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May 27 @ 2:16 pm

Thirsty Thursdays with Chris Brashear & Peter McLaughlin

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Join us as Chris Brashear and Peter McLaughlin will fill the MNA courtyard with smooth, melodic music! Quench your hunger and thirst at this easy going, summer music event. Beer and wine available for purchase at our cash bar. Museum galleries will also be open late for you to browse! General Admission: $15, $8 for ...

Art and Conservation with Alan Peterson

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

How has fine art influenced the conservation of landscapes in the Southwest? Find out as Alan Peterson, MNA’s Curator of Fine Art, will explain the role that artists can play in the conservation and preservation of land and National Parks. Hosted at the Museum of Northern Arizona - Branigar Hall Event free with general admission.

Thirsty Thursdays with the Flat 5’s

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Join us as The Flat 5’s will fill the MNA courtyard with jazzy, melodic music! Quench your hunger and thirst at this easy going, summer music event. Beer and wine available for purchase at our cash bar. Museum galleries will also be open late for you to browse! General Admission: $15, $8 for MNA members, ...

Gunnar Widforss: Finding Beauty in National Parks & the Grand Canyon

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Join us in person with Alan Peterson, MNA’s Curator of Fine Arts, as he will discuss the work and life of Gunnar Widforss. During the 1920s and 30s, Swedish-American painter Gunnar Widforss was known as The Painter of the National Parks. After coming to the United States in 1921, he gained early recognition for his ...

Virtual Auction

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Support the Museum while also purchasing something wonderful. More than 80 items are being auctioned, including jewelry, art, and experiences such as tickets to Meteor Crater, a weekend at a dude ranch, the aquarium and museums in Phoenix, and much more. View auction items online at https://event.gives/mna22   or in person at Member Appreciation Day on ...

Thirsty Thursdays with the Knockabouts

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Join us as Knockabouts will fill the MNA courtyard with high spirited Celtic music! Quench your hunger and thirst at this fun summer music event. Beer and wine available for purchase at our cash bar. Museum galleries will also be open late for you to browse! The Knockabouts are a Flagstaff, AZ-based Celtic band featuring ...

Member Appreciation Day

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

This members-only event will celebrate our dedicated and generous members! Enjoy demonstrations in watercolor, nature journaling and neurographic art; behind-the-scenes looks at MNA's exhibits and programs; a presentation by Executive Director on MNA's new strategic plan (1:00 pm); and view and bid on silent auction items. Further details and RSVP are here.  Not an MNA member? ...

Early closure

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

The Museum will close at 3 pm on September 10 to prepare for the Fall Fundraiser.

All Together Now: MNA Fall Fundraiser

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Join us for MNA's biggest fundraising event of the year! Guests will enjoy drinks, small plates, and mingling in the Jaime Major Golightly Courtyard, then move into Branigar-Chase Auditorium for a presentation by Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art, plus a live auction and paddle raise to benefit the ...

$200

Harvest Festival and Indigenous Farmers Market

Discovery Village Winding Brook Rd., Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Come out for a fun filled day of shopping with a variety of food and produce that is grown, cultivated, and harvested on the Colorado Plateau! Enjoy a pueblo oven demonstration, tea tastings, and kids activities. With free admission, we invite you to bring out all your family and friends! This event is set to ...

Blow, Blow Volcano!

Discovery Village Winding Brook Rd., Flagstaff, AZ, United States

We know that the San Francisco Peaks are a big volcano that once blew its top! In this presentation for preschoolers, kids get to see a model erupt and learn how lava forms different kinds of rocks, from sharp, hard obsidian used for tools to lightweight pumice. This will be at the Museum of Northern ...

Disruptive Eruptions

Discovery Village Winding Brook Rd., Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Make a model eruption within view of our favorite volcano – the San Francisco Peaks! Learn how much of our landscape was formed by volcanic activity, and how the same materials form different kinds of stone depending on how they cool. This free event is part of the Festival of Science, but please reserve a ...

Science Play Day

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Enjoy a smorgasbord of science activities throughout the museum. Admission is free for all. Meet Hopi-R2, a lifesize working droid painted like Hopi pottery. Touch real fossils and then make your own imprint fossil Play with an erosion model Dig for dinosaurs in the paleontology pit Learn about the science of color Try prehistoric technology ...

