Gloria Griesinger Dr. Jan Guffin James and Sara Gutting Bill and Ginny Hacker George and Lisa Hallmark Perry and Chris Hammock Steve and Meg Harms Edward and Laura Harris R. Tucker and Mary Hawkins Claudia Hilligoss Tom and Sue Hoback Ginny Hodowal Gary and Katie Hoefle Kathryn J. Hower Gretchen Hueni Mary Huggard Camilla Hull Catherine Hurst and Philip Meyer Needham and Mary Lou Hurst Stan and Sandy Hurt Jim and Muffi James Mary and Stan Johnson William Julian Chris Katterjohn Peter and Barbara Knapp Dessie Koch Richard C. Kraege Katharine and Richard Kruse Pat LaCrosse Sally and Kyle Lanham Brad and Anne Lennon

Carla and Mike Leppert John and Judy Ann Lowe Thomas and Sarah Lugar Dr. and Mrs. Yousuf Mahomed Bill and Susie Main Katherine D. Marlowe Steve and Jane Marmon Gretchen Mathews Marnie Maxwell and John Krauss Jayme and Rod McComas Katie McKinney Virginia Merkel Gayle T. Meyer Dr. Jim and Peggy Miner Sallie Jo and Chap Mitzell Richard and Cynthia Miyamoto Jeffery and Calise Mossler Patt Norton Joseph and Gita Osborne Frank N. and Patricia L. Owings Anne Pantzer Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Paul Jay and Sally Peacock Mel and Joan Perelman Nancy and Larry Pugh Newell O. Pugh, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. George Rapp Dr. and Mrs. John G. Rapp Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Reilly, Jr. Arthur and Bonnie Rettig Mr. and Mrs. Elmore W. Rice, III Richard and Constance Richmond Katie and Jon Robinson Greg and Cindy Rogers Missy Romanoff William and Jane Salin Carol Peden Schatt Schilling Clifton L. Schnaiter Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Schulstad Mrs. Courtney Schwab Thomas and Evelyn Seeley Anne and David Shane Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Skehan Ms. Diane L. and N. Kent Smith Mr. and Mrs. William E. Stanley Jerry and Linda Stark Kate L. Steele Mr. and Mrs. Evan E. Steger Kim Stickney Betty A. Stilwell Jerry and Judy Stohler James and Cheryl Strain Ann R. Strong James and Emily Sturman Santina Sullivan Dick and Rosanne Tardy Karen L. Tardy Nancy S. Tardy Dr. and Mrs. M. Eugene Tardy John W. Timothy, Jr., M.D.

Mr. and Mrs. William Tindall Mr. and Mrs. William Tolbert Harry and JoAnn Trausch Beth and Eddy Tridle Cathy and Robert Turner Martha and John Tynan John Vanausdall Mark and Cathy Van Westrum Christy Vezolles and Gil Waldman Barbara West Leslie K. Wilkinson Bill and Roberta Witchger Dr. Rick and Nancy Witham Marion Wolen Donald Woodley John and Barbara Wynne Mr. and Mrs. C. Daniel Yates Lynn M. Yates Steve and Judy Young Sue and John Zinser Foundations, Corporations and Government Gifts $100,000 and above Lilly Endowment, Inc. The Margot L. and Robert S. Eccles Fund, a fund of CICF Institute of Museum and Library Services $50,000–$99,999 Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc. Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc. Cardinal Contracting LLC $25,000–$49,999 Arts Council of Indianapolis Boren Foundation Avis Foundation, Inc. Sunrise Foundation $10,000–$24,999 Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc. Barnes & Thornburg LLP Frenzel Family Charitable Lead Trust Gannett $2,500–$9,999 Booth Western Art Museum Christel DeHaan Family Foundation Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Indiana Arts Commission Nordstrom $500–$2,499 Indiana Humanities Joanne W. Orr Charitable Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation Paul I. Cripe Charitable Foundation Roberts Camera Robinson Wolenty & Young LLP The Penrod Society *Deceased


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Matching Gift Companies Ayres Foundation, Inc. Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc. IBM Corporation Matching Grants Program In-Kind Gifts Enflora Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Honeymoon Image & Design Inc. Roberts Camera Stuart’s Household Furniture Moving and Storage, Inc. Vine & Branch, Inc. Project Silver Moon and Project New Moon capital campaign gifts Drs. Richard and Becky Feldman Mrs. Ruth Johnson Dr. and Mrs. John C. Lechleiter Endowment In Honor of Frank E.* and Nancy M. Russell Gannett Exhibitions and Special Events Dogs: Faithful and True 2017 exhibition Presented by Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc. 2016 Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale Presented by Cardinal Contracting LLC The Western Art Society Wagon Master ($25,000-$49,999) Avis Industrial Corporation Trailbosses ($10,000-$24,999) Ice Miller LLP Jane and Steve Marmon Patsy Solinger Bill and Roberta Witchger

Drovers ($5,000-$9,999) L.G. and Alyce Edwards Tom and Patty Gibbs Gita and Joe Osborne Mel and Joan Perelman Mavericks ($2,500-$4,999) Caryn and David Anderson Angie and Dick Darlington Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Kay Koch Tom and Evelyn Seeley Buckaroos $1,500-$2,499 John and Gloria Aplin High Noon Western Americana Stan and Sandy Hurt Maxwell Alexander Gallery— Culver City, CA Beth Meloy and Bob Oppelt David and Virginia Mullins Patte and Frank Owings Entertainment Sponsors Tom and Patty Gibbs Prize Sponsors Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award The Western Art Society Henry Farny Award for Best Painting Jane and Steve Marmon Victor Higgins Work of Distinction Award 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 Eiteljorg Keepsake Sponsors Catherine and Robert Turner Steve and Jane Marmon In-Kind Donation Monarch Beverage




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NOV 12 – FEB 19

This special exhibition features highlights from a historic collection of Western paintings and Native American artifacts, generously willed to the Eiteljorg by the late owner of the Tennessee Titans, Kenneth S. “Bud” Adams. Unknown Crow artist, Martingale (detail), ca. 1895, hide, felt, stroud, canvas, glass beads, cotton thread, and sinew. Bequest of Kenneth S. “Bud” and Nancy Adams



NOV 19 – JAN 16

The entire family will enjoy this holiday tradition. See trains racing from Indianapolis through the American West, represented by exquisitely-reproduced icons, including Lucas Oil Stadium, the Grand Canyon, Golden Gate Bridge, the Las Vegas Strip and more.

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