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SUNDAY, MARCH 15

GranMary’s Place Storytelling

2:00 pm through 3:00 pm

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.

Jason Tecube, grew up in Dulce, New Mexico on the homelands of the Jicarilla Apache . At a young age he began learning about his tribe through various elders and relatives of his community. His knowledge also extends to the Apache tribes of the White Mountain, and Mescalero. Whether they be songs or stories, they are deeply rooted.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

Atlatl Throwing Demonstration & Related Artifacts

with Chuck Hannaford from the Office of Archaeological Studies

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to know how to use an atlatl to throw a spear? This is your chance! Chuck Hannaford from the Office of Archaeological Studies will be on site with a host of artifacts and information, and will demonstrate use of an atlatl. Stop on by from 1 to 4pm. Free for NM residents on Sundays!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

Let’s Take a Look

Curators Look at Your Treasures

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them.

The event is always FREE and open to the public. Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19

Collector Helene Sage Presentation (FIA Event)

Helene Sage Shares Her Dazzling Native American Horse Gear Collection

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART EVENT AND MEMBERSHIP IN FIA IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. CALL 505-982-6366 OR VISIT THE FIA SITE FOR MORE INFO.

Not only has Helene Sage had an illustrious career as a research scientist in cell biology, but she has also had a passion for horses from an early age. Sage has amassed one of the most distinguished collections of historical Native American horse gear and has written two books on the subject. She will share her immense knowledge and dazzle the FIA with beautiful examples from her own collection.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21

Pre-Contact Diet Project: the "Pueblo Food Experience"

Roxanne Swentzell and friends discuss their traditional food journey

1:00 pm through 2:30 pm

Join us as we screen a brief film (~20 mins) about the incredible journey local sculptor Roxanne Swentzell and her friends took as they aspired to eat only traditional Pueblo food for more than a month. The results? Outstanding. People lost weight, their sugar levels decreased, and other health benefits emerged -- all from instituting a "pre-contact" period diet.

Roxanne will bring six of her friends who participated in the "experience" to answer questions about their dietary and cultural journey from the beginning from the audience.

Free with Museum admission.

 

PRE-CONTACT DIET PROJECT:

PUEBLO FOOD EXPERIENCE

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 23

Forest Archaeologist Michael Bremer Lecture (FIA Event)

Northern Rio Grande Ancestral Pueblo World - A Historical Perspective

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART EVENT AND MEMBERSHIP IN FIA IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. CALL 505-982-6366 OR VISIT THE FIA SITE FOR MORE INFO.

Forest Archaeologist Michael Bremer will provide insight and perspective into early Puebloan populations beginning in the 12th century. He will discuss the relationship of these people to the wild landscapes surrounding their developed communities and will share the similarities these communities ay have had with today’s management of wild land and its interface to adjacent large urban centers.

Currently with the Santa Fe National Forest, Mike is excited to share his perspective of the ways of native ancestral people with you!

SUNDAY, APRIL 26

Turquoise, Water, Sky Book Signing & Lecture

Purchase the Long-Awaited TWS Exhibit Catalog!


Book signing with Dr. Maxine McBrinn and Ross Altshuler, authors of Turquoise, Water, Sky, the catalogue for our stunning exhibit on display through 2015. McBrinn will give a lecture on the topic following the 1pm book signing.

THURSDAY, MAY 21

An Afternoon at the Pueblo of Pojoaque (FIA Event)

An Art & Culture Tour with Governor George Rivera


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART EVENT AND MEMBERSHIP IN FIA IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. CALL 505-982-6366 OR VISIT THE FIA SITE FOR MORE INFO.

Spend an afternoon with the FIA and interntionally known Native American artist George Rivera. The afternoon begins with a private tour of the art collection at Buffalo Thunder, followed by a tour of the Pueblo of Pojoaque and Rivera’s studio, where he creates his monumental stone and bronze sculptures. The trip wraps up with a visit to see his newest work at the Poeh Museum and Cultural Center, and will end back at Buffalo Thunder.

SATURDAY, MAY 23 through SUNDAY, MAY 24

Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival Kick-Off

Runs Sat/Sun at the Santa Fe Convention Center


Go here for all the details! http://nativetreasures.org/

THURSDAY, JUNE 18

The Jewelry of Marvin & Marcus Slim, Isaiah Ortiz, and Joe & LeJeune Chavez (FIA Event)

Under the Portal

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

THURSDAY, JULY 16

Visit the Home/Studio of Margarete Bagshaw (FIA Event)


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART EVENT AND MEMBERSHIP IN FIA IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. CALL 505-982-6366 OR VISIT THE FIA SITE FOR MORE INFO.

Join the FIA for a rare opportunity to visit Margarete Bagshaw in her homw and studio. You’ll gain important insight into this important Native American artist’s work, which is highly recognized for its color, composition, and texture. Her monumental canvases honor her mother, Helen Hardin, and her grandmother, Pablita Velarde. The family is a testament to the place would hold in the world of art!

In addition to Margarete’s work, the private art collection she and her husband Dan McGuinness have built is not to be missed!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 through THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

Public Mural Project at MIAC

Native Artist Kathy Whitman Elk Woman in Residence at MIAC


Details to come - but briefly, Kathy will kick off a mural project on Sunday, August 9, during the Summer of Color celebration on the plaza between MIAC and the Folk Art Museum.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

What’s Hiding in the Basement???

Behind the Scenes Tour at MIAC


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART EVENT AND MEMBERSHIP IN FIA IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. CALL 505-982-6366 OR VISIT THE FIA SITE FOR MORE INFO.

FIA members are in for a rare treat with this event, which will take attendees behind the scenes to view a treasure trove of Native American art, culture, and history hiding in MIAC basement. Participants will meet with museum curators for coffee and croissants and then break into intimate groups to "go where few have gone before." Some great surprises await attendees in museum storage!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15

Rose B. Simpson – Thinking and Creating Outside the Box!

Friends of Indian Art


Friends of Indian Art (FIA) invites their members to a program presenting Rose B. Simpson, a native of Santa Clara Pueblo, who was raised among an extended family of artists. Her mother, Roxanne Swentzell, is a well-known Indigenous ceramic sculptor, and her father, Patrick Simpson, was a contemporary artist working in wood and metal. Rose’s artistic expression has taken forms including sculpting, printmaking, drama and creative writing, as well as music and dance. Being of both Indigenous and Anglo descent, her work often signifies the continual struggle between the two worlds many modern Indigenous people experience. Rose is currently studying Automotive Science at Northern New Mexico College and sees this path as her personal passion and new direction. Not a FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.