Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions

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 […]

Brandywine Workshop Collection»

May 24 – July 31, 2014;

May 24 – July 31, 2014 South Gallery The Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was founded to support the creation, documentation and preservation of a legacy of culturally diverse American art and ensuring the participation of multi-ethnic artists in the field of fine art printmaking and related media technologies. The organization recently donated a collection […]

Shan Goshorn | WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS»

May 24 – July 31, 2014;

North Gallery Opening reception in conjunction with Chaos to Complexity | May 31 | 4-6pm We Hold These Truths features contemporary baskets made from paper that have been inspired by traditional techniques, shapes, patterns and functions of Cherokee baskets. Shan Goshorn examines and manipulates the material and authority of paper (and the written word) as […]

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