Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of contemporary Native art, history and culture through presentation, collection and acquisition, preservation, and interpretation. MoCNA is recognized as the preeminent organizer of exhibitions devoted exclusively to the display of dynamic and diverse arts practices representative of Native North America.
MoCNA encourages creative expression across the fields of arts and culture as an opportunity to engage, establish, foster, and cultivate in cross-cultural dialogue with communities at the local, national, and global level.
MoCNA’s exhibitions, programs, and its Collection of Contemporary Native Arts are integral to nurturing and growth of the Institute of American Indian Arts legacy, college community, and curriculum across academic and artistic disciplines.
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, one of four museums in the Museum of New Mexico system, is a premier repository of Native art and material culture and tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary art. The museum serves a diverse, multicultural audience through changing exhibitions, public lectures, field trips, artist residencies, and other educational programs.
More than 65,000 visitors come to the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture each year, of which 30% hail from New Mexico, 50% from other states, and 20% from foreign countries. It is MIAC's mission to provide cross-cultural education to the many visitors to Santa Fe who take part in our programs and to New Mexican residents throughout the state. It is especially important that MIAC serve the Indian communities in our state and throughout the Southwest whose contemporary and ancestral cultures are represented in the museum's collections.
The Museum of International Folk Art
The Museum of International Folk Art's mission is "to enrich the human spirit by connecting people with the arts, traditions and cultures of the world." Founded in 1953 by Florence Dibell Bartlett, the museum holds the world's largest international folk art collection of more than 150,000 objects from six continents and over 150 nations.
The museum's collections represent a broad range of global artists whose artistic expressions make Santa Fe an international crossroads of culture. For many visitors, fascination with folk art begins upon seeing the whimsical toys and traditional objects within the Girard Collection. For others, the international textiles, ceramics, carvings and other cultural treasures in the Neutrogena Collection provide the allure. The museum's historic and contemporary Latino and Hispano folk art collections, spanning the Spanish Colonial period to modern-day New Mexico, reflect how artists respond to their time and place in ways both delightful and sobering. In 2010, the museum opened the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience, where exhibitions encourage visitors to exchange ideas on complex issues of human rights and social justice.
Over 90,000 national and international visitors visit the Museum International Folk Art every year. Through folk art, the museum encourages all to find a common ground upon which to craft better lives for all.
Native Treasures, a MIAC Art Market
Native Treasures Art Market is a nationally-recognized Native art market and benefit held in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, 2018. Native Treasures is produced by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. The market comprises 200 of the best Native American artists working in the country today – from traditional to contemporary and from emerging to established – selling jewelry, pottery, painting, basketry, beadwork, carvings, sculpture and textiles. Attendees have access to high-quality works from artists representing tribes across the United States. The museum is proud to promote working indigenous artists and help sustain their communities and cultures.
Since its inception in 2005, Native Treasures has generated more than $4 million in sales for Native American artists. Net proceeds from sponsorships, event ticket sales and a portion of artists’ sales support the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture’s annual exhibitions and educational programs.
Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts
The Ralph T. Coe Foundation for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to increasing public awareness, education, and appreciation of indigenous art through its programs, exhibitions, and individual study. The Coe emphasizes hands-on experience, learning through actively engaging art--the collection you can touch. The Coe's collection represents worldwide indigenous cultures, with its core encompassing the span of historic to contemporary North American Native works.
School for Advanced Research (SAR)
SAR supports innovative research and public education through seminars, lectures, and residential fellowships focused on the comparative study of human societies; promotes Indigenous creativity through artist residencies; and stewards one of the world’s finest research collections of Southwest Native American art.
The Santa Fe Indian Market
The Santa Fe Indian Market is the largest and most prestigious juried Native arts show in the world. Begun in 1922, Indian Market attracts over 100,000 visitors from all over the world, to buy art directly from roughly 1,000 artists from 200+ federally recognized tribes from the U.S. and Canada. Indian Market provides a rare opportunity to meet Native artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and cultures. Quality and authenticity are the hallmarks of the Santa Fe Indian Market, which is produced by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), a non-profit organization that promotes Native art and artists.
The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
Founded in 1937, The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian is New Mexico’s oldest non-profit, independent museum. The Wheelwright offers unique exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art. We’re famous for our focus on little-known genres and for solo shows by living Native American artists. We are the home of the Jim and Lauris Phillips Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry, the most comprehensive collection of Navajo and Pueblo jewelry in the world.
Our museum shop, the Case Trading Post, established in 1975, is one of Santa Fe’s oldest continuously operating galleries of Native American art, featuring the best in contemporary craft and fine arts by Native American artists, as well as a great selection of vintage and antique jewelry, ceramics, and textiles.