Events & Exhibitions

Events & Exhibitions

    

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4


Turquoise Mine Tour


Tiffany & Castilian Mines


Douglas Magnus, jewelry artist and owner of the Tiffany and Castilian Mines, among others in the Cerrillos District, will lead a tour of his mines. The tour is limited to twelve people. Tickets and information can be obtained at the Museum Gift Shop. (505-982-5057)

PLEASE NOTE THAT EVENT IS SOLD OUT

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 through SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12


Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale


Come Discover Your Own Treasures!


A unique sale of Native American jewelry and art from private collections that benefits the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Pottery, jewelry, textiles, paintings, baskets, carvings, sculpture, beadwork–historic and contemporary. Come discover your own treasures!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15


Let’s 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, OCTOBER 16 through FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17


Dave Warren and the Transformation of Cultural Studies Symposium



The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, in partnership with the Institute of American Indian Arts, will honor Dr. Dave Warren with a symposium that examines the wide-ranging, profound impact his career has had on issues concerning modern indigenous people. Round-table and paper sessions will focus on areas related to his groundbreaking work in fields including: Native museums and cultural centers, tribal archives and Native education.  Limited seating, free to the public.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18


(Indigène Vérité) Digital Reclamation of Indigenous Storyscapes


Films by Jeffrey Palmer


1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

Join us on Saturday October 18, 2014, in the In the Kathryn O’Keefe Theatre for screenings of films by Jeffrey Palmer.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2


Courage + Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women


Opening Celebration for Groundbreaking Sculpture Show


1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Featuring ten monumental sculptures by leading American Indian women sculptors

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8


Native Hairstyles: Pueblos, Navajo, Hopi, Plains, Ute, Yuma and Apache


How do they do that?


1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Watch presentations of men’s and women’s native hairstyles and compare with photographs in the Native Portraits Exhibit. Meet Native hair stylists and discuss the historical continuity, techniques, and accessories used by each tribe. MIAC classroom, free with museum admission.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9


Veteran’s Day Celebration


Honoring Native American Veterans


11:00 am through 1:00 pm

A program honoring our Native American Veterans who have served and protected our homeland. Free admission for New Mexico residents on Sundays.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14


Film Screening with Director


Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians


10:00 am through 12:00 pm

This recently-released documentary (120 mins. Spanish/English) tells the story of the Wixarika or Huicholes people - one of the most intact precolonial groups remaining in the Americas - and their struggle against both the Mexican government and the multinational mining corporations to preserve Wirikuta, their sacred lands, against mineral extraction.

This film highlights the global debate pitting ancient cultural values, the exploration of nature, and the inevitable development of the peoples against promises from the multinationals to create jobs and wealth for the people without contamination.

The mining is seen by the Wixarika and their supporters as a menace to the delicate biodiversity of this unique ecosystem, liested by the UNESCO as a World Cultural and Natural Heritage site, and a very real threat to their spiritual traditions and culture.

Please note film director Hernan Vichez will be accompanied by two Huichol Shamans in the film for a Q&A following each session.

Admission to the film is free with museum admission.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14


Film Screening with Director


Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians


2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

This recently-released documentary (120 mins. Spanish/English) tells the story of the Wixarika or Huicholes people - one of the most intact precolonial groups remaining in the Americas - and their struggle against both the Mexican government and the multinational mining corporations to preserve Wirikuta, their sacred lands, against mineral extraction.

This film highlights the global debate pitting ancient cultural values, the exploration of nature, and the inevitable development of the peoples against promises from the multinationals to create jobs and wealth for the people without contamination.

The mining is seen by the Wixarika and their supporters as a menace to the delicate biodiversity of this unique ecosystem, liested by the UNESCO as a World Cultural and Natural Heritage site, and a very real threat to their spiritual traditions and culture.

Please note film director Hernan Vichez will be accompanied by two Huichol Shamans in the film for a Q&A following each session.

