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WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

Pottery Demonstration

with Franklin Peters (Acoma)

2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

SATURDAY, MAY 16

Preserving and Protecting Native American Indian Arts and Culture

lecture by Nina Alexander, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, DOI

1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

The presentation will address authenticity and its importance in today’s marketplace, the opportunities to preserve the art, the Indian Arts and Crafts Act, the NM Indian Crafts and Sales Act and the federal And State’s enforcement activities. Nina will discuss her outreach and work with Native American artists, tribes, Pueblos and Nations as well as businesses selling authentic arts and crafts. 

SUNDAY, MAY 17

Sculptor Oreland Joe Film and Demonstration

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Drop by for Oreland Joe’s "Master Sculpture" film (30 mins.) with a Q and A afterwards.


Then, watch the master sculpt in clay using a model!

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

Letís Take a Look

Curators Look at Your Treasures

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them.

The event is always FREE and open to the public. Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.

THURSDAY, MAY 21

An Afternoon at the Pueblo of Pojoaque (FIA Event)

An Art & Culture Tour with Governor George Rivera


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART EVENT AND MEMBERSHIP IN FIA IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. CALL 505-982-6366 OR VISIT THE FIA SITE FOR MORE INFO.

Spend an afternoon with the FIA and interntionally known Native American artist George Rivera. The afternoon begins with a private tour of the art collection at Buffalo Thunder, followed by a tour of the Pueblo of Pojoaque and Rivera’s studio, where he creates his monumental stone and bronze sculptures. The trip wraps up with a visit to see his newest work at the Poeh Museum and Cultural Center, and will end back at Buffalo Thunder.

SATURDAY, MAY 23 through SUNDAY, MAY 24

Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival

Runs Sat/Sun at the Santa Fe Convention Center


MIAC’s biggest fundraiser of the year with more than 150 Native artists in attendance!

Go here for all the details! http://nativetreasures.org/

SATURDAY, MAY 30

Farewell to Footprints

Celebrating MIAC’s Allan Houser Exhibition


TUESDAY, JUNE 9

Arts Alive! for Families

Native American Pottery Workshop


THURSDAY, JUNE 11

Arts Alive! for Families

Native American Drawing and Painting


TUESDAY, JUNE 16

Arts Alive! for Families

Native American Foods Workshop


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

Letís Take a Look

Curators Look at Your Treasures

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them.

The event is always FREE and open to the public. Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.

THURSDAY, JUNE 18

The Jewelry of Marvin & Marcus Slim, Isaiah Ortiz, and Joe & LeJeune Chavez (FIA Event)

Under the Portal

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 18

Arts Alive! for Families

Native American Shell Jewelry

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

Letís Take a Look

Curators Look at Your Treasures

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them.

The event is always FREE and open to the public. Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.

FRIDAY, JULY 17

Pottery Firing with Robert Tenorio (FIA Event)


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART EVENT AND MEMBERSHIP IN FIA IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. CALL 505-982-6366 OR VISIT THE FIA SITE FOR MORE INFO.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

Breakfast with the Curators

Dody Fugate on Canine-Related Artifacts from MIAC’s Collections

8:30 am through 10:30 am

DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 through THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

Public Mural Project at MIAC

Native Artist Kathy Whitman Elk Woman in Residence at MIAC


Details to come - but briefly, Kathy will kick off a mural project on Sunday, August 9, during the Summer of Color celebration on the plaza between MIAC and the Folk Art Museum.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

Native American Games Day

In Conjunction with Museum Hill Day

11:00 am through 3:00 pm

A variety of traditional Native American games await those journeying to Museum Hill for the August 9 Summer of Color celebration.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

Breakfast with the Curators

Cathy Notarnicola on Navajo Weavings from MIAC’s Collections

8:30 am through 10:30 am

DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

Breakfast with the Curators

Dr. Letitia Chambers on MIAC’s Courage & Compassion Exhibit

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Details to follow.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

Breakfast with the Curators

Allison Colborne with "Treasures from the Stacks"

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Details to follow.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

What’s Hiding in the Basement???

Behind the Scenes Tour at MIAC


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART EVENT AND MEMBERSHIP IN FIA IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. CALL 505-982-6366 OR VISIT THE FIA SITE FOR MORE INFO.

FIA members are in for a rare treat with this event, which will take attendees behind the scenes to view a treasure trove of Native American art, culture, and history hiding in MIAC basement. Participants will meet with museum curators for coffee and croissants and then break into intimate groups to "go where few have gone before." Some great surprises await attendees in museum storage!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15

Rose B. Simpson Ė Thinking and Creating Outside the Box!

Friends of Indian Art


Friends of Indian Art (FIA) invites their members to a program presenting Rose B. Simpson, a native of Santa Clara Pueblo, who was raised among an extended family of artists. Her mother, Roxanne Swentzell, is a well-known Indigenous ceramic sculptor, and her father, Patrick Simpson, was a contemporary artist working in wood and metal. Rose’s artistic expression has taken forms including sculpting, printmaking, drama and creative writing, as well as music and dance. Being of both Indigenous and Anglo descent, her work often signifies the continual struggle between the two worlds many modern Indigenous people experience. Rose is currently studying Automotive Science at Northern New Mexico College and sees this path as her personal passion and new direction. Not a FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.