Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions

Valjean Hessing»

February 1 – June 23, 2008;

A selection of works by Choctaw painter Valjean McCarty Hessing (1934-2006) drawn from collectors and institutions will be spotlighted in IAIA Museum’s North Gallery.

The Disappeared/Los Desaparecidos»

Ocober 12, 2007 - January 20, 2008;

ANTONIO FRASCONI, Woodcuts and Monotypes


October 12, 2007 - January 13, 2008;

An exhibition curated by IAIA Curator Joseph Sanchez and Mateo Romero that addresses the role and experience of Native American in modern warfare, and offers a sensitive, honest presentation of traditional and historic issues that have faced Native Americans in war from World War II to the present. Curators: Joseph Sanchez and Mateo Romero


September 14, 2007 – January 13, 2008;

FEATURING: Rosella Namok, Fiona Omeenyo, Leroy Platt, Silas Hobson, Samantha Hobson, Adrian King
EMERGING ARTIST: Denise Fruit, Joanne Butcher, Moira Macumboy

Norval Morrisseau: Shaman Artist»

June 15, 2007 through September 3, 2007;

For almost 50 years, Norval Morrisseau known as Copper Thunderbird, has pursued a remarkable path of spiritual and artistic enlightenment. Committed to sharing his insights with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal audiences, he has created highly original works that fuse his unique vision of Anishnaabe (Ojibwa) spirituality with contemporary art methods. As the inventor of Woodland […]

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.”

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