Wednesday, October 28, 2015


After my final Six Sigma Black Belt Class, I went to a museum to celebrate! The Eiteljorg Museum is located in downtown Indianapolis near a huge state park, the NCAA Museum and the Indiana State Museum. Talk about the best location to spend a day! I parked underground and enjoyed the way up into the museum. 

The Eiteljorg is actually one of the best American Indian museums in the world due to its vast collection of pieces and comprehensive collection of work from every tribe in the United States. 

First, I had a fabulous lunch in the cafe of Mushroom Bisque and a Tomato Avocado Melt that was to die for! They also give you a little corn muffin to dip into your soup which I really enjoyed.

One of the main reasons I wanted to come to this museum was that the collection of paintings of American Indian scenes is one of the largest in the world! This painting above was actually describe to me by a docent at the Indianapolis Museum of Art 6 weeks back and I knew that I had to see it. The detail on this painting is amazing - look at the hair on the head of the buffalo!

I really enjoyed that there were interactive parts to each exhibit in the museum 
as well as lounges full of books to learn more about the area!

I was also really excited to see another Loloma piece
 after seeing his exhibit at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. 
His work is just so in touch with modern life yet American Indian.

My favorite historic piece in this museum was the right whale bone carved man. 
The detail of the face considering that it is BONE blew me away.

My favorite modern piece was this painted wooden sculpture of 9/11 and how we will all recover.

It is definitely worth the time if you are in the area because American Indian culture is something that we all should really understand considering they were the first people of the United States!

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