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IAIA A-i-R: John Hagen and Craig Don Goseyun—Welcome Reception

February 27, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join us to welcome IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists John Hagen and Craig Dan Goseyun. Dinner will be served in the Academic Building on Monday, February 27 from 5:00–5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’s studios in the Photography Studio and the Allan Houser Sculpture and Foundry Building. Free and open to the public—dinner served. John Hagen John Hagen John Hagen (Aleut/Inupiaq) is a landscape photographer who lives in Haines, AK. His inspiration is people…

MoCNA Local Artist-in-Residence Open Studio and Talk—David-Alexander Hubbard Sloan

March 4, 12:00 pm4:00 pm

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts’s (MoCNA) current local Artist-in-Residence David-Alexander Hubbard Sloan (Navajo) will give a talk on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 12 pm, plus his studio will be open to the public through 4 pm. About the Program and Artist Every year, the MoCNA offers residencies to local artists working in any media. We are pleased to announce our current resident. David-Alexander Hubbard Sloan (Navajo) was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sloan works in…

IAIA A-i-R: John Hagen and Craig Don Goseyun—Open Studio

March 8, 11:30 am1:30 pm

Please join our current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists John Hagen and Craig Dan Goseyun on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 11:30 am–1:30 pm for an open studio session. Stop by their studios to see what they’ve been working on while here at IAIA. Free and open to the public—refreshments served at each studio. John Hagen John Hagen John Hagen (Aleut/Inupiaq) is a landscape photographer who lives in Haines, AK. His inspiration is people and place and…

The MoCNA Reader—Kids Day

March 11, 11:00 am12:00 pm

Please join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts’s (MoCNA) tri-monthly book club, the MoCNA Reader, as we welcome children (K–5) to the museum. The museum shop will highlight Native children’s book author, Emmett “Shkeme” Garcia, from the Pueblos of Tamaya (Santa Ana) and Walatowa (Jemez). The children’s event will include readings from Coyote and the Sky: How the Sun, Moon, and Stars Began, and Sister Rabbit’s Tricks, plus a sing-a-long, a book-signing, and snacks. During the event, MoCNA is…

IAIA A-i-R: John Hagen and Craig Don Goseyun—Farewell Reception

March 23, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join us for dinner in the Academic Building Hallway with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists John Hagen and Craig Dan Goseyun studios to see the work they accomplished during their residency on campus. Dinner will be served in the Academic Building from 5:00–5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’s studios. Free and open to the public—dinner served. John Hagen John Hagen John Hagen (Aleut/Inupiaq) is a landscape photographer who lives in Haines, AK. His inspiration…

IAIA 2017 Spring Senior Graduating Exhibition—Opening Reception

April 13, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

More information forthcoming, for now please “save the date.”

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IAIA Student Benefit for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

October 16, 2016, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

To help support the Standing Rock Community, Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Students will host an event to raise funds for the Sacred Stone School at Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, on Sunday, October 16, 2016, from 2–4:00 pm, in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. IAIA Associated Student Government President Chad Browneagle (Shoshone/Spokane) at Sacred Stone Camp, photograph by IAIA Student Jaida Grey Eagle (Oglala Lakota) Organized by IAIA Low Residency…

IAIA MFA Library Readings—Kate O’Neill and Eric Davis

October 11, 2016, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents readings by noted authors at 4 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. For questions regarding the MFA Library Readings, please contact IAIA Library Director Valerie Nye at (505) 424-2397 or vnye@iaia.edu. Kate O’Neill Kate O’Neill (Irish/Scots-Irish/Canadian Metis) is an IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing student who grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. She is an educator who has been published in numerous journals…

IAIA A-i-R: Erin Gingrich and Nakkita Trimble—Welcome Reception

October 10, 2016, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join us to welcome IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Erin Gingrich and Nakkita Trimble. Dinner will be served in the Allan Houser Sculpture and Foundry Building on Monday, October 10, from 5–5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’s studios. Free and open to the public—dinner served. Erin Gingrich Erin Gingrich Erin Gingrich (Nome Eskimo Community) is an Alaska Native artist whose sculptures and mask forms are composed of wood, paint, and beads. This combination of…

IAIA A-i-R: Jason Garcia, Gerry Quotskuyva, and Luke Parnell—Farewell Reception

September 29, 2016, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join us for free dinner (served 5–5:45 pm) and farewell reception for our current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Jason Garcia, Gerry Quotskuyva, and Luke Parnell on Thursday, September 29, from 5–6:30 pm in the Allan Houser Sculpture and Foundry Building and Academic Building for an open studio session. Stop by the artists’s studios to see what they have accomplished in their residence. Free and open to the public—dinner served. Jason Garcia Jason Garcia Jason Garcia…

Project Management for Agricultural Programs in Pueblo Communities

September 26, 2016, 9:00 am3:00 pm

Instructors: Charlene Carr (Pueblo of Laguna) and Thelma Antonio (Pueblo of Laguna) Participants will learn how to assess program needs, develop long range plans, and prepare for grant opportunities as well as the necessary steps for completing a successful grant program. This is a wonderful opportunity for ranchers, farmers, natural resource departments, and program administrators who want to gain a better understanding for the technical side of agricultural project management. Earn .6 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for attending the workshop.…

IAIA A-i-R: Jason Garcia, Gerry Quotskuyva, and Luke Parnell—Open Studio

September 21, 2016, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join our current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Jason Garcia, Gerry Quotskuyva, and Luke Parnell on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, from 3–5:00 pm in the Allan Houser Sculpture and Foundry Building and Academic Building for an open studio session and bronze pour (3 pm). Stop by the artists’s studios to see what they’ve been working in their residence at IAIA. Free and open to the public—refreshments served. Jason Garcia Jason Garcia Jason Garcia (Okuu Pín-Turtle Mountain)…

IAIA A-i-R: Jason Garcia, Gerry Quotskuyva, and Luke Parnell—Radio Show

September 20, 2016, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Jason Garcia, Gerry Quotskuyva, and Luke Parnell in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.” Stream the live broadcast at www.ksfr.org or listen to previous shows at www.throughoureyes.libsyn.com. Jason Garcia Jason Garcia Jason Garcia (Okuu Pín-Turtle Mountain) uses his artwork to document the ever-changing cultural landscape of his home of Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. Tewa…

