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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, September 30, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, September 30, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. All together, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 3, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, October 3, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, October 3, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement, and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ 3:30pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 3:30pm*, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en la ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acerca de la cultura Taíno a través… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2* pm, Spanish only 2pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos,… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY *3:30pm is now accepting groups! (Ages 2-5)* Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 - 5) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement, and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 3:30pm*, Spanish only *Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu or call 212.514.3710 to reserve your spot now! This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en la ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acerca de la… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom! Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, October 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, October 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, October 7, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. All together, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. All together, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 10, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, October 10, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, October 10, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement, and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ 3:30pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 3:30pm*, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en la ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acerca de la cultura Taíno a través… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2* pm, Spanish only 2pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos,… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY *3:30pm is now accepting groups! (Ages 2-5)* Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 - 5) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement, and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 3:30pm*, Spanish only *Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu or call 212.514.3710 to reserve your spot now! This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en la ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acerca de la… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom! Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, October 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, October 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, October 14, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. All together, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. All together, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 17, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, October 17, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, October 17, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement, and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ 3:30pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 3:30pm*, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en la ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acerca de la cultura Taíno a través… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2* pm, Spanish only 2pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos,… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY *3:30pm is now accepting groups! (Ages 2-5)* Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 - 5) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement, and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 3:30pm*, Spanish only *Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu or call 212.514.3710 to reserve your spot now! This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en la ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acerca de la… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom! Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Dabble in Drawing!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for an evening of drawing in the galleries! Led by teaching artist Donna Charging (Three Affiliated Tribes - Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara and Eastern Shoshone) discover new ways of seeing through art as we explore our current exhibition, Unbound: Narrative Art of the Plains! Free! Drop-in, registration required; Ages 9 and up.  For groups larger than 4, such as OST + Afterschool Programs, please contact Joy Liu // liuj@si.edu   Generous support for this workshop is provided by Ameriprise Financial. Image: Bear's Heart (Nock-ko-ist/James Bear's Heart/Nah-koh-hist), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), 1851–1882), Cheyennes Among the Buffalo, ca. 1875. Paper, graphite, crayon. Drawing titled in pencil by Lt. Richard Henry Pratt, later the founder of the Carlisle Indian School. Photo by Carmelo Guadagno, NMAI. (20/6231). Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Unbound Exhibition Galleries + Education Classroom (Rm 231). Cost: Free. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Amending America: Women's Rights and Gender Equality

American Indian Museum NY The National Archives and Records Administration presents a National Conversation on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality at the National Archives at New York in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. All programs will be livestreamed. At 9:30 a.m. Dorothy Dougherty, Programs Director, National Archives at New York; Machel Monenerkit, Deputy Director, National Museum of the American Indian; Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10); Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of the New York City Council; and David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States will open the National Conversation. At 10:00 a.m. Soledad O’Brien and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt will discuss the current state of women’s rights and gender equality in the United States. Andrea Flynn of the Roosevelt Institute will moderate a discussion on gender equality and human rights at 11:15 a.m. including Arlinda Locklear, attorney; Alondra… Co-sponsor: National Archives and Record Administration. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion for Native Arts and Culture. Cost: Free; Multiple Sessions with Individual Registration for Each; Register at http://bit.ly/2bpKMCS. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, October 21, 2016, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, October 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, October 21, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, October 21, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

