FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – With the upcoming renovation of the Here, Now and Always (HNA) exhibition at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), the museum and its staff are hard at work planning and executing the curation of the exhibition. There any many new and interactive sections that are planned to be installed during the restoration, however, MIAC is asking for the public’s help in acquiring one of their envisioned interactive objects.
MIAC is searching for a pre-21st century (Chevy or Ford) pick-up truck that is intended to be a part of the Language and Song section of HNA. The truck will serve as a focus object that will give visitors the option to sit in and hear music and languages form indigenous areas around the Southwest.
If you or someone you know has a truck similar to the ones pictured above, MIAC is interested in speaking with you about the possibility of featuring your truck in HNA.
We ask that you please contact the individuals below for more information.
Tony Chavarria - firstname.lastname@example.org, (505) 476-1254 Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Curator
Cisco Tapia - email@example.com, (505) 795-1908 New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Public Relations Manager
About the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture:
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Board of Regents for the Museum of New Mexico. Programs and exhibits are generously supported by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, through the generous support of donors.
As the 19th century closed, one of the Southwest’s major "attractions" was its vibrant Native American cultures. In response to unsystematic collecting by Eastern museums, anthropologist Edgar Lee Hewett founded the Museum of New Mexico in 1909 with a mission to collect and preserve Southwest Native American material culture. Several years later, in 1927, John D. Rockefeller founded the renowned Laboratory of Anthropology with a mission to study the Southwest’s indigenous cultures. In 1947 the two institutions merged, bringing together the most inclusive and systematically acquired collection of New Mexican and Southwestern anthropological artifacts in the country.
710 Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87504, Phone: (505) 476-1269.Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Events, news releases, and images about activities at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and other in divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at media.newmexicoculture.org.