IAIA MFA Library Readings—Sharon Franklet and Helga Schimkat

September 13, 2016, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents readings by noted authors at 4 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. For questions regarding the MFA Library Readings, please contact IAIA Library Director Valerie Nye at (505) 424-2397 or vnye@iaia.edu. Sharon Franklet Sharon Franklet was born on the coast of Texas, and lives in rural northern New Mexico where, in her favorite moments, she sits and watches. Her writing often focuses on resistance and submission…

IAIA A-i-R: Jason Garcia, Gerry Quotskuyva, and Luke Parnell—Opening Reception

September 8, 2016, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join us in welcoming IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Jason Garcia (Okuu Pín-Turtle Mountain), Gerry Quotskuyva (Hopi), and Luke Parnell (Nisga’a and Haida Nations). A complimentary dinner will be served in the Academic Building from 5–5:45 pm, followed by studio tours in the artists’s studios. Jason Garcia Jason Garcia Jason Garcia (Okuu Pín-Turtle Mountain) uses his artwork to document the ever-changing cultural landscape of his home of Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. Tewa cultural ceremonies, traditions,…

2016 Art Rush Exhibition—Opening

September 8, 2016, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

136 paintings were created during the ten-hour Art Rush event on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Music was provided by DJ Ben Calabaza and Dj FXTRO throughout the day while participants of all ages gathered their supplies, mingled, and created works of art. Participants were provided lunch and snacks which were sponsored by ASG, Student Life, and the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery. 2016 Art Rush The Art Rush Exhibition is curated and developed by MUSM 190 Art…

2016 Art Rush Event

August 24, 2016, 12:00 pm10:00 pm

Get your creative ideas ready! Art Rush is an annual Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) community event hosted in the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery. IAIA students, alumni, faculty, staff, and their families, are invited to join in on Art Rush to create a work of art that will be displayed during the Art Rush Exhibition, September 8–28, 2016. All artwork created during the event will be curated into the Art Rush Exhibition. Canvas, paint, brushes, and easels are provided,…

Telling a Story: The Art of Cape Dorset—Panel

August 21, 2016, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in partnership with Dorset Fine Arts, brings together Inuit art professionals and collectors for a discussion about Inuit art from Cape Dorset. Located in the heart of the Canadian Arctic, Cape Dorset is widely recognized as the Capital of Inuit art. The region’s distinctive creative output—particularly in stonecut and lithography—is produced at Kinngait Studios, the oldest fine art print shop in Canada. While focusing on the celebrated history and enduring significance of the…

Exhibiting Culture—Panel

August 21, 2016, 11:00 am12:00 pm

Exhibiting Culture brings together artists, curators, museums, and universities to consider the future of presenting multiple voices and cultures in museums, galleries, educational institutions, and public spaces. This conversation explores how we indigenize and decolonize institutions, what should and should not be exhibited, models of collaboration and community participation, and ways to build powerful narratives around sensitive and contentious histories and objects. Join panelists Anchorage Museum Director Julie Decker, Artist Shan Goshorn, and Philbrook Museum of Art Curator of Native…

Contemporary Indigenous Discourse Series: Land Art—Film and Panel

August 20, 2016, 3:30 pm5:00 pm

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) has created a platform in the Southwest for Indigenous peoples to share knowledge and strategies for advancing tribal self-determination within an era of intense globalization. As part of this series, this panel will consider the impact of recent temporary land art installation Repellent Fence, the largest bi-national land art installation ever exhibited on the United States and Mexican border, near Douglas, Arizona. Excerpts of the film will be shown and Director and Producer…

Current Issues in Native Arts and Culture—Panel

August 20, 2016, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Join IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) Director Patsy Phillips, Native Arts and Culture Foundation President and CEO Lulani Arquette, and Eiteljorg Museum Curator of Contemporary Art Jennifer Complo McNutt, and Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian Museum Programs Outreach Coordinator Keevin Lewis, for a discussion of current issues in Native arts and culture. Download and view the .

Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain—Panel and Tour

August 20, 2016, 10:30 am12:00 pm

Moderated by Charles Froelick of the Froelick Gallery, please join Collector Bill Avery, Artist Joe Feddersen, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Executive Director Jill Hartz, and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art McCosh Associate Curator Danielle Knapp, as they discuss the impact of Rick Bartow on contemporary Native art. Born December 16, 1946, Rick Bartow passed April 2, 2016, due to heart disease. A tour of Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain will be led by Charles Froelick and…

Gallery Sessions

August 20, 2016, 9:15 am10:15 am

Join IAIA Archivist Ryan Flahive, Artist Eliza Naranjo Morse, and IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) Member and Program Manager Andrea R. Hanley in the museum galleries as they discuss current exhibitions and best practices. Introduction conducted by MoCNA Chief Curator Dr. Manuela Well-Off-Man. Download and view the .

The Future of Native Storytelling—Sundance Institute Panel and Reception

August 19, 2016, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

This panel will center on the next generation of Native storytellers with members from New Mexico-based alumni of the Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab and Full Circle Fellowship. Participants will be discussing their journeys into storytelling and what the future holds for Native cinematic experiences. Featuring Native filmmakers Razelle Benally, Peshawn Bread, and Shandiin Tome. This panel is moderated by Sundance Institute Native American Indigenous Program Director Bird Runningwater. Download and view the .

2016 IAIA Alumni Lunch During Indian Market

August 19, 2016, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

This year’s IAIA Alumni lunch during Indian Market will take place on Friday, August 19, 2016, at 12 pm at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in downtown Santa Fe—mark your calendars! Last year we had over 45 alumni attend. IAIA Alumni during the 2015 Alumni lunch

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) Summer/Fall Exhibitions—Opening Reception

August 18, 2016, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Opening reception for the 2016 Summer/Fall Exhibitions at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) and featuring DJ Celeste Worl (Tlingit). Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain—A Retrospective Exhibition Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain Organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, the exhibition represents 40 years of work by the Native American artist. More than 120 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints will be on…

IAIA Annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction

August 17, 2016, 5:00 pm10:00 pm

IAIA is proud to present its annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction at La Fonda on the Plaza on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. This event raises critically needed scholarship funds that assist our students in reaching their academic and artistic goals. Last year’s event raised more than $170,000. Our guests had the chance to mingle with noted artists and IAIA students—and acquire some extraordinary art. The Annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction is SOLD OUT! Photographic Selections from the 2015 Scholarship Dinner…

