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Happenings

Here you will find IAIA public happenings. For IAIA Community happenings like student club events, ASG meetings, community-only workshops, and other campus happenings, visit the IAIA Community Calendar.

Upcoming Happenings

List of Events

(Canceled) IAIA Performing Arts Presents “Indian Radio Days”

Sat, December 2, 6:30 pm

You are invited to watch IAIA Performing Arts students perform the play “Indian Radio Days,” in our black box theater.

MoCNA Members Holiday Appreciation

Fri, December 8, 4:00 pm7:00 pm

Join MoCNA for a special members-only event with holiday treats, firepits, music, and MFACW readings.

2023 IAIA Holiday Art Market and SFCC Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

Sat, December 9, 9:00 am4:00 pm

Over one hundred of the finest artists and craftspeople from across New Mexico will be setting up shop at IAIA and SFCC.

Readings with Emerson, Reed, and Taffa

Thu, December 14, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join MoCNA for readings with Ramona Emerson, Brianna Reed, and Deborah Taffa.

Past Happenings

List of Events

IAIA Groundbreaking Ceremony for Mixed-Use Housing Facility

Wed, November 29, 3:00 pm4:00 pm

IAIA is pleased to announce that a groundbreaking ceremony for IAIA’s new Mixed-Use Housing Facility is scheduled for Wednesday, November 29

Screen-Printing Demonstration with Jamison Chās Banks

Sat, November 18, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Jamison Chās Banks (Seneca Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma) ’12 will lead a free, open-to-the-public demonstration at MoCNA

Artist’s Talk: Writing, Illustrating, and Publishing Children’s Books

Sat, November 18, 10:00 am12:00 pm

Join IAIA for an artist’s talk with two local Indigenous authors of children’s books, Neecy Twinem and Laurel Goodluck.

2023 Fall IAIA Graduating Senior Exhibition: Liminal Reflections—Opening Reception

Thu, November 16, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Join us for the 2023 Fall IAIA Graduating Senior Exhibition, Liminal Reflections, an exhibition representing the culminating achievements of the Fall graduating BFA in Studio Arts and BFA in Museum Studies students.

2023 Fall IAIA Student Celebration of Arts

Thu, November 16, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Join IAIA for the 2023 Fall IAIA Student Celebration of Arts on Thursday, November 16, at Noon in the Performing Arts and Fitness Center (PAFC) Gymnasium.

IAIA A-i-R: Cliff and Yellowjohn—Open Studios

Tue, November 7, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists Mona Cliff and Chad “Little Coyote” Yellowjohn for an open studio tour.

IAIA A-i-R: Cliff, John, Yellowjohn—Welcome Dinner

Mon, October 30, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists Mona Cliff, Chad “Little Coyote” Yellowjohn, and Chaz John for dinner and an open studio tour.

IAIA Sponsors SFiFF’s 2023 Indigenous Film Program

Thu, October 19Sun, October 22

Created by Gary Farmer and sponsored by IAIA, SFiFF’s Indigenous Film Program will include features, shorts, and films.

Stephen Wall (Ojibwe)

“American Indian Tribal Governance”—Book Signing and Discussion

Mon, October 9, 11:00 am12:00 pm

Join us for a book signing and discussion on Monday, October 9, from 11 am to Noon, with Stephen Wall (Ojibwe), a former IAIA Indigenous Liberal Studies Professor.

2023 Fall IAIA Powwow

Sat, October 7, 11:00 am5:00 pm

Save the date for the 2023 Fall IAIA Powwow on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 11 am–5 pm (MDT).

2023 MoCNA Fall Harvest

Mon, October 2, 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Join us for a demonstration and discussion on amaranth and vegetable harvesting with IAIA Land-Grant Associate Teresa Quintana (Kiowa) and artist Ehren Kee Natay (Diné and Kewa Pueblo).

2023 IAIA Annual Open House

Thu, September 21, 1:00 pm5:00 pm

SFCC’s Open House is from 10 am to 2 pm, and IAIA’s is from 1 pm to 5 pm.

2023 Fall Scholarship Awards Luncheon

Mon, September 18, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Join IAIA for the 2023 Fall IAIA Student Awards Luncheon on Monday, September 18, at Noon in the Performing Arts and Fitness Center (PAFC) Gymnasium.

IAIA A-i-R: McCoy, Sorensen, Silverfox—Open Studios

Mon, September 11, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists Daniel Dean McCoy, Matagi Sorensen, and Krystle Silverfox for an open studio tour.

IAIA A-i-R: McCoy, Sorensen, Silverfox—Welcome Dinner

Tue, September 5, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists Daniel Dean McCoy, Matagi Sorensen, and Krystle Silverfox for dinner and an open studio tour.

2023 Fall IAIA President’s Convocation and Campus Blessing

Thu, August 24, 10:30 am12:00 pm

IAIA Community—join us on Thursday, August 24, for the 2023 Fall President’s Convocation and Campus Blessing.

The Stories We Carry—Panel Discussion

Sun, August 20, 11:00 am12:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion about the recent history of Indigenous jewelry with Brian Fleetwood and Tatiana Lomahaftewa-Singer.

Ehren Kee Natay—Mural Discussion

Sat, August 19, 1:30 pm2:30 pm

Join us for a discussion with Ehren Kee Natay (Kewa Pueblo and Diné) about his mural at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA).

Get Indigenous Film Festival—Indigenous Film and Television Content Creation Panel Discussion

Sat, August 19, 11:00 am1:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion at MoCNA by notable film and television content creators.

The Art of Jean LaMarr—Panel Conversation with Artist Jean LaMarr and Guest Curator Ann Wolfe

Sat, August 19, 9:15 am10:15 am

Join us for a panel conversation featuring Jean LaMarr and Ann Wolfe at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA).

Mineral & Meridian—Pop-Up Show with Nicole Lawe

Sat, August 19Sun, August 20

Nicole Lawe will present a special pop-up show at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) Museum Store during market weekend.

2023 IAIA Student and Recent Graduate Art Market

Sat, August 19Sun, August 20

Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for the annual IAIA Student and Recent Graduate Art Market on August 19–20.

The Art of Jean LaMarr—Opening Reception

Fri, August 18, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

The Art of Jean LaMarr features Jean LaMarr’s colorful and seductive yet hard-hitting satirical artworks challenging long-held cultural stereotypes and preconceptions about Native American people and cultures.

