The Eiteljorg Museum is the only museum of its kind in the Midwest, and one of only two museums east of the Mississippi that showcase both Native American and Western art, culture and history.
The museum contains one of the best Native American and Western art collections in the world, including traditional and contemporary work by artists such as T.C. Cannon, N. C. Wyeth, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, Allan Houser, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell and Kay WalkingStick.
The museum’s Mihtohseenionki (The People's Place) gallery explores Indiana’s indigenous peoples—the Delaware, Miami and Potawatomi Indians—through preserved rare objects, historical photos, interactive displays and audiovisual technology. Other galleries feature Native American art and artifacts from coast to coast, including pottery, basketry, woodcarvings, beadwork and apparel. The museum’s alliance partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) gives it invaluable access to the NMAI’s traveling exhibitions and collections.
The Nina Mason Pulliam Education Center offers guests of all ages the opportunity to explore Western and Native American culture through demonstrations, workshops and other hands-on activities. The Education Center houses two art studios, as well as the Stephen and Sharon Zimmerman Resource Center that makes the museum’s 5,000-volume collection available to the public. The Center’s resources, including books, DVDs, videos and more, can be accessed through the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library’s online database. Use of the museum’s Resource Center is free of charge.
The museum’s Sky City Café, a 90-seat casual dining restaurant, serves dishes inspired by Western and Native American culture. The museum also features the DeHaan Family Terrace, beautiful garden space long the downtown Indianapolis Central Canal.
Located in Indianapolis’ White River State Park, the Eiteljorg Museum is within walking distance of the Lucas Oil Stadium, Circle Centre Mall and several major downtown hotels.
The mission of the Eiteljorg Museum is to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. The Eiteljorg Museum collects and preserves Western art and Native American art and cultural objects of the highest quality, and serves the public through engaging exhibitions, educational programs, cultural exchanges and entertaining special events.
The Eiteljorg Museum is available for your upcoming event. Visit the Snappening Spaces tab
to explore the various spaces available. Rental options come in tiered packages based on how much museum and art galleries access you would like. See the Snappening Resource section
for tier pricing.
Tier 1 - Clowes Ballroom, OneAmerica Terrace & Eagle Commons Hall
The Clowes Ballroom
and its connected spaces is the base package for an interior reception. The Eagle Commons hall is perfect for cocktail hour or a pre-function space. The OneAmerical terrace extends the ballroom and offers views of the Indianapolis skyline and access to the outdoor areas.
Tier 2 - Clowes Ballroom, OneAmerica Terrace, Eagle Commons Hall & 1st Floor Galleries
The second tier adds the first floor art galleries to the base tier. These galleries add an element of entertainment to any event.
Tier 3 - Clowes Ballroom, OneAmerica Terrace, Eagle Commons Hall, 1st Floor Galleries & Gardens
A tier 3 rental includes both indoor and outdoor locations, for all outdoor events, the indoor space serves as a bad weather back up plan. Outdoor spaces include the Upper
Tier 4 - Entire Eiteljorg Museum
Enjoy everything the Museum
has to offer. Your guests will enjoy the First and Second Floor Galleries, Outdoor gardens, Eagle Commons hall, Clowes Ballroom and the OneAmerica Terrace.
Consider the Eiteljorg Museum for your next:
- Wedding Reception
- Art Show
- Anniversary Celebration
- Holiday Party
- Civic Event
- Fashion Show
- Product Launch
Visit the Snappening Spaces tab and plan away!