Sugar Skull decorating

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Sugar skulls, or calavera de azucar, are a fun part of the Day of the Dead tradition. Children particularly enjoy decorating the skulls with colorful frosting, beads, and feathers. Reservations are required. Each sugar skull is $5. Click here to sign up for a time

$5

The Pueblo of Acoma Enchantment Dancers

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

November 26, 2022   11:00 AM and 1:00 PM  The Pueblo of Acoma Enchantment Dancers will be performing for the first time at the Museum of Northern Arizona on November 26. Featuring the Buffalo Dance as well as sharing the importance of traditional dances, this performance will deepen perspectives on Acoma and Hopi Pueblo culture.  The Buffalo Dance celebrates ...

$5.00 – $25.00

Winter Open House & Market

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

  Saturday, December 3rd: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 4th: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Support and celebrate the rich cultural and artistic traditions of working artists on the Colorado Plateau at the Winter Market. Hosted inside the Museum of Northern Arizona, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to witness the traditional and contemporary ...

Winter Open House & Market

Saturday, December 3rd: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 4th: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Support and celebrate the rich cultural and artistic traditions of working artists on the Colorado Plateau at the Winter Market. Hosted inside the Museum of Northern Arizona, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to witness the traditional and contemporary art ...

Members’ Preview

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Museum of Northern Arizona Members are invited to join us for light refreshments, music and a preview of our new exhibit, Vast Lands, Inner Visions: The Art of Joella Jean Mahoney, which is open to the public on Saturday, December 17, 2022.  Join us for a social evening and special private view of Mahoney's dynamic ...

Gene Foster & the Glen Canyon Project

Historian Susan Olberding and MNA's Archaeology Division Director Kim Spur will introduce Gene Field Foster, an artist whose unique relationship with MNA led her to record archaeological sites in Glen Canyon during river trips in 1952. These trips led to surveys in lower Glen Canyon, which resulted in stunning photograph documentation from her artist's perspective. ...

Easton Collection Center Tour

Join MNA docents for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Northern Arizona’s collections inside the Platinum LEED certified, architectural masterpiece Easton Collection Center. Home to more than 800,000 objects, the ECC tour will enhance visitors’ understanding of the Native cultures of the Colorado Plateau and MNA’s role in research and conservation.  3:00 - 4:00 PM. $15 ...

Vast Landscapes, Inner Visions: Joella Jean Mahoney

Arguably one of the most important female artists of the Southwest, Joella Jean Mahoney’s art career spanned 66 years, from her roots in the abstract expressionism of the 1950s to her role as a mentor and master artist with a distinctive style that bridges realism and abstraction. This exhibition presents key paintings by the artist, ...

Easton Collection Center Tour

Join MNA docents for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Northern Arizona’s collections inside the Platinum LEED certified, architectural masterpiece Easton Collection Center. Home to more than 800,000 objects, the ECC tour will enhance visitors’ understanding of the Native cultures of the Colorado Plateau and MNA’s role in research and conservation.  3:00 - 4:00 PM. $15 ...

Colton Circle Event: The Use of Collections at MNA

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Tony Thibodeau, MNA Director of Research & Collections, will discuss how MNA's permanent collections are used by visiting researchers as well as MNA staff, and how collections support MNA's mission and vision. Light refreshments will be served. This special event is open to Colton Circle supporters only. For more details contact Maggie Twomey at development@musnaz.org ...

Spring Break Messy Monday!

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Messy Monday will include digging into the science of erosion and getting messy with a sand art and slime project. 1:00 pm. There is no charge for museum admission for kids nine and younger. Become a member, and kids seventeen and younger enter for free. Youth participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Spring Break Wordful Wednesday!

Gather at the kiva for a story time with books written by Indigenous authors. Stay for a fun craft, and then visit the Flagstaff Public Library's PALSmobile in the parking lot to get a library card and check out books! 1:00 pm. There is no charge for museum admission for kids nine and younger. Become ...

Spring Break Therizinosaur Thursday!

Experience the museum's unique puppet show: Mystery of the Therizinosaur! Stay for hands-on activities that include the museum's fossil touch box and the creation of individual imprint fossils. 1:00 pm. There is no charge for museum admission for kids nine and younger. Become a member, and kids seventeen and younger enter for free. Youth participants ...

Spring Break Family Friday Nature Journaling!

