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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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Address: 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: 505-476-1250
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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Two exhibits, one very moving

An exhibit about Indian voices: we watched all the videos and heard all the narratives. The permanent collection had some interesting paintings by a local artist, a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Philadelphia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

An exhibit about Indian voices: we watched all the videos and heard all the narratives. The permanent collection had some interesting paintings by a local artist, a beautiful display of Indian musical instruments and of textiles. A young Indian mother and her child were in the children's room, and the young woman was playing the flute and teaching her child... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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96 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The exhibits chage from time to time inside the museum, but it is a nice introduction to the arts and culture of the Indians of the area. Outside are some outstanding sculptures, particularly the ones depicting women.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Visitors must make the short trip up to Museum Hill for the view and museums. The sculpture alone is worth the trip. You will appreciate Santa Fe and area more if you go here and learn the history and culture.

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We entered the museum right about closing time. Everything closes early in Santa Fe. She said we could come back the next day but when I told her I couldn't because we were going to visit the art college she let us go in for free. It was smaller than I thought but had some interesting current artists. I thought... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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41 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were able to visit the museum when they had the turquoise display which included many jewelry pieces and well as interesting historical information. The rest of the museum was filled with Indian artifacts as well as art and information about the local peoples. The location on Museum Hill is really worth visiting. Now only is there a wonderful view,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I did not see Indian art and culture, just photographs of topless Jewish women in Florida. Why did I have to pay for admission?

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is one of several museums on "Museum Hill" in Santa Fe. Excellent exhibits, a really nice store with unique products and jewelry, a very good restaurant on the premises a magnificent setting with wide plazas and terrific views.

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C'ville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Wandered around this museum and was fascinated with all the historical displays of ancient Native American culture as well as the progression to modern puebloans.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

One of my very favorite Native Painters, David is Chippewa, and his works are stunning reiterations and reshapings of the most powerful clichés in the Native/Anglo/Hispanic clash of cultures in New Mexico...you have to see it to get what I really mean!

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is a wonderful place to find one of a kind art and jewelry by local artists. We were please to speak with Amber Jones who had two pieces of her art displayed. She was helpful and friendly. If you are looking for books or DVD's on American Indian culture, they have a great... More 

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