Museum Shop 2016 Summer Sale (Day 2)

July 31, 2016, 12:00 pm5:00 pm

Find that perfect gift for family, friends, or just yourself at the Museum Shop 2016 Summer Sale. This shopping event offers discounts on the finest contemporary Native American artwork. Non-members will save 10% on most items* while IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) members save an additional 10% on purchases, for a total of 20% in savings. *Previously discounted items are ineligible for additional discounts. Photographic Views

Museum Shop 2016 Summer Sale

July 30, 2016, 10:00 am5:00 pm

Find that perfect gift for family, friends, or just yourself at the Museum Shop 2016 Summer Sale. This shopping event offers discounts on the finest contemporary Native American artwork. Non-members will save 10% on most items* while IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) members save an additional 10% on purchases, for a total of 20% in savings. *Previously discounted items are ineligible for additional discounts. Photographic Views

IAIA 2016 Summer Writers Festival Reading—Lidia Yuknavitch and Joseph Boyden

July 29, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Summer Writers Festival on July 23 through July 30, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. See the Visit page for directions and a campus map. Schedule of Readings MFA Director Jon Davis Participating in the festival…

IAIA 2016 Summer Writers Festival Reading—Ismet Prcic, Sherwin Bitsui, and Eden Robinson

July 28, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Summer Writers Festival on July 23 through July 30, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. See the Visit page for directions and a campus map. Schedule of Readings MFA Director Jon Davis Participating in the festival…

IAIA 2016 Summer Writers Festival Reading—Diane Glancy, Santee Frazier, and Pam Houston

July 27, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Summer Writers Festival on July 23 through July 30, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. See the Visit page for directions and a campus map. Schedule of Readings MFA Director Jon Davis Participating in the festival…

IAIA 2016 Summer Writers Festival Reading—Chip Livingston, Ken White, and Toni Jensen

July 26, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Summer Writers Festival on July 23 through July 30, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. See the Visit page for directions and a campus map. Schedule of Readings MFA Director Jon Davis Participating in the festival…

IAIA 2016 Summer Writers Festival Reading—Derek Palacio, Elissa Washuta, and Sharma Shields

July 25, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Summer Writers Festival on July 23 through July 30, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. See the Visit page for directions and a campus map. Schedule of Readings MFA Director Jon Davis Participating in the festival…

IAIA 2016 Summer Writers Festival Reading—Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Theodore Van Alst, Jr., and Claire Vaye Watkins

July 24, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Summer Writers Festival on July 23 through July 30, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. See the Visit page for directions and a campus map. Schedule of Readings MFA Director Jon Davis Participating in the festival…

IAIA 2016 Summer Writers Festival Reading—Ramona Ausbel, James Thomas Stevens, and Kimberly Blaeser

July 23, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Summer Writers Festival on July 23 through July 30, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. See the Visit page for directions and a campus map. Schedule of Readings MFA Director Jon Davis Participating in the festival…

Migration towards Our Summer Camp, Pitseolak Ashoona (Inuit), Lithograph, 26”x 20”, 1904–1983

The MoCNA Reader—People from Our Side

July 14, 2016, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Join IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Art’s (MoCNA) tri-monthly book club called, The MoCNA Reader. Inspired by our exhibition, Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait. The museum takes up People from Our Side: A Life Story with Photographs and Oral Biography by Peter Pitseolak and Ann Hanson. Peter Pitseolak (Inuit), the first native Baffin Island photographer, was born in the eastern Canadian Arctic in 1902. As a child he lived a traditional Inuit camp life that his ancestors had known, Pitseolak…

3rd Annual Family Day—Celebrate your Family at MoCNA

May 21, 2016, 12:00 pm3:00 pm

Families are invited to participate in art-making activities that highlight contemporary Native arts. The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) welcomes families with children of all ages. Programs are geared towards K–5. Schedule

2016 IAIA Commencement Ceremony

May 14, 2016, 11:00 am1:00 pm

Watch the . IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee Nation) remarked, “this is a significant milestone in the natural evolution and expansion of IAIA’s mission from a high school, to offering associate and bachelor’s degrees, and now graduate programs. I am so proud of the commitment and passion of our faculty, staff, and students.” IAIA Alumna Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo ’89) to give commencement address at 11 am, and in addition to the distinguished speaker, IAIA will award an…

IAIA MFA in Creative Writing Graduate Reading

May 13, 2016, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the 2016 MFA in Creative Writing Graduate Residency Readings Schedule. All readers listed are 2016 graduates of the IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing program. Dara Elerath Sasha LaPointe (Nooksack Indian Tribe) Charlotte Gullick Chee Brossy (Diné) Tommy Orange (Cheyenne) Dia Winograd Director of the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program Jon Davis remarked, “This is what these MFA students have worked so hard…

2016 IAIA BFA Exhibition—Reception

May 13, 2016, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is proud to present the IAIA annual BFA graduating student exhibition. This year’s exhibition celebrates the class of 2015–2016 and showcases a diversity of styles that combine traditional skill with contemporary vision. These artists represent the future of Native art, charting a path for others to follow. Like all BFA exhibitions, there is a wealth of style and media on view. The wide-range of works selected by an esteemed jury include photography,…

IAIA MFA in Creative Writing Graduate Reading

May 12, 2016, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the 2016 MFA in Creative Writing Graduate Residency Readings Schedule. All readers listed are 2016 graduates of the IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing program. Tyler Peyron (Tule River Yokut Tribe) Millissa Kingbird (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) Ursula Pike (Karuk Tribe of California) Helga Schimkat Pat Natseway (Hopi/Laguna) Jo Phillip Director of the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program Jon Davis remarked, “This…

IAIA MFA in Creative Writing Graduate Reading

May 11, 2016, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the 2016 MFA in Creative Writing Graduate Residency Readings Schedule. All readers listed are 2016 graduates of the IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing program. Jason Asenap (Comanche Tribe) David Lindblom Migizi Pensoneau (Ponca) Director of the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program Jon Davis remarked, “This is what these MFA students have worked so hard for over the last two years. The second…

