Here, Now and Always

Join us for the reopening of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s core exhibition, Here, Now and Always. When the original exhibition opened 25 years ago, it set a new a standard for collaborating and partnering with Indigenous communities, foregrounding the voices and narratives of Native people throughout the Southwest. In this spirit, the renewed and reimagined Here, Now and Always showcases never-before seen items, state of the art technology, and the next generation’s perspectives, illustrating the ways in which the past informs the future, and further positioning MIAC as a world-renowned resource for understanding Native lives, arts, and cultures today.

Exhibit Curators:  

  • Cycles: Tony Chavarria (Santa Clara Pueblo), John Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo)
  • Ancestors: Dr. Maxine McBrinn, Dr. Joseph “Woody” Aguilar (San Ildefonso Pueblo)
  • Community: Dr. Maxine McBrinn, Angelo Joaquin, Jr. (Tohono O’odham), Lillia McEnaney
  • Home: Ulysses Reid (Zia Pueblo)
  • Trade and Exchange: Cathy Notarnicola, DY Begay (Navajo), Lillia McEnaney
  • Arts: Valerie Verzuh, Marla Allison (Laguna Pueblo)
  • Language and Song: Tony Chavarria (Santa Clara Pueblo), Angelo Joaquin, Jr. (Tohono O’odham), Dr. Christine Sims (Acoma Pueblo)
  • Survival and Resilience: Diane Bird (Santo Domingo Pueblo), Kim Suina Melwani (Cochiti Pueblo), Lola Henio (Ramah Navajo)

Listen to podcast Encounter Culture, A Circle That Begins Anywhere: Here, Now and Always at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture with Tony Chavarria and Lillia McEnaney

Read the El Palacio story, Collaboration, Multivocality, and Authority

Explore the original Here, Now and Always exhibition.

View the Here, Now and Always video here.