News from MIAC/Lab

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture receives grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art
AUGUST 25, 2022

Native youth of all ages will come together for the Nakotah LaRance Memorial Youth Hoop Dance Competition August 6 and 7, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Santa Fe.
JULY 19, 2022
The Lightning Boy Foundation, a non-profit organization founded to honor the life of Valentino ‘Tzigiwhaeno’ Rivera and the legacy of his mentor Nakotah LaRance, will hold the Nakotah LaRance Memorial Youth Hoop Dance Competition August 6 and 7, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe.  

“Grounded in Clay” exhibition at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe debuts July 31; travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2023
JULY 18, 2022
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture will debut a traveling exhibition that features more than 100 historic and contemporary works in clay, debuting on July 31, 2022. The project, Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery is a unique exhibition curated by the Native American communities it represents.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture celebrates Native lives and histories with its new permanent exhibition, Here, Now and Always
MAY 18, 2022
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, will unveil its brand new permanent exhibition, Here , Now and Always , on July 2 and 3, 2022, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe.  

Celebrate MIAC’s 18th annual in-person Native Treasures Art Market this Memorial Day weekend
APRIL 12, 2022
This year’s market will highlight a diverse array of Indigenous artists from across the Southwest, showcasing jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, fashion, beadwork, textiles and more. Participating artists keep 100% of their sales from the market. 

Celebrating 2022 Living Treasure Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo), MIAC opens ReVOlution
APRIL 11, 2022
On Sunday, May 1, 2022, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) will celebrate its 2022 Living Treasure, Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo) with an artist talk at 1pm, a book signing at 2pm, and entertainment from 3-5pm.  

Joy Harjo, US Poet Laureate, presented by Museum of New Mexico Foundation and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on March 2
FEBRUARY 8, 2022
Join the  Museum of New Mexico Foundation and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture  for an evening  with the United States Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo (Muscogee (Creek) Nation). Harjo will use poetry and storytelling to create a sense of place, inspired by the reimagined exhibit,  Here, Now and Always,  opening this summer at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC). This event is hosted by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and MIAC.  

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Opens "Painted Reflections: Isomeric Design in Pueblo Pottery"
DECEMBER 16, 2021
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition, Painted Reflections: Isomeric Design in Ancestral Pueblo Pottery , on February 6, 2022, which runs through March 12, 2023. 

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Announces 2022 MIAC Living Treasure
NOVEMBER 10, 2021
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is pleased to announce Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo) as the 2022 recipient of the MIAC Living Treasure award. This award is part of the annual Native Treasures Art Market and honors Native American artists who have made outstanding artistic contributions to the field of Indigenous arts and culture.  

MIAC Announces Opening of “Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies” 
SEPTEMBER 14, 2021
SANTA FE – Birds are one of the earth’s greatest treasures. Acting as spiritual messengers between sky and earth, they have been held in the highest regard in Native American culture, both in the past and in the present. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is excited to announce the opening of “Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies.” Beginning September 18, 2021, and on display in MIAC Laboratory of Anthropology, this temporary exhibition explores the role of birds in Native American culture of the Southwest and beyond. 

“Here, Now and Always” at Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on track for June 2022 opening
AUGUST 31, 2021
SANTA FE – The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is eager to provide an update on the work and changes that have been made to the museum’s permanent exhibition, “Here, Now and Always” (HNA). Scheduled to reopen to the public in June 2022, staff and contractors have made significant progress to stay on schedule for the revitalization of this one-of-a-kind exhibition.  

MIAC Announces Goodman Aspiring Artist Fellowship Recipients for 2021-2022 
JULY 28, 2021
SANTA FE – The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) is pleased to announce two recipients for the 2021-2022 Goodman Aspiring Artist Fellowship. They are Rapheal Begay (Diné) and Abraham Peina (Zuni).