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2014 Press Releases from MNA

MNA Receives Grants Totaling $622,524 From Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, National Endowment for the Humanities To Renovate Ethnology Gallery

(Flagstaff, Ariz.) Dec. 12, 2014 – The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) have awarded the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) significant grants to renovate and upgrade the Ethnology Gallery as part of a long-term strategy to enhance the significance and intellectual quality of anthropology exhibits. The grant […]

Museum of Northern Arizona, Japan’s National Museum of Ethnology Lead Global Initiative

(Flagstaff, Ariz.) December 4, 2014 – The Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) is partnering with the National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) in Osaka, Japan to help lead a global initiative to improve the depth, quality, and authenticity of museums’ information about their ethnographic collections and the communities from which they come. “Museums must deepen and […]

Artist Scotty Mitchell brings the landscapes of southern Utah to Flagstaff in Dialogue with Beauty

(Flagstaff, Ariz.) November 15, 2014 – More than 30 works by pastel artist Scotty Mitchell, who has spent nearly 20 years painting the vibrant hues and ever-changing light of southern Utah and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, are on view now through February 15, 2015 in the Museum of Northern Arizona’s latest exhibition, Dialogue with Beauty–Scotty Mitchell […]

MNA Names New Director & CEO, Carrie M. Heinonen to Succeed Retiring President Dr. Robert Breunig

(Flagstaff, Ariz.) October 30, 2014 – The Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) has named Carrie M. Heinonen as Director and Chief Executive Officer to succeed Dr. Robert Breunig. Heinonen has more than 20 years of experience with both non-profit and Fortune 100 organizations including brand-management roles at Wm. Wrigley Jr. and Quaker Oats/Pepsico. Most recently, […]

Museum of Northern Arizona President & CEO Dr. Robert Breunig Announces Retirement

(Flagstaff, Ariz.) August 26, 2014 – Dr. Robert Breunig has announced his retirement as president and chief executive officer of the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA), effective June 30, 2015. Breunig, who has been MNA Director since December 2003, said his decision to announce his retirement this summer was to ensure the Museum had sufficient […]

Future of the Colorado Plateau Forum examines drought, management of the Colorado River

Join the Museum of Northern Arizona for the Future of the Colorado Plateau Forum: Drought and the Colorado River Tuesday, September 2, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the museum’s Branigar/Chase auditorium. The event is free and the public is invited to participate. Seating is limited and participants are asked to RSVP by calling the museum at (928) 774-5213. […]

Fine and functional art of the American cowboy featured at Trappings of the American West Exhibition & Sale Sept. 28-Dec. 7

Celebrate the time-honored tradition of Western craftsmanship at the 23rd Annual Trappings of the American West Exhibition & Sale, September 28-December 7, 2014 at the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA), 3101 N. Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Dry Creek Arts Fellowship (DCAF). The exhibition and sale features […]