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MIAC Unveils Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans, Sunday, December 10, 2017
NOVEMBER 3, 2017
Artifacts illustrate connections and contrasts between the Jicarilla, Mescalero, Chiricahua, San Carlos, and White Mountain Apache

Public Invited to Sculpture Unveiling & Celebration of Life
OCTOBER 25, 2017
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture invites the public to a commemorative sculpture unveiling and celebration of life – honoring the late Valentino Tzigiwhaeno Rivera (Pojoaque Pueblo), 2008 - 2016.

Explore New Mexico’s Ancient Past During International Archaeology Day
OCTOBER 9, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM)  Learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage through hands-on activities and demonstrations during International Archaeology Day, Saturday, October 21 at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology. Doors open from 10:00AM-5:00PM on to New Mexicans interested in digging deep into the past.

Pueblo Students Learn Architecture through Summer Reading Program & UNM School of Architecture Partnership
AUGUST 1, 2017
With an established mission to Build a Better World more than 200 children from the Pueblos of Tesuque, Laguna, San Ildefonso, Zia, Jemez, Santa Clara, Ohkay Owingeh, and Santo Domingo designed and created miniature adobe structures that were assembled into a village complete with hornos and a ramada. Future architects Brandon Ortiz (Taos Pueblo), Charelle Brown (Santo Domingo Pueblo), and Daryl Lucero (Isleta Pueblo) created a fun and dynamic atmosphere in which children made adobe bricks, designed and built structures. Stories were shared and basic design ideas exchanged as students from ages 4 to 12 worked together to complete the village.   

Santa Fe’s Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and New Mexico History Museum Announce Salon Breakfast Series and Native Cinema Showcase
JUNE 15, 2017
Events from August 4—September 1, 2017 Complement Indian Market Week, August 15–20
This August, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture hosts a series of salon breakfasts at the neighboring Museum Hill Café, while the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium hosts the 17th annual Native Cinema Showcase produced by The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

This August, MIAC Unveils Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West, an exhibition of sandals, beautifully decorated moccasins, and contemporary footwear from across the Western United States
JUNE 8, 2017
Shoes do more than protect the feet. They also tell us something about human identity, lifeways, and love. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture announced today that it will mount Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West , an exhibit of sandals, beautifully decorated moccasins, and contemporary footwear from across the Western United States, Sunday, August 27, 2017—September 3, 2018.

Living Treasures: A Celebration of Vision Opens May 5 in Governor’s Gallery
APRIL 21, 2017
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture’s (MIAC)  Living Treasures: A Celebration of Vision  exhibition opens in the Governor’s Gallery May 5 th . Each year since 2006, MIAC honors an innovative Native American artist for the annual Native Treasures Exhibition.

MIAC Lecture Explores Pictorial Traditions of the Kiowa During Period of Radical Change in Plains Indian Life and Culture
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
A selection of Silver Horn’s original drawings will be on view during the March 11, 2017 lecture featuring perspectives from noted Kiowa tribal historian and storyteller, Dorothy White Horse Delaune, and Dr. Candace Greene, a specialist in plains pictorial traditions. The lecture will take place from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Kathryn O’Keeffe Theater at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

I-Witness Culture: a Solo Exhibition of the Unique Brand of Work Of Frank Buffalo Hyde Opens at MIAC
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Investigating the space between the ancient and the new, where Native Americans live today, I-Witness Culture , is an exhibition of fourteen paintings and three sculptures by Native American artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce) opening at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

The Art of the "Do"
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
A Very Special Look at How Native Peoples Maintain Their Unique Hairstyle Traditions and the Different Cultural Meanings of Those Expressions
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture presents “Native Hairstyles,” on Sunday, December 11, 2016, a day of demonstrations and a talk about the significance of Native American men’s and women’s hairstyles from multiple tribes and nations, including Tewa, Jemez, Santa Clara, San Felipe, Navajo, Hopi, Pawnee, and Laguna. The demonstrations begin at 10am and the presentation by all participants, including a Q & A with the audience, begins at 3pm. The event takes place in the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture classroom and the O’Keeffe Theater.

The Food Sovereignty Project: Reclaiming Native Health and Wellness Traditions
AUGUST 23, 2016
In partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C., the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is presenting the two-day event, The Food Sovereignty Project , followed by a Community wide celebration on Museum Hill, focusing on how New Mexico tribes are reincorporating traditional foods into their diets to foster greater health and wellness in their communities. The Food Sovereignty symposium brings together a diverse range of indigenous farmers, herders, and hunters, who have been able to successfully sustain and revitalize food production practices that are vital to traditional life. Also included are tribal program directors and educators who have initiated successful community-based traditional food programs. Food sovereignty efforts are part of a larger national movement of indigenous peoples to create sustainable forms of food production that are Native American driven.     

Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art
APRIL 11, 2016
Sponge Bob Square Pants, Pac Man, and Curious George, all sporting a particularly Native American twist, are just a few images from popular mainstream culture seen in the exhibition, Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art. Featuring nearly 100 objects by more than fifty artists from the museum’s collections as well as others borrowed from collectors and artists, the work on view in Into the Future will be in such various media as traditional clothing and jewelry, pottery and weaving, photography and video, through to comics, and on into cyberspace. The free to the public opening for Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is on July 17, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm and the show runs through October 22, 2017 .