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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
+1 505-476-1269
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Good Southwest Indian culture/art

Mix of old, such as excellent pottery exhibit, plus new art by Native Americans. Nice exhibits... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chuck S
via mobile
Nice Surprise, better than expected

Across the plaza from the Museum of International Folk Art, this is another museum on the New... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chesterfield, MO
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The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, one of four museums in the Museum of New Mexico system, is a premier repository of Native art and material culture and tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary art. The museum serves a diverse, multicultural audience through changing exhibitions, public lectures, field trips, artist residencies, and other educational programs.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
+1 505-476-1269

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mix of old, such as excellent pottery exhibit, plus new art by Native Americans. Nice exhibits, small museum. Complementary to Wheelwright. Excellent gift shop. Part of the Santa Fe museum group.

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Across the plaza from the Museum of International Folk Art, this is another museum on the New Mexico culture pass. They have a wide variety of displays, this is not just an “Indian only” museum. Many exhibits talk about the region and history, and they...More

Thank jjctraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit to this museum resulted in very different experiences for each of our small group, some were taken with the skillful techniques involved in the creation of artworks, others were struck by the cultural appropriation experienced by native americans and others were saddened by...More

Thank Corb2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the time to visit this museum. It is well worth the look. You can get a better understanding of the history of the Pueblo Indian peoples, their customs, living styles, foods and art. A good place to pick up a small gift or reminder...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum that displays a lot of Pueblo Indian culture. One wanders through and stops here and there, but I think it would be good to have a docent tour to better understand what one is seeing. There are all sorts of...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Perhaps it is not fair for us to rate this Indian museum after we had just been to the Heard Museum in Phoenix the previous week. That museum sets the standard for all other Indian museums--AND, it is a very high bar! This property is...More

Thank 1234texas
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great representation of young and old New Mexican Indian artists. Constantly changing exhibits, well presented and in a friendly environment. Easy to walk through with great identification of artists, years, titles, etc. Surprisingly good gift shop including nice book selection.

Thank Frances C
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is a very well done museum with excellent exhibits that will greatly enhance your knowledge of Indian culture and amazing arts, and a very good museum shop. The Cafe is fabulous, with a large patio on the plaza, great food and drink and great...More

Thank salescapes
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The museum appears to cater to contemporary Indian art. We were hoping for more displays of historical pieces. The gallery itself is well laid out and the works are well displayed. Just be aware that the focus appears to be contemporary art.

Thank GMS1556
Reviewed 29 June 2017

My husband and I were especially moved by the information about Native American school experiences here, first hand accounts of children taken from their families to be educated by white men. Many of the artifacts are sacred objects---and many are described in depth, specifically how...More

Thank Jack W
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15 May 2017|
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Response from J T | Reviewed this property |
You can "catch" the free Santa Fe pickup and ride to Museum Hill to the Museum. The SF Pickup route downtown (Historic District) will take you to the PERA lot on the Paseo de Peralta (across the street from the Roundhouse... More
5 January 2017|
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Response from Samoguy | Reviewed this property |
Kai B posted a good summary. I would add to that that there is an app that you can download from the Santa visitor's website with the route of the shuttle
17 April 2016|
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Response from tlceey | Reviewed this property |
I found this notice on the Museum's website: "During the Summer months, from May through October, the museum is open each day from 10am-5pm, including Mondays." I hope that answers your question. Plan on several hours to... More