On Saturday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. the museum will screen the 1938 film version of The Girl of the Golden West, based on the play by David Belasco, featuring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy.
On Saturday, March 8 at 1 p.m. the museum will present a panel discussion on “The Operatic West” (Myths and Realities of the 19th Century West) with Eiteljorg vice president and chief curatorial officer James Nottage, Indianapolis Opera’s artistic director James Caraher and guest stage director John Hoomes.
Both events at the Eiteljorg are free with museum admission. Members of the Indianapolis Opera
Ensemble will present live performances prior to each event.
What: The Girl of the Golden West (1938 film)
When: Saturday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m.
What: “The Operatic West”(Myths and Realities of the 19th Century West)
When: Saturday, Mar. 8 at 1 p.m.
Where: Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
500 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204
Who: Indianapolis Opera’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West (March 21 &
23) will be live, on stage, at Clowes Memorial Hall. This classic western is set during the 1849 Gold Rush and features a handsome outlaw in disguise, a sheriff in hot pursuit and a heroine that will do anything for the man that she loves. Founded in 1975, Indianapolis Opera is the only professional opera company in Indiana. In 2013-14, Indianapolis Opera’s 39th Season is comprised exclusively of 20th century works and IO debuts.
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western art seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. This year, the Eiteljorg celebrates 25 years of telling amazing stories. The museum’s 25thanniversary is presented by Oxford Financial Group. LTD. The Eiteljorg is located in Downtown Indianapolis’ White River State Park, at 500 West Washington, Indianapolis, IN 46204. For general information about the museum and to learn more about exhibits and events, call 317.636.WEST (9378) or visit www.eiteljorg.org.
Tickets: Both events at the Eiteljorg are free with museum admission.