Admission to the film is free with museum admission.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15 through SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16


Laboratory of Anthropology Library Book Sale


LOA Library Annual Book Sale


1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

There will be approximately 10,000 books on all topics priced $1 or more. The LOA Library is known for the exceptional high quailty of the books available for sale, including many better books, scarce and rare books. The lab known for carrying topically-focused books on Native American arts, culture and history, anthropology and archaeology, greater Southwest and Mesoamerican history, archaeology, etc. The sale will also include a particularly stong representation of counter culture era literature and fine printed books. The sale is for two days, Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15 through SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16


The Laboratory of Anthropology Library holds its always anticipated 21st Book Sale


10:00 am through 4:00 pm

The Laboratory of Anthropology Library holds its always anticipated 21st Book Sale

SATURDAY and SUNDAY, November 15 and 16, 2014

"Books to the ceiling, books to the sky, my pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them." -- Arnold Lobel

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Laboratory of Anthropology (LOA) Library will hold its 21st book sale on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15 and 16. Book sale times and admission fees are:



  • Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., $10; and 1 – 4 p.m., $1

  • Sunday, Nov. 16, Noon – 4 p.m., Free

There are many books worthy of gracing any library, supplementing a collection or expanding one, such as the scarce, rare and first edition, finely printed and small literary press books on topics as diverse as the 1960s Beat Generation and Counter Culture movements, the Federal Writers’ Project/Works Progress Administration, Goreyana (Edward Gorey), as well as on New Mexico, Mexico, Spanish Colonial history and art, and on Central America.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19


Let’s 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.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7


Winter Traditions


A Community Holiday Celebration


1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

A special community holiday celebration featuring Native American storytelling, dance performance, and hands-on activities. Free admission for New Mexico residents on Sundays with ID.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17


Let’s 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.

Current Exhibitions

Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser

 

August 3, 2014 through June 1, 2015
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is proud to honor the hundreth birth year of Allan Houser with this exhibition of his sculptures and those of thirteen Native American artists whose lives he changed forever. Larry Ahvakana, Don Chunestudey, Cliff Fragua, Craig Dan Goseyun, Rollie Grandbois, Bob Haozous, Phillip Mangas Haozous, Doug Hyde, Oreland Joe, Tony Lee, Estella Loretto, Bill Prokopiof and Robert Shorty

Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning

 

April 13, 2014 through May 2, 2016
Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning highlights the Museum’s extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry and presents all aspects of the stone, from geology, mining and history, to questions of authenticity and value. Hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrate the stone’s use and its deep significance to the people of the region.  

Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry

 

February 16, 2014 through January 5, 2015
More than 50 images from the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives  - along with contemporary images by Native photographers - document the changing perceptions of Native peoples over a span of almost 100 years.

Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest

 

September 29, 2013 through September 8, 2015
A celebration of sight, sound, and activity for visitors of all ages, Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest, opens Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Over 100 objects relating to Southwestern Native dance and music will be featured, including a flute made by Grammy award-winning artist Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo. Collectively used for indigenous ritual performance, the drums, flutes, rasps, rattles, and clothing featured in the exhibition convey a richly layered message. Music, too, is integral to the ceremony—it is more than accompaniment for the dancers; each song is a prayer providing a pathway to the here and now and to the worlds beyond. The opening on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. will feature performances, demonstrations, hands-on activities for the entire family, and refreshments provided by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico.

The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery

 

on long-term display
The Buchsbaum Gallery features each of the Pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona in a selection of pieces that represent the development of a community tradition. In addition, a changing area of the gallery, entitled Traditions Today highlights the evolving contemporary traditions of the ancient art of pottery making.

Here, Now and Always

 

on long-term display
Here, Now, and Always is a major exhibition based on eight years of collaboration among Native American elders, artists, scholars, teachers, writers and museum professionals. Voices of fifty Native Americans guide visitors through the Southwest's indigenous communities and their challenging landscapes. More than 1,300 artifacts from the Museum's collections are displayed accompanied by poetry, story, song and scholarly discussion.