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Indian Arts Research Center

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Address: School for Advanced Research, 660 Garcia St., Off Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Research center that houses one of the world's most comprehensive...

Research center that houses one of the world's most comprehensive collections of traditional Southwest Indian arts and artifacts, spanning the 450-year period from Spanish contact to present day.

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Best Collection of Native American Pottery, Weaving, Basketry and other Artifacts!

The docent guided tour (reservations a must, reasonable fee charged) of the Indian Arts Research Center exhibits is not to be missed! This is one of the best kept secrets in Santa... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Essex, Massachusetts

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Essex, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The docent guided tour (reservations a must, reasonable fee charged) of the Indian Arts Research Center exhibits is not to be missed! This is one of the best kept secrets in Santa Fe. The collection of Native American pottery, weaving, basketry, and other artifacts is extensive. With membership in this organization, the door opens to many other activities, such as... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Everyone must have been shopping the afternoon I signed on for the 2pm Friday tour. I had the knowledgable docent and vaults of southwestern art to myself. It is staggering the art work amassed under one roof. Pottery, baskets, blankets, jewelry, sculpture, etc. it was a privilege to see this.

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Cortez, Colorado
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

This was my 3rd time visiting the IARC in Santa Fe. They give tours every Friday at 2:00 pm by reservation only at a cost of $15/person. Our docent lead us through the very impressive collection of ceramics and pottery, spanning a time frame of about 650 A.D. up to the present. The vessels are grouped according to Pueblo, so... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

The IARC collection is considered by many to be one of the most remarkable assemblages of Southwestern Native art in the world. Representing a broad range of works, this valuable collection’s foundation initially was formed in 1922 and has since grown to over 12,000 items, which are housed in two vaults in the IARC building. Tours give visitors an up-close... More 

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New York, NY
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Reviewed 23 September 2004

Wow! This was a great place to learn the rich history of the Indian people in New Mexico and the Southwest. I was inspired and overwhelmed. This should be a must for Southwest enthusiasts.

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