Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions

Native American Short Films Presented by Sundance»

January 25 - 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»

January 25 - 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 […]

Sallyann Paschall + Alex J. Peña: The Place Between»

January 25 - March 31;

The two-person exhibition The Place Between 
draws from and expands upon the conceptual basis of the original multiple supported by the printmaking process and potential for creative manipulation to interpret a sense of place. Paschall’s approach utilizes a base of intaglio ImagOn and lithographic prints that include crystal forms found in the geologic minerals of […]

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3/Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast | Selected Works»

August 15 - December 31, 2013;

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3/Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast, Selected Works concludes a cycle of landmark exhibitions conceived and organized to present a comprehensive and in-depth cross section of innovative and groundbreaking work by contemporary Indigenous artists.  These creative individuals express a new vitality and spirit of experimentation in […]

Cannupa Hanska Luger STEREOTYPE: Misconceptions of the Native American»

August 15 - December 31, 2013;

“Native American” is an umbrella term for the Indigenous population of North America. This term, being so broad, has allowed for many external interpretations, from anthropologists to Hollywood directors, to define who Native Americans are. The reality of the matter is that the continent of North America is vast, with environmental and cultural complexity that […]

Jacob Meders: Divided Lines»

August 15 - December 31, 2013;

  In the exhibition Divided Lines, artist Jacob Meders examines the complex misrepresentations of Indigenous peoples in North American artistic depictions prevalent in 15th and 16th century European society. By incorporating an aesthetic that emulates historic woodcuts, Meders’ panoramic installation toys with the idea of assimilation, reimaging figures with a likeness to Indigenous and western […]

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