Mitchell Museum
of the American Indian

3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

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A+ Artists Acquisitions

Last year we acquired several exceptional pieces from renowned artists like Doug Hyde, Charlie Pratt, and R.C.Gorman. We also received a unique collection of Blackfeet materials. Eager to share these new acquisitions with the public, we tucked these pieces into existing exhibits throughout the museum. As you travel through the galleries to discover these ten new gems marked with an A+, re-discover the exhibits you may have overlooked before. All ten of these art works are part of our Adopt An Artifact program. Click here for more information.

Connecting Cultures: 40 Years at the Mitchell Museum

This year long exhibit showcases the breadth of the museum’s collection that covers over 1,100 unique cultures from throughout the United States and Canada. This broad scope provides unrivaled opportunities to demonstrate both the uniqueness of each culture and also the common threads of their stories.

On Display from March 2016 - December 2017



Pottery - A Timeless Tradition

This year-long exhibit will explore and share Native American pottery of North America, from the arctic tundra of Alaska to the deserts of the  Southwest and the Woodlands of the East. Some Native Woodland nations have begun rediscovering their ancestors’ pottery traditions, which lay dormant for the last two hundred years. Ongoing




Traveling Exhibit: Deconstructing Stereotypes:
Top Ten Truths About Native Peoples

The exhibit will be on display at Evanston's Civic Center’s second floor gallery through September 2017. The exhibit dispels stereotypes identified through surveys and interviews with American Indian and Canadian First Nations peoples. The results identified the top ten stereotypes and misconceptions that Native People felt most impacted their lives. Some of the topics include mascots, casinos, and contemporary treaty rights issues.

Did You Know They're Native IV?

The lives of 24 noteworthy people of Native American descent are featured through photos and biographical information.




A Regional Tour of American Indian Cultures

Learn about the art, culture, costumes, and tools of tribes from the five major regions of the U.S. and Canada.



The Photographs of Edward S. Curtis

View Curtis' ideal of American Indians and their homelands in these controversial prints.



The Teaching Wigwam

Step into a replica wigwam and sit by the fire to experience

the lifestyle of the Woodlands tribal people.


Ciporoke (Chi-poo-tee-kay)

Experience a Ho-Chunk ancestral home (ciporoke) up and close.       





Tuesday – Saturday:
10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

Adults: $5.00
Children, students, teachers, seniors: $3.00
Mitchell Members: FREE
Tribal Members: FREE

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