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.

Here, Now and Always Opening Events

Here, Now and Always Celebration Dinner Sponsorships

Major Sponsor

$25,000

Grand Sponsor

$10,000

Table Sponsor

$5,000

Quartet Sponsor

$2,500

Single Ticket

$500

Celebration Dinner
Saturday, June 25
Please join us for this benefit event celebrating the grand reimagining of the core Here, Now and Always exhibit. The evening event will feature an exhibit preview, a Pueblo-style feast, special performances and VIP guests. Tickets: $500/person.
Circles First Look
Thursday, June 30
The Circles will enjoy a preview of the exhibition with a reception.
Member Preview
Friday, July 1
Members will preview the exhibition and enjoy programming.
Public Opening
Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3
The weekend celebration will feature dances, music, refreshments, speakers and much more inspired by the exhibit. New Mexico residents receive free admission on Sunday.

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)
  • (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)
  • (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)
  • (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 

Here, Now and Always Celebration Dinner Table Sponsor Benefits

  • (4) HNA Celebration Dinner Tickets (June 25, 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

Saturday, June 25
Please join us for this benefit event celebrating the grand reimagining of the core Here, Now and Always exhibit. The evening event will feature an exhibit preview, a Pueblo-style feast, special performances and VIP guests.
Tickets: $500/person. Click here to purchase.