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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)

“I produce paintings as a result of timekeeping. If I am not being productive artistically, I am not leaving an imprint of my existence. I enjoy the arts process immensely and IAIA has helped further my work.”

Daniel McCoy Jr. ’16

(Muscogee Creek/Citizen Band of Potawatomi)

“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)

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Happenings

Here you will find IAIA Happenings. For IAIA Community happenings like student club events, ASG meetings, community-only workshops, and other campus happenings, visit the IAIA Community Calendar.

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2024 IAIA MFA in Studio Arts Thesis Exhibition: We’ve Been Gathering Places

Fri, May 10, 5:00 pmSat, June 15, 5:00 pm

We’ve Been Gathering Places, this year’s MFA in Studio Arts (MFASA) thesis exhibition, features the work of 2024 MFASA graduating students.

Family Day—Celebrate Your Family at MoCNA

Sun, June 2, 12:00 pm3:00 pm

Please join us for family fun at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) on June 2 from 12–3 pm.

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