Events & Exhibitions

Events & Exhibitions

    

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8

FREE Film Screening and Talk with Razalle Benally

Director of "He Walks with Thunder," "I Am Thy Weapon," and "Raven."

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

Join us for "He Walks with Thunds," "I Am Thy Weapon," and a sneak peek of "Raven." Screenings will be followed by a talk with Benally, who has won Best Documentary in SWAIA’s annual Class ’X’ Moving Images competition and has been selected for the Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab.

THIS EVENT - and admission to the Museum - are FREE on Sunday, January 8.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15

GranMary’s Winter Storytelling Series

featuring Peter Feather Redheart (Lakota)

2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Peter Feather Redheart (Lakota) visits MIAC for traditional storyteling -- and he’s bringing his flute. Redheart is a highly regarded flutist in Indian Country.

 

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28

Northern Plains Traditional Arts Weekend at MIAC

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

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

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.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29

Northern Plains Traditional Arts Weekend at MIAC

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

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 16

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.

THURSDAY, APRIL 20

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.

THURSDAY, MAY 18

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.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

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.