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BRIEFS Eiteljorg Website Goes Mobile by Hyacinth Rucker It’s no secret that more and more people are using their mobile phones to keep in touch with family and friends, but they’re also using them more than ever to keep up with what’s going on in the world. That’s why we made it a priority to make responsive to any device. Whether you’re using a mobile phone, tablet, iPad, or computer you will be able to easily navigate our website. So, please take a moment to visit us from any device, and see what’s happening at the Eiteljorg in the coming months.

On the cover:

Rebekah Ryan (Left), top intern with 496 hours and Sharon Mills (right), top volunteer with 442 hours; posing with Volunteer Services manager, Deborah Kish.

417 volunteers strong by Deborah Kish We couldn’t do what we do at the Eiteljorg without our 417 wonderful volunteers who give so unselfishly of their talent and time. In 2014, these men and women gave 16,346 hours to the museum. On April 16, we honored our helpers at the annual Eiteljorg Volunteer Recognition Dinner. They enjoyed a fabulous feast and were entertained by storyteller Jamison Fisher. Fisher portrays Belinda Mulrooney—who was one of the richest women in the Klondike at the turn of the 20th century. A special congratulations went to top Intern Rebekah Ryan who volunteered 496 hours, and Sharon Mills who volunteered 442 hours in 2014.

He Takes His Place Ronnie-Leigh Goeman (Orondaga) and Stonehorse Goeman (Seneca) 2014 Indian Market and Festival Best of Show winner

Volume 10, Number 1

President and CEO


John Vanausdall

DeShong Perry-Smitherman

Vice President of Development

Contributing Writers

Susie Maxwell, CFRE

Kay Hinds Sheila Jackson Deborah Kish Annie Knapp Jaq Nigg Alisa Nordholt-Dean Hyacinth Rucker

Membership Manager

Sheila Jackson Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Tamara Winfrey Harris Design

Honeymoon Image & Design

Contact Us

Eiteljorg Museum 500 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 636-9378

PRESIDENT’S LETTER This summer at the Eiteljorg Museum, we are making the familiar brand new. Friends, Stroll along the Indianapolis Canal Walk and you will notice an eye-catching new addition: a set of graceful sails suspended over the Eiteljorg’s Christel DeHaan Family Terrace. The Sails, designed by Jonathan Hess, principle of Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, will transform the museum’s gardens. Capital costs for The Sails were provided through the visionary support of the Efroymson Family Fund and its parent, the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), and Eiteljorg Board member Steve Cagle. And, thanks to a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund and The Margot L. and Robert S. Eccles Fund, both funds of the CICF, our newly-shaded space will come alive this summer with music, storytellers and family-friendly activities. Beginning June 3, the Eiteljorg will stay open late on Wednesday evenings, allowing guests to view our monumental garden sculpture, pan for gold and even sip a frosty margarita from our café, in the cooling shade of The Sails, until 8 p.m. Our nationally-regarded Indian Market and Festival, now in its 23rd year, will also get a boost from the renewed garden space. On June 27 and 28, the event will expand to the museum-side of the canal. Not only that, the festival will feature new food options, reimagined opening festivities, a more engaging atmosphere and a return of the popular Indian Market and Festival smartphone app that puts enhanced festival and artist

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information at visitor fingertips. My gratitude goes to the creative leadership of board members Pat Anker and John Timothy, Jr. MD (Muscogee Nation), who along with Festivals Manager, Jaq Nigg, have devised many new ideas to refresh and enliven this wonderful event. A newly-shaded terrace will also enable the museum to host new major events and bring back a community favorite. Don’t miss our planned celebration of the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth this summer (June 20), and the revival of our annual WestFest (Aug. 1). If you were a fan of Jammin’ at the Jorg, you’ll love Jammin’ in July! This new music series will feature outdoor concerts by local musicians each Wednesday night in July from 5–8 p.m. So bring a friend, grab a cool drink, pull up a chair and enjoy live music under The Sails this summer. At the same time the Eiteljorg launched The Sails, we also dedicated the gate leading from the Canal into our terrace. In recognition of his support for the project, the museum is naming the gate in honor of Steve Cagle and his Family, as the portal that welcomes the community onto the museum’s grounds. We offer a special thanks to Steve for his generosity and vision. I also wish to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of Wilhelm Construction in getting the project completed on time in spite of major obstacles. Please join us in celebrating the summer in a new way.

Make plans to spend some times under The Sails at the Eiteljorg Museum.

John Vanausdall stands under the new shade structure covering the Christel DeHaan Family Terrace.


John Vanausdall President and CEO Eiteljorg Museum




Celebrating the Past, Living the Present, Ensuring the Future by Jaq Nigg Storytelling is a diverse and powerful medium of imagery and description. Stories are both the key and the door to other times, peoples, and cultures. They illustrate the lives and values of Native peoples, giving perspective on life in America before contact, as well as after the dramatic changes post contact. The role of storytelling in piecing together the past is important, but the continued importance of storytelling in contemporary Native cultures reflects the significance of changes to values and daily life. There are as many different stories as there are tribes, stories that document history and illuminate the physical past; creation stories that establish the origin of life and values; educational stories that teach lessons and morals; healing stories; and humorous stories that entertain and captivate audiences, usually while teaching lessons. 2

Culture bearer David R. Boxley (Tsimshian)

At this year’s Indian Market and Festival, we will celebrate the artistry and cultural importance of storytelling told through stories, artwork, music, dance, humor, film and food. The 1491s Admired by their fans for poking fun at certain characteristics within Native communities and offering unexpected insights into contemporary life, the sketch comedy group 1491s has received national recognition for its mix of irreverent, ironic, quixotic, highly infectious and somewhat dark humor. Using The 1491s performance art and social media, they have built a large following challenging perceptions and taking aim at the appropriation of Indigenous cultures. Or, in their own words: “We are based in the wooded ghettos of Minnesota and buffalo grass of Oklahoma. We are a gaggle of Indians chock full of cynicism and splashed with a good dose of Indigenous satire.” Eiteljorg Museum Storyteller Magazine

Seneca Anderson (Navajo-DinĂŠ)

(Above) Hoop dancer, Tony Duncan, gives a lesson in Hoop Dancing 101 at the 2014 Indian Market & Festival.