IAIA MFA in Creative Writing Graduate Reading

May 10, 2016, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the 2016 MFA in Creative Writing Graduate Residency Readings Schedule. All readers listed are 2016 graduates of the IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing program. Meek Watchman (Diné) Anita Roastingear (Cherokee Citizen of the Keetoowah Band and the Cherokee Nation) Bryan Bearhart (St. Croix) Mary Kancewick Gerry Himmelreich (Saami & Bois Forte Ojibway) Neil Hughes Director of the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program…

IAIA MFA in Creative Writing Graduate Reading

May 9, 2016, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the 2016 MFA in Creative Writing Graduate Residency Readings Schedule. All readers listed are 2016 graduates of the IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing program. Tamela Uzzetta Sammie Bordeaux-Seeger (Rosebud Sioux Tribe) Sable Sweetgrass (Blood Tribe) Cristina Mormorunni Joseph Brant (Mohawk) Terese Mailhot (Seabird Island Band) Joey Carlson Director of the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program Jon Davis remarked, “This is what these…

IAIA 2016 Spring Powwow

May 7, 2016, 10:00 am7:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents its Spring Powwow on Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 10 am–7pm. Head Man: Seth Picotte (Lakota/Cheyenne River Sioux) Head Lady: Sarah Elsberry (Osage/Swiss) Head Southern Drum: Southern Slam (Comanche/Zia) Head Nouthern Drum: Hawk Soldier (Intertribal) Head Southern Singer: Matt Taptto (Kiowa) Head Northern Singer: Hawk Soldier (Intertribal) Head Gourd: Stan Holder (Wichita) Master of Ceremonies: James Edwards (Pawnee/N.Cheyenne/Comanche) Arena Director: Aaron Fry (Cherokee/Chickasaw) View and download the …

IAIA Digital Dome—Cypher Dome: A Multimedia Performance and Art Improvisation

May 7, 2016, 7:30 am9:30 pm

The Cypher Dome is a performance combining the sounds of jazz, indigenous rhythms, and spoken word poetry. The “Speaking Truth In Power” poetry class and special guest performance artists will accompany an eclectic combination of musicians to create an improvised performance art installation. The IAIA Digital Dome will provide an eye-dazzling spectacle for scenery as the evening culminates into an all styles dance cypher in which anyone can bless the circle. Produced by Ehren Kee Natay and Mats Reiniusson in…

IAIA Exhibition—“Intimate Inqueery” Curated by IAIA Students

May 6, 2016, 7:00 pm11:55 pm

Indigenous Queers Plus (IQ+) Club hosts art exhibition, live paint, and open mic in the IAIA recreational center. The art exhibition will be available for viewing May 6–9, 2016. Free and open to the public. Cover: “Look, Don’t Feel” by Kendrix Begaye (Navajo) from the 2015 IAIA Fertile Grounds exhibition. Poster for “Intimate Inqueery”

IAIA Alumni—Unveiling of Artist Guest Rooms at Nativo Lodge

May 5, 2016, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Four IAIA Alumni have been selected to transform guest rooms into works of art at Nativo Lodge, a Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc. hotel. This bold artist room project is the first of its kind in New Mexico and has been going on since 2013. “These Native American artist rooms offer our guests a very unique experience unlike anything else in New Mexico,” said Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc. CEO Jim Long. “Most people experience art in galleries or museum…

IAIA MFA Library Readings—Collestipher Chatto, Jennifer Love, and Barbara Robidoux

May 3, 2016, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents readings by noted authors at 4 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. For questions regarding the MFA Library Readings, please contact IAIA Library Director Valerie Nye at (505) 424-2397 or vnye@iaia.edu. IAIA MFA Library Readings are free and open to the public. Collestipher Chatto Collestipher Chatto is Diné from Pinehill, a community located on the Ramah Diné Reservation in western New Mexico. His tribal clans are…

IAIA Performing Arts—Nations of the Moon

April 30, 2016, 7:30 pm8:30 pm

“Nations Of The Moon” is a devised, ensemble piece created by the students in the IAIA Performing Arts program. The cast and production team have gathered stories about wolves and humans, focussing on different Native American tribal communities's relationships with this majestic animal. Through music, text, and movement we take the audience on a journey into this research. As humans, we have much to learn from wolves; we have much to learn from animal nations and the natural world. The…

IAIA Performing Arts—Nations of the Moon

April 29, 2016, 7:30 pm8:30 pm

“Nations Of The Moon” is a devised, ensemble piece created by the students in the IAIA Performing Arts program. The cast and production team have gathered stories about wolves and humans, focussing on different Native American tribal communities's relationships with this majestic animal. Through music, text, and movement we take the audience on a journey into this research. As humans, we have much to learn from wolves; we have much to learn from animal nations and the natural world. The…

2015 2nd Annual Interaction in Art or the Art of Ping Pong

3rd Annual Interaction in Art or the Art of Ping Pong™

April 29, 2016, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Interaction in Art or the Art of Ping Pong™ is inspired by the wildly popular brainchild of Arizona’s Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Arm Wrestling for Art. The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts invites community guests to learn about current exhibition artist, Eliza Naranjo Morse from New Mexico Museum of Art’s Chief Curator, Merry Scully, learn how to play ping pong™ from an expert, and then sweat it out to win an Eliza Naranjo Morse original work of…

IAIA Performing Arts—Nations of the Moon

April 28, 2016, 7:30 pm8:30 pm

“Nations Of The Moon” is a devised, ensemble piece created by the students in the IAIA Performing Arts program. The cast and production team have gathered stories about wolves and humans, focussing on different Native American tribal communities's relationships with this majestic animal. Through music, text, and movement we take the audience on a journey into this research. As humans, we have much to learn from wolves; we have much to learn from animal nations and the natural world. The…

Editing History—“The Sound of Drums: A Memoir of Lloyd Kiva New”

April 25, 2016, 12:15 pm1:15 pm

oin us Monday, April 25, 2016, in the CLE Commons (upstairs) at 12:15 pm for a presentation by IAIA Archivist Ryan Flahive on the recent publication “The Sound of Drums: A Memoir of Lloyd Kiva New” (Sunstone Press, 2016). The presentation will discuss the book and IAIA visionary Lloyd Kiva New, as well as explore the pitfalls and process of editing and publishing a history text. Free and open to the public. Bring your lunch! IAIA…

