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Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Announces 2022 MIAC Living Treasure
NOVEMBER 10, 2021
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is pleased to announce Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo) as the 2022 recipient of the MIAC Living Treasure award. This award is part of the annual Native Treasures Art Market and honors Native American artists who have made outstanding artistic contributions to the field of Indigenous arts and culture.  

MIAC Announces Opening of “Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies” 
SEPTEMBER 14, 2021
SANTA FE – Birds are one of the earth’s greatest treasures. Acting as spiritual messengers between sky and earth, they have been held in the highest regard in Native American culture, both in the past and in the present. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is excited to announce the opening of “Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies.” Beginning September 18, 2021, and on display in MIAC Laboratory of Anthropology, this temporary exhibition explores the role of birds in Native American culture of the Southwest and beyond. 

“Here, Now and Always” at Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on track for June 2022 opening
AUGUST 31, 2021
SANTA FE – The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is eager to provide an update on the work and changes that have been made to the museum’s permanent exhibition, “Here, Now and Always” (HNA). Scheduled to reopen to the public in June 2022, staff and contractors have made significant progress to stay on schedule for the revitalization of this one-of-a-kind exhibition.  

MIAC Announces Goodman Aspiring Artist Fellowship Recipients for 2021-2022 
JULY 28, 2021
SANTA FE – The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) is pleased to announce two recipients for the 2021-2022 Goodman Aspiring Artist Fellowship. They are Rapheal Begay (Diné) and Abraham Peina (Zuni).  

MIAC to Receive Multiple Grants to Support Upcoming Exhibitions
JUNE 9, 2021
SANTA FE – The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) is excited to announce that the museum will be receiving   a  total of $80,000 in grant funding  to support upcoming exhibitions.   

MIAC Presents “Collecting Jewelry: Curator H.P. Mera’s Trip to Navajo Country in 1932”
MAY 12, 2021
SANTA FE – The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) is excited to announce the opening of “Collecting Jewelry: Curator H.P.  Mera’s Trip to Navajo Country in 1932,” a new exhibition that will be on view starting July 1, 2021, until December 2021.  

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Announces Re-opening, New Exhibits, and Extended Days of Operation
MAY 10, 2021
SANTA FE –  After  weeks  of being closed,  t he Museum o f Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) will  re - open its doors  to the public on May 16, 2021. Located on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, t he m useum  will  be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.    

MIAC Announces 17th Annual Native Treasures Art Market
MAY 3, 2021
SANTA FE – Celebrate this year’s Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) Living Treasure artist Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo)   and support dozens of Native artists at the 17th annual Native Treasures Art Market, a virtual event taking place May 26 to June 1.    .

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Receives $100K from Henry Luce Foundation
APRIL 21, 2021
SANTA FE – The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) is pleased to announce that it has been  awarded a $100,000 grant from the Henry  Luce  Foundation. This is the second grant the museum h as received from the foundation  as part of an emergency response to support MIAC’s operations due to the  COVID-19 pandemic.  

“Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces” Set to Open at MIAC 
APRIL 14, 2021
SANTA FE –  The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) is pleased to announce the opening of “Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces.” Available for viewing beginning May 16, 2021,  when MIAC reopens to the public,  this new traveling exhibition highlights the generations of Native Americans who have served in the United States military.  

MIAC Announces New Opening Date for “Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass”
APRIL 8, 2021
SANTA FE –  Breaking the boundaries of what is deemed traditional Indigenous art,  a  new exhibition at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC), “Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass,”   examines how Native artists reinterpret cultural narratives and designs in new mediums. The exhibition   is scheduled to open on May 16 , 2021.  

MIAC Announces New Opening Date for the Exhibition “A Place in Clay”
APRIL 5, 2021
SANTA FE – The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) is pleased to announce the opening of “ A Place in Clay . ”  A vailable for viewing   from   May 16, 2021,  to March 6, 2022 ,   t his  new  exhibition will feature the  artwork  of  Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo) , the museum’s 2020-2021 Native Treasures Living Treasure .