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40th Annual American Indian Week
Dates: April 22, 2019 - April 28, 2019
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Address: 2401 12th St. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone: 505-843-7270
Price: Included with regular admission

The IPCC has something for everyone during American Indian Week: cultural Native dances several times each day, workshops led by Native art experts each afternoon, and artists offering authentic handcrafted work for sale. Pueblo Harvest will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner as usual, as well as host a special concession window in the courtyard!

 

Saturday April 27 – Sunday April 28 daily from 9 am – 5 pm

American Indian Week Spring Art Market

The last weekend of American Indian Week is unmissable for art lovers! Our courtyard transforms into a bustling marketplace with dozens of artist booths featuring pottery, jewelry, paintings, and more. Enjoy all the activities of our week-long cultural celebration with an extra emphasis on art.

Free with museum admission.

 

Wednesday, April 24 from 1 pm–2 pm

“Distinguishing Authentic Native Jewelry” by Isaac Valenzuela (Acoma & Navajo)

Shumakolowa Native Arts

Isaac Valenzuela (Acoma & Navajo) of Shumakolowa Native Arts instructs visitors on identifying imported jewelry and synthetic and block stones when shopping for authentic Native American jewelry. Native-made jewelry is beloved for its beautiful craftsmanship and use of age-old materials like turquoise, coral, and sterling silver, but that popularity has a dark side: unscrupulous dealers turn to cheap forgeries and fakes to make a profit off unsuspecting art lovers. Learn critical information from our expert on how to shop wisely and responsibly, ensuring your purchases are genuine and support Native artisans. Free.

 

Thursday, April 25 from 1 pm–2 pm

“Symbolism in Native Crafts” by Andrew Thomas (Navajo)

Shumakolowa Native Arts

Andrew Thomas (Navajo) of Shumakolowa Native Arts instructs visitors on the meanings behind various design elements and images featured on Native pottery, textiles, and jewelry. Native Americans have a deep connection to, and respect for, this natural world, and our reverence for nature deeply influences our art. Some of the most common symbols are water, rain, clouds, corn, mountains, and animals. For Native Americans, nature brings gifts from the Creator, and we celebrate these gifts in our unique, handcrafted works of art. Free.

 

Friday, April 26 from 1 pm–2 pm

“Evolution of Native American Jewelry” by Shane Smith (Navajo)

Shumakolowa Native Arts

Shane Smith (Navajo) of Shumakolowa Native Arts walks visitors through a timeline of the history and legacy of Native American jewelry. Our expert instructs visitors on the materials and methods of jewelry from pre-Columbian times through today, and discusses its monetary, cultural, and sentimental value. Attendees are encouraged to wear their own Native jewelry to discuss and learn more about.

 

Saturday, April 27 from 1 pm – 2 pm

Artist Demonstration with Martha Romero (Nambé)

Shumakolowa Native Arts

Renowned Nambé Pueblo potter Martha Romero will give a fun and memorable cooking demonstration using traditional micaceous-clay pottery, showcasing both its aesthetic and utilitarian value. It is said that food cooked in micaceous clay is unsurpassed. Free.

 

Sun. April 28, 1 – 2 pm

Artist Demonstration with Clarence Cruz (Ohkay Owingeh)

Shumakolowa Native Arts

Clarence Cruz of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo will give a presentation on the history and technique of making traditional Pueblo pottery. He is an award-winning pottery artist who incorporates incised designs in the typical Ohkay Owingeh micaceous clay styles, and teaches pottery-making at the University of New Mexico to students of all backgrounds.Free.

 

  • Cultural Native American dances in the courtyard – several times each day
    • Four Native dances each weekday: 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
    • Six Native dances each on Saturday & Sunday: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

40th Annual American Indian Week
  • 2401 12th St. N.W.
  • Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • to
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • Included with regular admission
  • Recurring daily