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Current Exhibitions



September 18, 2021 through July 31, 2022

Birds are cherished among many cultures worldwide. Where birds live well, people thrive. The presence and wellbeing of birds reflects the health of the environment; they share every ecosystem with us, playing the role of hunter and prey, pollinators, scavengers, and dispersers of seeds. Feeding the spirit, they signify strength, courage and freedom. As our companions, birds inspire us to think beyond our own confinement and limitations. With some 10,000 species of birds in the world, they are among the best adapted animals on Earth, dating back to the time of the dinosaurs. The exhibit, “Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies” discusses the importance of birds to Native American culture both in the past and present, including the importance of birds as a resource for tools, feathers and food. The exhibit shows the many artistic expressions of birds in Native American culture on pottery, whether via painted images or vessels that are made in the shape of birds. The study of birds in archaeology is also included. With information from Audubon New Mexico and the National Audubon Society, the exhibit takes you on a journey to explore the unique role birds play in our world.

Collecting Jewelry: Curator H.P. Mera’s Trip to Navajo Country in 1932


July 1, 2021 through January 2, 2022

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture will open "Collecting Jewelry:  Curator H.P. Mera’s Trip to Navajo Country in 1932," starting July 1, until December 2021.

Gallery Guide

A Place in Clay


May 16, 2021 through May 16, 2022

Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo) presents A Place in Clay, an exhibition of her work that honors her distinguished title of Living Treasure for 2020. 

Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass


May 16, 2021 through June 16, 2022

Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass, is a groundbreaking exhibit of works in glass by 33 Indigenous artists, plus leading glass artist Dale Chihuly who introduced glass art to Indian Country. On view from May 2021 to June 2022 at The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture the stunning art in the exhibit embodies the intellectual content of Native traditions expressed in glass.