Friends of Indian Art
Since its founding in 1994, Friends of Indian Art (FIA) has maximized its members’ experiences and involvement at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture while benefiting museum exhibitions, programs and collections through Native-inspired fundraising initiatives.
FIA members forge deeper connections with the Native communities and collections that the museum represents by participating in a dynamic calendar of events at the museum, as well as at local galleries, collector’s homes and artist studios. From Native jewelry, textiles and filmmaking, to scholarly lectures and visits to other Native-inspired museums, the group offers something for everyone.
As Native art aficionados, FIA members also provide philanthropic support to the museum by purchasing works for the museum’s permanent collection and funding special events. Among other contributions, FIA recently donated $50,000 to the current project to refresh and update the popular permanent exhibition Here, Now and Always. FIA has provided funding support for more than 50 collections acquisitions since the group’s inception.