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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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Address: 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
Phone Number: +1 505-476-1250
10:00 - 17:00
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This museum, which has a 42,000 piece collection, is a must for those...

This museum, which has a 42,000 piece collection, is a must for those interested in Indian culture.

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Outstanding exhibits! Fantastic museum gift shop!

I really enjoyed my visit to the museum. The exhibits were very well organized, quiet and respectfully displayed. there is a current who on pop native art - loved it!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my visit to the museum. The exhibits were very well organized, quiet and respectfully displayed. there is a current who on pop native art - loved it!

Thank PSlive2travel
Kalispell, Montana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We were not in love with the new exhibit called Here, Now and Always. It was depressing and very antagonistic with hatred radiating from most of the artwork. We know that art is about expressing emotions...and the hatred was front and center, in your face. The staff at the gift shop, normally so cheerful and helpful, were just as sullen... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We enjoyed seeing the Native American artifacts, jewelry, etc. but some of the exhibits were somewhat depressing. Even though my ancestors weren't involved in the "resettling" of the Native Americans, I have guilt about how our country treated them. But they have some videos of people, I'm sure who are gone now, who talked about their way of life on... More 

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1 Thank Bonnie M
Plattsburgh, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is an interesting museum focusing on various tribes and clans. For me, some of the best features were the interviews you could watch describing tribal life in various situations such as school.

Thank LavenderPurple
Princess Anne, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A decent art museum of local culture, half was under construction, but the price was a right. A good overview of new Mexican art.

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We were particularly surprised here. First the paleo-region history was well presented. Many representations of modern reservation life and education. Two things stood out to me. First, low for the "Rezgirlz" shoes. Second, check out the gallery features the parents so to speak of the modern interpretation of traditional works. It was an eye opener to this old teacher. A... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Located on museum hill. Easy to get to by the free shuttle. There are many museums to visit in the same place. Choose this one first and was not disappointed shows the then and now of the local Indians excellent gift shop as well

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Kerrville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is an interesting museum, presenting, primarily, the works of contemporary, Native American Artist. The galleries are well lighted and the shows, hung well. Even if you do not have time or if the current show is not of interest, be sure to stop in at the very nice gift shop.

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Sweetie, who is Native American, and I toured this museum one afternoon. Outstanding exhibits! We planned to hit a couple or 3 museums and I was prepared to be impressed but this place absolutely blew me away! Awesome exhibits, well laid out, self-paced tour and reasonable admission. Go to this museum if you don't see any other in Santa Fe!

Thank B.j. V
Monroe, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Start your Santa Fe visit here. Gives context and framework for the pottery, jewelry, rugs and art you will be seeing around you throughout your visit. Adequate coverage without being overwhelming. Outdoor sculpture is outstanding.

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