Past Exhibitions

Comic Art Indigène

May 11, 2008 through January 4, 2009

Lest Tyranny Triumph
LestTyrannyDR: Lest Tyranny Triumph Diego Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), Pencil, ink on board, ca. 2004

Tribal Force
Tribal Force Ryan Huna Smith (Chemehuevi/Navajo), 2000 Pen and Ink on Board

Storytelling has long been a part of Native American culture. Comic Art Indigène which opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on May 11, 2008 looks at how storytelling has been used through comics and comic inspired art to express the contemporary Native American experience. Under the larger definition of narrative art, comic art is more related to Native American art traditions than one might expect. The earliest surviving examples of such narrative art is rock art. The historic examples used in the exhibition, such as photographs of rock art, ledger art, and ceramics are meant to link Native American art traditions with contemporary voices.

Mr. Diabetes
Mr. Diabetes Marty Two Bulls (Oglala Lakota), Blue Pencil and ink in board, 2004.

Now on Exhibit

Painted Reflections
Isomeric Design in Ancestral Pueblo Pottery

February 6, 2022 through March 12, 2023

MIACís 2022 Living Treasure, Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti)

May 1, 2022 through April 1, 2023

Here, Now and Always
Opening July 2, 3, 2022

July 2, 2022 through July 2, 2024