Family Day: Across the Americas


The City of Minneapolis has officially changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day, and Mia is celebrating with a day dedicated to Native American art, both traditional and contemporary. Get hands-on in studio sessions, meet Native artists, and feel the rhythm with live drumming and dance performances.

Dance Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue Aztec Dance
11:30, 12:30 & 2 p.m.
Delight in vibrant and rhythmic dances from Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue Aztec Dance.

Dance Yellowhouse Dancers
Noon, 1:30 & 3 p.m.
Hoop dances tell stories through form and movement. Marvel at hoop dance performances from world championship-class hoop dancers from the Yellowhouse Dancers.

Interactive Performances Miskwa Desjarlait
Noon–3 p.m.
Join artist and dancer Miskwa Desjarlait, and discover the stories and artistry behind Native dances.

Performance and Talk Talon Bazille Ducheneaux
1 p.m.
Meet rapper and expression artist Talon ‘Bazille DX’ Ducheneaux and hear about his journey from the Cheyenne River, Crow Creek, and Rosebud Reservations to the Ivy Leagues.

Art-making Symmetrical Style
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Compose a collage that’s simply striking, inspired by black and white Pueblo pottery. Design your own shapes, then flip them to create a symmetrical work of art.

Art-making Gold Pendants
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Craft a dazzling gold creation inspired by Mesoamerican ornaments.

Gallery Hunt Circle, Square, Everywhere
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Seek out your favorite shapes as you explore Native American art in Mia’s collection.

Preschool Tour Pattern
11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Go on an adventure exploring patterns in art of the Americas, with a tour designed especially for little ones.

Art Cart Americas
Noon–4 p.m.
Get hands-on with objects representing Native cultures from the Arctic to South America.

Tour From Anishinaabe to Zapotec: Art of the Americas
2 & 3:30 p.m.
Take a family-friendly tour and explore art of the Indigenous Peoples from ancient times to the present.