INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Downtown Indianapolis' Eiteljorg Museum is taking on exhibits that appeal to a broader audience as part of a strategy to attract new visitors.
The museum that's focused mostly on American Indian and western art during the past 20 years has in the past three years began tackling exhibits that have put the spotlight on guitars, motorcycles, guns and gay cowboys.
The Indianapolis Star reports that the museum's new approach to exhibits appears to be working.
After two decades of being stuck at 100,000-visitors-a-year, in 2010 the Eiteljorg jumped to 140,000 and it's stayed there. The museum is on track to clear $500,000 in ticket sales this year. That's three times what it brought in a little more than a decade ago.
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