For Immediate Release

Contact:  Eric Davis, Marketing & Communications Director 
505.424.2351  or
Andrea R. Hanley, Membership & Program Manager, MoCNA 
505.428.5907 or

Institute of American Indian Arts
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Volunteer and Docent Program Training To Begin In October

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IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Santa Fe, New Mexico: August 28, 2018

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA)  is seeking candidates for Volunteer and Docent training. The program will feature instruction in Native American art and the workings of a major museum that will enable successful participants to provide valuable services to visitors to the museum. After completing the program, volunteers will have the opportunity to interact with the public and contribute their talents, knowledge, skills and energy. Volunteers and Docents at MoCNA learn, share, and contribute -- providing and invaluable service to the IAIA community.

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Director Patsy Phillips (Cherokee Nation) remarked "Volunteers and Docents are core to MoCNA's success. We are so grateful for their support as they help us in every aspect of the museum. Serving as a Volunteer or Docent at MoCNA is a great way to learn about Native America and specifically contemporary Native arts from museum professionals who have worked in the field for decades. Staff can assist Volunteers and Docents in finding their interest while they learn about diversity among local, national, and international Indigenous contemporary cultures and arts. With experience and knowledge over time, we look to Volunteers and Docents to advocate for not only the museum and contemporary Native arts, but for Indigenous Peoples."

Volunteer Training will be held October 16, 2018 through November 6, 2018.
Docent Training will be held October 16, 2018 through January 29, 2018

For more information please contact Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo) at  or 505.428.5907

Photo by Jason S. Ordaz. Courtesy of IAIA.

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About IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

The mission of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is to advance contemporary Native art through exhibitions, collections, public programs, and scholarship. MoCNA's outreach through local and national collaborations allows us to continue to present the most progressive Native arts and public programming. MoCNA's exhibitions and programs continue the narrative of contemporary Native arts and cultures.
The museum is located at 108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Hours: 10:00 am-5:00 pm Monday & Wednesday-Saturday / 12:00 pm-5:00 pm Sunday / Closed Tuesdays / $10 for adults; half-price for seniors (62+), students w/ valid ID, and NM residents; and free for members, Native people, veterans and their families, youth (16 & under), and NM residents visiting on Sunday. Events are free with admission.

For more information please contact: 505.983.1666 or visit

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts marketing is partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers' Tax.

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 the IAIA 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   


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