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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: Gray, Sonoquie, and Davids—Dinner and Studio Tours

Wed, February 27, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Darren Vigil Gray, Monique Sonoquie, and Brent Michael Davids 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.

Monique Sol Sonoquie

IAIA A-i-R: Monique Sol Sonoquie—Brown Bag it with MoCNA

Thu, March 7, 8:00 am5:00 pm

Bring your lunch and join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Monique Sol Sonoquie (Chumash, Apache, Yaqui, Zapotec, Irish) as she discusses her art practice.

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The MoCNA Reader—2019 Kids’ Day

Sat, March 9, 11:00 am12:00 pm

Please join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) book club, the MoCNA Reader as we welcome children (K-5) to the museum. The museum store will highlight Native children’s book author Emmett “Shkeme” Garcia from the Pueblos of Tamaya (Santa Ana) and Walatowa (Jemez).

IAIA A-i-R: Gray and Sonoquie—Open Studios

Wed, March 13, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Darren Vigil Gray, and Monique Sonoquie 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: 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.”

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.”

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.

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

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

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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IAIA Winter Readers Gathering

The IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering January 5–12, 2019. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC). All readings are free and open to the public.

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Shan Goshorn Passes Away

The contemporary art world lost an important artist over the weekend to cancer and many people lost a good friend. Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band Cherokee) was an exceptional person deeply loved by many. Shan was an Eastern Band Cherokee artist, who lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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IAIA 2019 Spring Undergraduate Scholarship Application

IAIA was established in 1962 as a high school with an innovated approach to arts education. In 1984, IAIA gained accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and North Central Association of College of Art and Design (NASAD) to offer college degrees. IAIA currently serves over 629 students from various national and international communities.

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American Indian College Fund Featured in The New York Times™

The American Indian College Fund invests in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities. Founded in 1989, the American Indian College Fund has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native student access to higher education for nearly 30 years, consistently receiving top ratings from national independent charity watchdog organizations.

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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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