Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

current exhibitions

Current Exhibitions


War Department: Selections from MoCNA’s Permanent Collection»

January 24 – July 31, 2015;

North Gallery Guest Curator: Dr. Lara Evans January 24 – July 31, 2015 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, […]

Dark Light: The Ceramics of Christine Nofchissey McHorse»

January 24 – July 31, 2015;

Anne & Loren Kieve Gallery Dark Light: The Ceramics of Christine Nofchissey McHorse Curators: Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio January 24 – July 31, 2015 Dark Light is the first traveling exhibition of this groundbreaking Navajo (Diné) artist. McHorse, a first-generation potter, is considered among the most innovative artists working today creating vessel-based art […]

Star Wallowing Bull: Mechanistic Renderings»

January 24 – July 31, 2015;

Fritz Scholder Gallery Star Wallowing Bull: Mechanistic Renderings January 24 – July 31, 2015 Featuring recent paintings and drawings, and a selection of new works, this exhibition will reveal Wallowing Bull’s evolving aesthetic, one that reflects a growing mechanical sensibility of both form and style. Wallowing Bull is recognized for his signature color pencil drawings […]

Turtle Island Rising: Past and Futures Programs from imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival»

February 13 - August 7, 2015;

Helen Hardin Media Gallery IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, bring the first of two short film programs that, through an artistic lens, span the histories and envision new horizons of the First Peoples of Turtle Island, a term for North America used in oral storytelling traditions by […]

You Are On Indian Land»

April 23 - July 31;

Hall + Honor Galleries The exhibition You Are On Indian Land presents the work of leading contemporary American Indian and First Nations artists from across the North American continent. The participating artists actively engage the notion of pop-culture, misappropriation, and representation in their work. This multi-site exhibition premiered at Radiator Gallery in New York on […]