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Feb 3, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018
I-Witness Culture: Frank Buffalo Hyde
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce) believes it is the artist’s responsibility to represent the times in which they live. Transforming street art techniques into fine art practices, his humorous and acerbic narrative artworks do exactly that. In I-Witness Culture, Hyde investigates the space where Native Americans exist today: between the ancient and the new; between the accepted truth and the truth; between the known and the unknown. Hyde, who created fourteen paintings and three sculptures for I-Witness, divides his contemporary narrative into three sections: Paranormal: The Truth is Out There; Selfie Skndns; and In-Appropriate.

Pre-millennium, if you asked anyone if Native Americans existed, they would tell you only in the past, in black and white photos. They are almost extinct, they would say, and their lands are gone. If you ever meet one, ask if you can touch their hair, take a picture of them as proof that you actually saw one—like Bigfoot they exist beyond the scope of normal experience.

Post-millennium, Native Americans are part of the digital age, the selfie age, where if something hasn’t been posted to social media, it never happened. We are sharing information at a rate that has never been possible before in human history: We no longer just experience reality; we filter reality through our electronic devices. Today’s Native artists use technology as a tool of Indigenous activism, a means to document, and a form of validation.

In a nation obsessed with sameness—afraid of difference—popular culture homogenizes indigenous cultures, "honoring" us with fashion lines, misogynistic music videos, or offensive mascots and Halloween costumes. Today, these stereotypes and romantic notions are irrelevant as a new generation of Native American artists uses social media to let the world know who they are. Today, we are the observers, as well as the observed. We are here, we are educated, and we define Indian art.

 

 

 

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Feb 3, 2017
Music at the Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Westin McDowell and the The Shiners Club play ragtime, vintage Jazz, Swing and Blues. Free 5:30 - 7:30 PM

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Feb 3, 2017
Alcoves 16/17 #7
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Exhibition Opening

The seventh and final rotation of contemporary art made in New Mexico 5: 30 to 7:30 PM

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Feb 4, 2017
Northern Plains Traditional Arts Saturday at MIAC
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
with Jackie Parsons (Blackfeet Nation) of the First Peoples Fund

Join us for a lecture and presentation by Jackie Parsons, an innovative and talented award-winning visual and traditional Plains artist. Parsons appearance at MIAC is generously sponsored by the First Peoples Fund. To learn much more about Parsons and the First Peoples Fund, click here.

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Feb 4, 2017
Northern Plains Traditional Arts Saturday at MIAC
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
2:30 PM - 12:00 AM
with Thomas Haukaas (Rosebud Lakota Sioux) of the First Peoples Fund

Join us for a lecture and presentation by Thomas Haukaas, an award-winning and prolific ledger, beadwork, and doll artist. Haukaas’ appearance at MIAC is generously sponsored by the First Peoples Fund. To learn more about the First Peoples Fund, click here.

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Feb 5, 2017
First Sunday- NM residents Free
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The first Sunday of each month, New Mexico residents are admitted FREE!

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Feb 5, 2017
Opening of Frank Buffalo Hyde Exhibit "I-Witness Culture"
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free Admission! Tours, Buffalo Burgers, Pop Art Activities, and More

  • Exhibition tours by the artist at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 PM
  • Buffalo Burger artist T-shirt signing
  • Street Food Institute buffalo burgers and sliders on Milner Plaza
  • Complimentary beverages and desserts in the museum
  • Creative activities for pop artists of all ages

 

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Feb 10, 2017
CreativeMornings
New Mexico History Museum
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
takes a moment

Since 2014 photographer Jo Whaley has gained access to the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple and photographed the iconic theater and its historic painted backdrops. Join us as she takes up the global CreativeMornings theme of “Moments” in an exploration of her work.

Network while enjoying coffee and pastries courtesy of Iconik Coffee Roasters.

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Feb 12, 2017
Community Day
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Valentine’s Day Extravaganza

See Art, Make Art, Have FUN! All ages welcome

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Feb 19, 2017
GranMary’s Winter Storytelling Series
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
featuring Snowflake Flower (Cochiti Pueblo)

Snowflake Flower - a prolific Cochiti storyteller figure artist - visits MIAC for traditional storyteling in the Cochiti tradition.

Program runs at 2pm, and again at 3pm.

Free with museum admission.

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Feb 19, 2017
Pulling Back the Veil on Iran
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

an afternoon with Kirk and Sheila Ellis

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Feb 19, 2017
Families Make History
New Mexico History Museum
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

February is National Birdfeeding month and with 542 species on New Mexico’s bird list, we are in a great place to watch them.  The winter can be difficult for wild birds. Individuals are encouraged to provide food, water and shelter to help wild birds survive. Come get a little messy making birdfeeders to take home at this workshop.

Free.

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Feb 28, 2017
Winter Lecture Series
New Mexico Museum of Art
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Nancy Bartlit

Free lecture on “The Santa Fe Japanese Internment Camp in the Shadow of Los Alamos 1942–1946” 6pm St. Francis Auditorium.

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Feb 28, 2017
OAS Brown Bag Talks: A Southwest Archaeologist’s Adventure on the Island of Yap
Office of Archaeological Studies
Stephen S. Post, Deputy Director Emeritus, Office of Archaeological Studies

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