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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Santa Fe

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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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  • The museum is very small. There is an excellent pottery exhibit (one room) with many examples of various types of pottery and a wonderful film about potter Maria Martinez. I didn't find the rest of th...  more »
  • A wonderful museum showcasing Indian art with an emphasis on south west first nations art. Each stage of growth and change is thoughtfully documented and the art and culture is depicted spanning ancie...  more »
  • There is a lot of content in this museum and you must savor it slowly. The museum is one of four in the complex and you can easily mesh some of the exhibits. This one has an incredible exhibit entitle...  more »
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  • Incredible New Mexican experience! The museum presents a fantastic blend of culture, art, and history in a respectful way. I enjoyed the various video interviews and testimonies exhibited throughout the museum. Definitely worth the visit.
  • Clean, lots of aerobic machines, great price. Only con is that is crowded before and after work.
  • 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.
  • loved the artifacts in this museum. would go again
  • My Grams is the director of the museum's an get too view all art