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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Santa Fe

(4.4/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Discover the culture of Native American tribes in the American Southwest at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. The site serves as a working laboratory where anthropologists continue to study the lives of the land's past residents, thanks to an extensive collection of artifacts. Textiles, clothing, and tools in the exhibits lend insight into cultures that blossomed in the desert's heat. Stroll the sculpture garden, where modern works by Native American artists share space with adobe structures. Visiting and temporary exhibits pass through the museum's halls throughout the year. To visit Museum of Indian Arts & Culture on your trip to Santa Fe, use our Santa Fe holiday planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • There was very little by way way of indian arts (like weaving, bead, metal jewellery, dolls, weaponry etc). The historical aspects were also not highlighted. The museum is organized more like a commen...  more »
  • October 23, 2016 - We visited Museum Hill in Santa Fe and decided to go into the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Earlier, we had visited the International Folk Art Museum and had discovered a uniqu...  more »
  • The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture was my favorite on "Museum Hill, " but we enjoyed others too. The outdoor bronze sculptures were amazing and the videos of pottery making were fascinating.  more »
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  • Museums are always interesting to stroll through, and I try to make it a point to check them out when I visit a new place. Every take is different. This one stood apart from many others I've been to. Not only were the exhibits tasteful and creative, they did an amazing job communicating their story and the emotion behind it. Joy in community, the struggles of surviving, and the immense sadness permeating where many stand today. I left feeling privileged to have seen a glimpse of the past, and humbled by the new tint to the colors of the world.
  • This museum is a very nice very well put together museum
  • It was great to learn more about native american cultures. I particularly liked the old pictures.
  • When ever we are in Santa Fe, I try to stop by Museum Hill, with the four museums and the Cafe. They also have an incredible labyrinth. There is rich history on the hill, and the curators of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture do well in the exhibits they choose. Also, the mountain views are stunning!
  • Interesting.