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Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

108 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2027
+1 505-988-6211
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A good way to spend an hour

I had a quick hour to visit the museum, and it was a lovely way to spend it. I enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
This Is Art?

To be fair, the Museum Shop and free art display in front of the actual museum was nice. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kalispell, Montana
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Unique Native American art museum.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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108 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2027
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a quick hour to visit the museum, and it was a lovely way to spend it. I enjoyed the interactive movie, and some of the art installments. The gift shop had an incredible array of good books - I could easily have spent...More

Thank trinybop
Reviewed 1 week ago

To be fair, the Museum Shop and free art display in front of the actual museum was nice. The jewelry, books and other goods offered and on display out there were fine and actually quite nice. Luckily we had a Culture Pass so we did...More

Thank MaryEllenM27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visitors to Santa Fe are accustomed to the array of traditional Native American pottery, baskets, carvings, and jewelry. This museum showcases contemporary works of art that totally captivated us. Tradition and history are woven into very modern interpretations, and we were brought to smiles, deep...More

Thank 995varinaw
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We were fortunate to have a short introduction to Alexander Girard's collection before actually viewing the museum offerings. Although the museum is not solely his items, the largest gallery is undoubtedly from his contributions. As we learned, he had collected 106,000 items over his years...More

Thank AHW676
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We came across this on a recent visit and was most impressed by the exhibition. It was an interesting session. Not was it one of the most suitably accessible location. It was in my case one of the best 10 disabled washrooms found on this...More

Thank gneukian
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our visit. It is a smaller museum but has some very interesting and thought provoking displays. Well worth the fee.

Thank Katy L
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The best part about the area are the Native American tribes. This museum showcases contemporary artists' work who are from tribes all over. There's a great sculpture of an Indian in seated position staring (challenging?) the Catholic Church across the street that contains the doll...More

1  Thank Alicia C
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I see the word "contemporary" and the ideas generated about the art kinda race. However, go in with an open mind and you will be surprised. The art is excellent - it is thoughtful; it is sometimes provocative. I definitely recommend a visit!

Thank iconions
Reviewed 15 September 2017

While I was traveling with 2 young children, I had the good fortune to be able to spend some time here while they were napping. There were many thought-provoking pieces, but the one that has stuck with me the most is the interactive environmental piece...More

Thank kristenmnichols
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Situated right in downtown Santa Fe. A very different and unique museum, not sure if I really understood some of the art. Some very strange and disturbing and some just odd. Did I get it not really, would I visit again probably not. Also not...More

Thank Linda P
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