Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Popular Seasonal Ornament Workshops in December at Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

November 12, 2019


(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s popular ornament workshops return this year for four sessions in December. There are also two additional opportunities to make ornaments during the pottery demonstration of Lorrain Gala Lewis Wednesday, Dec. 11, and during the Museum Hill Holiday Stroll, Friday Dec. 13.

Tuesday, Dec. 10 and Thursday, Dec. 12, attendees will paint pre-fired micaceous clay ornaments in a variety of holiday shapes.

Tuesday, Dec. 17 attendees will use grapevine, evergreens, and berries to create a small wreath ornament.

Finally, Thursday, Dec. 19, stamping tin ornaments will be offered.

Activities take place in the MIAC Classroom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The ornament workshops are free with museum admission.

Also, on Wednesday, Dec. 11, Lorraine Gala Lewis (Laguna/Taos/Hopi) offers an afternoon ornament class, with a demonstration at 1 p.m. followed by a workshop with the artist from 2 to 4 p.m.

Ornament painting will also be offered Friday, Dec. 13, during the Museum Hill Holiday Stroll from 4 to 7 p.m.

Stop in and join us for this relaxing tradition during the busy holiday season!


Event information: Andrew Albertson, (505) 476-1271,

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.  

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