Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

August 21-August 25, 2014 | 8-4 pmIAIA MoCNA Market Events

Late Summer/Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception
Thursday, August 21 | 5-7p.m.

Ric Gendron | Rattlebone
Courtney M. Leonard | BREACH: LOG 14
Da-ka-xeen Mehner | Saligaaw (it is loud-voiced)
Mario Martinez | The Desert Never Left “The City”

Featuring presence 4.0, Rezonate Art and Beyond Buckskin Boutique – apparel, stylish jewelry and a roving fashion show. DJ Tahnee Udero.

Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program 20th Anniversary Celebration:
Panel and Reception
Friday, August 22 | 5-7p.m. Allan Houser Art Park

Join MoCNA in celebrating the Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program 20th anniversary with a panel discussion and lively reception featuring the Navajo electro punk band, the Discotays. The Sundance Institute has mentored more than 300 Native American and Indigenous artists. Join Program Director Bird Runningwater (Cheyenne and Mescalero Apache) with Native directors, Sydney Freeland (Navajo) and Sterlin Harjo (Seminole and Creek) as they discuss breaking through common filmmaking barriers, the changing media landscape and the importance of sharing original stories out of Native lands.

Breakfast in the Park: MoCNA + NMAI + MIAC+ SWAIA Members
Saturday, August 23 | 7-9a.m. Allan Houser Art Park

Members from MoCNA, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), and the Southwest American Indian Arts Association (SWAIA) enjoy breakfast and music prior to the Indian Market Weekend kickoff. If you are a member, look for your invitation soon.

MoCNA Social Engagement Artist in Residence Talk and Social Engagement Projects
Saturday, August 23 | 2p.m. Performance by Rosy Simas | 2:30-3:30p.m. Artist Talk
Artist Studio + Allan Houser Art Park

MoCNA highlights works of its 2014 Social Engagement Residents including: Sherwin Bitsui, Poet, Merritt Johnson, Multidisciplinary Artist, The Ephemerals – Jamie Issac, Niki Little, Jenny R. Western, Kerr- Lynn Reeves, Art Collective, and Rosy Simas, Choreographer/Dancer. There will be a talk and performances in the park with documentation of resident projects shown in the MoCNA Artist Studio.

Contemporary Indigenous Discourse Series: Panel Discussion
Saturday, August 23 | 4-5p.m. Allan Houser Art Park

MoCNA creates a forum in the Southwest for Indigenous peoples to share knowledge and strategies for advancing tribal self-determination within an era of intense globalization.

Film and Dialogue: This is a Stereotype
Saturday and Sunday, August 23 – 24 | 11a.m.-12noon Allan Houser Art Park

Native artist Cannupa Hanska Luger and filmmaker Dylan McLaughlin invite visitors to preview This is a Stereotype, a film project. The film was motivated by Lugar’s Stereotype: Misconceptions of the Native American an exhibition at MoCNA last year, which addressed preconceived notions about Native Americans supported by popular culture that have been invented, imagined and rooted within the American public’s social conscience. This is a Stereotype will allow for the continuation of this dialogue. The audience is invited to ask their own questions regarding Native American identity and stereotypes. The film encourages the viewer to utilize information and become active participants in society, thinking critically when making decisions concerning culture and appropriation.

Artist Gallery Sessions
Saturday, August 23 | 10-11a.m.
Sunday, August 24 | 2-3p.m.

Join artists Mario Martinez and Da-ka-xeen Mehner in the museum galleries as they discuss their current exhibitions and practice.