Explore the beauty of the flora and fauna that are right in the museum's backyard with artist Liz Blaker, who will be leading this introduction to nature journaling. 1:00 pm. Journal and supplies are provided. There is no charge for museum admission for kids nine and younger. Become a member, and kids seventeen and younger ...

Closing Reception: Baje Whitethorne Sr.: Náátsʼíilid/Rainbow Light

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Join us to honor the artist and have a final look at this stunning exhibit before it closes. Free for members Non-members welcome, but regular admission applies For more details contact Maggie Twomey at development@musnaz.org 928-774-5211, ext. 285

CANCELED — The Life & Seasons of MNA’s Living Roof

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Bioregional Living Roofs contribute to a healthy environment by providing biodiverse and beautiful habitat for birds, bats, butterflies, insects, lizards and other organisms while eliminating stormwater runoff and reducing temperature extremes.    Join Research Botanist Jan Busco and Botany Collections Manager Kirstin Phillips as they team up to share this rare opportunity to learn about the ...

Virtual Auction

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Bid on Experiences from Museum of Northern Arizona: 2 Hour Garden Consultation with Research Botany Associate, Jan Busco Heritage Festival Weekend Pass Thirsty Thursday Pass Book Other experiences from Warner's Nursery, Mother Road Brewery, NAU Football, True Ranch Hospitality, Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, Diamondbacks Baseball, Ballet Arizona or Learn to Make Pasta with Sharon! Bidding opens ...

Easton Collection Center Tour

Join MNA docents for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Northern Arizona’s collections inside the Platinum LEED certified, architectural masterpiece Easton Collection Center. Home to more than 800,000 objects, the ECC tour will enhance visitors’ understanding of the Native cultures of the Colorado Plateau and MNA’s role in research and conservation.  3:00 - 4:00 PM. $15 ...

Members’ & VIP Private View: Designed to Move

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Join us for a private view of a new exhibit opening this month at MNA. Designed to Move will showcase the fine-art macrophotography of desert seeds by artist Taylor James. These beautiful photographs will be paired with specimens from MNA's herbarium, as well as cultural objects from MNA's collections that will demonstrate the important of these plants ...

Easton Collection Center Tour

Join MNA docents for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Northern Arizona’s collections inside the Platinum LEED certified, architectural masterpiece Easton Collection Center. Home to more than 800,000 objects, the ECC tour will enhance visitors’ understanding of the Native cultures of the Colorado Plateau and MNA’s role in research and conservation.  3:00 – 4:00 PM. $15 Non-members $10 ...

International Museum Day & Exploring MNA’s Katsina Dolls Talk

MNA is celebrating International Museum Day’s theme of Sustainability & Wellbeing with FREE admission. Everyone is invited to enjoy the museum’s exhibits and see how MNA supports a sustainable future through educational programs, exhibits, and community outreach and research. Poster sessions from Research Associates will highlight MNA’s ongoing role in furthering science and research, and MNA’s ...

Thirsty Thursday with Foxy Koshka

Live music from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. by Foxy Koshka in MNA's beautiful courtyard. Food by The Chile Box is available for purchase, and a bar for wine and beer purchases are available. Enjoy the museum exhibits, included with your admission ticket to Thirsty Thursday.  $15 for non-members; $8 for members.  Tickets can be purchased ...

Colton Garden Tour

Colton Garden Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Free tours of the Museum of Northern Arizona's Colton Garden. The Colton Garden provides a space for people of all ages to learn how to grow plants and reconnect with their food. Located on the site of MNA founder Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton’s World War II Victory Garden, the volunteer-run garden showcases locally-adapted heritage and native ...

Party on the Plateau: An MNA Fundraiser

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

We're thrilled to announce that our summer fundraising event is back! Join us for drinks, dinner, and entertainment, and get ready to raise your paddles in support of MNA. For more details contact Maggie Twomey at development@musnaz.org 928-774-5211, ext. 285

Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra Elden Brass Quintet Concert

Sunday, June 11 at 1:00. This free concert will take place under the big tent on the Museum of Northern Arizona's beautiful campus. Jazz, pop, and classical tunes will be performed by David Vining on trombone, Kevin Tague on trumpet, Nancy Sullivan on French horn, Ben Ordaz on tuba, and Cindy Gould on trumpet. Beer ...