IAIA 2016 Spring Senior Graduating Exhibition—Opening Reception

April 22, 2016, 5:30 pm7:30 pm

The senior graduating exhibition showcases the final projects of studio arts and museum studies seniors. In their final semester, the seniors develop final exhibitions and work closely with advisors, gallery and museum studies staff, faculty and students, to realize their artistic visions. IAIA Seniors Amanda Beardsley (Hopi, Laguna Pueblo, and Choctaw) Terrance Clifford (Lakota, Cheyenne Eagle Butte) Sara Elsberry (Osage) Carly Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes, Okanagan and Arrow Lakes) Russell Frye (Tesuque Pueblo) Sam Atakra Haozous (Chiricahua Warm Springs Fort…

IAIA 2016 Spring Senior Graduating Exhibition

April 22, 2016May 14, 2016

The senior graduating exhibition showcases the final projects of studio arts and museum studies seniors. In their final semester, the seniors develop final exhibitions and work closely with advisors, gallery and museum studies staff, faculty and students, to realize their artistic visions. IAIA Seniors Amanda Beardsley (Hopi, Laguna Pueblo, and Choctaw) Terrance Clifford (Lakota, Cheyenne Eagle Butte) Sara Elsberry (Osage) Carly Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes, Okanagan and Arrow Lakes) Russell Frye (Tesuque Pueblo) Sam Atakra Haozous (Chiricahua Warm Springs Fort…

Luci Tapahonso during the 2015 My Favorite Poem readings

2016 “My Favorite Poem”

April 21, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Santa Fe and Albuquerque residents will participate in the 3rd annual My Favorite Poem Project at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), April 21, 6 pm. The event will be held in the Center for Lifelong Education Commons on the IAIA campus. The University of New Mexico (UNM) reading will take place at Zimmerman Library, April 13. Both events are free and are followed by receptions. Luci Tapahonso during the 2015 My Favorite Poem readings…

IAIA A-i-R: Natalie Ball and Rory Wakemup—Farewell Reception and Open Studio

April 21, 2016, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Join us for dinner in the hallway in the Academic Building with Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Artists-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Natalie Ball and Rory Wakemup. Stop by their studios to see the work they accomplished during their residency on campus. Free and open to the public. Natalie Ball and Rory Wakemup Rory Wakemup Rory Wakemup (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe) is a Master of Fine Arts graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015. He received his Master…

IAIA MFA Library Readings—Virginia Gaffney, Monique Sanchez, and Rose Simpson

April 19, 2016, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents readings by noted authors at 4 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. For questions regarding the MFA Library Readings, please contact IAIA Library Director Valerie Nye at (505) 424-2397 or vnye@iaia.edu. IAIA MFA Library Readings are free and open to the public. Virginia Gaffney Virginia Gaffney is a first year student in the MFA program in Creative Writing at IAIA. She has spent the last 25…

“The Woman Who Fell From The Sky”, photograph by Norm Regnier

IAIA Performing Arts—Daystar Rosalie Jones Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

April 11, 2016, 7:00 pm8:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Performing Arts is proud to announce that noted Indigenous dancer and instructor Daystar Rosalie Jones (Pembina/Chippewa) will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday, April 11, 2016, at 7 pm in the Commons, located in the Center for Lifelong Education. Admission is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to performingarts@iaia.edu. Daystar Rosalie Jones Daystar Rosalie Jones’s career spans fifty years, during which time she taught throughout the United…

IAIA A-i-R: Natalie Ball and Rory Wakemup—Talk

April 8, 2016, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) and the Artists-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Natalie Ball and Rory Wakemup as they discusses their residencies and art practice. Community lunch to follow artist talk. Free and open to the public. Flier for Talk Rory Wakemup Rory Wakemup (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe) is a Master of Fine Arts graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015. He received his Master of Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014. He…

IAIA A-i-R: Natalie Ball and Rory Wakemup—Open Studio

April 6, 2016, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join us and our current Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Artists-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Natalie Ball and Rory Wakemup. Stop by their studios to see what they’ve been working on while here at IAIA. Refreshments served at both studios. Free and open to the public. Natalie Ball and Rory Wakemup Rory Wakemup Rory Wakemup (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe) is a Master of Fine Arts graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015. He received his Master of…

IAIA A-i-R: Natalie Ball and Rory Wakemup on “Through Our Eyes” KSFR Radio Show

April 5, 2016, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Listen locally at 101.1 FM, or stream worldwide at KSFR.org. Podcast of this and other shows are available at . Natalie Ball and Rory Wakemup Rory Wakemup Rory Wakemup (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe) is a Master of Fine Arts graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015. He received his Master of Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts Santa Fe New…

IAIA MFA Library Readings—Joaquin Zihuatanejo

April 5, 2016, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents readings by noted authors at 4 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. For questions regarding the MFA Library Readings, please contact IAIA Library Director Valerie Nye at (505) 424-2397 or vnye@iaia.edu. IAIA MFA Library Readings are free and open to the public. Joaquin Zihuatanejo Joaquin Zihuatanejo is a first year MFA student at the Institute of American Indian Arts. His work has been published in Prairie…

IAIA Cinematic Arts Student Directors Screening

April 2, 2016, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Join us for a screening of short films created by Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Student Directors from IAIA’s Cinematic Arts Program. Partnership program between Institute of American Indian Arts, New Mexico Museum of Art, and Rancho de Las Golondrinas. Event flier courtesy of New Mexico Museum of Art

IAIA 2016 Spring Senior Thesis Exhibition: “Transforming Landscapes”—Closing Reception

April 1, 2016, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

IAIA Senior Thesis Exhibition at the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery, curated by Terran Kipp Last Gun (Piikani), BFA Museum Studies. Terran Kipp Last Gun (Piikani) Often, for people, both personal and cultural narratives and the surrounding landscape run parallel to, and are interconnected with, the past, present and future. Throughout human existence, landscapes have been constantly changing and transforming for both good, bad or somewhere in between. Humans have always been connected to the land—embodying the…

Indigenous Intervention into the “Indigenous Narrative”

April 1, 2016, 9:00 am6:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Indigenous Liberal Studies Department is convening an interdisciplinary conference exploring the idea of “Indigenous Narrative.” The Indigenous Intervention on Indigenous Narrative is being convened to bring forth ideas related to the Indigenous experience with the concept of “Narrative” in culture, literature, philosophy, history, politics, economics, film, television, art, music, social theory, business. The concept of Indigenous Narrative has many applications and responses in the Indigenous world including assimilation, economic development, education, cultural change,…

