MIAC | MAY 2023

Photo credit: By Tierra Wools

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Click here to purchase tickets to the Native Treasures Night Market starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26. The event will include refreshments provided by Tres Colores, music by Jacob Shije (Santa Clara Pueblo) and his band, the 2023 Native Treasures artist award ceremony and early-access shopping. You will definitely want to shop early with artists in attendance including Thomas Tapia, Lonnie Vigil, Kathleen Wall, Maria Samora, Althea and Joe Cajero, Adrian Pinnecoose and so many more. All ticket proceeds benefit the museum’s educational programs and exhibitions, including the upcoming Horizons: Weaving Between the Lines with Diné Textiles show opening in July.

The market continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28. All Museum of New Mexico Members receive free admission to the market on Sunday. The market will be filled with performances by the Tesuque Dance Group, Zuni Olla Maidens, Black Eagle Singers, Ria Thundercloud and more. Marita Hinds, Director of Education at MIAC, will be providing educational activities throughout the market for all ages. It will be an experience to remember!

Photo credit: Toh-Atin Gallery

This past weekend, a group of Circles Explorers members and MIAC supporters traveled to Durango, C.O. and Chama, N.M. for a special weaving-themed adventure. We visited the Center for Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College and saw collection highlights including a pristine 1,300-year-old Puebloan cotton textile as well as a preview of a new Diné textile exhibition opening soon. Afterwards we visited Toh-Atin gallery where we learned about many different styles of Navajo weavings from owner, Jackson Clark. The following day, we traveled to Chama, N.M. where we had lunch at Local thanks to our supporters, Dan and Ashlyn Perry. Lunch was followed by a special tour of Tierra Wools where we learned about Rio Grande style weaving and natural dying processes.

The trip was fun and memorable, and I hope to collaborate on future trips themed round the incredible work of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

Photo credit: Center for Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College.

To support MIAC’s Exhibition Development Fund and/or Education Fund please contact Lauren Paige at lauren@museumfoundation.org, or by phone at 505.982.2282