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New Technology in Art: Innovation at the Institute of American Indian Arts

A Friends of Indian Art Member Event

3:00 pm through 5:00 pm

Innovation has been a tradition in Native arts from the very beginning. Indigenous cultures have adopted whatever materials or technologies have been available to speak about the things those cultures held most important. From pre-contact ceramic work and shell carving, to the use of trade-beads and European metalworking technologies, to our current era of digital design and fabrication, Native artists have embraced the most current and cutting edge tools to create works of art that speak to the issues that face their people. The Digital Fabrication Lab at the Institute of American Indian Arts, in coordination with its other studios, is working to put those tools into the hands of the next generation of innovative Indigenous artists. The work being produced in conjunction with the IAIA FabLab, from students, staff, faculty, and artists-in-residence, spans an incredibly diverse set of materials, topics, and practices, continuing the long and storied tradition of artistic innovation in Native art. We will hear from Brian Fleetwood (Muscogee/Creek), Assistant Professor in Studio Art at IAIA. 

Please note that you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art in order to participate in FIA events. You can learn more about about joining the friends group by visiting its page on the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s website.


Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Educational Benefit Auction

Featuring Unique Native American Art 



Featuring Unique Native American Art and Native Community Educational Experiences

Opens October 23, 2020 at 10 AM  |  Closes October 25, 2020 at 5PM

An eclectic virtual sale of both old and contemporary Native American art from private collections, including pottery, jewelry, textiles, paintings, baskets, and sculptures. Whether you are a new or seasoned collector, you’re sure to find your own new treasure!

In addition to the Collectors’ Sale, cultural learning experiences will be offered as Auction items. These experiences provide an opportunity to visit a pueblo and be hosted by a community member to learn about the community and history.

All proceeds from the unique sale and auction will directly benefit the development of online education for our community and schools, and upcoming exhibitions.


International Archaeology Day

10:00 am through 5:00 pm

The Friends of Archaeology, the Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS), and the repository of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), all inhabitants of the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), are pleased to announce the celebration of International Archaeology Day.  Prior to the Covid – 19 pandemic, the CNMA would open its doors to the public on the third Saturday of October to tour the archaeological collections of MIAC and visit with the scientists and analysts and educators of the Office of Archaeological Studies in their labs and out in the atlatl field. 

Tune into the CNMA Facebook page and the website of the Office of Archaeological Studies, for the latest details!