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Aerial Photography and the 1929 Chaco Canyon Field School Session

Lecture with Frances Joan Mathien, Ph.D.

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

A retired National Park Service archaeologist, Mathien proposed researching the field schools and asked that her colleague, Joyce Raab, and she be afforded space and use of UNM facilities during the project. She sits on the Chaco Culture National Historic Park Museum Collection Committee as a volunteer researcher and considers "this [project] part of the cooperative relationship between the two institutions," UNM and Chaco Culture NHP.

Though officially retired, Mathien is Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico and Research Associate with the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, UNM. Major career interests have been on socio-economics of Chaco Canyon and turquoise as a pre-Columbian item of exchange






Perspectives on the Hugh Scott Ledger Book by Silver Horn

with Dorothy WhiteHorse Delaune (Kiowa) and Dr. Candace Green

10:00 am through 12:00 pm

Join us for several perspective on the Hugh Scott Ledger Book kept by Silver Horn (1860 - 1940). Dorothy WhiteHorse Delaune (Kiowa) and Dr. Candace Green discuss this remarkable resource and the selections will be on view.

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Mark and Linda Winter: Historic Toadlena Trading Post & Museum

Join us for an evening with Mark and Linda Winter, the owners of the Toadlena Trading Post on the Navajo Reservation, north of Gallup. The Winters work closely with the local weavers continuing the support, encouragement and relationship that was established by traders before them. You will hear the fascinating story of the historic trading post, see examples of past and present Toadlena/Two Grey Hills rugs, and meet weaving artists from the area.


Storytelling with Emmett Garcia

GranMary’s Place

2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Please note this program runs TWICE: first at 2pm and again at 3pm. Drop by for either one - your choice!

GranMary’s Place is a storytelling program at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture that is dedicated to celebrating the memory of Docent Mary Sudbrink. Mary loved life, children, and telling stories to children visiting the Museum.



VIP Exhibition Opening for Jody Naranjo: Revealing Joy

Exhibtion honoring the 2017 MIAC Living Treasure, Jody Naranjo.


Public Exhibition Opening for Jody Naranjo: Revealing Joy

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture hosts a solo exhibition featuring the work of current Living Treasure, prolific Santa Clara pueblo potter Jody Naranjo, in the lobby of the museum. 

As this event falls on the first Sunday of the month, admission is free for New Mexico residents!


Preserving Native History: Center for New Mexico Archaeology

Please join us for a late afternoon tour of the Center for New Mexico Archaeology facility, which houses the Repository and Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS). The repository holds over 8.5 million artifacts from more than 20,000 sites. The OAS provides archaeological services to Federal, State, municipal, and private clients throughout New Mexico. Specialty laboratories include stone tools, osteology, botany, pottery, archaeomagnetic dating, and the new Low Energy Plasma Radiocarbon Sampling lab.


Mark Bahti - Hopi Katsinas: From the Outside Looking In

Please join us as Mark Bahti shares his knowledge of Hopi katsinas. There are a number of ways to appreciate Hopi katsina carvings, and many levels of understanding and misunderstanding. He will explore the subject extensively. Mark grew up in the Indian arts business. His first trip to Hopi was to the Snake Dance when he was about 9 months old. His relationships there now span 4 and even 5 generations.


Native Treasures

Pre-Show Celebration and Benefit

5:30 pm through 7:30 pm

Native Treasures artists, 2017 MIAC Living Treasure Judy Naranjo and event sponsors come together for a special celebratory event kick-off and opportunity to purchase unique “Shared Stories” themed artwork made exclusively for this evening. 


Early Bird 

Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival

9:00 am through 10:00 am

Be first to purchase museum-quality artwork from more than 200 Native Treasures artists.



Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival Show

10:00 am through 5:00 pm

Native Treasures is one of the premier Native American art shows in the United States and attracts more than 6,000 knowledgeable collectors and art enthusiasts every year. 



Private Tour: Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Join us for a private curated tour of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) by museum director Patsy Phillips and chief curator Dr. Manuela Well-OffMan. MoCNA holds the premier collection of contemporary Native American art by Native Americans, First Nations, and other indigenous peoples. Among the prominent artists represented in the collection are Tony Abeyta, Linda Lomahaftewa, David Bradley, George Morrison, Allan Houser, Helen Hardin and Fritz Scholder.