Beyond Indian Market
- All Sponsors
For over 50 years, the Institute of American Indian Arts has played a key role in the direction and shape of Native expression. With an internationally acclaimed college, museum, and tribal support resource through our Land Grant Programs, IAIA is dedicated to the study and advancement of Native arts and cultures — and committed to student achievement and the preservation and progress of their communities. Learn more about IAIA and our mission at www.iaia.edu.
Clark Hulings Fund
The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists is a nonprofit that equips working artists to be self-sustaining entrepreneurs—we are based in Santa Fe and work nationwide. CHF is thrilled to partner with SWAIA to coproduce the Virtual Indian Market this year: providing project management, collaborating with Artspan for the artists’ websites, and offering impactful art-business training for hundreds of Native Artists to pivot to running thriving small businesses in the digital space.
The School for Advanced Research
The School for Advanced Research is North America’s preeminent independent institution advancing creative thought and innovative work in social sciences and humanities and fostering the preservation and revitalization of Native American cultural heritage.
Indian Pueblo Store
Discover the Iconic Art Traditions of the Southwest
The Indian Pueblo Store is owned and operated by New Mexico’s 19 Pueblos and offers an unsurpassed collection of original, handcrafted artwork from talented Native American artists. We feature both traditional and contemporary work, connecting you to the rich artistic cultures of the Pueblo people and other Southwest tribes. Over the past 44 years, we’ve developed lasting relationships with artists, dealers, and collectors and take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art. Our in-depth purchase and certification process ensures all work in our store is handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990.
Visit IndianPuebloStore.com to shop online 24 hours a day, or call us at 505-724-3506 with any questions. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn about Native arts and view beautiful new arrivals.
Virtual Culture Guide
Stay Engaged with the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Now, more than ever, we at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center remain committed to our mission of preserving and perpetuating Pueblo culture—even as we practice social distancing and stay safely within our homes. In that spirit, we have introduced our Virtual Cultural Guide, a selection of cultural, educational and entertaining online resources that you can enjoy from anywhere. It includes everything from videos of our cultural Native dance performances and suggested reading from our Pueblo Book Club, to short features on our exhibits, indigenous recipes and our free, downloadable K-12 educational curriculum on Pueblo culture and history, Indigenous Wisdom.
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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s Cultural Dance Program
Why We Dance
Since time immemorial, Pueblo communities have celebrated seasonal cycles through prayer, song, and dance. These dances connect us to our ancestors, community, and traditions while honoring gifts from our Creator. They ensure that life continues, and that connections to the past and future are reinforced.
Under normal circumstances, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is the only place in North America to offer Native American dances every week year-round—showcasing dance groups from the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico, as well as Plains Style, Navajo, Apache, and Hopi dancers. We look forward to the day when we can reopen our doors and invite you to experience Native American dances in our mural-lined courtyard.
2020 Indian Market Playlist
SAR has a long history of supporting Native American artists through our artist fellowship program. In this specially curated playlist for SWAIA’s 2020 Virtual Indian Market by Indian Arts Research Center director Elysia Poon, you will find a selection of talks and studio tours with artists and scholars who are helping to define Native American art in the twenty-first century.
SAR Artists Live on Instagram
Ever wonder what kind of equipment, materials, techniques, and space artists use to create their work? SAR’s new live series on Instagram takes you into the studio with leading Native American artists to find out this and more.
IAIA’s Museum of Contemporary Native Art (MoCNA)
The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is the country’s only museum for exhibiting, collecting, and interpreting the most progressive work of contemporary Native artists.
Indigenous Futurisms: Transcending Past / Present / Future
On view until January 3, 2021
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Indigenous Futurisms highlights artworks that present the future from a Native perspective, and illustrates the use of cosmology and science as part of tribal knowledge systems and ways of life.
Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit/Unangax̂),
Things Are Looking Native,
Native’s Looking Whiter, 2012,
digital print, 20.42 x 14.67 in.,
image courtesy of the artist.