Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture The mission of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology is to inspire appreciation for and knowledge of the diverse native arts, histories, languages, and cultures of the Greater Southwest. Visit us at http://miaclab.org
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A visit to the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is an excellent introduction to the complexity and diversity of the Native American cultures of the region. Here, you can listen to the stories and songs that tell of origins and the long history of the Native people of the Southwest, witness the development of new forms of art, or learn about the contemporary lives and lifeways of the Southwest's indigenous populations. HOURS Open Daily 10am-5pm from May through October Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm from November through April. Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25th, January 1st, and Easter Sunday

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
05/22/2020
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Join MIAC for the video premiere of Innastate's newest song, Seeds.

After winning the Native American Music Award for best debut group 2019, New Mexico’s own reggae/rock band Innastate have been working on new music and content moving forward.

Seeds - one of their newest songs - encapsulates the sentiment and feeling of prolonged trial and error in life. Sometimes life can feel all too heavy but this does not mean we are alone in our struggle. The title itself is a metaphor for the work and heart we put into our world in hopes of it one day blooming and growing into the rewards we will one day reap.

05/22/2020
New Mexico Museum of Art

Please join the New Mexico Museum of Art on Friday, May 22 at 7pm MDT for the eighth performance of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' "Our Fair New Mexico" virtual concert series featuring the Carlos Medina Conjunto. Carlos is a singer, songwriter, actor, and comedian whose musical style is described as psychedelic Mariachi!



The DCA, in partnership with state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, is excited to continue its weekly virtual concert series with musicians living in New Mexico.

The eighth performance of the DCA's "Our Fair New Mexico" virtual concert series, featuring Carlos Medina Conjunto and hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Art.

Singer, songwriter, comedian and actor Carlos Medina was born in Las Vegas, NM. Carlos performs throughout the Southwest with his acoustic trio, 4-piece conjunto, and Mariachi. Most of Medina's repertoire consists of original music based on life experience.

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#NewMexicoMuseumOfArt #NewMexicoCulture #NMCulture

05/22/2020

Join MIAC for the video premiere of Innastate's newest song, Seeds.

After winning the Native American Music Award for best debut group 2019, New Mexico’s own reggae/rock band Innastate have been working on new music and content moving forward.

Seeds - one of their newest songs - encapsulates the sentiment and feeling of prolonged trial and error in life. Sometimes life can feel all too heavy but this does not mean we are alone in our struggle. The title itself is a metaphor for the work and heart we put into our world in hopes of it one day blooming and growing into the rewards we will one day reap.

Oscar-winning actor Wes Studi is doing his part to help bring COVID-19 relief to the tribes. The coronavirus is a greate...
05/21/2020
#NativeHope | Wes Studi 4 COVID Relief

Oscar-winning actor Wes Studi is doing his part to help bring COVID-19 relief to the tribes.

The coronavirus is a greater risk for Native Americans, especially on the reservations. Watch the video to learn why.

Then please share the video and this link – NativePartnership.org/COVIDrelief – with #COVID19 #NativeHope.

Watch this video as Wes Studi advocates for Native American communities that have been hard hit by COVID-19, then share the video. #NativeHope

"With the money filtered through speculators and state governments, most of these universities never knew where their bo...
05/18/2020
Opinion | Ask Who Paid for America’s Universities

"With the money filtered through speculators and state governments, most of these universities never knew where their bounty came from and never bothered to ask."

Cornell, Virginia Tech, Ohio State and many more were created with wealth stolen from Indigenous people.

05/15/2020
Museum of International Folk Art

Please join us on Friday, May 15 7:00 pm MDT for the seventh performance of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' "Our Fair New Mexico" virtual concert series featuring an acoustic conjunto from Northern New Mexico, Lone Piñon!

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), in partnership with state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, is excited to continue its weekly virtual concert series with musicians living in New Mexico.

View here: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalFolkArt/videos/195784604757196/

This is the seventh performance of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' "Our Fair New Mexico" virtual concert series featuring an acoustic conjunto from Northern New Mexico, Lone Piñon. This concert is in conjunction with the exhibition Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico, funded by the International Folk Art Foundation.

Lone Piñon is a New Mexican string band, whose music celebrates the cultural roots of its members. With fiddles, upright bass, accordions, vihuela, mandolin, guitars and jarana huasteca complimented by vocals in Spanish, English, Nahuatl, and P’urepecha, Lone Piñon play a wide spectrum of the traditional music that is at home in New Mexico.

