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FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

Breakfast with the Curators #1

Kieffer Nail & Devorah Romanek on Beyond Standing Rock

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Join the curators of Beyond Standing Rock - CL Kieffer Nail and UNM’s Maxwell Museum Curator of Exhibits Devorah Romanek - for breakfast followed by a tour of the temporary exhibition, whch focuses on the DAPL protests and other violations of Native sovereignty. Breakfast starts at 8:30am at the Museum Hill Cafe. Program is $35 general admission / $30 for Museum Foundation members. Reservations are required by calling 505-476-1269.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

Jeanine Belgodere Lecture on Phillip Haozous

11:00 am through 12:00 pm

Join MIAC for this special presentation by French scholar Jeanine Belgodere, who visits Santa Fe annually and has studied Haozous’s abstract work for nearly a decade. Haozous (Warm Springs Chiricahua) is the son of the famed Allan Houser, who was both a sculptor and a teacher of the art form for decades in Santa Fe.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

Public Mural Project

with Brothers Diego and Mateo Romero

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Brothers Diego and Mateo Romero create a mural inspired by the thousands of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) across Canada and America. Join in this interactive project as you learn about MMIW and create art in their honor with the Romero Brothers.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

Breakfast with the Curators #2

Tony Chavarria and Larry Humetewa on Here, Now and Always

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Curator Tony Chavarria (Santa Clara Pueblo) hosts breakfast, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the conservation lab with conservator Larry Humetewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo). Preview objects that will be on display in the new Here, Now and Always exhibition. Breakfast starts at 8:30am at the Museum Hill Cafe. Program is $35 general admission / $30 for Museum Foundation members. Reservations are required by calling 505-476-1269.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

San Ildefonso Pottery Exhibition Opening!

12:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Join us for the opening celebration of San Ildefonso Pottery, 1600 - 1930: Voices of the Clay! Opening celebration includes a San Ildefonso feast, dance performances, and a panel discussion with the curators at 2pm. Come see hundreds of San I pots, most of which have never been on display before. With museum admission.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14

Pueblo Pottery Demonstration

Featuring Martha Arquero

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Join us for the continuation of our popular Pueblo pottery series with Martha Arquero (Cochiti Pueblo). Arquero specializes in handmade clay sculptures like mermaids, frog storytellers, nativities, and traditional storytellers. Arquero still uses all natural materials, including vegetal and mineral dyes.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

Indian Market Buying Primer

Textiles, Jewelry/Turquoise, and Prints

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Join MIAC for this afternoon of brief lectures/workshops in which you’ll learn about (at 1pm) Navajo weavings/textiles (at 2pm) turquoise and Native jewelry and (at 3pm) the many different types of prints to look for at Indian Market. Talks delivered by MIAC’s Joyce Begay-Foss, Garrick Beck of Natural Stones, and Tom Leech, who runs the press at the Palace of the Governors. Cost is $10 at the door.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

Breakfast with the Curators #3

Bruce Berstein, Russell Sanchez, and Erik Fender on San I Pottery

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Co-curators of the upcoming San Ildefonso pottery exhibition - Bruce Berstein, Russell Sanchez (San I Pueblo), and Erik Fender (San I Pueblo) - host breakfast followed by a special tour of the new groundbreaking exhibition. Breakfast starts at 8:30am at the Museum Hill Cafe. Program is $35 general admission / $30 for Museum Foundation members. Reservations are required by calling 505-476-1269.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

Environmental Collapse:

Native Perspectives on the Land, Protection, and Stewardship

10:00 am through 11:30 am

Join the Museum of Indian of Arts and Culture and the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation for presentations plus Q&A highlighting environmental challenges affecting Native peoples, and the creative work being done through arts and cultures to shift narratives, change public policy, and bring healing to Native communities.  

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

Letís Take a Look!

MIAC Curators Examine Your Treasures

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesday of each month awaiting whatever treasures may walk through the door. This is your opportunity to bring a family heirloom, something special from your collection, or a piece you know nothing about. Naturally, they prefer items from the American Southwest (in keeping with the museum’s focus), but they will check out anything you bring in.

