Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions

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.

VISION Projections»

January 21 – March 31, 2012;

The VISION Projections is a commissioned program of 4 short films by emerging directors Carey Tully, Dylan McLaughlin, Ryan Begay and Marcella Ernest, all of who have attended the IAIA. Each artist brings to the screen, his or her interpretation of “vision.”

Wendy Red Star: Rez Car»

January 21 – March 31, 2012;

Wendy Red Star’s work explores the intersection between life on the Crow Indian reservation and the world outside of that environment. She thinks of herself as a Crow Indian cultural archivist speaking sincerely about the experience of being a Crow Indian in contemporary society.

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