Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions

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 […]

Billy Luther: GRAB-The Movie»

August 17 - December 31, 2012;

Grab is an intimate portrait of the little-documented Grab Day in the villages of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, whose people annually throw water and food items from the rooftop of a home to people standing below. A community-wide prayer of abundance, thanks, and renewal, Grab Day exists at the intersection of traditional Native and contemporary […]

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 […]

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