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IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery

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Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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August 2013

Steven J. Yazzie: The Mountain

Thu, August 15, 2013Tue, December 31, 2013
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Steven J. Yazzie’s work is about land, as a place of personal reflection, a framework for Indigenous cultural relevance, and a point of reference to changing politics related to urbanization. For the exhibition The Mountain, Yazzie recognizes place as an entity with multidimensional interpretations and has become an essential location for his creative investigations as a source of history, knowledge and power. The new installation includes sculpture, painting, digital photographic prints, and a multichannel video to build experiential entry points…

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January 2014

Tony Tiger: Full Consciousness of Being

Sat, January 25, 2014Sun, May 11, 2014
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Tony Tiger’s work speaks to a philosophy of contemporary Native soul. His work honors the truth and spirit of Native peoples’ endurance. In the mixed-media exhibition Full Consciousness of Being, Tiger’s context for expression arises from the totality of his personal observations related to intercultural experiences, while drawing on the critical influence Native people have actively contributed to historically and contemporaneously. About the artist Tony Tiger, an enrolled member of the Sac and Fox Tribe of Oklahoma and also of…

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May 2014

Shan Goshorn—We Hold These Truths

Sat, May 24, 2014Thu, July 31, 2014
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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We Hold These Truths features contemporary baskets made from paper that have been inspired by traditional techniques, shapes, patterns and functions of Cherokee baskets. Shan Goshorn examines and manipulates the material and authority of paper (and the written word) as a weapon aimed against Native Americans in the form of treaties, ancestry rolls, laws, restrictions, land allotment and more. By weaving baskets from a variety of reproduced historical documents, Goshorn’s work offers an opportunity to re-interpret penned history from an…

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August 2014

Mario Martinez—The Desert Never Left “The City”

Fri, August 22, 2014Wed, December 31, 2014
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Mario Martinez’s artwork always pays reverence to nature through the influences derived from his deeply rooted Yaqui cultural background and allure to Western Modernism. The visual density of his paintings in his solo exhibition The Desert Never Left “The City” reflect upon the magic and power encoded within the spiritual and natural eco-systems conceptualized from an ancient pre-Christian Yaqui belief system. In doing so, Martinez vibrantly conflates his enduring Sonoran desert memory and Yaqui culture organically and abstractly through his…

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January 2015

War Department: Selections from MoCNA’s Permanent Collection

Sat, January 24, 2015Thu, December 31, 2015
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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War Department: Selections from MoCNA’s Permanent Collection

All of the works in this exhibition have something to do with war, but depict very little gore or physical violence. The armed conflicts referenced in these artworks span 500 years, from the Spanish and Pueblo conquest, to World War II, Vietnam, Wounded Knee, the Mohawk and Oka Crisis, and present-day conflicts. This selection of works from the permanent collection examines the nuanced depictions of war and civil unrest in contemporary Native art. We tend to think of war as…

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January 2016

Lloyd Kiva New: Art

Fri, January 22, 2016Sat, December 31, 2016
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Lloyd Kiva New: Art features nearly thirty paintings by Cherokee artist Lloyd Henri “Kiva” New (1916–2002) completed between 1938–1995. New is best known for fashion design and the development of innovative concepts in cultural based education for Native people. Extravagant handbags, dresses, and modern design are calling cards of New’s art career, but his two-dimensional works are not as well known. The paintings, from his personal collection and rarely shown in a museum or gallery, exemplify how Lloyd “Kiva” New…

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August 2016

Gallery Sessions

Sat, August 20, 2016, 9:15 am10:15 am
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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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 .

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January 2017

Now is the Time: Investigating Native Histories and Visions of the Future

Fri, January 27, 2017Sun, April 16, 2017
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Recent works by IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists explore current themes and trends in contemporary Native American art, including Indigenous science fiction and visionary Native histories. Several of the works are inspired by Native abstract symbolism of the past and their futuristic aesthetics, while others respond to popular culture and investigate the role of Star Wars™ in American Indian art and culture. Performance art installations question the “art for art’s sake” concept of many past Western art movements, and instead, promote the…

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May 2017

New Acquisitions: 2011–2017

Fri, May 5, 2017Sun, January 21, 2018
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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New Acquisitions: 2011–2017 highlights newly acquired work over the past six years from MoCNA’s Permanent Collection and demonstrates the museum’s commitment to collect works that are visionary and a testament to IAIA’s innovative spirit. The selected artworks complement each other through aesthetic, color, and form, but also share an expansive vision collectively.

