Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Mission / Mandate / Vision


To position the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts as the founding institution and the premiere destination to experience contemporary Native arts.

Vision Statement:

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.

Mission Statement:

MoCNA’s mission is to advance contemporary Native art through
exhibitions, collections, public programs and scholarship.