Eiteljorg Musuem Blog
  • Western Art Collector magazine preview of Quest for the West®

    by | | Aug 29, 2018


    Western Art Collector
     magazine published a spread about the 13th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale at the Eiteljorg Museum. The sale is Sept. 7-8 and the Quest exhibit is open to the general public Sept. 9-Oct. 7.  Read the article at this link:
    Western.Art.Collector_August 2018_Quest Preview

    Image caption:

    George Hallmark
    La Parroquia, 2018
    Oil on linen
    36 x 36 inches

  • Native Arts magazine trains museum spotlight on the Eiteljorg

    by | | Aug 22, 2018

    Native Arts Magazine, a publication of Santa Fean Magazine, included the Eiteljorg in its August “museum spotlight” issue. To read it, click on the link:
    Native Arts Magazine -- Santa Fean

  • Southwest Art magazine: Quest for the West® preview article

    by | | Aug 17, 2018

    In its September issue, Southwest Art magazine published this thorough preview story about the13th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, taking place at the Eiteljorg Museum on Sept. 7-8.  Please read the story at this link:
    Southwest Art - Quest article - September 2018.

  • Eiteljorg Insider | A Summer of Successes

    by by Haley Stevenson, marketing and communications intern | Aug 15, 2018

    As my final year of college approaches, more and more often I am asked that dreaded question… the one everyone asks when they greet a student on the brink of adulthood: “What are you going to do after college?” I may not know the specific answer to that question yet, but after this summer I can definitely say that my direction is much clearer. I spent the last three months working as a marketing and communications intern at the Eiteljorg Museum, and every minute spent here has been an enriching learning experience.

    Haley Stevenson, marketing and communications intern

    Having grown up in Indianapolis, I have many fond memories of going to the Eiteljorg with my mom when I was little. The opportunity to work at a place I had attended as a child is a bit mind-blowing! As a double major at Butler University, I could go many different directions post-grad. What drew me to the position open at the Eiteljorg was the opportunity for hands-on work, implementing creative projects and exercising my own ideas in a structured environment.

    Throughout the summer, I and another intern, Rachel Foley, worked together and separately on many different tasks. We interviewed band members who played at Summer Under The Sails and wrote about them in the Eiteljorg Blog, uploaded all sorts of content to the website and social media accounts, and learned how to use several different kinds of software commonly used in the field of marketing. We also helped promote and execute the Eiteljorg’s biggest event of the year: the Indian Market and Festival. During the festival, we saw all of our team’s hard work come to fruition. Artists from all over the U.S. came here to Indianapolis and commended the museum for its dedication to honest promotions of Native American art. The satisfaction we all felt after the festival weekend ended was well-earned; we put a lot of hard work into the preparation.

    Haley with Rachel Foley, marketing and communications intern

    In addition to all of these cool projects, Rachel and I had meetings with a member of almost every department at the museum where we learned about their position and how they came to work at the Eiteljorg. In what were probably the most enlightening conversations I had this summer, I learned that even if I don’t land my dream job right after college, or even if I’m not sure what that job would be, I could still end up working somewhere I love. It gave me an immense amount of comfort to talk to such an experienced team of employees who enjoy and are dedicated to their work.

    This summer, I was able to see firsthand the positive way non-profit employees can contribute to the surrounding community. There is no way I can know where I will be a year from now, but I am confident that the skills I have gained and practiced at the Eiteljorg will definitely help me find a job I can be satisfied in. To the marketing team and the rest of the staff who allowed me to work alongside them: thank you so much! I have learned a great deal about myself and I will miss working amidst such kind and devoted company.

  • Eiteljorg Insider | Why Interning at a Nonprofit Will Teach You More

    by Rachel Foley, marketing and communications intern | Aug 10, 2018

    Springtime, for most, is a joyous season. The frost has lifted, the birds are chirping and flowers are blooming. In the distance, however, if you listen carefully – you can hear the cries of college students as they anxiously search for the perfect summer internship that will magically catapult them into their dream career.

    Of course, there is no perfect internship. However, not all internships are created equal. For many, the ideal internship is at a big-name company.  Although there is merit in shooting for a highly coveted corporate internship, I am here to make the case for interning at a nonprofit (even if you do not want to work in this sector).

    Rachel Foley, marketing and communications intern

    My relationship with the Eiteljorg Museum started before my internship even began this summer. Although I’m a public relations student at Ball State University, I also work as a banquet captain at Kahn’s Catering, in which I have helped cater hundreds of events at venues including the Eiteljorg Museum. So when I came across an internship posting at the museum, I was instantly attracted.

    However, as a student with a background in digital web design, I was a bit apprehensive. My initial plan was to find an internship at a digital marketing agency. Still, I was familiar with the mission of the museum and decided to take a chance. Luckily, this experience has far exceeded my expectation. I have been challenged, pushed, given opportunities to contribute and felt truly valued by the staff here.  I do not think I could have had a better first internship experience – and I think interning at a nonprofit could be beneficial for any student in communications or business. This is why:

    1. You will work with people who truly love their jobs. People don’t join the nonprofit sector out of ambition or for the money. Those who work at nonprofit organizations did so because they found a mission they believe in. By surrounding yourself with fulfilled, passionate workers early in your career, you set the standard for what kind of job is best. Regardless of whether you stay in nonprofits, it is important to believe in and value your work.
    2. Goodbye to making copies, hello to actually learning. Oftentimes, nonprofit teams are small and close-knit. The marketing team at the Eiteljorg consists of just three employees and one or two interns. From day one, I have been expected to take on tasks of all kinds. From creating social media copy, to resizing images, designing graphics, making cold calls and writing for the blog, I have had the opportunity to try just about everything.
    3. Creativity is valued and appreciated. At nonprofits, money is always taken into consideration. Working on a tight budget teaches you to think about how to complete a task more rapidly and economically, without sacrificing quality. Although creativity can be valuable to any field, corporations with established protocol are less likely to encourage and reward such thinking.
    Rachel Foley, marketing and communications intern, speaks with Bryan Corbin, public relations manager, at the Market Morning Breakfast on June 22, 2018

    In truth, every young professional is different. However, my experience at the Eiteljorg has been rewarding beyond my expectations. It has been a fantastic first internship experience and I will really miss being able to work in such a beautiful space with this genuine, hardworking and caring staff.

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