August 10, 14, 17, and 24
"This series of three breakfasts, talks and artists presentations is an opportunity to meet artists, curator and scholars in an informal setting"
Get a rare behind-the-scene peek of Native American art with the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s annual Breakfast with the Curators. This series of three breakfasts, talks and artists presentations, on August 10, 14, 17, and 24 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, is an opportunity to meet artists, curators and scholars in an informal setting. Reservations are a must for this popular event and may be purchased by calling the MIAC shop at 505-982-5057. They may also be purchased in person, in advance at the shop. (Topics are subject to change, please call to confirm.)
Begins with breakfast at the Museum Hill Café followed by programs at the Museum
Museum admission is included in the ticket price.
Friday August 10 -- Breaking the Rules: Margarete Bagshaw
Breakfast with Margarete Bagshaw, modernist painter and artist. This is followed by a talk and tour of the stunning retrospective exhibit of her work featuring several monumental canvases.
Tuesday August 14 -- Indian Market Legacies
Breakfast with Bruce Bernstein, Director of SWAIA, organizer of Santa Fe Indian Market. This is followed by a talk about artists who have left an indelible mark in the Native art world and advanced the understanding of Native arts and culture. Bernstein will sign copies of his new book," Indian Market Legacies," detailing the history of the world famous market. Books will be available for purchase at the breakfast.
Friday August 17 -- Woven Identities: Basketry Art from the Collections
Breakfast with Terrol Dew Johnson (Tohono O’odham), award-winning basket maker, teacher, and activist along with Valerie Verzuh, MIAC exhibit curator. This will be followed by a talk given by Johnson about contemporary native basketry, his own work as a basket make and the Tohono O’odham Community Action basketry co-op.
Friday August 24 -- They Wove for Horses: Diné Saddle Blankets
Breakfast with Joyce Begay-Foss, exhibit co-curator, MIAC director of education, and a highly regarded Native American weaver. After the breakfast Begay-Foss will talk about the museum’s newest exhibit and provide attendees with a very special viewing of additional pieces not on public view.
For more information the public may call event organizer Dawn Kaufmann at 505-476-1248 or the museum front desk at 505-476-1269.
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture shares its location on Museum Hill with the Museum of International Folk Art, on Camino Lejo just off Old Santa Fe Trail.