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February 2018

Art & Activism: Selections from The Harjo Family Collection

Fri, February 9, 2018Tue, July 31, 2018
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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This exhibition highlights works from The Harjo Family Collection. The major art collection was recently donated to the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and contains about sixty artworks. These works were purchased or gifted to Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne/Hodulgee Muscogee), an important American Indian activist, lobbyist, policy maker, and 2011 recipient of an IAIA Honorary Doctorate.

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August 2018

Expanding Horizons: Darren Vigil Gray

Wed, August 15, 2018Sat, February 16, 2019
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Expanding Horizons: Darren Vigil Gray

Expanding Horizons highlights new abstract landscapes by Darren Vigil Gray (Jicarilla Apache/Kiowa Apache). The works reflect Gray’s personal approach to the subject “landscape,” and his spontaneous painting method inspired by abstract expressionism and his inner self.

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February 2019

Dwayne Wilcox: Visual/Language

Thu, February 28, 2019Sun, May 12, 2019
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Dwayne Wilcox, Paper Chief, ledger paper Plains headdress, 2014, The Heritage Center, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota

The exhibition examines Dwayne Wilcox’s (Oglala Lakota) own lived experience as an artist creating work that is linked to historic forms of narrative communication of his Lakota people and post-modernism in its powerfully ironic stance.

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May 2019

Reconciliation

Thu, May 30, 2019Sun, January 19, 2020
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Reconciliation responds to the transformation and last year's ending of “La Entrada” as part of the Santa Fe Fiestas. Recognizing the power of art to open dialogue toward reconciliation, the exhibition will serve as an expression of “post-entrada” creativity in Santa Fe and surrounding communities.

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August 2019

Reconciliation—Opening Reception

Fri, August 16, 2019, 5:00 pm7:00 pm
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Reconciliation responds to the transformation and last year's ending of “La Entrada” as part of the Santa Fe Fiestas. Recognizing the power of art to open dialogue toward reconciliation, the exhibition will serve as an expression of “post-entrada” creativity in Santa Fe and surrounding communities.

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February 2020

Charlene Teters: Way of Sorrows

Fri, February 7, 2020Fri, May 29, 2020
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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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.

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Charlene Teters: Way of Sorrows—Reception

Thu, February 13, 2020, 4:30 pm7:00 pm
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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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.

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June 2020

Tamara Ann Burgh and Luanne Redeye: FRAMED

Thu, June 4, 2020Sun, January 24, 2021
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Luanne Redeye (Seneca Nation), Like Air/I’ve Said Your Name When I Needed It, 2017, Oplux Vellum paper, seed beads, thread, gel photo transfer, gouache, acrylic on watercolor paper, 19.5 x 19.5 x .75 in.

The exhibition FRAMED investigates issues of self-representation and identity and examines the “American Experience” from a Native perspective through mixed media works.

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February 2021

Michael Namingha: Altered Landscapes

Fri, February 5, 2021Sun, July 4, 2021
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Altered Landscape series are abstract, photography-based works that juxtapose geometric shapes in bright neon colors against black-and-white aerial landscapes from the Four Corners region.

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March 2022

Community Mural Painting with Solomon Enos

Fri, March 25, 2022, 11:00 am4:00 pm
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Join artist Solomon Enos (Kānaka Maoli) for a public painting session at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA).

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July 2022

Matrilineal: Legacies of Our Mothers

Fri, July 29, 2022Sun, February 12, 2023
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Matrilineal: Legacies of Our Mothers presents the art of three generations of Mvskoke (Creek) mothers and daughters.

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August 2022

Gallery Tour with Matrilineal Guest Curator Laura Clark

Sat, August 20, 2022, 10:00 am11:00 am
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) North Gallery, 108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for a gallery tour with Matrilineal: Legacies of Our Mothers guest curator Laura Clark (Mvskoke Creek Nation) and artists from the exhibition.

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