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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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IAIA 2022 Fall Powwow

Sat, October 1, 11:00 am5:00 pm

Save the date for the 2022 IAIA Powwow on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 11:00 am–5:00 pm (MDT).

The Stories We Carry—Opening Reception

Sun, October 16, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for the opening reception of The Stories We Carry and an anniversary cake-cutting ceremony.

IAIA Making History Symposium

Mon, October 17, 8:30 am5:00 pm

Join the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) for the Making History Symposium, a day-long symposium about the history of IAIA.

IAIA A-i-R: Feddersen, Logan, and Shaginoff—Welcome Dinner

Mon, October 17, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists Carly Feddersen (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation), Linley B. Logan (Onondowa’ga’, agenyogwai:yo’, Seneca, ), Anne Riley (Fort Nelson First Nation), T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss (Skwxwu7mesh, Sto:Lo, and Hawaiian), and Melissa Shaginoff (Ahtna Athabascan and Paiute) for an open studio tour.

IAIA A-i-R: Feddersen, Logan, and Shaginoff—Open Studio

Mon, October 24, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists Carly Feddersen (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation), Linley B. Logan (Onondowa’ga’, agenyogwai:yo’, Seneca, ), Anne Riley (Fort Nelson First Nation), T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss (Skwxwu7mesh, Sto:Lo, and Hawaiian), and Melissa Shaginoff (Ahtna Athabascan and Paiute) for an open studio tour.

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IAIA—Making History During SWAIA’s Indian Market

IAIA—Making History During SWAIA’s Indian Market

Over the third weekend in August, thousands of Indigenous art and culture appreciators flocked to New Mexico to celebrate the SWAIA Centennial Santa Fe Indian Market, the world’s largest and most prestigious market of Native American art.

IAIA Fall 2022 Semester Reopening Plan

IAIA Fall 2022 Semester Reopening Plan

IAIA’s priority is the safety, health, and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. We will continue to prepare a dynamic and flexible educational experience that considers the realities of life during this pandemic.

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.