Ever Green and Forever Beautiful: Inside My Mind—Opening Reception

Fri, August 18, 4:00 pm7:00 pm

Join us for the Museum Store opening receptions for Rebecca Lee Kunz’s Ever Green, and Jontay Kahm’s Forever Beautiful: Inside My Mind.

2023 IAIA Alumni Luncheon

Fri, August 18, 12:00 pm2:30 pm

Join IAIA on August 18 for the annual alumni luncheon at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in downtown Santa Fe.

Forever Beautiful: Inside My Mind—Pop-Up Show with Jontay Kahm

Fri, August 18Sun, August 20

Forever Beautiful: Inside My Mind, a pop-up exhibition with Jontay Kahm, will be on view at the Museum Store during market weekend.

Ever Green—Exhibition by Rebecca Lee Kunz

Fri, August 18Sun, August 20

Santa Fe–based artist Rebecca Lee Kunz (Cherokee Nation) will present her latest body of work in the MoCNA Store.

2023 IAIA Annual Benefit & Auction—Scholarships Shape Futures

Wed, August 16, 5:30 pm9:00 pm

On August 16, 2023, IAIA leadership, alum artists, and donors gather at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for an evening of art, entertainment, and fundraising to provide essential scholarship support for IAIA students.

2023 Santa Fe Plaza Concert Series—Robert Mirabal with Levi Platero

Tue, August 15, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

IAIA is the presenting sponsor for Lensic 360’s Santa Fe Plaza Concert Series event with Robert Mirabal (Taos Pueblo) and Levi Platero (Navajo) on Tuesday, August 15.

2023 IAIA Auction Art Preview

Thu, August 3Mon, August 14

View the 2023 IAIA Benefit & Auction art at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), August 3–14, 2023.

2023 MFACW July Evening Reading Series: Tommy Orange, Brandon Hobson, and Raquel Gutiérrez

Thu, July 20, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Readings with Tommy Orange, Brandon Hobson, and Raquel Gutiérrez as part of the 2023 MFACW July Evening Reading Series.

2023 MFACW July Evening Reading Series: Ryan RedCorn

Wed, July 19, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Reading with Ryan RedCorn as part of the 2023 MFACW July Evening Reading Series.

2023 MFACW July Evening Reading Series: Kerry Howley, Safia Elhillo, and Ramona Ausubel

Tue, July 18, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Readings with Kerry Howley, Safia Elhillo, and Ramona Ausubel as part of the 2023 MFACW July Evening Reading Series.

2023 MFACW July Evening Reading Series: Sherwin Bitsui, Pam Houston, and Marcela Fuentes

Mon, July 17, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Readings with Sherwin Bitsui, Pam Houston, and Marcela Fuentes as part of the 2023 MFACW July Evening Reading Series.

2023 MFACW July Evening Reading Series: Abigail Chabitnoy, Jamie Figueroa, and Chip Livingston

Sun, July 16, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Readings with Abigail Chabitnoy, Jamie Figueroa, and Chip Livingston as part of the 2023 MFACW July Evening Reading Series.

Film Screening and Panel Conversation—Imagining the Indian

Fri, June 30, 3:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for a panel conversation and special screening of the film Imagining the Indian: The Fight Against Native American Mascoting.

IAIA Creative Writing Contest

Thunderbirds and Lightning Tongues

Mon, May 22, 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Join us in welcoming IAIA Creative Writing students from both the undergrad and master’s programs for a cross-genre reading.

2023 Spring IAIA Powwow

Sat, May 13, 1:00 pm5:00 pm

The 2023 Spring IAIA Powwow is on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 1:00–5:00 pm (MDT).

2023 IAIA Commencement Ceremony

Sat, May 13, 10:00 am12:00 pm

Please join the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) for the 2023 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 10 am (MDT).

2023 IAIA MFA in Studio Arts Thesis Exhibition: Beyond Mastery—Opening Reception at Container

Fri, May 12, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Join us Friday, May 12, 4–6 pm at the Coe Center, and 6–8 pm at Container Art Gallery for the opening receptions for Beyond Mastery, the inaugural IAIA MFASA Thesis Exhibition.

Inherent Memory and 2022–2023 IAIA BFA Exhibition: Beyond Reflections—Reception

Fri, May 12, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for a reception on Friday, May 12, 5–7 pm, for Inherent Memory and the 2022–2023 IAIA BFA Exhibition: Beyond Reflections.

2023 IAIA MFA in Studio Arts Thesis Exhibition: Beyond Mastery—Opening Reception at Coe Center

Fri, May 12, 4:00 pm6:00 pm

Join us Friday, May 12, 4–6 pm at the Coe Center, and 6–8 pm at Container Art Gallery for the opening receptions for Beyond Mastery, the inaugural IAIA MFASA Thesis Exhibition.

2023 IAIA MFACW Hooding Ceremony

Thu, May 11, 5:00 pm6:00 pm

Please join the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) for the 2023 IAIA MFACW Hooding Ceremony on Thursday, May 11, at 5 pm (MDT).

MFACW Class of 2023 Student Readings: Thibodeaux, Smith, Mendoza, and McNeil

Wed, May 10, 5:30 pm7:00 pm

Join the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) to support and celebrate of the MFA in Creative Writing (MFACW) graduating students for a public reading of their works in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and screenwriting.

MFACW Class of 2023 Student Readings: Saleha, Bombardier, Liebenberg, and Poole

Tue, May 9, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Join the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) to support and celebrate of the MFA in Creative Writing (MFACW) graduating students for a public reading of their works in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and screenwriting.

MFACW Class of 2023 Student Readings: Moreno, Ivanoff, Haozous, Madrigal, and Notah

Mon, May 8, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Join the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) to support and celebrate of the MFA in Creative Writing (MFACW) graduating students for a public reading of their works in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and screenwriting.

A Conversation with MoCNA’s Chief Curator Dr. Manuela Well-Off-Man and Rick Rivet

Wed, May 3, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Please join us for an online conversation with MoCNA’s Chief Curator Manuela Well-Off-Man and Rick Rivet (Sahtu-Métis).

2023 Spring IAIA Performing Arts Senior Showcase

Sun, April 30, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Join IAIA Performing Arts students at the Black Box Theater as they present their senior projects.

