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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

Water Girls
Water Girls , 2017, Marla Allison, Laguna Pueblo Museum Purchase, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology, 60220/13 Photography by Addison Doty  Based on two Edward S. Curtis photographs, this acrylic tryptich superimposes Laguna Pueblo and Hopi designs over Curtis’ images, speaking back to the power dynamics inherent in his legacy, and reclaiming the photograph as her own. The girl on the left was added into the frame by Allison. Speaking about the piece, Allison explains, “[T]hrough their eyes, these women can show you a lifetime of hard living and determination to exist. One looking to the past, one looking at the present, and me, I am looking towards the future. […] This is [the] strength, humility, obedience, tradition, sacrifice, family, duty, and heritage of a people made through the hand of a Pueblo woman.”  

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 (rear)
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