IAIA 2021 Annual Open House
Wed, September 29, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm| Free
The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is pleased to invite you to the 2021 Annual Open House to be held on Wednesday, September 29 from 1–5 pm (MDT). This event will feature exhibitions and demonstrations of all types throughout the campus, with open studios and classrooms. Download and view the 2021 IAIA Open House Schedule (In-Person Happenings).
This year includes a mixture of in-person and livestream events, all of which will be broadcasted from the IAIA Campus at 83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508. We’re requesting that on-campus visitors be fully vaccinated and wear face coverings. Virtual “visitors” will be able to take virtual tours of the campus, view a live bronze pour, attend live class sessions, and more—all from the comfort of their homes.
If you’d like your school or group to attend Open House, register for the event.
This year’s events will include a bronze pour, a Raku firing, a demonstration in IAIA’s one-of-a-kind fully articulating Digital Dome, an acting class demonstration, a book sale, readings by both our BFA and MFA in Creative Writing students and alums, art exhibitions, and an overview of our newest graduate offering—the MFA in Studio Arts. You’ll also have a chance to see what our Land-Grant Program has been up to and meet our newest IAIA community members, our very own pollinators, the Thunder Bees.
If you plan to attend in person, bring your appetite for a chance to try an array of menu options made by our on-campus café Bon Appetit. There will be braised short rib empanadas, chicken satay kebabs, salmon bacon with pureed mango salsa, portobello bruschetta, and buffalo and roasted poblano stuffed mini peppers—all made fresh (available while they last).
This event is the perfect opportunity for anyone interested in IAIA to come learn about our mission, programs, and community. If you’re considering making IAIA a part of your educational journey, want to learn more about this institution that has played such a major role in the development of contemporary Native American arts, or are simply looking for an exciting event to attend, come join us for the IAIA 2021 Annual Open House.