NATIVE NEW YORK: AMERICAN INDIANS & EARLY NEW AMSTERDAM

American Indian Museum NY This is a Two Day Course: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm @Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY Sunday, October 23, 2016, 10:00am - 5:00pm @National Museum of the American Indian - NYC, 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY Co-led by the Museum of the City of New York and the National Museum of the American Indian, this popular course examines trade and relations between the Lenape and the Dutch. Through guided workshops, lectures, and walking tours, teachers will become familiar with source material in the two cultural institutions, discover how the geography and natural environs of Mannahatta in the 1600s impacted the city's growth and population, and compare and contrast the natural landscape and ecology of Mannahatta in 1609 to the island of Manhattan today. This two-day course meets on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Museum of the City of New York and Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the National Museum of the American Indian - New York City. This course may be t… Event Location: MCNY + NMAI. Cost: MCNY Museum Fee: $80 per participant; ASPDP Fee: $45 per participant. Saturday, October 22, 2016 – Sunday, October 23, 2016.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, October 22, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. All together, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, October 23, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Sunday, October 23, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, October 23, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. All together, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, October 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, October 23, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 24, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, October 24, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, October 24, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement, and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ 3:30pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 3:30pm*, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en la ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acerca de la cultura Taíno a través… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2* pm, Spanish only 2pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos,… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY *3:30pm is now accepting groups! (Ages 2-5)* Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 - 5) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement, and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 3:30pm*, Spanish only *Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu or call 212.514.3710 to reserve your spot now! This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en la ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acerca de la… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom! Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Migration of the Monarchs!

American Indian Museum NY Learn all about the annual migration of monarch butterflies to Mexico and their cultural significance during Día de los muertos, as well as their role during the corn harvest in P’urhépecha communities. Students will use lighting and circuitry to make their butterflies come to life! Free! Drop-in, registration required; Ages 7 and up.  Also offered Oct 29, 10am – 12pm - Check the Calendar! For groups larger than 4, such as OST + Afterschool Programs, please contact Joy Liu // liuj@si.edu. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom (Rm 231). Cost: Free. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, October 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, October 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, October 28, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Migration of the Monarchs!

American Indian Museum NY Learn all about the annual migration of monarch butterflies to Mexico and their cultural significance during Día de los muertos, as well as their role during the corn harvest in P’urhépecha communities. Students will use lighting and circuitry to make their butterflies come to life! Free! Drop-in, registration required; Ages 7 and up.  Also offered Oct 27, 4-7pm - Check the Calendar! For groups larger than 4, such as OST + Afterschool Programs, please contact Joy Liu // liuj@si.edu. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom (Rm 231). Cost: Free. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

One-Time Events This year’s program includes hands-on activities, workshops and demonstrations with traditional artists, featuring the symbol of the migrating Monarch butterfly. Grupo Los Tecuanes will perform Dance of the Jaguars and Dance of the Old Men. National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow Verónica Castillo (Mixtec), celebrated for her ceramic árboles de la vida (trees of life), will create a special altar installation that demonstrates the range of styles and traditions associated with Day of the Dead. Also featured is Zapotec paper mache artist, Ruben Guzman Campos. Award-winning Mexican-American author Carmen Lomas Garza will demonstrate papel picado (traditional paper banners) techniques and give artist talks to contextualize Day of the Dead, ranging from its indigenous roots to contemporary, cross-cultural celebrations. Acclaimed alternative Mexican folk band Las Cafeteras will bring the funky sounds of son jarocho and cumbia for a special Sunday concert. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Latino Center. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium and Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Our Universes. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Dia de los Muertos: Grupo Los Tecuanes

One-Time Events Grupo Los Tecuanes will be performing Dance of the Jaguars (noon and 3:00 p.m.) and Dance of the Old Men (1:00 p.m.). Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Latino Center. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Webcast: http://nmai.si.edu/explore/multimedia/webcasts/. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Our Universes. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

American Indian Museum NY Enjoy a fun-filled day for the entire family in this annual celebration of Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead. Traditional dances honoring the ancestors will be performed by Cetiliztli Nauhcampa and visitors may view a community ofrenda, or altar. Hands-on activities include embellishing paper skull masks, decorating skeleton puppets, creating paper flowers, and painting plaster skulls. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Museum wide. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Dia de los Muertos: Artist Talk with Carmen Lomas Garza

One-Time Events Award-winning Mexican-American author Carmen Lomas Garza will give artist talks to contextualize Day of the Dead, ranging from its indigenous roots to contemporary, cross-cultural celebrations. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Latino Center. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Our Universes. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

