Events & Exhibitions

Events & Exhibitions

    

SUNDAY, APRIL 13


Turquoise, Water, Sky


The Stone and Its Meaning


1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Public Opening:

1pm and 3pm -  Dance performance by the Zuni Olla Maidens

1pm-4pm - Hands-on activities for all ages conducted by the museum’s Education Department.

2pm - Panel discussion by Cheryl Ingram(Silver Sun Gallery, Santa Fe), Joe Dan Lowry (The Turquoise Museum, Albuquerque), Douglas Magnus (silversmith and owner of the Tiffany Mine), Mark Bahti (Bahti Indian Arts, Santa Fe/Tucson), and Cody Sanderson (Navajo silversmith) in the O’Keeffe Theater. Seating Limited

2pm-4pm - Jewelry making demonstration by Ehren Natay (Santo Domingo Pueblo/Navajo) and Ed Natay (Navajo)

2pm-4pm - refreshments hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico

FREE WITH REGULAR MUSEUM ADMISSION

New Mexico residents with I.D. free on Sundays. Children 16 and under and members are always free.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16


Letís Take A Look


Curators Look at Your Treasures


12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them.

The event is always FREE and open to the public.  Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18


Premiere screening of Navajo-language Star Wars


Premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode IV:


1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Museum Director, Della Warrior, "We are very excited to have our theater as a showcase for our Native films. This series will give our actors, writers, directors and producers a unique venue and audience for their films. Native film is a new medium for Native people to retell our stories to the world. Limited sitting, by reservation only. Call 505 476 1269, Museum of New Mexico Foundation members, free. All others by museum admissiion.

SUNDAY, MAY 4


Darryl Begay Lecture


Darryl Begay, Navajo Jeweler


1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

Darryl Begay is a well known master jeweler. He has taken the art of tofa carving and casting, which he learned from his uncle, Bobby Begay, to new levels never seen before. He has been a Best-of-Show winner at the Santa Fe Indian Market.

SUNDAY, MAY 18


Perspectives and Meanings


Turquoise from Prehistory to the Present: A Lecture Series


2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

"Prehistoric" the first of a five part lecture series. This lecture is free with museum admission.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21


Letís Take A Look


Curators Look at Your Treasures


12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them.

The event is always FREE and open to the public. Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.

MONDAY, JUNE 9


Family Heirloom Photographs


Workshop on Identifying your family photos, negatives, and digital images


9:00 am through 12:00 pm

Join archivists Diane Bird and Kate Ruiz Navarro for a hands-on workshop on identifying your family photos, negatives, and digital images; selecting appropriate archival enclosures; and preserving photos in home-storage conditions. Fee of $25 for materials.

TUESDAY, JUNE 10


Arts Alive !


Free Hands-on Workshop


10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Free Hands-on pottery workshop for all ages; children must be with an adult. Contact Joyce Begay-Foss, 505 476 1272.

THURSDAY, JUNE 12


Arts Alive!


Free, Hands-on Workshop


10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Free Native Music hands-on workshop for all ages: children must be with an adult. Museum admission is free for participants. Contact Joyce Begay-Foss, 505 476 1272

TUESDAY, JUNE 17


Arts Alive!


Free Hands-On Workshop


10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Free hands-on jewelry workshop for all ages: children must be with an adult. Museum admission is free for participants. Contact Joyce Begay-Foss, 505 476 1272

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18


Letís Take A Look


Curators Look at Your Treasures


12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them.

The event is always FREE and open to the public. Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.

THURSDAY, JUNE 19


Arts Alive!


Free Hands-on Workshop


10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Free Native foods hands-on workshop for all ages; children must be with an adult. Museum admission is free for participants. Contact Joyce Begay-Foss. 505 476 1272

SATURDAY, JUNE 21


Turquoise Buying Seminar


Learn Before You Buy


1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

We’re surrounded by turquoise, especially in Santa Fe. Before you buy, learn what you should be looking for.

Garrick Beck from Natural Stones, Santa Fe will be doing the Seminar.

SUNDAY, JUNE 22


Perspectives and Meanings


Turquoise from Prehistory to the Present: A Lecture Series


2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

"Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblos" The second lecture of a five part series. This lecture is free with museum admission.

