Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions

INITIATION 2012 BFA Student Exhibition»

April 14 – May 10, 2012;

Each year, the Institute of American Indian Arts BFA graduating students from all visual art disciplines present their work in a curated group exhibition that highlights the culmination of their 4 years spent at IAIA pursuing a degree. This year’s exhibition is guest curated by Karl Duncan, Curator of Collections at Buffalo Thunder Resort and […]

Under The Influence Iroquois Artists at IAIA (1962-2012)»

January 21 – July 31, 2012;

Since 1962, the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has played an important role in fostering an ever-expanding Indigenous diaspora through the creative process, instilling a spirit of contemporary community, while at the same time preserving in its students a deep attachment to individual autonomy, home, and nation. A multi-cultural nexus, IAIA has expanded its “creativity is our tradition” legacy by acknowledging and advocating for a future that celebrates diverse artistic traditions.

VISION Projections»

January 21 – March 31, 2012;

The VISION Projections is a commissioned program of 4 short films by emerging directors Carey Tully, Dylan McLaughlin, Ryan Begay and Marcella Ernest, all of who have attended the IAIA. Each artist brings to the screen, his or her interpretation of “vision.”

Wendy Red Star: Rez Car»

January 21 – March 31, 2012;

Wendy Red Star’s work explores the intersection between life on the Crow Indian reservation and the world outside of that environment. She thinks of herself as a Crow Indian cultural archivist speaking sincerely about the experience of being a Crow Indian in contemporary society.

Richard Glazer Danay: Shake, Rattle & Roll»

January 21 – March 31, 2012;

In the exhibition, Mohawk artist Richard Glazer-Danay reflects upon traditional material culture and sources new materials to make rattles relevant to culture and ceremony in the 21st century. At the beginning of the 19th century, man-made materials were integrated into the rattles – like the Calumet baking powder tin can that sometimes replaced traditional materials in function, not spirituality.

Peter B. Jones: Prophecy»

January 21 – March 31, 2012;

Prophecy is a timely exhibition pertaining to Indigenous prophecies. By incorporating themes of ecology, creation, demise and the future according to the Mayan calendar, traditional Iroquois teachings and other cultural beliefs, Jones provides a visual representation of the foretold truths.

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