Events & Exhibitions

Events & Exhibitions



Winter Traditions

Annual MIAC Celebration

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm


A special community holiday celebration featuring storytelling by Sunny Dooley (Diné); dance performances by Serpent Trail Dancers (Ohkay Owingeh), hands-on holiday activities

 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm:  Holiday hands-on Xmas activities

1:00 pm: Serpent Trail Dancers (Ohkay Owingeh), Milner Plaza

1:45 pm: Sunny Dooley (Diné), O’Keeffe Theatre

2:30 pm: Serpent Trail Dancers (Ohkay Owingeh), Milner Plaza

3:15 pm Sunny Dooley (Diné), O’Keeffe Theatre


Light refreshments


Brownbag Lunch Film Showing

"Maize: A Sacred Sustenance" at the Center for NM Archaeology

12:00 pm through 1:00 pm

"Maize: A Sacred Sustenance“ Brownbag lunch/Film showing

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - Noon - 1pm

At the Center for New Mexico Archaeology

7 Old Cochiti Road, Santa Fe, off the 599 Bypass and Caja del Rio Road

Come and enjoy three short films in which Native Americans share the significance of corn in their cultures and lives.

The films include:

Lenora Tsosie of Navajo Nation who discusses a Rite of Passage ceremony she recently conducted with her daughters

Marlon Magdalena of Jemez Pueblo, who demonstrates flutes and harvest songs on his handmade Native American flutes

Norma and Hutchy Naranjo, traditional Native farmers who demonstrate how they make chicos and other corn products.

Questions? Contact Diana Sherman, (505) 476-4443.


Native American Hairstyles

Traditional and Contemporary - A MUST SEE EVENT!

10:00 am through 4:00 pm

Join us at 10am for demonstrations of Tewa, Jemez, Santa Clara, San Felipe, Navajo, Hopi, Pawnee, and Laguna men’s and women’s hairstyling.

Followed by a presentation and Q&A with the participants at 3pm.

This is a must see event, especially for families. In 2014 a similar program received rave reviews!

Program is free with museum admission.


Mark and Linda Winter: Historic Toadlena Trading Post & Museum

Join us for an evening with Mark and Linda Winter, the owners of the Toadlena Trading Post on the Navajo Reservation, north of Gallup. The Winters work closely with the local weavers continuing the support, encouragement and relationship that was established by traders before them. You will hear the fascinating story of the historic trading post, see examples of past and present Toadlena/Two Grey Hills rugs, and meet weaving artists from the area.


Preserving Native History: Center for New Mexico Archaeology

Please join us for a late afternoon tour of the Center for New Mexico Archaeology facility, which houses the Repository and Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS). The repository holds over 8.5 million artifacts from more than 20,000 sites. The OAS provides archaeological services to Federal, State, municipal, and private clients throughout New Mexico. Specialty laboratories include stone tools, osteology, botany, pottery, archaeomagnetic dating, and the new Low Energy Plasma Radiocarbon Sampling lab.


Mark Bahti - Hopi Katsinas: From the Outside Looking In

Please join us as Mark Bahti shares his knowledge of Hopi katsinas. There are a number of ways to appreciate Hopi katsina carvings, and many levels of understanding and misunderstanding. He will explore the subject extensively. Mark grew up in the Indian arts business. His first trip to Hopi was to the Snake Dance when he was about 9 months old. His relationships there now span 4 and even 5 generations.


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.