The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a museum located in Indianapolis, Indiana. One woman named Regina Fraser and her friend Pat Johnson recently took a visit to this hidden gem of the Midwest. They were delighted to see that this museum is going strong, and it is all dedicated to Native Americans of the region and of the United States.
As you enter the museum, you will see a large number of bronze sculptures of Whitetail deer that were designed by Kenneth R. Bunn. These sculptures are on the front lawn of the museum. You can also see a big statue of a Blackfoot Indian as you come closer to the building. This was created by artist George Carlson.
The overall architecture of the museum is breathtaking, and you enter through wooden arches. In the Midwest of the United States, it is the only one of its kind. As you enter the museum, you will notice that there are three basic collections to choose from, or you can see all of them!
First, there is a contemporary art collection, and this has pieces of art that were created by Native American cultures throughout the United States in modern times. You can also see the historic Native American collection, which is a general collection of history and artifacts. Finally, there is the western collection of works from the 1820s to the present.
Many of the pieces that you will find here are headbands, addresses, beaded purses, paintings and pieces of jewelry. All of them were handmade by experts and by real Native Americans or their descendants today. If you are in the Indianapolis region of Indiana and would like to see this beautiful museum, it is highly recommended.Categories: Museum of American Indians, The Eiteljorg