Here, Now and Always

Grand Opening Events

Join us for the opening celebrations of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s core permanent exhibition, Here, Now and Always. The renewed Here, Now and Always showcases never-before-seen items, state-of-the-art technology, and the next generations’ perspectives. It features more than 600 objects from the museum collection and it continues to express a fundamental truth about the quintessence of Native communities in the Southwest.

Friday, July 1
Member Preview

  • 12:00 p.m. Blessing and opening remarks
  • 12:30 p.m. Exhibition opens to all members
  • 1:00 p.m. Musical performance by Jabob Shije
  • 2:00 p.m. Pottery demonstration by Dominique and Maxine Toya
  • 3:00 p.m. Dance performance by Ehren Kee Natay
  • 12 to 4 p.m. Hands-on family-friendly activity
  • 12:30 to 4 p.m. Light fare and refreshments served

Please bring your plastic or digital membership card to check in. Proof of vaccine is not required and masks are optional but encouraged indoors. Overflow parking is available at the Center for Museum Resources, Stewart Udall Building, 725 Camino Lejo.

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Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3
Public Opening

In addition to the Member Preview, we encourage you to attend the public opening weekend which will be filled with artist demonstrations and musical performances. Catering on Saturday, July 2, will be provided by Rena Chavarria (Santa Clara Pueblo), and Sunday, July 3, food will be served by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico.

Artists and musicians:

  • Sharon Naranjo Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo)
  • Martha Arquero (Cochiti Pueblo)
  • Jared Tso (Navajo)
  • Ruby Panana (Zia Pueblo)
  • Franklin Peters (Zuni)
  • Jacob Shije Trio and Southern Scratch (Tohono O’odham)
  • Malcom Yepa (Jemez Pueblo)
  • Marlon Magdalena (Jemez Pueblo)
  • Ailani Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo)
  • Event photography by Matthew Perez (Picuris Pueblo/Cochiti Pueblo)
  • Additional artists and performances to be announced