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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Mallery Quetawki: Instagram Takeover

Wed, September 29Thu, September 30

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

Exhibitions

Current and upcoming exhibitions at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA). View all exhibitions.

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Experimental exPRESSion: Printmaking at IAIA, 1963–1980

Mon, July 29, 2019Tue, May 31, 2022

Experimental exPRESSion: Printmaking at IAIA, 1963–1980 features fifty-one recently-acquired works on paper from the Tubis Print Collection.

IAIA 2020/2021 BFA Exhibition: Manifesting Our Destinies

Fri, April 23Sun, October 10

Manifesting Our Destinies highlights artwork that reflects the diverse backgrounds of this year’s IAIA graduating BFA students.

Exposure: Native Art and Political Ecology

Fri, August 20, 2021Sun, July 10, 2022

Exposure documents international Indigenous artists’ responses to the impacts of nuclear testing, nuclear accidents, and uranium mining on Native peoples and the environment.

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About

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.

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