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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

Beyond Standing Rock Closing Panel Discussion

Protecting Chaco Canyon

1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

Join us for the closing of Beyond Standing Rock, a temporary exhibition at MIAC that explores the many health and sacred land infringements made upon Native American sovereignty, including the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota. The panel discussion will include Acoma Pueblo Governor Brian Vallo, Arden Kucate (Zuni Pueblo Tribal Councilman and culture expert), and Mark Mitchell (former governor and co-chair of the All Pueblo Council of Governors’ Natural Resources Committee). The panel will focus on recent efforts to protect Chaco Canyon from drilling and fracking, and the success Tribal governments have had in delaying those plans for at least another decade.

 

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10

Ornament Workshop #1

Painting on Micaceous Clay

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Join us for our ornament workshops, a perennial favorite among visitors and locals alike!

On December 10, attendees will paint on pre-fired micaceous clay shapes, including bells and stars. 

On December 12, attendees have a second chance to paint pre-fired micaceous clay shapes.

On December 17, attendees will work with vine wreaths, evergreens, and berries to create a festive holiday decoration.

Finally, on December 19, attendees will work with stamped tin to create an ornament.

These are family-friendly workshops, so bring the kids or grandkids! Adults without children are welcome to participate.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11

Pueblo Pottery Demonstration Series

with Lorraine Gala Lewis (Laguna/Taos/Hopi)

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

When she began working with clay, Gala Lewis embraced a contemporary style, but eventually incorporated figurative form into her work. Later, after studying Pre-Columbian art forms, she delved into that time period. "The work is a true reflection of self, what was felt by that individual at that time in the environment," notes Gala Lewis. "The evolution of shape, form and design reflected changes of lifestyle."

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12

Ornament Workshop #2

Painting on Micaceous Clay

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Join us for our ornament workshops, a perennial favorite among visitors and locals alike!

On December 10, attendees will paint on pre-fired micaceous clay shapes, including bells and stars. 

On December 12, attendees have a second chance to paint pre-fired micaceous clay shapes.

On December 17, attendees will work with vine wreaths, evergreens, and berries to create a festive holiday decoration.

Finally, on December 19, attendees will work with stamped tin to create an ornament.

These are family-friendly workshops, so bring the kids or grandkids! Adults without children are welcome to participate.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

Annual Museum Hill Holiday Stroll

4:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Visit MIAC for the following activities, then visit our fellow Museum Hill partner museums for other entertainment! The Museum Hill Holiday Stroll is free and open to all.

5pm and 6pm: Tewa Women’s Choir in MIAC Theater

5:30pm and 6:30pm: Native American dances

Throughout evening (4pm to 7pm):

-Renata Yazzie (Diné) – pianist – playing a mix of classical and holiday music indoors

-Outdoor tree lighting

-Ornament workshop for adults/families in Museum classroom with Lorraine Gala Lewis

-Holiday refreshments

-Traditional Western holiday music played in Navajo

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17

Ornament Workshop #3

Evergreen and Berry Wreaths

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Join us for our ornament workshops, a perennial favorite among visitors and locals alike!

On December 10, attendees will paint on pre-fired micaceous clay shapes, including bells and stars. 

On December 12, attendees have a second chance to paint pre-fired micaceous clay shapes.

On December 17, attendees will work with vine wreaths, evergreens, and berries to create a festive holiday decoration.

Finally, on December 19, attendees will work with stamped tin to create an ornament.

These are family-friendly workshops, so bring the kids or grandkids! Adults without children are welcome to participate.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18

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 Wednesday 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, DECEMBER 19

Ornament Workshop #4

Stamped Tin Designs

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Join us for our ornament workshops, a perennial favorite among visitors and locals alike!

On December 10, attendees will paint on pre-fired micaceous clay shapes, including bells and stars. 

On December 12, attendees have a second chance to paint pre-fired micaceous clay shapes.

On December 17, attendees will work with vine wreaths, evergreens, and berries to create a festive holiday decoration.

Finally, on December 19, attendees will work with stamped tin to create an ornament.

These are family-friendly workshops, so bring the kids or grandkids! Adults without children are welcome to participate.