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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.

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