Upcoming Events

Apache Mural Design

Sunday, June 28, 10 am


Charlie Silverwater, influenced by his native Apache designs, leads a mural painting workshop. Assist him in painting a bear fetish, decorative bands, and signed hand prints on the water collection tank in the MMAC garden.  

Cost: $15 / 1 session

Limit: 4 participants per session. Please only RSVP for one session due to the limited enrollment. Enrollment is first come/first served.    

Charlie Silverwater, a descendant of Apache and Pueblo peoples, lives on his ranch just outside Mountainair. He is a visual artist whose native designs have been shown all over the world with current works displayed in Indio, California; Mountainair City Hall; and Paris, France.

Charlie chose the Bear for the MMAC garden because of the animal’s significance to his native tradition. “The Bear once walked upright on two feet and was a killer of humans. The Creator told him to stop his destruction but Bear refused. So Creator made him a four legged creature whose role is to protect humans.” In these difficult times, the Bear symbol will be welcome!  

To reserve your spot, email mmacevents@gmail.com or call 505-847-0109.

Celebración de las Artes Hispanas


See Celebración de las Artes Hispanas (Celebration of Hispanic Arts) exhibit in person during our new gift shop and gallery hours.

Hispanic art from traditional to contemporary honoring the history and current culture of our region. The show runs through August 31. Art pictured by Lorenzo Romero and Rudolf Armijo Cavalier.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 11 am to 3 pm; and Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm. 

Please wear a protective mask as we exhibit safe health practices.

Shelter in Place Writing

September 30 deadline

Join us in creating a collection of written works inspired by the pandemic and shelter-in-place. 

Whether or not you have ever written a poem, essay, or short story, we’d like to read what has flowed from your experience of isolation, face masks, toilet paper, 24-7 family life, or even perhaps a serious re-evaluation of what’s important in life!

Entries will be compiled into a “COVID-19” publication for sale in our gift shop to help generate lost income during this time.

Submit your compositions to mmacevents@gmail.com. Through the submission of your work, MMAC has permission to publish your piece in this one-time collection. Include your name, social media account, age, and town.

Questions? Email MMAC or call 505-847-0109. 

Programs are made possible by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, NM Arts, The New Mexico Humanities Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional sponsors include the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument and TCAS.

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