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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Native Heritage Month Film Screening

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

Join us for this exciting film that Variety calls "a celebratory examination of the often-underappreciated role played in the development of American popular music by singers, musicians, and songwriters of Native American ancestry." Run time is 1 hour, 43 minutes. By museum admission.

 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

The Mayors of Shiprock

Native Heritage Month Film Screening

1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

In the small town of Shiprock, NM, a group of young Native leaders works to bring hope and change to their once thriving community. 57 minutes in length.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11

MIAC Annual Veterans Day Event

11:00 am through 12:30 pm

Join us for our annual program celebrating the patriotism and sacrifices  of our Native American men and women. 

Program begins at 11am and includes:



  • Invocation with Arnold Herrera (Cochiti Pueblo)

  • National Anthem

  • Reading of Veterans Day Proclamation

  • Santo Domingo Color Guard

  • Te Tsu Geh Oweenge School dance group

At 2pm, we will  screen "Defending the Fire," a release by Silver Bullet Productions which garnered Best Picture in 2017’s SWAIA’s Class X.

From Silver Bullet’s Website: Since the beginning of time, Native American Warriors have navigated a unique cultural and spiritual path, relying on the tenets of the Warrior in ancient and modern warfare. The lessons of the Warrior are universal; the spirit of the Warrior survives, even in the face of conflict.

With a focus on the spiritual and historic journey of Native American Warriors, Silver Bullet Productions will present the story of the Warrior, the importance of cultures in modern quests, and the lessons of War through the lens of these cultures. The characters will be elders and historians from New Mexican tribes and Native veterans of World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam and Afghanistan/Iraq conflicts. Grounded in research and guided by voices of men and women in our armed forces, the documentary will reveal the distinct motive, preparation, conflict, and healing of tribal soldiers.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Pueblo Pottery Demonstration

with Michael Kanteena (Laguna Pueblo)

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Our popular Pueblo Pottery Series continues with Michael Kanteena (Laguna Pueblo). Pueblo Pottery demos take place in the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Buchsbaum Pottery Gallery. Don’t forget Wednesdays are free for seniors! Read below for more information on Mr. Kanteena.

"Remembering the beautiful pot shards he had picked up as a boy, and wishing to learn about his ancient roots, which he knew went back to New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon (the Anasazi Culture), Michael began collecting archeological catalogues of pottery forms.

Through extensive study, trial and error, and even consultation with archaeologists, he developed his pottery into remarkably close reproductions of Chacoan and Mesa Verde pottery.

Recently, his studies have expanded to the Mimbres and ancient Mexican People, where human and animal effigies are common. Michael has added his own contemporary designs to these ancient themes, to develop his own unique art form.

A single effigy may be based on a Toltec theme, painted with Chacoan designs, and put together in contemporary form.

Various feature articles have been written about Michael and his unique style of pottery making. These include the Gallup Independent newspaper. Native Peoples Magazine, and the Southwest Art Magazine."

Information courtesy of River Trading Post.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Native America PBS / New World Rising

Native Heritage Month Film Screening

1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

This PBS 4-part series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and 100 million people conneted by social networks spanning two continents. 54 minutes in length.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Letís Take a Look!

Curators Examine Your Treasures

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

Curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology gather in lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. They attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them. They prefer to work with objects from the Southwest but are willing to take a look at anything that is brought in. If they can not identify an object an attempt will be made to find someone who can. Sometimes, the discussion among the curators may become as much - or more informative - than the identification of the artifact.

Curators cannot appraise any items but can refer you to resources that will.

For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2

Beading Demonstration #1

with Nina Sanders (Crow)

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Join us for a final view of "Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West" and a beading demonstration by the talented Nina Sanders (Crow). Having worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the School for Advanced Research, and soon - as a curator at Chicago’s Field Museum, where she’ll work on decolonization and reinterpretation efforts for exhibits with Native American themes - Sanders is as popular an artist as she is an academic. She assisted curator Maxine McBrinn with the Stepping Out exhibition. 

