Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions

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

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

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.

Fritz Scholder: An Intimate Look»

July 19, 2008 – June 7, 2009;

Fritz Scholder An Intimate Look is a journey into the life work of one prolific and passionate artist. This experience of the seven series borrowed from the collections of Lisa Markgraf Scholder and Romona Scholder include: Indians Forever, Roma, Vampir, Possession, Human in Nature, Mystery Women and Millennium.

New Works from Norman Akers»

March 3 – April 28, 2008;

Osage artist Norman Akers creates mythic landscapes that merge tribal cosmology with personal experience in an ever-evolving visual field. This vision is expressed using various abstract and representational symbols that relate the Osage creation story and the life cycles of humans and animals.

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