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Beyond Standing Rock: The Past, Present, and Future of the Water Protectors
JANUARY 22, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) is pleased to present its latest exhibition opening in Feb. 23 to Oct. 27, 2019,  Beyond Standing Rock . The exhibition takes a look at one of the most widespread grassroots movements in recent history, highlighting works created at the protest by Native and non-Native artists. From early 2016 to early 2017, the Sioux Nation (Očhéthi Šakówiŋ) of Standing Rock Reservation protested corporate abuses of Native sovereignty and welfare. The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) planned construction through Standing Rock reservation, violating the 1851 Fort Laramie treaty and compromising the Sioux Nation’s access to clean water. As the movement grew, more than one hundred Native nations and allies gathered together to preserve the land through peaceful protest. The protest gained international attention through images, videos and posters.

Museum Admission Half-Price During Here, Now and Always Exhibit Closure
JANUARY 2, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Admission to the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill will be half-price while the  Here Now and Always  core exhibit is closed from February 11 through 22 for upgrades to the HVAC system in the gallery.

2019 Native Treasures: Diego and Mateo Romero
DECEMBER 19, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is pleased to announce Diego and Mateo Romero as the 2019 recipients of the Native Treasures Living Treasures award. This award honors Native American artists who have made outstanding artistic contributions to the field of indigenous arts and culture.

GranMary’s Place – Storytelling at MIAC continues in the New Year
DECEMBER 10, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) --  The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture GranMary’s Place, a beloved story telling program for children, will continue on the first Sunday of the month at the Museum in  2019.

MIAC Director Della Warrior Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
OCTOBER 11, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Santa Fe’s Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Director Della Warrior, a member of the Otoe-Missouria tribe, is named as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, whose work has significantly contributed to the preservation and understanding of Indigenous cultural heritage. Warrior has focused her life’s work helping bring about positive change for Native people in educational arenas, tribal governments, Native history, arts and culture.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Awarded $842,721 in Grants
OCTOBER 5, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) on Museum Hill in Santa Fe has been awarded two separate grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), totaling $382,721. The Museum of New Mexico Foundation (MNMF) submitted the successful grant applications on behalf of MIAC, the only institution in New Mexico to receive a NEH grant in this funding cycle.

Comancheria: An Ever-Moving Culture at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture October 21
OCTOBER 4, 2018
(Santa Fe New Mexico) --- For the second year, the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill is hosting the Tom Lea Institute, to highlight the famous El Paso-based artist and his work with Native American culture. October is Tom Lea Month exploring the legacy of this great American artist and his Pass of the North Mural.  https://tomlea.com/activitiesevents/tom-lea-month/

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture awarded $460,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities
AUGUST 9, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico)  --  The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), announced today that it has been awarded a $460,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support the redesign and reinstallation of MIAC’s permanent exhibition,  Here ,  Now and Always.   

2018 Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale Set for Sept. 22 & 23
AUGUST 6, 2018
A unique sale of Native American Art from Private Collections
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- Whether you are a new or seasoned collector of Native American arts, you are sure to find something perfect at the Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale! Pottery, jewelry, textiles, paintings, baskets, carvings - vintage and contemporary - will be available for purchase.

Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates American Indian Culture in New Gallery Exhibition
JULY 27, 2018
“Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” debuts inside The American Adventure pavilion at Epcot LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (July 27, 2018) – American Indian history and culture come to life in a new art exhibition at  Walt Disney World Resort  that debuted July 27. “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” at  Epcot  displays the work of contemporary Native artists alongside artifacts from centuries past, demonstrating how ancestral craftsmanship influences modern generations.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture To Be Featured in the American Heritage Pavilion at Disney’s Epcot World Showcase
MAY 11, 2018
Museum will have a large role in Exhibition opening in midsummer
Santa Fe’s Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, a premier repository of Native art and material culture, will have a large role in an exhibition opening in midsummer 2018 at Disney Epcot’s American Heritage Gallery at the American Adventure Pavilion. The exhibition, Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art , is made possible through collaboration among Epcot, MIAC, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C.

Hweeldi: The Woven Tribute Commemorating The Long Walk
MAY 10, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico)  --  The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is commemorating the 150 th  anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo, signed June 1, 1868, by displaying an extraordinary wool rug woven in tribute to the Long Walk. Created in the early 1900s, the rug is an impressive 9 ft. by 15 ft., last displayed at MIAC in 1996.