2015 Indian Market signature image: Ryan Lee Smith (Cherokee/Choctaw) Buck, 2010, oil on panel, 48 x 48 in. Bracelet by Matagi Sorensen (Yavapai Apache Nation)

David R. Boxley (Tsimshian) An esteemed Tsimshian artist from Metlakatla, AK, David R. Boxley began carving at six years old, assisting with raising totem poles and sharing and preserving traditions. He works as an artist full-time, leads the Git-Hoan dancers, serves as a storyteller and culture bearer, and teaches the Tsimshian language in his community. The Leaf Arrow Storytellers Donna Couteau Cross (Sac and Fox) and Joe Cross (Caddo/ Potawatomi) mix coyote and creation stories with folklore for a rich experience interlaced with songs and traditional dances. They celebrate Native cultures, traditions, family life and respect for Mother Earth and the environment with contemporary and historical stories that honor tribal family values. Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) Teresa is the storyteller-in-residence at the Eiteljorg. She teaches cultural awareness and presents Native cultures through storytelling and songs. She is also an artist, drummer, rattle maker, Native flute player and poet. DG House (Cherokee of NE Alabama) DG is a photographer, painter and printmaker whose stories reflect a love for nature and encompass the many sides of history.

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Breadmaking Demonstrations Cooking demonstrations from three different tribes: Hopi piki bread, Navajo frybread, and Miami acorn flatbread. SouthEastern Waterspider Drum Authentic northeastern and southeastern Woodland Native American music. Singers and drummers celebrate Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Lumbee, Shawnee and North East Susquehanna Indian cultures. 23RD ANNUAL


Member tickets are $10; Youth 17 and under are free Check out the calendar (pg. 6) for a listing of the Indian Market & Festival Preview Party and AFTERGLOW schedule, plus times and prices for the Festival. The weekend starts June 26. PRESENTED BY:



Pat and Bob Anker Paul I. Cripe Charitable Foundation Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management

Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, in honor of the children and families of Christel House


PROGRAMMING Juneteenth at the Eiteljorg—A free community wide celebration! by Alisa Nordholt-Dean What is Juneteenth? Even though Abraham Lincoln effectively ended slavery when he issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, freedom wasn’t within reach for many until years later. In the days prior to televisions and smart phones, it could be years before important information touched the borderlands. In geographically isolated Texas, news of the end of the Civil War did not reach Galveston Island until May 1865. In June of that year, Union General Gordon Granger read aloud the contents of “General Order No. 3” to Galveston residents, announcing the total emancipation of slaves. This historic moment has come to be known and celebrated in the years since as Juneteenth or Emancipation Day—a day to celebrate freedom.

Why celebrate? When they heard the news, nearly 250,000 slaves in Texas must have been shocked, fearful of an uncertain future and ultimately filled with joy, ecstatic at the prospect of beginning a new life. At war’s end, they were finally granted freedom. Former slaves were free to travel for the first time, free to legally marry, free to search for family members, free to learn, free to choose their own occupation and free to worship. The jubilation and festivity following this profound news led to the tradition of celebrating freedom on June 19 each year. The Juneteenth celebration was a time for gathering family and community members together, sharing stories, enjoying food, and generally enjoying one another’s company. Today, celebrations continue to take

place around the country and include elements like barbecuing, baseball, music, rodeos, storytelling, prayer services and so much more. Join the celebration! Juneteenth is all about bringing people together in honor of freedom, so make plans now to join us at the museum on June 20 for a community-wide celebration, commemorating the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth. Partners like Asante Children’s Theater, Freetown Village, Black Cowboy Association, Indiana African American Genealogy Group, Indiana History Center, Indiana State Museum, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Madame Walker Theatre, Crispus Attucks Museum, IUPUI and so many others will provide an exciting day of music, performances,

Emancipation Day celebration in Richmond, Virginia, 1905. VCU Libraries

food and fun for the entire family. Chat with community groups, learn how to trace your family history, create art, hear personal memories of Juneteenth as told by Texas native, Faye Williams, and explore what freedom means to you and your family. In honor of the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, the celebration and admission to the museum on June 20 will be free for all. A detailed schedule for the day can be found at



Hosted by Agave, the Eiteljorg’s young professionals auxiliary group, JORGSTOCK promises a steady rotation of amazing local bands and complimentary food and drinks from more local vendors than ever before. Free for Agave members SEE PG. 6 FOR SPECIAL AFTERGLOW COMBO $20 non-members (pre-sale), $30 at the door #Jorgstock


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FEATURE Sandy Scott, Ancient Passage, bronze, 24 x 23 x 9 inches

Quest for the West 10th anniversary showing by James H. Nottage From the first Quest for the West® Art Show & Sale in 2006, the event was highly ranked among similar productions across the country. In the years since, Quest’s position as a premier Western art event has been confirmed, and each year artists and patrons alike look forward to this as one of the nation’s best annual sales shows. Last year’s show, which attracted more than 300 collectors and 50 celebrated artists, generated nearly $1.1 million dollars in sales. When Quest opens to registered attendees on Friday, Sept. 11, it will celebrate the 10th anniversary of this exciting event. Weekend plans call for tours of collector homes on Friday and a special party that evening. Guests will be entertained and dance to the music of the Wright Brothers, enjoy great food, and experience a special performance by Wyatt Earp, played by the

