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WEDNESDAY, JULY 7

CLEARLY INDIGENOUS Conversations on Glass Art

Introducing Clearly Indigenous, a Conversation with Dr. Leticia Chambers

10:00 am

Join us for the first iteration of our newest lecture series surrounding our current exhibition, Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14

Native Pottery Demonstration

Gabriel Paloma (Zuni Pueblo)

10:00 am through 11:00 am

Gabriel O. Paloma is a renowned traditional potter and educator from the Pueblo of Zuni, New Mexico, and he is a well-established SWAIA Fellowship Award Artist (2004).  As part of MIAC’s Native Pottery Demonstration Series, Gabriel will demonstrate his pottery-making techniques.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

Letís Take a Look

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

On Wednesday, July 21th, MIAC staff are returning to the museum’s virtual lobby to look at your treasures. Bring a weaving, ceramic pot, piece of jewelry (or something else!) to our Zoom meeting, and curator of ethnology Tony Chavarria (Santa Clara Pueblo), curator of archaeological research collections Julia Clifton, other staff members will attempt to identify and explain the item. Curators are experts in items from the Southwest, but are willing to take a look at anything that is “brought in.” Previous attendees have often found that the experience of chatting with a group of curators is often just as, or perhaps even more, informative and enjoyable than the identification of the object.

Please note that federal and state policies prohibit curators from appraising an item; the museum neither appraises or authenticates works of art.

**Even though MIAC is open to the public, we are continuing our virtual programming until further notice.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4

CLEARLY INDIGENOUS Conversations on Glass Art

Designing Clearly Indigenous

10:00 am through 11:00 am

Join us for the first iteration of our newest lecture series surrounding our current exhibition, Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass.

MONDAY, AUGUST 9

*Rescheduled* Engaging the Future: Conversations with Goodman Fellowship Artists

Conversations with Adrian Standing Elk Pinnecoose (Navajo/Southern Ute)

10:00 am through 11:00 am

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) invites you to the third iteration of our new lecture series, Engaging the Future: Conversations with Goodman Fellowship Artists. This series is an opportunity for our MIAC community to become better acquainted with our Goodman Fellows through hour-long Zoom visits to their home studios. They will bring us up-to-date on what they have been doing since receiving the Fellowship.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11

Native Pottery Demonstration Series

Jeff Suina (Cochiti Pueblo)

10:00 am through 11:00 am

A Native American artist from Cochiti Pueblo, Jeff Suina works with many different types of digital and traditional media. He weaves traditional Cochiti designs and forms with a flair that is unique only to him. His goal is “always to create beautiful art to make the world a better place.”

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25

Engaging the Future: Conversations with Goodman Fellowship Artists

Conversations with Zuni Pueblo Jeweler Abraham Peina

10:00 am through 11:00 am

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) invites you to the fourth iteration of our 2021 lecture series, Engaging the Future: Conversations with Goodman Fellowship Artists.

MONDAY, AUGUST 30

Collecting Jewelry: Conversations with the Curator

10:00 am through 11:00 am

To kick off public programming for "Collecting Jewelry: H.P. Mera’s Trip to Navajo Country in 1932," Ross Altshuler, exhibition curator, will do a walk-through of the exhibit highlighting some of the key objects and points of interest. There will be a Q&A following.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Engaging the Future: Conversations with Goodman Fellowship Artists

Conversations with Valerie Jade Calabaza (Santo Domingo Pueblo)

10:00 am through 11:00 am

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) invites you to Engaging the Future: Conversations with Goodman Fellowship Artists. This series is an opportunity for our MIAC community to become better acquainted with our Goodman Fellows through hour-long Zoom visits to their home studios. They will bring us up-to-date on what they have been doing since receiving the Fellowship.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13

Native Pottery Demonstration

Franklin Peters (Acoma Pueblo)

10:00 am through 11:00 am

Born into the Sky Clan on Acoma Pueblo, Franklin Peters learned the art of pottery making as he grew up surrounded by some of Acoma’s most distinguished potters. 

 

In 2011, Franklin was honored with the Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe. While there he studied the methods and designs of his Acoma ancestors and how to incorporate those methods and designs into his contemporary work. Today, Franklin’s pottery is characterized by bold slips and colors. He likes sharp lines in his striking mixes of traditional and contemporary Acoma and Laguna designs. 

Being from the Sky Clan, Franklin says he is always praying for rain. On his pots, the thin fine lines symbolize rain and those constant prayers.