Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Presents: 2019 Native Treasures Art Market Events Featuring Mateo and Diego Romero

February 15, 2019


(Santa Fe, NM)—The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), in collaboration with the Museum of New Mexico Foundation (MNMF), presents the 15th annual Native Treasures Program, beginning April 7, 2019, concluding in the Spring of 2020. The collaboration will host a series of events in April and May.  In addition to the Living Treasures exhibition and the Memorial Day Weekend Art Market, MIAC and MNMF will introduce the 2019 Living Treasures Artist Celebration. The celebration honors Mateo and Diego Romero as the 2019 Living Treasures artist award recipients for their contributions to indigenous arts and culture.


Sunday, April 7, 2019 – Spring 2020

Living Treasures Native Treasures Exhibition Public Opening and Reception

Location: The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm with reception at 1:00pm

The Living Treasures Native Treasures exhibition opens at 10:00am to 5:00pm with a reception from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The 2019 Living Treasure artists, Mateo Romero, painter, and Diego Romero, potter will conduct a presentation at 2:00pm. Admission to the Museum is free and family friendly this day.


Friday, May 24, 2019

Living Treasures Artist Celebration

Location: The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Tickets: $150 per person

MIAC and the MNMF invite the community to meet the Romero brothers as well as previous Living Treasures award recipient artists. A prominent Native American chef will offer a menu focusing on contemporary indigenous cuisine. Former Living Treasure honorees have donated new works for a live auction as guests bid on additional silent auction items throughout the evening.     


Memorial Weekend, May 25 & 26, 2019

Native Treasures Art Market

Location: The Santa Fe Convention Center

Time: Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, 9:00am to 4:00pm  

Ticket Information: Saturday and Sunday: $20.00

Saturday only: $15.00

Sunday only: $10.00

Saturday early bird admission 9:00am to 10:00am, including full Saturday and Sunday admission: $40.00

Invited Native artists will sell jewelry, pottery, paintings, weavings and basketry, among other art items.

For more information regarding the Native Treasures Art Market please visit or contact Elisabeth Loya at 505.982.6366 extension 109, or


For Living Treasures Artist Celebration tickets and details regarding sponsorship opportunities, benefits and recognition, please contact Celeste Guerrero at 505.982.6366 extension 116, or


Media Contact: Kat Andersen, 505-670-8060,

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Mateo and Diego Romero

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