One-Time Events This year’s program includes hands-on activities, workshops and demonstrations with traditional artists, featuring the symbol of the migrating Monarch butterfly. Grupo Los Tecuanes will perform Dance of the Jaguars and Dance of the Old Men. National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow Verónica Castillo (Mixtec), celebrated for her ceramic árboles de la vida (trees of life), will create a special altar installation that demonstrates the range of styles and traditions associated with Day of the Dead. Also featured is Zapotec paper mache artist, Ruben Guzman Campos. Award-winning Mexican-American author Carmen Lomas Garza will demonstrate papel picado (traditional paper banners) techniques and give artist talks to contextualize Day of the Dead, ranging from its indigenous roots to contemporary, cross-cultural celebrations. Acclaimed alternative Mexican folk band Las Cafeteras will bring the funky sounds of son jarocho and cumbia for a special Sunday concert. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Latino Center. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium and Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Our Universes. Sunday, October 30, 2016, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Dia de los Muertos: Grupo Los Tecuanes

One-Time Events Grupo Los Tecuanes will be performing Dance of the Jaguars (noon and 3:00 p.m.) and Dance of the Old Men (1:00 p.m.). Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Latino Center. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Webcast: http://nmai.si.edu/explore/multimedia/webcasts/. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Our Universes. Sunday, October 30, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. All together, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, October 30, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Sunday, October 30, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, October 30, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. All together, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, October 30, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Dia de los Muertos concert with Las Cafeteras

One-Time Events Acclaimed alternative Mexican folk band Las Cafeteras will bring the funky sounds of son jarocho and cumbia for a special Sunday concert. Las Cafeteras seamlessly fuse traditional Afro-Mexican music from Veracruz, Mexico with modern rhythms and lyrically rich storytelling to create a fresh Urban Folk sound from the streets of East Los Angeles. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Latino Center. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Our Universes. Sunday, October 30, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 31, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, October 31, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, October 31, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement, and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ 3:30pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 3:30pm*, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en la ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acerca de la cultura Taíno a través… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2* pm, Spanish only 2pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos,… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY *3:30pm is now accepting groups! (Ages 2-5)* Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 - 5) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement, and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 3:30pm*, Spanish only *Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu or call 212.514.3710 to reserve your spot now! This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en la ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acerca de la… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom! Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, November 3, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, November 3, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

At the Movies | MEKKO

American Indian Museum NY MEKKO 2015, 87 min. USA. Director: Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/Creek) In English and Mvskoke with English subtitles. For Mature Audiences. New York City premiere Recently released after nineteen years in prison, an aging Creek man Mekko (Rod Rondeaux) finds himself on the streets of Tulsa. As he struggles to find his way in the outside world after two decades behind bars, he discovers a chaotic yet profound and beautiful community of impoverished natives. Though Mekko finds some peace in this society that exists on the fringes of our modern world, he also uncovers a darkness that threatens to destroy it from within.Wanting to clear his future by rectifying his past, he decides to take on the estekini (evil witch or shape-shifter) to cleanse the sickness from this collective of marginalized individuals and perhaps atone for the sins that landed him in jail so many years ago. Discussion follows with film maker Sterlin Harjo (Seminole) and actor Rod Rondeaux (Crow/Cheyenne). At the Movies is made… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion 1st floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, November 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, November 4, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, November 4, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, November 5, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. All together, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, November 6, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Sunday, November 6, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, November 6, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. All together, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, November 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, November 6, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, November 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, November 7, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, November 7, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement, and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ 3:30pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 3:30pm*, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en la ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acerca de la cultura Taíno a través… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2* pm, Spanish only 2pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos,… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY *3:30pm is now accepting groups! (Ages 2-5)* Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 - 5) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement, and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 3:30pm*, Spanish only *Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu or call 212.514.3710 to reserve your spot now! This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en la ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acerca de la… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom! Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, November 10, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, November 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Why Do Relationships Matter? An Inquiry-based Approach to the Northeastern Atlantic Fur Trade

