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;

Main Galleries 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 that is undecorated […]

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 […]

Chris Pappan: Account Past Due, Ledger Art and Beyond»

January 24 – March 31, 2015;

South Gallery Chris Pappan: Account Past Due, Ledger Art and Beyond January 24 – March 31, 2015 This exhibition, a mix of new and recent works, includes drawings and paintings in Chris Pappan’s signature style of contemporary ledger art. The mid 1800’s saw the unprecedented expansion of the American empire, and with it, catastrophic changes […]

Mihio Manus: Heavy Volume, Small Spaces»

January 24- March 31, 2015;

Honor Gallery Mihio Manus: Heavy Volume, Small Spaces January 24- March 31, 2015 Mihio Manus documents the music scenes on the Reservation and the border towns of the Navajo Nation. Hardcore, punk, heavy metal, black metal, noise, and other forms of experimental music are his subject. Many of the bands aren’t signed to major labels, […]

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 […]