A visit to the Institute of American Indian Art

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherThe College of Arts & Media is proud to have visited and experienced The Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA) in Santa Fe, new Mexico. IAIA is Unique in All the World—There is no other college like it. Here are some of the key facts about this special place. •IAIA is the only institution of higher learning in the world dedicated to contemporary Native American art. Read the Enabling Legislation Public Law 99-498 Title XV •IAIA is the only national center of research, training, and scholarship for Native Americans devoted solely to American Indian and Alaska Native arts and culture, recognized by Congress as “our only Native art form and cultural heritage.” Read the Enabling Legislation Public Law 99-498 Title XV •IAIA is one of only three Congressionally-chartered schools in the country. Read the Enabling Legislation Public Law 99-498 Title XV •IAIA is the only school in New Mexico that is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) to offer Certificates, Associate and Bachelor degrees. IAIA is also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC). Although the great majority of the students, faculty, and staff are Native American, one does not have to be Native American to attend IAIA or events at IAIA. The College of Arts & Media is exploring the possibililites of creative, academic, and cultural interactions and exchanges with this notable institution.
Curator of Collections Tatiana Lomahaftewa-Singer, IAIA student Michelle Toledo, CAM Development Officer Marianna DIVietro and Board Member Bob Davis-Mayo
Curator of Collections Tatiana Lomahaftewa-Singer, IAIA student Michelle Toledo, CAM Development Officer Marianna DIVietro and Board Member Bob Davis-Mayo
President Robert Martin, Board Member Robert Davis-Mayo, Dean Charlene Teters, LK
President Robert Martin, Board Member Robert Davis-Mayo, Dean Charlene Teters, LK
CAM Development Officer Marianna DiVietro and IAIA Dean Dr. Charlene Teters
CAM Development Officer Marianna DiVietro and IAIA Dean Dr. Charlene Teters
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Laurence Kaptain

About Laurence Kaptain

The College of Arts & Media at CU Denver We envision a world made smaller, and more fully human, by the artist’s interpretation of the human experience. Our students come to us with passion for artistic expression. Our goal is to send them out into the world confident of purpose, ready to succeed. Mission Our mission is to effect change by preparing students to successfully pursue their passions. Our students acquire the skills they need to excel in an academically rigorous, experiential learning environment energized by creative exchange, real-world experience and diversity of voice. Laurence Kaptain, Dean of the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado Denver, brings 16 years of higher education leadership experience at leading public and private universities to his new assignment. As a recording artist he can be heard on a Grammy-winning recording (2001) with New York's Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, as well as numerous recordings with the Chicago Symphony (Solti, Boulez, Jarvi), St. Louis Symphony (Slatkin), St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (Wolf) and LaScala Opera (Reynolds). He is currently a Fellow in the Royal Society of the Arts, a member of the National Advisory Board of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), a member of the Board of Directors of the Denver School for the Arts Foundation, Dr. Kaptain served as the Director of Creative Initiatives in the Department of Research and Economic Development and Paula Manship Professor of Music, and prior to that, Dean of the College of Music and Dramatic Arts and Penniman Family Professor of Music at Louisiana State University from 2009-14. Prior to assuming this post at LSU, he was Dean of Shenandoah Conservatory near Washington, DC, Director of the heralded Schwob School of Music in Georgia, and Vice-Provost for Faculty Programs and Academic Quality at UMKC. He received the first doctorate in percussion instruments at the University of Michigan, where he was a Fulbright Scholar to Mexico and received the prestigious Rackham Graduate School Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.