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Free Fridays at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Jan 7, 2024

The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) was selected by the Art Bridges Foundation to receive a $240,000 grant, enabling MoCNA to offer free admission on Fridays to all attendees from January 2024 through December 2026. The grant is part of Art Bridges’ “Access for All” initiative, which aims to increase museum attendance through its $40 million contributions to 64 selected US museums.

“We are grateful to Art Bridges for their continued support,” says MoCNA Director Patsy Phillips (Cherokee Nation). “Not only are they sponsoring free admission one day per week for everyone, but they are also supporting marketing dollars to recruit more visitors as well as the costs of bringing more Pueblo members and students to the museum.”

At MoCNA, free Sundays are also offered to New Mexico residents with valid IDs, children under 16, and MoCNA members. The museum is always free for Native and Indigenous peoples and US veterans.

General admission is $10. Seniors 62 and older, students with valid IDs, and New Mexico residents with valid IDs are eligible for a discounted $5 admission.

The museum is open Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm, with the last admittance at 4:15 pm. The museum is open on Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm, with the last admittance at 3:15 pm. MoCNA is closed on Tuesdays.

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

The mission of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is “To elevate contemporary Indigenous art through exhibitions, collections, programs, partnerships, and new research.”

“Not only are they sponsoring free admission one day per week for everyone, but they are also supporting marketing dollars to recruit more visitors as well as the costs of bringing more Pueblo members and students to the museum.”

Patsy Phillips (Cherokee Nation)

Director, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Hours

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

Sunday
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