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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Grounded in Clay Film Day, featuring documentary films associated with Grounded in Clay.

Join Museum of Indian Arts & Culture for the Grounded in Clay Film Day on November 6

10:30 am through 3:30 pm

Celebrating the history and art of Pueblo pottery, The Grounded in Clay Film Day brings together different communities and families to discuss the past, present, and future of this remarkable and vibrant art form.

The museum will screen Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pottery, a documentary on the exhibition produced by New Mexico PBS; a documentary about Lucy Lewis, the Acoma potter and matriarch; and Our Quiyo, a short film about Marina Martinez. Please find a schedule and more details below.

Admission to the museum and program attendance is free for New Mexico residents.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Painted Reflections Pottery Demonstration by Lorraine Gala Lewis (Laguna / Hopi / Taos)

Painted Reflections: Isomeric Design in Ancestral Pueblo Pottery

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

Lorraine Gala Lewis is a potter who is known for gaining  inspiration from Ancestral Pueblo motifs, shapes, and styles. In discussing her work with King Galleries, Lewis  says, “I delved into this and began collecting materials, visiting museums, and viewing private collections, focusing  on works dating from 850 ad to 1200 AD. Studying these  early art forms led to rediscovering our ancestral lands; these visits enhanced my creativity. The stories of our early paintings, petroglyphs and rock carvings made me pay closer attention to detail.

Free with museum admission.

This program is made possible through generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Letís Take a Look

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

MIAC staff are returning to the museum’s lobby to look at your treasures for "Let’s Take a Look". Bring a weaving, ceramic, piece of jewelry (or something else!) to our in-person meeting, and curator of ethnology Tony Chavarria (Santa Clara Pueblo)and MIAC assistant curator, Lillia McEnaney. 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

"Black-on-White or White-on-Black? Perspectives on Puebloan Pottery Design.Ē

Presentation by Diana Sherman

3:00 pm

You are invited to a behind-the-scenes look at hundreds of vessels in the Southwestern pottery collection of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA) in a presentation titled "Black-on-White or White-on-Black? Perspectives on Puebloan Pottery Design.” 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30

LECTURE SERIES: Painted Reflections

In Conversation - INDIGENOUS CERAMICS PRACTICES IN THE AMERICAS

3:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Bill Gilbert, Tony Chavarria (Santa Clara Pueblo) and Dr. Joseph Traugott, co-curators of Painted Reflections

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21

SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Joseph Aguilar

Tune into SAR Artists Live on Thursday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. MDT!

6:00 pm

We chat with Joseph Aguilar (San Ildefonso), a member of the Pueblo Pottery Collective. This Native-based collective is comprised of artists, community organizers, museum professionals, scholars and more – namely, all of whom have been curators for the exhibition “Grounded in Clay”.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21

Let’s Take a Look

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

MIAC staff are returning to the museum’s lobby to look at your treasures for "Let’s Take a Look". Bring a weaving, ceramic, piece of jewelry (or something else!) to our in-person meeting, and curator of ethnology Tony Chavarria (Santa Clara Pueblo) and MIAC assistant curator, Lillia McEnaney. 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8

Pop-In and Pop-Up: San Felipe Pottery Exhibition and Demonstration

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

Swing by to view Evolutions in Clay, a pop-up exhibition on the dynamic and diverse tradition of pottery making in San Felipe Pueblo. Then stick around to join potters Ray Garica (San Felipe) and Ricardo Ortiz (San Felipe) for an afternoon of storytelling and artmaking. 

Admission to the museum and exhibition programming is free to New Mexico residents.  

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12

SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Brian D. Vallo

6:00 pm through 6:30 pm

Tune into SAR Artists Live on Thursday, January 12 at 6:00 p.m. MDT to hear about “Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery”, firsthand, from one if it’s curators: Brian D. Vallo.