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2024 Spring IAIA Graduating Senior Exhibition: Origins—Opening Reception

Thu, April 11, 5:30 pm7:30 pm

| Free

Origins Exhibition Students

Join the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) for the 2024 Spring IAIA Graduating Senior Exhibition, Origins, an exhibition representing the culminating achievements of the Spring graduating BFA in Studio Arts and BFA in Museum Studies students. The opening reception is Thursday, April 11, 5:30–7:30 pm at the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery.

The exhibition will be on view from April 11 through May 10, 2024. Origins will feature both conceptually and traditionally informed bodies of work and research developed during the student’s final semester of study and academic experiences.

Participating Artists

  • Jesus Miguel Avena (Mexican-American, Mexica, Mestizo, Chicano)
  • Sara Chama (Pueblo of Laguna)
  • Isabella Cox (Diné)
  • Jaime Herrell (Cherokee Nation and European)
  • Jacob Tyndall (Umonhon Tribe of Nebraska)

Important Dates

  • Thursday, April 11, 5:30–7:30 pm: Opening Reception (Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery)
  • Thursday, April 11–May 10: Exhibition on View (Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery)
  • Friday, May 3, 9:30–11 am: Senior Public Presentations (LTC Auditorium)
  • Thursday, April 11–Friday, May 10: Origins Exhibition (Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery)

The Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery is in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus just north of the Dance Circle. The reception will be open to the public. A light dinner and refreshments will be served. Free parking is available in the lot south of the Lloyd Kiva New Welcome Center, accessed from the main entrance.

Photographic Views

IAIA Community Voices

The Institute of American Indian Arts is pleased to introduce IAIA Community Voices, spotlighting staff, faculty, students, and alumni who are Carrying Connections Forward. These brief audiovisual segments feature a sound clip of the participants speaking along with a photo of the individual and biographical information.


Thu, April 11
5:30 pm–7:30 pm
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Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)


Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508 United States
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