Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions

alumnI alumnUS»

May 26 - July 31, 2012;

Self-portraiture is a universal theme in art making and a fitting one to celebrate art and the artists who developed their creative talents at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) over the past 50 years. alumnI alumnUS is a self-reflective exhibition intended to “give face” through personal representation of self and connection to community. […]

The Humble»

May 26 - July 31, 2012;

The Humble, 201016 minutesRed Brigade Films The Humble is an award winning documentary film that grants an up close look at an unseen moment in time where a group of friends, artists, mad men and mad women convened over the making, taking and breaking of what art is, and what it was. Birthed out of […]

Anna Tsouhlarakis: Edges of the Ephemeral»

May 19 – September 15, 2012;

Edges of the Ephemeral is an installation reflecting upon interpretations of the Navajo creation story and place within our current domain — the fourth world.  Through a minimalist lens, the site-specific work is a spatial construction of reality and myth that converge at moments of pause where text and object illustrate predictions of the Navajo […]

Frank Buffalo Hyde: Ladies and Gentleman, This is the Buffalo Show»

April 14 – July 31, 2012;

Frank Buffalo Hyde exhibits new work inspired by the North American Bison “Buffalo” as icon, deity, logo messenger and witness. From near extinction at the turn of the last century to popular beef alternative in this millennium, and from Buffalo Bill to Buffalo wings, this powerful symbol of (Native) America is explored in Buffalo Hyde’s […]

INITIATION 2012 BFA Student Exhibition»

April 14 – May 10, 2012;

Each year, the Institute of American Indian Arts BFA graduating students from all visual art disciplines present their work in a curated group exhibition that highlights the culmination of their 4 years spent at IAIA pursuing a degree. This year’s exhibition is guest curated by Karl Duncan, Curator of Collections at Buffalo Thunder Resort and […]

Under The Influence Iroquois Artists at IAIA (1962-2012)»

January 21 – July 31, 2012;

Since 1962, the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has played an important role in fostering an ever-expanding Indigenous diaspora through the creative process, instilling a spirit of contemporary community, while at the same time preserving in its students a deep attachment to individual autonomy, home, and nation. A multi-cultural nexus, IAIA has expanded its “creativity is our tradition” legacy by acknowledging and advocating for a future that celebrates diverse artistic traditions.

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