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), in partnership with state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, is excited to continue its weekly virtual concert series with musicians living in New Mexico.

U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland's opinion piece on oil drilling near Chaco Canyon.
05/13/2020
OPINION | BLM silences voices during pandemic

U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland's opinion piece on oil drilling near Chaco Canyon.

OPINION | In the midst of the current public health and economic crisis, President Trump's Department of the I ...

"The virus has spread rapidly among the Navajo since the first case was confirmed at the end of March, even though the t...
05/12/2020
Navajo nation reels under weight of coronavirus – and history of broken promises

"The virus has spread rapidly among the Navajo since the first case was confirmed at the end of March, even though the tribal government was among the first to issue a stay-at-home order, lock down schools and business, and impose evening and weekend curfews."

The Native American tribe has the highest per-capita infection rate after New York and New Jersey but has a fraction of the resources

"Indigenous design is rooted in sustainability. Whether it’s contemporary or traditional works, Indigenous artists in No...
05/11/2020
15 Indigenous Designers on What Sustainable Fashion Is Missing

"Indigenous design is rooted in sustainability. Whether it’s contemporary or traditional works, Indigenous artists in North America today approach their creation process in the same way that their ancestors did: with a mutual respect for nature and the world that they live in."

“When we harvest materials, there is an understanding of how we are connected to the materials, and the cycles that need to take place in order for those materials to exist.”

05/10/2020
Our Fair New Mexico: A Virtual Concert for Mother's Day featuring Jacob Shije

A special Mother's Day concert in the virtual series features Jacob Shije, and is hosted by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. After years of performing with bands from high school and college, Shije decided to become a solo artist in 2019, releasing his debut single “Hide the Heartbreak” on multiple streaming platforms. Since then, he has performed throughout the Southwest as both a solo artist and as a member of the Levi Platero Band.

Shije is inspired by many musical artists, including John Mayer, Michael McDonald, and The Beatles. He has also produced his own music, which has been described as “rhythmically groovy and sonically vivid with vintage textures." Shije’s music is available on most streaming platforms, including Sound Cloud.

#NMCulture

The Museum of Indian Arts + Culture, one of four museums in the Museum of New Mexico system, is a premier repository of ...
05/10/2020

The Museum of Indian Arts + Culture, one of four museums in the Museum of New Mexico system, is a premier repository of Native art and material culture and tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary art. The museum serves a diverse, multicultural audience through changing exhibitions, public lectures, field trips, artist residencies, and other educational programs.

Sunday, May 10, at 1pm!
05/08/2020

Sunday, May 10, at 1pm!

This Sunday, tune in at 1pm and hear the music of Jacob Shije... streamed through our page. This performance is...
05/07/2020

This Sunday, tune in at 1pm and hear the music of Jacob Shije... streamed through our page. This performance is part of the "Our Fair New Mexico" concert series.

i’m so excited to be performing for the “Our Fair New Mexico” concert series!

watch the live performance on the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture page this Sunday - May 10 at 1pm!

There's a webinar tomorrow we thought you might find interesting! The Native Nations Institute (University of Arizona) i...
05/06/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Hopi Food Sovereignty Through Farming and Coalitions Webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

There's a webinar tomorrow we thought you might find interesting! The Native Nations Institute (University of Arizona) is hosting a webinar, “Hopi Food Sovereignty Through Farming and Coalitions,” at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on May 7. The presenters will talk about Hopi Food Sovereignty from their own experiences and work. One highlight will be a presentation on the Natwani Coalition and how the non-profit organization’s initiatives help to preserve Hopi farming traditions, strengthen the local Hopi food system and develop innovative sustainable strategies to promote wellness through “itam naapyani” or “doing the work ourselves.” Another highlight will be the resiliency of Hopi agriculture and what makes it so resilient and how conversation programs can reinforce American Indian Identity and culture. Register: https://bit.ly/2W8549Z. More information: https://bit.ly/2L0tqvS.

The presenters will talk about Hopi Food Sovereignty from their own experiences and work. One highlight will be a presentation on the Natwani Coalition and how the non-profit organization’s initiatives help to preserve Hopi farming traditions, strengthen the local Hopi food system and develop inno...

