MIAC is happy to announce Maria Samora: Master of Elegance, an exhibition that showcases this year’s Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Living Treasure and Native Treasurers Featured Artist.
Samora (Taos Pueblo) is known for her minimalist lines, interdisciplinary approach, and modern designs.
She began apprenticing with goldsmith and master gem cutter Phil Poirer in 1998 and went on to work with him for 15 years. Since striking out on her own in 2005, her jewelry has become known for the simplicity of its design, textured metals, and combinations of both gold and silver. Stones include traditional turquoise and unexpected choices such as diamonds, guava moonstone, and African opal.
The metalwork Samora has learned to incorporate are rooted in Etruscan, Greek, Egyptian, Syrian, and even Korean designs.
Samora’s work will remain on display in MIAC’s Diker Gallery through February of 2019.
You may view a short documentary about Maria Samora by copying and pasting the following link. https://tinyurl.com/yd6ef9yy
Join musicologist and co-curator of the current exhibit The Land that Enchants Me So: Picturing Popular Songs of New Mexico as he chronicles the growth of the popular music industry in 19th and early 20th century America. Presentation will include an entertaining selection of vintage recordings.
Free Auditorium event
Seating is Limited-Bottled water only please.
Drop by the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture for the public opening of a display of work by Maria Samora (Taos) at 1pm on Sunday. At 2pm, join us for a panel discussion about Native women in the jewelry realm, one typically dominated by men. Moderator is MIAC’s Deputy Director Marla Redcorn-Miller and panelists include the artist, Maria Samora (Taos), Keri Ataumbi (Kiowa), and Robin Waynee (Saginaw Chippewa). Light refreshments served.
Admission is free on Sunday, April 8 due to Easter falling on the first Sunday of the month.
Three Peruvian artists whose work is featured in the current exhibition Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru will spend an afternoon at the Museum of International Folk Art giving talks and meeting patrons on Sunday April 8 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
The featured speakers, Adelina Garcia, Wari Zarate, and Rosalia Tineo are three Quechua artist activists whose work is at the forefront of the fight for truth and reconciliation in the wake of the 20 year internal armed conflict that claimed the lives of nearly 70,000 Peruvians between 1980 and 2000. Using traditional folk arts of the region, they tell the stories of the disappeared.
The Places of Memory afternoon with lecture and meet and greet with the three Peruvian artists featured in the Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru is free with museum admission, and admission is free to New Mexico residents with ID.: