Events & Programs

 
 

 

Creative Visions

Create alongside traditional and contemporary artists as they lead quarterly step-by-step Native American art-making projects.

Native Conversations

Join scholars, artists, and advocates for monthly conversations about the ways they give voice to historical and contemporary Native American Culture.

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Past events

 

Bentonville Dia De Los Muertos Festival

MONAH was honored to join with the Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Garden to celebrate life and honor memories November 2 and 3!

Native Visions Now:
Contemporary Works of Indigenous Artists of Oklahoma

MONAH partnered with Downtown Bentonville, Inc., and House of Songs for an exciting night of MUSIC, ART, and CULTURE. Native Visions Now: Contemporary Works of Indigenous Artists of Oklahoma is a gallery opening and meet-and-greet in DBI’s new downtown location. House of Songs artists were also on the First Friday main stage.

The temporary exhibit will be on display at DBI’s new downtown location through the end of October.

Downtown Bentonville Inc
102 E. Central Ave.
Bentonville, AR 72712
479-268-1253 | downtownbentonville.org

Our Front Porch
October 2018

MONAH was excited to welcome everyone for an exciting day of community activities. From a special front porch story with Padre Guillermo to musical activities with Papa Rap, "Welcome to Our Front Porch" is where everyone is welcome and there is no "other!"

Front Porch is dedicated to creating a yearning for the front porch practice of yesteryear where everyone is welcome and there is no "other."

2018 Native American Cultural Symposium

In June of 2018 MONAH hosted the second annual Native American Cultural Symposium: Reunification through Reinvention: The Creative Visions of Contemporary Native America. The weekend brought together Native Elders and Youth for conversation, community and understanding.

 

ONE DISTRICT ONE BOOK

March 2018

MONAH joined other community organizations at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for the annual One District, One Book celebration. Bentonville's K-4 kids read Kenny and The Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi and gathered at Crystal Bridges for a day of fun activities connected to Kenny's adventure. MONAH put on a puppet show of a Native American folktale and invited families to create their own puppet creatures!

 

NATIVE CONVERSATIONS: January 2018
Water is Where We All Begin

MONAH was honored to begin its 2018 Native Conversations series in partnership with the House of Songs Ozarks as we welcomed Gerald Torres to both the stage and the podium. Torres is an established leader and professor in the fields of race theory, federal Indian law, and environmental law.

A dynamic and multi-talented speaker and blues harmonica player, Torres punctuated his talk on the significance of water and Native resource management with performance, backed by local band Lost John and joined by Egyptian musician Ramy Essam.