Thirsty Thursday with Mother Road Trio

Live music from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. by Mother Road Trio in MNA's beautiful courtyard. Food by Will's Grill is available for purchase, and a bar for wine and beer purchases are available. Enjoy the museum exhibits, included with your admission ticket to Thirsty Thursday.  $15 for non-members; $8 for members.  Tickets can be purchased ...

Moore Medicinal Garden Tour at the Museum of Northern Arizona

Free tour of the Moor Medicinal Garden. The Moore Medicinal Garden is tucked behind a fence between the administration and anthropology buildings. This garden provides a space to learn about the uses of native plants found on the Colorado Plateau.

Heritage Festival of Art & Culture

More than a market, the Heritage Festival is an unparalleled opportunity to experience the diverse Indigenous cultures of the Colorado Plateau region, which has been inhabited for thousands of years.  Established in 1930 as the Hopi Craftsmen Show, the Heritage Festival has gone through many changes over the years. The 2023 Heritage Festival returns as an ...

River Reed Flute-Making Workshop with Aaron White

This two-hour river reed flute-making workshop is led by Aaron White. Work alongside Aaron in the museum's courtyard to create a unique flute and learn about reed flutes and traditional Native flute music. Each registrant will take home their own unique, tuned flute. $45 Aaron White is of Northern Ute/Dine descent who is an award-winning ...

River Reed Flute-Making Workshop with Aaron White

This two-hour river reed flute-making workshop is led by Aaron White. Work alongside Aaron in the museum's courtyard to create a unique flute and learn about reed flutes and traditional Native flute music. Each registrant will take home their own unique, tuned flute. $45 Aaron White is of Northern Ute/Dine descent who is an award-winning ...

Heritage Festival of Art and Culture

More than a market, the Heritage Festival is an unparalleled opportunity to experience the diverse Indigenous cultures of the Colorado Plateau region, which has been inhabited for thousands of years.  Established in 1930 as the Hopi Craftsmen Show, the Heritage Festival has gone through many changes over the years. The 2023 Heritage Festival returns as an ...

River Reed Flute-Making Workshop with Aaron White

This two-hour river reed flute-making workshop is led by Aaron White. Work alongside Aaron in the museum's courtyard to create a unique flute and learn about reed flutes and traditional Native flute music. Each registrant will take home their own unique, tuned flute. $45 Aaron White is of Northern Ute/Dine descent who is an award-winning ...

Colton Garden Tour

Free Colton Garden Tour. The Colton Garden provides a space for people of all ages to learn how to grow plants and reconnect with their food. Located on the site of MNA founder Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton’s World War II Victory Garden, the volunteer-run garden showcases locally-adapted heritage and native plants, species that support pollinators and ...

Moore Medicinal Garden Tour

Free tour of the Moore Medicinal Garden. The Moore Medicinal Garden is tucked behind a fence between the administration and anthropology buildings. This garden provides a space to learn about the uses of native plants found on the Colorado Plateau.

Thirsty Thursday with Jeremiah Sammartano and The Red Eyes

Live music from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. by Jeremiah Sammartano and The Red Eyes in MNA's beautiful courtyard. Food by Baja Mar is available for purchase, and a bar for wine and beer purchases are available. Enjoy the museum exhibits, included with your admission ticket to Thirsty Thursday.  $15 for non-members; $8 for members.  Tickets ...

More Than One Woman: The Life of Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton

Flagstaff Public Library 300 W Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Like the museum she helped found, Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton was multifacted. A professional artist who worked to bring recognition to female and Indigenous artists, she was also a scientist, author, farmer, and visionary. Raised in wealth and privilege in Philadelphia, she found her home in the rugged terrain of the Southwest. She faced personal tragedy, ...

Colton Garden Tour

Free Colton Garden Tour. The Colton Garden provides a space for people of all ages to learn how to grow plants and reconnect with their food. Located on the site of MNA founder Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton’s World War II Victory Garden, the volunteer-run garden showcases locally-adapted heritage and native plants, species that support pollinators and ...

The Life and Seasons of the Living Roof

Join Research Botanist Jan Busco and Botany Collections Manager Kirstin Phillips for a rare opportunity as they share their knowledge abut the 14,000-square-foot bioregional native living roof atop MNA's Easton Collection Center. Free. The talk will be held in Pearson Hall, near the Easton Collection Center. This area of MNA's campus is called the Research ...

