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FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

Breakfast with the Curators

with artist Jason Garcia and curator Valerie Verzuh

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibition - Into the Future - with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best.

$30/Foundation Members and $35 for non-members.

Call the MIAC front desk at 505-476-1269 to register.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12

SOLD OUT Breakfast with the Curators

with artist Teri Greeves and curator Valerie Verzuh

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibition - Into the Future - with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best.

$30/Foundation Members and $35 for non-members.

Call the MIAC front desk at 505-476-1269 to register.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17

Film Screening and Panel Discussion

with Kevin Gover, Suzan Harjo, and Gyasi Ross

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

We present three films featured in the National Museum of the American Indian (Washington DC) exhibition Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United and American Indian Nations.  Robert Redford narrates the films, which run 20 minutes total.  Afterward, a panel comprising Kevin Gover, (National Museum of the American Indian, Gyasi Ross (Attorney and Activist) and Suzan Harjo (Activist and Author) will discuss the relevance of treaties in the twenty-first century

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17

Letís Take a Look...

Curators Examine Your Treasures

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

A monthly offering at MIAC, Let’s Take a Look is your chance to bring by your personal treasures for evalauation. While curators are prohibited from assigning retail value (we have a list of external appraisers for you), our curatorial staff is great at helping determine age, origin, use, etc. of many objects. Items with Native American roots are most common, but we can also help with other items periodically.

This is a free program.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18

Turquoise Buying Seminar with Garrick Beck

an Indian Market Primer

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

Garrick Beck is back with his fascinating presentation on the myriad varieties of turquoise, including information on different treatments, and what to be wary of before making an investment. This is a great primer for Indian Market, even if you’re a turquoise afficionado!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18

Pottery Demonstration and Talk

with potters Martha Arquero (Cochiti) and Camille Bernal (Taos)

2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Celebrate the gifts of Mother Earth with a special pottery demonstration and talk with two prominent artists. Using locally sourced materials, Martha Aquero (Cochiti Pueblo) and Camille Bernal (Taos Pueblo) will create and talk with visitors about the history and traditional practice of making pottery.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

Breakfast with the Curators

with Aysen New and curator Tony Chavarria

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Meet the minds behind one of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions - on Lloyd Kiva New - with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best.

$30/Foundation Members and $35 for non-members.

Call the MIAC front desk at 505-476-1269 to register.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

Panel Discussion with Artists-in-Residence

Joan Vigil, Nick Rosetta, Jonathan Loretto, and Steiner Cody

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

Hear from Joan Vigil (Jicarilla Apache), Nick Rosetta (Kewa), Jonathan Loretto (Walatowa/Cochiti), and Steiner Cody (Diné) about their research and artist residencies at MIAC this summer. The artists were graciously sponsored by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

Breakfast with the Curators

with historian Erik O. Berg and curator Maxine McBrinn

8:30 am

Meet the minds behind one of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions - Oblique Views - with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best.

$30/Foundation Members and $35 for non-members.

Call the MIAC front desk at 505-476-1269 to register.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28

Panel Discussion

on Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Based on the book Moquis and Kastiilam: Hopis, Spaniards and the Trauma of History a panel will delve into the story of the first encounter in 1540 between the Hopis (who the Spaniards called Moquis) and the Spaniards (who the Hopis called Kastiilam) until the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. The panelists will discuss the balance of historical documents with oral histories creating a fresh perspective on the interface of Spanish and Hopi in the period of missionization. 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

John Andrews: Making Sure No Wool Was Pulled Over His Eyes

Friends of Indian Art


John Andrews, owner of Native Jackets, will speak to us about the development of his business which began on the web in 1998 selling Indian blanket jackets. After meeting Mark Winter of Toadlena Trading Post, he saw that he could trust his eye and started investing more in Navajo rugs, Pueblo pottery, and Native baskets. Now native art sales exceed the jacket sales, and have for several years. John will show us beautiful tapestry weavings made by living master weavers, antique treasures, and Pendleton blankets.

Not a FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Letís Take a Look...

Curators Examine Your Treasures

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

A monthly offering at MIAC, Let’s Take a Look is your chance to bring by your personal treasures for evalauation. While curators are prohibited from assigning retail value (we have a list of external appraisers for you), our curatorial staff is great at helping determine age, origin, use, etc. of many objects. Items with Native American roots are most common, but we can also help with other items periodically.

This is a free program.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Museum Hill Community Day!

MIAC Has a FULL Schedule for You


We are working on the details of the schedule, but the day will include a Native comedian and storyteller, a buffalo roast, art projects, dancing, and more!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19

Let’s Take a Look...

Curators Examine Your Treasures


A monthly offering at MIAC, Let’s Take a Look is your chance to bring by your personal treasures for evalauation. While curators are prohibited from assigning retail value (we have a list of external appraisers for you), our curatorial staff is great at helping determine age, origin, use, etc. of many objects. Items with Native American roots are most common, but we can also help with other items periodically.

This is a free program.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

New Jewelry Galleries at the Wheelwright Museum

Friends of Indian Art


On June 7, 2015, the Wheelwright opened the Jim and Lauris Phillips Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry. Please join us for a docent tour of the Martha Struever Gallery where work on display includes the Anderman/Gallegos collection of New Mexican filigree; jewelry and hollowware by masters including Kenneth Begay, Morris Robinson, Lewis Lomay, and Charles Loloma; and contemporary work by Yazzie Johnson and Gail Bird, Norbert Peshlaki, Perry Shorty, and many others.

Not a FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.