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famed lawman’s descendant of the same name. Saturday festivities will include an exciting “art swap” where artists will exchange special 8 inch square paintings with each other, a brunch, and the heralded opening of the “Collector of Distinction” exhibition honoring Mr. Wayne Rumley

of Tulsa, OK. This exhibition will feature many of the most famous paintings from his storied collection. Notable works by Howard Terpning, Tom Lovell, Bob Kuhn and Donald Teague will be featured. After brunch, attendees will enjoy a special film experience featuring historian Dr. Eric Grayson, better known as “Doctor Film.” That evening, the thrilling, heart-pounding draw and sale will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a special commemorative banquet. For the third year in a row, the coveted “Eiteljorg Keepsake,” a commissioned bronze by one of our artists, will be distributed as a gift to 35 of the lucky registered patrons. Reservations are required for opening weekend activities: $450 per couple for members ($500 for non-members) and $250 for individuals ($300 for non-members). Participants will receive an exhibition catalog,

All smiles and celebration at Quest for the West 2014. Artist Gerald Balciar high fives a patron during the show’s exciting Saturday night draw.

Terry Isaac, Storyteller, acrylic, 48 x 18 inches

bid book and may attend all 10th anniversary events September 11-13. A schedule of events, artist profiles and images of art available for purchase are available at Art images will be added to the website through early September. It is premature to share all of the additional special activities that will be part of Quest 2015. Visit to register and to see regular updates about the art and events.



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.

Second Saturday Family Studios

JUN 13 JUL 11 AUG 8

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Drop in on the second Saturday of the month where a golden artmaking opportunity awaits. A different gold-related art-making activity will be featured each month through August. No registration required.


JUN 26 Indian Market & Festival Preview Party 5:30 p.m. $90 members; $100 non-members An exclusive first-look shopping opportunity in Military Park followed by dinner in the museum gardens and free admission to the AFTERGLOW party.

Grab a glow stick and join us for beverages, dancing, desserts and entertainment by the 1491s and DJ Kyle Long. Interact with artists in a relaxed setting along the canal and underneath The Sails on the Christel DeHaan Family Terrace.

Tuesday through Thursday

JUN 16–18

Summer Camps, Session 1 Eiteljorg Explorers 1–4 p.m. Ages 8–12 Cost: $40 Members, $50 Non-Members These unique classes will introduce children to Indiana’s Native cultures through storytelling, songs, dance and artmaking activities. Pre-register by calling 317.275.1310.

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SPECIAL AFTERGLOW COMBO Young professionals ages 21-40 can enjoy a special multiple event admission with our $40 special Afterglow combo. • One ticket to the Afterglow party • One ticket to the Indian Market & Festival Preview Party • One VIP Indian Market & Festival weekend pass • One ticket to JORGSTOCK 2015 on July 11 AFTERGLOW party-only tickets are free for AGAVE members, $15 for non-members and non-Indian Market and Festival Preview Party attendees. Note: Preview Party attendees automatically receive admission into the Afterglow party.


JUN 20 Juneteenth 150th Anniversary Community Celebration 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth at the Eiteljorg Museum with performances, music, food and fun for the entire family. Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, is a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in Texas. In honor of Juneteenth, the celebration and museum admission will be free for all on June 20.


Indian Market & Festival Preview Party AFTERGLOW* 9–11 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

JUN 27 & 28 23rd Annual Indian Market & Festival 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Advance Sale: Adults and Members: $10; 17 and under FREE Advance tickets available at the Eiteljorg June 1 At the gate: Adults: $12 (each day) Members: $10 17 and under: FREE Join us for a weekend celebration of Native American cultures through art, music, dance, demonstrations, food and more. Featuring Native performers and more than 150 artists from more than 60 tribes.

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We’re adding new programs and events all the time. Stay up to date on Eiteljorg Museum happenings, visit and be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter. Wednesdays

JUL 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Enjoy Willoughby Sprig Performances July through August

Late Night Wednesdays Jammin’ in July Open Until 8 p.m. Hang out under The Sails and enjoy the sounds of local musicians during Jammin’ in July! The Eiteljorg will remain open until 8 p.m. each Wednesday, June–Aug. 5. Check for details on who’s performing.

Noon–4 p.m. Willoughby Sprig is the collaborative music project of twin brothers Christopher and Nicholas Burrus. The two have developed their skills as multi-instrumentalists to pioneer a genre of music they call “Progressive Earth,” molding a musical style grounded in American and Western European folk traditions, and combining elements of Persian and Indian music with influences and technique from the instrumental music of Baroque Europe.

JUN 13; JUL 4, 11 & 25; AUG 8




Free Admission Day 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Eiteljorg with free admission, then head outside from 5 to 8 p.m. for music, games and art-making activities under The Sails.

Who’s Afraid of Black Indians? A Poetry Reading and Book Signing by Shonda Buchanan The Eiteljorg Museum has teamed up with Brick Street Poetry Inc. to bring poet Shonda Buchanan to the museum for a reading and signing of her book, Who’s Afraid of Black Indians? Shonda is a Hampton University professor who comes from an African American/Native American family whose journey moves through Indiana.

Day Programming Second Saturday Family Studios* Willoughby Sprig Performs* Noon – 4 p.m.

JUL 29



JUL 11 JORGSTOCK 2015 5:30–11 p.m. Meet us under The Sails for JORGSTOCK 2015. Hosted by Agave, the Eiteljorg’s young professional auxiliary group, JORGSTOCK promises a steady rotation of amazing local bands and complimentary food and drinks from more local vendors than ever before. FREE for Agave members, $20 for non-members (presale) and $30 (at the door). Special AFTERGLOW COMBO available (see pg. 6)

Tuesday through Thursday

JUL 14–16

Summer Camps, Session 2 Eiteljorg Explorers 1–4 p.m. Ages 8–12 Cost: $40 Members, $50 Non-Members These unique classes will introduce children to Indiana’s Native cultures through storytelling, songs, dance and artmaking activities. Pre-register before June 30 by calling 317.275.1310.


