Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions

War Department: Selections from MoCNA’s Permanent Collection»

January 24 – December 31, 2015;

North Gallery Guest Curator: Dr. Lara Evans 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, the Mohawk/Oka Crisis, and present-day conflicts. […]

An Evening Redness in the West»

August 21 - December 31, 2015;

  Anne & Loren Kieve + Fritz Scholder Galleries An Evening Redness in the West Curator: Candice Hopkins This group exhibition takes the idea of the Apocalypse and reimagines it. The fiction novel by Santa Fe author Cormac McCarthy, The Blood Meridian, which traces the violent journey of a ragtag group of men across the […]

Meryl McMaster: Wanderings»

August 21 - December 31, 2015;

South Gallery Meryl McMaster: Wanderings Guest Curator: Jonathan Lockyer August 21 – December 31, 2015 Meryl McMaster’s work demonstrates a continually evolving exploration of the artist’s own relationship to cultural and familial heritage within the larger framework of historical and contemporary Indigenous identities. As a person with both Indigenous and European familial lineages, McMaster treats […]

Eve-Lauryn LaFountain: Waabanishimo (She Dances Till Daylight)»

August 21 – December 31, 2015;

Hall + Honor Gallery Eve-Lauryn LaFountain: Waabanishimo (She Dances Till Daylight) August 21 – December 31, 2015 LaFountain’s work plays in the intersections of photography, film, and sound. In several of her works she creates her own ceremonies in order to understand traditions. She asks: “How do I, a contemporary mixed blood woman, hold onto […]


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 […]

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