Events & Exhibitions

Events & Exhibitions

    

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6

GranMary’s Winter Storytelling Series

with Seidel Standing Elk (Northern Cheyenne)

2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Join us for our the first of our annual storytelling tradition. This session will feature Seidel Standing Elk, a talented author and artist. Mr. Standing Elk will run the program twice - once at 2pm, and again at 3pm. Choose either time!

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9

Pottery Demonstration Series

with Dina Velarde (Jicarilla Apache)

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Join us as we continue our popular Pueblo pottery series, this month featuring Jicarilla Apache artist Dina Velarde. 

A graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, where she received a BA in Museum Studies, Velarde parlayed her experiences into her position at MIAC (education assistant), which affords her the opportunity to work with schools and other youth groups visiting the museum. “My lifelong study of the arts has allowed me to come full circle,” says Velarde. “Working at MIAC, I am now able to assist in creating art projects intertwined with the teaching of Native history, while being surrounded and learning from museum professionals.”

Velarde’s specialty is micaceous pottery, ranging from light golden honey hues to rich dark black, all with the glistening mica specks that are enhanced with traditional firing. All her work is done by hand following the traditions of her ancestors.

Her work has no doubt benefited from her AA in Studio Arts, which included painting, drawing, and photography – her other specialty. “Growing up on the Jicarilla reservation, I always had an appreciation for art, much being encouraged by my grandmother, who did bead work and basketry,” says Velarde. “It wasn’t until much later that I would come to focus on micaceous pottery and photography.”

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16

Let’s Take a Look!

MIAC Curators Examine Your Treasures

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesay of each month awaiting whatever treasures may walk through the door. This is your opportunity to bring a family heirloom, something special from your collection, or a piece you know nothing about. Naturally, they prefer items from the American Southwest (in keeping with the museum’s focus), but they will check out anything you bring in.

Federal law prohibits curators from "appraising" any items, but they will direct you to appropriate resources. For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3

GranMary’s Winter Storytelling Series

with Julian Fragua (Jemez Pueblo)

2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Join us for the second installment of our annnual GranMary’s Winter Storytelling Series with guest artist Julian Fragua, a renowned Jemez Pueblo dancer. Program runs at 2pm and again at 3pm; choose either time.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11 through FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

HERE, NOW and ALWAYS CLOSED

from February 11 - 22


Our permanent exhibition - Here, Now and Always - will be closed for HVAC upgrades/repairs February 11 through February 22. Admission prices will be adjusted accordingly for the two open galleries you may still visit.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Pueblo Pottery Demonstration

with Ray Garcia (San Felipe Pueblo))

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Ray Garcia (or Rayduck) first learned about pottery from his grandmother, who he helped collect clay at the southern end of San Felipe Pueblo. Since then, he has gathered, processed, and created pottery with San Felipe clay. He began formal instruction from 2009 to 2012, under the instruction of Clarence Cruz at the Poeh Center in Pojoaque. While at the Poeh, he learned to gather, process, and make pots with micaceous clay. He also studied with Max D. Early of Laguna from 2012 to 2014 learning traditional methods of gathering clay and pottery making in Laguna Pueblo.

Since he is from both San Felipe and Santa Ana Pueblos, Garcia has begun to work with both styles in his painting and clay shaping.

Garcia has won various awards for both pottery and jewelry at the Heard Museum Indian Art Market in Phoenix; Red Earth Indian Art Market in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Cahokia Mounds Contemporary Indian Art Show, in Collinsville, Illinois; and the Artesian Arts Festival in Sulphur, Oklahoma. His work has also been shown at the Southwestern Indian Art Market in Tucson, Arizona; Indian Summer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and the Haskell Indian Art Market in Lawrence, Kansas.  

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Let’s Take a Look!

MIAC Curators Examine Your Treasures

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesay of each month awaiting whatever treasures may walk through the door. This is your opportunity to bring a family heirloom, something special from your collection, or a piece you know nothing about. Naturally, they prefer items from the American Southwest (in keeping with the museum’s focus), but they will check out anything you bring in.

Federal law prohibits curators from "appraising" any items, but they will direct you to appropriate resources. For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 through MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

EXHIBITION OPENING!

Beyond Standing Rock


MIAC opens a new exhibit on the controversial Standing Rock pipeline construction, much of it from the view of Indigenous people who were at the site during protests.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

GranMary’s Winter Storytelling Series

with Shawn Price (Diné)

2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Shawn will share his knowledge and traditional teachings regarding weaving as more than just Art or a trade good, as weaving has defined the spiritual and cultural core and identity of the Navajo People. Program runs at 2pm and again at 3pm. Choose either time!

 

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

Tour of the Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts

a Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Please note you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art to attend this event. Please visit museumfoundation.org/join or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100 to join. Click through for full event information.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

A Visit to the Bosque Farms Studio of Sculptor William Rogers

a Friends of Indian Art Event

3:00 pm through 5:00 pm

Please note you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art to attend this event. Please visit museumfoundation.org/join or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100 to join. Click through for full event information.

THURSDAY, MAY 16

Preston Singletary - Maestro of Glass

a Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Please note you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art to attend this event. Please visit museumfoundation.org/join or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100 to join. Click through for full event information.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

FIA’s Silver Jubilee Anniversary Event!

a Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Please note you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art to attend this event. Please visit museumfoundation.org/join or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100 to join. Click through for full event information.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

Leah Mata - Chumash Artist & Ethnobotanist

a Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Please note you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art to attend this event. Please visit museumfoundation.org/join or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100 to join. Click through for full event information.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

A Private Tour of Bill & Uschi Butler’s Collection

a Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Please note you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art to attend this event. Please visit museumfoundation.org/join or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100 to join. Click through for full event information.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 through TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31

EXHIBITION OPENING!

Diego Romero Vs. the End of Art


Diego Romero vs. the End of Art will be a dynamic exploration of a Cochiti Pueblo artist’s journey through life as depicted through his work.  For decades, California born Cochiti potter Diego Romero has created renowned historical and autobiographical artworks. Acclaimed for his neo-Mimbres pottery illustrating Pueblo Indian history, his father’s Korean War stories, and his relationships with women, family, substances and art, Romero’s work lays bare the life of one Native artist and Native history.  The exhibition narrative will be a biographical and culture history in conjunction with a conflict against a shadowy figure known only as the End of Art. Throughout the exhibition video presentations will feature interviews with the artist and others detailing his path and the evolution of his art. This will be one of the largest assemblages of Romero’s ceramic works and his lesser known multi-media drawings. Per conversations with the artist, several family members will be included as part of his story and as necessary allies in his battle with the nebulous nemesis, the End of Art. In an effort to engage a younger audience and the non-traditional museum visitor, the catalog will be a hybrid of a traditional volume combined with elements of a graphic novel. This method will convey Romero’s stories of cultural and personal endurance. It is hoped that Native youth in particular will relate to their story through art.  The goals of this exhibition are to share Romero’s unique and engaging stories of life and struggle through a cultural and pop culture lens, and the visitor will learn of Native survival and ultimately celebration.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

Carol Emaerthle-Douglas: The Art of Basketry

a Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Please note you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art to attend this event. Please visit museumfoundation.org/join or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100 to join. Click through for full event information.