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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Eiteljorg Guides will give students a well-rounded orientation to the museum’s exhibitions and collections with highlights in the Western art, contemporary art and Native American galleries. Special exhibitions can also be included.
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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.
Monday through Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 3 p.m.
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.
Attitudes: The West in American Art (Western galleries)
Contemporary art galleries
Native American galleries
Special exhibitions gallery
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.
Standard 1 - History
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
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
Anchor Standard 1 – Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work: Creativity and innovative thinking are essential life skills that can be developed.
Anchor Standard 1 – Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work: Artists and designers shape artistic investigations, following or breaking with traditions in pursuit of creative artmaking goals.
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: Artists and designers balance experimentation and safety, freedom and responsibility while developing and creating artworks.
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 4 – Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation: Artists and other presenters consider various techniques, methods, venues, and criteria when analyzing, selecting, and curating objects artifacts, and artworks for preservation and presentation.
Anchor Standard 5 – Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation: Artists, curators and others consider a variety of factors and methods including evolving technologies when preparing and refining artwork for display and or when deciding if and how to preserve and protect it.
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 8 – Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work: People gain insights into meanings of artworks by engaging in the process of art criticism.
Anchor Standard 9 – Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work: People evaluate art based on various criteria.
Anchor Standard 10 – Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art: Through art-making, people make meaning by investigating and developing awareness of perceptions, knowledge, and experiences.
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.
If group is going to be more than 15 minutes late, please notify. If a cancellation is necessary, please notify asap.