Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

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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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FEATURES

A New Home for MoCNA’s Permanent Collection

The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts moved its 7500+ piece collection, the National Collection of Contemporary Native American Art, to a new state of the art storage space on IAIA’s campus.  This new collection storage facility, which occupies 7,000 square feet of the new science and technology building at IAIA, will promote best practices in collections care and adjoin conservation labs where IAIA museum studies students, faculty and visiting scholars may receive hands-on experience working with professional staff and instructors to care for the collection. Photo by Julien McRoberts

Fritz Casuse, Tufa Cast Cuff On Black Leather, Photo credit 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.

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