The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs announced the reestablishment of the White House Council on Native A...
05/04/2020
A direct line at the White House

The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs announced the reestablishment of the White House Council on Native American Affairs to be headed by Tyler Fish, Cherokee and Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

Tyler Fish, Cherokee and Muscogee (Creek) Nation, tapped to lead White House Council on Native American Affairs

05/01/2020
New Mexico Historic Sites

Please join us tonight at 7pm! Click through for more information.

The fourth performance of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs "Our Fair New Mexico" virtual concert series features Native American flute artist, educator, and performer Marlon Magdalena of Jemez Pueblo. Hosted by New Mexico Historic Sites in conjunction with Jemez Historic Site, the concert will premiere on the Historic Sites page at 7 pm on Friday, May 1, 2020.

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), in partnership with state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, is excited to continue its weekly virtual concert series with musicians living in New Mexico.

Calling all green thumbs! Tewa Women United has compiled a list of where to find seeds. Check it out.
04/30/2020
Seed Resources for Our Communities |

Calling all green thumbs! Tewa Women United has compiled a list of where to find seeds. Check it out.

Beata Tsosie-Peña, coordinator of our Española Healing Foods Oasis, has compiled this list of places where you can find seeds to plant this season.

Click here to see the biographical film of Diego Romero with closed captioning! Then visit his show, Diego Romero Vs. Th...
04/30/2020
MIACDiegoExhibitFinalSubtitles.mov

Click here to see the biographical film of Diego Romero with closed captioning! Then visit his show, Diego Romero Vs. The End of Art, when we reopen!

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The federal government is now seeking public comment on the future of one of the most significant cultural sites in the ...
04/28/2020

The federal government is now seeking public comment on the future of one of the most significant cultural sites in the United States, the Chaco Culture Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico. In late February 2020, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), announced proposed revisions to the park’s management in a draft Farmington Mancos-Gallup Resource Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement. These are the first revisions put forward by the agencies since 2003. The public comment period ends on May 28, 2020.

Visit: https://culturalpropertynews.org/chaco-cultural-region-public-comment-on-management-plan/

"Communities of color are not more susceptible to coronavirus, but because of years of unequal access to healthcare, cle...
04/27/2020
Native Americans being left out of US coronavirus data and labelled as 'other'

"Communities of color are not more susceptible to coronavirus, but because of years of unequal access to healthcare, clean water and nutritious food, they are at greater risk of developing complications."

Misclassification raises fears of hidden health emergencies in one of the country’s most vulnerable populations

04/24/2020
Museum of International Folk Art

Join your Department of Cultural Affairs for this third concert... this evening at 7pm!

This is the third performance of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' "Our Fair New Mexico" virtual concert series featuring Northern New Mexican, bilingual singer-songwriter, Lara Manzanares. This concert is in conjunction with and was filmed at the exhibition Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico, funded by the International Folk Art Foundation.

Read this letter in the newspaper from New Mexico and Texas' 20 Pueblo nations and then check out our panel discussion o...
04/23/2020
Interior must put Chaco planning on hold

Read this letter in the newspaper from New Mexico and Texas' 20 Pueblo nations and then check out our panel discussion on the Standing Rock exhibit we featured last year at MIAC. You can find the panel discussion at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsRTDjPCEgA&t=33s.

The 20 Pueblo nations of New Mexico and Texas have joined nationwide and statewide COVID-19 response efforts. At the direction of leadership, Pueblo governments continue prioritizing and maximizing staffing capacity

"Different dialects of the Tewa language are spoken by just six pueblos in New Mexico. Tewa is considered severely endan...
04/22/2020
Native Voices vs. Virus

"Different dialects of the Tewa language are spoken by just six pueblos in New Mexico. Tewa is considered severely endangered by UNESCO because there are only roughly 1,200 speakers, and most of them are elderly. For languages such as this, time and now the pandemic are working against them."

Native languages face new threat from COVID-19, but Indigenous programs adapt

04/21/2020
Laurie Webster - Latest Findings from the Cedar Mesa Perishables Project

From our friends at the Verde Valley Archaeology Center. The Archaeological Research Collections at MIAC is happy to announce, one of the researchers - Louie Garcia (Tiwa / Piro) from the Cedar Mesa Perishable Project, will be presenting at MIAC this summer as part of a Heritage Preservation Speaker Series. Check out this presentation and stay tuned for more details about Louie's talk.

