Part of the mission of IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is to acquire works that increase public understanding and appreciation of contemporary Native history and culture. The museum has amassed a collection of close to 7,500 pieces created by hundred of Native artists.
In the show “New Acquisitions: 2011-2017,” collections registrar John Joe (Navajo) showcases a small sampling of the more than 700 works that were accepted into the permanent collection during that time frame.
“As I looked at images of pieces in our collection, I thought about curating an exhibit of work that has a minimal sense of design,” Joe explains. [Read More…]