New Eiteljorg Exhibit Features Dogs: Faithful and True

INDIANAPOLIS – A new special exhibition at the Eiteljorg Museum captures the universal bond between people and dogs through art and interactive experiences that bring to life the many roles dogs have played in the American West: as companions, workers and heroes.
The exhibition, Dogs: Faithful and True, opens March 4 at the Eiteljorg, continues through August 6 and is geared toward visitors of all ages. It includes numerous striking works of art featuring dogs and activities families will enjoy, including paintings and sculptures of dogs and their people by Western artists, historic prints of dogs by 19th-century naturalist John. J. Audubon, and interactive video experiences on the diversity of dog breeds, a photo op where visitors can climb aboard a dogsled and children’s experiences such as loading and unloading dog packs. The exhibit will also highlight Native American objects that illustrate dogs’ role in transportation as well as historic and contemporary photographs and art works of dogs as workers, heroes and companions on ranches, reservations and other locales in the West.
Beyond visual art in the special exhibition gallery, Dogs: Faithful and True brings an active spring and summer of talks, programs and events with and about dogs that will excite and inspire families and all Eiteljorg visitors. Look for pet adoptions, demonstrations about dog obedience, mushing and herding, dog-centric films and workshops on pet photography and painting pet portraits.
For a daily calendar of Dogs-related events – most included with regular museum admission — visit
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art  is located on the downtown canal in White River State Park, at 500 W. Washington St. For general information about the museum and to learn more about exhibits and events, call 317-636-9378 or visit The Eiteljorg is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and open Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.