​​​​​​​​Changing Exhibits

Picture1.jpgA:shiwi A:wan Ulohnanne: The Zuni World 

Open February 9, 2023 to September 17, 2023​​

Maps act as a physical expression of one's place in the world and the universe. Over time, the Zuni world has been remapped, with names changed, boundaries drawn, and cultural presence erased. The Zuni World exhibit ch​allenges these assumptions through 31 artistic representations of Zuni maps and places in the Southwest.

This exhibit, on loan from the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, is a Pueblo of Zuni Tribal museum dedicated to serving the Zuni community with programs and exhibitions to provide learning experiences emphasizing A:shiwi ways of knowing, as well as exploring modern concepts of knowledge. 

A:shiwi A:wan Ulohnanne: The Zuni World will be on display at S'edav Va'aki Museum from February 9, 2023 to September 17, 2023.​


Sending Their Ancestors Home

Open June 22, 2022 to May 2023

Sending Their Ancestors Home explores the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), a federal legislation passed in 1990, and its effects on both Native American culture and museum ethics. Learn more about the history of this law as well as how museums have taken strides to comply, or dodge, the ramifications of legislation.

Where do museums and cultural institution stand 30 years later? What work is there still left to do? How has this Museum grown and taken accountability for past acts of injustice? Sending Their Ancestors Home, created in close consultation with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the Gila River Indian Community, attempts to answer these questions. This exhibit was generously funded by the S'eḏav Va'aki Museum Foundation.

Sending Their Ancestors Home will be on display at S'eḏav Va'aki Museum from June 22, 2023 through May 2023.