Thirsty Thursday with the Highland Ramblers

Live music from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. by the Highland Ramblers in MNA's beautiful courtyard. Food by Tamales USA is available for purchase, and a bar for wine and beer purchases are available. Enjoy the museum exhibits, included with your admission ticket to Thirsty Thursday.  $15 for non-members; $8 for members.  Tickets can be purchased ...

Moore Medicinal Garden Tour

Free tour of the Moore Medicinal Garden. The Moore Medicinal Garden is tucked behind a fence between the administration and anthropology buildings. This garden provides a space to learn about the uses of native plants found on the Colorado Plateau.

Easton Collection Center Open House

Free admission to the Easton Collection Center -- 10:00 to 2:00 PM Learn about the Museum of Northern Arizona’s collection of more than 800,000 artifacts at the Platinum LEED certified, architectural masterpiece Easton Collection Center. Selected areas of the collection will be available for viewing and discussion with MNA collection staff. Textiles from the collection ...

Colton Garden Tour

Free Colton Garden Tour. The Colton Garden provides a space for people of all ages to learn how to grow plants and reconnect with their food. Located on the site of MNA founder Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton’s World War II Victory Garden, the volunteer-run garden showcases locally-adapted heritage and native plants, species that support pollinators and ...

Easton Collection Center Tour

Join MNA docents for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Northern Arizona’s collections inside the Platinum LEED certified, architectural masterpiece Easton Collection Center. Home to more than 800,000 objects, the ECC tour will enhance visitors’ understanding of the Native cultures of the Colorado Plateau and MNA’s role in research and conservation.  3:00 - 4:00 PM. $15 ...

Members Preview – Seeing People Through Trees

  Members' Preview for Seeing People Through Trees, which uses the lens of MNA’s archaeological work on the National Forests to explore how people past and present engage with the forests of the Colorado Plateau. Learn about MNA's ongoing collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and how learning about the past use of natural resources ...

Moore Medicinal Garden Tour

Free tour of the Moore Medicinal Garden. The Moore Medicinal Garden is tucked behind a fence between the administration and anthropology buildings. This garden provides a space to learn about the uses of native plants found on the Colorado Plateau.

Moving from Appropriation to Authenticity Panel Discussion

This panel discussion will be an introduction to the overarching issues surrounding cultural appropriation of Indigenous art and culture and pose the questions: What is illegal? What is not illegal but still unethical? What are consumers’ responsibilities when considering purchasing art? Panelists will discuss the Indian Arts & Crafts Act as a framework for these ...

Thirsty Thursdays with NAU Jazz Faculty and Friends

Live music from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. by NAU Jazz Faculty and Friends in MNA's beautiful courtyard. Food by Baja Mar is available for purchase, and a bar for wine and beer purchases are available. Enjoy the museum exhibits, included with your admission ticket to Thirsty Thursday.  $15 for non-members; $8 for members.  Tickets can ...

Designed to Move: Seeds that Float, Fly, or Hitchhike through the Desert Southwest Curator Talk

Adelheid Fischer, curator of MNA's current exhibition Designed to Move: Seeds that Float, Fly, or Hitchhike through the Desert Southwest will talk about the exhibition and her biomimicry work at Arizona State University. Leading the program's biomimicry initiative, she introduced students to the use of biology as a means of sustainable innovation in design, business, ...

Brady Building Open House – Paleontology Artifacts

The Brady Building, which houses MNA's Paleontology collection, will host an Open House where visitors will be able to view artifacts from the paleontology collection. Led by Adam Marsh, MNA Research Associate and Paleontologist at Petrified Forest National Park. This event is free. Please Note: The Brady Building is located at the Harold S. Colton ...

Dinosaurs of the Navajo Nation

Adam Marsh will present a talk on The Dinosaurs of the Navajo Nation in conjunction with the Flagstaff Festival of Science. Adam Marsh is a Museum of Northern Arizona Research Associate and Paleontologist at Petrified Forest National Park. This talk is presented in conjunction with the Flagstaff Festival of Science. This event is free. Please ...

Science Day at MNA

FREE admission to the Museum. MNA's Science Day is held in conjunction with the Flagstaff Festival of Science. The Museum will feature science stations for all ages from 11am - 2pm. This is a free museum day. At 2pm, Paleontologist Dave Gillette, who is best known for his discovery of the dinosaur Diplodocus hallorum in 1985, ...

