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The Laboratory of Anthropology Library holds its always anticipated 21st Book Sale
OCTOBER 14, 2014
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.

Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women
OCTOBER 14, 2014
First exhibit of its kind featuring leading American Indian Women sculptors of 20th and 21st centuries   Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Nov. 2, 2014 and runs through Oct. 19, 2015. The exhibition features figures of women sculpted by seven American Indian women artists.  Most of the ten works on view will be in the museum’s outdoor Roland Sculpture Garden. There is a long history of sculpting among the indigenous peoples of the Americas. The artists in Courage and Compassion , while contemporary in their approach are steeped in tradition. Using the same materials as their ancestors did thousands of years ago, the works presented draw on cultural influences of those who have gone before

A Tribe Called Red in Concert on Museum Hill
AUGUST 14, 2014
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in collaboration with The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will present a live concert with acclaimed Native group, A Tribe Called Red. The three-man First Nation’s crew is one of Canada’s most prestigious groups. The event will be on Thursday, August 21 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology which is located on Museum Hill at 710 Camino Lejo, off Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe, N.M. with free admission and doors opening at 8 p.m.

NATIVE AMERICAN PORTRAITS EXHIBITION MOVES TO LARGER GALLERY AT MIAC
JANUARY 31, 2014
The photo show Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry , which debuted at the New Mexico History Museum, moves to a gallery roughly double the size at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture on February 16, 2014, where the exhibition will be enlarged with about 10 more photos for a total of more than 75 historic and contemporary Native American Portraits.

Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning
JANUARY 1, 2014
Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning, opening April 13, 2014 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 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. People in the Southwest have used turquoise for jewelry and ceremonial purposes and traded valuable stones both within and outside the region for over a thousand years. Turquoise, Water, Sky presents hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrating how the stone was used and its deep significance to the people of the region. This comprehensive consideration of the stone runs through May 2 2016.

A Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Triumph
OCTOBER 27, 2013
A 1974 Triumph TRB decorated by Hopi Tewa artist Dan Namingha and nine other Native American artists is parked in the lobby of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), a symbol of a broadened approach by the museum to create partnerships with other area institutions that share a mission in honoring and perpetuating Native art and education. The 1974 Triumph was donated this summer by Dr. Elizabeth Sackler, the founder and president of the American Indian Ritual Object Reparation Foundation and a key figure in arts education and philanthropy. Sackler is the founding president of the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Sackler also is responsible for the gift of The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago to the Brooklyn Museum, where it is permanently installed in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Warrior and Dr. Sackler agreed the car was the perfect symbol of collaboration to mark the beginning of MIAC’s partnership with IAIA.

Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest
SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
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.

What’s New in New: Recent Acquisitions
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
What’s New in New: Recent Acquisitions is the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s annual exhibition of new acquisitions celebrating the gallery’s namesake, Lloyd Kiva New . What’s New in New opens on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. and runs through December 30, 2013.

What’s New in New: Recent Acquisitions
JANUARY 29, 2013
What’s New in New: Recent Acquisitions is the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s annual exhibition of new acquisitions celebrating the gallery’s namesake, Lloyd Kiva New . What’s New in New opens on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. and runs through December 30, 2013. The Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico will serve refreshments in honor of Kiva New’s birthday anniversary.

Margarete Bagshaw: Breaking the Rules
DECEMBER 30, 2012
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture will present a major retrospective spanning 20 years of the self-taught artist Margarete Bagshaw. Opening February 12, 2012,  Margarete Bagshaw: Breaking the Rules will feature more than 30 paintings (some on sculpted wood panels), bronze and clay as wall art and multi-colored ceramic vessels that demonstrate the breadth and multi-dimensionality of her work. The exhibition runs through December 30, 2012.

Woven Identities
JULY 29, 2012
For the first time in over 30 years, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture opens a major exhibition of North American Indian baskets on Sunday, November 20, 2011. The exhibition runs through February 23, 2014.

Summer of Baskets: Demonstrations and Workshops
JUNE 18, 2012
In conjunction with the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture’s exhibition Woven Identities: Basketry Art from the Collections a series of basketry programming is offered over the course of three weekends this summer; June 23 and 24, July 7 and 8, and August 4 and 5. Workshops run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MIAC classroom, with an hour break for lunch. Lunch is not provided, please plan to bring your own lunch or purchase one from Museum Hill Café during the break. Cost is $25 per person or $15 for youth and students (ages 10 and over). Space is limited and preregistration is required.  Please call 505-982-5057 for tickets or purchase in person at the MIAC gift shop. The public may call 505-476-1271 for more information.  Demonstrations are free with museum admission. Museum admission for Sunday demonstrations is FREE to New Mexico residents and children under 17.