Native American Heritage Month: Past Exhibitions

Explore Mia’s past exhibitions dedicated to the art and culture of Native Americans.

In Our Hands: Native Photography, 1890 to Now

Presenting over 150 photographs of, by, and for Indigenous people, “In Our Hands” welcomes all to see through the lens held by Native photographers. Open October 22, 2023 – January 14, 2024.

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The Lyrical Artwork of Jim Denomie

Jim Denomie (Ojibwe, Lac Courte Oreilles Band, 1955–2022) drew inspiration from lived experiences, pop culture, Anishinaabe traditions, and American histories to tell compelling narratives that depict his experiences of being Native in America.

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Unexpected Turns: Women Artists and the Making of American Basket-Weaving Traditions

Across traditions, techniques, and styles, women have forged new and sometimes interconnected paths as innovators and mentors.

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Explore Mia’s collection of Pueblo art highlighting Keresan, Tewa, Towa, and Hopi voices and culture.

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Virgil Ortiz: Convergence

This immersive experience celebrates the futuristic worlds created by multidisciplinary artist Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo).

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Hearts of Our People: Native Woman Artists

Women have long been the creative force behind Native art. Presented in close cooperation with top Native women artists and scholars, this first major exhibition of artwork by Native women honors the achievements of over 115 artists from the United States and Canada spanning over 1,000 years.

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Storytelling: Julie Buffalohead

Julie Buffalohead creates visual narratives told by animal characters who have personhood, agency, and individuality. Like all great storytellers, Buffalohead connects the mythical with the ordinary, the imaginary, and the real, and offers a space into which viewers can bring their own experiences.

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