MoCNA Spring 2020 Exhibitions—Opening Reception

Jan 21, 2020

Join us on Thursday, February 13, from 4:30–7 pm for the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts’ (MoCNA) Spring 2020 Exhibitions opening and reception. Exhibitions include G. Peter Jemison: Iroquois Creation Story, Indigenous Futurisms: Transcending Past/Present/Future, and Charlene Teters: Way of Sorrows.

Schedule of Happenings on Feb. 13

  • 4:00 pm: “Huddled Masses” performance participants arrive in the North Courtyard.
  • 5:00 pm: Charlene Teters (Spokane) and other performance participants enter the North Courtyard.
  • 6:00 pm: Kite (Oglala Lakota), and Devin Ronneberg (Native Hawaiian descent) give an artist talk and a performance in the Fritz Scholder Gallery.
  • 6:30 pm: Santiago X (Coushatta/Chamoru) give an artist talk in the Fritz Scholder Gallery.

For more information, please contact Senior Manager of Museum Education Winoka Yepa (Diné) at or (505) 482-5907.

List of Events

Indigenous Futurisms: Transcending Past/Present/Future—Reception

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

Indigenous Futurisms highlights artworks that present the future from a Native perspective, and illustrates the use of cosmology and science as part of tribal oral history and ways of life.

Charlene Teters: Way of Sorrows—Reception

Thu, February 13, 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.

G. Peter Jemison: Iroquois Creation Story—Reception

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

This exhibition features colored pencil drawings and 3-D works by renowned contemporary Native artist G. Peter Jemison (Seneca, Heron Clan) created in preparation for his film Iroquois Creation Story.

List of Events

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

IAIA 2020 BFA Exhibition “Resistance Through Existence”—Reception

Fri, March 6, 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.