Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions


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 […]

The Truth About Stories: Julie Buffalohead»

May 30 - July 31, 2015;

South Gallery This exhibition is a collection of recent works on paper by Minneapolis-based artist Julie Buffalohead. Known for her deft use of allegory and archetype, Buffalohead’s narrative drawings are dreamscapes consisting of a rich cast of characters, trickster coyotes and rabbits as well as turtles, deer, birds, and rodents. In her works animals often […]

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 […]

IAIA annual BFA graduating student exhibition»

April 11- May 16;

South Gallery Future Tellers: IAIA 2015 BFA Exhibition April 11- May 16 Closing Reception: May 15 | 5-7p.m. The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is proud to present the IAIA annual BFA graduating student exhibition. This year’s exhibition celebrates the class of 2014-15 and showcases a diversity of styles that combine traditional skill with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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