2023 Spring IAIA Student Recognition and Awards Luncheon

Wed, April 26, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Join us for the 2023 Spring IAIA Student Recognition and Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, April 26, at Noon.

2023 Spring IAIA Graduating Senior Exhibition, Memoria: Art as Record—Opening Reception

Thu, April 13, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Join us Thursday, April 13, 6–8 pm, at the opening reception for the 2023 Spring IAIA Graduating Senior Exhibition, Memoria: Art as Record, an exhibition at the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery representing the culminating achievements of the Spring 2023 graduating BFA in Studio Arts and BFA in Museum Studies students.

2023 Spring IAIA Graduating Senior Exhibition—Memoria: Art as Record

Thu, April 13Sat, May 13

Join IAIA for the 2023 Spring IAIA Graduating Senior Exhibition, Memoria: Art as Record, an exhibition at the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery.

IAIA A-i-R: Anderson and Lanceley—Open Studio

Mon, March 27, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists Delbert Dale Anderson (Diné) and Joe “Tipi Joe” Lanceley (Mistawasis First Nation Treaty 6) for an open studio tour.

2023 IAIA Student AIHEC Conference Awards

Wed, March 22, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Join the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) on Wednesday, March 22, as we celebrate the 2023 IAIA Student AIHEC Conference winners!

IAIA A-i-R: Anderson and Lanceley—Welcome Dinner

Tue, March 21, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists Delbert Dale Anderson (Diné) and Joe “Tipi Joe” Lanceley (Mistawasis First Nation Treaty 6) for dinner and an open studio tour.

(Canceled) Evelyn Vanderhoop—“Bringing to Life” Ceremony for the Diving Whale Robe

Fri, March 17, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Please join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in welcoming renowned weaver Evelyn Vanderhoop (Haida) for a public talk on the tradition of weaving a Naaxiin (Chikat) robe.

IAIA A-i-R: Assu, Chacon, and Sorensen—Open Studio

Tue, February 21, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists Sonny Assu (Ligwiłda'xw of the Kwakwaka'wakw Nations), Nanibah Chacon (Diné), and Matagi Sorensen (Yavapai Apache) for an open studio tour.

IAIA A-i-R: Assu, Chacon, and Sorensen—Welcome Dinner

Mon, February 13, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists Sonny Assu (Ligwiłda'xw of the Kwakwaka'wakw Nations), Nanibah Chacon (Diné), and Matagi Sorensen (Yavapai Apache) for dinner and an open studio tour.

Rick Rivet: Journeys, Mounds and the Metaphysical—Opening Reception

Fri, February 10, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, February 10, 5–7 pm, to celebrate our newest exhibition at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA).

IAIA A-i-R: Chacon, Ortman, and Sorensen—Open Studio

Mon, January 30, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists Nanibah Chacon (Diné), Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache), and Matagi Sorensen (Yavapai Apache) for an open studio tour.

2023 Spring IAIA President’s Convocation and Campus Blessing

Thu, January 26, 11:30 am1:00 pm

IAIA Community—join us on Thursday, January 26, for the 2023 Welcome Ceremony.

IAIA A-i-R: Chacon, Ortman, and Sorensen—Welcome Dinner

Tue, January 24, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists Nanibah Chacon (Diné), Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache), and Matagi Sorensen (Yavapai Apache) for dinner and an open studio tour.

MFACW Evening Reading Series: Readings by Kelli Jo Ford, Layli Long Soldier, and Raquel Gutiérrez

Fri, January 13, 6:00 pm7:15 pm

Readings by Kelli Jo Ford (Cherokee Nation), Layli Long Soldier (Oglala Lakota), and Raquel Gutiérrez as part of the Evening Reading Series.

MFACW Evening Reading Series: Readings by Bojan Louis, Toni Jensen, and Kimberly Blaeser

Wed, January 11, 6:00 pm7:15 pm

Readings by Bojan Louis (Diné), Kimberly Blaeser (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe), and Toni Jensen (Métis) as part of the Evening Reading Series.

MFACW Evening Reading Series: Readings by Pam Houston, Esther Belin, and Keenan Norris

Tue, January 10, 6:00 pm7:15 pm

Readings by Pam Houston, Esther Belin (Diné), and Keenan Norris as part of the Evening Reading Series.

MFACW Evening Reading Series: Screening of Reservation Dogs with Migizi Pensoneau

Mon, January 9, 6:00 pm7:15 pm

A screening of Reservation Dogs with Migizi Pensoneau (Ponca and Ojibwe) as part of the Evening Reading Series.

Lecture with Tanya Lukin Linklater and a Response by Layli Long Soldier

Sun, January 8, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

A lecture by multi-disciplinary artist Tanya Lukin Linklater (Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions) and a response by poet Layli Long Soldier (Oglala Lakota).

Holiday Art Market design by IAIA Student Tiara Yazzie (Diné) ’22

IAIA’s Holiday Art Market and SFCC’s Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

Sat, December 10, 2022, 9:00 am4:00 pm

Over one hundred of the finest artists and craftspeople from across New Mexico will be setting up shop at IAIA and SFCC.

IAIA A-i-R: Beams, Patton, Pruitt, and Riley—Open Studio

Tue, November 29, 2022, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists David Beams (Choctaw), Mikayla Patton (Oglala Lakota), Pat Pruitt (Laguna Pueblo and Chiricahua Apache), and Anne Riley (Fort Nelson First Nation) for an open studio tour.

IAIA A-i-R: Beams, Patton, Pruitt, and Riley—Welcome Dinner

Mon, November 21, 2022, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists David Beams (Choctaw), Mikayla Patton (Oglala Lakota), Pat Pruitt (Laguna Pueblo and Chiricahua Apache), and Anne Riley (Fort Nelson First Nation) for dinner and an open studio tour.

The OGs of Indigenous Fashion Panel Conversation

Sat, November 12, 2022, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) and SITE Santa Fe for a conversation about the progressive fashion scene surrounding the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe from the 1980s to the present.

IAIA Fall ’22 Graduating Senior Exhibition: Same World, Different Voices—Opening Reception

Thu, November 10, 2022, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Join us Thursday, November 10, from 6:00 pm–8:00 pm at the opening reception for Same World, Different Voices.

