Tuesday, April 08, 2014

April Events at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

MoCNA's Annual IAIA BFA Exhibition
April 11 - May 18, 2014
Closing reception | Thursday, May 15 | 4-6pm

The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts presents the annual Institute of American Indian Arts BFA Student Exhibition. This year's BFA exhibition celebrates the class of 2013/14 and showcases a diversity of styles that combine traditional skill and contemporary vision.The exhibition features a wide-range of works selected by a distinguished jury and include photography, painting, sculpture, installation, printmaking and jewelry. A closing will take place on Thursday, May 15, from 4-6p.m.  

Family Day
Celebrate Earth Day with your Family at MoCNA 
Sunday, April 12 | 12-4pm 
Families are invited to participate in a range of art-making activities that highlight contemporary Native arts. MoCNA welcomes families with children of all ages. Programs are geared towards K - 5. Noon - 2 p.m. Join Native artists Nani Chacon and Heidi Brandow in creating a community mural and a book making workshop 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
Exhibition artist, David Sloan will give a short talk on his art practice to be followed by Street Art Under the Portal, a chalk art project inspired by current MoCNA exhibitions.3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Snack, Sing-a-long and Story Telling with Emmett "Shkeme" Garcia, from the Pueblos of Tamaya (Santa Ana) and Walatowa (Jemez). 

This event is free for families and supported in part by the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Santa Fe Public Schools Native American Student Services Parent Committee and Whole Foods Market.

Brown Bag it with MoCNA
Crazy Days at the Lazy H: The James Luna Archive 
Wednesday, April 16, | 12-1pm
Center Lifelong Education 2nd Floor - Common Area -
This event will be held on the IAIA Campus. Click here for a map

Bring your lunch and join MoCNA Curator of Collections, Tatiana Lomahaftewa-Singer (Hopi/Choctaw) and IAIA Archivist Ryan S. Flahive as they discuss the adventures of collecting the archive of performance and installation artist James Luna (Luiseno/Diegueno) at his home on the La Jolla Indian Reservation in California. They will discuss lessons learned from the process and future goals for a public living Native artist repository at IAIA.
This free lunchtime series will feature guest speakers, open dialogue and engaging discussions around contemporary Native art.

Content and Analysis in Native Art:
Moving Past Form and Function (Panel Discussion) 
Wednesday, April 23 | 12 - 2 p.m. 
MoCNA Main Gallery 

The Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce its 2014 Speaker Series. This series was developed jointly between the School for Advanced Research and Institute of American Indian Arts and will take place at SAR and MoCNA. Speakers will delve into subjects surrounding art, interpretation, and the business of art. This panel features content and analysis in Native art. Many contemporary Native artists have expressed concern that their work is often examined in terms of materials, process, and function, while a more in-depth content analysis is overlooked. This panel discussion looks at the issue and its history. This panel features: Lara Evans, Cherokee Nation, art historian, art history faculty, Institute of American Indian Arts, Kade L. Twist, Cherokee Nation, multidisciplinary artist, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Nez Perce/Onondaga, painter and Carolyn Kastner, Curator, O'Keeffe Museum (moderator)

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