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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Breakfast with the Curators

with Maxine McBrinn, MIAC’s curator of archaeology

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Join Curator Maxine McBrinn for breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe and a special tour of Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West. Three years in the making, this exhibition of sandals, moccasins, and other Native footwear opens August 27, so you’ll be the first to receive the VIP tour!

Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best.

To register, purchase tickets at the MIAC front desk with cash or check, or telephone 505-476-1269 to use a credit card.

$35 per person ($30 for MNMF members) includes full breakfast and museum admission.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Friends of Indian Art Event

Private Tour: Museum of Contemporary Native Arts


Join us for a private curated tour of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) by museum director Patsy Phillips and chief curator Dr. Manuela Well-OffMan. MoCNA holds the premier collection of contemporary Native American art by Native Americans, First Nations, and other indigenous peoples. Among the prominent artists represented in the collection are Tony Abeyta, Linda Lomahaftewa, David Bradley, George Morrison, Allan Houser, Helen Hardin and Fritz Scholder.

Participation in this - and other Friends of Indian Art events - requires membership in the FIA.

Not an FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

7th Annual Collectors’ Sale at the Laboratory of Anthropology

Benefit for MIAC Exhibits and Public Programs

10:00 am through 5:00 pm

The seventh annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24, 2017, from 10am to 5pm at the Laboratory of Anthropology on Museum Hill. The sale is free and open to the public with early bird shopping from 9am to 10am on Saturday for a $25 admission fee. A percentage of sale proceeds fund the museum’s exhibits and education programs.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS, including how to donate and consign items.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Museum Hill Community Day / MIAC Birthday Celebration!

Storytellers, Artists, Demonstrations, and Hands-on Activities

12:00 pm through 4:00 pm

The popular Museum Hill Community Day returns for the third consecutive years, but this year involves a few twists! It just so happens to be the 30th anniversary of the museum, itself; and the 80th anniversary of the Laboratory of Anthropology!

Concurrent with the day is our annual Collectors’ Sale, which will be held in the Meem auditorium.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

7th Annual Collectors’ Sale at the Laboratory of Anthropology

Benefit for MIAC Exhibits and Public Programs

10:00 am through 5:00 pm

The seventh annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24, 2017, from 10am to 5pm at the Laboratory of Anthropology on Museum Hill. The sale is free and open to the public with early bird shopping from 9am to 10am on Saturday for a $25 admission fee. A percentage of sale proceeds fund the museum’s exhibits and education programs.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS, including how to donate and consign items.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1

Tom Lea & H.P. Mera at the Laboratory of Anthropology

Documenting Pueblo Designs in the 1930s

1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

This Free First Sunday program is offered in collaboration with the Tom Lea Institute (El Paso, TX) during its annual Tom Lea Month.

Lea spent almost three years in Santa Fe, and the surrounding area, in the early 1930s. One of his posts as a New Deal Works Progress Administration (WPA) artist was at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Laboratory of Anthropology, where he painted several hundred designs from half of the current extant Pueblos’ pottery collected through the Indian Arts Fund. H.P. Mera complemented the illustrations with short descriptions of the 10 Pueblos, with a significant focus on Zuni’s "Rainbird Design" and its influence in nearby Pueblos.

Speakers include Kathy Flynn of the New Deal Preservation Association and Dody Fugate, retired assistant curator at MIAC.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10

EXHIBITION OPENING DAY

Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans


The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture will exhibit over 100 objects dating from the late 1880s to the present. Cultural objects will represent the lifeways of the different Apachean groups in New Mexico and Arizona. These cultural objects include basketry, beaded clothing, parfleche, hunting and horse gear.

These groups are: Jicarilla Apache, Mescalero Apache, Fort Sill Apache (Chiricahua), San Carlos Apache and White Mountain Apache.