AUG 9 Gold! Exhibit Closes


AUG 1 WestFest Campfire smoke. Horses. Leather. Music. Cowboys. The sights and sounds of the American West will surround visitors at this family festival, featuring a stick horse rodeo, western swing and folk musical performances, western characters like Hopalong Cassidy, chuckwagon food, panning for gold, wanted posters, horses, mustaches and more!

Saturdays, 1–3 p.m. 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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OCT 10

Buckaroo Bash Saturday

OCT 3 Navajo Rug Auction Navajo rugs in traditional and contemporary designs from the R.B. Burnham & Co. Trading Post in Arizona will be auctioned. Prices range from less than $100 to $10,000.

Michael Dudash, A Gathering Storm, oil on linen panel, 40 x 56 in.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

SEP 10–12

Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale Opening Weekend This month-long exhibition features new works by some of today’s best Western artists. Saturday

SEP 26

9 a.m.–3 p.m. Educators Symposium: Truth Be Told: Alternative Narratives for Teaching Columbus Day and Thanksgiving Keynote speaker is noted author and historian James Loewen, Ph.D. Educators will learn about Native American perspectives of Columbus Day and Thanksgiving from Loewen and representatives of the Miami Nation of Indians of Indiana and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma.

Preview: 9:00–11:00 a.m. Auction begins at 11:30 a.m.

OCT 6–24 Artist in residence: DG House (Cherokee of NE Alabania) Sunday

OCT 11

Quest for the West® Closes Saturday

OCT 24 Frybread Event Screening of More than Frybread (PG, 90 minutes) This is a frybread competition unlike any you have ever seen and the movie you can almost taste! Frybread-making demo and tasting will follow the screening. Saturday

OCT 24

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Inuit Art Show


OCT 2 Native American Art and Jewelry Sale 4–8 p.m. Sale and appraisals (see pg. 10)


We’ve got something new hiding under our hat! This year, the Bash is getting a complete overhaul. Join us for How the West was Won with an interactive and art-based food competition featuring some of the best restaurants, caterers and chefs this city has to offer.

Prebidding begins at 6 p.m. with general admission starting at 7 p.m. and the after party beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Bid on some amazing silent auction items from the convenience of your own cell phone.

For further information on tickets, swag bags, VIP experiences and the silent auction, please visit: or call 317/275-1333.

Try your luck at a wine pull, gift card grab bag or a duel.

Proceeds will support educational programming.

Tickets prices are: $500 per person for the VIP Chef’s Table experience $100 for general admission $15 for the second silent auction and entertainment after party


OCT 31

11 a.m.–4 p.m. Day of the Dead Experience Day of the Dead at the Eiteljorg with partner, Nopal Cultural (an Indianapolis Latino arts and culture organization). See traditional papel picado, the cut paper decorations hung for Hispanic celebrations and get ideas for your own memorial by seeing the elements on the community ofrenda (offering place). Watch performances, meet artists in residence, explore artwork and a variety of altars, browse the marketplace and create art.

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THROUGH AUG 8 12:30., 1., 1:30., 2, 2:30., 3, and 3:30 p.m. Storytelling Meet Belinda Mulrooney, one of the richest women in the Klondike at the turn of the 20th century, and hear about her adventures during the Yukon Klondike Gold Rush. Local actress, Jamison Fisher, will portray Mulrooney in the Gold! Riches and Ruin gallery through Aug. 8. Eiteljorg Museum Storyteller Magazine

WESTFEST Back by Popular Demand: WestFest by Jaq Nigg

Western lingo and phrases Bellyaching: Complaints Big bug: Important Person Cowpoke: Worker Dude: Fancy person Fandango: Big Party Fluff duffs: Fancy food Hitch in your giddyup: Not feeling right Gullywasher: Heavy rain Pony up: Hurry Ride the river with: You can count on us Tenderfoot: Young person Tucker: Best clothes Two whoops and a holler: Not far away

Saturday, August 1 Has there been a hitch in your giddyup since the last WestFest way back in 2012? Well, the Eiteljorg is someone to ride the river with! We listened to your bellyaching and are excited to announce the return of the popular family event. Put on your western bib and tucker and join us as we bring back the sights, sounds, and smells of the American West at WestFest on Saturday, Aug. 1. Enjoy a day full of family fun: Pose for a wanted poster Pan for gold Try authentic chuckwagon grub and drink sarsaparilla Compete in the stick-horse rodeo Take a ride on a stagecoach Enjoy hands on activities, games, and western films Summer 2015

Sing, dance, and yodel along with western performers. Try your hand at making a rope, roping a cow and trick roping. Hang out with working blacksmiths Check out a surgical kit used by gold miners Learn about western myths and legends And more… Whether you’re a dude, cowpoke, or a tenderfoot, you don’t want to miss this fandango. Every big bug should pony up for all the fluff duffs and put WestFest on your calendar now. It’s just two whoops and a holler. Tickets are included with museum admission. WestFest is on—gullywasher or shine.


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Sponsor Profile: Katz, Sapper & Miller

Member events and activities


by Annie Knapp Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM) is one of the top 65 CPA firms in the nation, with a reputation as a leader in the areas of accounting, tax and consulting services. Founded in 1942, the company has 300 employees and is headquartered in Indianapolis. KSM is committed to supporting the local arts sector and has been one of the Eiteljorg’s most loyal corporate partners. From Buckaroo Bash to Quest for the West and last year’s 25th Anniversary Gala, KSM has lent its support in many ways.