IAIA A-i-R: Feddersen, Logan, and Shaginoff—Open Studio

Mon, October 24, 2022, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists Carly Feddersen (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation), Linley B. Logan (Onondowa’ga’, agenyogwai:yo’, Seneca, ), Anne Riley (Fort Nelson First Nation), T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss (Skwxwu7mesh, Sto:Lo, and Hawaiian), and Melissa Shaginoff (Ahtna Athabascan and Paiute) for an open studio tour.

IAIA Sponsors SFiFF’s Indigenous Film Program

Thu, October 20, 2022Sun, October 23, 2022

Created by Gary Farmer and sponsored by IAIA, SFiFF’s Indigenous Film Program will include features, shorts, and films.

IAIA A-i-R: Feddersen, Logan, and Shaginoff—Welcome Dinner

Mon, October 17, 2022, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists Carly Feddersen (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation), Linley B. Logan (Onondowa’ga’, agenyogwai:yo’, Seneca), Anne Riley (Fort Nelson First Nation), T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss (Skwxwu7mesh, Sto:Lo, and Hawaiian), and Melissa Shaginoff (Ahtna Athabascan and Paiute) for an open studio tour.

IAIA Making History Symposium

Mon, October 17, 2022, 8:30 am5:00 pm

Join the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) for the Making History Symposium, a day-long symposium about the history of IAIA.

The Stories We Carry—Opening Reception

Sun, October 16, 2022, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for the opening reception of The Stories We Carry and an anniversary cake-cutting ceremony.

IAIA 2022 Fall Powwow

Sat, October 1, 2022, 11:00 am5:00 pm

Save the date for the 2022 IAIA Powwow on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 11:00 am–5:00 pm (MDT).

IAIA 2022 Annual Open House

Wed, September 21, 2022, 11:00 am5:00 pm

SFCC’s Open House is from 11 am to 3 pm, and IAIA’s is from 1 pm to 5 pm.

IAIA A-i-R: Jacobs, Shackleford, and Tafoya—Open Studio

Tue, September 13, 2022, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists Margaret Jacobs (Akwesasne Mohawk), Tanni’ (Tyra Shackleford, Chickasaw), and Skye Tafoya (Eastern Band Cherokee and Santa Clara Pueblo) for an open studio tour.

IAIA A-i-R: Jacobs, Shackleford, Tafoya, and Wilson—Welcome Dinner and Studio Tour

Tue, September 6, 2022, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists Margaret Jacobs (Akwesasne Mohawk), Tanni’ (Tyra Shackleford, Chickasaw), Skye Tafoya (Eastern Band Cherokee and Santa Clara Pueblo), and Holly Wilson (Delaware Nation and Cherokee Nation) for free dinner and studio tour.

Talk with Author Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer

Wed, August 31, 2022, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

On August 31, from 6:30–8 pm, Dr. Kimmerer will give a public presentation in the gym at the IAIA Performing Arts and Fitness Center.

2022 President’s Convocation and Campus Blessing

Thu, August 25, 2022, 10:30 am12:00 pm

Join the IAIA on Thursday, August 25, for the IAIA 2022 President’s Convocation.

Yoo’tó “Beaded Water” Reading

Sat, August 20, 2022, 2:30 pm5:00 pm

Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), Words of the People, and Abalone Mountain Press for the Yoo'tó “Beaded Water” reading.

Making History Premiere and Panel Discussion

Sat, August 20, 2022, 11:00 am12:00 pm

Join the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) and IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for the premiere of the Making History documentary.

Gallery Tour with Matrilineal Guest Curator Laura Clark

Sat, August 20, 2022, 10:00 am11:00 am

Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for a gallery tour with Matrilineal: Legacies of Our Mothers guest curator Laura Clark (Mvskoke Creek Nation) and artists from the exhibition.

Matrilineal: A Fife Family Discussion

Sat, August 20, 2022, 9:00 am10:00 am

Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for a panel discussion with Matrilineal: Legacies of Our Mothers guest curator Laura Clark (Mvskoke Creek Nation) and artists from the exhibition.

2022 IAIA Student and Recent Graduate Art Market

Sat, August 20, 2022Sun, August 21, 2022

MoCNA is pleased to announce that the annual IAIA Student and Recent Graduate Art Market will be happening this year August 20–21, 2022.

MoCNA Opening Reception for Summer 2022 Exhibitions

Fri, August 19, 2022, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for the opening reception of our 2022 summer/fall exhibitions Art of Indigenous Fashion, Athena LaTocha: Mesabi Redux, and Matrilineal: Legacies of Our Mothers.

2022 IAIA Making History Scholarship Event

Wed, August 17, 2022, 5:30 pm9:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, from 5:30–9:00 pm, at La Fonda on the Plaza as the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) celebrates its sixtieth anniversary and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) celebrates its fiftieth year.

2022 Santa Fe Plaza Concert Series’ Indigenous Showcase

Mon, August 15, 2022, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

IAIA is sponsoring a show for the Santa Fe Plaza Concert Series titled Native Showcase which features Indigenous bands Joe Tohonnie Jr. and the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers, Lyla June, and Ailani.

Finding the Center: Selected Works From the MFASA Class of 2023

Fri, July 22, 2022, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

The IAIA Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts (MFASA) summer residency presents an exhibition of selected works from the MFASA Class of 2023.

Finding the Center: Will Wilson

Fri, July 22, 2022, 10:00 am11:00 am

The IAIA Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts (MFASA) summer residency presents a livestreamed talk with Will Wilson (Diné).

Finding the Center: Ashley Holland

Wed, July 20, 2022, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

The IAIA Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts (MFASA) summer residency presents a livestreamed talk with Ashley Holland (Cherokee Nation).

Finding the Center: Nora Naranjo Morse

Wed, July 20, 2022, 10:00 am11:00 am

The IAIA Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts (MFASA) summer residency presents a livestreamed talk with Nora Naranjo Morse (Santa Clara Pueblo).

Finding the Center: Sky Hopinka

Tue, July 19, 2022, 5:00 pm6:00 pm

The IAIA Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts (MFASA) summer residency presents a public talk with Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation and Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians) at the The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA).

Finding the Center: Raymond Boisjoly

Mon, July 18, 2022, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

The IAIA Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts (MFASA) summer residency presents a livestreamed talk with Raymond Boisjoly (Haida).

ArtWalk Santa Fe at MoCNA

Sat, June 25, 2022, 12:00 pm4:00 pm

Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for ArtWalk Santa Fe. The museum will have free admission all day, an outdoor art market, and music.

