The Sidney and Rosalyn Wiener Collection is housed at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was donated by the Wiener family and partially exhibited in 2007, under the title “Illustrators of the Golden West.” The collection consists of ninety-one paintings and drawings by nineteen important western illustrators plus 968 books, Western pulp fiction magazines, and catalogs, published between 1890 and 1998, in which their illustrations were reproduced. The book collection consists mostly of Western American novels, published between 1890 and 1987, with some classic novels as well. As Sid Wiener said, “Our collection is all about the West of the Imagination.” The book collection is non-circulating but available for researchers at the Museum upon appointment. Inquiries about the collection of original drawings and paintings can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western art was founded by Indianapolis businessman and philanthropist Harrison Eiteljorg. Its mission—to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. The museum executes this charge in exciting and often surprising ways.