Events & Exhibitions

Events & Exhibitions

    

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6

Mateo Romero

The Cultural Power of Native Art Series

1:00 pm through 2:30 pm

Join us for a talk and discussion about Romero’s paintings, which reflect a pattern of evolution and change through powerful and imposing swirling gestural paint marks and drips. Overall, Romero’s work evokes a rhythmic, hypnotic, trancelike feeling which is referential to the metaphysical space of the Pueblo and the dance itself. Represented by Blue Rain Gallery, Romero’s work is in the collection of the Denver Art Museum, Smithsonian NMAI, and the School for Advanced Research.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 7

Cannupa Hanska Luger

The Cultural Power of Native Art Series

1:00 pm through 2:30 pm

Join us for a talk and discussion about Luger’s work, which combines critical cultural analysis with dedication and respect for the diverse materials, environments, and communities he engages. Known for his ceramic innovations, he also tells stories using fiber, steel, cut-paper, video, sound, performance, monumental sculpture, land art installation, and social collaboration. Luger’s work is in the collection of the Denver Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (Santa Fe), among others.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21

GranMary’s Winter Storytelling Program

An Annual Tradition at MIAC

2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Please join us on Sunday, January 21 at either 2pm or 3pm for storytelling with MIAC educators Joyce Begay-Foss (Diné) and Dina Velarde (Jicarilla Apache).

Free with museum admission.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Frank Buffalo Hyde

The Cultural Power of Native Art Series

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the work of Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondoga/Nez Perce) starting with the screening of the film Basquiat, followed by a talk Hyde in which is discusses the ways the artist influenced his own work.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Cara Romero

The Cultural Power of Native Art

2:00 pm

Join us as Cara Romero (Chemehuevi) discusses her photographic process and how her work has evolved through the years.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18

GranMary’s Winter Storytelling Series

Featuring Emmett Garcia

2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Please join us on Sunday, February 18 at either 2pm or 3pm for storytelling with Emmett Garcia (Santa Ana / Jemez).

Free with museum admission.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

"Let’s Take a Look"

MIAC Curators Examine Your Treasures


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. They prefer to work with objects from the Southwest but are willing to take a look at anything that is brought in. If they can not identify an object an attempt will be made to find someone who can. Sometimes, the discussion among the curators may become as much or more informative than the identification of the artifact.

Curators cannot appraise any items but can refer you to resources that will.

For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look 

THURSDAY, MARCH 15

Leroy Garcia at Blue Rain Gallery

Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Please join us for a unique opportunity to spend an evening with Leroy Garcia at the Blue Rain Gallery in the new, expanded space in the Railyard. Leroy will give us an inside look at his background and his experiences owning one of Santa Fe’s premier art galleries. Following, there will be a tour of the gallery focusing on its current offerings by Native American artists. Blue Rain represents Jody Naranjo, Maria Samora, and Preston Singletary, among others.


Note: you must be an FIA member to attend events. Please visit the following link to join the group and enjoy a full calendar of events!


http://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-indian-art/ 

SUNDAY, APRIL 1

Teri Greeves Discusses Her Beading Work

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1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, April 1, for a fascinating talk with Teri Greeves about her beading process and her contributions to the Stepping Out footwear exhibition. It’s the first Sunday - so admission is free for residents!

THURSDAY, APRIL 19

Upton Ethelbah, Jr. (Greyshoes) - Finding Essence in Stone

Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Upton S. Ethelbah, Jr. (Santa Clara Pueblo and White Mountain Apache), also known as Greyshoes, sculpts contemporary, stylized, and flowing forms inspired by the aesthetic motifs and movements found in the ceremonial regalia and dances of his heritage. He is also known for his “essentialized” Native American medicine bears and a variety of other sacred animal representations. Greyshoes works exclusively in stone. A selection of unique stone originals are then chosen to be cast in bronze in limited editions.


Note: you must be an FIA member to attend events. Please visit the following link to join the group and enjoy a full calendar of events!


http://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-indian-art/

THURSDAY, MAY 17

Maria Samora, Jeweler - A Touch of Gold

Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Long a favorite jeweler for stylish New Mexican women, Maria has a worldwide following. Her work is contemporary yet evolving, inspired by nature and the gems she finds. Her style is understated elegance and simplicity combining different metals and stones. Her masterful metal working techniques make her jewelry entirely wearable but it also must “lie and feel right”.


Samora Studio is an award-winning, Taos family-business, inspired by her culture and creative spirit. Maria works with her husband, jeweler and photographer Kevin Rebholtz. 


Note: you must be an FIA member to attend events. Please visit the following link to join the group and enjoy a full calendar of events!


http://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-indian-art/  

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

Jeff Kahm: Contemporary Painter

Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Rooted in indigenous abstraction and modernist aesthetics, Plains Cree artist Jeff Kahm represents a national and internationally recognized presence in the contemporary native art universe. Kahm is associate professor of studio art at the Institute of American Indian Arts. His work has been featured at U.S. Embassies in Colombia, Africa, Canada and the U.A.E.; exhibitions in Japan and Switzerland; and locally at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art. This is an exciting opportunity to hear from an emerging leader in the newest generation of native painters.


Note: you must be an FIA member to attend events. Please visit the following link to join the group and enjoy a full calendar of events!


http://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-indian-art/

THURSDAY, JULY 19

Cara Romero - Visual Storyteller

Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Cara Romero is a born visual storyteller. Her photography, a melange of fine art and documentary style, is an examination of her culture with a distinctly modern indigenous world view. Her work is often whimsical and can be a complex interplay on social commentary. Cara was raised on the Chemehuevi Valley Indian Reservation and is married to Cochiti potter Diego Romero. Her work has been collected by The Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian-NYC, MIAC, and The American Museum of Britain. Please join us for a delightful evening with this exciting young photographer and prepare to be surprised!


Note: you must be an FIA member to attend events. Please visit the following link to join the group and enjoy a full calendar of events!


http://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-indian-art/

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

“Tres Generaciones: The Atkison-Hale Collection”

Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

In 1936 Leonard Atkison purchased the Nava-Hopi Indian Store in Boulder City, Nevada, where he sold both Navajo and Curio jewelry. His daughter, Cynthia Hale, would go on to work in museums, and his grandson, Scott Hale, in academia, both in Native arts. Together in 1999, they created Native American Art Appraisals, Inc., Cynthia and Scott will share family stories and professional observations from over 80 years in the Native arts market.


Note: you must be an FIA member to attend events. Please visit the following link to join the group and enjoy a full calendar of events!


http://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-indian-art/