The Last of the Ice Age Mammoths of the Colorado Plateau

Paleontologist Dave Gillette, who is best known for his discovery of the dinosaur Diplodocus hallorum in 1985, will present a talk on The Last of the Ice Age Mammoths of the Colorado Plateau. Mammoth dung and other fascinating artifacts will be on display during the talk. This talk is in conjunction with Science Day at MNA and ...

Easton Collection Center Tour

Join MNA docents for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Northern Arizona’s collections inside the Platinum LEED certified, architectural masterpiece Easton Collection Center. Home to more than 800,000 objects, the ECC tour will enhance visitors’ understanding of the Native cultures of the Colorado Plateau and MNA’s role in research and conservation.  3:00 - 4:00 PM. $15 ...

20th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

The 20th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente Festival is an unparalleled opportunity to experience the history and culture of Mexican, Mexican American, and LatinX communities in Northern Arizona. Also known as the Day of the Dead, this event is a celebration of life, music, dance, food and heartfelt remembrances. Throughout the weekend visitors can enjoy ...

Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop

Decorating sugar skulls is a favorite activity for kids and families during Celebraciones de la Gente. Nuestras Raices makes the sugar skulls and provides frosting and decorations. Since this is a very popular event that always sells out, pre-registration is required. Tickets for the Celebraciones de la Gente festival must be purchased to participate in ...

Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop

Decorating sugar skulls is a favorite activity for kids and families during Celebraciones de la Gente. Nuestras Raices makes the sugar skulls and provides frosting and decorations. Since this is a very popular event that always sells out, pre-registration is required. Tickets for the Celebraciones de la Gente festival must be purchased to participate in ...

Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop

Decorating sugar skulls is a favorite activity for kids and families during Celebraciones de la Gente. Nuestras Raices makes the sugar skulls and provides frosting and decorations. Since this is a very popular event that always sells out, pre-registration is required. Tickets for the Celebraciones de la Gente festival must be purchased to participate in ...

Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop

Decorating sugar skulls is a favorite activity for kids and families during Celebraciones de la Gente. Nuestras Raices makes the sugar skulls and provides frosting and decorations. Since this is a very popular event that always sells out, pre-registration is required. Tickets for the Celebraciones de la Gente festival must be purchased to participate in ...

Leave Your Legacy: Planned Giving at MNA and Beyond

October 26, 2023 5:30 - 7:00 pm Branigar-Chase Auditorium, Museum of Northern Arizona Join attorney Alexandra Shroufe and financial professional Bill Morrison for a free presentation to learn about the tools you can use to support the charities you care about both now and in your estate plans. Topics covered will include charitable bequests in ...

More Than a Meal

This panel discussion will focus on the appropriation of Indigenous crops and foods and the impacts of colonization on food sovereignty and Indigenous foodways, as well as spotlight current trends in Indigenous foodways. It will pose the questions: How does the right to access sacred and traditional foods and food sovereignty affect Indigenous communities’ abilities ...

Members’ Preview – Tony Foster: Watercolour Diaries from the Green River

Tony Foster: Watercolour Diaries from the Green River is a visual journey along the Green River, from the frozen granites of the Wind River Range to the confluence with the Colorado in the red sandstones of Canyonlands. Seen through the detailed watercolor paintings of Tony Foster, we see the river as it exists and as a ...

Indigenous Enterprise Dance Performance

Saturday, November 25  Performances are at 11:00 and 1:00  Visit the museum the Saturday after Thanksgiving for a special dance performance by Indigenous Enterprise, a Native American collective founded in 2015 and based in Phoenix, Arizona. The company was established with the goal of sharing the positive aspects of Indigenous culture through film, fashion, and ...

Winter Open House & Market

December 2nd & 3rd, 2023 – Museum of Northern Arizona Native artists from the Colorado Plateau will be selling authentic artwork at this FREE admission weekend open house and market. Everything from fine art to prints to clay ornaments, jewelry, toys, apparel, and unique items that are perfect for gift-giving will be available. Come meet ...

