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Vote for MoCNA—USA TODAY’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Museum

Jan 25, 2024

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) has been nominated in our 2024 USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards. An expert panel selected MoCNA as a contender for Best Art Museum. The USA Today contest gives voters four weeks to vote for the museum of their choice. Anyone can vote once daily for the entirety of the contest. Voting ends Monday, February 19, and the winners will be announced on Friday, March 1, at 2 pm (MST).

MoCNA is the only Indigenous museum nominated—please show your support of our museum at its mission, “To elevate contemporary Indigenous art through exhibitions, collections, programs, partnerships, and new research”—vote today!

“In 2023, USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice recognized the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) as the third Best Art Museum in the USA. The acknowledgment was not about competition but about recognition of dedicated and committed staff who elevate contemporary Indigenous arts in all we do.”

Patsy Phillips (Cherokee Nation)

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Director


Mon, Wed–Sat
10 am–5 pm
4:15 pm (last admittance)
*Fri (free admission)

11 am–4 pm
3:15 pm (last admittance)

Current and Upcoming MoCNA Exhibitions

A listing of current and upcoming exhibitions at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA).

List of Events

The Stories We Carry

Fri, September 30, 2022Mon, September 29, 2025

The Stories We Carry features contemporary jewelry created by more than 100 Indigenous artists across decades stewarded by the MoCNA permanent collection.

Our Stories

Mon, January 1, 2024Mon, September 29, 2025

Our Stories is a companion to The Stories We Carry exhibition, located adjacent to the Kieve Family Gallery.

Inuk Silis Høegh: Arctic Vertigo

Fri, February 2Sun, July 14

Inuk Silis Høegh: Arctic Vertigo analyzes the Inuit artist’s experimental and interdisciplinary art practices, while challenging stereotypes and addressing environmental issues.

Womb of the Earth: Cosmovision of the Rainforest

Fri, February 2Fri, July 19

Womb of the Earth: Cosmovision of the Rainforest gives Brazilian Indigenous female artists an opportunity to share their art with a wider audience and to voice their concern about challenges their communities face.

2023–2024 IAIA BFA Exhibition: Indigenous Presence, Indigenous Futures

Fri, March 1Sun, June 9

Indigenous Presence, Indigenous Futures aims to show how IAIA’s BFA seniors honor the future as much as the past.

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts