Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions

Hide: Skin As Material And Metaphor»

April 15 – July 31, 2011;

The artists selected for HIDE draw upon this subject in many ways, using both the material and concept of skin as a metaphor for multi-faceted issues surrounding identity as well as personal, historical, and environmental trauma and perseverance. In their work, they interrupt our understanding of race, distort our perception of “skin,” and breach the artificial boundaries created by this potent subject matter. Rather than hiding difficult issues, they expose what is beneath the surface.

Memory, Texture And Time: IAIA BFA Exhibition»

April 15 – May 12, 2011;

This year’s IAIA BFA graduates have invested themselves to ponder, reflect, critique and devote their time to represent culminating artworks based on the fluctating relationships between the themes of memory, texture and time. Their perspective helps them to share experiences they have faced and stories they are told. As time passes, the layers of memory build up and unfold as texture in their work.

Soul Sister: Reimagining Kateri Tekakwitha»

January 15 – March 31, 2011;

Eighteen artists reflect, re-examine and/or critique the phenomenon of Kateri Tekakwitha (Mohawk), prominent “saint” figure among the converted. The exhibition re-imagines Kateri through an Indigenous lens that includes recontextualizing history and the impact of convergence that shifted religion, tradition and cultural practices across North America.

Drawing from the Collection»

January 15 – March 31, 2011;

Drawing from the Collection is a selection of drawings culled from the National Collection of Contemporary Native Arts at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. This arrangement of work captures the wide variety of drawing types and artist styles in the collection.

Dan Lomahaftewa»

January 15 – March 31, 2011;

Puhumuyaw (New Moon) honors and brings together a selection of works by the late Hopi/Choctaw artist Dan Lomahaftewa.

Emergence: John Feodorov»

January 15 – March 31, 2011;

John Feodorov is a conceptual artist whose work addresses contemporary issues of consumerism, the environment, and identity. With Emergence, Feodorov explores the BP oil spill and delves deeper into broader issues concerning our connection and disconnection to the natural world, identity, and place.

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