American Indian Museum NY Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom (Rm 231). Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: This Teacher Workshop is for NYC DOE Title 1 School Teachers Only! Join the National Museum of the American Indian for a professional development workshop about the 17th century fur trade of the Hudson River Valleys and its impact on the Lenape, Mahican and Mohawk Nations. Through a gallery tour, source-based teaching activities, and guided discussions, unpack the compelling question, “Why do relationships matter?” and examine how Native people and the Dutch adapted to the challenges brought on by the… Thursday, November 10, 2016, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, November 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, November 11, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, November 11, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Valor in Black and White: War Stories of Horace Poolaw

One-Time Events Join us for a special Veterans Day program, held in conjunction with the exhibition, For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, on view at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, from November 2016 through June 2017. Decorated U.S. Marine Corps veteran Robert “Corky” Poolaw and Linda Poolaw (two of Horace’s four children, both Kiowa/Delaware), will discuss Horace Poolaw’s photography, with particular attention to the photographer’s pictures on the subject of American Indians and the military, demonstrated in his compelling and insightful images of generations of Native servicemen during the wars in Europe, Korea and Vietnam. Horace Poolaw’s grandson, multimedia artist Thomas Poolaw, will join the conversation with an exploration of his grandfather’s work and reflection on Horace Poolaw’s artistic and cultural legacy. The museum’s Alexandra Harris will moderate. Book signing for the exhibition catalogue, For a Love of His People, to follow. To learn more about the… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/explore/multimedia/webcasts/. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: For a Love of His People: the Photography of Horace Poolaw. Friday, November 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, November 12, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. All together, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, November 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Sunday, November 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, November 13, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. All together, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, November 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, November 13, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Native Fine Art in Motion: Process and Production

One-Time Events NMAI’s Native Fine Art in Motion pop-up gallery will showcase the process and production of three master artists of the Native arts of the Northwest Coast. Mike Dangeli (Tsimshian), Delores Churchhill (Haida), and Tommy Joseph (Tlingit) will each produce an item of dance regalia, showcasing the intricacies and complexities of creating fine art rooted in deep tradition that incorporates new design and form. These artists have taken great care to maintain tradition while they also innovate their product. Come visit the “open studios” of this pop-up gallery, for a limited time during Native American Heritage Month, and experience the making of tradition-inspired contemporary arts by Native artists from the Northwest Coast. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: free. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, November 14, 2016.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, November 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, November 14, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, November 14, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Native Fine Art in Motion: Process and Production

One-Time Events NMAI’s Native Fine Art in Motion pop-up gallery will showcase the process and production of three master artists of the Native arts of the Northwest Coast. Mike Dangeli (Tsimshian), Delores Churchhill (Haida), and Tommy Joseph (Tlingit) will each produce an item of dance regalia, showcasing the intricacies and complexities of creating fine art rooted in deep tradition that incorporates new design and form. These artists have taken great care to maintain tradition while they also innovate their product. Come visit the “open studios” of this pop-up gallery, for a limited time during Native American Heritage Month, and experience the making of tradition-inspired contemporary arts by Native artists from the Northwest Coast. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: free. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Native Fine Art in Motion: Process and Production

One-Time Events NMAI’s Native Fine Art in Motion pop-up gallery will showcase the process and production of three master artists of the Native arts of the Northwest Coast. Mike Dangeli (Tsimshian), Delores Churchhill (Haida), and Tommy Joseph (Tlingit) will each produce an item of dance regalia, showcasing the intricacies and complexities of creating fine art rooted in deep tradition that incorporates new design and form. These artists have taken great care to maintain tradition while they also innovate their product. Come visit the “open studios” of this pop-up gallery, for a limited time during Native American Heritage Month, and experience the making of tradition-inspired contemporary arts by Native artists from the Northwest Coast. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: free. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement, and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ 3:30pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 3:30pm*, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en la ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acerca de la cultura Taíno a través… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2* pm, Spanish only 2pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos,… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY *3:30pm is now accepting groups! (Ages 2-5)* Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 - 5) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement, and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 3:30pm*, Spanish only *Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu or call 212.514.3710 to reserve your spot now! This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en la ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acerca de la… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom! Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.