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Indian Arts Research Center

School of American Research, 660 Garcia St., Off Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM (Downtown)
505/954-7205
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Ranked #45 of 109 attractions in Santa Fe
Owner description: Research center that houses one of the world's most comprehensive collections of traditional Southwest Indian arts and artifacts, spanning the... more » Owner description: Research center that houses one of the world's most comprehensive collections of traditional Southwest Indian arts and artifacts, spanning the 450-year period from Spanish contact to present day. « less
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Everyone must have been shopping the afternoon I signed on for the 2pm Friday tour. I had the knowledgable docent and vaults of southwestern art to myself. It is staggering the art work amassed under one roof. Pottery, baskets, blankets, jewelry, sculpture, etc. it was a privilege to see this.

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Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

This was my 3rd time visiting the IARC in Santa Fe. They give tours every Friday at 2:00 pm by reservation only at a cost of $15/person. Our docent lead us through the very impressive collection of ceramics and pottery, spanning a time frame of about 650 A.D. up to the present. The vessels are grouped according to Pueblo, so... More

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Denver, Colorado
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

The IARC collection is considered by many to be one of the most remarkable assemblages of Southwestern Native art in the world. Representing a broad range of works, this valuable collection’s foundation initially was formed in 1922 and has since grown to over 12,000 items, which are housed in two vaults in the IARC building. Tours give visitors an up-close... More

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New York, NY
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2004

Wow! This was a great place to learn the rich history of the Indian people in New Mexico and the Southwest. I was inspired and overwhelmed. This should be a must for Southwest enthusiasts.

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