Wendy Ponca, circa 1976

IAIA Alumni Voices—Kimberly “Wendy” Ponca (Osage) ‘78

Wed, June 1, 2022, 12:15 pm1:00 pm

Hear first-hand stories about former students’ experiences through the decades, with this month‘s installment featuring artist, educator, and fashion designer Kimberly “Wendy” Ponca (Osage) ‘78.

Museum Day at MoCNA

Wed, May 18, 2022, 10:00 am5:00 pm

Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in celebrating “International Museum Day.” The museum will have free admission all-day and a special screening of the film What Was Ours.

2022 IAIA Commencement Ceremony

Sat, May 14, 2022, 10:00 am4:00 pm

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, members of the IAIA community gathered to celebrate the achievements of students who earned degrees and certificates.

IAIA Tenth Annual Student Filmmaker Showcase

Thu, May 12, 2022, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Join IAIA Cinematic Arts & Technology students for a showcase featuring a selection of films produced during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Rooted in Traditional Indigenous Ways of Knowing—IAIA and Goodall Institute

Thu, May 12, 2022, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is partnering with IAIA to increase programming for both IAIA’s Land-Grant and the JGI’s Roots & Shoots.

IAIA Performing Arts Presents “Sneaky”

Sat, May 7, 2022, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

You are invited to watch IAIA Performing Arts students perform William S. Yellow Robe Jr.‘s one-act play, Sneaky, in our black box theater.

Peak of the Storm—Readings by IAIA’s Emerging Writers

Sat, May 7, 2022, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

The Peak of the Storm reading will take place Saturday, May 7, from 2–4 pm (MDT) at IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA).

IAIA Performing Arts Presents “Sneaky”

Fri, May 6, 2022, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

You are invited to watch IAIA Performing Arts students perform William S. Yellow Robe Jr.‘s one-act play, Sneaky, in our black box theater.

IAIA Alumni Voices—Nathan Paul Jackson (Chilkoot Tlingit) ’63

Wed, April 27, 2022, 12:15 pm1:00 pm

Hear first-hand stories about former students’ experiences through the decades, beginning with traditional woodcarver, jeweler, and designer Nathan Paul Jackson (Chilkoot-Tlingit) ’63.

Burn to Emerge—Readings by IAIA’s Emerging Writers

Tue, April 26, 2022, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

IAIA’s online student Anthology of multidisciplinary art and writing will be hosting an in-person and virtual reading featuring students from the Creative Writing program.

Earth Day Screening—Inhabitants: Indigenous Perspectives on Restoring Our World

Fri, April 22, 2022Sun, April 24, 2022

For Earth Day 2022, please join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for a special screening of the film Inhabitants: Indigenous Perspectives on Restoring Our World.

IAIA A-i-R: Adams, Fragua, and Rutherford—Dinner and Studio Tour

Mon, April 18, 2022, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists Rochelle Adams (Gwich’in), Cliff Fragua (Jemez Pueblo), and Lisa Rutherford (Cherokee Nation) for free dinner and studio tour.

Crossing the Realm—IAIA 2022 Spring Graduating Senior Exhibition Opening Reception

Fri, April 15, 2022, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

The opening reception is on Friday, April 15, from 6–8 pm on the IAIA Campus—light dinner and refreshments served.

Awakened Dreamscapes—Panel Discussion

Thu, April 7, 2022, 5:00 pm6:00 pm

Awakened Dreamscapes is an exhibition of emerging students in the Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) BFA programs.

IAIA A-i-R: Fragua and Benally—Open Studio

Wed, March 30, 2022, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Visit with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Cliff Fragua (Jemez Pueblo) and Bert Benally (Diné) from 3–5 pm for a tour of the artists‘ studio spaces.

Community Mural Painting with Solomon Enos

Fri, March 25, 2022, 11:00 am4:00 pm

Join artist Solomon Enos (Kānaka Maoli) for a public painting session at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA).

IAIA A-i-R: Fragua and Benally—Open Studio

Wed, March 23, 2022, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Visit with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Cliff Fragua (Jemez Pueblo) and Bert Benally (Diné) from 3–5 pm for a tour of the artists‘ studio spaces.

Indigenizing Love: Supporting Our LGBTQIA+ Community

Wed, March 23, 2022, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Featuring special guest and alum Ryan Young (Ojibwe) ’19, co-author of Indigenizing Love: A Toolkit for Native Youth to Build Inclusion.

IAIA 2021–2022 BFA Exhibition: Awakened Dreamscapes—Opening Reception

Fri, March 11, 2022, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Awakened Dreamscapes is an exhibition of emerging students in the Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) BFA programs.

The Cellist (detail), image courtesy of John Well-Off-Man

John Well-Off-Man: Rhythm and Lines—Opening Reception

Fri, March 11, 2022, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

John Well-Off-Man (Chippewa-Cree) creates images using abstractions, shapes, colors, and lines.

IAIA A-i-R: Feddersen and Fragua—Dinner and Studio Tour

Wed, March 9, 2022, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Join IAIA A-i-R artists RYAN! Elizabeth Feddersen (Okanogan/Arrow Lakes) and Cliff Fragua (Jemez Pueblo) for free dinner and studio tour.

IAIA A-i-R: Hudson and Hope—Virtual Studio Tour

Wed, January 26, 2022, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Visit with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Lily Hope (Tlingit) and Ursala Hudson (Tlingit) for a virtual tour of the artist’s studio spaces via Zoom.

Unsettling the Landscape: Panel Discussion Moderated by RCCNA Mellon Scholar Kendra Greendeer

Wed, January 19, 2022, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

This panel of four women will discuss the role of mural arts in the cityscape, and in particular, the role of Indigenous women creating community around visual resurgence.

MoCNA Literary Session with “Exposure” Artists

Thu, December 16, 2021, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join MoCNA for a poetry reading featuring current Exposure artists Dan Taulapapa McMullin (Samoan) and No’u Revilla (Kanaka Maoli) as Mā'ohi author and activist Chantal Spitz.

Jazmin Novak (Diné), Be Still, 2021, Bronze, 4.5 x 4.5 x 11 in., photograph by Jason S. Ordaz, IAIA

“We Went Wild”—Panel Discussion

Tue, December 7, 2021, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

We Went Wild is an exhibition of emerging students in the Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) BFA programs.

