Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions

Cannupa Hanska Luger STEREOTYPE: Misconceptions of the Native American»

August 15 - December 31, 2013;

“Native American” is an umbrella term for the Indigenous population of North America. This term, being so broad, has allowed for many external interpretations, from anthropologists to Hollywood directors, to define who Native Americans are. The reality of the matter is that the continent of North America is vast, with environmental and cultural complexity that […]

Jacob Meders: Divided Lines»

August 15 - December 31, 2013;

  In the exhibition Divided Lines, artist Jacob Meders examines the complex misrepresentations of Indigenous peoples in North American artistic depictions prevalent in 15th and 16th century European society. By incorporating an aesthetic that emulates historic woodcuts, Meders’ panoramic installation toys with the idea of assimilation, reimaging figures with a likeness to Indigenous and western […]

Steven J. Yazzie: The Mountain»

August 15 - December 31, 2013;

Steven Yazzie, Sianca Bajinnin Butte, 2013, digital printSteven J. Yazzie’s work is about land, as a place of personal reflection, a framework for Indigenous cultural relevance, and a point of reference to changing politics related to urbanization. For the exhibition The Mountain, Yazzie recognizes place as an entity with multidimensional interpretations and has become an […]

Stands With A Fist: Contemporary Native Women Artists»

May 25 - July 31, 2013;

            Stands With A Fist is a multi-disciplinary art exhibition that is a unique platform for cultivating, celebrating and declaring a continual presence of visual expression created by contemporary Native women artists. The exhibition demonstrates the ways that women boldly fit into, redefine, or turn upside down the usual categories […]

Rosalie Favell – Facing the Camera: The Santa Fe Suite»

May 25 - July 31, 2013;

Métis artist Rosalie Favell’s series, Facing the Camera (2008 – present), is a growing suite of photographic portraiture that documents individuals from a growing Indigenous arts community. Through these images, Favell sees the photograph as a performance space where identity is constantly worked and reworked, represented, and perhaps hidden. Facing The Camera: The “Santa Fe […]

Kade L. Twist – For Instance, Look at the Land Beneath Your Feet»

May 25 - July 31, 2013;

                  Kade Twist’s solo exhibition, For Instance, Look at the Land Beneath Your Feet, examines the language and rhetoric of real estate, commerce, development and commodification of space within the context of the recent financial crisis. The media-based work is comprised of a series of dialogues and […]

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