As this is the first Sunday of the month, admission is free for all New Mexico residents!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

Beading Demonstration #2

with Charlene Holy Bear (Standing Rock Lakota Sioux)

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Join us for a final view of "Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West" and a beading demonstration by the renowned Charlene Holy Bear (Standing Rock Lakota Sioux). Recently featured by Vogue magazine with a pair of her popular beaded Vans sneakers, Holy Bear’s work is very collectible and in high demand. In addition to footwear, she also beads intricate dolls and creates beaded regalia for them to wear. 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

Pueblo Pottery Demonstration

with Martha Romero (Nambe Pueblo)

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Our popular Pueblo Pottery Series continues with Martha Romero (Nambe). Pueblo Pottery demos take place in the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Buchsbaum Pottery Gallery. Don’t forget Wednesdays are free for seniors! 

A creative force in her life, Martha’s mother influenced her work from jewelry to pottery. She recalls her mother selling small drums, bears, and turtles under the Portal at the Palace of the Governors. "My heart has always belong to my mother clay," she states. She has been working at the Poeh Center for 7 years and shows at Indian Market, MIAC’s Native Treasures, the Heard, and the New Mexico State Fair, where she’s won several prizes.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

Holiday Ornament Workshop #1

Micaceous and Polymer Clay!

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Join us for this ornament workshop - and the others listed on our calendar! Stop by any time between 10am and 2pm.

On this particular day, we’ll be using micaceous and polymer clay to create beautiful ornaments.

While this is a free activity, we have just one request of all participants: please make an ornament for MIAC, too! Our tree lighting is December 21, and we need ornaments to adorn the tree.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

Holiday Ornament Workshop #2

Micaceous and Polymer Clay!

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Join us for this ornament workshop - and the others listed on our calendar! Stop by any time between 10am and 2pm.

On this particular day, we’ll be using micaceous and polymer clay to create beautiful ornaments.

While this is a free activity, we have just one request of all participants: please make an ornament for MIAC, too! Our tree lighting is December 21, and we need ornaments to adorn the tree.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

Beading Demonstration #3

with Jhane Myers (Comanche / Blackfeet)

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Join MIAC’s own Jhane Myers for her beading demonstration. A popular dancer, jeweler, Comanche language consultant, and film producer, Jhane’s dolls are some of her most coveted work. See Jhane in action during this intimate setting and see how she brings beads to life.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18

Holiday Ornament Workshop #3

Painted Gourds!

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Join us for this ornament workshop - and the others listed on our calendar! Stop by any time between 10am and 2pm.

On this particular day, we’ll be painting gourds to make beautiful ornaments.

While this is a free activity, we have just one request of all participants: please make an ornament for MIAC, too! Our tree lighting is December 21, and we need ornaments to adorn the tree.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

Holiday Ornament Workshop #4

Corn Husk Dolls!

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Join us for this ornament workshop - and the others listed on our calendar! Stop by any time between 10am and 2pm.

On this particular day, we’ll be using micaceous and polymer clay to create beautiful ornaments.

While this is a free activity, we have just one request of all participants: please make an ornament for MIAC, too! Our tree lighting is December 21, and we need ornaments to adorn the tree.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21

Museum Hill Holiday Stroll

MIAC Open House

4:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Join us for what we hope will become an annual tradition on Museum Hill!

From 4 to 7pm, MIAC welcomes you - and your friends and family - to the Holiday Stroll.

All museums on the Hill will be open; here’s what you can anticipate at MIAC.



  • Performances by the Tewa Women’s Choir

  • Relaxing piano music by Renata Yazzie

  • Ornament workshop for the whole family

  • Late shopping in the MIAC Museum Shop

  • Uniquely MIAC holiday refreshments

Please revisit this listing closer to the event in case the program changes in any way. We look forward to your visit!