Somebody’s Daughter movie poster

“Somebody’s Daughter (1492–Now)” and “Say Her Name”

Fri, December 3, 2021, 3:00 pm7:00 pm

Please join us for the film screening of Somebody’s Daughter (1492–Now) and Say Her Name.

DeAnna Autumn Leaf Suazo—Memorial and Celebration of Life

Wed, December 1, 2021, 12:00 pm2:00 pm

DeAnna (Diné, Taos Pueblo) graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Spring 2021 with a BFA in Studio Arts and was admitted into IAIA’s inaugural MFA in Studio Arts cohort in Summer 2021.

Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts Application Workshop

Wed, November 17, 2021, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

The MFASA workshop will offer an overview of this new program and will go through the application process in detail.

IAIA 2021 Fall Senior Graduating Exhibition “Reemergence 2021”

Wed, November 10, 2021Fri, December 10, 2021

Reemergence 2021, IAIA’s first in-person senior exhibition since 2019, opens on November 10.

CURATE: A Discussion with “Exposure” Co-Curator Erin Vink

Thu, October 21, 2021, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join us for an online discussion with the co-curator of MoCNA’s current exhibition, Exposure: Native Art and Political Ecology, Erin Vink (Ngiyampaa).

2021 Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Mon, October 11, 2021, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Indigenous Peoples’ Day will be livestreamed from the IAIA Campus.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day at MoCNA

Mon, October 11, 2021, 11:00 am5:00 pm

Join us for Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA).

IAIA 2021 Annual Open House

Wed, September 29, 2021, 1:00 pm5:00 pm

This event is the perfect opportunity for anyone interested in IAIA to come learn about our mission, programs, and community.

Mallery Quetawki: Instagram Takeover

Wed, September 29, 2021Thu, September 30, 2021

Zuni artist, Mallery Quetawki, will be taking over MoCNA’s Instagram platform for two days to share some of her work and artistic background.

2021 Fall Scholarship Awards Luncheon

Wed, September 15, 2021, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

IAIA is hosting its Fall 2021 Scholarship Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Noon in the Performing Arts and Fitness Center Gym. This event is by invitation only.

IAIA A-i-R: Ken Williams Jr.—Open Studio

Mon, August 30, 2021, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Visit with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Ken Williams Jr. (Northern Arapaho/Seneca) in the A-i-R studio from 1–4:00 pm for a tour of the artist’s studio space.

2021 Art Rush

Thu, August 26, 2021, 1:00 pm8:00 pm

Celebrate the return to campus and start the Fall 2021 semester by creating art at Art Rush in the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery.

2021 President’s Convocation and Campus Blessing

Thu, August 26, 2021, 10:30 am12:00 pm

Join the IAIA on Thursday, August 26, for the IAIA 2021 President’s Convocation.

Will Wilson (Diné), Mexican Hat Disposal Cell, Navajo Nation (Connecting the Dots series), 2019, drone-based digital prints, ca. 44 x 100 in., photo courtesy of the artist

Exposure: Native Art and Political Ecology—Panel Discussion with the Co-Curators

Sat, August 21, 2021, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion of Exposure. Facilitated by MoCNA Chief Curator Manuela Well-Off-Man and joined by Co-Curators Dr. Kóan Jeff Baysa and Tania Willard (Secwepemc Nation).

Rebecca Lee Kunz: Story Paintings—Demonstration

Sat, August 21, 2021, 10:00 am5:00 pm

Santa Fe–based artist Rebecca Lee Kunz (Cherokee Nation) will be demonstrating her work in the Museum Store.

Will Wilson (Diné), Mexican Hat Disposal Cell, Navajo Nation (Connecting the Dots series), 2019, drone-based digital prints, ca. 44 x 100 in., photo courtesy of the artist

Exposure: Native Art and Political Ecology—Gallery Session and Tour with Artists

Sat, August 21, 2021, 10:00 am11:00 am

A panel discussion with Exposure artists Mariquita Lynn Davis (Chamoru, Guam), Kohei Fujito (Ainu, Japan), Dan Taulapapa McMullin (Samoa), and Will Wilson (Diné, United States).

Exposure: Native Art and Political Ecology—Panel Discussion with Artists

Sat, August 21, 2021, 9:00 am9:45 am

A panel discussion with Exposure artists Mariquita Lynn Davis (Chamoru, Guam), Kohei Fujito (Ainu, Japan), Dan Taulapapa McMullin (Samoa), and Will Wilson (Diné, United States).

2021 IAIA Recent Graduate Art Market

Sat, August 21, 2021Sun, August 22, 2021

MoCNA is pleased to announce that the annual IAIA Recent Graduate Art Market will be happening this year August 21–22, 2021.

Rebecca Lee Kunz: Story Paintings—Opening Reception

Fri, August 20, 2021, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Santa Fe–based artist Rebecca Lee Kunz (Cherokee Nation) will present her latest body of work in the MoCNA Store.

Exposure: Native Art and Political Ecology—Opening Reception

Fri, August 20, 2021, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Visit the Museum in-person as we celebrate the opening of Exposure: Native Art and Political Ecology on Friday, August 20, 5–7pm

2021 IAIA Virtual Scholarship Event and Auction

Wed, August 18, 2021, 5:30 pm6:30 pm

Featuring an online auction of award-winning alumni artists pieces, a live paddle call, and appearances from students and celebrity friends.

Lindy Vision, photography by Cougar Vigil

Santa Fe Plaza Concert Series’ Indigenous Showcase

Mon, August 16, 2021, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

IAIA is sponsoring a show for the Santa Fe Plaza Concert Series titled Native Showcase which features local Indigenous bands Lindy Vision and Sihasin.

Lindy Vision, photography by Cougar Vigil

Santa Fe Plaza Concert Series’ Native Showcase

Mon, August 16, 2021, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

IAIA is sponsoring a show for the Santa Fe Plaza Concert Series titled Native Showcase which features local Indigenous bands Lindy Vision and Sihasin.

Art Exhibition Preview

IAIA 2021 Virtual Scholarship Auction Art Exhibition Preview

Tue, August 3, 2021Fri, August 13, 2021

The public can view the artworks in the auction art exhibition at the Balzer Contemporary Native Edge Gallery on the IAIA campus through August 13.

