Every year, Native Treasures designates an artist as the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Living Treasure. This year, we are pleased to designate prolific Hopi/Tewa artist Dan Namingha as the 2016 Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Living Treasure and the Featured Artist for the 2016 Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival.
The MIAC Living Treasure award is given in recognition of artistic excellence and community service. The award recognizes their bodies of work to date and their exciting futures.
Dan has created a significant and widely collected body of work created during a career spanning more than 40 years. His work is in the collections of numerous museums including: the British Royal Collection, London; the Denver Art Museum; The Heard Museum; the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts; and numerous United States Embassies including those in Copenhagen, Denmark, Geneva, Switzerland, and Dakar, Senegal, to name a few. Read more about Dan’s work & find out how to meet him at this year’s event.