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SATURDAY, MAY 4

Audubon Day Celebration

at the Center for NM Archaeology

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Join us for our first Audubon Day at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology! Includes a bunch of hands-on demonstrations and opportuinities to learn about our feathered friends.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

Pueblo Pottery Demonstration

with Preston (Hopi) and Debra Duwyenie (Santa Clara Pueblo)

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Join us for this great demonstration with Preston (Hopi) and Debra Duwyenie (Santa Clara Pueblo).

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

Letís Take a Look!

MIAC 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, MAY 16

Preston Singletary - Maestro of Glass

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.

FRIDAY, MAY 24

Living Treasures Artist Celebration on Museum Hill

5:30 pm through 8:30 pm

This year, the museum hosts a new event: the Living Treasures Artist Celebration on Museum Hill on Friday evening, May 24th. Guests are invitated to meet the 2019 Living Treasures artist award recipients, Diego and Mateo Romero, and meet and mingle with past years’ illustrious Living Treasures artists.

SATURDAY, MAY 25 through SUNDAY, MAY 26

Native Treasures Arts Festival

a MIAC Art Market Event

9:00 am through 5:00 pm

Please head to http://newmexicoculture.org/nativetreasures for all things Native Treasures!

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

Exhibition Closing Celebration

Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans and Hweeldi

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Celebrate the closing of two great exhibitions with Dinetah Dancers, a Southern Athabaskan Language  Lecture with guest speakers Oliver Enjady (Mescalero Apache) and members of the Jicarilla Apache Tribe, hands-on family activities, and light refreshments. Free for NM Residents!

TUESDAY, JUNE 4

Arts Alive! Family Programming

Pottery Making

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Program starts on the hour at 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm.   Free family hands-on art activities for all ages!  All participants need to reserve a space, please call or email Joyce Begay-Foss at 505-476-1272 or e-mail joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us

Tuesday, JUNE 4:  Pottery

Thursday, JUNE 6:  Beadmaking

Tuesday, JUNE 11:  Native Foods

Thursday, JUNE 13:  Dakota Access Pipeline (NoDAPL)

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

Arts Alive! Family Programming

Bead Making

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Program starts on the hour at 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm.   Free family hands-on art activities for all ages!  All participants need to reserve a space, please call or email Joyce Begay-Foss at 505-476-1272 joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us

Tuesday, JUNE 4:  Pottery

Thursday, JUNE 6:  Beadmaking

Tuesday, JUNE 11:  Native Foods

Thursday, JUNE 13:  Dakota Access Pipeline (NoDAPL)

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

Arts Alive! Family Programming

Native Foods

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Program starts on the hour at 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm.   Free family hands-on art activities for all ages!  All participants need to reserve a space, please call or email Joyce Begay-Foss at 505-476-1272 joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us

Tuesday, JUNE 4:  Pottery

Thursday, JUNE 6:  Beadmaking

Tuesday, JUNE 11:  Native Foods

Thursday, JUNE 13:  Dakota Access Pipeline (NoDAPL)

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

Pueblo Pottery Demonstration

with Jonathan Loretto: A Tribute to Snowflake Flower

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Join us for storytelling of Snowflake’s life and work by her son, Jonathan Loretto (Cochiti Pueblo). A display of collected works from various collectors, friends, and family will be on display, along with new works by Jonathan, including storytellers, pottery, and jewelry. Come and celebrate Snowflake’s life as she saw it through her storytellers.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

Arts Alive! Family Programming

Dakota Access Pipeline Theme

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Program starts on the hour at 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm.   Free family hands-on art activities for all ages!  All participants need to reserve a space, please call or email Joyce Begay-Foss at 505-476-1272 joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us

Tuesday, JUNE 4:  Pottery

Thursday, JUNE 6:  Beadmaking

Tuesday, JUNE 11:  Native Foods

Thursday, JUNE 13:  Dakota Access Pipeline (NoDAPL)

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

Letís Take a Look!

MIAC 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, JUNE 20

FIAís Silver Jubilee Anniversary Event!

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.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

Letís Take a Look!

MIAC 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, JULY 18

Leah Mata - Chumash Artist & Ethnobotanist

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.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

Letís Take a Look!

MIAC 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, AUGUST 22

A Private Tour of Bill & Uschi Butlerís Collection

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.

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.

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.