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Breakfast with the Curators
August 14, 2012 8:30 am through 10:00 am
2012 MIAC Breakfast with the Curators: Breakfast with Bruce Bernstein, Director of SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, followed by a talk about the artists who have had an indelible mark in the Native Art World and have advanced the understanding of Native arts and culture. Dr. Bernstein will sign copies of his new book, Santa Fe Indian Market: A history of Native arts and the marketplace, detailing the history of the world famous market. Books will be available for purchase at the breakfast.
Breakfast with the Curators, a series of lectures and artists presentations, will be held over three weeks in August at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on Museum Hill. This popular program provides an opportunity to meet and learn about Native American Artists and arts through talks, tours of our exhibits, or behind the scenes with MIAC curators, scholars and artists. Reservations are required for all Breakfast with the Curators presentations and seating is limited.
Learn all about the history, splendor and future plans of the 91st Annual Santa Fe Indian Market with Dr. Bruce Bernstein. Prior to his current role as the Executive Director of SWAIA he was a long standing Board of Directors member (1990-1996 and 2002-2007) in addition to his volunteering as judge, evaluator, and receiver at the Santa Fe Indian Market for the past 25 years. He is a curator at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. From 1997 to 2005, Bernstein served as the Assistant Director for Cultural Resources at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Previously he was the Director and Chief Curator at Santa Fe's Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; his directorship oversaw the building and installation of the Bloch Wing and the permanent exhibition, "Here, Now and Always." He has also held positions at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, and the University of New Mexico's Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. He has published and curated exhibitions widely on American Indian art
Program begins at 8:30 am and runs to 10:00 am. We start with Breakfast at the New Museum Hill Café, followed by programs at the Museum. *Cost is $35 per person, or $30 per person for MNMF members ( MNMF members attend all four breakfasts for $100). Museum admission included. Please call the MIAC shop for tickets at 505-982-5057 or purchase in person in advance at the shop.
Call 476-1271 for more information. (All topics subject to change, please call to confirm)