Events & Exhibitions

Events & Exhibitions

    

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

Pottery Demonstration

with Franklin Peters (Acoma)

2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Born into the Sky clan "Huwaka Hanu," at the age of 13 Peters first started to work with clay sitting beside his mother Ella B. Vallo. That was 22 years ago and he’s still at it. "I’m not a master at pottery, I learn as I go and hope that I can show my family what my mother ... showed me," states Peters. "And here I sit using her tools that she had left behind for me to use." 

" I never do this for fame or fortune, I do this for the love that I have for what mom showed me in my younger life" - Franklin Peters

SATURDAY, MAY 16

Preserving and Protecting Native American Indian Arts and Culture

lecture by Nina Alexander, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, DOI

1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

The presentation will address authenticity and its importance in today’s marketplace, the opportunities to preserve the art, the Indian Arts and Crafts Act, the NM Indian Crafts and Sales Act and the federal And State’s enforcement activities. Nina will discuss her outreach and work with Native American artists, tribes, Pueblos and Nations as well as businesses selling authentic arts and crafts. 

SUNDAY, MAY 17

Sculptor Oreland Joe Film and Demonstration

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Drop by to see "The Art of Oreland Joe," a 30 min. documentary about the life of this extraordinary Native artist. Then, watch as he works in clay with a model.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 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.

THURSDAY, MAY 21

An Afternoon at the Pueblo of Pojoaque (FIA Event)

An Art & Culture Tour with Governor George Rivera


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART EVENT AND MEMBERSHIP IN FIA IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. CALL 505-982-6366 OR VISIT THE FIA SITE FOR MORE INFO.

Spend an afternoon with the FIA and interntionally known Native American artist George Rivera. The afternoon begins with a private tour of the art collection at Buffalo Thunder, followed by a tour of the Pueblo of Pojoaque and Rivera’s studio, where he creates his monumental stone and bronze sculptures. The trip wraps up with a visit to see his newest work at the Poeh Museum and Cultural Center, and will end back at Buffalo Thunder.

SATURDAY, MAY 23 through SUNDAY, MAY 24

Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival

Runs Sat/Sun at the Santa Fe Convention Center


MIAC’s biggest fundraiser of the year with more than 150 Native artists in attendance!

Go here for all the details! http://nativetreasures.org/

SATURDAY, MAY 30

Farewell to Footprints

Celebrating MIAC’s Allan Houser Exhibition


TUESDAY, JUNE 9

Arts Alive! for Families

Native American Pottery Workshop


THURSDAY, JUNE 11

Arts Alive! for Families

Native American Drawing and Painting


TUESDAY, JUNE 16

Arts Alive! for Families

Native American Foods Workshop


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 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.

THURSDAY, JUNE 18

The Jewelry of Marvin & Marcus Slim, Isaiah Ortiz, and Joe & LeJeune Chavez (FIA Event)

Under the Portal

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 18

Arts Alive! for Families

Native American Shell Jewelry

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, JULY 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.

FRIDAY, JULY 17

Pottery Firing with Robert Tenorio (FIA Event)


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART EVENT AND MEMBERSHIP IN FIA IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. CALL 505-982-6366 OR VISIT THE FIA SITE FOR MORE INFO.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

Breakfast with the Curators

Dody Fugate on Canine-Related Artifacts from MIAC’s Collections

8:30 am through 10:30 am

DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 through THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

Public Mural Project at MIAC

Native Artist Kathy Whitman Elk Woman in Residence at MIAC


Details to come - but briefly, Kathy will kick off a mural project on Sunday, August 9, during the Summer of Color celebration on the plaza between MIAC and the Folk Art Museum.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

Native American Games Day

In Conjunction with Museum Hill Day

11:00 am through 3:00 pm

A variety of traditional Native American games await those journeying to Museum Hill for the August 9 Summer of Color celebration.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

Breakfast with the Curators

Cathy Notarnicola on Navajo Weavings from MIAC’s Collections

8:30 am through 10:30 am

DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

Breakfast with the Curators

Dr. Letitia Chambers on MIAC’s Courage & Compassion Exhibit

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Details to follow.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

Breakfast with the Curators

Allison Colborne with "Treasures from the Stacks"

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Details to follow.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

What’s Hiding in the Basement???

Behind the Scenes Tour at MIAC


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART EVENT AND MEMBERSHIP IN FIA IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. CALL 505-982-6366 OR VISIT THE FIA SITE FOR MORE INFO.

FIA members are in for a rare treat with this event, which will take attendees behind the scenes to view a treasure trove of Native American art, culture, and history hiding in MIAC basement. Participants will meet with museum curators for coffee and croissants and then break into intimate groups to "go where few have gone before." Some great surprises await attendees in museum storage!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15

Rose B. Simpson Ė Thinking and Creating Outside the Box!

Friends of Indian Art


Friends of Indian Art (FIA) invites their members to a program presenting Rose B. Simpson, a native of Santa Clara Pueblo, who was raised among an extended family of artists. Her mother, Roxanne Swentzell, is a well-known Indigenous ceramic sculptor, and her father, Patrick Simpson, was a contemporary artist working in wood and metal. Rose’s artistic expression has taken forms including sculpting, printmaking, drama and creative writing, as well as music and dance. Being of both Indigenous and Anglo descent, her work often signifies the continual struggle between the two worlds many modern Indigenous people experience. Rose is currently studying Automotive Science at Northern New Mexico College and sees this path as her personal passion and new direction. Not a FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.

Current Exhibitions

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley

 

February 15, 2015 through January 16, 2016
Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture February 15, 2015 and runs through January 16 2016. On view will be 32 works of art spanning his career, including paintings, mixed media works, and bronze sculptures.

Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women

 

November 2, 2014 through October 19, 2015
First exhibit of its kind featuring leading American Indian Women sculptors of 20th and 21st centuries   Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Nov. 2, 2014 and runs through Oct. 19, 2015. The exhibition features figures of women sculpted by seven American Indian women artists.  Most of the ten works on view will be in the museum’s outdoor Roland Sculpture Garden. There is a long history of sculpting among the indigenous peoples of the Americas. The artists in Courage and Compassion, while contemporary in their approach are steeped in tradition. Using the same materials as their ancestors did thousands of years ago, the works presented draw on cultural influences of those who have gone before

Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser

 

August 3, 2014 through June 1, 2015
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is proud to honor the hundreth birth year of Allan Houser with this exhibition of his sculptures and those of thirteen Native American artists whose lives he changed forever. Larry Ahvakana, Don Chunestudey, Cliff Fragua, Craig Dan Goseyun, Rollie Grandbois, Bob Haozous, Phillip Mangas Haozous, Doug Hyde, Oreland Joe, Tony Lee, Estella Loretto, Bill Prokopiof and Robert Shorty

Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning

 

April 13, 2014 through May 2, 2016
Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning 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. Hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrate the stone’s use and its deep significance to the people of the region.  

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.