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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10

Thirst for Justice - Water is Life

Film screening by Leana Hosea

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and the New Mexico Environmental Law Center are co-hosting a FREE film screening in honor of Indigenous People’s Day 2021.

Join us for a converation after the filmmaker Lean Hosea and members of the communities of Church Rock and Crownpoint to learn more about uranium conttamination issues affecting groundwater.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16

Celebrate International Archaeology Month Online


SANTA FE – The Archaeological Research Collections of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), and the Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS), along with the Friends of Archaeology (FOA), are celebrating International Archaeology Day through a series of virtual presentations and events culminating on October 16.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20

Letís Take a Look

On going program

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

On September 15th, MIAC staff are returning to the museum’s virtual lobby to look at your treasures. Bring a weaving, ceramic pot, piece of jewelry (or something else!) to our Zoom meeting, and curator of ethnology Tony Chavarria (Santa Clara Pueblo), curator of archaeological research collections Julia Clifton, other staff members will attempt to identify and explain the item.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 25

Collecting Jewelry: Conversation with the Curator

Conversations with Michael Roanhorse, Jennifer Curtis and Allen Aragon

10:00 am through 11:00 am

Continuing public programming for Collecting Jewelry: H. P. Mera’s Trip to Navajo Country in 1932, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture are pleased to host three contemporary Navajo/Diné jewelers in conversation with exhibition curator Ross Altshuler and MIAC assistant curator, Lillia McEnaney. Together, these artists will tell their memories of learning how to make jewelry, share stories about their own artistic inspirations and innovations, and reflect on the larger current moment in the Native art world.

Collecting Jewelry showcases 160 pieces of jewelry made between 1880-1930 that Dr. Mera gathered. These pieces were made with rudimentary tools and without available references for style and technique. The amazing pieces created form the basis of Navajo/Diné silversmithing and inspired the generations that followed.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27

Engaging the Future: Conversations with Goodman Fellowship Artist

Conversations with Mikayla Patton (Oglala Lakota)

10:00 am through 11:00 am

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) invites you to the next iteration of our new lecture series, Engaging the Future: Conversations with Goodman Fellowship Artists. This series is an opportunity for our MIAC community to become better acquainted with our Goodman Fellows through hour-long Zoom visits to their home studios. They will bring us up-to-date on what they have been doing since receiving the Fellowship.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29

Native Pottery Demonstration Series

Franklin Peters (Acoma Pueblo)

10:00 am through 11:00 am

Born into the Sky Clan on Acoma Pueblo, Franklin Peters learned the art of pottery making as he grew up surrounded by some of Acoma’s most distinguished potters. 

In 2011, Franklin was honored with the Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe. While there he studied the methods and designs of his Acoma ancestors and how to incorporate those methods and designs into his contemporary work. Today, Franklin’s pottery is characterized by bold slips and colors. He likes sharp lines in his striking mixes of traditional and contemporary Acoma and Laguna designs. 

Being from the Sky Clan, Franklin says he is always praying for rain. On his pots, the thin fine lines symbolize rain and those constant prayers.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Native Pottery Demonstration

Maxine and Dominique Toya (Jemez Pueblo)

10:00 am through 11:00 am

Featuring a Mother/Daughter Team:  Maxine and Dominique Toya

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17

ENGAGING THE FUTURE: Conversations with Goodman Fellowship Artist

Conversation with Duhon James (Navajo)

10:00 am through 11:00 am

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) invites you to the next iteration of our new lecture series, Engaging the Future: Conversations with Goodman Fellowship Artists. This series is an opportunity for our MIAC community to become better acquainted with our Goodman Fellows through hour-long Zoom visits to their home studios. They will bring us up-to-date on what they have been doing since receiving the Fellowship.