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BRIEFS Win a Grand Canyon poster Considering becoming a new Eiteljorg Museum member? Join at the Family/ Grandparent level or higher (or get a gift membership for a friend or family member) and you could find yourself the proud owner of a beautiful 12 x 16 framed poster of an American icon—The Grand Canyon. Drawings for one of four posters will be held each month during the run of The Grand Canyon exhibit. Enjoy a VIP Indian Market & Festival experience From 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, June 24, the Eiteljorg Museum will host the Preview Party for the 24th annual Indian Market and Festival. The much-anticipated event will feature early shopping from market artists, an exhibit of award-winning art, a gourmet picnic dinner and unforgettable entertainment. Member admission is $50 (Non-member $60). Complimentary parking will be available in the White River State Park garage. Don’t miss this great opportunity to shop and mingle with your favorite market artists in an exclusive and intimate setting. Contact Molly Sass at 317.275.1313 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation. Eiteljorg volunteers logged more than 17,000 hours The Eiteljorg Museum couldn’t do what we do without the 413 museum volunteers who give so unselfishly of their talent and time. This past year, volunteers logged 17,224 hours in service! On April 14, we honored our grand volunteers at the annual Eiteljorg Museum Volunteer Recognition Event. They enjoyed fabulous food by Kahn’s Catering and were entertained by Out Of The Dawg House, the all-male a cappella group from Butler University.
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Dedicated “train guy” Tom Bromstrup honored The annual ROSE Awards program, established in 1992 by Visit Indy, honors outstanding service professionals who demonstrate dedication and service excellence and who positively influence visitors’ experiences in Indianapolis. Tom Bromstrup was nominated for a ROSE Award by the Eiteljorg Museum for his outstanding volunteer service. Tom dedicated more than 310 hours in just two months during the run of Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure in 2015-2016. Tom was one of 82 ROSE Award nominees. Of these, 12 were selected as ROSE Award winners. Even though Tom was not chosen as one of the 12, he will ALWAYS be the Eiteljorg’s special “train guy!”
President and CEO
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Vice President of Development
Susie Maxwell, CFRE
Martha Hill Alisa Nordholt-Dean James Nottage Dr. Scott Shoemaker
Sheila Jackson Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Tamara Winfrey Harris
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PRESIDENT’S LETTER Saying goodbye and looking to the future Friends, This issue of Storyteller is dedicated to three extraordinary staff members who are leaving the museum. Susie Maxwell, the Eiteljorg Museum’s vice president for development for the past seven years, is retiring this summer. Her work leading Indianapolis institutions for over 35 years has generated millions of dollars in philanthropic support for important educational and cultural missions. Tamara Winfrey-Harris, vice president of communications and marketing, arrived just before we rolled out the 2005 building expansion and completed the Eye on the Future campaign. She has been part of all that has happened for the past 12 years. Tamara led the marketing and communications plan that dramatically helped increase visitation and the diversity of our audience. She is moving to become vice president of marketing and communications for the Central Indiana Community Foundation. June Padgett, our accounting assistant, is retiring after an amazing 24-year tenure keeping the Eiteljorg’s accounts in order, our bills paid on time and her co-workers in line. These three very special people represent the exceptional dedication and longevity of service of the Eiteljorg Museum staff. As I write this letter, the Eiteljorg Museum is embarking on a new strategic plan, designed to guide us through the year 2021. Over the next five years, our institution will be focused on six strategic
goals: Building our endowment; reimagining museum spaces, including our Native American and Western galleries; taking a leadership position in elevating the art, history and cultures of the indigenous peoples of the Midwest; continuing our commitment to cultural diversity; expanding our regional marketing efforts; and increasing the institution’s “stickiness”— that is building relationships that lead to repeat visits and long-term patronage and membership. You will see our strategic plan in action as you read this issue of Storyteller. Guests to the 24th annual Indian Market and Festival (Pg. 2 and 3) will learn exactly what “reimagining our spaces” looks like in practice. This year, we’re bringing Native artists, performers, culture-bearers and much-loved Indian tacos back to museum grounds, giving festival-goers better access to the museum’s galleries and world-class art collection and allowing us to make better use of new spaces like The Sails in our garden along the Downtown Canal. And for the first time in the market’s history, members will receive free admission, which we hope will encourage greater participation from some of our most important friends. Continuing and expanding our commitment to diversity is an important part of our plan going forward. This summer, we will host our second Juneteenth celebration. And once again, we are inviting the community to the museum for free to celebrate African-American emancipation and freedom.
John Vanausdall and Susie Maxwell at Susie’s retirement celebration gala fundraiser.
