Here, Now and Always

In summer 2022, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture will celebrate the revitalization of its popular core permanent exhibition Here, Now and Always. In reviving this space of beauty and learning, the museum recommits to its mission and the Native communities it represents. The project renews and strengthens the museum’s tradition of utilizing tribal partnerships. This collaboration will create a twenty-first-century exhibition that illustrates how the past informs the future, and advances the museum as a resource for understanding Native life, art and culture today.

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.

Here, Now and Always Celebration Dinner Sponsorships

Major Sponsor

$25,000

Grand Sponsor

$10,000

Table Sponsor

$5,000

Single Ticket

$500

From its beginnings in 1989 to the grand opening in 1997, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s core exhibit Here, Now and Always has always been about community. For Indigenous communities, the exhibit provides a special space for sharing personal stories, oral histories and material culture. For the community of museum visitors, the exhibition has brought greater understanding and appreciation of Native peoples, Indigenous societies and their complex stories of survival, creativity and change. In 2014, the museum began to imagine the exhibit revitalized for the present and the future. After years of hard work and millions of dollars in private and public investment, the reimagined exhibit will re-open in Summer 2022.

In honor of this momentous occasion, the Museum of New Mexico Foundation is hosting a celebratory exhibit preview and dinner event at MIAC on Saturday, June 25, 2022. The event will be filled with memorable details including a Pueblo-style feast, special performances inspired by the exhibit and much more. We encourage you to consider one of the exciting sponsorship opportunities for this landmark event. Each table at the dinner event will seat ten guests. Two seats at each table will be reserved for museum VIPS, including notable Indigenous dignitaries, culture carriers and community leaders. The community that will gather at this unique event will be truly remarkable. Please join us.

For more information on these sponsorships, to sign up or to learn more about the individual non-tax-deductible amounts, contact Lauren Paige, Director of Leadership Giving for the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Office of Archaeological Studies at the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, lauren@museumfoundation.org or 505.982.2282.

Major Here, Now and Always Celebration Dinner Sponsor Benefits

  • (24) HNA Celebration Dinner Tickets (June 25, 2022)
  • Complimentary Valet Parking at the Celebration Dinner
  • (10) Joy Harjo Event Tickets (March 2, 2022)
  • Invitation to an HNA Installation Preview (Exclusive)
  • Invitation to a MIAC VIP and Dignitary Reception (Exclusive)
  • Invitation to a IAIA Collaborative Event (Exclusive)
  • Tickets to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
  • Recognition in Event Collateral and the Museum Lobby

*To sign up for this sponsorship, please contact Lauren Paige at 505.982.2282 or lauren@museumfoundation.org 

Grand Here, Now and Always Celebration Dinner Sponsor Benefits

  • (16) HNA Celebration Dinner Tickets (June 25, 2022)
  • Complimentary Valet Parking at the Celebration Dinner
  • (4) Joy Harjo Event Tickets (March 2, 2022)
  • Invitation to an HNA Installation Preview (Exclusive)
  • Invitation to a IAIA Collaborative Event (Exclusive)
  • Tickets to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
  • Recognition in Event Collateral and the Museum Lobby

*To sign up for this sponsorship, please contact Lauren Paige at 505.982.2282 or lauren@museumfoundation.org 

Here, Now and Always Celebration Dinner Table Sponsor Benefits

  • (8) HNA Celebration Dinner Tickets (June 25, 2022)
  • Complimentary Valet Parking at the Celebration Dinner
  • (2) Joy Harjo Event Tickets (March 2, 2022)
  • Recognition in Event Collateral and the Museum Lobby

*To sign up for this sponsorship, please contact Lauren Paige at 505.982.2282 or lauren@museumfoundation.org 

Individual tickets to the Here, Now and Always Celebration Dinner will be sold first come, first serve beginning April 1, 2022.