The Eiteljorg Museum

The Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis: Hours, Address, The Eiteljorg Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Eiteljorg Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The museum houses Indian artifacts, as well as works by famous Western artists.
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DKPuck
Muncie, IN777 contributions
A very nice museum that is a great place to go to spend a couple of hours and learn about Native American art and culture. Admission is very reasonable. They had a membership special going on. For $45 our family of four received an annual membership. This was $1 CHEAPER than buying four admission tickets without a membership. A no-brainer decision to buy a membership, LOL. They validate parking so this is free. A very good lunch restaurant and gift shop.
Written January 19, 2020
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PamelaK O
North Canton, OH466 contributions
The collection is limited in pieces and scope but, for an art lover, it is definitely worth a stop. The building itself is gorgeous and conveniently located to downtown. An exceptionally good cafe and gift shop add to this museum's appeal.
Written July 8, 2021
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BelfastTravellingGi
Belfast41 contributions
Friends
We really enjoyed our afternoon visiting this museum, it holds a range of permanent displays and temporary exhibitions. I especially loved seeing the photography of Horace Poolaw and the display of quilts showing how women used them to tell their stories and as a means of protest. Highly recommend a a visit!
Written March 12, 2020
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KC F
Grand Junction, CO2 contributions
Solo
Roughly 1/4 of the museum is available to view for a variety of reasons, but the admission doesn't reflect it. The overall quality of the collection has declined considerably since my last visit a few years ago, and only vaguely resembles the museum of my childhood. Expect to spend less than 2 hours to see everything, including reading all of the text. It's mostly modern re-representations from the 1950s forward, poorly organized, all from an extremely Anglo perspective. This is a museum in severe decline that does not rise to the reputation it once held. This was the museum that made me fall in love with Native history and culture. Now it is the museum that makes a mockery of it.
Written August 9, 2021
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Nikki W
61 contributions
I've never seen a museum dedicated to Native and Western Americans, so it was definitely different from what I'm used to seeing. Mostly art but some artifacts too. Much of the museum was under construction but the ticket price reflected that. The gift shop has a lot of unique items and artwork for sale too.
Written February 27, 2022
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Ddwhat.com
Indianapolis, IN31 contributions
How can a museum looks so cool and awesome on the outside but be so terrible on the inside?

I cannot believe how boring and useless this museum is on the inside. They need to replace the management and get this museum done correctly.

I think the lack of attention to detail and making interesting exhibits is actually disrespectful to the Native Americans that this museum is designed to highlight.
Written July 14, 2022
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super90210@aol.com
Louisville, KY110 contributions
The Museum's architecture modeled the Old West and the Indian culture, thus, creating a very warm atmosphere to display the museum's collection. An excellent stop while in Indianapolis .I would recommend you take the time to visit the Eiteljorg.
Written November 29, 2021
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glorgriesinger
14 contributions
Friends
Absolutely one of the best museums in the country that teaches about the Native American and Westwood experience and blends into it the true experiences of Black, Latino and Asian peoples - showcasing their importance in American West history. The museum champions Native American art and supports young Native American artists with its Fellowship program. Just a phenomenal gem in Indianapolis.
Written September 22, 2021
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John M
Raleigh, NC1,844 contributions
This is a lovely museum that has improved with age and, apparently, will get even better when the now closed permanent galleries are renovated for a June, 2022 opening. But the is still plenty to see from their permanent collection on the main floor. Truly spectacular paintings and sculptures! And the gift shop is excellent featuring Native American artists. Admission was half off due to the renovation.
Written October 11, 2021
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Shelly A
7 contributions
Family
Wide array of artwork focused on American Indian and Western history. Friendly staff. Access to Central Canal from Terrace area. Underground parking within walking distance and museum validated. Was nice that there were puzzles of artwork for visitors to try to finish which allowed my teenager and me to really look at the work and have some fun
Written June 19, 2021
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The Eiteljorg Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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