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“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 A-i-R: Jones and Paz-Pedro—Dinner and Studio Tours

Thu, January 23, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Topaz Jones (Shoshone, Kalapuya, Molalla, Lummi) and Margarita Paz-Pedro (Laguna Pueblo, Mexican American) for free dinner followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

IAIA A-i-R: Jones and Paz-Pedro—Open Studios

Thu, February 6, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Visit with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Topaz Jones (Shoshone, Kalapuya, Molalla, Lummi) and Margarita Paz-Pedro (Laguna Pueblo, Mexican American) on the IAIA campus for tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

Free First Fridays at MoCNA

Fri, February 7, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join us on Friday, February 7, 2020, from 5–7 pm at the MoCNA for “Free First Fridays”—free admission to the Museum and hot cocoa.

G. Peter Jemison: Iroquois Creation Story—Reception

Thu, February 13, 4:30 pm7:00 pm

This exhibition features colored pencil drawings and 3-D works by renowned contemporary Native artist G. Peter Jemison (Seneca, Heron Clan) created in preparation for his film Iroquois Creation Story.

Indigenous Futurisms: Transcending Past, Present, Future—Reception

Thu, February 13, 4:30 pm7:00 pm

Indigenous Futurisms highlights artworks that present the future from a Native perspective, and illustrates the use of cosmology and science as part of tribal oral history and ways of life.

Charlene Teters: Way of Sorrows—Reception

Thu, February 13, 4:30 pm7:00 pm

Way of Sorrows, a new installation by Charlene Teters (Spokane), addresses current issues such as forced migrations and the US-Mexico border crises, while asking questions about responsibility and identifying new myths.

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2020 IAIA MusicFest Survey

2020 IAIA MusicFest Survey

We’re conducting a survey about MusicFest—from the time of year the event is held, the performances, and how the community feels about continuing MusicFest. Won’t you assist us by providing valuable feedback and submit an anonymous survey?

MoCNA Spring 2020 Exhibitions—Opening Reception

MoCNA Spring 2020 Exhibitions—Opening Reception

Join us on Thursday, February 13, from 4:30–7 pm for the MoCNA’s Spring 2020 Exhibitions opening and reception. Exhibitions include G. Peter Jemison: Iroquois Creation Story, Indigenous Futurisms: Transcending Past, Present, Future, and Charlene Teters: Way of Sorrows.

IAIA MFA Quarterly, Volume V, January 2020

IAIA MFA Quarterly, Volume V, January 2020

This fifth 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.

2020 Alumni Council Election

2020 Alumni Council Election

The Alumni Council will hold elections in November for three open seats. The Alumni Council is the principal representative of IAIA alumni and the primary forum for the exchange of alumni sentiment.

2020 IAIA Winter Reading Series

2020 IAIA Winter Reading Series

The 2020 Winter IAIA MFAC Winter Reading Series brings together a diverse range of voices working in the literary arts. The 2020 Winter Reading Series happens January 4–11, 2020. Readings will take place each night beginning at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium. All readings are free and open to the public.

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Housing

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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