“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.”
(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.”
“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.”
Please join us for a dynamic discussion featuring artists from MoCNA’s newest exhibition, Art for a New Understanding: Native Perspectives, 1950s to Now, organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Sum of Shadows is an investigation into the memories carried with photographic artist Arista Slater-Sandoval from her childhood into adulthood, and the hidden influences they hold. In this series, cyanotype film stills from her childhood are overlaid with contemporary images to build complex connections between past and present.
IAIA continues its tradition to celebrate student imagination and achievement in the arts as we look toward hosting our most important fundraiser. Surrounded by superb Native art open to your bidding, you are invited to enjoy the rooftop reception and mingle with IAIA alumni, students, and faculty.
Through video and installation art, this exhibition creates a narrative of visual sovereignty and cultural and intellectual connections with contemporary Sámi, who are Indigenous peoples from parts of Norway, Sweden, and northern Finland.
Reconciliation responds to the transformation and last year's ending of “La Entrada” as part of the Santa Fe Fiestas. Recognizing the power of art to open dialogue toward reconciliation, the exhibition will serve as an expression of “post-entrada” creativity in Santa Fe and surrounding communities.
Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art presents thought provoking, experimental, and critical works by fifteen established and emerging artists whose art confirms a strong continuation of Chickasaw art practices.
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.
This third 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.
MoCNA recognizes Women’s History Month and honors contemporary Native and non-Native women artists, filmmakers, poets, writers, curators, art professionals, academics, and students who worked, exhibited, or presented at MoCNA in 2018.