We also are honored to continue our relationship with Greg Hinton, the creator and producer of Out West™, a historic national program series dedicated to illuminating the history and culture of the Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities in the American West. In this issue, you will learn how we are working with local and national LGBT artists, activists and scholars to develop a five-year plan for Out West at the Eiteljorg. What will not change over the coming years is the Eiteljorg’s commitment to bringing unexpected and compelling exhibitions to the Indianapolis
community—exhibits like The Grand Canyon. Thousands have experienced this interactive exhibition since it opened in March. Don’t miss out! Mark your calendar for Indian Market and Festival weekend (June 25 and 26) to enjoy the reimagining of a museum icon and a memorable look at an American icon of our national park system. Sincerely,
John Vanausdall President and CEO Eiteljorg Museum
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THE SAME AND SO MUCH BETTER Every year, at Indian Market and Festival, we ask visitors what they like most about the event. They tell us that they love the diversity of Native artists and art—the pottery, paintings, textiles and jewelry. They tell us that they love the vibrant performances —flutists, fancy dancers and funk bands. They cherish the opportunity to talk to Native culture-bearers. And the Indian tacos—they love the Indian tacos. Good news: If you, too, love those hallmarks of our annual summer celebration, you’re in luck. The 24th annual Indian Market and Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, will have everything you love about the market. We will host Native artists from more than 60 tribes coast-tocoast; performances by world champion hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance (Hopi/Tewa/Assiniboine), tribal fusion band Pamyua (Yup’ik/Inuit), flute player Tim Blueflint (Bad River Chippewa/ Comanche) and storyteller Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe); and, yes, Indian tacos and buffalo burgers. Better news: After decades away, the market is returning 2
to museum grounds, giving festival-goers even better access to the museum, our world-class art and our latest exhibition, The Grand Canyon. We’re making good use of spaces like our newly-shaded terrace to make the market and museum experiences more seamless and immersive. The move is even giving a new shape to our Preview Party at 6 p.m., Friday, June 24. How does shopping and a gourmet picnic on the museum’s front lawn sound? We can’t think of a better way to infuse Indian Market and Festival with new energy. Our staff, Board and artists have shown renewed excitement about creating an exceptional cultural experience for visitors. We asked some of our returning artists how they are preparing for this year’s market and why our event is important to them. Before we share, we have yet more good news: Members, your admission to this year’s Indian Market and Festival will be free—a benefit of your patronage. Thank you for your support. And Enjoy! Eiteljorg Museum Storyteller Magazine
INDIAN MARKET & FESTIVAL JUNE 25 & 26 SPONSORED BY:
The Margot L. and Robert S. Eccles Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, in honor of the children and families of Christel House
PREVIEW PARTY PICNIC FRIDAY JUNE 24
Mark Fischer (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin) Ancient Dignity courtesy of the artist
MARK FISCHER (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin) Number of years attending: 15 How long does it take to prepare for market? Welding larger, more labor intense pieces are begun a year before market. I work in my shop almost every day to try and maintain an assortment of sculptures, price ranges and acceptable inventory, art show to art show. During the few weeks just before market, I work 10-12 hours per day welding, grinding, applying patina, and polishing. What is your favorite piece you are bringing to IMF? It’s my new little Ancient Dignity bison created with a new molten copper wool technique. Summer 2016
Katrina Mitten (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma) Miami Clans Beaded Bag (detail), 2016
KATRINA MITTEN (Miami of Oklahoma) Number of years attending: 17. My first market was 1999 and I have done everyone since. Why do you return to Indian Market and Festival? The Eiteljorg’s market is special to me as it was my first-ever juried show. I also want to represent my people here in Indiana. What is your favorite piece you are bringing to IM&F? Of course the favorite piece I will be bringing is this year’s signature piece—Miami Clans!
Get ready for Summer Under the Sails It’s coming. Can you feel it? The air is getting warmer, birds are singing and flowers are blooming. Those long, lazy days of summer are right around the corner. You know those days—the ones that leave you yearning to explore the great outdoors or relax under a shade tree, icy drink in hand. The days when you seem to live outside, sunrise to sunset, enjoying concerts, strolling through the park, barbequing or picking fresh tomatoes from the garden. When those sunny summer days arrive, you’ll find us outside too—under The Sails at the Eiteljorg! Make plans to drive, bike, paddle or stroll in this summer. Enjoy the beautiful Downtown Canal and wander under The Sails between May 28 and August 7 for a shaded picnic spot, a little live music, and games to keep the kids entertained. Peruse a book or two, snap a selfie, pan for gold, play games, take in the outdoor sculptures, learn about the Grand Canyon and 4
create art. We’ve got a little something for everyone under The Sails. Love live music? Each Thursday in June and July, grab your lunch, head outside and settle in for free performances from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (weather permitting). Your afternoon will be so much more productive after a dose of lunchtime live music. Can’t make it in for lunch? No problem. Mark your calendar and plan to join us on Wednesday nights this summer, June 1 through August 3. Enjoy halfprice museum admission after 5 p.m. each Wednesday and explore our newest special exhibition, The Grand Canyon. Then, pop outside for a quick stroll along the Canal and check out the fun outdoor offerings with our partners, the Indiana State Museum. And you definitely don’t want to miss the return of the Summer under The Sails concert series also happening at the Eiteljorg each Wednesday in June and July from 6–8 p.m. This live music series features
a different fresh, fun, funky band—and it’s free, rain or shine. Whether you’re into country music, Afro-Rock, jazz, bluegrass, big brass bands, or all kinds of music, we’ve got something you’ll love. So bring a friend or two, grab a cold drink and pull up a chair. A full lineup of bands can be found at Eiteljorg.org
Visitors enjoy free activities all summer long under The Sails along the canal.
