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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Awarded $842,000 this Summer in Grants
SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) on Museum Hill in Santa Fe has recently 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, only institution in New Mexico to receive a NEH grant in this funding cycle.

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.

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Presents Against All Odds: The Education of a Jicarilla Apache Chief’s Family
APRIL 13, 2018
In conjunction with Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans
On Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture will feature a panel comprising six of the seven children of Albert Velarde Jr. from the Jicarilla Apache Nation. They will offer a formal program about their college experiences from their Native perspectives, a question and answer session moderated by Veronica Tiller, Ph.D., daughter of Albert Velarde Jr., and plenty of time for queries from the audience. The panel has been organized to complement MIAC’s current exhibition, Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans .

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Announces What’s New in New: Selections from the Carol Warren Collection
MARCH 1, 2018
Opening on June 3, 2018, with Public Opening from 10am to 5pm
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) periodically features art recently acquired through gifts or purchases. What’s New in New: Selections from the Carol Warren Collection , highlights the collection donated to the Museum by Carol Warren, who was a volunteer in the Collections Department for more than 20 years. 

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Announces Archaeology 101 Lecture Series
JANUARY 26, 2018
Series Benefits Young Archaeologists and the General Public
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) announces its Archaeology 101 Lecture Series, which has been created to inform the general public about topics in archaeology and current research being done in the field. The purpose of the series is also to provide young scientists the opportunity to share their knowledge and research while learning to translate their academic research into formats that are more approachable and understandable for the general public.  

Artist Cannupa Hanska Luger Leads Community Bead Project
JANUARY 24, 2018
Bead Project Focused on Missing Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Queer and Trans People
Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan  Hidatsa/Arikara/Lakota) will be at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on Saturday, February 24, 2018, for a day of making beads with the community. The beads, 2”x 2” in size, are needed to complete a monumental beaded portrait which will be created by Luger from a photograph taken by First Nations photographer Kali Spitzer (Lower Post, British Columbia). This community collaboration acknowledges missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, queer, and trans people. In Canada alone, the number of missing and murdered indigenous women was at 4,096 in 2016, as noted in research gathered by the Native Women’s Association of Canada.

“I-Witness Culture” a Solo Exhibition of Frank Buffalo Hyde Extended Through April 30, 2018
JANUARY 18, 2018
Popular Exhibition extended through Spring

Wonders on Wheels Exhibit, Featuring New Mexico’s Native American Tribes, Sets Out on the Road in 2018
DECEMBER 2, 2017
Mobile museum visits public and tribal schools, libraries, and community-based institutions statewide