Events & Exhibitions

Events & Exhibitions

    

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

Pueblo Pottery Demonstration

with Jerry Dunbar (Ysleta del Sur) and Marita Hinds (Tesuque)

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Our popular Pueblo Pottery series continues with Jerry Dunbar from Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, and Marita Hinds, from Tesuque Pueblo.

Don’t forget, Wednesdays are free admission for NM Seniors!

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

"Let’s Take a Look!"

MIAC Curators Examine Your Treasures

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

Curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology gather in lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. They 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, 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/

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

Breakfast with the Curators #1

Maxine McBrinn with Nina Sanders

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Curator Maxine McBrinn hosts scholar and beader Nina Sanders (Crow) - known for her moccasins - for a presentation of her work followed by highlights in the exhibition Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West.

Breakfasts and complementary programs are on August 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 8:30am to 10:30am, starting with full breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe.

Reservations are required as seating is generally very limited. Purchase tickets with cash or check at MIAC, or call (505) 476-1269 to pay using a credit card. Tickets are $35 for general public and $30 for Museum Foundation members.

The annual Breakfast with the Curators series affords attendees the opportunity to meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions by combining a hearty breakfast at Museum Hill Cafe, followed by talks and/or tours from those who know MIAC and its mission best!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8

Pueblo Pottery Demonstration

with Marietta and Melvin Juanico

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

Together for 35 years, Marietta and Melvin Juanico (Acoma Pueblo) demonstrate their pottery skills in the Buchsbaum Gallery at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

Marietta, an educator who has served as an elementary teacher at St. Joseph Mission School and now is an Acoma Keres language instructor for the Haak’u Learning Center, learned to create her own unique pottery with traditional clay at the age of 6.

Melvin previously served in Acoma Tribal Government and Spiritual Leadership. He is the Sky City Cultural Center & Haak’u Museum Operations Manager.

Both Marietta & Melvin have been participants in the Santa Fe Indian Market for over 20 years and with Native Treasures since the early 2000’s.

Wednesdays afford free admission for New Mexico Seniors!

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

Breakfast with the Curators #2

Tony Chavarria with Tammy Garcia, Autumn Borts-Medlock, and Jody Naranjo

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Curator Tony Chavarria hosts popular Santa Clara artists Tammy Garcia, Autumn Borts-Medlock, and Jody Naranjo for an intimate tour of What’s New in New: Selections from the Carol Warren Collection, with an emphasis on multiple pieces by each of the artists.

Breakfasts and complementary programs are on August 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 8:30am to 10:30am, starting with full breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe.

Reservations are required as seating is generally very limited. Purchase tickets with cash or check at MIAC, or call (505) 476-1269 to pay using a credit card. Tickets are $35 for general public and $30 for Museum Foundation members.

The annual Breakfast with the Curators series affords attendees the opportunity to meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions by combining a hearty breakfast at Museum Hill Cafe, followed by talks and/or tours from those who know MIAC and its mission best!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15

Just Bead It! Native Beaders Discuss Their Work

3:00 pm through 4:00 pm

This special event - hosted by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and designed to complement the Museum of International Folk Art’s current beadwork exhibit - features three Native American beaders who showcase their work and offer a short panel discussion. Artists presenting include Hollis Chitto (Choctaw - Laguna), Charlene Holy Bear (Standing Rock Lakota Sioux), and John Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo).

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

Breakfast with the Curators #3

Allison Colborne with Dr. Audra Bellmore

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Librarian Allison Colborne hosts Dr. Audra Bellmore (Curator of the John Gaw Meem Archives of Southwestern Architecture at UNM) for a presentation on the Santa Fe-based architect and designer of the Laboratory of Anthropology. A tour of the building’s unique features follows.

Breakfasts and complementary programs are on August 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 8:30am to 10:30am, starting with full breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe.

Reservations are required as seating is generally very limited. Purchase tickets with cash or check at MIAC, or call (505) 476-1269 to pay using a credit card. Tickets are $35 for general public and $30 for Museum Foundation members.

The annual Breakfast with the Curators series affords attendees the opportunity to meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions by combining a hearty breakfast at Museum Hill Cafe, followed by talks and/or tours from those who know MIAC and its mission best!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

Breakfast with the Curators #4

with Director of Education Joyce Begay-Foss

8:30 am

Join Begay-Foss for a comprehensive tour of the exhibition she created, Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans, which explores the distinct cultures of the Apachean Tribes of the Southwest.

Breakfasts and complementary programs are on August 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 8:30am to 10:30am, starting with full breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe.

Reservations are required as seating is generally very limited. Purchase tickets with cash or check at MIAC, or call (505) 476-1269 to pay using a credit card. Tickets are $35 for general public and $30 for Museum Foundation members.

The annual Breakfast with the Curators series affords attendees the opportunity to meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions by combining a hearty breakfast at Museum Hill Cafe, followed by talks and/or tours from those who know MIAC and its mission best!

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/

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 through SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Annual MIAC Collectors’ Sale

Treasures from Fellow Collectors


In 2018, the Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23. This is a unique sale of Native American jewelry and art from private collections that benefits annual educational programs and exhibitions at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC). Whether you are a new or seasoned collector, you are sure to find something perfect at the Collectors’ Sale!

The Collectors’ Sale is held at the Laboratory of Anthropology (right next to MIAC) on Museum Hill.  The sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Admission is free. Early Bird shopping will take place on Saturday from 9-10 am with a $25 admission at the entrance.

For more information about the Collectors’ Sale and consigning items, please visit here.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Museum Hill Community Day!


Join us for our fourth annual Museum Hill Community Day! An event that attracts 2,000 people to Museum Hill, all museums on the hill offer free admission and a slew of activities for the entire family. Stay posted for more news.