IAIA Library Book Sale (Day Two)

March 31, 2016, 10:00 am2:00 pm

Available for purchase will be a wide variety of books with subjects including art, poetry, fiction, Indigenous studies, Native American arts, and many other topics. Pricing is from $20 to as low as $1—there will also be a “freebie cart.” Revenue from the book sale will be used to support special projects and future library purchases. Library Director Valerie Nye expects the sale to benefit the community with important books sold at great prices. “The books that are sold are…

Indigenous Intervention into the “Indigenous Narrative”

March 31, 2016, 8:00 am7:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Indigenous Liberal Studies Department is convening an interdisciplinary conference exploring the idea of “Indigenous Narrative.” The Indigenous Intervention on Indigenous Narrative is being convened to bring forth ideas related to the Indigenous experience with the concept of “Narrative” in culture, literature, philosophy, history, politics, economics, film, television, art, music, social theory, business. The concept of Indigenous Narrative has many applications and responses in the Indigenous world including assimilation, economic development, education, cultural change,…

IAIA Library Book Sale

March 30, 2016, 2:00 pm6:00 pm

Available for purchase will be a wide variety of books with subjects including art, poetry, fiction, Indigenous studies, Native American arts, and many other topics. IAIA Library Book Sale Pricing is from $20 to as low as $1—there will also be a “freebie cart.” Revenue from the book sale will be used to support special projects and future library purchases. Library Director Valerie Nye expects the sale to benefit the community with important books sold at…

IAIA A-i-R: Natalie Ball and Rory Wakemup—Welcome Reception

March 28, 2016, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join us to welcome Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Artists-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Natalie Ball and Rory Wakemup. Dinner will be served from 5–5:45 pm in the Allan Houser Sculpture and Foundry Building, followed by studio tours in the artists’ studios. Free and open to the public. Natalie Ball and Rory Wakemup Rory Wakemup Rory Wakemup (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe) is a Master of Fine Arts graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015. He received his…

IAIA A-i-R: SFAI140 with Rory Wakemup and Natalie Ball

March 23, 2016, 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Artists-In-Residence (A-i-R) artists Rory Wakemup and Natalie Ball will be presenters at SFAI140. For additional information, please see . Natalie Ball and Rory Wakemup Rory Wakemup Rory Wakemup (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe) is a Master of Fine Arts graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015. He received his Master of Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Institute of American…

IAIA Performing Arts—“Sliver of a Full Moon” by Mary Kathryn Nagle

March 23, 2016, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Sliver of a Full Moon is a powerful reenactment of the historic congressional reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 2013: a movement that restored the authority of Tribal Governments to prosecute non-Indian abusers who assault and abuse Native women on tribal lands. The play’s author, Mary Kathryn Nagle, is a citizen of Cherokee Nation and a partner at Pipestem Law Firm, where she works to protect and preserve the inherent sovereignty of Indian Nations to protect all…

IAIA MFA Library Readings—Kyce Bello and Dia Winograd

March 22, 2016, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents readings by noted authors at 4 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. For questions regarding the MFA Library Readings, please contact IAIA Library Director Valerie Nye at (505) 424-2397 or vnye@iaia.edu. IAIA MFA Library Readings are free and open to the public. Kyce Bello Kyce Bello is a first year poetry student in the Low Residency Creative Writing MFA at IAIA. She edited The Return of…

The MoCNA Reader—A Book Club

March 18, 2016, 12:00 am1:30 pm

Inspired by our new exhibition, Lloyd Kiva New: Art, Design, and Influence. The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) takes up the new publication The Sound of Drums: A Memoir of Lloyd Kiva New, edited by IAIA Archivist, Ryan Flahive, which traces the life and career of Cherokee artist and educator Lloyd Henri “Kiva” New (1916–2002). Stop by and see Lloyd Kiva New: Art, Design, and Influence for inspiration and participate in a lively discussion on the new publication,…

IAIA A-i-R: Jonathan Thunder—Talk

March 16, 2016, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) and the IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe) as he discusses his residency and art practice. Community lunch to follow after talk. Jonathan Thunder Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe) is a painter and digital media artist currently residing in Duluth, Minnesota. He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and received a BFA in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics from the Art Institutes International Minnesota. His…

IAIA A-i-R: Royce and Debbie Manuel—Conversation and Demonstration

March 15, 2016, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

The Ralph T. Coe Foundation for the Arts and Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) are pleased to present a public conversation and demonstration by current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) Royce Manuel (Ak-Mierl Aw-Thum, Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community) and Debbie Manuel MSW (Diné). Royce has long worked in crafting traditional, functional bows and arrows and leading workshops and presentations to share this art form with his community. Gaining local and national support for this work, Royce Manuel has spent…

Jonathan Thunder

IAIA A-i-R: Jonathan Thunder and Royce & Debbie Manuel Brown Bag Lunch—Business and Art

March 10, 2016, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Come have lunch with artists Jonathan Thunder and Royce & Debbie Manuel for a discussion about business skills and experiences specifically for artists. Jonathan Thunder Jonathan Thunder Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe) is a painter and digital media artist currently residing in Duluth, Minnesota. He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and received a BFA in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics from the Art Institutes International Minnesota. His work has been featured…

IAIA 2016 Spring Senior Thesis Exhibition—“Transforming Landscapes”

March 10, 2016April 1, 2016

IAIA Senior Thesis Exhibition at the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery, curated by Terran Kipp Last Gun (Piikani), BFA Museum Studies. Often, for people, both personal and cultural narratives and the surrounding landscape run parallel to, and are interconnected with, the past, present and future. Throughout human existence, landscapes have been constantly changing and transforming for both good, bad or somewhere in between. Humans have always been connected to the land—embodying the flora and fauna, natural resources, territory, and spiritual entities…

Z’ev

IAIA Digital Dome—World-Renowned Percussionist Z’EV in Concert

March 9, 2016, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

The IAIA Digital Dome will host world–renowned percussionist Z’EV and his latest production “CINEmotion” on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at 7:30 pm. Free admission and open to the public. About Z’EV Z’EV (born Stefan Joel Weisser, February 8, 1951) is an American poet, percussionist, and sound artist. After studying various world music traditions at CalArts, he began creating his own percussion sounds out of industrial materials for a variety of record labels. He is regarded as a pioneer of industrial…