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QUEST FOR THE WEST® Register NOW for Quest for the West ® Art Show and Sale opening weekend
Logan Maxwell Hagege Paradise, 2016, oil on linen, 30 x 30 inches
Join us for one of the country’s top Western art shows, featuring 50 of the country’s biggest names in Western art. Throughout the weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to personally interact with each of the artists; spend an afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; honor our Distinguished Collector, Betsey Harvey; and participate in the 2016 Quest for the West art draw and sale. Registration is required and space is limited. Register today by contacting Kay Hinds at 317.275.1341 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to attend, you may register as an absentee
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).
buyer. A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the JW Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott or Fairfield Inn and Suites, all located directly across the street from the Eiteljorg Museum. Come and enjoy our Hoosier Hospitality and a show that you won’t want to miss! For more information, including a weekend schedule and the ability to register online, visit Eiteljorg.org.
QUEST FOR THE WEST ®ART SHOW AND SALE SEP 9–10, 2016
STORE HOURS MON–SAT: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. SUN: Noon to 5 p.m. 317.275.1300 | 800.878.7978 email@example.com @Eiteljorg.Store
Photography by Kristian Irey
Visit www.eiteljorg.org 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.
Noon–12:20 p.m. Curator’s Choice Series: Luzene Hill—Retracing The Trace Assistant curator of Native American art Ashley Holland will discuss Hill’s work, Retracing the Trace, an exploration of the pain of sexual assault. Included with museum admission.
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Adventures of the Grand Canyon Tour The Grand Canyon exhibit with Eiteljorg curator, Johanna Blume. Which animals call the Canyon home? Find out and even meet a few with Animalia. Listen as photographer and adventurer Dave Edwards shares his lively stories of running the Colorado River in the Canyon. Enjoy a performance by Tobe & Allie under The Sails. Catch a film. Quiz an Eiteljorg Park Ranger. And take a free photography walk along the Canal with Roberts Camera. Visit eiteljorg.org for walk registration details. Programs included with museum admission. Visit our website for times.
6–7 p.m. Summer Reading Book Discussion with the Indianapolis Public Library Curator Scott Shoemaker, Ph.D. and Dana Duffy, librarian, will lead a discussion of the book, The Miami Indians: A Persistent People, 1654–1994, by Stewart Rafert under The Sails. Free to the public.
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MAY 28–AUG 7 JUNE, JULY 11 a.m.–4 p.m. & AUG 3 Sundays Noon–4 p.m. Summer Under The Sails Planning to stroll along the Downtown Canal this summer? Look for The Sails at the Eiteljorg, where you’re sure to find something fun to do. Relax in the shade with a good book, pan for gold, create art, play games, enjoy live music and so much more. With daily program offerings to excite the entire family, you’ll want to come back again and again.
5–8 p.m. Summer under the Sails: Late Wednesday Nights Cool off and explore the museum’s indoor offerings for half price between 5-8 p.m. every Wednesday in June and July. Also on Wednesdays, hang out under The Sails and enjoy FREE live music and activities from 6–8 p.m. (Indoors in case of rain). Our neighbor, the Indiana State Museum, is open late, too. Visit eiteljorg.org for a list of performers.
JUNE & JULY
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Summer under the Sails: Lunchtime Music On the Canal Grab your lunch and relax under The Sails while enjoying free live music from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. every Thursday in June and July (weather permitting). Check eiteljorg.org for a list of performers. Free to the public.
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Juneteenth Enjoy music, performances, demonstrations, food and fun for the entire family. Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in Texas. In honor of this day, the celebration and museum admission will be free for all. Friday
6 p.m. Indian Market & Festival Preview Party Meet artists and enjoy firstlook shopping, the Best of Show exhibit and a gourmet picnic in an intimate setting. Call 317.275.1311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation. (See story on page 2.)
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Saturday and Sunday
10 a.m.–5 p.m. 24th Annual Indian Market & Festival Our annual celebration of Native American art, history and cultures returns to the museum grounds, showcasing family activities, cultural demonstrations, Indian tacos and buffalo burgers, and entertainment by renowned Native performers. Free admission for members and children 17 and under. Regular admission is $13. Advance discount tickets available at participating Marsh stores. (See story on page 2.)
10 a.m.–5 p.m. 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, and more. Program included with museum admission.
JUNE 25 & 26
JULY 27 Friday
Noon–12: 20 p.m. Curator’s Choice Series: Back Story—Exploring the Hidden Stories Behind Paintings in the Western Galleries Join James Nottage, vice president and chief curatorial officer, for a behind-thescenes look at select paintings on view in the museum’s Western Galleries. Included with museum admission.
10 a.m.–5 p.m. The History of the Grand Canyon Tour The Grand Canyon exhibit with an Eiteljorg curator, and hear presentations by former National Park Service historian, Dwight T. Pitcaithley, and Linda Kuester, whose mother was a Harvey Girl in the 1940s. Enjoy a performance by Ennis Clare under The Sails. Catch a film. Quiz an Eiteljorg Park Ranger. And create your own work of art inspired by the Grand Canyon. Programs included with museum admission. Visit our website for times
1–3 p.m. Live Music under The Sails Grab a bite to eat in the museum café and enjoy a performance by New Augusta Bluegrass Band.
