Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

current exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

War Department: Selections from MoCNA’s Permanent Collection»

January 24 – December 31, 2015;

North Gallery Guest Curator: Dr. Lara Evans All of the works in this exhibition have something to do with war, but depict very little gore or physical violence. The armed conflicts referenced in these artworks span 500 years, from the Spanish/Pueblo conquest, to World War II, Vietnam, Wounded Knee, the Mohawk/Oka Crisis, and present-day conflicts. […]

An Evening Redness in the West»

August 21 - December 31, 2015;

  Anne & Loren Kieve + Fritz Scholder Galleries An Evening Redness in the West Curator: Candice Hopkins This group exhibition takes the idea of the Apocalypse and reimagines it. The fiction novel by Santa Fe author Cormac McCarthy, The Blood Meridian, which traces the violent journey of a ragtag group of men across the […]

Meryl McMaster: Wanderings»

August 21 - December 31, 2015;

South Gallery Meryl McMaster: Wanderings Guest Curator: Jonathan Lockyer August 21 – December 31, 2015 Meryl McMaster’s work demonstrates a continually evolving exploration of the artist’s own relationship to cultural and familial heritage within the larger framework of historical and contemporary Indigenous identities. As a person with both Indigenous and European familial lineages, McMaster treats […]

Eve-Lauryn LaFountain: Waabanishimo (She Dances Till Daylight)»

August 21 – December 31, 2015;

Hall + Honor Gallery Eve-Lauryn LaFountain: Waabanishimo (She Dances Till Daylight) August 21 – December 31, 2015 LaFountain’s work plays in the intersections of photography, film, and sound. In several of her works she creates her own ceremonies in order to understand traditions. She asks: “How do I, a contemporary mixed blood woman, hold onto […]

Visions and Visionaries»

August 21, 2015 - July 31, 2017;

Kieve Family Gallery Visions and Visionaries August 21, 2015 – July 31, 2017 Inaugurating MoCNA’s new Kieve Family Gallery is the exhibition Visions and Visionaries. Drawing from the strength and diversity of the permanent collection of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, the artworks on view here enable us to see the world through […]


September 20 - October 20, 2015;

Helen Hardin Media Gallery 63 minutes LADONNA HARRIS: INDIAN 101 chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris and the role that she has played in Native and mainstream American history since the 1960s. Harris’s activism began in Oklahoma, fighting segregation and assisting grassroots Native and women’s groups. She continued […]