“We feel strongly that arts and cultural activities are key to creating strong communities,” says Scott Schuster, partnerin-charge of KSM’s Not-forProfit Services Group. This year, KSM is one of the sponsors of Gold! Riches and Ruin. “We appreciate the opportunities we’ve had to work with the Eiteljorg over the years—it’s been a mutually rewarding relationship, and we definitely feel the KSM brand fits well with the museum,” continues Schuster. “The Gold sponsorship has provided us with great opportunities for client



and employee entertainment, involvement and networking —the Eiteljorg is a stunning venue with remarkable exhibits and collections.” By demonstrating its commitment to the Eiteljorg, KSM is continuing its tradition of support for the arts, and for the community as a whole.

As a member, be sure to take advantage of all of the great events and activities the Eiteljorg has to offer this year. Indian Market & Festival Members enjoy discounted admission to the always anticipated Indian Market and Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28. Last year, more than 7,000 guests enjoyed this festival which brings Native art, great food and rich cultural activities for the whole family. Membership Appreciation Day If you haven’t seen Gold! Riches and Ruin, here is your opportunity. Membership Appreciation Day is Saturday, July 11. There will be refreshments and lots of exciting family activities for you as a member. Be sure to get your “old time” photo taken while panning for gold!


Jewelry sale and appraisal clinic, 4-8 p.m.


The only Midwest auction conducted by the R.B. Burnham & Co. Trading Post auctioneer. Preview at 9 a.m.; Live Auction at 11:30 a.m. STORE HOURS MON–SAT: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. SUN: Noon to 5 p.m. 317.275.1300 | 800.878.7978


by Sheila Jackson


Eagle Society Trip Eagle Society members will want to join us for a wonderful two-day autumn trip to historic New Harmony, September 23 and 24. Enjoy the architecture, local cuisine and history of this charming Indiana town. Also, the Eagle Society will enjoy “The Best of the Southwest”—a trip to New Mexico, Oct. 11–17 to visit galleries, museums, Georgia O’Keeffe’s favorite places, and many more remarkable Southwest stops. Call Sheila Jackson at 317.275.1360 to book your trip today.

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CURATOR’S CORNER Multi-million dollar art gift donated to the Eiteljorg by James Nottage The Eiteljorg Museum has been given a historic collection of Western paintings and Native American artifacts. This multi-million dollar gift includes hundreds of objects and works of art including significant paintings by Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, N. C. Wyeth, Frank Tenney Johnson, Charles Schreyvogel, E. Martin Hennings, Joseph Sharp, E. I. Couse and more of the most notable painters of the West. Hundreds of important examples of Plains beadwork, clothing, and other Native American objects are of equal importance to the growth of our holdings in those areas. In announcing the gift, President and CEO John Vanausdall notes the museum will honor the donor’s wish to remain anonymous, but the museum gives deep thanks for such a remarkable contribution. “This is an astonishing gift that enriches the museum and

Curatorial and collections staff unpacking and examining beadwork and an important Upper Missouri quilled man’s shirt of the late 19th century.

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Frank Tenney Johnson, A Fresh Mount, 1932, oil on canvas. Bequest: Courtesy of an anonymous donor.

Frederic Remington, A Buckjumper, ca. 1893, oil on canvas. Bequest: Courtesy of an anonymous donor.

its offerings to the public in a deep and meaningful way,” said Vanausdall. “It further demonstrates the status of the Eiteljorg as a leader in the fields of Native American and Western art. It is one of the largest and most important gifts of Western and Native art since the museum’s initial founding.” The collection arrived at the museum’s loading dock aboard two climate-controlled, air-ride trucks. With this, the staff began an arduous but exciting process of unpacking, sorting, examining, cataloging, and otherwise processing each item. Curators are developing exhibition plans while collections staff has begun working on storage needs for every piece and developing plans for care

Thomas Moran, The Grand Canyon, 1917, oil on canvas. Bequest: Courtesy of an anonymous donor.

of all the items. Conservators have started examinations for possible cleaning or other treatments. While we have known the collection for many years, this is the first time each piece has been closely studied. The staff is excited about the many new opportunities we will have to change and

improve existing exhibitions. We wanted our members to be the first to know about this important event. As works go on exhibit, we will keep members advised. In the meantime, enjoy these few images from the collection. They are only a sampling to add to the buzz about great things happening at the Eiteljorg.


MEMBERSHIPS & DONATIONS Thank you to the following donors for memberships and gifts received between Dec. 1, 2014 and Mar. 31, 2015. Due to space limitations, only contributions of $100 or more are listed—with the exception of annual fund, memorial and honorarium gifts. If your name is not listed as you would like it to be, or if it has been omitted, please accept our apologies and call 317.275.1311. Membership gifts ($100 and over) Vision Circle Cumulative giving for 2014 $25,000 and above Bob and Pat Anker Anonymous (2) Mary Beth and Robert Braitman Gordon and Llura Gund James Kincannon and Charles Goad Ann W. King Mel and Joan Perelman Bill and Roberta Witchger Chairperson’s Circle Cumulative giving for 2014 $10,000–$24,999 Michael and Juanita Eagle Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Annie Knapp Kay F. Koch Henry and Louise Leander Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Reilly, Jr. Larry Roan and Joan SerVaas Cathy and Robert Turner President’s Society $5,000–$9,999 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Appel Dr. Elizabeth A. Beck Robin and Susan Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fortune, III Geoffrey and Sarah Gund Stan and Sandy Hurt Myrta Pulliam Clay and Amy Robbins Nancy M. Russell Charles and Peggy Sutphin Robert and Helen Whipple Golden Eagle Society $2,500–$4,999 Elaine and Eric Bedel Dr. and Mrs. Edward Cockerill Charles and Helen Coghlan Standiford H. Cox Karen and Joseph Glaser Earl and Vicki Goode Donald B. Korb Mr. and Mrs. R. Michael Leppert Susie and Howard Maxwell Jim and Jackie Morris Robert and Lora Sandroni Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Schumaker, II Martha and John Tynan John Vanausdall Gil Waldman and Christy Vezolles Eagle Society $1,500–$2,499 Sue and Michael Back Sarah C. Barney Dr. Steven and Jane* Beering Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Blackwell, II Mr. Russell Breeden, III Brian and Kim Buchanan Georgia Buchanan Steve Cagle Carl and Gayle Cox Mary Jane Failey Ryan and Stephanie Fuhrmann Marilyn George David and Brett Gerstein Tom and Patty Gibbs Larry and Lee Glasscock Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan R. Hess Polly H. Hix and Tony J. Fair Ginny Hodowal Camilla Hull Needham and Mary Lou Hurst Gwen and Robert Krivi


