American Indians

American Indians

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

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 includes works by T.C. Cannon, Kay Walkingstick, Andy Warhol and many more. The other gallery added in the expansion is the Gund Gallery of Western Art. This gallery is dedicated to the 57-piece collection of traditional Western art donated to the museum by the George Gund Family.

The Sky City Cafe offers a Southwestern fare with most entrees under $10. There is free admission to the cafe and free parking.

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