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.
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Visit us at http://miaclab.org 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

Operating as usual

Due to hazardous road and weather conditions, MIAC will be closed Sunday, February 14. We apologize for the inconvenienc...
02/14/2021

Due to hazardous road and weather conditions, MIAC will be closed Sunday, February 14. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Meanwhile, please continue to visit MIAC's virtual and online exhibits from the comfort of your own home at the following link:

http://miaclab.org/online-exhibitions/

Apache Mountain Spirit Dancer by Craig Dan Goseyun (Photo Credit: Joaquin Gallegos, MIAC Security).

02/14/2021

Due to increasingly hazardous road and weather conditions, the museum will be closed Sunday, February 14. We apologize for the inconvenience.

This #TalentedTuesday , check out the latest iteration of our Artist and Scholar Dialogue series. This week, Diego Romer...
02/09/2021

This #TalentedTuesday , check out the latest iteration of our Artist and Scholar Dialogue series. This week, Diego Romero (Cochiti Pueblo) and Cara Romero (Chemehuevi) chat with Lillia McEnaney about their individual artistic practices and trajectories, the impact the pandemic has had on their work, and give us a sneak peak into some exciting upcoming projects. To watch this installment visit our MIAC YouTube Chanel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR30J12tO3J_3TsYlvgByKFr5G7qDzjOKzNst1khIia0nNcYdyZ1VTh0RFY&v=6Sp2AkjysCc&feature=youtu.be

Don't forget to check out Karen Abeita in our Pottery Demonstration Series tomorrow, Wednesday February 10th at 10:00am ...
02/09/2021
Artist's touch: Museum presents online Native pottery demonstration

Don't forget to check out Karen Abeita in our Pottery Demonstration Series tomorrow, Wednesday February 10th at 10:00am MST! You can register for the event at this link: https://nmculture-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Oseu5LZbTkGXKfitSfrsOg?fbclid=IwAR21b1kCkkBMbZrQsWJstjgrmFrCO0t-nuL_iwghFR2Mw-MXSqsiEEEZA3c

MIAC's Pottery Demonstration series was also recently featured in the ABQ journal, which you can read about at this link: https://www.abqjournal.com/2355939/artists-touch.html

Museum presents online Native pottery demonstration

We are open! Our hours will be Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 4pm (closed Mondays). FREE ADMISSION for the month! We lo...
02/06/2021

We are open! Our hours will be Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 4pm (closed Mondays). FREE ADMISSION for the month!

We look forward to your visit, and remind you to bring and wear your required face mask. We have been hard at work preparing our facility for your return, following all COVID-safe practices.
For further information and to learn more about how we are keeping you safe, please visit our website at this link: http://miaclab.org. See you soon!

MIAC is so excited to announce that we will be opening to the public again tomorrow, Thursday February 4th. Our hours wi...
02/03/2021

MIAC is so excited to announce that we will be opening to the public again tomorrow, Thursday February 4th. Our hours will be Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 4pm (closed Mondays).

We look forward to your visit, and remind you to bring and wear your required face mask. We have been hard at work preparing our facility for your return, following all COVID-safe practices.

For further information and to learn more about how we are keeping you safe, please visit our website at this link: http://miaclab.org. See you soon!

MIAC receives $500,000 from JoAnn and Bob Balzer for a new contemporary-focused gallery."I think it's going to be a real...
02/03/2021
MIAC Receives Half-Million Dollar Gift

MIAC receives $500,000 from JoAnn and Bob Balzer for a new contemporary-focused gallery.

"I think it's going to be a really exciting space and a changing gallery. It's been on our wish list for so long," MIAC Director Della Warrior says. "We'll have new art forms, we'll showcase some of the excellent art that is winning awards in various Native markets. I've been totally elated. The timing was right. It was meant to be."