MONDAY, JUNE 23


Archival Research Workshop


Finding Photos of Southwestern Tribal Elders


9:00 am through 3:00 pm

Participate in a free workshop, "Finding Photos of Southwestern Tribal Elders," with Ann Massman, librarian an archivist, Center for Southwest Research Special Collection, UMN; and Diane Bird, archivist, Lab of Anthropology. Navigate on-line archives to find images of family or tribal members and learn about historic collections and the availability of images for noncommercial use. 

TUESDAY, JULY 1


Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange


1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Meet with Will Wilson, Dine, photographer, on the new use of an old method of photography, plus the philosophy and ethics of CIPX.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16


Letís Take A Look


Curators Look at Your Treasures


12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them.

The event is always FREE and open to the public. Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.

SATURDAY, JULY 19


Turquoise Buying Seminar


Learn Before You Buy


1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

We are surrounded by turquoise, especially in Santa Fe. Before you buy learn what you should be looking for.

Garrick Beck from Natural Stones, Santa Fe, will be doing the seminar.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 20


Perspectives and Meanings


Turquoise from Prehistory to the Present: A Lecture Series


2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

"Zuni": this is the third of a five part series. This lecture is free with museum admission.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9


Turquoise Buying Seminar


Learn Before You Buy


1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

We’re surrounded by turquoise, especially in Santa  Fe. Before you buy, learn what you should be looking for.

  

Seminar given by Jim Kissock of Kings Trading Company, Santa Fe  

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17


Perspectives and Meanings


Turquoise from Prehistory to the Present: A Lecture Series


2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

’Navajo", the fourth lecture of a five part series. This lecture is free with museum admission.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20


Letís Take A Look


Curators Look at Your Treasures


12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them.

The event is always FREE and open to the public. Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17


Letís Take A Look


Curators Look at Your Treasures


12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them.

The event is always FREE and open to the public. Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21


Perspectives and Meaning


Turquoise from Prehistory to the Present: A Lecture Series


2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

"Contemporary": the fifth lecture in a five part lecture series. This lecture is free with museum admission.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15


Letís Take A Look


Curators Look at Your Treasures


12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them.

The event is always FREE and open to the public. Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.

Current Exhibitions

Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning

 

April 13, 2014 through May 2, 2016
Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning, opening April 13, 2014 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, highlights the Museum’s extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry and presents all aspects of the stone, from geology, mining and history, to questions of authenticity and value. People in the Southwest have used turquoise for jewelry and ceremonial purposes and traded valuable stones both within and outside the region for over a thousand years. Turquoise, Water, Sky presents hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrating how the stone was used and its deep significance to the people of the region. This comprehensive consideration of the stone runs through May 2, 2016.  

Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry

 

February 16, 2014 through January 5, 2015
More than 50 images from the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives  - along with contemporary images by Native photographers - document the changing perceptions of Native peoples over a span of almost 100 years.

Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest

 

September 29, 2013 through September 8, 2015
A celebration of sight, sound, and activity for visitors of all ages, Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest, opens Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Over 100 objects relating to Southwestern Native dance and music will be featured, including a flute made by Grammy award-winning artist Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo. Collectively used for indigenous ritual performance, the drums, flutes, rasps, rattles, and clothing featured in the exhibition convey a richly layered message. Music, too, is integral to the ceremony—it is more than accompaniment for the dancers; each song is a prayer providing a pathway to the here and now and to the worlds beyond. The opening on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. will feature performances, demonstrations, hands-on activities for the entire family, and refreshments provided by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico.

The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery

 

on long-term display
The Buchsbaum Gallery features each of the Pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona in a selection of pieces that represent the development of a community tradition. In addition, a changing area of the gallery, entitled Traditions Today highlights the evolving contemporary traditions of the ancient art of pottery making.

Here, Now and Always

 

on long-term display
Here, Now, and Always is a major exhibition based on eight years of collaboration among Native American elders, artists, scholars, teachers, writers and museum professionals. Voices of fifty Native Americans guide visitors through the Southwest's indigenous communities and their challenging landscapes. More than 1,300 artifacts from the Museum's collections are displayed accompanied by poetry, story, song and scholarly discussion.