Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions

Ric Gendron | Rattlebone»

August 22 – December 31, 2014;

 Main Galleries MoCNA hosts a traveling exhibition of the paintings and related works of Spokane artist Ric Gendron (pronounced zhan-drea), a dual-enrolled member of the Arrow Lakes Band of Confederated Tribes of the Colville and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla. Gendron is little-known established artist, and the exhibition and monograph Rattlebone feature more that […]

Courtney M. Leonard | BREACH: LOG 14»

August 22 – December 31, 2014;

Hallway Gallery “Breach” is an exploration of historical ties to water and whale; imposed law; and a current relationship of material sustainability. Navigation lies within visual translation, acceptance, and pursuit of process. Charting exists as a logging of record; documentation and mapping of each point where the surface breaks. BREACH: LOG 14 catalogs the expedition, […]

Mario Martinez | The Desert Never Left “The City”»

August 22 – December 31, 2014;

North Gallery Mario Martinez’s artwork always pays reverence to nature through the influences derived from his deeply rooted Yaqui cultural background and allure to Western Modernism. The visual density of his paintings in his solo exhibition The Desert Never Left “The City”reflect upon the magic and power encoded within the spiritual and natural eco-systems conceptualized […]

Da-ka-xeen Mehner | Saligaaw(it is loud-voiced)»

August 21 – December 31, 2014;

South Gallery Alaskan artist Da-ka-xeen Mehner celebrates the lasting and profound relationship between Tlingit language and song in the exhibition Saligaaw (it is loud-voiced). Like many Native American families, Mehner’s grandmother and grandfather were from a generation who were punished for speaking their language. Inspired by a collective tenacity of maintaining traditional language and song, […]

Native American Short Films Presented by Sundance»

May 24 - July 31;

Helen Hardin Media Gallery Featuring films from Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program: Sikumi (On the Ice) – An Iñuit hunter takes his dog team out on the frozen Arctic Ocean in search of seals and inadvertently becomes a witness to a murder. Director: Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (Inupiaq) (15 mins.) Nikamowin (Song) – Deconstructing […]

Bon à Tirer Prints from the MoCNA Collection»

May 24 - July 31;

Bon à Tirer, or more commonly seen written as “B.A.T.” on a fine art print, is a French term meaning good to pull. Dating back to the late 1800s, a French master printmaking atelier (studio) required a signature and the initials B.A.T. from the artist for whom the atelier was creating an edition, usually a […]

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