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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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Excellent exhibition

A good introduction into the history of Native people with insights into how the indian culture... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hague, New York
Didn't have enough time!

We arrived here after visiting the Wheelwright Museum next door and did not have enough time to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chestertown, Maryland
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
+1 505-476-1269
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good introduction into the history of Native people with insights into how the indian culture fits into today's diversified society.

Thank taylordc66
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived here after visiting the Wheelwright Museum next door and did not have enough time to see much. But we did get to see a wonderful video of Maria Martinez making and firing her black pottery. Worth the short visit. Need to go back.

Thank plaisaeb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're interested in the indigenous cultures and histories of New Mexico, the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is well worth a visit. It employs many of the most up-to-date approaches to museumology, hands-on exhibits and extremely informative. I'd plan on spending several hours...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The multiple levels in the displays could be difficult for someone who is disabled, although there is a lift. It's worth the effort; there is so much to look at and read and inspect. This gives a good chronology too. Definitely worth the time.

Thank Midwestadvocate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has several core exhibitions and features several changing exhibitions. Something for everybody. The collection of ceramics, arranged historically, by pueblo, is unparalleled. This museum also has a terrific bookstore / gift shop.

Thank ellensantafe
Reviewed 29 December 2017

I just read a mediocre review. Yes, there could be improvement in directing visitors through the exhibits, so, staff, please think about this. But, oh my, this is an incredible place, so authentic. The staff works with all of the indigenous people of the region...More

Thank kayaklady2
Reviewed 21 December 2017

There are some new gallery room displays if you have been there before and they are worth seeing! We were lucky enough to visit on the Grand Opening Day of the newest...a history of the Northern Athabascans, namely the various Apache groups in New Mexico...More

Thank MaryEllenM27
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We were surprised to walk into a champagne-sponsored small venue with excellent acoustics and hear talented, grammy award winning Joann Shenandoah concert. So lucky to hear her!

Thank Susan_H_68_12
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

The sculptures on the outside of this museum are amazing. There is pottery, baskets, sculptures and jewelry all relating to the different peoples who have inhabited this area. So well done. No picture taking is allowed in this museum.

Reviewed 14 December 2017

The museum shuttle to arrive here is a great way to see the hills and native plants in the area. The museum itself is a treasure! Lots to learn about the native people and this is the place to do it. New Mexico knows how...More

Thank bobandmartha2
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14 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