Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

  • Teresa Quintana, Soldier Boy Ring, 2013
  • Christine McHorse
  • Shawn Bluejacket, Family Day
  • Emmett Shkeme Garcia, Family Day
  • Emmett Shkeme Garcia, Family Day
  • Yatika Starr Fields
  • Brenda Kingery
  • Anita Fields
  • Unknown Artist, MoCNA Collection
  • Nora Naranjo Morse

The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), a center of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), is dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of/for contemporary Native art, history and culture through presentation, collection/acquisition, preservation, and interpretation. The MoCNA is recognized as the pre-eminent organizer of exhibitions devoted exclusively to the display of dynamic and diverse arts practices representative of Native North America.

The MoCNA encourages creative expression across the fields of arts and culture as an opportunity to engage/establish/foster/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.



Photograph by Julien McRoberts

MoCNA’s Permanent Collection

To view selected images from the MoCNA permanent collection, see: Permanent Collection

Fritz Casuse, Tufa Cast Cuff On Black Leather, Photograph by Sallie Wesaw Sloan

Museum Store a Santa Fe Treasure

The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts store offers the best selection of Native American art books, jewelry and other gifts in downtown Santa Fe.  Regularly rotating exhibits feature both well-established and up and coming artists from Native America. The best part about shopping at the store? All purchases support the Museum! Read more about the store.