Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions

Scout’s Honour
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October 10, 2009 – January 31, 2010;

In August 2006, artists Michael Belmore and Frank Shebageget set out on an expedition to explore the social, environmental and cultural landscape of Northern Ontario.

BADLAND: Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Bonnie Devine, and Erica Lord
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June 26, 2009 – January 31, 2010;

The exhibit explores the ever-changing nature of land, bringing attention to issues of sovereignty, destruction and culture as those relate back to the land and its inhabitants.

The Drawings and Paintings of Daphne Odjig: A Retrospective»

June 26 - September 20, 2009;

Featuring Odjig’s history and legend paintings, erotica, abstractions and landscapes, together these pieces communicate the breadth of Odjig’s engagement with her personal, political and cultural history.

Tran-si-tion: BFA Exhibition at the IAIA Museum
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April 3 – May 17, 2009;

Archuleta picked the theme transition, defined as “the movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept to another,” because the graduating students who will receive their bachelor of fine arts degrees (BFA) and are now ready to transition from student artist to professional artist.

Recent Acquisitions from the National Collection of Contemporary Native Art
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January 27 - March 20, 2009;

See a small sampling of recent gifts to the National Collection of Contemporary Native Art in 2008. Work by Allan Houser (Chiricahua Apache), Randy Kemp (Choctaw/Euchee/Muscogee-Creek), and David Neel (Kwagiutl) are just a few of the new pieces visitors will see.

Seeds of Inspiration: Alumni Work from the Permanent Collection»

July 19 – September 1, 2008;

During the early years of the Institute of American Indian Arts, the students were encouraged to ‘step outside the box’ in creating their art. They were inspired by European and American artists in abstraction and geometric shapes. Combined with their own traditions and culture, these students created work with some very unique qualities.

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