Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Eiteljorg Museum Of American Indians And Western Art

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Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

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The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, and houses an extensive collection of Native American art, as well as Western American paintings and sculptures collected by buinessman and philanthropist Harrison Eiteljorg (1903-1997). The museum houses one of the finest collections of Native contemporary art in the World.

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The museum is currently part of Indianapolis's White River State Park which also houses the neighboring Indiana State Museum, the Indianapolis Zoo, the White River Gardens, NCAA Hall of Champions, Victory Field and Military Park. The museum offers free parking to its visitors in the White River State Park Garage.

The Gund Gallery has an appreciable collection of paintings and bronzes by: Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. It also has paintings by: George Winter, Thomas Hill, Albert Bierstadt, Charles King, and Olaf Seltzer. In another room, there is a large collection of paintings by New Mexico-associated painters such as: Joseph Sharp, Victor Higgins, Ernest Blumenschein ("Penitentes"), John Sloan, and Georgia O'Keefe ("Taos Pueblo").

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In June 2005 the museum opened an extensive expansion that doubled the public space of the museum by adding three new galleries, the Sky City Cafe, an education center, outdoor gardens, and event space.

The new galleries include two galleries dedicated to the museum extensive contemporary art collection. The collection...
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