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FRIDAY, AUGUST 4

Breakfast with the Curators

with C. L. Kieffer at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Enjoy breakfast on-site at the CNMA (7 Old Cochiti Road) followed by a pointed discussion about arrowheads with archaeological research collections manager C. L. Kieffer. Then, explore MIAC’s collection of projectile points.

Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best.

To register, purchase tickets at the MIAC front desk with cash or check, or telephone 505-476-1269 to use a credit card.

$35 per person ($30 for MNMF members) includes full breakfast and museum admission.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5

Archaeology Lecture with Leon Natker

Chupadero Black-on-White: Communities of Practice, Kinship, and the Chacoan Zeitgest

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

The transmission of knowledge, and how it implicates the structure of a society and individual agency, has been a focus of recent social science research. In archaeology, the use of practice theory, to reconstruct the communities of practice which created the material culture of the prehistoric societies being studied, has become a means of investigating social identity.

Chupadero Black-on-white, produced in central and southeast New Mexico, was possibly the longest lived of all the Black-on-white wares, manufactured from AD 1050/1100 to 1550 and extensively exchanged. Yet for all of its longevity and ubiquity in the Southwest, the design style, based on rim morphology and painted decoration remain constant. In this research, I conduct an attribute analysis of the decorative design and technological style of Chupadero in order to assess to what degree, if any, change in style occurs. I explore the areal dimensions of this long term production and the long distance exchange of Chupadero Black-on-white. I then discuss the implications for the communities of practice and the agency of the people who produced Chupadero starting in the late Pueblo II period. Finally, I discuss the implications of the kinship-mode of production of this ware in the context of exchange in the greater Southwest.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11

Breakfast with the Curators

with Frank Buffalo Hyde, Courtney Leonard, Cannupa Haska, and Carmen Selam

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Join featured artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga / Nez Perce), three contemorary Native artists - Courtney Leonard, Cannupa Hanska, and Carmen Selam - and curator Valerie Verzuh for breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe, a brief tour of I-Witness Culture, and a panel moderated by Hyde about the current state of the contemporary Native art market.

Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best.

To register, purchase tickets at the MIAC front desk with cash or check, or telephone 505-476-1269 to use a credit card.

$35 per person ($30 for MNMF members) includes full breakfast and museum admission.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13

Film Screening with Jock Soto (Navajo)

1:00 pm through 2:30 pm

Film screening with Jock Soto (Navajo), one of the most influential modern ballet dancers. Water Flowing Together is an intimate portrait of this remarkable American artist and will be followed with Q&A. Run time 57 mins. Free with Museum admission.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17

Living Treasures Exhibition Reception at Roundhouse

3:00 pm through 5:00 pm

Join past and current MIAC Living Treasures for a reception on the fourth floor of the State Capital - in the Governor’s Gallery, where Living Treasures A Celebration of Vision is on display.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17

"Resurgence" with Dr. Taiaiake Alfred, (Kahnawáke)

Indigenous Peoples, Settlers, and Decolonization

7:30 pm through 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening with Taiaiake Alfred, from the Kahnawáke nation in Canada. Taiaiake is an internationally recognized Kanien’kehaka professor at the University of Victoria.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18

Breakfast with the Curators

with Charles King, Eric Dobkin, and Nathan Youngblood

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Join author Charles King, collector Eric Dobkin, and artist Nathan Youngblood (Santa Clara), collaborators on Sporken Through Clay: Native Pottery of the Southwest - The Eric Dobkin Collection. After breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe, King and Youngblood will offer a short presentation and book signing.

Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best.

To register, purchase tickets at the MIAC front desk with cash or check, or telephone 505-476-1269 to use a credit card.

$35 per person ($30 for MNMF members) includes full breakfast and museum admission.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

Breakfast with the Curators

with education director and curator Joyce Begay-Foss (Diné)

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Enjoy breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe with education director and curator Joyce Begay-Foss (Diné), followed by a preview of stunning objects from Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans, opening December 10. This rare opportunity to visit MIAC’s collections will be popular - so reserve early!

Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best.

To register, purchase tickets at the MIAC front desk with cash or check, or telephone 505-476-1269 to use a credit card.

$35 per person ($30 for MNMF members) includes full breakfast and museum admission.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27

Exhibition Opening Celebration

Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West


Drop by MIAC and step into Stepping Out, our newest exhibition! Including, sandals, moccasins, and other Native footwear, this is a colorful and insightful exhibition about the last 10,000 years of "Walking the West."



  • Enjoy yucca sandal, moccasin, and beadwork demonstration

  • Show off your shoes! Wear your flip flops, mocs or sneakers ‘n socks. An online album will be created to commemorate the exhibit kick off

  • Get hands-on and make your own mini mocs

  • Native dance performance

  • Refreshments and food provided by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico

Admission to exhibition and events is by Museum admission. Admission information available here.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Breakfast with the Curators

with Maxine McBrinn, MIAC’s curator of archaeology

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Join Curator Maxine McBrinn for breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe and a special tour of Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West. Three years in the making, this exhibition of sandals, moccasins, and other Native footwear opens August 27, so you’ll be the first to receive the VIP tour!

Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best.

To register, purchase tickets at the MIAC front desk with cash or check, or telephone 505-476-1269 to use a credit card.

$35 per person ($30 for MNMF members) includes full breakfast and museum admission.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Friends of Indian Art Event

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.

Participation in this - and other Friends of Indian Art events - requires membership in the FIA.

Not an FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Museum Hill Community Day / MIAC Birthday Celebration!

Storytellers, Artists, Demonstrations, and Hands-on Activities


The popular Museum Hill Community Day returns for the third consecutive years, but this year involves a few twists! It just so happens to be the 30th anniversary of the museum, itself; and the 80th anniversary of the Laboratory of Anthropology!

Concurrent with the day is our annual Collectors’ Sale, which will be held in the Meem auditorium.