IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), Santa Fe

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Museum of Contemporary Native Arts - MoCNA (formerly known as the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum) is the country’s leading museum for exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the most progressive work of contemporary Native artists. MoCNA is the only museum in the world dedicated solely to advancing the scholarship, discourse and understanding of contemporary Native art for regional, national and international audiences.

About the Museum

A center of the Institute of American Indian Arts, MoCNA stewards the National Collection of Contemporary Native Art, over 7,500 pieces of Native art in all mediums created in 1962 or later by Native American artists. The Museum is at the forefront of contemporary Native art presentation and strives to be flexible, foresighted and risk-taking in its exhibitions and programs. The Museum is located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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  • We were fortunate to have a short introduction to Alexander Girard's collection before actually viewing the museum offerings. Although the museum is not solely his items, the largest gallery is undoub...  more »
  • We came across this on a recent visit and was most impressed by the exhibition. It was an interesting session. Not was it one of the most suitably accessible location. It was in my case one of the bes...  more »
  • We very much enjoyed our visit. It is a smaller museum but has some very interesting and thought provoking displays. Well worth the fee.  more »
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  • A treasure of contemporary art as well as the continuing cultural legacy of the Native people of this land. It's my first day in SF and feeling overwhelmed by the touristy shops and galleries, I noticed the stunning mural posts and iconic courtyard sculpture and decided to wander in. The second floor gallery had a number of pieces that blew me away. Don't get bedazzled by all the consumption and miss this gem.
  • It is the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Museum is located at 108 Cathedral Plaza, just across from the little park in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and very recognizable with its colourful columns.
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