To read more visit this link to a story by the Santa Fe Reporter:

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture to open contemporary gallery in 2022

There's lots of dust and memories abound as construction work continues in our Here, Now and Always exhibit. Thanks to R...
01/29/2021

There's lots of dust and memories abound as construction work continues in our Here, Now and Always exhibit. Thanks to R & M Construction team for getting this done. Stay tuned for further exciting developments!

This #TalentedTuesday, check out the latest iteration of our Artist and Scholar Dialogue series. This week, Diego Romero...
01/26/2021
Meet the Artists: Diego Romero (Cochiti Pueblo) and Cara Romero (Chemehuevi Indian Tribe)

This #TalentedTuesday, check out the latest iteration of our Artist and Scholar Dialogue series. This week, Diego Romero (Cochiti Pueblo) and Cara Romero (Chemehuevi) chat with Lillia McEnaney about their individual artistic practices and trajectories, the impact the pandemic has had on their work, and give us a sneak peak into some exciting upcoming projects.

https://youtu.be/6Sp2AkjysCc

This iteration of our Artist and Scholar Dialogue series highlights Diego and Cara Romero. Diego Romero is a potter from Cochiti Pueblo, and Cara Romero is a...

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Imagine Your Story series highlights activities and experiences by Indigenous pe...
01/14/2021
DoreaGarciaStory

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Imagine Your Story series highlights activities and experiences by Indigenous peoples and communities. This series is geared toward K-12 students, schools and libraries to provide additional insights into Indigenous ways of learning.

In this video Artist Dorea Garcia (Ohkay Owingeh/Zuni Pueblo) shares her stories and influences of creating artwork . Dorea works in a variety of artistic mediums but what remains central are her connections to family and nature. On your next walk take some time to observe your natural surroundings. What do you see in the sky or crawling by that might influence your own paintings? According to Dorea, "every design represents a story." We hope students and communities can learn something new about what it means to Imagine Your Story. This series is funded by the Sternberger Foundation. #ImagineYourStory

https://youtu.be/-5dm-6MzD68

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Imagine Your Story series highlights activities and experiences by Indigenous peoples and communities. This series is...

This #TalentedTuesday, visit with Lorraine Gala Lewis (Laguna Pueblo/Taos Pueblo/Hopi) in the newest iteration of our Ar...
01/12/2021
Meet the Artist: Lorraine Gala Lewis (Laguna, Taos, and Hopi)

This #TalentedTuesday, visit with Lorraine Gala Lewis (Laguna Pueblo/Taos Pueblo/Hopi) in the newest iteration of our Artists & Scholar Dialogue Series. In an interview with Lillia McEnaney, Gala Lewis talks about how ancestral processes and designs inform her contemporary ceramic pieces.

https://youtu.be/EB_CbxQQPSs

Lorraine Gala Lewis is a potter who is known for gaining inspiration from Ancestral Pueblo motifs, shapes, and styles. In discussing her work with King Galle...

Today, de-installation of "Voices of the Clay: San Ildefonso Pottery, 1600-1930" is well underway. It was an honor to ha...
01/11/2021

Today, de-installation of "Voices of the Clay: San Ildefonso Pottery, 1600-1930" is well underway. It was an honor to have this exhibit featured. You can continue to view this exhibit virtually on our website. Stay tuned for a spring announcement on an another exciting exhibit!

To kick off 2021, we are launching a virtual tour of our current exhibition, Diego Romero vs. the End of Art! Diego Rome...
01/02/2021
Explore Diego Romero Vs The End Of Art - MIAC in 3D

To kick off 2021, we are launching a virtual tour of our current exhibition, Diego Romero vs. the End of Art!

Diego Romero vs. the End of Art is a dynamic exploration of a Cochiti Pueblo artist’s journey through life as depicted through his work. For decades, California-born Cochiti potter Diego Romero has created renowned historical and autobiographical artworks. Acclaimed for his neo-Mimbres pottery illustrating Pueblo Indian history, his father’s Korean War stories, and his relationships with women, family, substances and art, Romero’s work lays bare the life of one Native artist and Native history.