The Moving Land: 60+ Years of Art by Linda Lomahaftewa—Closing Reception

Fri, July 16, 2021, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Please join us for the closing reception of The Moving Land: 60 + Years of Art by Linda Lomahaftewa on Friday, July 16, 5–7 pm.

IAIA 2021 Commencement Ceremony

Sat, May 15, 2021, 11:00 am12:00 pm

The 2021 IAIA Commencement will be presented virtually.

Darby Raymond-Overstreet

Darby Raymond-Overstreet: Instagram Takeover

Fri, May 14, 2021

Artist Darby Raymond-Overstreet (Diné) will be taking over MoCNA’s Instagram platform for one day to share some of her work and artistic background with us.

Panel: Kinship and Solidarity Across Borders

Thu, May 13, 2021, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

This panel brings together Indigenous curators and artists based in “so-called” Canada and the United States who will discuss their Indigenous curatorial practices and issues and movements.

IAIA President’s Circle Event: Reflections with Dr. Martin

Mon, May 10, 2021, 5:30 pm6:30 pm

Please join IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee), and special guest, retired Academic Dean Charlene Teters (Spokane) as we explore the artwork of recent and upcoming IAIA graduates.

Lyndon Jeffery Kahmakoatayo “Jeff Kahm”: In Loving Memory

Mon, May 3, 2021Wed, December 1, 2021

This exhibition honors the art of esteemed IAIA Alumnus and Associate Professor Lyndon Jeffery Kahmakoatayo “Jeff Kahm” (Plains Cree, 1968–2021).

IAIA A-i-R: Wapaha, Genia, and Jones—Artist Talk

Sat, May 1, 2021, 1:00 pm2:30 pm

The IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) program will present an online artist talk with A-i-R Artists Monica Wapaha, Erin Genia, and Topaz Jones.

Admissions: Info Session for Prospective Students

Tue, April 27, 2021, 5:30 pm6:30 pm

You are invited to this virtual session to learn about IAIA academic programs, the application process, student life, and more.

Admissions: Info Session for Transfer Students

Fri, April 23, 2021, 10:30 am12:00 pm

Join us for this virtual session to review our academic programs and talk about the transfer process.

Admissions: Meet Current IAIA Students

Thu, April 22, 2021, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Join us for a panel with a few of our IAIA students.

Michael Namingha: Artist Talk and Virtual Tour

Thu, April 22, 2021, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join us for an artist talk and virtual tour with Michael Namingha (Tewa/Hopi) for a discussion about his exhibition Altered Landscapes.

Admissions: Cinematic Arts and Technology Webinar

Tue, April 20, 2021, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Attend this virtual session to learn more about the Cinematic Arts & Technology program, courses, and the technology available for IAIA students.

Admissions: Admitted Student Webinar

Thu, April 15, 2021, 5:00 pm6:00 pm

We invite you to attend this virtual session to prepare for the Fall 2021 Semester.

IAIA Annual Career Fair

Wed, April 7, 2021, 11:00 am1:00 pm

Employers are invited to the Institute of American Indian Arts Career Fair on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. It will be held virtually from 11 am–1 pm.

IAIA A-i-R: MacKnight and Webster—Talk

Sat, March 6, 2021, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Join us for an talk with current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Sheridan MacKnight (White Earth Chippewa/Hunkpapa Lakota) and previous A-i-R artist Jodi Webster (Ho-Chunk Nation).

Linda Lomahaftewa, Untitled (detail), late 60s–early 70s, oil on canvas (unstretched), 65 x 60.5 in., Image courtesy of IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Linda Lomahaftewa: Artist Talk

Thu, March 4, 2021, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Discussion with artist Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw) and Curator Dr. Lara M. Evans (Cherokee).

Watch Live Streams on Facebook

Low Residency MFA in Studio Arts Open House

Fri, February 19, 2021, 3:00 pm4:00 pm

Please join us during a live streaming event to learn more about the Low Residency MFA in Studio Arts.

Suni S. Vizcarra Wood

Virtual President’s Circle Event

Wed, February 10, 2021, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee), and special guest, retired Academic Dean Charlene Teters (Spokane) as we explore the artwork of recent and upcoming IAIA graduates.

Sisters Rising: Discussion with Filmmaker Willow O’Feral

Thu, January 21, 2021, 4:30 pm5:30 pm

After the virtual screening of the film Sisters Rising, attend a discussion with filmmaker Willow O’Feral.

Robyn Tsinnajinnie (Navajo)

Robyn Tsinnajinnie: Instagram Takeover

Wed, November 18, 2020Fri, November 20, 2020

Artist and IAIA Alum Robyn Tsinnajinnie (Diné) will be taking over MoCNA’s Instagram.

Warrior Women: Virtual Screening

Mon, November 16, 2020Sun, November 29, 2020

Virtual screening of film Warrior Women, directed by Christina D. King and Elizabeth A. Castle, produced by Anna Marie Pitman.

IAIA Annual Open House

Mon, November 16, 2020Fri, November 20, 2020

IAIA is holding its annual Open House Monday, November 16 through Friday, November 20—this year it will be a virtual event.

Native American Heritage Month

Mon, November 2, 2020Mon, November 30, 2020

November is designated as Native American Heritage Month, and in honor of the many diverse, distinct, and dynamic Indigenous communities, IAIA has organized several virtual events.

“What is Feminist Art?”, no date, photograph by Mercedes Dorame (Tongva)

Mercedes Dorame: “Taking Our Ancestors Forward” Virtual Workshop

Wed, October 28, 2020, 5:30 pm6:45 pm

MoCNA’s Social Engagement Art resident Mercedes Dorame (Tongva) will be facilitating a workshop on memory-making.

Cut paper Collage Illustration of “Spearfinger,” image by Luzene Hill (Eastern Band Cherokee)

Luzene Hill: “Juxtaposed” Virtual Workshop

Tue, October 27, 2020, 5:30 pm6:45 pm

Join MoCNA’s Social Engagement Art resident Luzene Hill (Eastern Band Cherokee) for a virtual workshop.

Mercedes Dorame: Instagram Takeover

Thu, October 22, 2020

MoCNA’s Social Engagement Art resident Mercedes Dorame (Tongva) will be taking over MoCNA’s Instagram for one day.

Mercedes Dorame

Mercedes Dorame: Virtual Artist Talk

Wed, October 21, 2020, 5:30 pm6:30 pm

MoCNA’s Social Engagement Art resident Luzene Hill (Eastern Band Cherokee) will be taking over MoCNA’s Instagram for one day.

