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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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Contemporary Indian art

This museum provides a chance to see some interesting examples of contemporary Indian art. I had not seen ledger paper art in the style of the 1880's and here it was on display... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This museum provides a chance to see some interesting examples of contemporary Indian art. I had not seen ledger paper art in the style of the 1880's and here it was on display. From paintings to sculptures, it is all here in attractive presentations. only downside was I wish there was more to see.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Directly in the heart of Santa Fe, opposite the cathedral and across the street from the iconic La Fonda hotel, the museum invites you inside with fun, contemporary painted columns and a small garden area. Well curated, nicely chosen special exhibits, friendly staff and a gift shop where you will find things to read on the flight home, tasteful gifts... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Exhibits include archeological artifacts and art, and can be appreciated by all ages. Covering several Pueblo cultures, the exhibits are handled with sensitivity and care. There is much to learn and appreciate here, and the pottery and textiles are exquisite.

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Longmont, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had been to Santa Fe many times but not to this museum. Since there was a turquoise exhibit I decided to check it out. Great museum with spectacular gift shop! Don't expect to leave without buying something. View from museum hill is worth the trip. Do not miss the small enclosed sculpture garden as you approach the building! It... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Santa Fe is an excellent example of cross culture influences with the Spanish, the local North American Indians, the Mexicans and the European settlers. This museum gives great insight into one quarter of this mix and is dedicated to the wonderful arts and the cultural story of the local pueblo tribes.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had a great time visiting this museum! Our 6 year old was fascinated by all of the exhibits, especially the children's room which was interactive and fun. We learned a lot and we had a great time. I especially appreciated the sensitivity the museum takes with displaying sacred burial items from various native groups. Obviously, a well done and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

V well done. We spent several hours taking in special and regular exhibits. The culture pass let us into most sane Fe museums and this was our favorite

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Westchester County, New York
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240 reviews 240 reviews
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a must-see museum in Santa Fe. We have been several times and enjoyed every visit. We recently went to see the excellent special exhibit on turquoise. Stunning jewelry; information about the various styles and types of craftsmanship. We were fortunate to have a tour led by the docent Henry, an anthropologist who is knowledgeable about Native American customs... More 

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Avon, Colorado
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Amazing scope and depth. Great art and historical artifacts. The outdoor sculpture garden is beautiful. A must-see in Santa Fe.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

In some ways this smallish museum was my favorite because I can not think of anywhere else I've visited where you can see modern Native American art. A bonus was the screening room where we watched 3 short dramas/ documentary films about the American and Canadian native people's 20 th century experience. Not enough focus is put on this period... More 

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