6-7 p.m. Summer Reading Book Discussion with the Indianapolis Public Library Rita Kohn will lead a discussion of the book, Long Journey Home: Oral Histories of Contemporary Delaware Indians, by James Brown and Kohn, under The Sails. Free to public. Sunday
AUG 7 The Grand Canyon exhibition closes.
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.
1–3 p.m. Live Music under The Sails Grab a bite to eat in the museum café and enjoy a performance by Willoughby Sprig.
We’re adding new programs and events all the time. Visit www.eiteljorg.org and sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up-to-date on Eiteljorg Museum happenings. Summer 2016
A CELEBRATION Thank you, Susie! This Indian Market and Festival weekend will mark the retirement of Eiteljorg Vice President for Development, Suzanne Tardy Maxwell. Susie’s retirement brings to a close a thirty-five year career as one of the most distinguished fundraising professionals Indianapolis has ever known. The Eiteljorg Museum is fortunate that she worked the past seven years of that career as our senior development officer, and led us through the Project New Moon capital campaign that raised millions of dollars to support ground breaking annual exhibitions, the RB Annis Western Family Experience and the blockbuster holiday tradition, Jingle Rails. Susie Maxwell is highly respected throughout the fundraising profession and by many other organizations as well, including their leaders and donors across our community. Her work for leading Indianapolis institutions has generated millions of dollars in philanthropic support for their important educational and cultural missions. Susie has worked tirelessly and proudly for organizations including The Children’s Museum, Park Tudor School and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Her accomplishments at these institutions, as well as her service as a volunteer on
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Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Susie Maxwell on a 2012 Eagle Society visit to Rancho Santa Fe.
numerous local, state and national committees, her beloved Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and other organizations close to her heart, have earned her prestigious awards, and speak volumes about her commitment to our community, professionalism in her chosen field of philanthropy and her quality of character as a person. We at the Eiteljorg are certainly going to miss having Susie as an integral part of our daily work life, however as a result of her good work, we are all able to enjoy an enhanced quality of life. For Susie, it’s more than just work. It is her being. Thank you, Susie, for all you have done for our Indianapolis cultural and educational community.
Celebrate African American emancipation with music, performances, demonstrations, food and fun for the entire family. Museum admission will be free for all. Find out more at eiteljorg.org
WESTFEST JULY 23
Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Don’t miss this full day of wild Western fun surrounded by the sights, sounds and tastes of the American West. Tickets included with museum admission. Find out more at eiteljorg.org
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CURATOR’S CORNER What makes an Indian Market & Festival purchase prize By Dr. Scott Shoemaker (Miami of Indiana), Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback curator of Native American art, history and culture Last year, huddled under an awning in downtown Miami, Oklahoma, during a torrential downpour, I helped select the Indian Market and Festival purchase award winner. Prior to accepting my position at the museum, I had already committed to being part of a National Endowment for the Arts grant to revitalize Miami ribbonwork within the Miami communities of Indiana and Oklahoma. I was helping teach a community workshop at the same time that the purchase award decision was being made. So, unable to view in person the Native artwork submitted for the annual competition, I needed to view the images and accompanying text on my cellphone. But I could not get a signal inside of the building where I was teaching. So in order to see and comment on the potential winners whose work would be purchased by the Eiteljorg and added to the museum’s permanent collection, I stood outside in the pouring rain where the signal, if not the conditions, was better. This year, I am incredibly excited for the upcoming Indian Market and Festival, especially because I will be able to participate in the selection of the purchase award winner in person. When choosing the purchase award winner, we take several factors into consideration. First, the Eiteljorg’s collections policy establishes guidelines for determining what the museum collects in a broader sense.
We then look at where we may have gaps in the collection, or if one or more of the competitive entries complements what we already have. Another factor that I particularly take into account is innovation of tradition. Native art is constantly changing and integrating new ideas and materials while also continuing past forms, techniques and materials. It is important for the museum to collect objects that reflect this continuum of Native artistic expression. This was something that informed our selection last year, and the decision was so difficult that we chose two purchase awards: In Times of War (War Chief’s Mantle) by Lisa Rutherford (Cherokee Nation) and Ode to Lillian St. Cyr by Melanie Sainz (Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin). Based upon historical research and oral traditions within the Cherokee Nation, Rutherford created a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Cherokee war chief’s mantle that is equally at home in today’s burgeoning Native fashion scene. Sainz also drew upon traditional techniques and historical research. She intricately used traditional porcupine quillwork to create a portrait of Lillian St. Cyr, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska (Ho-Chunk) who was the first Native actress in early Hollywood during the silent film era. Both of these works will be incredibly useful in demonstrating a
(Below) Lisa Rutherford (Cherokee Nation), In Times of War (War Chief’s Mantle), 2015, hemp netting, tanned deerskin, turkey feathers, dyed (red, black) goose feathers. 2015 Indian Market Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award Melanie Sainz (Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin), Ode to Lillian St. Cyr, 2015, brain-tanned and smoked deerskin, porcupine quills (aniline dye), Czech glass beads, tiger eye beads, iron red glass beads, dentalium shell beads, photos, paper. 2015 Indian Market Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award supported by the John W. Timothy, Sr. Memorial Fund.
continuum of Native expression and experiences in future gallery changes and exhibitions. I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new artists at this year’s market. And I look forward to working with this year’s prize sponsors on the selection of the purchase award winner, as I know there will be several exceptional pieces to choose from.
