Mission / Mandate / Vision
To position the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts as the founding institution and the premiere destination to experience contemporary Native arts.
The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is the country’s leading museum for exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the most progressive work of contemporary Native artists for local, national and international audiences. MoCNA is a venue for exhibitions of artists who merit, local, national and international recognition. The Museum belongs at the forefront of contemporary Native art presentation and strives to be flexible, foresighted and risk-taking in its exhibitions and programs.
The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is the only museum in the world dedicated solely to advancing the scholarship, discourse and understanding of contemporary Native arts. As the global leader in the acquisition, presentation and study of contemporary Native arts, MoCNA challenges pre-conceived misperceptions of contemporary Native arts.