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“There is a strong need for Native voice within museum institutions—thanks to IAIA, I believe my voice and experience can make a difference.”

Samantha Tracy ’16


“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)

“IAIA has helped me explore artistic mediums that have changed the way I look at the world. Through constant guidance, and exploration, I will be leaving IAIA with newfound passions that will ultimately shape my future.”

Carmen Selam ’16


Upcoming Events

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2018 Spring Semester Dates

January 1August 3

Here you will find up-to-date information about the 2018 Spring Semester. First day of class is Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

IAIA A-i-R: Christa Cassano, Wayne Nez Gaussoin, and Orlando Dugi—Dinner and Studio Tours

February 19, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join newly-arrived IAIA Artist-in-Residence artists Christa Cassano, Wayne Nez Gaussoin, and continuing artist Orlando Dugi for dinner in the Academic Building on the IAIA Campus from 5:00-5:40 pm, followed by studio tours.

IAIA A-i-R: Christa Cassano and Wayne Nez Gaussoin—Workshops

February 23, 9:30 am3:30 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence artists Wayne Nez Gaussoin (Navajo/Picuris Pueblo) and Christa Cassano (Confederated Tribes of Colville, Arrow Lakes Band) for two workshops on Friday, February 23, 2018, at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA).

IAIA A-i-R: Christa Cassano, Wayne Nez Gaussoin, and Orlando Dugi—Open Studios

February 28, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Drop-in to visit IAIA Artist-in-Residence artists Christa Cassano, Wayne Nez Gaussoin, and Orlando Dugi in their studios. Learn about their processes, techniques, tools, ideas, and cultural influences.

2018 IAIA Student Success Summit

March 1, 8:30 am3:30 pm

IAIA students, faculty, and staff will gather on Thursday, March 1, 2018 for IAIA’s 7th Annual Student Success Summit. This year’s topic is centered around student success and the day includes workshops, presentations, and activities. IAIA is excited to welcome the keynote speaker for the event, AIHEC President Carrie Billy (Navajo).

Latest News

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2017–2018 MoCNA Social Engagement Art Residency

MoCNA announces its 2017–2018 first and second round of Social Engagement Arts Residents, and currently, it is funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Previously, this program was funded by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI).

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IAIA 2018 Student of the Year Announced

Charlie Cuny (Oglala Lakota) has been selected as IAIA’s 2018 Student of the Year (an award that is sponsored by the American Indian College Fund). Cuny, a Junior, who is majoring in Studio Arts with a concentration in painting and has maintained a high academic grade point average.

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“Hostiles” Screening—A Film to Remember!

Thank you to the 300+ attendees who came and enjoyed the sneak peak of Hostiles on January 17, 2018, at the Regal Santa Fe Stadium 14. A big thank you to Producer/Director Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapaho), Dr. Joely Proudfit (Luiseño/Payomkowishum) of Native Networkers Consulting, and Entertainment Studios for offering the film to be used as a fundraiser.

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IAIA Winter Readers Gathering—January 6–13

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering January 6–13, 2018. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus.

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Holiday Holidays

Wishing you and your family peace, joy, and happiness during this season of celebration and throughout the New Year.—IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee), Faculty, and Staff of the Institute of American Indian Arts. The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) campus will be closed during the holidays, however, the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) will offer limited hours.

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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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