Laurie D. Webster (PhD University of Arizona 1997) is an independent researcher with institutional affiliations at the University of Arizona, Northern Arizon...

"The coronavirus threatens Indian Country more than other populations. Far too many Native Americans are susceptible to ...
04/20/2020
Coronavirus has changed everything in Indian Country

"The coronavirus threatens Indian Country more than other populations. Far too many Native Americans are susceptible to this virus because of existing health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and asthma. But the trigger for spread of the virus is the lack of housing on Indian lands. With multiple generations of families living under one roof, this virus poses a unique challenge to tribal leaders nationwide."

Tribal leaders throughout Indian Country are making difficult decisions to protect our children, our communities, and our future

04/17/2020
National Hispanic Cultural Center

Join tonight's concert, sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs!

The second concert in the NM Department of Cultural Affairs “Our Fair New Mexico” virtual concert series features musician Otilio Ruiz, and is hosted by the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Ruiz, who has been playing music since the age of 13, studied at the Music Conservatory in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, and is a former member of the international companies Tlen-Huicani, at the University of Veracruz, and Achille-Zavata, based in Paris.

Ruiz currently teaches at Albuquerque Public Schools and is the musical director of La Rondalla de Alburquerque. His family is working together to bring jarocho music from Veracruz, Mexico, to new generations.

04/17/2020
National Hispanic Cultural Center

Tonight, at 7pm!

The second concert in the NM Department of Cultural Affairs “Our Fair New Mexico” virtual concert series features musician Otilio Ruiz, and is hosted by the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Ruiz, who has been playing music since the age of 13, studied at the Music Conservatory in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, and is a former member of the international companies Tlen-Huicani, at the University of Veracruz, and Achille-Zavata, based in Paris.

Ruiz currently teaches at Albuquerque Public Schools and is the musical director of La Rondalla de Alburquerque. His family is working together to bring jarocho music from Veracruz, Mexico, to new generations.

“It’s a great move,” said Adrienne Keene, a professor at Brown University, author of the popular Native Appropriations b...
04/16/2020
Land O’Lakes quietly gets rid of iconic Indian maiden mascot - Minnesota Reformer

“It’s a great move,” said Adrienne Keene, a professor at Brown University, author of the popular Native Appropriations blog and citizen of the Cherokee Nation. “It makes me really happy to think that there’s now going to be an entire generation of folks that are growing up without having to see that every time they walk in the grocery store.”

For nearly a century, the Land O’Lakes Indian maiden has kneeled by the side of a blue lake holding out an offering of a 4-stick box of butter. No more. The Minnesota-based farmer cooperative announced earlier this year it redesigned its packaging to focus on celebrating farmers ahead of its 100th...

04/15/2020
Adriel Heisey interview for Oblique Views

Last week we showed you photographs from our exhibition Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time. If you're curious about Adriel Heisey's method of photographing large landscapes, this short video from the exhibit is worth watching!

In this video, part of the exhibit Oblique Views at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, pilot / photographer Adriel Heisey talks about his wor...

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710 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM
87505-7511

Ride the Santa Fe Trails 'M' line from the plaza to Museum Hill, or take the shuttle up from the downtown Railrunner stop.

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The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is located on beautiful Museum Hill at 710 Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The museum is open Daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. May through October, and open Tuesdays through Sundays 10:00am to 5:00pm. November through April, Our admission prices are listed here http://www.indianartsandculture.org/hours . We are always free for youth and children 16 and under. Free for NM residents on Sundays and Free for NM seniors on Wednesday. Free Parking on Museum Hill. If you are looking for more information about the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, please visit http://www.indianartsandculture.org/.

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Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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I love Indian art
I love this art piece by Seidel Standing Elk.
Everyone Please Help us STOP The Contractors and development people from ..... Digging Up Native Indian Burials at The ALAMO In San Antonio Tx! We're Having a Rally and Protest on Dec 8th please get Involved!! This Is SACRED LAND!!!
Good find.
Just some of the beautiful woven rugs/mats I've have the privelage to work on. Hope you enjoy!!
I am interested in purchasing these signed lithographs but have no idea of the value. Can you help? They are in an antique sore and I love them, but don’t love the price.
Amamos esse lugar! Lindo demais!
"Thanks for the invite !"
People should learn the truth about your cultures.
Native American artwork deserves some respect. This is an honor to Native Americans. Always show tact for artwork, including your own.
Was there many years ago, loved it