May 21, 2023 - Apr 7, 2024
To Keep Them Warm: The Alaska Native Parka
Museum of International Folk Art

Parkas are complex expressions of Alaska Native cultures’ deep respect for the animals of land and sea. The harmonious marriage of beauty, function, and resourcefulness, parkas are a living tradition rooted in centuries of indigenous knowledge of material science and design. They also demonstrate the resilience of indigenous communities to thrive in the arctic environment. 

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Mar 12, 2023 - Mar 26, 2024
Between the Lines: Prison Art & Advocacy
Museum of International Folk Art

Through a combination of in-gallery objects and multimedia pieces, as well as public conversations and events held at the museum and in the community, this exhibition addresses themes of incarceration, social justice and prisoners’ rights, recidivism and transitional justice. Works featured in exhibition are drawn from the Museum’s extensive collection of prison art alongside recently acquired art - including pieces made during workshops at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in 2017, pieces purchased at the state Penitentiary’s bi-annual Inmate Craftsmanship and Trades Fair in 2019, and a mural created by at-risk-youth through a school-to-prison pipeline initiative https://www.sitesofconscience.org/en/2018/01/brown-v-board-to-ferguson-toolkit/  program between MOIFA and Santa Fe ¡YouthWorks! in 2018. The exhibition further explores strategies helping underserved populations so that they may avoid future incarceration and examine how the arts can be a catalyst for healing, rehabilitation, and change.

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Dec 12, 2021 - Feb 19, 2023
Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia
Museum of International Folk Art

Dress helps us fashion identity, history, community, and place. Dress has been harnessed as a metaphor for both progress and stability, the exotic and the utopian, oppression and freedom, belonging and resistance. Dressing with Purpose examines three Scandinavian dress traditions—Swedish folkdräkt, Norwegian bunad, and Sámi gákti—and traces their development during two centuries of social and political change across northern Europe.

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Oct 9, 2021 - Mar 27, 2022
Poetic Justice: Judith F. Baca, Mildred Howard, and Jaune Quick-to See-Smith
New Mexico Museum of Art

This exhibition celebrates three innovative artists who have created complex works of beauty that evoke memory, history and emotion.

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Aug 14, 2021 - Feb 13, 2022
Go West Said a Small Voice: Gustave Baumann and Dreams of New Mexico
New Mexico Museum of Art

This exhibition explores Baumann’s iconic landscapes and his works influenced by the mission churches and the cultures of the Native pueblos.

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Jul 17, 2021 - Feb 13, 2022
Storytellers: Narrative Art and the West
New Mexico Museum of Art

This exhibition explores the various ways artists have told stories about the Southwest in their work, from historic events to religious ceremonies, comical lampoons to iconic images. 

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Jul 1, 2021 - Dec 1, 2021
Collecting Jewelry: Curator H.P. Mera’s Trip to Navajo Country in 1932
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Curator H.P. Mera’s Trip to Navajo Country in 1932

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture will open "Collecting Jewelry:  Curator H.P. Mera’s Trip to Navajo Country in 1932," starting July 1, until December 2021.

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Jun 27, 2021 - Jan 30, 2022
Glass: selections from the collection
Museum of International Folk Art
Glass display

From small beads and mirrors to sculpted works, people work with glass all over the world. The Museum of International Folk Art presents a selection of glass works and works with glass from the collection. The display will be on view in Lloyd’s Treasure Chest this summer.

Image caption:

Olive oil storage jar by Tawfiq Natsheh. 2010. Hebron, West Bank, Palestine. Dimensions: 11 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.  IFAF Collection (FA.2010.36.2ab).

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