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WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

Pottery Demonstration

with Franklin Peters (Acoma)

2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Born into the Sky clan "Huwaka Hanu," at the age of 13 Peters first started to work with clay sitting beside his mother Ella B. Vallo. That was 22 years ago and he’s still at it. "I’m not a master at pottery, I learn as I go and hope that I can show my family what my mother ... showed me," states Peters. "And here I sit using her tools that she had left behind for me to use." 

" I never do this for fame or fortune, I do this for the love that I have for what mom showed me in my younger life" - Franklin Peters

SATURDAY, MAY 16

Preserving and Protecting Native American Indian Arts and Culture

lecture by Nina Alexander, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, DOI

1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

The presentation will address authenticity and its importance in today’s marketplace, the opportunities to preserve the art, the Indian Arts and Crafts Act, the NM Indian Crafts and Sales Act and the federal And State’s enforcement activities. Nina will discuss her outreach and work with Native American artists, tribes, Pueblos and Nations as well as businesses selling authentic arts and crafts. 

SUNDAY, MAY 17

Sculptor Oreland Joe Film and Demonstration

1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Drop by to see "The Art of Oreland Joe," a 30 min. documentary about the life of this extraordinary Native artist. Then, watch as he works in clay with a model.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

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 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.

THURSDAY, MAY 21

An Afternoon at the Pueblo of Pojoaque (FIA Event)

An Art & Culture Tour with Governor George Rivera


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.

Spend an afternoon with the FIA and interntionally known Native American artist George Rivera. The afternoon begins with a private tour of the art collection at Buffalo Thunder, followed by a tour of the Pueblo of Pojoaque and Rivera’s studio, where he creates his monumental stone and bronze sculptures. The trip wraps up with a visit to see his newest work at the Poeh Museum and Cultural Center, and will end back at Buffalo Thunder.

SATURDAY, MAY 23 through SUNDAY, MAY 24

Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival

Runs Sat/Sun at the Santa Fe Convention Center


MIAC’s biggest fundraiser of the year with more than 150 Native artists in attendance!

Go here for all the details! http://nativetreasures.org/

SATURDAY, MAY 30

Farewell to Footprints

Celebrating MIACís Allan Houser Exhibition

1:00 pm through 9:00 pm

FRIDAY, JUNE 5

Princess Tsianina Red Feather

Lecture with Dr. Kathleen Washburn

12:00 pm through 1:00 pm

Come and learn about the rich life and legacy of Princess Tsianina Red Feather, whose popular opera SHANEWIS, debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 1918.

Free with museum admission.

TUESDAY, JUNE 9

Arts Alive! for Families

Native American Pottery Workshop

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Free Hands-on Workshops for Ages 3 to 103.  All workshops are from 10 am – 2 pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please call to reserve a place and guarantee free admission to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

Programs begin on the hour

To make a reservation please call Joyce Begay-Foss at 476-1272 or email: joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us

THURSDAY, JUNE 11

Arts Alive! for Families

Native American Drawing and Painting

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Free Hands-on Workshops for Ages 3 to 103.  All workshops are from 10 am – 2 pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please call to reserve a place and guarantee free admission to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

Programs begin on the hour

To make a reservation please call Joyce Begay-Foss at 476-1272 or email: joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

Turquoise Buying Seminar

with Garrick Beck of Natural Stones


Learn before you buy! In this useful seminar, Beck provides slide illustrations of turquoise, as well as tips gained from years of experience that will enhance your buying power.

 

Free with Museum Admission

SUNDAY, JUNE 14

Artist Talk with Shane Hendren


Join us to learn about the artistic legacy and current projects of renowned Navajo metalsmith Shane Hendren.

Free with museum admission.

TUESDAY, JUNE 16

Arts Alive! for Families

Native American Foods Workshop

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Free Hands-on Workshops for Ages 3 to 103.  All workshops are from 10 am – 2 pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please call to reserve a place and guarantee free admission to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

Programs begin on the hour

To make a reservation please call Joyce Begay-Foss at 476-1272 or email: joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

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 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.

THURSDAY, JUNE 18

The Jewelry of Marvin & Marcus Slim, Isaiah Ortiz, and Joe & LeJeune Chavez (FIA Event)

Under the Portal

5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 18

Arts Alive! for Families

Native American Shell Jewelry

10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Free Hands-on Workshops for Ages 3 to 103.  All workshops are from 10 am – 2 pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please call to reserve a place and guarantee free admission to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

Programs begin on the hour

To make a reservation please call Joyce Begay-Foss at 476-1272 or email: joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

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 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.

FRIDAY, JULY 17

Pottery Firing with Robert Tenorio (FIA Event)


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.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

Breakfast with the Curators

Dody Fugate on Canine-Related Artifacts from MIAC’s Collections

8:30 am through 10:30 am

DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 through THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

Public Mural Project at MIAC

Native Artist Kathy Whitman Elk Woman in Residence at MIAC


Details to come - but briefly, Kathy will kick off a mural project on Sunday, August 9, during the Summer of Color celebration on the plaza between MIAC and the Folk Art Museum.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

Native American Games Day

In Conjunction with Museum Hill Day

11:00 am through 3:00 pm

A variety of traditional Native American games await those journeying to Museum Hill for the August 9 Summer of Color celebration.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

Breakfast with the Curators

Cathy Notarnicola on Navajo Weavings from MIAC’s Collections

8:30 am through 10:30 am

DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

Breakfast with the Curators

Dr. Letitia Chambers on MIAC’s Courage & Compassion Exhibit

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Details to follow.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

Breakfast with the Curators

Allison Colborne with "Treasures from the Stacks"

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Details to follow.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

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!