“It’s our history, too.” By Gregory Hinton, independent curator, creator and producer of Out West It’s hard to believe that it has been five years since the Eiteljorg partnered with me to bring Out West programming to Indianapolis. I created Out West with the mission of shining a light on the history and culture of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities in the American West. In association with some of the nation’s greatest Western museums, Out West programming— lectures, films, plays and gallery exhibitions—is now presented nationally. In 2004, far ahead of its time, the Eiteljorg adopted a diversity statement, pledging to “present the art and heritage of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America as a culturally diverse story of human accomplishment, adversity and perseverance with respect and sensitivity to all cultures”—specifically including sexual orientation. Today, under the vision and leadership of John Vanausdall, President and CEO; James Nottage, Vice President and Senior Curatorial Officer; and Martha Hill, Vice President for Public Programs; the Eiteljorg keeps its promise. Major LGBT scholars have expressed surprise that Out West has been welcomed by Western museums when urban art institutions have been slow to bring visibility to our community. The reason is simple. The American West has always beckoned those who are independent, who long for open space and privacy and who respect individual liberty. After all, the Code of the West is “Live and Let Live!” 10
In 2011, the Eiteljorg launched Out West with curator-conducted LGBT “Hidden Histories” talks and gallery tours. In 2012, assisted by the Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Eiteljorg presented a staged reading of Beyond Brokeback. In 2013, visiting scholars of Native American history gathered to discuss “Two Spirits,” after a screening of the much-honored PBS independent film about the life and murder of Fred Martinez, a transgender Navajo boy. In 2014, the Eiteljorg became the first national museum to exhibit “Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo,” now touring the nation with a beautiful catalogue edited by Johanna Blume, the Eiteljorg’s Assistant Curator of Western Art. And last year, the Eiteljorg hosted jazz great MJ Williams for “The Women of Basin— A Montana Artists Refuge” conversation and performance, the only LGBT program selected for Indy’s 2015 Spirit and Place Festival. In September of 2016, the museum will convene a gathering and discussion for local and national LGBT artists, activists and scholars to develop a five-year plan for Out West at the Eiteljorg, including programming for the global InterPride, which will hold its 2017 convention in Indianapolis. The Eiteljorg is also exploring programming surrounding the 20th anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard in 2018, with a presentation of “Considering Matthew Shepard,” written by Grammywinning Craig Hella Johnson for Conspirare, Austin’s internationally-acclaimed chorale.
NEW! Indian Market & Festival is FREE to members
With the overturn of the military’s discriminatory “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy, and the recent Supreme Court ruling affirming same-sex marriage equality, much progress in LGBT civil rights has been accomplished in the last five years. Western museums like the Eiteljorg, the Autry National Center, and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West will be remembered for implementing LGBT programming during this seminal time. Out West scholarship developed by these fine institutions now anchors “Out West in the Rockies,” the first designated LGBT archive of the American West at the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. “Out West in the Rockies” will be the subject of my closing keynote speech at the Western Museums Association 2016 Annual Meeting in Phoenix on September 28th. The history of the American West is multicultural, and the proper telling of a peoples’ history a human right. And what then shall be the credo of Out West? “It’s our history, too!”
Members who renew their memberships around June have always coveted the Indian Market and Festival pass they received for committing to another year as an Eiteljorg patron. Now, as a new benefit, ALL Eiteljorg members will enjoy the market’s phenomenal Native art, food and entertainment fun for FREE! This year, on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, Indian Market and Festival returns home. You don’t want to miss it.
