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“IAIA is a community of artists and activists that understand the complexity of Indigenous knowledge systems and has helped me find my voice in that conversation.”

Melissa Shaginoff

(Chickaloon Village/Pyramid Lake)

“It was the hands-on classes, supportive staff, internships, and gallery preparation experiences that were most beneficial to me. After I graduate, I plan to use my knowledge and experience within my community and career.”

Tazbah Gaussoin

(Picuris Pueblo/Navajo)

“IAIA gave me the tools to further expand my artistry and talents and I give praise and appreciation to the Institute for all it has offered to me.”

George Alexander

(Muscogee Creek)

Upcoming Events

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List of Events

2018–2019 Academic Calendar

Mon, January 1, 2018Sat, August 10, 2019

IAIA Academic Calendars are updated on a regular basis. See the following files for up-to-date information and about past, current, and upcoming happenings.

IAIA A-i-R: Youngbird, Craig, and Worl—Dinner and Studio Tours

Tue, March 26, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Laura Youngbird, Jordan Ann Craig, and Rico Lanáat’ Worl for free dinner in the Balzer Gallery in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 5:00-5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces from 5:45-7:00 pm.

IAIA A-i-R: Youngbird and Craig on KSFR

Tue, April 2, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Laura Youngbird and Jordan Ann Craig in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

The Art and Aesthetics of Flies: A Seminar with Norman Maktima

Thu, April 4, 1:00 pm2:30 pm

Join world class fisherman Norman Maktima (San Felipe/Laguna/Hopi) in a demonstration in the art and aesthetics of fly fish tying, in which Maktima will discuss his practice and participants will be guided through a creative process.

IAIA A-i-R: Youngbird, Craig, and Worl—Open Studios

Wed, April 10, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Laura Youngbird, Jordan Ann Craig, and Rico Lanáat’ Worl in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 3:00 pm–5:00 pm for tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

IAIA A-i-R: Worl and Brigman on KSFR

Tue, April 16, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Rico Lanáat’ Worl and Shawn Brigman in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

Jewelry Workshop Remix: Brian Fleetwood

Thu, April 18, 1:00 pm3:30 pm

Due to overwhelming response to this workshop, please join artist Brian Fleetwood (Mvskoke Creek) in a second jewelry workshop, in which the artist will discuss his practice and participants will be guided through a creative process.

IAIA A-i-R: Craig, Brigman, and Worl—Open Studios

Thu, April 25, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Jordan Ann Craig, Rico Lanáat’ Worl, and Shawn Brigman in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 3:00 pm–5:00 pm for tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

IAIA Alumni Appreciation Dinner

Fri, May 10, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

IAIA Alumni are the foundation of IAIA. Alumni Relations and the Alumni Council invite alumni to be our dinner guests on the second Friday in May.

Suzan Shown Harjo Symposium

Fri, September 20

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) are co-sponsoring the Suzan Shown Harjo Symposium on September 20, 2019 at the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Latest News

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MoCNA Celebrates Women’s History Month

MoCNA recognizes Women’s History Month and honors contemporary Native and non-Native women artists, filmmakers, poets, writers, curators, art professionals, academics, and students who worked, exhibited, or presented at MoCNA in 2018.

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2019 Spring Scholarship Awards Luncheon

Scholarship recipients, family, donors, staff, faculty, and invited guests attended a lunch catered by Bon Appétit to recognize scholarship recipients—totaling 379 students—$562,348 in awards.

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New Mexico Lottery Scholarships

New Mexico awards higher-education scholarships that are funded by proceeds from the NM lottery—the scholarships are awarded at 25 state colleges and universities.

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IAIA MFA Quarterly, Volume II, January 2019

This second issue of the IAIA MFA Quarterly, to be published four times a year, highlights the publications and writing-related news from our MFA community. Read more to find out how the IAIA MFA students and alumni are transforming the literary landscape.

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College Catalog

Information about the academic calendar, admissions, financial aid, and more.

Tuition

Tuition and general information about fees.

Housing

There are two options for housing at IAIA—the Residence Center and our Family Housing apartments. Each area is accessible to students with disabilities.

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