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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 through TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31

EXHIBITION OPENING!

Diego Romero Vs. the End of Art

Diego Romero vs. the End of Art will be a dynamic exploration of a Cochiti Pueblo artist’s journey through life as depicted through his work.  For decades, California born Cochiti potter Diego Romero has created renowned historical and autobiographical artworks. Acclaimed for his neo-Mimbres pottery illustrating Pueblo Indian history, his father’s Korean War stories, and his relationships with women, family, substances and art, Romero’s work lays bare the life of one Native artist and Native history.  The exhibition narrative will be a biographical and culture history in conjunction with a conflict against a shadowy figure known only as the End of Art. Throughout the exhibition video presentations will feature interviews with the artist and others detailing his path and the evolution of his art. This will be one of the largest assemblages of Romero’s ceramic works and his lesser known multi-media drawings. Per conversations with the artist, several family members will be included as part of his story and as necessary allies in his battle with the nebulous nemesis, the End of Art. In an effort to engage a younger audience and the non-traditional museum visitor, the catalog will be a hybrid of a traditional volume combined with elements of a graphic novel. This method will convey Romero’s stories of cultural and personal endurance. It is hoped that Native youth in particular will relate to their story through art.  The goals of this exhibition are to share Romero’s unique and engaging stories of life and struggle through a cultural and pop culture lens, and the visitor will learn of Native survival and ultimately celebration.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9

Pueblo Pottery Demonstration Series

with Flo and Lee Vallo (Acoma)

1:00 pm

Flo and Lee Vallo have been making and painting pottery for over 20 years. She was taught by her mother and grandmother, and her mother-in-law has encouraged her to explore and expand her craftsmanship. The couple are fourth-generation potters and painters.  With this exploration of pottery, they opened a small Pottery business on the Acoma Reservation.  Tribal members and community members come to purchase their pottery for cultural and traditional use. They recently traveled with the New Mexico Tourism Bureau to Chicago to promote tourism to New Mexico. They were the featured pueblo pottery artists to promote the Native American culture in New Mexico.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 through SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13

Annual Native Treasures COLLECTORS SALE

to benefit MIAC exhibitions and education programs

10:00 am through 5:00 pm

Don’t miss this unique sale of Native American art from private collections!

You’ll find pottery, jewelry, textiles, paintings, baskets, carvings—vintage and contemporary. Whether you are a new or a seasoned collector, come find your own treasure!

Sale held at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Museum Hill • 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe

Saturday and Sunday, 10 am–5 pm, Free Admission • Early Birds Saturday, 9–10 am, $25

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13

Annual Native Treasures COLLECTORS SALE

to benefit MIAC exhibitions and education programs

10:00 am through 5:00 pm

Annual Native Treasures COLLECTORS SALE to benefit MIAC exhibitions and education programs

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16

Letís Take a Look!

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, OCTOBER 17

Carol Emaerthle-Douglas: The Art of Basketry

a Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Please note you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art to attend this event. Please visit museumfoundation.org/join or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100 to join. Click through for full event information.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

Annual Intíl Archaeology Day Celebration

at the Center for NM Archaeology

10:00 am through 4:00 pm

Please note this program takes place at the Center for NM Archaeology, located at 7 Old Cochiti Road, off the Caja Del Rio exit of 599. This event is free and open to all! For a printable map to CNMA, follow this link.

Join us for our annual family-oriented Archaeology Day at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA)!

CNMA opens it doors to the public to learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage through hands on activities and demonstrations.

This is also a great opportunity to view a new exhibit, Women in Archeology.

Make sure to tour the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (the storage facility for New Mexico’s archaeological collections), the research laboratories for the Office of Archaeological Studies, and meet the archaeologists behind the excavations at the Palace of the Governors, the Civic Center, Railyard, Santa Fe County Courthouse, and many other locations throughout the state.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Pueblo Pottery and Embroidery Demonstration

with Michael Bancroft (Ohkay Owingeh) and Shawn Tafoya (Santa Clara)


Michael Bancroft is a micaceous pottery instructor who discovered his love of clay in 2004. He feels his inspiration comes from his children’s grandmother, Mary Sedillo, and his grandmother, Emily Povijua, both of whom made pottery. He has taken and  instructed many art classes at the Poeh Cultural Center.

 

While also a skilled potter, Shawn Tafoya will demonstrate embroidery, another of his passions. Although a traditionalist in terms of materials and technique, his embroidery is strikingly innovative. Ideas for his work come from different sources, including nature, his Pueblo and other tribal groups, pop culture and his family’s art.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Letís Take a Look!

MIAC Curators Examine Your Treasures

1:00 pm through 4:00 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.

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."

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):

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

-Outdoor tree lighting

-Ornament workshop for adults/families in Museum classroom

-Holiday refreshments

-Traditional Western holiday music played in Navajo