Sep 11, 2020
Conversations with Collections: Native American Collection
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Go behind the scenes of the New Mexico Muserum of Art to see what it takes to care for a wide-ranging collection.
Sep 17, 2020
The Artist as Collector: A Visit to the San Ildefonso Home of Russell Sanchez
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
A Friends of Indian Art Member Event
Russell Sanchez is a very familiar and lauded name to Native art collectors, most recently taking home the Best of Pottery award at 2019 Indian Market. But you may not know that he is a wide-ranging art collector himself. His historic adobe home sits right on the main plaza of San Ildefonso Pueblo, but he has continued to add on to the space over the years to house his growing art collection. From stunning Venetian chandeliers, to folk art from the around the world, to a wide range of Native art, Russell’s eclectic tastes and interests are on full display at his unique home. Hear how he approaches collecting art from the perspective of being an artist himself.
Please note that you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art in order to participate in FIA events. You can learn more about about joining the friends group by visiting its page on the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s website.
Come to Museum Hill for FREE Native dances, live music, hands‑on activities, artist demonstrations, food, and more!
Admission and all hands-on activities are FREE for New Mexico residents and guests alike.
This special presentation will focus on the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers and includes a living history performance. Jesse Addison, a local historian and Vietnam Veteran, will share his knowledge of the proud legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers. Storyteller and living history specialist Sara Addison will present the incredible life of Cathay Williams, the first documented African American woman to serve in the U.S. Army as a Buffalo Soldier.
Time and Virtual Link TBA.