Programs & Services

Maria Samora: Master of Elegance

2018’s Living Treasure

On display through Mar 03, 2019 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

MIAC is happy to announce Maria Samora: Master of Elegance, an exhibition that showcases this year’s Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Living Treasure and Native Treasurers Featured Artist.

Samora (Taos Pueblo) is known for her minimalist lines, interdisciplinary approach, and modern designs.

She began apprenticing with goldsmith and master gem cutter Phil Poirer in 1998 and went on to work with him for 15 years. Since striking out on her own in 2005, her jewelry has become known for the simplicity of its design, textured metals, and combinations of both gold and silver. Stones include traditional turquoise and unexpected choices such as diamonds, guava moonstone, and African opal.

The metalwork Samora has learned to incorporate are rooted in Etruscan, Greek, Egyptian, Syrian, and even Korean designs.

Samora’s work will remain on display in MIAC’s Diker Gallery through February of 2019.

 

You may view a short documentary about Maria Samora by copying and pasting the following link. https://tinyurl.com/yd6ef9yy


 

Also on exhibit at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture


New Mexico CulturePass

Your ticket to New Mexico's exceptional Museums and Historic Sites.
From Indian treasures to space exploration, world-class folk art to awesome dinosaurs—our museums and monuments celebrate the essence of New Mexico every day.
More Info »

Cultural Atlas of New Mexico Mobile App

Where do you belong?
The Cultural Atlas of New Mexico leads you to historic and cultural places throughout the Land of Enchantment. Organized by region, proximity and interest, the Cultural Atlas will help you find where you belong.

Get it on Google Play

Featured DCA Exhibitions

Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now

Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now, the main exhibition of the New Mexico History Museum, sweeps across more
more »

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond has been the destination for well over a million first-time and repeat visitors to the
more »

Bringing Together: Recent Acquisitions

Bringing together some of the significant works of art that were acquired by the museum within the last five
more »

Alcoves 2020 #1

Six rotations of five artists at various career stages living and working in New Mexico
more »