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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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Address: 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: +1 505-476-1250
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This museum, which has a 42,000 piece collection, is a must for those...

This museum, which has a 42,000 piece collection, is a must for those interested in Indian culture.

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One of the several can't miss museums on the hill

Take the excellent museum shuttle from downtown to Museum Hill and don't miss this excellent museum. This isn't a history museum, but a compilation of Native American art and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Olympia, WA
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Olympia, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take the excellent museum shuttle from downtown to Museum Hill and don't miss this excellent museum. This isn't a history museum, but a compilation of Native American art and culture, including current artistic efforts. Excellent.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's lots of museums in Santa Fe, but this is our favorite, a must if we're bringing guests. In addition to the permanent exhibits, the current exhibit "Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art" is very thought provoking and highly recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good self directed museum tour. Museum gift shop is good too. Well done displays and excellent explanations

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern facility, well organized and a great way to receive a self-guided overview of southwest Indian culture. We spent 90 minutes here...anywhere from an hour to 2 1/2 would do it, depending on your level of interest.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The Kunnittinni Family Portrait exhibit inspired us to learn more about the Inuit culture. We especially enjoyed the 2016 SWAIA Indian Market Moving Image exhibit. The museum has a nice gift shop too.

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New Ipswich, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum, which offers a wonderful overview and in-depth cultural analysis of the history of native peoples in New Mexico, is a must see! The permanent exhibits integrate place, culture, and people, with the usual maps and artifacts, supplemented by the voices of New Mexico's people. The exhibits are well organized, extensive, and interesting for all age levels. There are... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to visit this museum while in Santa Fe. In addition to the incredible pieces of ancient and modern Indian art, we enjoyed the video about the process Maria Martinez went through to make her famous black pottery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my visit to the museum. The exhibits were very well organized, quiet and respectfully displayed. there is a current who on pop native art - loved it!

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Kalispell, Montana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not in love with the new exhibit called Here, Now and Always. It was depressing and very antagonistic with hatred radiating from most of the artwork. We know that art is about expressing emotions...and the hatred was front and center, in your face. The staff at the gift shop, normally so cheerful and helpful, were just as sullen... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed seeing the Native American artifacts, jewelry, etc. but some of the exhibits were somewhat depressing. Even though my ancestors weren't involved in the "resettling" of the Native Americans, I have guilt about how our country treated them. But they have some videos of people, I'm sure who are gone now, who talked about their way of life on... More 

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