IAIA A-i-R: Jonathan Thunder and Royce & Debbie Manuel—Open Studio Session

March 9, 2016, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join our current IAIA Artists-in-Residence (A-i-R), Jon Thunder and the Manuels Wednesday, March 9th from 3-5 pm for an open studio session. Stop by their studios to see what they’ve been working on while here at IAIA. Their last week on campus coincides with Spring Break. If you're going away for break, this may be your last chance to see them at work. Refreshments served. Jonathan Thunder Jonathan Thunder Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe) is…

IAIA A-i-R: Jonathan Thunder & Royce and Debbie Manuel on “Through Our Eyes” KSFR Radio Show

March 8, 2016, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Listen locally at 101.1 FM, or stream worldwide at KSFR.org. Podcast of this and other shows are available at . Jonathan Thunder Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe) is a painter and digital media artist currently residing in Duluth, Minnesota. He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and received a BFA in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics from the Art Institutes International Minnesota. His work has been featured in many state, regional, and national exhibitions, as…

Local Artist-in-Residence Heidi K. Brandow—Open Studio and Talk

March 5, 2016, 12:00 pm4:00 pm

Heidi Brandow, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) current Local Artist-in-Residence, will give a talk at 12 pm, her studio will be open to the public from 12–4 pm. Brandow is a Santa Fe painter and printmaker whose work is commonly filled with whimsical characters and monsters that are often combined with words of poetry, stories, and personal reflections. Hailing from a long line of Native Hawaiian singers, musicians, and performers on her mother’s side and Diné storytellers and…

IAIA A-i-R: Jonathan Thunder and Royce & Debbie Manuel Open Studio Session

March 3, 2016, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Drop-in and visit the IAIA A-i-R artists’ studios to visit them while they work. Refreshments served. Jonathan Thunder Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe) is a painter and digital media artist currently residing in Duluth, Minnesota. He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and received a BFA in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics from the Art Institutes International Minnesota. His work has been featured in many state, regional, and national exhibitions, as well as in local and…

Lloyd Kiva New: Art, Design, and Influence—Opening Reception

February 18, 2016, 5:00 am7:00 pm

On the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Lloyd Kiva New’s Birth Lloyd Kiva New: Art, Design, and Influence celebrates the work of Cherokee artist and educator Lloyd Henri “Kiva” New (1916-2002). This exhibition observes New’s 100th birthday and draws on three major themes of his legacy, each tied to his innovative concepts in Native art and culturally-based education. Lloyd Kiva New: Art, Design, and Influence includes paintings by New from his personal collection, completed between 1938-1995, many never before…

IAIA 2016 Spring Writers Festival—Joy Harjo, Natalie Diaz, Pam Houston

January 9, 2016, 6:00 pm

Featuring Joy Harjo, Natalie Diaz, and Pam Houston The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the 2016 Winter Writers Festival from January 2–9, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) Auditorium on the IAIA campus. In addition to a slate of published authors, IAIA students will participate in the festival, with student showcase readings immediately after the featured reader,…

IAIA 2016 Spring Writers Festival—Cynthia Cruz, David Treuer, Elissa Washuta, Student Readings

January 8, 2016, 6:00 pm

Featuring Cynthia Cruz, David Treuer, Elissa Washuta, and Student Readings The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the 2016 Winter Writers Festival from January 2–9, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) Auditorium on the IAIA campus. In addition to a slate of published authors, IAIA students will participate in the festival, with student showcase readings immediately after the…

IAIA 2016 Spring Writers Festival—Marie-Helene Bertino, Sherwin Bitsui, Melissa Febos

January 7, 2016, 6:00 pm

Featuring Marie-Helene Bertino, Sherwin Bitsui, and Melissa Febos The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the 2016 Winter Writers Festival from January 2–9, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) Auditorium on the IAIA campus. In addition to a slate of published authors, IAIA students will participate in the festival, with student showcase readings immediately after the featured reader,…

IAIA 2016 Spring Writers Festival—Nathalie Handal, Chip Livingston, Ismet Prcic, Manuel Gonzales, Student Readings

January 6, 2016, 6:00 pm

Featuring Nathalie Handal, Chip Livingston, Ismet Prcic, Manuel Gonzales, Student Readings The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the 2016 Winter Writers Festival from January 2–9, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) Auditorium on the IAIA campus. In addition to a slate of published authors, IAIA students will participate in the festival, with student showcase readings immediately after…

IAIA 2016 Spring Writers Festival—Sherman Alexie

January 5, 2016, 6:00 pm

Featuring Sherman Alexie The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the 2016 Winter Writers Festival from January 2–9, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) Auditorium on the IAIA campus. In addition to a slate of published authors, IAIA students will participate in the festival, with student showcase readings immediately after the featured reader, on January 6 and 8,…

IAIA 2016 Spring Writers Festival—Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Derek Palacio, James Thomas Stevens

January 4, 2016, 6:00 pm

Featuring Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Derek Palacio, and James Thomas Stevens The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the 2016 Winter Writers Festival from January 2–9, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) Auditorium on the IAIA campus. In addition to a slate of published authors, IAIA students will participate in the festival, with student showcase readings immediately after the…

IAIA 2016 Spring Writers Festival—Shane Book, Santee Frazier, Claire Vaye Watkins

January 3, 2016, 6:00 pm

Featuring Shane Book, Santee Frazier, and Claire Vaye Watkins The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the 2016 Winter Writers Festival from January 2–9, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) Auditorium on the IAIA campus. In addition to a slate of published authors, IAIA students will participate in the festival, with student showcase readings immediately after the featured…

IAIA 2016 Spring Writers Festival—Ramona Ausbel, Toni Jensen, Joan Naviyuk Kane

January 2, 2016, 6:00 pm

Featuring Ramona Ausbel, Toni Jensen, and Joan Naviyuk Kane The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the 2016 Winter Writers Festival from January 2–9, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) Auditorium on the IAIA campus. In addition to a slate of published authors, IAIA students will participate in the festival, with student showcase readings immediately after the featured…

Local Artist-in-Residence Heidi K. Brandow—Open Studio and Talk

December 18, 2015February 1, 2016

Every year, the Museum offers residencies to local artists working in any media. We are pleased to announce our current resident. Heidi K. Brandow, an artist living and working in Santa Fe, NM. Brandow is a painter and printmaker whose work is commonly filled with whimsical characters and monsters that are often combined with words of poetry, stories, and personal reflections. Hailing from a long line of Native Hawaiian singers, musicians and performers on her mother’s side and Diné storytellers…

