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 through its programs, while also benefiting museum exhibitions, programs and collections through its membership funds.
FIA members forge deeper connections with Native art, culture, and history, and gain a greater appreciation for the museum’s collection by participating in a dynamic annual calendar of events held at the museum, local galleries, collector’s homes and artist studios. From jewelry, textiles, sculpture, painting, photography, and filmmaking, to scholarly lectures and visits to other Native-inspired institutions, the group offers something for everyone.
As Native art aficionados, FIA membership also provides philanthropic support to the museum by purchasing works for the museum’s permanent collection and funding special events. Among its most noted 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 55 collections acquisitions since its inception.