Luzene Hill: Instagram Takeover

Thu, October 15, 2020

MoCNA’s Social Engagement Art resident Luzene Hill (Eastern Band Cherokee) will be taking over MoCNA’s Instagram for one day.

Luzene Hill: Virtual Artist Talk

Wed, October 14, 2020, 5:30 pm6:30 pm

Join MoCNA’s Social Engagement Art resident Luzene Hill (Eastern Band Cherokee) for a presentation on her artistic practice.

Blood Memory: Virtual Screening and Presentation

Thu, September 24, 2020, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Live virtual presentation with Sandy White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota) and filmmaker Drew Nicholas.

Tamara Burgh, MoCNA, and form & concept

Sat, September 19, 2020, 10:00 am11:00 am

Video premiere on Facebook of fiber artist Tamara Burgh (Inupiat-Kawerak/Swede).

MoCNA #AskACurator

Wed, September 16, 2020, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

#AskACurator with Chief Curator Manuela Well-Off-Man and Curator of Collections Tatiana Lomahaftewa-Singer.

Terran Kipp Last Gun

MoCNA Instagram Takeover: Terran Last Gun

Thu, September 3, 2020Fri, September 4, 2020

Visual artist and printmaker, Terran Last Gun (Piikani (Blackfeet)), will be taking over MoCNA’s Instagram.

IAIA 2020 Commencement Ceremony

Sat, August 22, 2020, 11:00 am1:00 pm

The 2020 IAIA Commencement will be presented virtually.

2020 IAIA Virtual Scholarship Event—Scholarships Shape Futures

Wed, August 12, 2020, 5:00 pm6:00 pm

Featuring an online auction of award-winning alumni artists pieces, a live paddle call, and appearances from students and celebrity friends.

Jeffrey Veregge: Virtual Artist Talk

Tue, June 9, 2020, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Join us for the first of five artist talks in our “Indigenous Futurisms Virtual Series” with artist Jeffrey Veregge.

IAIA A-i-R: Young Man and Evans on KSFR (Cancelled)

Wed, May 20, 2020, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Alfred Young Man (Chippewa-Cree) and A-i-R Director Lara Evans (Cherokee) in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA 2020 Student Film Festival

Thu, May 14, 2020, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

This year, the seventh annual IAIA Student Film Festival is going virtual.

IAIA 2020 Spring Powwow (Cancelled)

Sat, May 9, 2020, 10:00 am7:00 pm

Important Notice: Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this event is cancelled.

IAIA A-i-R: Young Man—Studio Tour (Cancelled)

Thu, May 7, 2020, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Visit with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Alfred Young Man (Chippewa-Cree) on the IAIA campus from 3:00 pm–5:00 pm for a tour of the artist’s studio space.

IAIA A-i-R: Young Man—Dinner and Studio Tour (Cancelled)

Thu, April 23, 2020, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Alfred Young Man (Chippewa-Cree) for free dinner followed by a tour of the artist’s studio space.

IAIA A-i-R: Nielsen and Pourier—Open Studios (Cancelled)

Thu, April 9, 2020, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Visit with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Marlene Ann Nielsen (Yup’ik Kokhanok Tribe) and Kevin Pourier (Oglala Lakota) on the IAIA campus for tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

IAIA A-i-R: Nielsen and Pourier on KSFR (Cancelled)

Tue, April 7, 2020, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Marlene Ann Nielsen (Yup’ik Kokhanok Tribe) and Kevin Pourier (Oglala Lakota) in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Nielsen and Pourier—Dinner and Studio Tours (Cancelled)

Thu, March 26, 2020, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Marlene Ann Nielsen (Yup’ik Kokhanok Tribe) and Kevin Pourier (Oglala Lakota) for free dinner followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

Somebody’s Daughter movie poster

Somebody’s Daughter—Special Showing

Fri, March 6, 2020, 5:30 pm6:30 pm

Somebody’s Daughter focuses on some of the higher-profile MMIW cases, some of which were raised during the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs MMIW/MMIP hearing in December 2018.

Momentousness: Avis Charley–Reception

Fri, March 6, 2020, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

This exhibition, in the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery in the Museum Store, features Avis Charley’s (Spirit Lake Tribe, Diné) new ledger art painted on antique ledger paper.

Eve Picher, Kali, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 in.

IAIA 2020 BFA Exhibition “Resistance Through Existence”—Reception

Fri, March 6, 2020, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

The exhibition tackles a wide variety of topics ranging from the revitalization of tribal regalia and mask making to healing from traumatic events that happened as a result of European colonization.

2020 IAIA Art Competition

Fri, February 28, 2020, 4:00 pm5:30 pm

The Balzer Gallery is proud to host the annual IAIA Art Competition, a precursor to the 2020 American Indian Higher Education Consortium’s (AIHEC) annual conference, which includes a very competitive art competition

IAIA A-i-R: Jones and Hoover—Open Studios

Thu, February 27, 2020, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Visit with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Topaz Jones (Shoshone, Kalapuya, Molalla, Lummi) and Anna Hoover (Norwegian, Unangax̂) on the IAIA campus for tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

IAIA A-i-R: Hoover on KSFR

Tue, February 25, 2020, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Anna Hoover (Norwegian, Unangax̂) in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Jones and Hoover—Dinner and Studio Tours

Thu, February 20, 2020, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Topaz Jones (Shoshone, Kalapuya, Molalla, Lummi) and Anna Hoover (Norwegian, Unangax̂) for free dinner followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

Somebody’s Daughter movie poster

Somebody’s Daughter

Sun, February 16, 2020, 3:00 pm4:00 pm

Somebody’s Daughter focuses on some of the higher-profile MMIW cases, some of which were raised during the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs MMIW/MMIP hearing in December 2018.

Somebody’s Daughter movie poster

Somebody’s Daughter

Sun, February 16, 2020, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Somebody’s Daughter focuses on some of the higher-profile MMIW cases, some of which were raised during the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs MMIW/MMIP hearing in December 2018.

Charlene Teters: Way of Sorrows—Reception

Thu, February 13, 2020, 4:30 pm7:00 pm

Way of Sorrows, a new installation by Charlene Teters (Spokane), addresses current issues such as forced migrations and the US-Mexico border crises, while asking questions about responsibility and identifying new myths.

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