Federal law prohibits curators from "appraising" any items, but they will direct you to appropriate resources. For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

A Private Tour of Bill & Uschi Butlerís Collection

a Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Please note you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art to attend this event. Please visit museumfoundation.org/join or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100 to join. Click through for full event information.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

Breakfast with the Curators #4

Lillia McEnaney and Mateo and Diego Romero (Cochiti)

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Join MIAC’s 2019 Native Treasures Living Treasures, Diego Romero and Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), and curator Lillia McEnaney for breakfast, followed by an intimate tour of The Brothers Chongo: A Tragic Comedy in Two Parts. Breakfast starts at 8:30am at the Museum Hill Cafe. Program is $35 general admission / $30 for Museum Foundation members. Reservations are required by calling 505-476-1269.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Pottery Demonstration Series

with Samuel Manymules

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Self-taught potter Samuel Manymules (Diné) creates minimalist pottery which is traditionally made, but modernized in style. Join us for this demonstration by the winner of a First Place prize at the Heard Market, among other awards. He won Best of Pottery at the 2006 Southwest Museum Indian Marketplace and Best of Division at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 2010. His distinctive pottery is a visual treat with such graceful forms.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Letís Take a Look!

Curators Examine Your Treasures

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesday of each month awaiting whatever treasures may walk through the door. This is your opportunity to bring a family heirloom, something special from your collection, or a piece you know nothing about. Naturally, they prefer items from the American Southwest (in keeping with the museum’s focus), but they will check out anything you bring in.

Federal law prohibits curators from "appraising" any items, but they will direct you to appropriate resources. For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 through TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31

EXHIBITION OPENING!

Diego Romero Vs. the End of Art


Diego Romero vs. the End of Art will be a dynamic exploration of a Cochiti Pueblo artist’s journey through life as depicted through his work.  For decades, California born Cochiti potter Diego Romero has created renowned historical and autobiographical artworks. Acclaimed for his neo-Mimbres pottery illustrating Pueblo Indian history, his father’s Korean War stories, and his relationships with women, family, substances and art, Romero’s work lays bare the life of one Native artist and Native history.  The exhibition narrative will be a biographical and culture history in conjunction with a conflict against a shadowy figure known only as the End of Art. Throughout the exhibition video presentations will feature interviews with the artist and others detailing his path and the evolution of his art. This will be one of the largest assemblages of Romero’s ceramic works and his lesser known multi-media drawings. Per conversations with the artist, several family members will be included as part of his story and as necessary allies in his battle with the nebulous nemesis, the End of Art. In an effort to engage a younger audience and the non-traditional museum visitor, the catalog will be a hybrid of a traditional volume combined with elements of a graphic novel. This method will convey Romero’s stories of cultural and personal endurance. It is hoped that Native youth in particular will relate to their story through art.  The goals of this exhibition are to share Romero’s unique and engaging stories of life and struggle through a cultural and pop culture lens, and the visitor will learn of Native survival and ultimately celebration.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 through SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13

Annual Native Treasures COLLECTORS SALE

to benefit MIAC exhibitions and education programs


Don’t miss this unique sale of Native American art from private collections!

You’ll find pottery, jewelry, textiles, paintings, baskets, carvings—vintage and contemporary. Whether you are a new or a seasoned collector, come find your own treasure!

Sale held at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Museum Hill • 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe

Saturday and Sunday, 10 am–5 pm, Free Admission • Early Birds Saturday, 9–10 am, $25

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16

Letís Take a Look!

Curators Examine Your Treasures

12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesday of each month awaiting whatever treasures may walk through the door. This is your opportunity to bring a family heirloom, something special from your collection, or a piece you know nothing about. Naturally, they prefer items from the American Southwest (in keeping with the museum’s focus), but they will check out anything you bring in.

Federal law prohibits curators from "appraising" any items, but they will direct you to appropriate resources. For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

Carol Emaerthle-Douglas: The Art of Basketry

a Friends of Indian Art Event

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Please note you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art to attend this event. Please visit museumfoundation.org/join or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100 to join. Click through for full event information.