Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

The Eiteljorg Museum offers insightful programs and tours that explore the cultural diversity of the American West, examine the unexpected West of the imagination and celebrate Native American and Western art, history and cultures. When you visit, your students will learn about the Indigenous

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We Are the People (North American Indians)

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Program description

Eiteljorg Guides will help students compare Native American resources, traditional and contemporary environments, arts and cultures from across North America. A portion of this tour will concentrate on the art, history an cultures of the Miami, Potawatomi, Delaware and other Native peoples of Indiana. View art and artifacts from the museum’s collection as well as those on loan from the

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Program Detail

Program type: Field Trip
Artistic Discipline: History & Heritage, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: Native American
Subject: Fine Arts: Visual Arts, History, Language Arts, Social Studies
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Adults, Students with Disabilities
Bilingual: No
 Available dates:

Group tours are available 7 days a week, year-round, with at least three weeks advance notice. Some exceptions on special event days. Closed on New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

 Available times:

Monday through Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 3 p.m.

Length of program: 45 - 60 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

For students in 2nd grade and younger, must have one teacher or other adult per 5 students. For students in 3rd grade and older, one teacher/adult per 10 students.

Location(s):

Museum galleries

Fees / Ticketing:

Students and accompanying adults in groups are $5 each.

All preregistered IPS groups receive free admission to the museum.

One payment due upon arrival–check, cash or Visa/MC

Inquire about transportation grants.

All Indiana teachers with ID are free when visiting the museum.

IDOE STANDARDS

SOCIAL STUDIES:
Standard 1 - History
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS (K-5):
SL.1 – Learning Outcome for Speaking and Listening: Develop and apply effective communication skills through speaking and active listening
SL.2 – Discussion and Collaboration: Develop and apply reciprocal communication skills by participating in a range of collaborative discussions
SL.3 – Comprehension: Develop and apply active listening and interpretation skills using various strategies
SL.4 – Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Develop and apply speaking skills to communicate ideas effectively in a variety of situations
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS (6-12):
SL.1 – Learning Outcome for Speaking and Listening: Refine and apply effective communication skills through speaking and active listening
SL.2 – Discussion and Collaboration: Refine and apply reciprocal communication skills by participating in a range of collaborative discussions
SL.3 – Comprehension: Refine and apply active listening and interpretation skills using various strategies
SL.4 – Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Refine and apply speaking skills to communicate ideas effectively in a variety of situations
FINE ARTS: VISUAL ARTS:
Anchor Standard 1 – Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work: Creativity and innovative thinking are essential life skills that can be developed.
Anchor Standard 2 – Organize and develop artistic ideas and work: Artists and designers experiment with forms, structures, materials, concepts, media, and art-making approaches
Anchor Standard 2 – Organize and develop artistic ideas and work: People create and interact with objects, places, and design that define, shape, enhance, and empower their lives.
Anchor Standard 6 – Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work: Objects, artifacts, and artworks collected, preserved, or presented either by artists, museums, or other venues communicate meaning and a record of social, cultural, and political experiences resulting in the cultivating of appreciation and understanding.
Anchor Standard 7 – Perceive and analyze artistic work: Individual aesthetic and empathetic awareness developed through engagement with art can lead to understanding and appreciation of self, others, the natural world, and constructed environments.
Anchor Standard 7 – Perceive and analyze artistic work: Visual imagery influences understanding of and responses to the world.
Anchor Standard 9 – Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work: People evaluate art based on various criteria.
Anchor Standard 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: People develop ideas and understandings of society, culture, and history through their interactions with and analysis of art.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes

PHOTOS

  • Touring the Potawatomi bay

Cancellation Policy

If group is going to be more than 15 minutes late, please notify. If a cancellation is necessary, please notify asap.

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