Federal Tribes Represented

Credits Registered


US States Represented

“My time here at IAIA has helped me realize that art, in its varied forms, is the most important thing in my life.”

William R. Thoms

(Confederated Tribes of Chehalis Reservation)

“IAIA has helped me open doors to my creative and artistic abilities without boundaries. After I graduate, I want to give back to my community by sharing the knowledge I had gained from IAIA.”

Kristin Kaye


“The courses offered through IAIA and the Studio Arts department have expanded my advancement as a professional artist.”

Amanda Beardsley

(Hopi, Laguna Pueblo, and Choctaw)

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.

MoCNA/Skype™ with Artist Holly Wilson

Wed, November 28, 10:30 am11:30 am

Join MoCNA and artist Holly Wilson (Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma/Cherokee) currently featured in the MoCNA exhibition, Holly Wilson: On Turtle’s Back. This discussion will happen via Skype™.

IAIA A-i-R: Sainz, Wall, Naataanii, Johnson—Open Studios

Wed, December 5, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Last chance this year to visit with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Melanie Sainz, Adrian Wall, TahNibaa Naataanii, and Kenneth Johnson in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 3:00 pm–7:00 pm for tours of the artists’ studio spaces. Free and open to the public.

2018 IAIA Holiday Art Market

Sat, December 15, 9:00 am4:00 pm

Our Annual IAIA Holiday Art Market grows every year with the support of artists and art-enthusiasts alike. The mix of students, alumni, and other artists have made this market truly unique with their original works.

Latest News

The most recent news, press releases, and updates from the Institute of American Indian Arts. View all news listings

2018 Fall/Winter Alumni Magazine

The 2018 Fall/Winter Alumni Magazine is out! This is IAIA’s third Alumni Magazine. It features an inspiring story on Melissa Shaginoff (Ahtna Athabascan/Paiute) ’15 by Christine Trudeau (Prairie Band Potawatomi) ’14, as well as a story on sign language interpreter Tash Terry (Diné) ’91.

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IAIA MFA Quarterly, Volume I, October 2018

This inaugural 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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2018 Fall Scholarship Awards Night

Scholarship recipients, President’s List students, Dean’s List students, family, donors, fellow students, staff, and faculty attended a reception catered by Bon Appétit to recognize 307 scholarship recipients, 38 President’s List students, 116 Dean’s List students—503 scholarship awards totaling $529,841.

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Nancy Blomberg Passes Away

It’s with heartfelt condolences that the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) shares the passing of Nancy Blomberg, the Denver Art museum’s Chief Curator and Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Native Arts.

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College Catalog

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


Tuition and general information about fees.


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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