Living Treasures Artist Celebration — Live and Silent Auctions
The State of New Mexico has long been a place that celebrates and supports Indigenous arts. Some of the most innovative Native American artists working in the United States have showcased their work at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. The Museum awards artists who have significantly contributed to the field of Indigenous arts with the designation of Native Treasures Living Treasure.
Since 2006, sixteen Living Treasure recipients have been recognized for their artistic excellence during the Museum’s annual Native Treasures Art Market, May 25 – 26. Living Treasures artists will be honored on Friday evening, May 24 at the Living Treasures Artist Celebration event. Each Living Treasure listed below is at the forefront of preserving and sharing their respective cultural knowledge and traditions.
This year, several of the current and past Living Treasures are donating a piece of their art to support MIAC’s exhibition and education programming. Guests at the Living Treasures Artist Celebration can bid on these extraordinary objects at the live auction that evening.
Bid at the silent auction, where a variety of donated art – including textiles, pottery, paintings, carvings, photographs, and sculpture – will be offered.