Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions

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 […]

Shan Goshorn | WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS»

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 […]

MoCNA’s Annual IAIA BFA Exhibition»

A p r i l 1 1 – M a y 1 8, 2 0 1 4 ;

Selected works by: Shaun Beyale | Frederick Big Lake | Rylan Bourke | Heidi Brandow  |  Deborah Corbett | Stephanie De La Rosa | Madge Duus | Koty Jim | Rondee Graham | Quinn Kelly | Sharon Lewis | Dakota Mace | Deepak Maharjan | Carol Melting Tallow | Nicholas Salazar | Crystal Tohee | Laura Walkingstick […]

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 […]

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