Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

current exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

ARTiculations in Print: David Sloan T’ah aniiłtso Yéé’bii’ Neiikai (Endangered Species)»

January 25 - July 31;

David Sloan’s installation of monoprints include silkscreened images of endangered species with their Diné names over lithograph reproductions of old 1970’s Navajo Times newspaper ads. Sloan’s conscious intentions compare and contrast eco-philosophies of American consumer culture with traditional Diné world perspective. The disparity of the animal images on top of the propaganda style-like advertisements promoting […]

ARTiculations in Print: Prints from the CROW’S SHADOW INSTITUTE of THE ARTS»

January 25 - July 31;

A selection of prints from the Crow’s Shadow Press signifies the ever-growing portfolio of prints produced over a 20-year period since the founding of the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts located in Pendleton, Oregon. The exhibition encompasses the work of many outstanding artists of diverse backgrounds and media and includes Rick Bartow, Wendy Red […]

ARTiculations in Print: John Hitchcock: Traces of the Plains»

January 25 - July 31;

Traces of the Plains consists of works on paper.  A multimedia installation of printed matter and video, the exhibition references the trauma of war and fragility of life. Artist John Hitchcock sets familiar images of U.S. military weaponry against unfamiliar mythological and hybrid creatures originating from the Wichita Mountains in western Oklahoma to allegorically explore […]

ARTiculations in Print: Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013)»

January 25 - July 31;

Internationally renowned graphic artist Kenojuak Ashevak (b. 1927) passed away in 2013 at the age of 85. While we mourn the loss of one of the most significant Inuit artists of the modern era, she leaves behind an unparalleled artistic legacy in prints and drawings created over 50 years of uninterrupted production.   The selection […]

Native American Short Films Presented by Sundance»

May 24 - July 31;

Helen Hardin Media Gallery Featuring films from Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program: Sikumi (On the Ice) – An Iñuit hunter takes his dog team out on the frozen Arctic Ocean in search of seals and inadvertently becomes a witness to a murder. Director: Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (Inupiaq) (15 mins.) Nikamowin (Song) – Deconstructing […]

Bon à Tirer Prints from the MoCNA Collection»

May 24 - July 31;

Bon à Tirer, or more commonly seen written as “B.A.T.” on a fine art print, is a French term meaning good to pull. Dating back to the late 1800s, a French master printmaking atelier (studio) required a signature and the initials B.A.T. from the artist for whom the atelier was creating an edition, usually a […]

Brandywine Workshop Collection»

May 24 – July 31, 2014;

May 24 – July 31, 2014 South Gallery The Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was founded to support the creation, documentation and preservation of a legacy of culturally diverse American art and ensuring the participation of multi-ethnic artists in the field of fine art printmaking and related media technologies. The organization recently donated a collection […]


May 24 – July 31, 2014;

North Gallery Opening reception in conjunction with Chaos to Complexity | May 31 | 4-6pm We Hold These Truths features contemporary baskets made from paper that have been inspired by traditional techniques, shapes, patterns and functions of Cherokee baskets. Shan Goshorn examines and manipulates the material and authority of paper (and the written word) as […]

Bert & Weiwei: TIME 2014»

July 16 – July 31 | August 21 – October 16, 2014 Every Wednesday – Friday ;

At the Helen Hardin Media Gallery Bert & Weiwei: TIME 2014 July 16 – July 31 | August 21 – October 16, 2014 Every Wednesday – Friday A documentary film directed by Daniel Hyde and Blackhorse Lowe. Part of the Temporary Installations Made for the Environment (TIME) project, which documents the site-specific land art project […]

Andrea Geyer: Spiral Lands/Chapter 2»

July 18 – July 31 | August 21 – December 31, 2014 Every Saturday – Monday;

  Andrea Geyer Spiral Lands / Chapter 2, 2008   a slide and sound installation by Andrea Geyer A collaboration with SITE Santa Fe, as part of SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas Unsettled Landscapes July 18 – January 11, 2015 Every Saturday – Monday Andrea Geyer digs into the complexities of narrative […]