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Breakfast with the Curators
Virgil Ortiz: eVOlution
August 16, 2013 8:30 am through 10:00 am
Breakfast with artist Virgil Ortiz, combining art, décor, fashion, video and film, featured in the MIAC exhibit “What’s New in New: Recent Acquisitions,” followed by the artist’s retrospective talk on his work ’eVOlution’.
Artist Virgil Ortiz, the youngest of six children, grew up in New Mexico in a family of Cochiti Pueblo potters in which telling stories, collecting clay, gathering wild plants, and producing figurative pottery all were part of everyday life. Ortiz now holds a preeminent place among contemporary Native American artists and fashion designers. His bold graphic images capture the essence of high fashion, and his innovative and inspiring clay works all bear the signature marks inspired by his stylized ceramic imagery. “I have something very important to do before I go. I want to preserve my culture and inspire our youth to accomplish whatever it is they dream to be.”—Virgil Ortiz
This popular series provides an opportunity to meet and learn about Native American artists and arts through talks, tours of our exhibits, or behind the scenes with MIAC curators, scholars and artists. Reservations are required for each event, and seating is limited.
Call the MIAC shop for tickets at 505-982-5057 or purchase in person at the MIAC shop. Full breakfast at the Museum Hill Café, followed by programs at the Museum. Cost is $35 per person, or $30 per person for MNMF members. Museum admission included.