Events & Exhibitions

Events & Exhibitions

    

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Frank Buffalo Hyde

The Cultural Power of Native Art Series

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the work of Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondoga/Nez Perce) starting with the screening of the film Basquiat, followed by a talk Hyde in which is discusses the ways the artist influenced his own work.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Cara Romero

The Cultural Power of Native Art

2:00 pm

Join us as Cara Romero (Chemehuevi) discusses her photographic process and how her work has evolved through the years.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18

GranMary’s Winter Storytelling Series

Featuring Emmett Garcia

2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Please join us on Sunday, February 18 at either 2pm or 3pm for storytelling with Emmett Garcia (Santa Ana / Jemez).

Free with museum admission.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

"Let’s Take a Look"

MIAC Curators Examine 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. They prefer to work with objects from the Southwest but are willing to take a look at anything that is brought in. If they can not identify an object an attempt will be made to find someone who can. Sometimes, the discussion among the curators may become as much or more informative than the identification of the artifact.

Curators cannot appraise any items but can refer you to resources that will.

For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24

The Bead Project with Cannupa Hanska Luger

Community Day to Contribute to Artist’s Installation

10:00 am through 5:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, February 24 for a day of making beads with Cannupa Hanska Luger. Drop in and make a few beads to represent a handful of indigenous individuals lost to violence.

For the most complete information - including video - on Luger’s proejct, visit http://www.cannupahanska.com/mmiwqtbeadproject

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Queer and Trans People BEAD PROJECT:

2” beads made from clay, unfired are requested from our communities to complete a monumental beaded portrait which will be created by artist Cannupa Hanska Luger from a photograph taken by First Nations photographer Kali Spitzer. This collaboration with community acknowledges our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Queer and Trans people. In Canada alone, the number of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women was at 4,000 in 2016 as noted in research gathered by the Native Women’s Association of Canada. 

We are aware that the narrative of MMIWQT expands beyond a specific region, and by starting here, with acknowledging this number and this place for this specific portrait and creating collectively, we can move forward and continue to address MMIWQT in all of our respective homelands. This community engagement is meant to activate our processing of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People through the action of doing and feeling in a collective effort to say ‘this is enough’.


As you create, we ask you to hold awareness that each one of these beads represents an individual from our Indigenous communities that we have lost.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24

The ABCs: Archaeology, Beliefs, & Childhood

Archaeology 101 Series / with Paulina Przystupa

1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

Throughout history, more people have experienced childhood than survived into adulthood. In this lecture - delivered by Paulina Przystupa (UNM Graduate Student) - hear the ways in which we can learn about children as individuals and as members of prehistoric or historic communities using archaeology.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

Pueblo Pottery Demo Series Kick-off

with Joseph G. Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo)


Join us to kick-off a year long Pueblo Pottery series with Joseph Naranjo, a talented Santa Clara potter, who collaborates and is assisted by his wife Eunice. He specializes in handcrafted pinched and coiled pottery; his work is traditional with contemporary overtones. Working with traditional forms and techniques, Joseph creates immaculate designs. His work is pristine. In the tradition of his ancestors, raw materials are taken from surrounding areas of the pueblo, mixed, hand formed and burnished, then fired.

Remember: Wednesdays are FREE for New Mexico Seniors!

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 15

Leroy Garcia at Blue Rain Gallery

Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Please join us for a unique opportunity to spend an evening with Leroy Garcia at the Blue Rain Gallery in the new, expanded space in the Railyard. Leroy will give us an inside look at his background and his experiences owning one of Santa Fe’s premier art galleries. Following, there will be a tour of the gallery focusing on its current offerings by Native American artists. Blue Rain represents Jody Naranjo, Maria Samora, and Preston Singletary, among others.


Note: you must be an FIA member to attend events. Please visit the following link to join the group and enjoy a full calendar of events!


http://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-indian-art/ 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21

"Let’s Take a Look"

MIAC Cutaors Examine 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. They prefer to work with objects from the Southwest but are willing to take a look at anything that is brought in. If they can not identify an object an attempt will be made to find someone who can. Sometimes, the discussion among the curators may become as much or more informative than the identification of the artifact.

Curators cannot appraise any items but can refer you to resources that will.

For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look 

SATURDAY, MARCH 31

Sherds vs. Shards: A Beginner’s Guide to Ceramic Analysis

Archaeology 101 Series / with Leon Natker

1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

What can pieces of broken pottery tell us?

Learn how archaeologists identify these ceramics and what information the formation technique, vessel form, and temper holds about the people who inhabited a site in prehistoric times with Leon Natker, a graduate student at Eastern New Mexico University.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

Teri Greeves Discusses Her Beading Work

A "Stepping Out" Exhibit Lecture

1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, April 8, for a fascinating talk with Teri Greeves about her beading process and her contributions to the Stepping Out footwear exhibition. Admission is free for New Mexico residents as the first Sunday is Easter.

THURSDAY, APRIL 19

Upton Ethelbah, Jr. (Greyshoes) - Finding Essence in Stone

Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Upton S. Ethelbah, Jr. (Santa Clara Pueblo and White Mountain Apache), also known as Greyshoes, sculpts contemporary, stylized, and flowing forms inspired by the aesthetic motifs and movements found in the ceremonial regalia and dances of his heritage. He is also known for his “essentialized” Native American medicine bears and a variety of other sacred animal representations. Greyshoes works exclusively in stone. A selection of unique stone originals are then chosen to be cast in bronze in limited editions.


