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“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

(Diné)

“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.

IAIA Continuing Ed: Deaf Awareness in Native Communities

Fri, October 19, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Free course—earn CEUs. Terry Vinson (Comanche) and James Wooden Legs (Cheyenne) will lead a three-hour exploration in Deaf Awareness in Native communities including introductory information on Plains Indian Sign Language (PISL), American Sign Language (ASL), and Deaf Culture.

IAIA A-i-R: Wall, Naataanii, and Little—Open Studios

Wed, October 31, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Adrian Wall, TahNibaa Naataanii, and Monty Little in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 3:00 pm–5:00 pm for tours of the artists’ studio spaces. Free and open to the public.

IAIA Annual Open House

Thu, November 8, 2:00 pm6:00 pm

IAIA will be holding the 2018 Annual Open House on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 2:00 pm—6:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Light food and refreshments will be provided by Bon Appétit Café.

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™.

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

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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MoCNA Volunteer and Docent Training Program

MoCNA is seeking candidates for volunteer and docent training. The program will feature instruction in Native American art and the workings of a major museum that will enable successful participants to provide valuable services to visitors to the museum.

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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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