“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)


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List of Events

IAIA 2021 Spring Senior Graduating Exhibition “A Retrospective of Change”

Fri, April 23, 2021Wed, January 1, 2025

A Retrospective of Change, the IAIA 2021 Spring Senior Graduating Exhibition, is available to view virtually.

Lyndon Jeffery Kahmakoatayo “Jeff Kahm”: In Loving Memory

Mon, May 3Wed, December 1

This exhibition honors the art of esteemed IAIA Alumnus and Associate Professor Lyndon Jeffery Kahmakoatayo “Jeff Kahm” (Plains Cree, 1968–2021).

Latest News

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

IAIA’s Beekeeping Journey

IAIA’s Beekeeping Journey

There’s a swarm of honey bees on the IAIA Campus, and they’re working to bring goodness to the students, staff, and faculty.

WarnerMedia Scholarship

WarnerMedia Scholarship

IAIA announces that WarnerMedia funded scholarships for the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing (MFACW) students.

2020–2021 IAIA Staff of the Year

2020–2021 IAIA Staff of the Year

IAIA is pleased to announce Financial Aid and Scholarship Advisor Leah Boss (Laguna, Hopi, and Akimel O’Odham) as the 2020–2021 IAIA Staff of the Year.

2021 IAIA Student Anthology

2021 IAIA Student Anthology

The 2021 IAIA Student Anthology, “Out of Storms Into Stars,” is now live on the anthology website.

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


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There are two options for housing at IAIA—the Residence Center and our Family Housing apartments. Each area is accessible to students with disabilities.