Events & Exhibitions

Events & Exhibitions

    

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17


Letís 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.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21


Turquoise Perspectives and Meanings


Dan Simplicio


1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

Dan Simplicio, a descendent of the famed Zuni jewelry artist of the same name and a noted scholar, will speak about Zuni traditions for using turquoise. This lecture is free with museum admission.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28


Festival of The Drum


Drums from All Cultures


11:00 am through 4:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon celebrating the drums of many peoples. See and hear Japanese style Taiko Drummers, the acrobatic Lion Dance of Asia, a fife and drum corps, and more. All interspersed with Native drums and drummers celebrating the drum and the museum’s exhibition Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4


Turquoise Mine Tour


Tiffany & Castilian Mines



Douglas Magnus, jewelry artist and owner of the Tiffany and Castilian Mines, among others in the Cerrillos District, will lead a tour of his mines. The tour is limited to twelve people. Tickets and information can be obtained at the Museum Gift Shop. (505-982-5057)

PLEASE NOTE THAT EVENT IS SOLD OUT

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 through SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12


Native Treasures Collectorsí Sale


Come Discover Your Own Treasures!



A unique sale of Native American jewelry and art from private collections that benefits the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Pottery, jewelry, textiles, paintings, baskets, carvings, sculpture, beadwork–historic and contemporary. Come discover your own treasures!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15


Letís 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, OCTOBER 16 through FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17


Dave Warren and the Transformation of Cultural Studies Symposium



The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, in partnership with the Institute of American Indian Arts, will honor Dr. Dave Warren with a symposium that examines the wide-ranging, profound impact his career has had on issues concerning modern indigenous people. Round-table and paper sessions will focus on areas related to his groundbreaking work in fields including: Native museums and culture centers, tribal archives and Native education.  Limited seating, free to the public.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8


Native Hairstyles: Pueblos, Navajo, Hopi, Plains,Ute, Yuma and Apache


How do they do that?


1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Watch presentations of men’s and women’s native hairstyles and compare with photographs in the Native Portraits Exhibit. Meet Native hair stylists and discuss the historical continuity, techniques, and accessories used by each tribe. MICA classroom, free with museum admission.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9


Veteran’s Day Celebration


Honoring Native American Veterans


1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

A program honoring our Natie American Veterans who have servered and protected our homeland. Free asmission for New Mexico residents on Sundays.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15 through SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16


Laboratory of Anthropology Library Book Sale


LOA Library Annual Book Sale


1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

There will be approximately 10,000 books on all topics priced $1 or more. The LOA Library is known for the exceptional high quailty of the books available for sale, including many better books, scarce and rare books. The lab known for carrying topically-focused books on Native American arts, culture and history, anthropology and archaeology, greater Southwest and Mesoamerican history, archaeology, etc. The sale will also include a particularly stong representation of counter culture era literature and fine printed books. The sale is for two days, Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19


Letís 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.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7


Winter Traditions


A Community Holiday Celebration


1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

A special community holiday celebration featuring Native American storytelling, dance performance, and hands-on activities. Free admission for New Mexico residents on Sundays with ID.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17


Letís 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.

Current Exhibitions

Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser

 

August 3, 2014 through June 1, 2015
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is proud to honor the hundreth birth year of Allan Houser with this exhibition of his sculptures and those of thirteen Native American artists whose lives he changed forever. Larry Ahvakana, Don Chunestudey, Cliff Fragua, Craig Dan Goseyun, Rollie Grandbois, Bob Haozous, Phillip Mangas Haozous, Doug Hyde, Oreland Joe, Tony Lee, Estella Loretto, Bill Prokopiof and Robert Shorty

Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning

 

April 13, 2014 through May 2, 2016
Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning highlights the Museum’s extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry and presents all aspects of the stone, from geology, mining and history, to questions of authenticity and value. Hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrate the stone’s use and its deep significance to the people of the region.  

Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry

 

February 16, 2014 through January 5, 2015
More than 50 images from the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives  - along with contemporary images by Native photographers - document the changing perceptions of Native peoples over a span of almost 100 years.

Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest

 

September 29, 2013 through September 8, 2015
A celebration of sight, sound, and activity for visitors of all ages, Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest, opens Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Over 100 objects relating to Southwestern Native dance and music will be featured, including a flute made by Grammy award-winning artist Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo. Collectively used for indigenous ritual performance, the drums, flutes, rasps, rattles, and clothing featured in the exhibition convey a richly layered message. Music, too, is integral to the ceremony—it is more than accompaniment for the dancers; each song is a prayer providing a pathway to the here and now and to the worlds beyond. The opening on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. will feature performances, demonstrations, hands-on activities for the entire family, and refreshments provided by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico.

The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery

 

on long-term display
The Buchsbaum Gallery features each of the Pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona in a selection of pieces that represent the development of a community tradition. In addition, a changing area of the gallery, entitled Traditions Today highlights the evolving contemporary traditions of the ancient art of pottery making.

Here, Now and Always

 

on long-term display
Here, Now, and Always is a major exhibition based on eight years of collaboration among Native American elders, artists, scholars, teachers, writers and museum professionals. Voices of fifty Native Americans guide visitors through the Southwest's indigenous communities and their challenging landscapes. More than 1,300 artifacts from the Museum's collections are displayed accompanied by poetry, story, song and scholarly discussion.