Until we are able to reopen, visit with Diego Romero’s stunning ceramics from the comfort and safety of your home.
View the exhibition here: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=2ZCajYqvgWg

Matterport 3D Showcase

12/29/2020

This #TalentedTuesday, visit with local Native artists on our YouTube channel. Our 2020 Artist and Scholar Dialogue Series features curatorial conversations with Jhane Myers (Comanche/Blackfeet), Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), Loren Aragon (Acoma Pueblo), Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, and European), and several more.

This series is continuing into the new year, so stay tuned for more!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpByf0zT8uFuvS4QBK1GYQxDpo2m2fYri

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Imagine Your Story series highlights activities and experiences by Indigenous pe...
12/28/2020
Francis Vigil Story

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Imagine Your Story series highlights activities and experiences by Indigenous peoples and communities. This series is geared toward K-12 students, schools and libraries to provide additional insights into Indigenous ways of learning.

In this video Francis Vigil (Zia Pueblo/Jemez Pueblo/Jicarilla Apache) and family share a glimpse into their world of being Native and deaf. Sign language is one of the oldest forms of communication and is an example of how our hands also become storytellers and story makers. We hope students and communities can learn something new about what it means to Imagine Your Story. This series is funded by the Sternberger Foundation. #ImagineYourStory

https://youtu.be/EXiEeztB6eU

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Imagine Your Story series highlights activities and experiences by Indigenous peoples and communities. This series is...

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Imagine Your Story series highlights activities and experiences by Indigenous pe...
12/24/2020
Talavai Denipah Cook Story

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Imagine Your Story series highlights activities and experiences by Indigenous peoples and communities. This series is geared toward K-12 students, schools and libraries to provide additional insights into Indigenous ways of learning.

In this video Talavai Denipah Cook (Ohkay Owigeh/Hopi/Navajo Nation), shares her Khuu Khan Tsawa Itomande or blue corn tamale making activity. Blue corn is central to Indigenous peoples not only for its nutrients, but remains a seminal component of storytelling and subsistence. We hope students and communities can learn something new about what it means to Imagine Your Story.

This series is funded by the Sternberger Foundation. #ImagineYourStory #NMTraditions

https://youtu.be/9XVqQboivqw

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Imagine Your Story series highlights activities and experiences by Indigenous peoples and communities. This series is...

This #TalentedTuesday, check out the most recent iteration of our Artist and Scholar dialogue series. This week, Lillia ...
12/22/2020

This #TalentedTuesday, check out the most recent iteration of our Artist and Scholar dialogue series. This week, Lillia McEnaney chats with Kathy Whitman-Elk Woman (Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara) to discuss her current projects and outlook on the state of Native art in 2020.

https://youtu.be/GsWYgHHAe4s

If you missed our Baking with Norma event yesterday, you can now check it out on MIAC's YouTube page. Be sure to follow ...
12/21/2020
Baking with Norma: Blue Corn Muffins

If you missed our Baking with Norma event yesterday, you can now check it out on MIAC's YouTube page. Be sure to follow along with the recipe listed in the video's description to make your own delicious blue corn muffins!

#NMTraditions

https://youtu.be/ONXTnDwd40s

Live event recording: The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is excited to present a horno cooking demonstration with Norma Naranjo streamed via Zoom at 4 p.m. ...

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Imagine Your Story series highlights activities and experiences by Indigenous pe...
12/17/2020
Ehren Kee Natay Story

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Imagine Your Story series highlights activities and experiences by Indigenous peoples and communities. This series is geared toward K-12 students, schools and libraries to provide additional insights into Indigenous ways of learning.

In this video Ehren Kee Natay and Colin White (Kewa/Diné ) share their music and dance in honor of Rock Your Mocs 2020. This video highlights the pride of Indigenous peoples by claiming that "we're still here" and that Rockin' Your Mocs is not limited to one time a year. We encourage students and community members to get up and try some of these fancy dance moves!

