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Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe
(3.7/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Museum of Contemporary Native Arts - MoCNA (formerly known as the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum) is the country’s leading museum for exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the most progressive work of contemporary Native artists. MoCNA is the only museum in the world dedicated solely to advancing the scholarship, discourse and understanding of contemporary Native art for regional, national and international audiences.

About the Museum

A center of the Institute of American Indian Arts, MoCNA stewards the National Collection of Contemporary Native Art, over 7,500 pieces of Native art in all mediums created in 1962 or later by Native American artists. The Museum is at the forefront of contemporary Native art presentation and strives to be flexible, foresighted and risk-taking in its exhibitions and programs. The Museum is located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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  • Santa Fe has many famous and outstanding museums, but this is my favorite. It's in a beautiful, traditional building, and has challenging, engaging exhibits of contemporary native arts. It is also a s...  more »
  • THE place to see what many Native American artists are producing right now. Shows are not restricted to SW artists nor to pottery, though they have both (but the museums on Museum Hill are better for ...  more »
  • This museum is on the smallish side. When we were there the main exhibit was by a man who expressed his demons through his art, so it was very dark and depressing. Some of the smaller exhibits were ve...  more »