Exhibition Archive

Included here is a list of our previous exhibitions on a variety of topics. For more information on these exhibitions, contact curator Kristin Otto.

El Santo Niño de Atocha: Narraciones de Fe y Devoción en la Frontera de E.U.-Mexico. (Spring 2020)

PICTOGRAFF: The Art of War Prayer, an Exhibition of Contemporary Graffiti by Arrowsoul Artists Art (May 2019 - March 2020)

LIVING IN SACRED CONTINUUM, an exhibition on Mimbres pottery with five contemporary Hopi artists, In collaboration with the National Museum of Ethnology in Minpaku, Japan, Located in the American Indian Student Center (April 2019- February 2019)

ENTOMOMANIA: Insects in Art & Culture, In collaboration with NMSU Arthropod Museum and Entomology Collection (April 2019 – September 2019)

Live Long and Prosper: FutureOldSchool Indigenous Art (October 2018-March 2019)

MUSEUM CONFIDENTIAL: Curiosities and Treasures from the University Museum ( June 2018 – October 2018)

COYOTE MADE ME DO IT: Contemporary Indigenous Works on Paper, 2017-2019, Lobby Exhibition, Loan from the NMSU Art Museum

Defending Truth and Memory: The Path Towards Justice in Guatemala

The Songs Endure, They Carry the Stories: Music and Dance of the Native Southwest (Spring 2015 – Spring 2018)

Harmonious Beauty – Through the Eyes of Diné Artists (Fall 2014 – Fall 2017)

As We See It: Contemporary Native American Photographers (Spring 2017)

Itaa Katsi: Our Life (Spring 2016 – Fall 2016)

Spirit Seeds: Celebrating Native American Beadwork (Fall 2015)

Light in the Desert: Photographs from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert (Fall 2014)

Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America (Fall 2014)

Dress Code: Cultural Expression through Printed Cloth of East Africa (spring 2014-summer 2014)

The Skull Beneath the Skin: Forensic Anthropology of the Human Cranium (spring 2014-summer 2014)

Memories of Pie Town: Rural New Mexico During the Great Depression (fall 2013-summer 2014)

Maria Martinez and the Pottery of San Ildefonso Pueblo (fall 2013- summer 2014)

Seeing, Hearing, Learning, Being Loved: Cradleboards of North America (2013)

Weaving Solidarity: Textile Traditions of Highland Chiapas (2012-2013)

Plazas of New Mexico: A project of the Historic Preservation and Regionalism Program, School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico (spring 2013)
‘Plazas’ is a traveling exhibition and a project of the Historic Preservation and Regionalism Program

Mbuti: Children of the Forest (fall 2012)
‘Mbuti: Children of the Forest’ is a traveling exhibition from the Tribal Trust Foundation

Painting Lives, Preserving Culture: Pottery of Acoma and Laguna Pueblos (fall 2012)

Enchanting the Nation: New Mexico and the United States (spring 2012)

Dancing Under the Moon: The Raramuri of the Sierra Tarahumara (fall 2011-spring 2012)

Sagrado: A Photopoetics Across the Chicano Homeland (spring 2012)

Through the Eye of the Macaw: Ritual Symbolism of Casas Grandes (fall 2011)

Envisioning Vietnam: Continuity and Change in the 21st Century (fall 2011)

Human Origins: Fossil Evidence from Africa (fall 2011)

Images of the Past: Mogollon Rock Art (fall 2010-summer 2011)

Carnaval! (April – August 2011)
Carnaval! is a traveling exhibit from the Mid-America Arts Alliance and NEH on the Road.

Masked Traditions of Venetian Carnaval (spring 2011)

Southwest Native American Silver and Turquoise Jewelry (fall 2010 – spring 2011)

IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas (fall 2010)
IndiVisible is a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution’s Traveling Exhibit Service

Counting Change: Currency of the Mexican Revolution (fall 2009 – fall 2010)

Spirit Messengers: Hopi Katsina Dolls (spring 2010)

Exploring Yaqui and Mayo Ceremonial Disguise (spring 2010)

Trails of the Southwest (summer 2010)

Hilos de Tradicion “Threads of Tradition”: Blankets of Chimayo (fall 2009)

Dine Weavers Create Beauty: Woven Journeys Through Navajo Landscapes (fall 2009)

Neanderthals (spring 2009)

Temple of the Warriors: Rebuilding a Maya Monument (spring 2009)

Kipp Ruin: a Prehistoric Mogollon Pueblo (spring 2009)

The Pasternack Collection of African Art (spring 2007)

Africa: From Eritrea with Love (spring 2007)