Kelly and Stephan Masoncup Jayme and Rod McComas Mr. E. Kirk McKinney, Jr. Roger and Virginia Merkel Mrs. Lila D. Morris Phillip G Mosbaugh Heather and Patrick Murphy Ralph G. Nowak Mr. and Mrs. J. David Resley Hilary and Ron Salatich Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Schulstad Dr. and Mrs. Harry Staley Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey H. Thomasson John W. Timothy, Jr., M.D. Chris and Whitney Trede Barbara West Margaret Wiley Patron Members $500–$999 Jeffrey and Cheryl Dowden Fred Duncan Mr. and Mrs. James D. Kemper Gerald and Shirley Lewis Dr. Marguerite K. Shepard Jeffery and Christy Soldatis Mary Sutherland and John Steffee III Bill and Jeanette Thomas Harry and JoAnn Trausch Sustaining Members $250–$499 Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Baxter P.R. Davis Stephen and Mary DeVoe Jim and Sally Friend Stephen and Colleen Hopkins Larry and Connie Kane John Krauss and Margaret Maxwell Elizabeth and J.A. Lacy Carlos and Eleanor Lopez Sandy and Greg MacAllister Jeff McGuire William L. Nie and Janet Estes Ben and Donna Pauley Erik Peterson and Elee Wood Steven Pettinga and Michael Byrum Margaret Piety and Josef Laposa John and Gaye Rardon Wayne and Holly Redmond Carole Ross Gary and Phyllis Schahet Dr. John Cole and Rose Schnell-Cole Carolyn A. Sharp Mr. and Mrs. Harvey K. Spivack David and Susan Tittle Robert and Ellen Whitt Contributing Members $100–$249 Doug and Susan Adams Catherine and Eric Allen Bill and Susan Allen Andrew and Susan Appel Nila Armstrong Dr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Belt Steve and Debbie Benefiel D. Eugene Bennett Fred and Annette Biesecker David Braitman Alice Brown and Randy Trowbridge Rob Burton & Linda L. Strawbridge Howard and Karen Campbell Kay and Larry Carl Dr. and Mrs. Michael R. Cohen Hanni and William Cramer J. Robert Cutter John and Susan Davis Curt and Debra DeBaun Manuel and Sara Debono Federico and Rosa Maria Dies Stephen and A.M. Downs Michael K. Dumm Claudette and Larry Einhorn William Esarey and Robin-Elizabeth Parsley Phyllis Fee Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Feigenbaum Rev. Joseph Freeman Ed and Phyllis Gabovitch Dan and Martha Hale Benjamin Hallada Mr. Neil Handley

Tom and Nancy Hartmann Hart and Simona Hasten Don and Karen Hawes Kirk and Amy Hendrix Kevin P. Hennessey Weimer and Anita Hicks Bonnie and Joe Hovish Rex and Sarah Humbaugh Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Hunter, Jr. Debbie Hyndman Stephen and Anne Jay Robert Johnstone Jeanette Kassebaum Marie and Marvin Kemple Michael Khalil Colonel Alfred Kneessy Heather and Kevin Kraus Glenna Lally E. Henry and Martha Lamkin L. Lang and Jean Brownlee Robert and Sara Le Bien Joan Leucht Rebecca Lomax-Sumner Bob Lucid Jeff and Mary Mason Norman and Ginny Mazurowski Richard and Cheryl McDonald Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. McDougal James and Kathleen McGrath Jim and Jan Mellott Susan and Gordon Mendenhall Clayton C. Miller Tim and Ann Miller Michel Mott and Kim McManama Ms. Sherry Mueller Cynthia Munerol Patt Norton David and Sheila Ogden Patte and Frank Owings Mr. and Mrs. James E. Pauloski George and Christine Plews Mr. Hilary Raab, Jr. Robert and Martha Ravensberg William A. and Mary Redmond John and Sue Rees Pamela K. Reinert Robert and Jan Reynolds Marjorie and Victor Riemenschneider Michael and Kaaren Rodman Dr. John Rudolph and Mrs. Brenda Stewart-Rudolph Dr. Yocheved Samson and Mr. Joel Samson Dennis and Sandy Sasso Warren and Jill Schimpff Richard and Carol Schwartz Ms. Leslie Sering and Mrs. Maria Sering Jerrold and Ellen Simon Carrie Sosbe Howard and Marlies Terpning William and Sharon Theobald Diane G.Thompson Mr. and Mrs. William Tindall Al Tinsley Tom and Terri Vahey Patrice and John Waidner Nicholas and Terry Watson Courtenay and Emily Weldon Dena and Dennis White Mr. Gordon White Gerry and Kim Wichman Julia and John Wickes S. Wolen and R. Gilbert Christine Woodward-Duncan Donors All annual fund, memorial and honorarium gifts are listed. Gifts in other categories are for $100 or more. Annual Fund and other designated gifts Amy and Michael Alley Robert M. and Sally G. Anderson Anonymous (13) Jeffrey and Christine Arnold Ms. Sue E. Arnold Colleen and David Bailie Kara and Brad Baldwin Kimberly and Phillip Barnhart Jay D. Benjamin Cari and John Bowersock

