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Shelden Nuñez-Velarde Joins MIAC’s Pottery Series in July
JUNE 13, 2019
Organized by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s education department, the pottery demonstration series continues in July with Shelden Nuñez-Velarde, a member of the Ollero clan of the Jicarilla Apache, on July 3 , 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

MIAC Kicks off Fifth Summer with State Tribal Libraries Program
JUNE 6, 2019
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) proudly announces the summer 2019 collaboration with the State Tribal Libraries Programs (STLP), A Universe to Discover . This summer marks the program’s fifth year, engaging youth in activities, centering on outer space as this year’s theme. MIAC will bring objects from the museum, fostering an appreciation for the state’s arts and culture collections.

MIAC Celebrates Exhibitions and Awards
MAY 15, 2019
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) will say goodbye to two exhibitions, Hweeldi: The Woven Tribute and Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans while celebrating its newest accolade from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on June 2, 2019. The celebration will offer light refreshments as well as hands-on activities for children. Guest speakers Oliver Enjady (Mescalero Apache), Vernon Petago (Jicarilla Apache), and Vida Vigil-Garcia (Jicarilla Apache) will discuss the Southern Athabaskan language at 2:00 p.m. with closing comments from Joyce Begay-Foss (Diné), and Dinéhtah dancers will perform at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

San Ildefonso Pottery, 1600-1930
APRIL 16, 2019
On August 11, 2019, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) presents San Ildefonso Pottery, 1600—1930, —an examination of pottery from 1600-1930, on view until August 31, 2020. The exhibition centers on refocusing San Ildefonso’s cultural and artistic histories through their own narratives and perspectives. The large body of work prompts discussion about the meanings of these preeminent art forms and fosters an appreciation for the artists of San Ildefonso. MIAC proudly hosts San Ildefonso Pottery, 1600—1930, as the first exhibition to showcase more than three centuries worth of internationally recognized artistry.

Audubon Day: A Celebration of Birds
APRIL 4, 2019
On May 4, 2019, the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), an affiliate of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), will collaborate with Audubon New Mexico to host Audubon Day: A Celebration of Birds, at CNMA from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event coincides with Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies , an exhibition currently on view at CNMA, and celebrates the importance of birds across the Southwest.

Celebrate Earth Day with The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
APRIL 2, 2019
Join the Museum of Indians Arts and Culture (MIAC) for an outdoors Earth Day celebration from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a lecture, book signing and reception from 2:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

The Brothers Chongo: A Tragic Comedy in Two Parts
MARCH 22, 2019
More than twenty years after their first joint exhibition at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), Diego and Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo) show their latest work as the 2019 Living Treasures, opening April 7, 2019. The exhibition, The Brothers Chongo: A Tragic Comedy in Two Parts , features Mateo Romero’s lithographs and paintings, as well as Diego Romero’s pottery and lithographs. Pairing Pueblo imagery with cutting-edge messages, the exhibition will be on view until October 2019. The public opening includes a reception, to be held at 1:00 p.m. with family-friendly activities until 4:00 p.m., and an artist discussion at 3:00 p.m.

The 2019 Native Treasures Art Market Marries Traditional Excellence and Innovative Style
MARCH 8, 2019
(Santa Fe, NM)—The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) will feature premier Native artists at the Native Treasures Art Market, during Memorial Day Weekend. Artistic mediums include jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography, and ceramics at the Santa Fe Convention Center. The market begins at 10:00 am both days with an early-bird option on Saturday, providing attendees the opportunity to pursue exclusive works by artists who have garnered national acclaim for their craft.

Experience Santa Fe Collaboration Presents: 2019 Spring and Summer Art Markets
MARCH 7, 2019
Experience Santa Fe captures the essence of our most and complex and rich cultural traditions. An arts and culture collaborative, Experience Santa Fe is comprised of seven partnering organizations, including the International Folk Art Market, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, the Santa Fe Indian Market, and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.Four markets emerge from the partnering organizations, Native Treasures Art Market, the International Folk Art Market, Traditional Spanish Market, and Indian Market, taking place from the last weekend of May to mid-August, 2019.

Prominent Indigenous Women Take the Stage at The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
MARCH 1, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is honored to celebrate Women’s History Month by hosting a series of prominent indigenous speakers and artists in March and April. For five consecutive weekends, beginning March 10, 2019, the museum highlights political leaders, activists, and artists for their work and commitment to Native peoples across the country.

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Presents: Spring 2019 Pueblo Pottery Demonstrations
FEBRUARY 21, 2019
(Santa Fe, NM)— The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) announces its newest series of Pueblo Pottery Demonstrations beginning March 13, continuing April 10 and concluding May 8, 2019. Each demonstration will run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the museum employing modern styles cultivated from traditional practices. MIAC brings artists from San Ildefonso Pueblo, Zia Pueblo, and Santa Clara Pueblo to share how their cultures influence their techniques and artistry. 

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Presents: 2019 Native Treasures Art Market Events Featuring Mateo and Diego Romero
FEBRUARY 15, 2019
(Santa Fe, NM)—The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), in collaboration with the Museum of New Mexico Foundation (MNMF), presents the 15 th annual Native Treasures Program, beginning April 7, 2019, concluding in the Spring of 2020. The collaboration will host a series of events in April and May.  In addition to the Living Treasures exhibition and the Memorial Day Weekend Art Market, MIAC and MNMF will introduce the 2019 Living Treasures Artist Celebration. The celebration honors Mateo and Diego Romero as the 2019 Living Treasures artist award recipients for their contributions to indigenous arts and culture.