Winter Open House & Market

December 2nd & 3rd, 2023 – Museum of Northern Arizona Native artists from the Colorado Plateau will be selling authentic artwork at this FREE admission weekend open house and market. Everything from fine art to prints to clay ornaments, jewelry, toys, apparel, and unique items that are perfect for gift-giving will be available. Come meet ...

Art and Science Along the Green River

MNA Facebook page @musnaz, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED ONLINE BECAUSE THE MUSEUM HAS A SNOW CLOSURE. TO WATCH THE LIVESTREAM, GO TO THE MNA FACEBOOK PAGE. Join MNA Fine Arts Curator, Alan Petersen, on Sunday, January 7, 2024, at 2 pm for this exhibition talk. As a vital pathway for early Western exploration and commerce, the Green River ...

Drawing Cultural Inspiration

Please Note: This talk will be held at Sedona Arts Center, 15 Art Barn Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 This panel discussion will focus on Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists’ use of cultural symbols, the history of Indigenous representation in art, and the dynamics between the dominant culture and Indigenous artists who rely on their art for ...

Members’ Preview: Selling the Southwest

In the early 20th century, entrepreneurs employed artists to create a sense of wonder and mystery about the American Southwest that attracted tourists and established a romanticized vision that has lingered to this day.  Saturday, January 27, 2024, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm – Colton Circle Reception.  Saturday, January 27, 2024, from 12:30 pm ...

Selling the Southwest Exhibition Curator Talk

Join MNA Fine Arts Curator Alan Petersen at 2:00 in the Museum auditorium for a presentation about the art that sold the Southwest to the world. During the first decades of the twentieth century, the marketing departments of the Santa Fe Railroad and the Fred Harvey Company created a sense of wonder and  mystery about ...

Easton Collection Center Tour

Join MNA docents for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Northern Arizona’s collections inside the Platinum LEED certified, architectural masterpiece Easton Collection Center. Home to more than 800,000 objects, the ECC tour will enhance visitors’ understanding of the Native cultures of the Colorado Plateau and MNA’s role in research and conservation.  3:00 - 4:00 PM. $15 ...

Easton Collection Center Tour

Join MNA docents for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Northern Arizona’s collections inside the Platinum LEED certified, architectural masterpiece Easton Collection Center. Home to more than 800,000 objects, the ECC tour will enhance visitors’ understanding of the Native cultures of the Colorado Plateau and MNA’s role in research and conservation.  3:00 – 4:00 PM. $15 Non-members $10 ...

African Americans and the Arizona Lumber Industry

U.S. Forest Service Archaeologist Margaret Hangan will present on a fascinating aspect of Arizona history - the diaspora of skilled African American workers from the lumber towns of the South to Arizona starting in the 1920s. Creating rich diversity in Flagstaff and throughout Arizona, African Americans' contributions to the region began with the lumber boom. ...

Monday Spring Break Activity with the Arizona Science Center

1:00 - 2:30 in the Museum of Northern Arizona's Branigar Chase Discovery Center Auditorium. The Arizona Science Center will share their Science on Wheels program with Flagstaff for Monday's kickoff of the Museum's Spring Break Week. Build a tower, make a binary code bracelet, explore the planets, decorate a cactus, and more! These family STEM ...

Tuesday Spring Break Activity — Poetry Maps Zine Making

1:00 - 2:30 in the Museum of Northern Arizona's Branigar Chase Discovery Center Auditorium. Become a writer/publisher! Contribute to and take home a zine about the Colorado Plateau. Zines are non-commercial, self-published booklets typically reproduced in small batches on a copy machine. Zines provide a space to freely express and share art, words, and thoughts. ...

Wednesday Spring Break Activity — Amazing Animal Bones!

1:00 – 2:30 in the Museum of Northern Arizona’s Branigar Chase Discovery Center Auditorium. Learn all about how archaeologists identify and clean animal bones! Explore different stations to learn about animal anatomy, guess animal skeletons, clean bones, and get a better look at all different kinds of teeth, shell, and bone. End the day by ...

Thursday Spring Break Activity — Fossil Mania!

Program begins promptly at 1:00 at the Museum of Northern Arizona's Research Center Brady Building. All supplies and materials will be provided. Get a behind-the-scenes look at fossils in the Brady Building from extinct animals from the Colorado Plateau, and make your own imprint dinosaur fossil! The Brady Building houses the Museum's paleontology and geology ...

