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FRIDAY, AUGUST 1


Breakfast with the Artist


Estella Loretto


8:30 am through 10:30 am

Breakfast with Estella Loretto, (Jemez Pueblo) who is currently one of a few Native American women working in monumental bronze sculpting. She has studied and trained with mentors including her mother, her grandmother, and most notably with Native American sculptor Allan Houser.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3


Sculpture Exhibit Opening


1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Apache Indian artist Allan Houser is a renowned sculptor, painter and teacher, whose work is featured in museums and in private and corporate collections worldwide.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6


Southwest Pottery Artist Demonstration


1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Native artists from different Southwest tribes will discuss and demonstrate different techniques, clays, and styles of pottery.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8


Breakfast with the Artist


Lee Marmon, Laguna Pueblo Photographer


8:30 am through 10:30 am

Enjoy breakfast with and a presentation by Lee Marmon, Laguna Pueblo Photographer. Lee’s photographs are featured in Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry. Lee will share stories of early Southwestern photographers, highlights of his career as the first Pueblo photographer, and the changes in the Native communities

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9


Turquoise Buying Seminar


Learn Before You Buy


1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

We’re surrounded by turquoise, especially in Santa  Fe. Before you buy, learn what you should be looking for.

Seminar given by Jim Kissock of Kings Trading Company, Santa Fe  

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10


Perspectives and Meanings


Turquoise from Prehistory to the Present: A Lecture Series


2:00 pm through 4:00 pm

"Navajo," the fourth lecture of a five part series. Speaker Fritz Casuse is Navajo, and an award-winning artist known for his sculptural, contemporary jewelry. He shares his skills by teaching at the Poeh Arts Program while continuing to create jewelry, paintings, sculpture and more. This lecture is free with museum admission.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14


Breakfast with the Curators


Maxine McBrinn, Curator of


8:30 am through 10:30 am

Breakfast with Maxine McBrinn, curator of "Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning." The exhibit 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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15


Breakfast with the Artist


Dallin Maybee


8:30 am through 10:30 am

Dallin Maybee (Northern Arapaho/Seneca) was raised on the Cattaraugas Indian Reservation in Western New York, home of the Seneca Nation. Dallin is currently Interim Chief Operating Officer for the Soutwestern Association  of Indian Arts (SWAIA). In addition to being an award-winning artist, international performer and lecturer, Dallin has a Juris Doctorate from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17


Steve La Rance & Marian Denipah Lecture



Steve LaRance(Assiniboine/Hopi)and Marian Denipah(Navajo/Ohkay Owingeh) create jewelry, paintings, and sculptures as individuals and as partners. Their tufa-cast silverwork creates jewelry that are tiny sculptures, set with precious and semi-precious stones, including high-grade turquoise. They use traditional Native design to make pieces that feel creatively contemporary.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 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.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20


Artist Lecture/Demonstration


Dawn Jackson


1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

Dawn Jackson’s, Saginaw Chippewa, painting style reflects the bold and colorful imagery of classic animation, using cel vinyl paint and painting in reverse on layers of clear acetate to create striking depth and dimension.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20


Breakfast with the Artist


John Torres Nez


8:30 am through 10:30 am
Breakfast with John Torres Nez (Navajo) Ph.D., President of Indigenous Fine Art Market (IFAM). IFAM was born in April 2014, out of a positive movement by artists who wanted a voice in how their market is produced. Its inaugural year will include amazing artists from across North America. John comes from the world of archaeology and museum worlds, including as a curator here at MIAC. He is also a bead worker, flint napper, and jeweler.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21


Dawn Jackson, Saginaw Chippewa, Artist Lecture/Demonstration


Cel Vinyl Painting


1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

Dawn Jackson’s painting style reflects the bold and colorful imagery of classic animation, using cel vinyl paint and painting in reverse on layers of clear acctate to create striking depth and dimension.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6


Native American Film Series


New Zealandís Talka Waititiís (Te Whanau a Apanul) film,"Boy"


12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

 

Boy is a 2010 New Zealand coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi and financed by the New Zealand Film Commission. In New Zealand, the film eclipsed previous records for a first week’s box office takings for a local production. Boy went on to become the highest grossing New Zealand film at the local box office. The film will be shown at 12:00pm and 3:00pm     

Films are free with museum admission. Museum members are always free!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13


Native American Film Series


Andrew Okpeaha MacLeanís(Inuplaq) film,


12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

On The Ice, is a suspenseful feature-length drama about two teenage boys who have grown up like brothers in the comfortable claustrophobia of an isolated Alaskan town. Early one morning on a seal hunt with another teenager, an argument between the three boys quickly escalates into a tragic accident. Bonded by their dark secret, the two best friends are forced to create one fabrication after another in order to survive. The shocked boys stumble through guilt-fueled days, avoiding the suspicions of their community as they weave a web of deceit. With their future in the balance, the two boys are forced to explore the limits of friendship and honor. The film will be shown at  12:00pm and 3:00pm Films are free with museum admission. Museum members are always free.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 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.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20


Native American Film


Heather Rea


12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

A chronicle of legendary Native American poet/activist John Trudell’s travels, spoken word performances and politics. Film will be shown ar 12:00pm and 3:00pm Films are free with museum admission. Museum members are always free!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21


Perspectives and Meaning


Turquoise from Prehistory to the Present: A Lecture Series


2:00 pm through 3:00 pm

"Contemporary": the fifth lecture in a five part lecture series. The speaker for the fifth lecture is N. Scott Momaday(Kiowa), renowned poet and novelist. Dr. Momaday was awarded the Pulitzer prize for Fiction in 1969 for his novel, House Made of Dawn. He is considered a founder of the Native American Renaissance, was named Centennial Poet Laureate of Oklahoma, and awarded a National Medal of Arts in 2007. Momaday is also the founder of the Rainy Mountain Foundation and the Buffalo Trust, a nonprofit organization workig to preserve Native American cultures. 

This lecture is free with museum admission.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28


Festival of The Drum


Drums from All Cultures


11:00 am through 4:00 pm

Native and other musical acts in a day long performance. Taiko drummers, Pow Wow drum groups. and Native dancers.

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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 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.

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 culture centers, tribal archives and Native education.  Limited seating, free to the public.

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. MICA classroom, free with museum admission.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9


Veteran’s Day Celebration


Honoring Native American Veterans


1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

A program honoring our Natie American Veterans who have servered and protected our homeland. Free asmission for New Mexico residents on Sundays.

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.