Raymond and Franka Bradley Ms. Lydia Brasher Gina and Jim Bremner Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Broadie Tim and Kathy Buchanan Jo Ann Caito Kathy A. Cala and Danny R. Cala Carol S. Chapman Charity Partners Foundation Dr. Victor E. Childers Nancy Christy Ronald and Claudia Clark Mary Ann and Frank Clifford Sara Compton Michael Crouch Manuel and Sara Debono Federico and Rosa Maria Dies Matthew R. Dorsett Stephen and A.M. Downs Lori Ecker Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Murvin and Linda Enders Robert D. Epstein George and Kathleen Farthing Sarah and Evan Farthing John and Elizabeth Fawcett Marni Fechtman Susan Ferrer and Carol Lindsey Joan Fitzgibbon The Friedman Family Charles and Louise Gay Mr. and Mrs. Max Gibson Cyrena Gilman Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Gilmor Gradex, Inc. Gregory & Appel Insurance Tom and Mary Grein Dr. Judy E. Hall Kenneth H. Hamilton August Hardee, II Linda Hardin Renata R. Harris Don and Karen Hawes Patricia and Rodger Hendershot Eric and Pamela Hinkle W. Seymour and Rheta Holt Anne and Bob Hoover Debbie Hyndman Mary Beth and Kyle Jackson Sheila and Richard Jackson Mr. David Jacobs Marie and Marvin Kemple Steven and Sharon Klusman Annie Knapp Kay F. Koch Chris G. Krok Jean and George Kyle Lezlie Laxton Dr. and Mrs. R. Stephen Lehman, D.D.S. Jim and Sara Lootens Carlos and Eleanor Lopez James and Juanita Louzon Truman and Nancy Lowe Mr. and Mrs. Gene Manley Jon D. Marhenke, M.D. Susie and Howard Maxwell Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. McCormick James and Kathleen McGrath Virginia and Roger Merkel Stuart and Sylvia Mill David and Barbara Mitchel Noreen and Craig Mixan Ms. Marilyn Annette Moore Wayne and Mary Jo Moss Lewis and Terry Mumford Col. James Mutter and General Carol Mutter Timothy and Nancy Nagler Drs. Blake and Carolyn Neubauer Patt Norton Harry Nungesser Eric Peterson and Elee Wood Michael Peterson Margaret Piety and Josef Laposa Gail Plater and William M. Plater R.B. Annis Educational Foundation Dr. and Mrs. George Rapp Marjorie and Victor Riemenschneider Nancy Ray Ross Diane and Randall Rowland Art and Christine Schildbach Don and Kathy Schreiner

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Carole Shaffer-Koros Joseph J. and Jo Ann M. Shary Edward and Carol Smithwick Sheila and Bob Snider Barb and John Stang James and Cheryl Strain Maureen and Michael Surak Patricia M. Sweeney L. Gene and Rosemary Tanner Howard and Marlies Terpning James and Jayne Thorne Tobias Family Foundation Chris and Whitney Trede Beth and Edward Valdettaro John Vanausdall Robert F. Wagner Jane and Frank Walker Kay Walkingstick David and Teri Weir Dr. and Mrs. Don C. Weiser Jessica D. Welch John and Deborah Wesseler Emily West Fay H. Williams John and Janice Williams Clark and Barbara Williamson John D. Wilson Marion Wolen Mr. Jeffery Wylie Pamela Young Robina M. Zink Steven and Susan Zumdahl Audrey and Wayne Zuschlag Gifts in Honor and Memory In Honor of Krys Bond Newell Pennell In Honor of Deborah Kish and Eiteljorg Volunteers John and Dawn Fazli In Honor of Eiteljorg Museum Staff John Vanausdall In Honor of Evelyn and Tom Seeley Jacqueline and William Kingston In Honor of Cathy Turner Todd and Gretchen Miller In Honor of Erinn Wold’s Rose Award Nomination James Wold and Bobbie Donahue In Honor of Steve Zimmerman Andrea and Wayne Rumley In Memory of Mrs. Harry Bean Charlene K. Timothy and John W. Timothy, Jr. M.D. In Memory of Hal and Sally DeGroff Katherine D. Marlowe In Memory of French Eason Jan Eason In Memory of Harry E. Fonseca Harry Nungesser In Memory of William Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Gene Manley In Memory of Dick Morris Stan and Sandy Hurt In memory of Pearl Sostarich Sheryl A. Sostarich Ella Kay and John W. Timothy Family Memorial Fund Charlene K. Timothy John W. Timothy, Jr., M.D. In Memory of Ed West Stan and Sandy Hurt In Memory of Eric Wirth Charlene K. Timothy and John W. Timothy, Jr. M.D. Foundations, Corporations and Government Gifts $100,000 and above Lilly Endowment, Inc. The Margot L. and Robert S. Eccles Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation $50,000–$99,999 Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc. The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation


