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Eiteljorg Museum
500 W Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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venue type: Museum
venue style: Modern
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max venue capacity: 1200
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Venue Description

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 and Lower Garden Levels.
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
  • Wedding Reception
  • Art Show
  • Parties
  • Reception
  • Anniversary Celebration
  • Holiday Party
  • Civic Event
  • Conference
  • Fashion Show
  • Gala
  • Fundraiser
  • Product Launch

Visit the Snappening Spaces tab and plan away!

Venue Specifications

Handicap Accessible Yes
Insurance Yes
Liquor License Yes
Outdoor Space Yes
Vendor Requirements Yes
Food & Beverage Minimum Yes
Tables & Chairs Provided
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Linens Provided
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Silverware Provided
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Glassware Provided
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Kosher Available Yes
Parking Options Free Parking, Onsite Parking
Support Personnel
Onsite Planning Consultant Yes
Venue Cleaning Staff Yes
Venue Security Staff Yes
Venue Support Staff Yes
Attendee Age
Attendee Age All Ages

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Onsite Catering
Restaurant Onsite
Security Staff Onsite
Wheelchair Accessibility
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Equipment Available
Dance Floors

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  Friday, April 20 2012 5:12 PM

Special Celebration!

Event Type: Private Parties
"Our company has a luncheon at the Eiteljorg Museum every July. The space is FANTASTIC and the Eiteljorg staff is beyond amazing. Ms. Bean pays attention to even the smallest details ensuring that our luncheon is the best it can be. Every year our event is fabulous. I wouldn't have our luncheon any where but the Eiteljorg Museum. "
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  Wednesday, January 14 2015 5:46 AM

Corporate Holiday Event

Event Type: Business Dinners
"The Eiteljorg was a wonderful venue for this event. The Jingle Rails and the other galleries made for great conversation. The staff was attentive and our event went off without a hitch. Heather Frank, who was our events coordinator, was great to work with. She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and made sure that everything went as planned, before, during and after the event. Our team was very pleased!"
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