MIAC | June 2024

The 20th annual Native Treasures Art Market was a great success. Over 2,000 people showed up to shop over Memorial Day weekend, taking home oodles of incredible art handmade by over 200 Native artists. Thanks to our generous sponsors and attendees, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is set to net over $50,000 to support their exhibitions and educational programming at the museum. The weekend was a big win-win for the artists and the museum alike.

Kenneth Johnson

Marshall and Lea Ann Hunt Shopping the Night Market

The museum is launching a new Native Dance Series this summer on Milner Plaza. The free programs will take place each first Sunday and will feature groups including the Grammy Award-winning Black Eagle Singers form Jemez Pueblo and more. Visit indianartsandculture.org/calendar to stay up to date on the events. In other education news, three new recording of the Native Narratives Series have been added online. Click here to watch the recorded conversations with Tony Abeyta, the Gaussoin Family and Julie O’Keeffe, Lead Osage Clothing Consultant for Killers of the Flower Moon.

The museum’s newest exhibition, Painted by Hand: The Textiles of Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo), opened to rave reviews. Patricia’s incredible textiles are displayed alongside a film showcasing her unique silk-dying process. The exhibition is located in the Llloyd Kiva New Gallery.

In other exciting news, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is welcoming Elisa Phelps as the new Lead Curator this week. In her new role Phelps will oversee the museum’s curatorial department, leading efforts to expand and diversify MIAC’s programming, develop new exhibitions, and engage with Native American communities to ensure their voices are represented and honored in the museum’s programming. Click here to read more about Elisa.