A new NMAI exhibition features the candid art of Six Nations Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawk) artist, photographer and filmmaker Shelley Niro—works that shine a harsh spotlight on society yet provide a healing outlet for her people.
Art & Culture
Homecomings: From Small Gatherings to International Events, Powwows Link Indigenous Communities and Cultures
Whether a community gathering or an international competition, the powwow has been a way for Indigenous peoples across North America to strengthen bonds and preserve their diverse cultures.
Watching Over the Past: Virgil Ortiz's Futuristic Creations are Perpetuating Cochiti Pueblo Pottery-Making Traditions
Learn how science fiction inspires this artist and get a glimpse of his fantastic "Recon Watchmen" characters premiering in Santa Fe this year.
The explosive video game industry now offers a glimpse into authentic Indigenous cultures.
Indigenous directors, writers and actors are changing the narrative of American television and film.
The Life of an Object: NMAI Objects Reunite with Native Communities at the New First Americans Museum
More than 100 items from NMAI’s collection are on view at Oklahoma’s new First Americans Museum, reuniting them with their Native communities after more than a century.
One man’s intimate look at his New Mexico pueblo, its people and surrounding homelands.
Indigenous people find ways to connect to culture and each other, even far from their communities.
Through art, a collective of Black-Indigenous artists is advancing social justice.
A two-decade collaboration with Tlingit people in Alaska has returned more than 70 items from Smithsonian collections to clans.