What’s New in New: Recent Acquisitions
Exhibit Opening

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Feb 17, 2013

What’s New in New: Recent Acquisitions is the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s annual exhibition of new acquisitions celebrating the gallery’s namesake, Lloyd Kiva New. What’s New in New opens on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. and runs through December 30, 2013. The Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico will serve refreshments in honor of Kiva New’s birthday anniversary.

Curator Tony Chavarria’s focus with this show is on modern and contemporary Native art including paintings, monotypes, poetry, and sculpture created between 1968 and 2012. Approximately 35 works will be featured representing artists such as Samuel Manymules, Marla Allison, David Bradley, Ambrose Atencio, Ross Chaney, and Fritz Scholder. This exhibit highlights new additions to the MIAC/LAB collections from recent years, many given through generous donations and bequests.

What’s New in New: Recent Acquisitions opening and exhibit also celebrates 20 years of the FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART’s newly dedicated Exhibit Display Case. This case features selected Native works of art purchased by the Friends group over the years for the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s collection.  Additional FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART purchases are on display throughout the museum and are noted as such.FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART have planned an exciting 2013 events calendar. For more information visit the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture web site 

The opening on Sunday February 17, from 1 to 4 p.m., will include an artist demonstration, the kick-off talk to a stimularing artists’ speaker series, a performance by a Pueblo dance group, and the always popular all-ages hands-on activities in the classroom.

Opening Schedule of Events

1 to 4 p.m.   Diné weaving demonstration by Roy Kady in the Blommer Gallery

1 to 4 p.m.  All-ages hands-on activities in the classroom

1:30 p.m. and 3p.m.    Dance performance

2 p.m.   Inaugural talk in the series, What’s New Contemporary Native Artists Speak: Painting and  Print with artists Linda Lomahaftewa and Marla Allison, in the MIAC O’Keeffe Theater seating is limited

Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw) is a Faculty Member in the Studio Arts Department at IAIA. She was also in the first graduating class. Lomahaftewa, an accomplished painter and print maker went on to earn her B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. Over the past thirty-five years, Lomahaftewa has received numerous awards for excellence in painting and printmaking. Her works are also represented in more than ten significant public collections, some of which include the American Indian Historical Society, San Francisco, California, Center for Arts of Indian America, Washington, D. C., University of Lethbridge, Native Studies Department, Alberta, Canada, the City of Phoenix, and the Native American Art Collection, Phoenix, Arizona. Lomahaftewa is also an influential teacher and arts educator.

Marla Allison is a member of Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico. She is a contemporary Native artist whose primary medium is painting and both lives and makes art from her home studio where she finds comfort and inspiration by connecting with family, tradition, and being close to her community. Since graduating from IAIA, Allison has exhibited at the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market, the Santa Fe Indian Market, and the Smithsonian Native Art Market in New York. Permanent collections with her include the Heard Museum Permanent Collection, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture , the Red Cloud Indian School Collections, and various private collections. Recently Allison received the Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Woman's Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research (S.A.R.) in Santa Fe, NM, finishing her fellowship in June of 2010. 

 Free admission for New Mexico residents on Sundays with ID, and always free admission for 16 and younger

For more information, contact Tony Chavarria at 505-476-1253 or tony.chavarria@state.nm.us

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