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Here, Now and Always: A Final Look

with Dr. Bruce Bernstein and Lillie Lane

January 26, 2020 2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Canteen, ca. 1910
Annie Healing Nampeyo, Hopi/Tewa, Gift of Henry Dendahl Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology, 7987/12 Photography by Addison Doty  Both of these pieces, made for sale in the first half of the twentieth century, reflect the inseparability of ceramic art and water in the Native Southwest. On its exterior, the Santa Clara polychrome jar holds an avanyu , the Tewa horned water serpent, emblematic of clouds, rain, and lighting. In contrast, the canteen’s form, though now frequently produced for the tourist market, was originally developed to carry water. The canteen is reflective of Native peoples’ remarkable ability to flourish in the dry, arid Southwest.

Don’t miss your opportunity to see the popular permanent exhibition "Here, Now and Always" one last time before it closes for a $5M makeover on January 26.


A panel discussion led by Dr. Bruce Bernstein (former MIAC director), and Lillie Lane (Diné) - as well as Native co-curators of the original exhibit will be held at 2pm, with final tours of the exhibition offered at 10:30am, 11:30am, and 12:30pm.


This is your last chance to see HNA until June 2021, so stop by and enjoy our celebration of the ground-breaking exhibit.


Admission to MIAC will be reduced accordingly during HNA’s closure.

Jar, ca. 1910 (front)
Artist Unknown Acoma Pueblo or Laguna Pueblo, Gift of Juan Olivas, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology, 12024/12  Photography by Addison Doty