CANCELED -Friday Spring Break Activity — Incredible Arizona Insects!

This event is canceled due to heavy snow. Let’s explore the Incredible Insects of Arizona! Everything from the beautiful, shiny green, giant scarab beetle to stunning butterflies and stinky stick bugs will be on display. Learn how to sort and classify and then create your own Incredible Arizona Insect!   Admission: Museum members always have free admission. ...

Glen Canyon Rises Tour

Saturday, March 16 3:00 - 5:30 In partnership with Grand Canyon Trust Location: Museum's Branigar Chase Discovery Center Auditorium Join an artist and advocacy tour with writers, musicians, and filmmakers for an intimate, inspirational look at the remarkable ecological recovery that’s currently underway in Glen Canyon, even as climate change and drought drain Lake Powell ...

Members’ Preview: Horse and Rider – A Southwest Story

New DNA research confirms what Indigenous oral history has long told — that horses were part of life in the Southwest before Spanish colonizers reached the area. The long and strong bond between horse and rider is seen in art from MNA’s collection, including a saddle adorned in stunning silverwork. Friday, March 29, 2024, from ...

Easton Collection Center Tour

Join MNA docents for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Northern Arizona’s collections inside the Platinum LEED certified, architectural masterpiece Easton Collection Center. Home to more than 800,000 objects, the ECC tour will enhance visitors’ understanding of the Native cultures of the Colorado Plateau and MNA’s role in research and conservation.  3:00 – 4:00 PM. $15 Non-members $10 ...

Book Festival Readings

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

We're excited to host the Northern Arizona Book Festival for featured back-to-back readings. Sessions start with readings by Jodie Hollander, Erik Bitsui, and Melissa Sevigny followed by writers Natalie Diaz, Stacie Denetsosie, Deborah Jackson Taffa, and Chelsea T. Hicks. Diaz, a member of the Gila River Indian Tribe, is author of Postcolonial Love Poem, winner ...

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Slow Art Day

Slow Art Day is a global event to help people discover the joy of looking at and loving art. Slow down, sit and observe, and let your eyes and your mind connect more deeply with art. Interested in discussing what you experienced? Join MNA Fine Arts Curator Alan Petersen for a discussion about Slow Art. ...

Heritage Festival Volunteer Information Event

Join us to find out how you can be a part of the annual Heritage Festival of Arts and Culture in June. This information session will detail the various volunteer opportunities, and you will have the chance to be first to sign up for volunteer jobs, including: helping with the art competition, assisting artists, working ...

Easton Collection Center Tour

Join MNA docents for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Northern Arizona’s collections inside the Platinum LEED certified, architectural masterpiece Easton Collection Center. Home to more than 800,000 objects, the ECC tour will enhance visitors’ understanding of the Native cultures of the Colorado Plateau and MNA’s role in research and conservation.  3:00 – 4:00 PM. $15 Non-members $10 ...

Members’ Event: Namingha Institute Reception

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Please join us for a celebration honoring the 2024 Namingha Institute Master Class student artists on May 10 at 4:30 p.m. View the master class student artwork and learn about the institute from Master Artist Dan Namingha and Museum of Northern Arizona Executive Director Mary Kershaw. Enjoy light refreshments and a cash bar.

International Museum Day and ARTx – FREE Admission

MNA is celebrating International Museum Day and its reaccreditation by the American Alliance of Museums with FREE admission today. Everyone is invited to enjoy the Museum exhibits, which tell the story of MNA's work of ongoing research and efforts to illuminate the scientific, cultural, and artistic treasures of the Colorado Plateau. The day is also ...

Members’ Preview: The Grand Canyon “Dragon” Map

MNA Members & Special Guests are invited to join us for a preview of The Grand Canyon Dragon Map exhibit on Friday, May 24th from 5 - 7 pm. We will gather in the Jaime Major Golightly Courtyard for light refreshments and a cash bar. Remarks from MNA Executive Director Mary Kershaw and exhibition curator ...

Plant Sale and Garden Festival

Colton Garden Flagstaff, AZ, United States

The Coconino County Master Gardener’s Plant Sale will be held at the Colton Garden There will be plants, starts, used tools, and food to buy, as well as gardening advice and fun activities for free. Also two raffles! May 25, 2024 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm No sales before 10 am. Vendors Arboretum at ...

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Date:
August 24
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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