Save the date for the New Exhibit, "Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure"

Save the date for the New Exhibit, "Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure"

The Eiteljorg Museum’s Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure is a journey to the Great American West – the real West and the West of the imagination. The popular locomotive wonderland and Indianapolis family tradition opens Saturday, Nov. 18. 

Our tips for dividing art & collectibles in The Journal of Estate & Tax Planning

Our tips for dividing art & collectibles in The Journal of Estate & Tax Planning

Learn how families can equitably dividing assets with both emotional and monetary values.  Read our tips for dividing art & collectibles published in The Journal of Estate & Tax Planning published by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.

"Circle Of Animals Zodiac Heads" by Ai Weiwei closes soon!

"Circle Of Animals Zodiac Heads" by Ai Weiwei closes soon!

Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads is comprised of twelve animals derived from the Chinese astrological calendar of years, weeks, and hours. The design of these heads was inspired by a specific source: an elaborate fountain created in the 1700s for the gardens of Yuanming Yuan, an imperial retreat outside of Beijing, China. The Qianlong Emperor commissioned Giuseppe Castiglione, an Italian Jesuit, to create gardens and fountains with a sense of Western opulence. Each zodiac animal corresponds to a two-hour period on a 24-hour cycle. Thus in its original design, each animal sprayed water from its mouth during its corresponding two-hour period.

"Southern Accent: Seeking The American South In Contemporary Art"...have you see it yet?

"Southern Accent: Seeking The American South In Contemporary Art"...have you see it yet?

Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art is the first contemporary art exhibition to question and explore in-depth the complex and contested space of the American South. One needs to look no further than literature, cuisine and music, to see evidence of the South’s profound influence on American culture, and consequently much of the world. This unprecedented exhibition investigates the many realities, fantasies and myths that have long captured the public’s imagination, and presents a wide range of perspectives to create a composite portrait of Southern identity through contemporary art.

Visit "Quest for The West®" Art Show and Sale before it closes!

Visit "Quest for The West®" Art Show and Sale before it closes!

Another successful Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale generated nearly $950,000 for the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art and the participating artists. More than 250 collectors and art enthusiasts participated Sept. 10 in the 11th annual show and sale opening weekend festivities, where they met and purchased works from leading Western artists. 

"Treasures from the Berger Collection: British Paintings 1400–2000" - Last Call!

"Treasures from the Berger Collection: British Paintings 1400–2000" - Last Call!

Fifty paintings span six centuries in this who’s who of British painting. Highlights from the Berger Collection, housed in the Denver Art Museum, convey the history of British artistic achievement and delight the eye. Beginning with a medieval crucifixion scene and ending with contemporary painting, the exhibition touches on all major eras and genres in between. Captivating portraits show the faces of Tudor royalty, powerful aristocrats, and the rising middle class. Landscapes reveal the importance of the sea, the countryside, and the city to British identity. Compelling paintings of horses underscore the popularity of equestrian sports in Britain. In short, Treasures from the Berger Collection, with its masterpieces by artists including Anthony van Dyck, Benjamin West, Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable, and John Singer Sargent, provides a rich survey of British painting.

"The Predecessors"...have you seen it yet?

"The Predecessors"...have you seen it yet?

When Njideka Akunyili (b.1983) left Lagos for the U.S. at age 16 she detoured from her initial plan to be a doctor to pursue painting and fulfill the urge to tell another side of Nigeria’s story. “America has a lot of people talking about how Nigeria doesn’t,” she says.

"Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence" will close soon!

"Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence" will close soon!

The DAI’s summer exhibition, Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence,showcases a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Don’t Miss "Quest for The West®" Art Show and Sale

Don’t Miss "Quest for The West®" Art Show and Sale

Another successful Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale generated nearly $950,000 for the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art and the participating artists. More than 250 collectors and art enthusiasts participated Sept. 10 in the 11th annual show and sale opening weekend festivities, where they met and purchased works from leading Western artists. 

Sansalone's "Dpmt7: Un Teatro Del Nuovo" on display for a few more days...

Sansalone's "Dpmt7: Un Teatro Del Nuovo" on display for a few more days...

DPMT7 is a Cincinnati-based architecture/design collective led by Vincent Sansalone of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning along with Ryan Ball, Kory Beighle, Sean Cottengim, Nicholas Germann, Whitney Hamaker, and Joseph Kinzelman. In their first major gallery exhibition, DPMT7 will transform both levels of the Weston Art Gallery in an architectural intervention that reimagines the urban landscape. What is the role of Architecture (“A” for emphasis) in a world of entropy? In this world, architecture is neither the physical object of stone upon stone, nor the spatial voids formed by the stone upon stone; it is the armature of the in-between and the framework of a yet unanswered question of history. Un Teatro del Nuovo attempts such a reduction by utilizing the simplest of architectural tools: the line, manifested in one of the most banal architectural systems: the frame. The simplicity of the line moves through the city, reinforcing the degradation of the existing without masking it. History is placed on display through a reactive frame reinvigorating the layers of the urban landscape.

Ugo Rondinone's "let's start this day again" will close soon...don't miss out!

Ugo Rondinone's "let's start this day again" will close soon...don't miss out!

This exhibition will celebrate a new iteration of the Swiss-born, NY-based artist Ugo Rondinone’s color spectrum series that congregates his art, the gallery architecture and every visitor to the space as collaborators in an all-encompassing experience.

"Thread Lines" closing soon!

"Thread Lines" closing soon!

This group exhibition features sixteen artists who engage in sewing, knitting, and weaving to create a wide-range of works that activate the expressive and conceptual potential of line and illuminate affinities between the mediums of textile and drawing. Multi-generational in scope, Thread Lines brings together those pioneers who—challenging entrenched modernist hierarchies—first unraveled the distinction between textile and art with a new wave of contemporary practitioners who have inherited and expanded upon their groundbreaking gestures. 

If you haven't yet, catch the final days of "Dogs, Faithful and True"

If you haven't yet, catch the final days of "Dogs, Faithful and True"

Dogs: Faithful and True explores the enduring presence and contributions of dogs as companions, workers and heroes in Native American and Western cultures. In addition to art, photographs, artifacts and interactive experiences, there will be dog-related programming at various points during the exhibit. You'll be able to adopt a dog from the Indy Humane's Pet Adoption Wagon, participate in fun art workshops, hear a talk from the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine on the history of dogs in art and dog breeds, learn about related community groups and much, much more. Dogs: Faithful and True promises to be a heart-warming and insightful look at our canine friends. 

Get in Before it Goes! "Audubon, Drawn to Nature"

Get in Before it Goes! "Audubon, Drawn to Nature"

Soar to the IMA to experience Audubon: Drawn to Nature, an exhibition featuring the lifelike drawings of John James Audubon. From stern owls to playful parakeets these beautiful drawings feature birds of North America carefully studied and documented by Audubon, a leader in ornithology and conservation.