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MoCNA Nominated for Best of Santa Fe

May 31, 2022

MoCNA has been nominated as the Best Museum in Santa Fe in the Santa Fe Reporter’s annual Best of Santa Fe reader poll. If you appreciate MoCNA’s continued commitment to showcasing the best of contemporary Indigenous art, film, literature, and more through exhibits and educational programming, we would appreciate your vote. Check out the poll on the Santa Fe Reporter’s website, and vote for the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) and all your Santa Fe favorites.


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 9,000 Contemporary Indigenous artworks (created 1962 to present). 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.

Current and Upcoming MoCNA Exhibitions

A listing of current and upcoming exhibitions at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA).

List of Events

Athena LaTocha: Mesabi Redux

Fri, June 10Sun, December 25

Athena LaTocha (Lakota and Ojibwe) created the works in her Mesabi series on-site at iron deposits in the Mesabi Mountain Range of northern Minnesota, which is known to the local Ojibwe as Misaabe-wajiw.”

Matrilineal: Legacies of Our Mothers

Fri, July 29, 2022Sun, January 15, 2023

Matrilineal: Legacies of Our Mothers presents the art of three generations of Mvskoke (Creek) mothers and daughters.

Art of Indigenous Fashion

Fri, August 19, 2022Sun, January 8, 2023

The Art of Indigenous Fashion offers insights into the approaches and perspectives of Indigenous designers beyond the visual and material qualities of their work.

The Stories We Carry

Fri, September 30, 2022Mon, September 30, 2024

The Stories We Carry features contemporary jewelry created by more than 100 Indigenous artists across decades stewarded by the MoCNA permanent collection.

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