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MEMBERSHIPS & DONATIONS Thank you to the following donors for memberships and gifts received between Dec. 1, 2015 and Feb. 29, 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 apologies and call 317.275.1341. Membership gifts ($100 and over) Chairperson’s Circle $10,000–$24,999 Michael Eagle Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Reilly, Jr. President’s Society $5,000–$9,999 Dr. Elizabeth A. Beck Robin and Susan Cooper Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fortune, III Geoffrey and Sarah Gund Kay F. Koch Myrta Pulliam Larry Roan and Joan SerVaas Nancy M. Russell Thomas and Evelyn Seeley Charles and Peggy Sutphin John W. Timothy, Jr., M.D. Deborah and Randy Tobias Bill and Roberta Witchger Donald Woodley Golden Eagle Society $2,500–$4,999 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Appel Elaine and Eric Bedel Deborah and Bart Bell Standiford H. Cox Karen and Joseph Glaser Chris Katterjohn James Kincannon and Charles Goad Kelly and Stephan Masoncup Charlotte Mittler Jim and Jackie Morris Hutch and Kevina Schumaker Martha and John Tynan John Vanausdall Gil Waldman and Christy Vezolles Robert and Helen Whipple Mr. and Mrs. C. Daniel Yates Eagle Society $1,500–$2,499 Sue and Michael Back Russell Breeden and Katharine A. Walker Brian and Kim Buchanan Georgia Buchanan George and Linda Charbonneau Dr. and Mrs. Edward Cockerill Carl and Gayle Cox LaMarr Easter and Cary Neeley Mary Jane Failey Drs. Richard and Becky Feldman Ryan C. Fuhrmann Tom and Sharon Funk Larry and Lee Glasscock
Fred and Angie Green Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan R. Hess Camilla Hull Needham and Mary Lou Hurst Duane and Marguerita Johnson Mrs. Ruth Johnson Carrie Kirk and Carol Besore Mr. and Mrs. William T. Kortepeter Gwen and Robert Krivi Brian T. Lee Jayme and Rod McComas Beth Meloy and Robert Oppelt David and Sarah Morgan Heather and Patrick Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Nash Jay and Sally Peacock Marian Pettengill Mr. Narcisso G. Povinelli Newell O. Pugh, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. J. David Resley Dr. and Mrs. William B. Rodgers Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Schulstad Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey H. Thomasson Barbara West Brian and Carrie West Emily West Jamison D. Woodley Advocate Members $1,000–$1,499 Dr. Susan Maisel Patron Members $500–$999 Jeffrey and Cheryl Dowden Burke H. Eiteljorg Andrew and Jane Paine Margaret Piety and Josef Laposa Mr. Hilary Raab, Jr. Dr. Marguerite K. Shepard Jeffery and Christy Soldatis Bill and Jeanette Thomas Robert and Ellen Whitt Sustaining Members $250–$499 Doug and Susan Adams Alice Brown and Randy Trowbridge P.R. Davis Stephen and Mary DeVoe Jim and Sally Friend Jim and Sarah Gamage Stephen and Colleen Hopkins Larry and Connie Kane Bob and Troy Kassing John Krauss and Margaret Maxwell Elizabeth and J.A. Lacy Dr. and Mrs. R. Stephen Lehman, D.D.S. Kirk Lemoine and Dr. Wendy Winckelbach Carlos and Eleanor Lopez Col. James Mutter and General Carol Mutter John and Janet Nine Frank N. and Patricia L. Owings Ben and Donna Pauley John and Gaye Rardon Wayne and Holly Redmond Carole Ross Dr. Yocheved Samson and Mr. Joel Samson Gary and Phyllis Schahet Dr. John Cole and Rose Schnell-Cole Carolyn A. Sharp James W. and Nancy C. Smith
Justin Sufan Christine Woodward-Duncan Contributing Members $100–$249 Bill and Susan Allen Catherine and Eric Allen Jerald and Gayle Ancel Viki and Bruce Anderson Andrew and Susan Appel Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Baxter Dr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Belt D. Eugene Bennett Jerry and Bonnie Betley Fred and Annette Biesecker Rob Burton and Linda Strawbridge Howard and Karen Campbell John and Barb Chirgwin Dr. and Mrs. Michael R. Cohen Hanni and William Cramer J. Robert Cutter Constance and Themen Danielson Federico and Rosa Maria Dies Erin and Scott Dorsey Stephen and A.M. Downs Claudette and Larry Einhorn William Esarey and Robin-Elizabeth Parsley John and Elizabeth Fawcett Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Feigenbaum Ed and Phyllis Gabovitch Pinkus and Rebecca Goldberg Liane and John Grayson Laura Green Benjamin Hallada John Hammond Tom and Nancy Hartmann Hart and Simona Hasten Kirk and Amy Hendrix Weimer and Anita Hicks Bonnie and Joe Hovish Peter and Emily Howard Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Hunter, Jr. Debbie Hyndman Richard Judy and Jane Lommel Jeanette Kassebaum Marie and Marvin Kemple Michael Khalil Alan and Dorothy Klineman James and Pat LaCrosse L. Lang and Jean Brownlee Robert and Sara Le Bien Bob Lucid Stephen R. Malone Jeff and Mary Mason Zygmunt and Karen Mazanowski Norman and Ginny Mazurowski James and Kathleen McGrath Tim and Ann Miller Cynthia Munerol Andrea Murray Patt Norton David and Sheila Ogden Al and Jan Panther Mr. and Mrs. James E. Pauloski Michael Pitt Jean and Keenan Plew George and Christine Plews Robert and Martha Ravensberg Gayle Reed and Todd Felgen John and Sue Rees Robert and Jan Reynolds