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts A-i-R Open Studio—Heidi K. Brandow

December 17, 2015, 10:00 am2:00 pm

Join Artist-In-Residence at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts artist Heidi K. Brandow at the MoCNA artist studio from December 17–19, 2015, from 10 am–2 pm. Heidi K. Brandow is a painter and printmaker whose work is often filled with whimsical characters and monsters that are often combined with words of poetry, stories, and personal reflections. Hailing from a long line of Native Hawaiian singers, musicians, and performers on her mother’s side as well as Diné storytellers and medicine…

IAIA 2015 9th Annual Holiday Art Market

December 12, 2015, 9:00 am4:00 pm

IAIA will hold its Holiday Market on Saturday, December 12, 2015, from 9 am–4 pm in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus. The 2015 IAIA Holiday Market will feature works of art by over 50 artists including: • Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw) 1965 • Ron Martinez Looking Elk (Isleta/Taos) 1993 • Brian Fleetwood (Muscogee Creek) 2012 • Monty Little (Diné) 2015 • Tania Larsson (Gwich’in) 2016 • Terran Last Gun Kipp (Blackfeet) 2016 • Keith Secola, Jr. (Ute/Ojibwe) 2012 •…

IAIA Digital Dome Student Showcase

December 9, 2015, 4:30 pm

IAIA’s Department Of Cinematic Arts & Technology presents the Fall 2015 Cine Dome Production I & II Student Showcase. Cine 360 Dome Production II: Dwayne Joe—IAIA ArchiSculptures Cine 260 Dome Production I: Claudio Fiordellisi—Places Frosley Fowler—Nature has No Mercy Sydney Isaacs—Creature Lynn Ann Rose Miles—Aum Damien Moore —Work Day of Annihilation William Willey—SFCC Fashion Field Trip The screening, located in the IAIA digital dome, is free and open to the public.

IAIA MFA Library Readings—Ruby Hansen Murray, Terese Marie Mailhot, and Ramona Emerson

December 1, 2015, 4:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents readings by noted authors at 4 pm this Fall in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus located at 83 Avan Nu Po Road (eight minutes from the intersection of Rodeo Road and Richards Avenue on the south side of Santa Fe). Ruby Hansen Murray is a writer and photographer living on Puget Island in the lower Columbia River. A member of the Osage Nation, her work appears or…

IAIA 2015 Fall Graduating Senior Exhibition—Opening Reception

November 20, 2015, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

The Senior Graduating Exhibition showcases the final projects of studio arts and museum studies seniors. In their final semester, the seniors develop final exhibitions and work closely with advisors, gallery and museum studies staff, faculty and students, to realize their artistic visions. IAIA Seniors George Alexander (Muscogee Creek) Melissa Shaginoff (Chickaloon Village/Pyramid Lake) Tazbah Gaussoin (Picuris Pueblo/Navajo) Natasha Martinez (Navajo)

IAIA 2015 Fall Graduating Senior Exhibition

November 20, 2015December 8, 2015

The Senior Graduating Exhibition showcases the final projects of studio arts and museum studies seniors. In their final semester, the seniors develop final exhibitions and work closely with advisors, gallery and museum studies staff, faculty and students, to realize their artistic visions. IAIA Seniors George Alexander (Muscogee Creek) Melissa Shaginoff (Chickaloon Village/Pyramid Lake) Tazbah Gaussoin (Picuris Pueblo/Navajo) Natasha Martinez (Navajo)

IAIA Talk—Installation/Performance Art of James Luna: Dialogue, Images, and Emotions

November 17, 2015, 6:00 pm7:15 pm

This event is free and open to the public. James Luna is an internationally-recognized multimedia and performance artist. Of Pooyoukitchum, Ipi, and Mexican-American descent, Luna lives on the La Jolla Indian Reservation located in North County San Diego, CA. He holds a BFA from the University of California, Irvine, an MS in Counseling from San Diego State University, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humanities from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 2012. His installations and performance artworks…

IAIA Annual Open House

November 13, 2015, 2:00 pm6:00 pm

You are invited to explore the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) campus and programs during our annual open house. Learn more about our exciting opportunities, meet students, faculty, and staff. See live art demonstrations, have a hand in archery demos, take mini campus tours, hear student readings, witness a bronze pour, purchase art, and so much more. FREE and open to the public. Light food and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact (505) 424-2300.

IAIA 2016 Art Rush

August 28, 2015, 12:00 pm10:00 pm

Art Rush is an annual IAIA community event hosted by the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their families are invited to join in on this event to create a masterpiece that will be displayed during the Art Rush Exhibit. Art Rush is a community-building event where all those who are affiliated with IAIA can come together and be creative. Canvas and paint are provided to participants.

IAIA 2015 Staff and Faculty Exhibition “em‘a‘nate”—Opening Reception

February 26, 2015, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Em’a’nate offers a glimpse into the artistic talents of IAIA’s astounding staff and faculty. Curated by IAIA Students Angelica Gallegos and Keena Numkena, this exhibition honors and highlights the artistic nature of leading artists and individuals who work diligently with IAIA students to provide quality education. Participating Staff and Faculty Alex Shapiro, Director of Institutional Advancement Jamison Chas Banks (Seneca-Cayuga and Cherokee of Oklahoma), Adjunct Faculty of Studio Arts Mats Reinussion, Digital Dome and Production Resources Manager Stephen Wall (White Earth…

IAIA 2015 Staff and Faculty Exhibition “em‘a‘nate”

February 26, 2015March 26, 2015

Em’a’nate offers a glimpse into the artistic talents of IAIA’s astounding staff and faculty. Curated by IAIA Students Angelica Gallegos and Keena Numkena, this exhibition honors and highlights the artistic nature of leading artists and individuals who work diligently with IAIA students to provide quality education. Participating Staff and Faculty Alex Shapiro, Director of Institutional Advancement Jamison Chas Banks (Seneca-Cayuga and Cherokee of Oklahoma), Adjunct Faculty of Studio Arts Mats Reinussion, Digital Dome and Production Resources Manager Stephen Wall (White Earth…

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