Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions

Tyree Honga | Images of Life»

January 19 – March 31;

Hall Gallery Quadriplegic Hualapai and Paiute artist, Tyree Honga, has created a new portrait series for his exhibition at MoCNA titled, “Images of Life.”  Using mostly Bic pens, Tyree has drawn new portraits of Native leaders and friends, famous individuals Pink and Pi, as well as big game animals from his home country at the […]

Moccasins and Microphones: Modern Storytelling through Performance Poetry»

January 19 – March 31;

 Helen Hardin Media GalleryThe 45 minute video runs continuously throughout the day. Moccasins and Microphones: Modern Native Storytelling through Performance Poetry, a documentary film by Cordillera Productions, explores the fascinating world of a dynamic team of indigenous youth writers from the Santa Fe Indian School (SFIS) in New Mexico. Led by teacher and poet Timothy P. […]

Mateo Romero: Red Meridian»

August 17 - December 31, 2012;

  Mateo Romero’s exhibition is loosely based on Standing Rock Sioux theologian and historian Vine Deloria’s idea of neo-tribalism, whereas the artist utilizes existing Indigenous ideologies with new symbols that replace pre-existing ones to create new meanings. Red Meridian incorporates a series of historic Pueblo ideologies, primarily Pueblo dancer figures, juxtaposed with pop like imagery […]

50/50: Fifty Artists, Fifty Years»

August 17 - December 31, 2012;

“No matter what comes, we, the dreamers – the artists – will be needed more than ever . . . for it is we who will help give shape and form to the ever-changing image of Native American culture as it moves forward – just as our counter-part ancestors did a long time ago.” – […]

Jeff Kahm: Vernacular»

August 17 - December 31, 2012;

In the solo exhibition VERNACULAR, artist Jeff Kahm explores geometric structures, such as stripes, as an effective vehicle for exploring compositional variations. Kahm culls examples from all cultures to show that these forms played a major role in the geometric styles and development of aesthetics of early history and it is precisely in their use […]

Debra Yepa-Pappan: Dual(ing) Identities»

August 17 - December 31, 2012;

  This exhibition focuses on Debra Yepa-Pappan’s reflective group of works that explore her dual identities. Yepa-Pappan is of Jemez Pueblo and Korean heritage. Through this multilayered collection of work, Yepa-Pappan layers instances of history, pop culture, stereotypes, authenticity, family, her identity, and the urban environment together. Through her dual identities, she embraces change in […]

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