IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts – December Events

Photography Granted by Jason Mahshie via Silver Wave Records

Published November 27, 2017

SANTA FE – The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts has released its events calendar for December 2017, which is as follows:

Workshop – Cacti are Cool: Celebrating Indigenous Ecological Practices
with DIY Terrariums

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 10am – 12noon
2nd Floor MoCNA Project Lab  

Take a moment to stop and smell…the cactus! Spend a morning learning about indigenous dryland and desert ecological practices through our current exhibition, Desert ArtLAB: Ecologies of Resistance, and then put that knowledge to use by building your own cactus terrarium.

This event is limited to 20 participants with a fee of $10 for materials. To RSVP for this event please contact MoCNA Membership + Programs Manager Andrea Hanley (Navajo) at (505) 428-5907 or ahanley@iaia.edu.


Brown Bag it with MoCNA: IAIA Artist-in-Residence Talk

Friday, December 8 | 12noon-1:30pm
2nd Floor MoCNA Project Lab

Bring your lunch and join IAIA Artists-in-Residence as they discuss their artistic practice. All artists conclude their month of participation in the IAIA Artist-in- Residence program on the IAIA campus with this event. Featuring IAIA A-i-R artists, Athena LaTocha (Hunkpapa Lakota/Keweenaw Bay Ojibwe), Frank Buffalo Hyde (Nez Perce/Onondaga), Jason Reed Brown (Koyukan Athabascan)and Wanesia Spry Misquadace (Fond du Lac Ojibway).
This event is free to the public.
Holiday Sale and Performance Weekend
December 9-10
Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 12noon-5pm
MoCNA Store
Holiday shopping all weekend long at the museum store offering discounts on the finest American Indian artwork. Museum members receive 20% off store purchases. Non-members receive 10% off store purchases. (Consignment and sale items not applicable for discount). Complimentary giftwrapping, refreshments, and more!
This event is free to the public.
Performance: Charlene Vickers
Saturday, December 9 | 1-2pm
Helen Hardin Media Gallery
Please join us for a performance by Connective Tissue exhibition artist Charlene Vickers (Anishinaabe). Occupations and Assertions is a multi-media performance work referencing the armed occupation by the Ojibway Warriors Society (OWS) of Anicinabe Park in Kenora, Ontario in 1974.
This event is free to the public.

Performance: Joanne Shenandoah  
Saturday, December 9 | 4-6pm
Kieve Family Gallery 
If you aren’t a member, now is the time! Members are invited to join the museum for a special holiday event with noted Iroquois singer, composer and acoustic guitarist, Joanne Shenandoah PhD, one of “America’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed Native American musicians of her time,” Associated Press.
This event is free to MoCNA members.

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