Federal Tribes Represented

Credits Registered


US States Represented

“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


“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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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: Marcus, Wilson, Redeye, Thompson, and Pitt—Open Studio

Wed, September 19, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Robert “Spooner” Marcus (Ohkay Owingeh), Luanne Redeye (Seneca), Catherine “Maggie” Thompson (Fond du Lac Ojibwe), Bobby Wilson (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), and Lillian Pitt (Wasco/Warm Springs/Yakama) for open studios.

Lillian Pitt, image courtesy the artist

IAIA A-i-R: Lillian Pitt—Brown Bag It at MoCNA

Wed, September 26, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Bring your lunch and join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Lillian Pitt (Warm Springs Wasco/Yakama) as she discusses her art practice. Pitt is known internationally for her masks of clay, bronze, and cast glass, along with her sculpture, jewelry, and prints—which honor her ancestors from the Columbia River Gorge.

Latest News

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

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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Vote on Higher Education Bond D

IAIA, along with other higher eduction schools, colleges, universities and specialty schools, is included in the New Mexico General Obligation Bond D for Higher Education (GO Bond D) request that the voters will see on the ballot in November 2018.

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College Catalog

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


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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