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Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art opened in 1989 and is located downtown in White River State Park.

The adobe-style museum elicits images of the desert Southwest with its distinctive blend of earth tones. A recent $20 million expansion of the Eiteljorg Museum added the 45,000-square-foot Mel and Joan Perelman Wing. The new wing doubles the museum's gallery space, including three new galleries, a sculpture court, library, technology center, cafe and gardens.

Considered one of the finest of its kind in the country, the museum's collection originated with Indianapolis businessman Harrison Eiteljorg, who ventured West almost a half century ago looking for coal. While there, he fell in love with the land, the people and the art.

Visitors to the Eiteljorg will experience how the tribes that once lived in what is now Indiana have maintained traditions while adopting new ways of life. The premier event at the museum is the Indian Market, which takes place each summer.

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The Eiteljorg Museum is considered one of the finest of its kind in the country
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