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FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

SOLD OUT Breakfast with the Curators

Cathy Notarnicola on Navajo Weavings from MIACís Collections

8:30 am through 10:30 am

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. NO WALK-IN REGISTRANTS, PLEASE.

MIAC’s Collections Registrar - and historic Navajo weaving guru - dines with participants at the Museum Hill Cafe and then will show some of the important Navajo weavings from the Museum’s collections held in storage.

Fee is $35; members are $30. Please call 505-476-2169 to register.

Space is limited - especially for this event - and will sell out quickly.

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 hand games, atlatl throwing, and turquoise-themed art activities and yummy treats await those journeying to Museum Hill for the August 9 Summer of Color celebration. Event is FREE for all.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

Breakfast with the Curators

Dody Fugate on Canine-Related Artifacts from MIACís Collections

8:30 am through 10:30 am

MIAC’s Curator of Archaeological Research Collections dines with registrants at the Museum Hill Cafe and then presents "Hair of the Dog," a presentation of canine-related items connected to MIAC’s collections.

Fee is $35; members are $30. Please call 505-476-2169 to register.

Space is limited - especially for this event - and will sell out quickly.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

Turquoise Buying Seminar

with Garrick Beck of Natural Stones

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

Learn before you buy! In this useful seminar, Beck provides slide illustrations of various types of turquoise, as well as tips gained from years of experience that will enhance your buying power. Free with Museum Admission; seminar held at MIAC’s O’Keeffe Theater.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16

Navajo Jeweler Michael Roanhorse

Artist’s Talk

1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

Originally from Crystal, NM, on the Navajo Reservation, Roanhorse resides in Santa Fe. The artist draws from his culture, creating new visions of contemporary design. He learned metalsmithing from his father, and has continued to further his knowledge of techniques and designs. He is a painter and a sculptor as well as a jeweler, and his jewelry is often reffered to as three-dimensional sculpture.

Michael has won awards from Indian Market, the Heard Museum, Eiteljorg Museum, and NMAI.

Program held at MIAC’s O’Keeffe Theater.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20

Panel & Book Signing with Native American Leaders

Drs. Momaday, Harjo, Denetdale, and JDs Gover and Maybee

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

Join MIAC for one of the most important events of the year -- a panel discussion and book signing with five leaders shaping the future of Native America.

The basis of the program is "Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations," an exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, and its accompanying book.

Panelists include the esteemed: Dr. N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa), Dr. Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne/Hodulgee Muscogee), Dr. Jennifer Nez Dinetdale (Diné), and Kevin Gover (Pawnee) with Dallin Maybee (Northern Arapaho/Seneca) moderating. Both are attorneys in major cultural leadership roles (as director of NMAI and SWAIA, respectively).

Free with Museum admission. Held at MIAC’s O’Keeffe Theater.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

NEARLY SOLD OUT- Breakfast with the Curators

Dr. Letitia Chambers on MIACís Courage & Compassion Exhibit

8:30 am through 10:30 am

Dr. Letitia Chambers, former director of the Heard Museum, is the curator of Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with Chambers, view a short presentation on female Native sculptors, and a tour of the exhibition with a complimentary copy of our catalog for the show!

Fee is $35; members are $30. Please call 505-476-2169 to register.

Space is limited - especially for this event - and will sell out quickly.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25 through FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

Navajo Weaving Workshop

with Linda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas

10:00 am through 5:00 pm

The Navajo Weaving class at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture has extremely limited space, and it will fill quickly.  

The details: 



  • Tuesday – Friday, August 25 – 28; 10am - 5pm.

  • Cost is $475 – includes pre-warped loom for use in class (looms available to purchase separately after class)

  • Additional $75 materials fee payable first day of class to instructors

  • Payable by check, cash, or major credit card (over the telephone)

Please call Angela at 505-476-1247 or Andy at 505-476-1271 to register. Please note that spaces cannot be held without payment, so credit card is your best option.

Should you call and receive voicemail, please leave your full contact information, or you may try 505-476-1269, our main line – select individuals can register you there, too.

Class takes place in MIAC’s Museum classroom.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

Breakfast with the Curators

Library Director Allison Colborne with

8:30 am through 10:30 am

MIAC/LOA Library Director Allison Colborne concludes the summer Breakfast with the Curators series with "Treasures from the Stack," an opportunity to view rare and unique books and other ephemera from the Laboratory of Anthropology’s Library. And yes, she will pull a folio of Edward Curtis photographs!

Fee is $35; members are $30. Please call 505-476-2169 to register.

Space is limited - especially for this event - and will sell out quickly.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29

Navajo Weavers Talk with Q&A

with Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete

1:00 pm through 2:30 pm

Join us for a talk about these sisters’ family weaving legacy and their deep commitment to keeping the art alive!

This event is free with museum admission.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 through SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

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.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Navajo Jeweler Cody Sanderson

Artist’s Talk

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.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

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.

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!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Second Annual Festival of the Drum

Celebrating Native Music in the Milner Plaza


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15

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.