“There is no other experience like being at a tribal art school—being amongst your peers, being taught by people who are from your heritage.”
“IAIA has really pushed me further to keep enduring in my art. We’re all just one big family. We all support each other.”
“The IAIA Community—faculty, staff, peers—were really supportive. But I have to say that the Learning Lab tutors were instrumental. The tutors were good listeners, and they helped me—daily. ”
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IAIA A-i-R: Anderson and Lanceley—Welcome Dinner
Join IAIA A-i-R artists Delbert Dale Anderson (Diné) and Joe “Tipi Joe” Lanceley (Mistawasis First Nation Treaty 6) for dinner and an open studio tour.
2023 IAIA Student AIHEC Conference Awards
Join the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) on Wednesday, March 22, as we celebrate the 2023 IAIA Student AIHEC Conference winners!
IAIA A-i-R: Anderson and Lanceley—Open Studio
Join IAIA A-i-R artists Delbert Dale Anderson (Diné) and Joe “Tipi Joe” Lanceley (Mistawasis First Nation Treaty 6) for an open studio tour.
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Major Win for IAIA at AIHEC
Major Win for IAIA at AIHEC From March 4–7, 2023, IAIA students, staff, and faculty attended the 2023 American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Conference at the Albuquerque Convention Center, staying at the Clyde Hotel just a block away. The AIHEC...
IAIA’s Resilience During the Pandemic
IAIA’s Resilience During the Pandemic Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has remained fully committed to the safety and success of the IAIA community. Although the pandemic created various challenges, IAIA...
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Selected as No. 3 Museum by USA TODAY
IAIA is pleased to share that USA TODAY 10Best named MoCNA number three in the Readers’ Choice contest for Best Art Museum in the United States.
IAIA and Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Partner on Student Fellowship
IAIA Student Kimberly Becenti (Tohono O’odham Nation) has been selected to fill the year-long position funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
IAIA’s MFA in Creative Writing Program Partners with Fine Arts Work Center
IAIA MFA in Creative Writing program partnered with Fine Arts Work Center to create and fund two scholarships for IAIA Indigenous writers.
2023 IAIA Alumni Council Election
The Alumni Council Election nominations are in and the election will be held from February 6–15, 2023.