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Northern Plains Traditional Arts Saturday at MIAC

with Jackie Parsons (Blackfeet Nation) of the First Peoples Fund

1:00 pm through 12:00 am

Join us for a lecture and presentation by Jackie Parsons, an innovative and talented award-winning visual and traditional Plains artist. Parsons appearance at MIAC is generously sponsored by the First Peoples Fund. To learn much more about Parsons and the First Peoples Fund, click here.


Northern Plains Traditional Arts Saturday at MIAC

with Thomas Haukaas (Rosebud Lakota Sioux) of the First Peoples Fund

2:30 pm through 12:00 am

Join us for a lecture and presentation by Thomas Haukaas, an award-winning and prolific ledger, beadwork, and doll artist. Haukaas’ appearance at MIAC is generously sponsored by the First Peoples Fund. To learn more about the First Peoples Fund, click here.


Opening of Frank Buffalo Hyde Exhibit "I-Witness Culture"

Free Admission! Tours, Buffalo Burgers, Pop Art Activities, and More

12:00 pm through 4:00 pm

  • Exhibition tours by the artist at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 PM
  • Buffalo Burger artist T-shirt signing
  • Street Food Institute buffalo burgers and sliders on Milner Plaza
  • Complimentary beverages and desserts in the museum
  • Creative activities for pop artists of all ages



GranMary’s Winter Storytelling Series

featuring Snowflake Flower (Cochiti Pueblo)

2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Snowflake Flower - a prolific Cochiti storyteller figure artist - visits MIAC for traditional storyteling in the Cochiti tradition.

Program runs at 2pm, and again at 3pm.

Free with museum admission.


Aerial Photography and the 1929 Chaco Canyon Field School Session

Lecture with Frances Joan Mathien, Ph.D.

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

A retired National Park Service archaeologist, Mathien proposed researching the field schools and asked that her colleague, Joyce Raab, and she be afforded space and use of UNM facilities during the project. She sits on the Chaco Culture National Historic Park Museum Collection Committee as a volunteer researcher and considers "this [project] part of the cooperative relationship between the two institutions," UNM and Chaco Culture NHP.

Though officially retired, Mathien is Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico and Research Associate with the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, UNM. Major career interests have been on socio-economics of Chaco Canyon and turquoise as a pre-Columbian item of exchange






Perspectives on the Hugh Scott Ledger Book by Silver Horn

with Dorothy WhiteHorse Delaune (Kiowa) and Dr. Candace Green

10:00 am through 12:00 pm


Mark and Linda Winter: Historic Toadlena Trading Post & Museum

Join us for an evening with Mark and Linda Winter, the owners of the Toadlena Trading Post on the Navajo Reservation, north of Gallup. The Winters work closely with the local weavers continuing the support, encouragement and relationship that was established by traders before them. You will hear the fascinating story of the historic trading post, see examples of past and present Toadlena/Two Grey Hills rugs, and meet weaving artists from the area.


Preserving Native History: Center for New Mexico Archaeology

Please join us for a late afternoon tour of the Center for New Mexico Archaeology facility, which houses the Repository and Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS). The repository holds over 8.5 million artifacts from more than 20,000 sites. The OAS provides archaeological services to Federal, State, municipal, and private clients throughout New Mexico. Specialty laboratories include stone tools, osteology, botany, pottery, archaeomagnetic dating, and the new Low Energy Plasma Radiocarbon Sampling lab.


Mark Bahti - Hopi Katsinas: From the Outside Looking In

Please join us as Mark Bahti shares his knowledge of Hopi katsinas. There are a number of ways to appreciate Hopi katsina carvings, and many levels of understanding and misunderstanding. He will explore the subject extensively. Mark grew up in the Indian arts business. His first trip to Hopi was to the Snake Dance when he was about 9 months old. His relationships there now span 4 and even 5 generations.


Private Tour: Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Join us for a private curated tour of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) by museum director Patsy Phillips and chief curator Dr. Manuela Well-OffMan. MoCNA holds the premier collection of contemporary Native American art by Native Americans, First Nations, and other indigenous peoples. Among the prominent artists represented in the collection are Tony Abeyta, Linda Lomahaftewa, David Bradley, George Morrison, Allan Houser, Helen Hardin and Fritz Scholder.