Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page includes up-to-date information about the Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as it relates to the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA).

Important Announcement

Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020, 10 am (MST): Effective Wednesday, March 18 until April 13, the IAIA campus and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) will be closed. Please refer to IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin’s letters.


A message from IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee Nation) regarding COVID-19. (Last updated on March 27, 2020)


The Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was first identified in December 2019. In March 2020, cases have been identified in the New Mexico.


Links are available to the IAIA community and include stand-alone access to Canvas, Email, EMPOWER, Facilities reservations, and more.

About the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) offers undergraduate degrees in Studio Arts, Creative Writing, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Indigenous Liberal Studies, Museum Studies, and Performing Arts—an MFA in Creative Writing, along with certificates in Business and Entrepreneurship, Museum Studies, and Native American Art History. IAIA is the only college in the nation dedicated to the study of contemporary Native arts. The school serves 517 full time equivalent (FTE) Native and non-Native American college students from across the globe. IAIA is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is the only college in New Mexico accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

For over 50 years, IAIA has played a key role in the direction and shape of Native expression. With an Internationally-acclaimed college, museum, and tribal support resource through our Land Grant programs, IAIA is dedicated to the study and advancement of Native arts and cultures, and committed to student achievement and the preservation and progress of their communities.
The program’s goal is to graduate strong writers with a choice of career paths, who can make a difference in their field through their writing and for the betterment of their communities.

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