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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3

GranMaryís Winter Storytelling Series

with Julian Fragua (Jemez Pueblo)

2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Join us for the second installment of our annnual GranMary’s Winter Storytelling Series with guest artist Julian Fragua, a renowned Jemez Pueblo dancer. Program runs at 2pm and again at 3pm; choose either time.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11 through FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

HERE, NOW and ALWAYS CLOSED

from February 11 - 22


Our permanent exhibition - Here, Now and Always - will be closed for HVAC upgrades/repairs February 11 through February 22. Admission prices will be adjusted accordingly for the two open galleries you may still visit.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Pueblo Pottery Demonstration

with Ray Garcia (San Felipe Pueblo))

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Ray Garcia (or Rayduck) first learned about pottery from his grandmother, who he helped collect clay at the southern end of San Felipe Pueblo. Since then, he has gathered, processed, and created pottery with San Felipe clay. He began formal instruction from 2009 to 2012, under the instruction of Clarence Cruz at the Poeh Center in Pojoaque. While at the Poeh, he learned to gather, process, and make pots with micaceous clay. He also studied with Max D. Early of Laguna from 2012 to 2014 learning traditional methods of gathering clay and pottery making in Laguna Pueblo.

Since he is from both San Felipe and Santa Ana Pueblos, Garcia has begun to work with both styles in his painting and clay shaping.

Garcia has won various awards for both pottery and jewelry at the Heard Museum Indian Art Market in Phoenix; Red Earth Indian Art Market in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Cahokia Mounds Contemporary Indian Art Show, in Collinsville, Illinois; and the Artesian Arts Festival in Sulphur, Oklahoma. His work has also been shown at the Southwestern Indian Art Market in Tucson, Arizona; Indian Summer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and the Haskell Indian Art Market in Lawrence, Kansas.  

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Letís Take a Look!

MIAC Curators Examine Your Treasures

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesay of each month awaiting whatever treasures may walk through the door. This is your opportunity to bring a family heirloom, something special from your collection, or a piece you know nothing about. Naturally, they prefer items from the American Southwest (in keeping with the museum’s focus), but they will check out anything you bring in.

Federal law prohibits curators from "appraising" any items, but they will direct you to appropriate resources. For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 through MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

EXHIBITION OPENING!

Beyond Standing Rock

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

MIAC opens a new exhibit on the controversial Standing Rock pipeline construction, much of it from the view of Indigenous people who were at the site during protests.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Standing Rock Art Panel with noDAPL Artists

Limited Seating - Arrive Early

2:00 pm through 3:30 pm

Join us for a very special panel with some of the artists behind our Beyond Standing Rock exhibit. Panelists include Kathy Whitman Elk Woman (Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara), Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara and Lakota), Zoe Urness (Tlingit), and Tony Abeyta (Navajo).

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

GranMaryís Winter Storytelling Series

with Shawn Price (Dinť)

2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Shawn will share his knowledge and traditional teachings regarding weaving as more than just Art or a trade good, as weaving has defined the spiritual and cultural core and identity of the Navajo People. Program runs at 2pm and again at 3pm. Choose either time!

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

Honoring Dr. Annie Dodge Wauneka

Celebrating Womenís History Month

1:00 pm through 2:30 pm

Join MIAC for a celebration of Wauneka’s life (1910 - 1997) and all her accomplishments for her people, the Navajo, as well as others. Please click through for complete details. 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

Pueblo Pottery Demonstration

with Barbara and Cavan Gonzalez (San Ildefonso Pueblo)

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Join us as we continue our popular Pueblo pottery series featuring Barbara and Cavan Gonzalez. 

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Daniel Ramirez, Painter of Indigenous Women

Celebrating Womenís History Month

1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

Join us for a presentation of Ramirez’s work, including the World’s Longest Native American Painting, a project the artist has been working on for nearly a decade. Please click through for full event information.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

Letís Take a Look!

MIAC Curators Examine Your Treasures

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesay of each month awaiting whatever treasures may walk through the door. This is your opportunity to bring a family heirloom, something special from your collection, or a piece you know nothing about. Naturally, they prefer items from the American Southwest (in keeping with the museum’s focus), but they will check out anything you bring in.

