For Immediate Release 


  Eric Davis, Marketing & Communications Director
          505.424.2351, or


 Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)  

To Hold Virtual Open House
 November 16, 2020 - November 20, 2020

Bronze Pour and other Online Events from the IAIA Campus  


SANTA FE, NM: November 12, 2020

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will be holding their 2020 Open House -- Virtually -- on Monday, November 16, 2020 through Friday November 20, 2020The event is free and open to the public

Open House activities will be at beginning Monday, November 16th at 9:00 am.

Numerous area high schools will be invited to attend the event for their students to enjoy activities and presentations specially tailored to potential new IAIA students from the Admissions Department.

The Virtual Open House will feature exhibitions of all types -- with studio and classroom demonstrations (including Photography, Ceramics, Indigenous Liberal Studies, and more), webinars, and a watch party -- plus a Bronze Pour in the Allan Houser Haozous Sculpture & Foundry Building -- along with the Holiday Marketplace -- an IAIA community art show and sale.


Bronze Pour
Photo by Jason S. Ordaz. Courtesy of IAIA.

Other planed highlights of the day include:

Virtual Tours of the IAIA Campus 
Performing Arts Student Performances in the BlackBox Theatre
Demonstrations in the Fitness Center
Artist-in-Residence presentations
Works by the Cinematic Arts and Technology Students
New Exhibition - "Memory Unearthed: IAIA 2020 Spring Graduating Exhibition" in the Balzer 
     Contemporary Edge Gallery 
Readings from Creative Writing Students
Native American Heritage Month celebrations
Panel Discussion about IAIA
A Virtual Tour of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and the Museum Art Collection
Webinars on Social Media Marketing and Selling Art Online: register at:

IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee) commented: ""This is a wonderful opportunity for the general public to visit IAIA's beautiful campus - virtually - and discover more about our mission, programs, and the creative talents of our amazing faculty and students."

IAIA Campus
Photo by Jason S. Ordaz. Courtesy of IAIA.

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Offering undergraduate degrees in Studio Arts, Creative Writing, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Indigenous Liberal Studies, Museum Studies, and Performing Arts -- an MFA in Creative Writing  and an MFA in Studio Arts (coming soon) -- along with certificates in Business and Entrepreneurship, Museum Studies, and Native American Art History -- IAIA is the only college in the nation dedicated to the study of contemporary Native arts. The school serves approximately 500 full time equivalent (FTE) Native and non-Native American college students from across the globe.  IAIA is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

About IAIA -- For over 50 years, the Institute of American Indian Arts has played a key role in the direction and shape of Native expression. With an internationally acclaimed college, museum, and tribal support resource through our Land-Grant Programs, IAIA is dedicated to the study and advancement of Native arts and cultures -- and committed to student achievement and the preservation and progress of their communities.  Learn more about IAIA and our mission at

The Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.  To make a donation on-line, please click here -- or call toll free: 1.800.804.6423.