Introduction to Stone Carving Workshop
with Master Sculptor Rollie Grandbois
10:00 am through 3:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday • September 10 - 12 • 10am - 3pm
$125 fee includes limestone and instruction; students must bring gloves, safety glasses, earplugs, respirator, and photos/sketches/model for inspiration. Grandbois will have tools for sale and student use. To register and for more information, call Angela at (505) 476-1247. Limited space available. Students should bring bag lunch or plan to order from Museum Café.
A sculptor for more than 30 years, Grandbois’s work was featured in MIAC’s recent Allan Houser exhibit. He is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa of North Dakota.
Workshop will take place at the Museum.
Navajo Jeweler Cody Sanderson
1:00 pm through 2:00 pm
Cody Sanderson discusses his unique jewelry designs as a complement to our popular exhibition, Turquoise, Water, Sky.
Free with museum admission. Held at MIAC’s O’Keeffe Theater.
Letís Take a Look
Curators Look at Your Treasures
12:00 pm through 2:00 pm
During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC waiting to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them.
The event is always FREE and open to the public. Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.
What’s Hiding in the Basement???
Behind the Scenes Tour at MIAC
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART EVENT AND MEMBERSHIP IN FIA IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. CALL 505-982-6366 OR VISIT THE FIA SITE FOR MORE INFO.
FIA members are in for a rare treat with this event, which will take attendees behind the scenes to view a treasure trove of Native American art, culture, and history hiding in MIAC basement. Participants will meet with museum curators for coffee and croissants and then break into intimate groups to "go where few have gone before." Some great surprises await attendees in museum storage!
Second Annual Festival of the Drum
Celebrating Native Music in the Milner Plaza
Rose B. Simpson Ė Thinking and Creating Outside the Box!
Friends of Indian Art
Friends of Indian Art (FIA) invites their members to a program presenting Rose B. Simpson, a native of Santa Clara Pueblo, who was raised among an extended family of artists. Her mother, Roxanne Swentzell, is a well-known Indigenous ceramic sculptor, and her father, Patrick Simpson, was a contemporary artist working in wood and metal. Rose’s artistic expression has taken forms including sculpting, printmaking, drama and creative writing, as well as music and dance. Being of both Indigenous and Anglo descent, her work often signifies the continual struggle between the two worlds many modern Indigenous people experience. Rose is currently studying Automotive Science at Northern New Mexico College and sees this path as her personal passion and new direction. Not a FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.