“I-Witness Culture” a Solo Exhibition of the Unique Brand of Work Of Frank Buffalo Hyde Opens at MIAC
APRIL 28, 2017
Investigating the space between the ancient and the new, where Native Americans live today, “ I-Witness Culture ,” is an exhibition of fourteen paintings and three sculptures by Native American artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce) opening at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
Transforming street art techniques into fine art practices, Frank Buffalo Hyde’s humorous and acerbic narrative artworks in I-Witness Culture , investigate the space between the accepted truth and the truth; between the known and the unknown. The contemporary narrative is divided into three sections— Paranormal: The Truth is Out Ther e; Selfie Skndns ; and In-Appropriate . The exhibition will open on February 3, 2017 and runs through January 7, 2018.
Living Treasures: A Celebration of Vision Opens May 5 in Governor’s Gallery
APRIL 21, 2017
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture’s (MIAC) Living Treasures: A Celebration of Vision exhibition opens in the Governor’s Gallery May 5 th . Each year since 2006, MIAC honors an innovative Native American artist for the annual Native Treasures Exhibition.
MIAC Lecture Explores Pictorial Traditions of the Kiowa During Period of Radical Change in Plains Indian Life and Culture
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
A selection of Silver Horn’s original drawings will be on view during the March 11, 2017 lecture featuring perspectives from noted Kiowa tribal historian and storyteller, Dorothy White Horse Delaune, and Dr. Candace Greene, a specialist in plains pictorial traditions. The lecture will take place from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Kathryn O’Keeffe Theater at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
I-Witness Culture: a Solo Exhibition of the Unique Brand of Work Of Frank Buffalo Hyde Opens at MIAC
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Investigating the space between the ancient and the new, where Native Americans live today, I-Witness Culture , is an exhibition of fourteen paintings and three sculptures by Native American artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce) opening at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
The Art of the "Do"
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
A Very Special Look at How Native Peoples Maintain Their Unique Hairstyle Traditions and the Different Cultural Meanings of Those Expressions
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture presents “Native Hairstyles,” on Sunday, December 11, 2016, a day of demonstrations and a talk about the significance of Native American men’s and women’s hairstyles from multiple tribes and nations, including Tewa, Jemez, Santa Clara, San Felipe, Navajo, Hopi, Pawnee, and Laguna. The demonstrations begin at 10am and the presentation by all participants, including a Q & A with the audience, begins at 3pm. The event takes place in the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture classroom and the O’Keeffe Theater.
The Food Sovereignty Project: Reclaiming Native Health and Wellness Traditions
AUGUST 23, 2016
In partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C., the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is presenting the two-day event, The Food Sovereignty Project , followed by a Community wide celebration on Museum Hill, focusing on how New Mexico tribes are reincorporating traditional foods into their diets to foster greater health and wellness in their communities. The Food Sovereignty symposium brings together a diverse range of indigenous farmers, herders, and hunters, who have been able to successfully sustain and revitalize food production practices that are vital to traditional life. Also included are tribal program directors and educators who have initiated successful community-based traditional food programs. Food sovereignty efforts are part of a larger national movement of indigenous peoples to create sustainable forms of food production that are Native American driven.
Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art
APRIL 11, 2016
Sponge Bob Square Pants, Pac Man, and Curious George, all sporting a particularly Native American twist, are just a few images from popular mainstream culture seen in the exhibition, Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art. Featuring nearly 100 objects by more than fifty artists from the museum’s collections as well as others borrowed from collectors and artists, the work on view in Into the Future will be in such various media as traditional clothing and jewelry, pottery and weaving, photography and video, through to comics, and on into cyberspace.
The free to the public opening for Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is on July 17, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm and the show runs through October 22, 2017 .
Three Eminent Native Women Artists to be Honored at MIAC during Women’s History Month
MARCH 15, 2016
The lives and contributions of distinguished artists Margarete Bagshaw, Josephine Myers-Wapp, and Jeri Ah-be-hill will be celebrated at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture as part of Women’s History Month. The free with museum admission program will be on Saturday, March 26 from 1 to 4 pm.
The legacies of Santa Clara artist Margarete Bagshaw, Comanche educator and master craftsperson Josephine Myers-Wapp, and Kiowa/Comanche arts dealer and arts educator Jeri Ah-be-hill, all recently deceased, have had a profound impact in the areas of Native American painting, textile and clothing design, as well as Native arts marketing. Each contributed to ensuring a vibrant future for indigenous arts and their presence in the field will be greatly missed. Join us to celebrate their lives with a free program featuring stories and a selection of short films presented by family members and colleagues. A reception follows the presentations.
Family Archaeology Sundays at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
Geared to families, this series allows visitors to learn about ancient technologies and traditional arts developed by Native peoples thousands of years ago using the natural resources around them.
All four programs are on Sundays at 1pm and free with museum admission. New Mexico residents with ID free on Sundays. Youth 16 and under and MNMF members always free. 710 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. For more information the public may call 505-476-1269 or visit IndianArtsAndCulture.org
Multi-Venue Celebration of the Life and Art of Innovative Native American Artist and Designer Lloyd Kiva New
JANUARY 8, 2016
Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time
JANUARY 2, 2016
For the first time in Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time , large prints of Heisey’s stunning images will be paired directly with the Lindberghs’. The exhibition opens October 25, 2015 and runs through May 2017 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture . During 2007 and 2008, flying at alarmingly low altitudes and slow speeds, Adriel Heisey leaned out the door of his light plane, and holding his camera with both hands, re-photographed some of the Southwest’s most significant archaeological sites that Charles Lindbergh and his new bride Anne photographed in 1929. The exhibition comprises seventeen pairings of photographs.
ALLAN HOUSER CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE SHOWCASES MONUMENTAL WORKS BY THE ACCLAIMED SCULPTOR AND HIS DEVOTEES AT MIAC
JANUARY 1, 2015
Internationally collected and admired worldwide as a sculptor, painter, and teacher, Allan Houser (1914-1994) is back in the Santa Fe spotlight in a major way this summer on the 100 th anniversary of his birth. Five monumental artworks by the famed Chiricahua Apache sculptor will be displayed in the exhibit Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), accompanied by an assortment of life-size and monumental sculptures by notable artists who either studied with Houser at IAIA, worked with him at his studio, and/or were influenced by him. For high resolution media images please contact Steve Cantrell.