This series is funded by the Sternberger Foundation. #ImagineYourStory

https://youtu.be/b2RdnvN85OU

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Imagine Your Story series highlights activities and experiences by Indigenous peoples and communities. This series is...

This #TalentedTuesday, check out the newest installment of our artist and scholar dialogues series. This week, Lillia Mc...
12/15/2020
Meet the Artist: Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, and European)

This #TalentedTuesday, check out the newest installment of our artist and scholar dialogues series. This week, Lillia McEnaney chats with Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, and European), a multidisciplinary artist who combines social collaboration with craft to visually communicate stories about contemporary Indigenity. In this conversation, Luger talks about his current and future projects, the historical contexts behind his work, and his overall approach to art-making.

https://youtu.be/MLICccc-mKA

Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, and European) is a multidisciplinary artist who combines social collaboration with craft to visually ...

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Imagine Your Story series highlights activities and experiences by Indigenous pe...
12/14/2020
Mercedes Beckerhoff Story

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Imagine Your Story series highlights activities and experiences by Indigenous peoples and communities. This series is geared toward K-12 students, schools and libraries to provide additional insights into Indigenous ways of learning.

In this video Mercedes Beckerhoff (Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares her pressed flower and card making activity for kids and families to do at home. Her activity is influenced by nature and all the colors that surround our everyday. The possibilities and designs are endless. What will you write in your card? What flowers will you choose? We hope students and communities can learn something new about what it means to Imagine Your Story. This series is funded by the Sternberger Foundation. #ImagineYourStory

https://youtu.be/-JYbeFLtGU0

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Imagine Your Story series highlights activities and experiences by Indigenous peoples and communities. This series is...

On November 30th, MIAC hosted a virtual panel discussion to celebrate the closing of our temporary exhibition, "Voices o...
12/11/2020
Closing Panel Discussion: Voices of the Clay--San Ildefonso Pottery 1600-1930

On November 30th, MIAC hosted a virtual panel discussion to celebrate the closing of our temporary exhibition, "Voices of the Clay: San Ildefonso Pottery 1600—1930." Moderated by Lillia McEnaney, the panelists included Erik Fender (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Dr. Joseph (Woody) Aguilar (San Ildefonso Pueblo), and Dr. Bruce Bernstein.

See a recording of the panel on our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/J8f_9zjjWUU

Live Event Recording:Join exhibition co-curators Russell Sanchez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Erik Fender (San Ildefonso Pueblo), and Dr. Bruce Bernstein, as well...

Last month, we launched MIAC’s November speaker series, “Indigenous Storytelling in Art and Literature,” co-hosted by De...
12/10/2020

Last month, we launched MIAC’s November speaker series, “Indigenous Storytelling in Art and Literature,” co-hosted by Deputy Director Dr. Matthew Martinez (Ohkay Owingeh) and Curatorial Assistant Lillia McEnaney. See the link at the bottom of this post to watch the final installment of this series.

According to Dr. Reese, (Nambé Owingeh), less than 1% of children’s books published in the United States include American Indian characters or authors. These conversations are an extension of MIAC’s ongoing work with local schools and educators, and is meant to serve as a resource for New Mexicans to learn about Indigenous communities throughout the Southwest.

Our final speaker is Arigon Starr (Kickapoo). Arigon Starr is a Kickapoo singer, actor, playwright, and comic book writer known for her one-woman shows. She has won numerous awards for her music, art, and plays, including the Native American Music Awards for Best Independent Recording in 1999 and Songwriter of the Year in 2007. In 2016, Starr edited the graphic novel “Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers,” which was named one of the American Library Association’s 2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Starr has stated that her writings are intended to counter negative Indigenous stereotypes. She is the first Native American woman to have her own record label: "Wacky Productions" and has created four albums under this label.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KclEr8o-jqA&t=1s