Federal law prohibits curators from "appraising" any items, but they will direct you to appropriate resources. For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

Tour of the Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts

a Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Please note you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art to attend this event. Please visit museumfoundation.org/join or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100 to join. Click through for full event information.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24

Screening of "Indian 101" with LaDonna Harris

Celebrating Women’s History Month

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

LaDonna Harris visits MIAC for a screening of her film "Indian 101," following by a short talk and Q&A with the audience. Click through for full event information.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

Congresswoman Deb Haaland Visits MIAC

Celebrating Womenís History Month

1:00 pm through 2:30 pm

Congresswoman Haaland visits MIAC to discuss her journey to the House of Representatives and the current projects she is working on in Congress. Please click through for full event information.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

Discussion with Award-Winning Journalist Jenni Monet

Celebrating Womenís History Month

1:00 pm through 2:30 pm

Monet visits MIAC as an extension of Women’s History Month, and to discuss her journalism during the Standing Rock / NoDAPL protests. Please click through for full event information.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

Pueblo Pottery Demonstration

with Elizabeth and Marcellus Medina (Zia Pueblo)

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Join us as we continue our popular Pueblo pottery series, this month featuring Elizabeth and Macellus Medina. 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

Letís Take a Look!

MIAC Curators Examine Your Treasures

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesay of each month awaiting whatever treasures may walk through the door. This is your opportunity to bring a family heirloom, something special from your collection, or a piece you know nothing about. Naturally, they prefer items from the American Southwest (in keeping with the museum’s focus), but they will check out anything you bring in.

Federal law prohibits curators from "appraising" any items, but they will direct you to appropriate resources. For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

A Visit to the Bosque Farms Studio of Sculptor William Rogers

a Friends of Indian Art Event

3:00 pm through 5:00 pm

Please note you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art to attend this event. Please visit museumfoundation.org/join or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100 to join. Click through for full event information.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

Pueblo Pottery Demonstration

with Preston and Debra Duwyenie (Santa Clara Pueblo)

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Join us for this great demonstration with Preston and Debra Duwyenie (Santa Clara Pueblo).

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

Letís Take a Look!

MIAC Curators Examine Your Treasures

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesay of each month awaiting whatever treasures may walk through the door. This is your opportunity to bring a family heirloom, something special from your collection, or a piece you know nothing about. Naturally, they prefer items from the American Southwest (in keeping with the museum’s focus), but they will check out anything you bring in.

Federal law prohibits curators from "appraising" any items, but they will direct you to appropriate resources. For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look

THURSDAY, MAY 16

Preston Singletary - Maestro of Glass

a Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Please note you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art to attend this event. Please visit museumfoundation.org/join or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100 to join. Click through for full event information.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

FIAís Silver Jubilee Anniversary Event!

a Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Please note you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art to attend this event. Please visit museumfoundation.org/join or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100 to join. Click through for full event information.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

Leah Mata - Chumash Artist & Ethnobotanist

a Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Please note you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art to attend this event. Please visit museumfoundation.org/join or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100 to join. Click through for full event information.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

A Private Tour of Bill & Uschi Butlerís Collection

a Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Please note you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art to attend this event. Please visit museumfoundation.org/join or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100 to join. Click through for full event information.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 through TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31

EXHIBITION OPENING!

Diego Romero Vs. the End of Art


Diego Romero vs. the End of Art will be a dynamic exploration of a Cochiti Pueblo artist’s journey through life as depicted through his work.  For decades, California born Cochiti potter Diego Romero has created renowned historical and autobiographical artworks. Acclaimed for his neo-Mimbres pottery illustrating Pueblo Indian history, his father’s Korean War stories, and his relationships with women, family, substances and art, Romero’s work lays bare the life of one Native artist and Native history.  The exhibition narrative will be a biographical and culture history in conjunction with a conflict against a shadowy figure known only as the End of Art. Throughout the exhibition video presentations will feature interviews with the artist and others detailing his path and the evolution of his art. This will be one of the largest assemblages of Romero’s ceramic works and his lesser known multi-media drawings. Per conversations with the artist, several family members will be included as part of his story and as necessary allies in his battle with the nebulous nemesis, the End of Art. In an effort to engage a younger audience and the non-traditional museum visitor, the catalog will be a hybrid of a traditional volume combined with elements of a graphic novel. This method will convey Romero’s stories of cultural and personal endurance. It is hoped that Native youth in particular will relate to their story through art.  The goals of this exhibition are to share Romero’s unique and engaging stories of life and struggle through a cultural and pop culture lens, and the visitor will learn of Native survival and ultimately celebration.