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Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Address: 108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM (Downtown)
Phone Number: 505-988-6211
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Ranked #30 of 151 Attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Unique Native American art museum.
Attraction details
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Unique Native American art museum.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The one day that we were exploring Santa Fe on a long road trip happened to be Veterans Day so the government museums were closed. So looking for something that was open, and loving art, we decided to go to this museum. I really enjoyed it, much of the art was quite thought-provoking. It is a pretty small museum, just... More 

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Keswick, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Enjoying art in Santa Fe leads to endless possibilities. But to give the region its historical due a visitor owes a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts to witness the Native perspective through the artwork of contemporary native artists. Ric Gendron's show intrigued us with his strongly conveyed feelings of injustice and his humorous renderings of white-referenced subject... More 

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Europa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

every gallerie in Santa Fe has much more to offer. Save the money. Very poor presentation of paintings on the hallway.

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is definitely worth a visit. While we were there, they had an exhibit of American Indian short film work that was excellent and the small theatre a good venue. The outdoor exhibit has some beautiful sculptures and shouldn't be missed. The gift shop is also well done, with some work from local Native artists... More 

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Wonderful contemporary exhibit of American Indian artists when we visited, including objects on loan from the Smithsonian. They also support local Native artists working today and it was easy to spend some money to take home quality native artists' work in the gift shop.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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113 reviews 113 reviews
43 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The bulk of the exhibits were focused on some excellent contemporary prints, but we enjoyed the exhibit of baskets the best.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

a Must See! Beautifully displayed, well put together shows, the theatre was comfortable, good acoustics, gift shop had wonderful art to purchase

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Worth seeing but I felt the exhibits could have been expanded. There is so much art within the area it just seemed a little sparse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The gift shop is overflowing with culture and art, there's something for everyone at this museum. This museum is constantly changing with student work from the old IAIA to the newer works of today. Free for Native Americans and only a small fee for other visitors, worth the time and small donation. I highly recommend this museum.

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Dallas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Got lucky as they were having some type of group discussion so part of the museum was unavailable so they allowed us in at no charge and invited us to sit in. Very interesting & enjoyable.

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