This #TalentedTuesday, visit with Joe Cajero (Jemez Pueblo) and Althea Cajero (Santo Domingo Pueblo/Acoma Pueblo), MIAC'...
12/08/2020
Meet the Artists: Joe (Jemez Pueblo) and Althea Cajero (Santo Domingo Pueblo/Acoma Pueblo)

This #TalentedTuesday, visit with Joe Cajero (Jemez Pueblo) and Althea Cajero (Santo Domingo Pueblo/Acoma Pueblo), MIAC's 2014 Living Treasures awardees. In an interview with Lillia McEnaney premiering this afternoon, learn about their individual artistic journeys, creative practices, and how the pandemic has changed their work.

https://youtu.be/6Vlqcu_X1HY

Joe and Althea Cajero are each multi-talented and interdisciplinary artists in their own right, and this interview--part of MIAC's 2020 Artist and Scholar Di...

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Imagine Your Story series highlights activities and experiences by Indigenous pe...
12/07/2020
ShandienLaranceStory

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Imagine Your Story series highlights activities and experiences by Indigenous peoples and communities. This series is geared toward K-12 students, schools and libraries to provide additional insights into Indigenous ways of learning.

In this video ShanDien Sonwai LaRance (Hopi, Tewa, Navajo and Assiniboine) shares her Hoop Dancing passion. How can dance be a way of storytelling? Do students see similarities of Hoop Dance formations and other images created in traditional artwork such as pottery and weavings? We hope students and communities can learn something new about what it means to Imagine Your Story. This series is funded by the Sternberger Foundation. #ImagineYouStory #NewMexicoCulture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ2DIxQreH0&feature=youtu.be

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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.

General information

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/.

Opening Hours

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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(505) 476-1269

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Is the virtual speaker series continuing today with Arigon Starr?
Just wanted to share my prized possession I have in my great room.
This was a really excellent discussion. Dr. Reese is a great resource for Native writing... everyone can learn from this discussion of reviewing materials and Native American representation in books today.
Has the storyteller started ye
Our Beautiful Museum Hill Cafe on Milner Plaza. Delicious food & friendly staff. Highly recommended. #museumhill #museumhillcafe #indian #museum 
I understand there was a showing of painter Leslie JaKakobovits? Would like to know about this please & Thank you.
"Joe Garcia's Soldiers" from San Juan Pueblo
Ojibway artist IceBear just completed the restoration of a composite material sculpture originally installed in 2001. It is located on the harbour front in Victoria, BC, and titled Four Winds. Photos and videos of the restoration process is on his page, IceBear Studios. It is placed with its back to the prevailing winds from the ocean. The north wind blows her ice breath into the world, and Nanabush’s huge claws are warning of much destruction across the lands if humans continue their careless ways. Since this pieces was created, much of what it forecast has come to pass. On the other side, out of view, is a frog...to speak for the amphibians who are vanishing at a rapid rate all over the world. And Thunderbird has his face to the sky, ready to carry messages, and offering hope to those who will listen and act. Overhead, an amorphous cloud hovers, what shape it will take is up to us. North Wind, here also representing Mother Earth, originally had a completely clear breath. Over the years, it has yellowed, and despite best efforts by the artist, could not be returned to its original brilliance. Much like the air and water we breath.
Sold! at Native Treasures, thank you! Final step Varnish. Oil on canvas. Osage Artist Dante Biss-Grayson: 2020 Virtual Indian Market participant! August 1-31 at swaia.org #art MoMA The Museum of Modern Art #santafeart #swaia http://dantebissgrayson.faso.com/
Did you record the lecture on Chaco and Cahokia Mounds (Wed @noon?). Over 300 people were interested and the event was shut off at 100. I tried to check in between 11:55 and 12:10 was told the event was full. If you did record it, where can we find it?
I hope that the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture can invite Native scholars, especially Pueblo scholars, to discuss Chaco Canyon in the future! It would be wonderful to have perspectives from within the culture.
I hope you are recording this!