Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Donate to the Collection

The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is interested in expanding its holdings of contemporary works by Native artists. Currently the Museum has limited funds for purchase but is open to proposals for donation.

All proposals for donation are initially reviewed by the Acquisitions Committee of the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts to determine if the object will enhance The National Collection of Contemporary Native Art. An overriding Museum Standing Committee approves the recommendations by the Acquisitions Committee for acceptance.  Please contact us by email if you are interested in making a proposal for donation.  We may be reached at collections@iaia.edu.

The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts accepts financial gifts as well as compelling donations of art, archival materials, and ephemera by and about contemporary Native artists. We collect a variety of art, including paintings, prints and other works on paper, sculpture, glass, ceramics, photographs, jewelry and other objects. We have an active Acquisitions Committee that meets several times each year to review submissions.

We accept works as either unrestricted or restricted.  Unrestricted gifts may or may not remain as part of the National Collection of Contemporary Native Art—they may be traded for other works of art or sold to otherwise support the Collection or other Museum programs. Restricted gifts are accepted only for perpetual use in the Collection. This may include being available for loan to other qualified institutions that we are partners with.

To inquire about donating to the Collection, contact

Tatiana  Lomahaftewa-Singer,  Curator of Collections
MoCNA
(505) 428-5899
tlomahaftewa-singer@iaia.edu