Marjorie and Victor Riemenschneider Jeffrey and Amy Riesmeyer Michael and Kaaren Rodman Warren and Jill Schimpff Jared and Mandy Seaman Ms. Leslie Sering and Mrs. Maria Sering Jerrold and Ellen Simon Steve and Santina Sullivan Howard and Marlies Terpning William and Sharon Theobald Mark and Christina Thomas Mr. and Mrs. William Tindall David and Susan Tittle Pam and John Ulrich Larry and Nancy Vanarendonk Mary and William Vens Nicholas and Terry Watson Nancy and Gerald Westerfield Dena and Dennis White S. Wolen and R. Gilbert 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 Mr. C. Willis Adams, III Doug and Susan Adams Amy and Michael Alley Robert M. and Sally G. Anderson Anonymous (6) Andrew and Susan Appel Rosalee Arnett Jeffrey and Christine Arnold Colleen and David Bailie Jay D. Benjamin Pamela J. Bennett Bessemer National Gift Fund Ted and Peggy Boehm Calvin and S. Yvonne Brandenburg Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Broadie Richard and Joan Broderick L. Eugene and Evelyn Park Brown Tim and Kathy Buchanan Carolyn Burkley Cathy A. Burton Edward M. Cambra Brian Carberry Charles and Helen Coghlan Faye Craig Phillip E. Darrah Erlene Dekko Carol Derbin Rollin and Cheri Dick Dru Doyle Berkley and Nancy Duck Michael Eagle William Esarey and Robin-Elizabeth Parsley John* and Dawn Fazli Joan Fitzgibbon Ryan Fuhrmann Mr. and Mrs. Max Gibson Cyrena Gilman Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Gilmor Jeffrey and Amy Goodwin Fritz R. and Sandy Gordner August Hardee, II Greg Hertenstein and Dolores Cwiklinski
MEMBERSHIPS & DONATIONS Eric and Pamela Hinkle Stephen and Elizabeth Holmes Tammy and Chris Holmes W. Seymour and Rheta Holt Sheila and Richard Jackson Steven and Sharon Klusman Janice E. Knaus Kay F. Koch Chris G. Krok Elizabeth and J.A. Lacy Mr. H.J. Lacy Jack and Connie Lawson Lezlie Laxton John and Mary Lisher Jim and Sara Lootens Linda and Marvin Maguire Barbara Masters George and Cindy Maude Susie and Howard Maxwell James and Kathleen McGrath Barbara Metzner Stuart and Sylvia Mill Kathryn Minx and Al Lessie Kelly Montes James C. Muth F. Timothy and Nancy Nagler Van Neie Donald and Gail Nelson Network for Good Blake Lee and Carolyn Lytle Neubauer Charitable Fund, a fund of the Legacy Fund Mel and Joan Perelman Margaret Piety and Josef Laposa Dr. and Mrs. George Rapp Dr. John D. Rau Bob and Gail Richards Katie and Jon Robinson Nancy Ray Ross Diane and Randall Rowland Barry Rudert Andrea and Wayne Rumley Hilary and Ron Salatich Dr. Yocheved Samson and Mr. Joel Samson Thomas and Linda Sands Art and Christine Schildbach Roger and Barbara Schmenner Gene and Joann Sease Thomas and Evelyn Seeley Joan SerVaas and Larry Roan James W. and Nancy C. Smith Edward and Carol Smithwick Ronald and Judith Spielbauer Frederick and Fresia Steiner Stephen Sturman Thomas and Karen Tiefert Gil Waldman and Christy Vezolles William and Emily Ward Dr. and Mrs. Don C. Weiser Julia and John Wickes William J. and. Linda A. Wilhelm John D. Wilson Chris and Megan Wright Steve and Judy Young Warner and Patricia Young Marjorie P. Zeigler William Zink Steven and Susan Zumdahl
Gifts in Honor and Memory In Honor of my grandchildren— Alexander and Olivia Dee A. McConville In Honor of each Buckaroo Bash committee member. Every little bit of time, energy and commitment counts. Linda and Jerry Stark In Honor of Cathy Burton and the Education Program Sheila and Bob Snider
In Memory of Russell Romine. As children, we were introduced to this wonderful museum by our loving aunt and uncle. We thank them both for enriching our childhood with knowledge, and wish to honor the memory of Uncle Russ with this donation Nicole Smith
Project Silver Moon and Project New Moon capital campaign gifts Frank and Katrina Basile Susie and Howard Maxwell George and Carrie Pappas Mr. Jeffery Wylie
Ella Kay and John W. Timothy Family Memorial Fund Charlene K. Timothy John W. Timothy, Jr., M.D.
Endowment Lilly Endowment, Inc.
In Honor of Eiteljorg Museum Employees John Vanausdall
Foundations, Corporations and Government Gifts
In Honor of Bo Elder Perry and Michelle Griffith
$50,000 and above Lilly Endowment, Inc.
In Honor of Sarah Farthing, her accomplishments at the Eiteljorg Museum and her bright future following her dream Kay Hinds
$25,000–$49,999 David H. & Barbara M. Jacobs Foundation Ice Miller LLP
In Honor of Stan and Sandy Hurt Bob and Pat Anker In Honor of Belinda Cozzy Powers The Magazine Club In Honor of Evelyn and Tom Seeley Jacqueline and William Kingston In Honor of John Vanausdall’s tenure and hard work The Charley and Carrie Kirk Family Foundation, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation In Honor of Don Woodley James and Theresa Walker In Memory of Richard Lewis Bloch Lorenzo Clayton In Memory of Debra Curt Burns John E. Burns, III In Memory of C. William Carey Ann Carey Mary Ann and Frank Clifford In Memory of Hal and Sally DeGroff Katherine D. Marlowe In Memory of Juanita Eagle Teddy Guzman Kay Hinds Stan and Sandy Hurt Susan and Mike Lewis Susie and Howard Maxwell Mel and Joan Perelman John Vanausdall In Memory of Henry E. Fonseca Harry Nungesser In Memory of Phyllis B. Holliday John H. Holliday In Memory of Kirk McKinney John Vanausdall In Memory of Phyllis Olson Jan Eason Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Jolles Gerry and Kim Wichman In Memory of John Peacock Susie and Howard Maxwell John Vanausdall
$10,000–$24,999 Dorsey Foundation Herbert Simon Family Foundation OneAmerica The Swisher Foundation $5,000–$9,999 Archer Lighting Solutions LLC Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Delta Faucet Company Mothershead Foundation Wilhelm Construction Co.
