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“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.”

Alica J. Mteuzi

(Caddo Nation, Cheyenne-Arapaho)

“IAIA has really pushed me further to keep enduring in my art. We’re all just one big family. We all support each other.”

Derrell Lopez

(Navajo)

“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. ”

Nami Okuzono ’16

(Japanese)

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2022 Santa Fe Plaza Concert Series’ Indigenous Showcase

Mon, August 15, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

IAIA is sponsoring a show for the Santa Fe Plaza Concert Series titled Native Showcase which features Indigenous bands Joe Tohonnie Jr. and the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers, Lyla June, and Ailani.

2022 IAIA Making History Scholarship Event

Wed, August 17, 5:30 pm9:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, from 5:30–9:00 pm, at La Fonda on the Plaza as the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) celebrates its sixtieth anniversary and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) celebrates its fiftieth year.

MoCNA Opening Reception for Summer 2022 Exhibitions

Fri, August 19, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for the opening reception of our 2022 summer/fall exhibitions Art of Indigenous Fashion, Athena LaTocha: Mesabi Redux, and Matrilineal: Legacies of Our Mothers.

2022 IAIA Student and Recent Graduate Art Market

Sat, August 20Sun, August 21

MoCNA is pleased to announce that the annual IAIA Student and Recent Graduate Art Market will be happening this year August 20–21, 2022.

Matrilineal: A Fife Family Discussion

Sat, August 20, 9:00 am10:00 am

Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for a panel discussion with Matrilineal: Legacies of Our Mothers guest curator Laura Clark (Mvskoke Creek Nation) and artists from the exhibition.

Gallery Tour with Matrilineal Guest Curator Laura Clark

Sat, August 20, 10:00 am11:00 am

Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for a gallery tour with Matrilineal: Legacies of Our Mothers guest curator Laura Clark (Mvskoke Creek Nation) and artists from the exhibition.

Making History Premiere and Panel Discussion

Sat, August 20, 11:00 am12:00 pm

Join the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) and IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for the premiere of the Making History documentary.

Yoo’tó “Beaded Water” Reading

Sat, August 20, 2:30 pm5:00 pm

Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), Words of the People, and Abalone Mountain Press for the Yoo'tó “Beaded Water” reading.

Talk with Author Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer

Wed, August 31, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

On August 31, from 6:30–8 pm, Dr. Kimmerer will give a public presentation in the gym at the IAIA Performing Arts and Fitness Center.

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MFACW Summer Residency Public Talks

MFACW Summer Residency Public Talks

Join the IAIA Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFACW) program for alumni readings, as part of its 2022 summer residency.

MFASA Public Talks: Finding the Center

MFASA Public Talks: Finding the Center

The IAIA Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts (MFASA) presents Finding the Center, a series of public talks by prominent Indigenous scholars and artists, as part of its 2022 summer residency.

NBCU Academy Scholarship

NBCU Academy Scholarship

IAIA has been selected by NBC Universal News Group to be a part of the initial cohort of institutions to participate in the launch of NBCU Academy.