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$25,000–$49,999 Boren Foundation David H. & Barbara M. Jacobs Foundation R.B. Annis Educational Foundation The Forest Fund, Inc. Wells Fargo $10,000–$24,999 Barnes & Thornburg LLP Gannett Ice Miller LLP Indianapolis Colts Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP Old National Bank Oxford Financial Group, Ltd. The Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation The Swisher Foundation $5,000–$9,999 Ayres Foundation, Inc. Mothershead Foundation Sullivan & Poore, Inc. Sutphin Fund, a fund of the Indianapolis Foundation $2,500–$4,999 Nordstrom REI Real Estate Services Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management $1,000–$2,499 Gregory & Appel Insurance Joanne W. Orr Charitable Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation Jungclaus-Campbell Co., Inc. Charitable Fund Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Schloss Target $200–$999 Ludwig Financial Services The Great Frame Up The Reach Foundation Matching Gift Companies Amgen Foundation Deluxe Corporation Foundation Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc. In-Kind Gifts A & J Wedding Photography Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Honeymoon Image & Design Impact Group, Inc. Scenic Arts Services Inga’s Popcorn Susie and Howard Maxwell Planes Commercial Services Steradian Laser Tag Stuart’s Household Furniture Moving and Storage, Inc. Sun King Brewing Co. Violet Vintage Wells Fargo Bank Project Silver Moon and Project New Moon capital campaigns Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Appel Mary Beth and Robert Braitman Tom and Patty Gibbs Karen and Joseph Glaser Tom and Sue Hoback Mrs. Ruth Johnson Chris Katterjohn Kay F. Koch Dr. and Mrs. John C. Lechleiter Susie and Howard Maxwell Mel and Joan Perelman R.B. Annis Educational Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Reilly, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Elmore W. Rice, III Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Schloss Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Schulstad David and Donna Sease The Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation Gil Waldman and Christy Vezolles Mr. and Mrs. Timothy T. Wright Endowment Don B. Earnhart* Gannett

Exhibitions and Special Events Gold! Riches and Ruin Presented by Wells Fargo Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Sponsored by Barnes & Thornburg LLP Boren Foundation Capital Group Companies, The home of American Funds Indianapolis Colts Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP Steve and Jane Marmon Mel and Joan Perelman James R. Zink With additional support from Nordstrom Preview Party sponsored by G. Thrapp Jewelers In-kind sponsors Sun King Brewing Company SilverTowne L.P. Preview Party in-kind gifts A & J Wedding Photography Impact Goup, Inc. Scenic Arts Services Inga’s Popcorn Steradian Laser Tag (Lafayette, IN) Violet Vintage Quest for the West® 10th Anniversary Celebration Presented by Western Art Society Drovers Cimarron Sky Gallery Ice Miller LLP Tom and Patty Gibbs Jane and Steve Marmon Joe and Gita Osborne Mel and Joan Perelman Bill and Roberta Witchger Mavericks Caryn and David Anderson Faegre Baker Daniels LLP High Noon Western Americana Tom and Evelyn Seeley Buckaroos Howard and Frankie Alper Robert and Ellie Haan Stan and Sandy Hurt Mickey and Janie Maurer Robert Oppelt and Beth Meloy Rosie Steinmetz Steve and Sharon Zimmerman Award Sponsors Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award Western Art Society Henry Farny Award for Best Painting Jane and Steve Marmon Victor Higgins Work of Distinction Catherine and Robert Turner Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture Mr. and Mrs. R. Michael Leppert Patrons’ Choice Award Booth Western Art Museum Artists’ Choice Award Phyllis and Ed Cockerill Eiteljorg Keepsake Sponsors Catherine and Robert Turner Fuhrmann Capital, LLC: Ryan Fuhrmann and Steve Zimmerman In Kind Donations Sun King Brewing Company 23rd annual Indian Market and Festival Presented by Old National Bank Sponsored by Bob and Pat Anker Ice Miller LLP Paul I Cripe Charitable Foundation Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management Entertainment Stage Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, in honor of the children and families of Christel House

Media Partner Native Peoples Magazine Ticket Sales Marsh Best of Show Award Tim and Denny Solso Helen Kersting Award Helen Kersting Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award Mel and Joan Perelman Ellen M. Reed Ella Kay and John W. Timothy, Sr. Family Memorial Fund Prize Sponsors Bob and Pat Anker Anonymous Mary Beth and Robert Braitman Wayne Craig Mike and Juanita Eagle L.G. and Alyce Edwards Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Drs. Richard and Becky Feldman Polly H. Hix and Tony J. Fair Joe Husar Helen C. Kersting Kay Koch Mrs. Billie Lee and Family Steve and Jane Marmon Jim and Jackie Morris Mel and Joan Perelman Power2Give donors Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Reilly, Jr. Clay and Amy Robbins Robinson Wolenty & Young, LLP Dr. and Mrs. William B. Rodgers Hutch and Kevina Schumaker Thomas and Evelyn Seeley Joan SerVaas and Larry Roan Tim and Denny Solso Maureen and Michael Surak The Saturday Evening Post Ella Kay and John W. Timothy, Sr. Family Memorial Fund Cathy and Robert Turner Martha and John Tynan Don Woodley Tim and Cathy Wright Gas Cards for Artists Sponsors Gayle and Carl Cox Wayne Craig Tamara Winfrey Harris Martha and Michael Hill Kay Hinds Debbie Hyndman Kay F. Koch Susie and Howard Maxwell Native Peoples Magazine Allan and Joyce Niederman James and Mary Ellen Nottage Ellen M. Reed Mr. and Mrs. C. Daniel Yates Larry and Karen Zimmerman In-Kind Sponsors Bardach Awards Honeymoon Image & Design Inc. Hubbard & Cravens Indiana State Fair Commission Indianapolis Fruit Company Marsh Supermarkets Montgomery Tent and Awning Company Priority Press Troy Hill Photography Wilhelm Construction Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure Presented by The Indiana Railroad Company Sponsored by Indianapolis Colts The Forest Fund, Inc. In-kind support provided by Planes Companies Exploring the Grand Canyon A 2016 exhibition Presented by Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc.


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The biennial Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship honors four juried artists and one invited artist who excel in the field of Native contemporary art.

Holly Wilson (Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma/Cherokee) Belonging (Detail), 2014. Image courtesy the artist.

THE GREAT WESTERN ADVENTURE Like no train exhibit you’ve ever seen! Jingle Rails is back and bigger than ever—now stretching out into Eagle Commons. Bring the entire family for the return of this holiday tradition.


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