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Lloyd Kiva New: A New Century

Tony R. Chavarria
Ryan S. Flahive
Tatiana Lomahaftewa-Singer

This catalogue commemorates the life of Lloyd Kiva New, artist, fashion designer, and renowned arts educator. Always a trailblazer, from his early years as a student at the Art Institute of Chicago, Lloyd New held a deep and abiding appreciation for both his Cherokee and Scots-Irish cultural heritage. This book considers his legacy and influence—as a Native pioneer in fashion design, entrepreneurship, and cultural art education—at the Santa Fe Indian School and as co-founder of the Institute of American Indian Arts. Essays provide biographical information, tracing New’s roots in Oklahoma, his time as a student at the Art Institute of Chicago, as a young art teacher in the Southwest, his service in the US Navy during World War II, and New’s remarkable breakout as a handbag and clothing designer.


Tony R. Chavarria (Santa Clara) is curator of ethnology at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (MIAC/LAB) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has served as a cultural/exhibit consultant for Miami University of Ohio, Poeh Cultural Center at the Pueblo of Pojoaque, National Park Service, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Haak’u Museum at the Sky City Cultural Center, and the Southwest Association for Indian Arts. He also served as a community liaison and curator for the inaugural Pueblo exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.

Ryan S. Flahive is archivist at the Institute of American Arts (IAIA).

Tatiana Lomahaftewa-Singer is curator of collections at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.

Published By Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

8.5 x 10.5 in. 96 pages 68 color plates, 24 color photos