Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions

Outside the Lines 2007 Student Exhibition»

March 16 – April 15, 2007;

Since the time of the Santa Fe School of Art – also referred as the Dorothy Dunn School – Native artists have been told what is, and what is not, Native American art. The mindset behind this was that “this is the way your ancestors produced art and this is the way that you should produce art.”

Lifting the Veil: New Mexico Women and the Tricultural Myth»

March 2 – May 28, 2007;

Women artists of New Mexico address issues and concerns about power and exclusion and the perpetuation of the tricultural myth.

UNRAVELED SECRETS: Sonya Kelliher-Combs»

December 2, 2006 – March 4, 2007;

Titled “Unraveled Secrets”, the exhibition is comprised of a range of paintings, drawings, and mixed media needlework. More than three dozen paintings and drawings are featured in the show, as well as a mixed media needlework installation created from more than 4,000 threaded needles.

Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic»

October 20, 2006 – February 4, 2007;

Originated by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, this exhibition surveys the breathtaking beauty of art created in the studios of contemporary artists from Nunavut, the northernmost Canadian Province.

Arctic Transformations The Jewelry of Denise and Samuel Wallace»

August 17 – November 5, 2006;

A 25-year retrospective of jewelers Denise and Samuel Wallace highlighting their elaborate use of natural materials in expressing Denise’s Chugach Aleut heritage.

Relations: indigenous dialogue»

July 8, 2006 – September 30, 2006;

Relations stands for the interconnection of humans, nature and spirit that define the Indigenous world, and is designed to provoke thought, argument and dialogue.

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