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Here, Now and Always: A Final Look

with Dr. Bruce Bernstein and Lillie Lane

January 26, 2020 2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Basketry Sandal
Basketry Sandal, 1000 BC – AD 500, Artist Unknown, Ancestral Pueblo Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology, 53779/11 Photography by Addison Doty The maker of this yucca-twined sandal dyed particular sections of their warps blue and red, creating striped and triangular decorative motifs alongside leather fringe. The shoe’s silhouette style, with a square toe and heel, is characteristic of the Basketmaker Period, and the worn-out heel suggests that this piece and its pair were well-loved by their owner.

Don’t miss your opportunity to see the popular permanent exhibition "Here, Now and Always" one last time before it closes for a $5M makeover on January 26.


A panel discussion led by Dr. Bruce Bernstein (former MIAC director), and Lillie Lane (Diné) - as well as Native co-curators of the original exhibit will be held at 2pm, with final tours of the exhibition offered at 10:30am, 11:30am, and 12:30pm.


This is your last chance to see HNA until June 2021, so stop by and enjoy our celebration of the ground-breaking exhibit.


Admission to MIAC will be reduced accordingly during HNA’s closure.

Loren Aragon, CEO & Designer of ACONAV, Acoma Pueblo Photography by Addison Doty  Loren Aragon’s contemporary runway designs are intended to celebrate the resiliency and strength of Native women by “evoking empowerment.” To do this, he frequently looks to historic pottery and museum collections for inspiration, reimaging and innovating the work of his ancestors. “When working with a lot of the designs, I am inspired by elements that resonate beauty and our ideas of the natural world.” This dress is currently being made and is based on the adjacent jar from the MIAC collections. Aragon explains his inspiration for this project: “the vessel itself is a utilitarian piece that carried life, and is representative of a female body form. The woman herself carrying water, carrying life in her womb. That is an empowering idea that I want to share with the world.”