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MIAC Presents the Annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale - A Call for Donations and Consignment

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – On October 3, 8, and 9, 2019 consignors may make appointments to contribute pieces from private collections for the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale. Walk-in donations and consignment will be accepted on October 8 and 9, 2019. Guidelines and forms are available on the MIAC website. Forms must be completed before the intake process begins.

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) presents the annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale on October 12 and 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale, comprised of generations of Native Arts from private collectors, will be held in the museum’s Meem Auditorium, and benefits the museum through shared profits. Mediums include pottery, jewelry, textiles/weavings, paintings, baskets, and sculptures. The annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale provides New Mexican residents the opportunity to either add to their own collection or begin one with a brand new piece. The event is free and open to the public and offers an early bird admission at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 12 for $25. See MIAC Presents the Annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale for more information about the event. 


ABOUT ART INTAKE: The Collectors’ Sale is featured on the MIAC website. Interested parties can review guidelines and download the forms needed to submit items for sale. Forms must be completed before the intake process.

MIAC WEBSITE: www.indianartsandculture.org/CS2019

GUIDELINES: Artwork MUST BE authentic Native American. No more than 20 pieces per person. Art cannot weigh more than 30 pounds. No broken items or items with missing pieces.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (Limit 15 to 20 items per person): Thursday, October 3, 2019 (10 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.) Tuesday, October 8, 2019 (9 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.) Wednesday, October 9, 2019 (9 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

Please contact Angela Crespin to schedule an appointment: (505) 476-1247

WALK-IN DONATIONS AND CONSIGNMENT (Up to 15 items): Tuesday, October 8, 2019 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) Wednesday, October 9, 2019 (Noon – 3 p.m.)

DONATION OF ART: Direct donations of items to the museum receive a 100% tax deduction.

CONSIGNMENT OF ART: Sold art proceeds: 60% to the consignor/40% to the museum.


About the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture: 

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Board of Regents for the Museum of New Mexico. Programs and exhibits are generously supported by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, through the generous support of donors.

As the 19th century closed, one of the Southwest’s major "attractions" was its vibrant Native American cultures. In response to unsystematic collecting by Eastern museums, anthropologist Edgar Lee Hewett founded the Museum of New Mexico in 1909 with a mission to collect and preserve Southwest Native American material culture. Several years later, in 1927, John D. Rockefeller founded the renowned Laboratory of Anthropology with a mission to study the Southwest’s indigenous cultures. In 1947 the two institutions merged, bringing together the most inclusive and systematically acquired collection of New Mexican and Southwestern anthropological artifacts in the country.

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