Exhibitions and Special Events Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2015: Conversations Presented by Lilly Endowment, Inc. Sponsored by David H. & Barbara M. Jacobs Foundation David Jacobs Efroymson Family Fund, a Central Indiana Community Foundation Fund Herbert Simon Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Paul The Grand Canyon Presented by Eli Lilly & Company Foundation
$2,500–$4,999 ERMCO Electrical & Communications Contractors Nordstrom
Sponsored by The Capital Group Companies, home of American Funds Avis Industrial Corporation Barnes & Thornburg LLP Ice Miller LLP Myrta Pulliam Anonymous
$1,000–$2,499 Gregory & Appel Insurance Indiana Humanities Jungclaus-Campbell Co., Inc. REI Real Estate Services
With additional support from Faegre Baker & Daniels Nordstrom Roberts Camera Chris and Whitney Trede
$500–$999 LHD Retirement National Christian Foundation
Public programs sponsored by Indiana Humanities Steve and Jane Marmon Frank N. and Patricia L. Owings
Matching Gift Companies Deluxe Corporation Foundation Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc. In-Kind Gifts Cathy A. Burton Dana and Steve Duffy Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Mrs. Annemarie Fessler Tom and Sue Hoback Honeymoon Image & Design Inc. Bart and Marian Kister Meg Nation Native Peoples Magazine Lori O’Leary Edi Powell Stuart’s Household Furniture Moving and Storage, Inc. John Vanausdall Erinn Wold
In-Kind sponsors Peter Nisbet Roberts Camera Sun King Brewing Company Curt Walters Titan of the West: The Adams Collection of Western and Native American Art Opening party sponsors Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Ice Miller LLP 2016 Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale Presented by Cardinal Contracting LLC Sponsored by Tom and Patty Gibbs Steve and Jane Marmon Joe and Gita Osborne Thomas and Evelyn Seeley
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Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure 2015 Sponsors Gina and Jim Bremner Ann W. King Mothershead Foundation OneAmerica 24th Annual Indian Market and Festival Sponsored by Ice Miller LLP Indiana Office of Tourism Development The Margot L. and Robert S. Eccles Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation Paul I. Cripe Charitable Foundation Mel and Joan Perelman Best of Show Sponsor Mel and Joan Perelman Helen Cox Kersting Award Sponsor Helen Cox Kersting Margot L. Eccles Youth Prize Sponsor Anonymous Entertainment Sponsor Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, in honor of the children and families of Christel House Friends of Indian Market and Festival Bob and Pat Anker Sarah Barney Mary Beth and Robert Braitman Wayne Craig Mike Eagle, in memory of Juanita Eagle L.G. and Alyce Edwards Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Polly H. Hix and Tony J. Fair Tom and Sue Hoback Kahnâ€™s Catering Larry and Connie Kane Jan Knaus Kay F. Koch Steve and Jane Marmon Jim and Jackie Morris Native Peoples magazine Mel and Joan Perelman Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Reilly, Jr. Robinson Wolenty & Young LLP Tom and Evelyn Seeley Joan SerVaas and Larry Roan Mike and Maureen Surak
Ella Kay and John W. Timothy Family Memorial Fund Cathy and Robert Turner Martha and John Tynan Brian and Carrie West Don Woodley Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award Bob and Pat Anker Diana Hamilton Gita and Joe Osborne Ellen M. Reed Ella Kay and John W. Timothy Family Memorial Fund Gas Cards for Artists Sponsors Kai Binford Gayle and Carl Cox Linda Darr Drs. Richard and Becky Feldman Fritz R. and Sandy Gordner James and Sara Gutting Tamara and LaMarl Harris Drs. Martha and Michael Hill Kay Hinds Tom and Sue Hoback Kay F. Koch Steve and Jane Marmon Susie and Howard Maxwell Ellen M. Reed Maureen and Michael Surak Brian and Carrie West Marion Wolen Larry and Karen Zimmerman Media Partner Native Peoples magazine Ticket Sales Marsh In-Kind support provided by Bardach Awards Honeymoon Image & Design Inc. Hubbard & Cravens Indiana State Fair Commission Indianapolis Department of Public Works Indianapolis Fruit Company Montgomery Tent and Awning Company One Source Equipment Rental LLC Priority Press Wilhelm Construction 2016 WestFest Presented by Sunrise Foundation
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Member Magazine—Summer 2016