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The mission of the Museum of the American Indian is to provide the people of Northern California with programs and exhibits that deepen understanding and appreciation of Native American cultures. The Museum promotes accuracy, sensitivity and respect for the heritage and history of our continent's earliest inhabitants.
The Museum engages diverse audiences in the exploration and preservation of the history, languages, art and traditions of Native Americans through the growth of its permanent collections, its exhibitions and the vitality and diversity of its educational programs.
The Museum involves the entire community by providing programs that are responsive to the interests of children and adults, including educators, collectors and schools.
The Museum of the American Indian operates as:
The Museum creates dialogue within the community about Native American cultures by:
The Museum’s goals are to:
Precious Cargo California Indian Cradle Baskets and Childbirth Traditions
2012 Marin Show: Art of the Americas
Marin Center & Embassy Suites, San Rafael, CA
Art of the Americas celebrates its 27th year as the most substantive and extensive ongoing showcase focused on antique American Indian, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial and contemporary American Indian art.
We are grateful for the earth-
We are grateful for the sun-
We are grateful for the water-
We are grateful for the food.
Native American blessing