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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.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Nick Rosetta Stone and Shell Jewelry demonstration

10:00 am through 4:00 pm

Using all natural material and handmade processes, he makes beautiful heishi necklaces.

Nick learned the art from his parents, Ray and Mary Rosetta. The heishi artform goes back to ancestral pueblo times, long before the arrival of the Spanish in the Southwest, when Kewa stone and shell jewelry - believed by many archeologists to be the oldest form of jewelry in the southwest-was highly prized and widely traded.

Nick does most of the lapidary work--cutting, grinding, sanding and polishing. His wife Me-Wee does ninety-five percent of the stringing. He obtains his materials from many different places--turquoise from Nevada and Arizona, serpentine from South Dakota, pipestone from Minnesota, as well as stones from Canada, Peru and Australia. 

Demonstrations of his work will be on September 22, 28, and 29th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 through SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Two-Day MIAC Symposium

The Food Sovereignty Project

10:00 am through 3:00 pm

In partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C., the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is presenting the two-day event, The Food Sovereignty Project, followed by a Community wide celebration on Museum Hill, focusing on how New Mexico tribes are reincorporating traditional foods into their diets to foster greater health and wellness in their communities. The Food Sovereignty symposium brings together a diverse range of indigenous farmers, herders, and hunters, who have been able to successfully sustain and revitalize food production practices that are vital to traditional life. Also included are tribal program directors and educators who have initiated successful community-based traditional food programs. Food sovereignty efforts are part of a larger national movement of indigenous peoples to create sustainable forms of food production that are Native American driven. 

For complete symposium schedule and information to register, please call the front desk at 505-476-1269.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Museum Hill Community Day!

MIAC Has a FULL Schedule for You

9:00 am through 5:00 pm

For full details, go here.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 through THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Nick Rosetta Stone and Shell Jewelry Demonstration

10:00 am through 4:00 pm

Using all natural material and handmade processes, he makes beautiful heishi necklaces. Nick learned the art from his parents, Ray and Mary Rosetta. The heishi artform goes back to ancestral pueblo times, long before the arrival of the Spanish in the Southwest, when Kewa stone and shell jewelry - believed by many archeologists to be the oldest form of jewelry in the southwest-was highly prized and widely traded.

Nick does most of the lapidary work--cutting, grinding, sanding and polishing. His wife Me-Wee does ninety-five percent of the stringing. He obtains his materials from many different places--turquoise from Nevada and Arizona, serpentine from South Dakota, pipestone from Minnesota, as well as stones from Canada, Peru and Australia. 

Demonstrations of his work will be on September 22, 28, and 29th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

Lecture with Anna Sofaer and Robert Weiner

The Sun, the Moon and Chaco Canyon: Recent Findings by the Solstice Project

2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Anna Sofaer, rediscoverer of the Sun Dagger, and archaeologist Robert Weiner present their recent research results. Introduction by Brian Vallo (Acoma). This talk is presented in conjunction with Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time. Visit www.SolsticeProject.org for more on the Solstice Project.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

Lecture with Harvard Professor Dr. Gary Urton

Native American Southern Cosmologies

1:00 pm

 


Join Harvard professor Dr. Gary Urton for a fascinating presentation that examines the cosmologies of Native peoples of the Amazonian and Andean regions of South America. Explore the Milky Way — their principal celestial object for organizing understanding of the sky and its relationship to human affairs.

 

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.