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2018 Spring Exhibitions—Opening Reception

Fri, February 16, 2018, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

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James Luna, <em>James Pollack</em>, 2016, Digital photograph, cowhide, paint can and paint brush

James Luna, James Pollack, 2016, Digital photograph, cowhide, paint can and paint brush

Without Boundaries: Visual Conversations

February 16–July 29, 2018

Without Boundaries: Visual Conversations is an exhibition that grew out of a series of Curated Conversations led by guest curator and artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs (Iñupiaq/Athabaskan) at the Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska. The exhibition features Indigenous leaders in the arts and the work of contemporary artists whose work encourages social action.

Art & Activism: Selections from The Harjo Family Collection

February 9–May 13, 2018

This exhibition highlights works from The Harjo Family Collection. The major art collection was recently donated to the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and contains about sixty artworks. These works were purchased or gifted to Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne/Hodulgee Muscogee), an important American Indian activist, lobbyist, policy maker, and 2011 recipient of an IAIA Honorary Doctorate.

IAIA 2018 BFA Exhibition—Breaking Ground

February 9–May 12, 2018

The Institute of America Indian Arts’s 2018 BFA thesis exhibition at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts showcases the diversity of work created by the artists trained at IAIA.

Rolande Souliere: Form and Content

January 9, 2018–January 27, 2019

Through the use of Ojibway, Cree, and Inuit syllabics, Rolande Souliere (Michipicoten First Nation) utilizes aspects of this writing system to engage in ideas about space, color, form, symbolism, surface movement, and language. Her new mural project is an exploration into the parallels and the multifaceted ways in which simple geometric building blocks such as chevrons, circles, and rectangles have a profound affinity with Indigenous language, culture, and abstraction in Western art.

The Abundant North: Alaska Native Films of Influence

January 8–June 3, 2018

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is please to collaborate with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) in the presentation of films that reflect both home-grown cinematic influences in Alaskan film and works generated by UAF students and alumni.

Terran J. Last Gun

February 16–July 16, 2018

This exhibition features a selection of recent works on paper and a mural. Terran J. Last Gun (Sahkyiinamahka) often explores color, form, and memory, all while reflecting Piikani visual aesthetics and philosophy.


Fri, February 16, 2018
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
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IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA)
(888) 922-4242


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