IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of contemporary Native art, history and culture through presentation, collection and acquisition, preservation, and interpretation. MoCNA is recognized as the preeminent organizer of exhibitions devoted exclusively to the display of dynamic and diverse arts practices representative of Native North America.
MoCNA encourages creative expression across the fields of arts and culture as an opportunity to engage, establish, foster, and cultivate in cross-cultural dialogue with communities at the local, national, and global level.
MoCNA’s exhibitions, programs, and its Collection of Contemporary Native Arts are integral to nurturing and growth of the Institute of American Indian Arts legacy, college community, and curriculum across academic and artistic disciplines.
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IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts The Allan Houser Foundation recently rotated three new sculptures into the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) Allan Houser Art Park—the outdoor area directly behind the museum. During your next visit, please...read more
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts After an extensive international search, Dr. Manuela Well-Off-Man has been named Chief Curator at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA). Dr. Well-Off-Man brings more than fifteen years of curatorial...read more
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Dear All, The contemporary Native American art world lost a brilliant artist over the weekend. Rick Bartow, one of the nation’s most prominent contemporary Native American artists, was born in Newport, Oregon, in 1946, and...read more
The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is the country’s only museum for exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the most progressive work of contemporary Native artists.
MoCNA is dedicated solely to advancing the scholarship, discourse and interpretation of contemporary Native art for regional, national and international audiences. As such, it stewards the National Collection of Contemporary Native Art, 7,500 artworks in all media created in 1962 or later. MoCNA is at the forefront of contemporary Native art presentation and strives to be flexible, foresighted and risk-taking in its exhibitions and programs. MoCNA is located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.