Note: you must be an FIA member to attend events. Please visit the following link to join the group and enjoy a full calendar of events!


http://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-indian-art/

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

Utilizing Modern Technology to Understand the Past: GIS and Remote Sensing at an Ancient Maya Community

Archaeology 101 Series / with Amy Thompson

1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

Learn from UNM graduate student Amy Thompson how the technology behind apps like Google Maps and Pokemon Go can be used in archaeological research to visualiz and map ancient sites as well as model past community relationships and social organization.

THURSDAY, MAY 17

Maria Samora, Jeweler - A Touch of Gold

Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Long a favorite jeweler for stylish New Mexican women, Maria has a worldwide following. Her work is contemporary yet evolving, inspired by nature and the gems she finds. Her style is understated elegance and simplicity combining different metals and stones. Her masterful metal working techniques make her jewelry entirely wearable but it also must “lie and feel right”.


Samora Studio is an award-winning, Taos family-business, inspired by her culture and creative spirit. Maria works with her husband, jeweler and photographer Kevin Rebholtz. 


Note: you must be an FIA member to attend events. Please visit the following link to join the group and enjoy a full calendar of events!


http://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-indian-art/  

FRIDAY, MAY 25 through SUNDAY, MAY 27

Native Treasures: A MIAC Art Market

14th Annual Native Art Market Benefit for MIAC


Native Treasures celebrates its 14th year as the primary benefit/fundraiser for MIAC’s exhibitions and education programs.

For all things Native Treasures (including times and admission) please click on this link!

SATURDAY, MAY 26

Domesticating the Wild: Archaeological Research into Turkey Husbandry & Management

Archaeology 101 Series / with Cyler Conrad

1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

Explore the ways archaeology in the prehispanic Southwest has helped us understand how humans and turkeys interacted together through time with LANL Archaeologist and UNM graduate student Cyler Conrad.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

Jeff Kahm: Contemporary Painter

Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Rooted in indigenous abstraction and modernist aesthetics, Plains Cree artist Jeff Kahm represents a national and internationally recognized presence in the contemporary native art universe. Kahm is associate professor of studio art at the Institute of American Indian Arts. His work has been featured at U.S. Embassies in Colombia, Africa, Canada and the U.A.E.; exhibitions in Japan and Switzerland; and locally at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art. This is an exciting opportunity to hear from an emerging leader in the newest generation of native painters.


Note: you must be an FIA member to attend events. Please visit the following link to join the group and enjoy a full calendar of events!


http://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-indian-art/

SATURDAY, JUNE 30

Obsidian in the Ancient American Southwest

Archaeology 101 Series / with Sean Dolan

1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

Before the Spanish arrived in the American Southwest, obsidian was the sharpest material available for making stone tools for hunting, warfare, and ceremony. Each flow of this volcanic glass has a unique geothermal fingerprint, allowing archaeologists to trace social interaction, trade, and mobility in ancient times. Lecture delivered by Sean Dolan, a LANL archaeologis and UNM graduate student.

THURSDAY, JULY 19

Cara Romero - Visual Storyteller

Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Cara Romero is a born visual storyteller. Her photography, a melange of fine art and documentary style, is an examination of her culture with a distinctly modern indigenous world view. Her work is often whimsical and can be a complex interplay on social commentary. Cara was raised on the Chemehuevi Valley Indian Reservation and is married to Cochiti potter Diego Romero. Her work has been collected by The Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian-NYC, MIAC, and The American Museum of Britain. Please join us for a delightful evening with this exciting young photographer and prepare to be surprised!


Note: you must be an FIA member to attend events. Please visit the following link to join the group and enjoy a full calendar of events!


http://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-indian-art/

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

“Tres Generaciones: The Atkison-Hale Collection”

Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

In 1936 Leonard Atkison purchased the Nava-Hopi Indian Store in Boulder City, Nevada, where he sold both Navajo and Curio jewelry. His daughter, Cynthia Hale, would go on to work in museums, and his grandson, Scott Hale, in academia, both in Native arts. Together in 1999, they created Native American Art Appraisals, Inc., Cynthia and Scott will share family stories and professional observations from over 80 years in the Native arts market.


Note: you must be an FIA member to attend events. Please visit the following link to join the group and enjoy a full calendar of events!


http://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-indian-art/

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 through SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Annual MIAC Collectors’ Sale

Treasures from Fellow Collectors


In 2018, the Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23. This is a unique sale of Native American jewelry and art from private collections that benefits annual educational programs and exhibitions at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC). Whether you are a new or seasoned collector, you are sure to find something perfect at the Collectors’ Sale!

The Collectors’ Sale is held at the Laboratory of Anthropology (right next to MIAC) on Museum Hill.  The sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Admission is free. Early Bird shopping will take place on Saturday from 9-10 am with a $25 admission at the entrance.

For more information about the Collectors’ Sale and consigning items, please visit here.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Museum Hill Community Day!


Join us for our fourth annual Museum Hill Community Day! An event that attracts 2,000 people to Museum Hill, all museums on the hill offer free admission and a slew of activities for the entire family. Stay posted for more news.