Events & Exhibitions

Events & Exhibitions

    

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Pottery Demonstration Series

with Samuel Manymules

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Self-taught potter Samuel Manymules (Diné) creates minimalist pottery which is traditionally made, but modernized in style. Join us for this demonstration by the winner of a First Place prize at the Heard Market, among other awards. He won Best of Pottery at the 2006 Southwest Museum Indian Marketplace and Best of Division at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 2010. His distinctive pottery is a visual treat with such graceful forms.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Letís Take a Look!

Curators Examine Your Treasures

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesday 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, SEPTEMBER 22

Museum Hill Community Day

Family-Friendly and Free for All

10:00 am through 5:00 pm

Come to Museum Hill for FREE Native dances, live music, storytelling, hands‑on activities, artist demonstrations, food, and more!

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.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9

Pueblo Pottery Demonstration Series

with Flo and Lee Vallo (Acoma)

1:00 pm

Flo and Lee Vallo have been making and painting pottery for over 20 years. She was taught by her mother and grandmother, and her mother-in-law has encouraged her to explore and expand her craftsmanship. The couple are fourth-generation potters and painters.  With this exploration of pottery, they opened a small Pottery business on the Acoma Reservation.  Tribal members and community members come to purchase their pottery for cultural and traditional use. They recently traveled with the New Mexico Tourism Bureau to Chicago to promote tourism to New Mexico. They were the featured pueblo pottery artists to promote the Native American culture in New Mexico.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 through SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13

Annual Native Treasures COLLECTORS SALE

to benefit MIAC exhibitions and education programs

10:00 am through 5:00 pm

Don’t miss this unique sale of Native American art from private collections!

You’ll find pottery, jewelry, textiles, paintings, baskets, carvings—vintage and contemporary. Whether you are a new or a seasoned collector, come find your own treasure!

Sale held at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Museum Hill • 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe

Saturday and Sunday, 10 am–5 pm, Free Admission • Early Birds Saturday, 9–10 am, $25

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13

Annual Native Treasures COLLECTORS SALE

to benefit MIAC exhibitions and education programs

10:00 am through 5:00 pm

Annual Native Treasures COLLECTORS SALE to benefit MIAC exhibitions and education programs

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16

Letís Take a Look!

Curators Examine Your Treasures

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesday 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.

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.