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Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

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Address: 108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM
Phone Number: +1 505-988-6211
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Unique Native American art museum.

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Small Museum Can Have Great Exhibits

This is a small museum that is worth a few moments of your time. They often have very good exhibits and their gift shop is also worth visiting. This is not a major museum or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 13, 2016
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

THE place to see what many Native American artists are producing right now. Shows are not restricted to SW artists nor to pottery, though they have both (but the museums on Museum Hill are better for those things). We caught the show of Rick Bartow, "Things You Know But Cannot Explain"--very moving and commanding, often scary, canvasses and sculptures/ carvings.... More 

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Albany NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is on the smallish side. When we were there the main exhibit was by a man who expressed his demons through his art, so it was very dark and depressing. Some of the smaller exhibits were very interesting, in particular one about three Ninuit women.

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Manhattan, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is in many ways a unique institution that collects and preserves contemporary native art. I enjoyed the variety of artists, artistic styles and techniques on display. Every room is so different! - don't miss the second floor and don't forget to visit the outdoor part of the museum. The gift store has some wonderful gifts. There were very few... More 

Thank Witoldzio
Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to view the Inuit exhibit highlighting Annie Pootoogook's work and that of her mother and Grandmother. Annie passed away recently Sept 23, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario Canada under suspicious circumstances, highlighting the plight of the First Nation's women in Canada. The exhibit told fascinating details of the North and the original family... More 

Thank Laurie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We learned a former childhood neighbor of mine, now deceased, had an exhibit there celebrating what would have been his 100th birthday. He was known for his leather works and fashion design, which had been on exhibit earlier in the year. So sorry to have missed since I had several of his creations in my wardrobe. We did see several... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

This is a small museum that is worth a few moments of your time. They often have very good exhibits and their gift shop is also worth visiting. This is not a major museum or gallery but they are very good at showcasing Native American artists from all over the U.S.

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

any where in the state you can find native art. however is it real is it dated is it contemporary. are the artist local you always have those questions. you get the answers here

Thank buyersrmi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

It's very exciting to see a historically correct Native pot from a tribe - done by a young artist who is the granddaughter of a famous potter. Petroglyphs become cartoons, new textiles make wearable art truly wearable and chic. The museum galleries are laid out beautifully and the gift shop is my first stop when buying presents for friends.

Thank Tarananda
Annandale, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This museum contains contemporary native arts from all over U.S. Very spacious and well laid out. We discovered the hard way that it's closed on Tuesday. With proper ID, veterans and tribal members gain free admission.

Thank Ibyke
Tulsa, OK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

This is a nice facility in a beautiful building in downtown Santa Fe. I really enjoy modern and contemporary art and there were several exhibits with some beautiful pieces. The museum is small and the galleries on the second floor are small, but the art is stunning. There's a small gift shop at the entrance that contains mostly local artists.... More 

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