Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
The Artist in Residence program is offered in the classroom at no cost and targets those who could not visit the Eiteljorg otherwise, especially third-fifth graders. AIR is especially in demand during October and November, when Native American history is studied. Sessions last an hour and include an introduction to the artist and their work, culture-sharing, storytelling, art instruction and an art-making component. Pre- and post-visit curriculum materials are developed for each artist and are available to teachers online. Through this personal contact, students learn Native Americans are not relegated to history books but are alive and thriving today.