Events & Exhibitions

Events & Exhibitions

    

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

Pottery Demonstration with Bea Duran

from Tesuque Pueblo

Join us as Bea Duran demonstrates how she works with clay.

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.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 19

Artist Fritz Casuse with Poeh Students

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

SATURDAY, JULY 25

Turquoise Buying Seminar

with Garrick Beck of Natural Stones


Learn before you buy! In this useful seminar, Beck provides slide illustrations of turquoise, as well as tips gained from years of experience that will enhance your buying power.

 

Free with Museum Admission

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

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.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

Turquoise Buying Seminar

with Garrick Beck of Natural Stones


Learn before you buy! In this useful seminar, Beck provides slide illustrations of turquoise, as well as tips gained from years of experience that will enhance your buying power.

 

Free with Museum Admission

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.

Current Exhibitions

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley

 

February 15, 2015 through January 16, 2016
Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture February 15, 2015 and runs through January 16 2016. On view will be 32 works of art spanning his career, including paintings, mixed media works, and bronze sculptures.

Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women

 

November 2, 2014 through October 19, 2015
First exhibit of its kind featuring leading American Indian Women sculptors of 20th and 21st centuries   Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Nov. 2, 2014 and runs through Oct. 19, 2015. The exhibition features figures of women sculpted by seven American Indian women artists.  Most of the ten works on view will be in the museum’s outdoor Roland Sculpture Garden. There is a long history of sculpting among the indigenous peoples of the Americas. The artists in Courage and Compassion, while contemporary in their approach are steeped in tradition. Using the same materials as their ancestors did thousands of years ago, the works presented draw on cultural influences of those who have gone before

Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning

 

April 13, 2014 through May 2, 2016
Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning highlights the Museum’s extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry and presents all aspects of the stone, from geology, mining and history, to questions of authenticity and value. Hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrate the stone’s use and its deep significance to the people of the region.  

Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest

 

September 29, 2013 through September 8, 2015
A celebration of sight, sound, and activity for visitors of all ages, Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest, opens Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Over 100 objects relating to Southwestern Native dance and music will be featured, including a flute made by Grammy award-winning artist Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo. Collectively used for indigenous ritual performance, the drums, flutes, rasps, rattles, and clothing featured in the exhibition convey a richly layered message. Music, too, is integral to the ceremony—it is more than accompaniment for the dancers; each song is a prayer providing a pathway to the here and now and to the worlds beyond. The opening on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. will feature performances, demonstrations, hands-on activities for the entire family, and refreshments provided by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico.

The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery

 

on long-term display
The Buchsbaum Gallery features each of the Pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona in a selection of pieces that represent the development of a community tradition. In addition, a changing area of the gallery, entitled Traditions Today highlights the evolving contemporary traditions of the ancient art of pottery making.

Here, Now and Always

 

on long-term display
Here, Now, and Always is a major exhibition based on eight years of collaboration among Native American elders, artists, scholars, teachers, writers and museum professionals. Voices of fifty Native Americans guide visitors through the Southwest's indigenous communities and their challenging landscapes. More than 1,300 artifacts from the Museum's collections are displayed accompanied by poetry, story, song and scholarly discussion.