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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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Address: 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
Phone Number: 505-476-1250
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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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Lovely museum

Colorful and educational. This is one of many extremely detailed and well-done museums here in Santa Fe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Colorful and educational. This is one of many extremely detailed and well-done museums here in Santa Fe.

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Redondo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The collection of Pueblo pottery was surprisingly sparse. 10-12 pieces for each of the Pueblo tribes, Hopi, Acoma, Zuni, etc. They also had very few kachinas and baskets. The displays were nicely thought out and the gift shop had a large book selection and decent collection of native art. But the actually collections need a lot of work.

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Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It has been a lot of years since I have been here. When I was here, it was filled with a lot of history. I really liked the artifacts that they had on display. If you get the chance, I'd highly suggest visiting.

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Every visitor to New Mexico should visit the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture to better understand the native peoples of New Mexico, their cultures and their art.

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't care how many books you've read or what you think you know, until you see these Native American items laid out in front of you, in a clean inviting atmosphere, you just don't know anything. It's a permeant display, with some events that vary from time to time, and took more years and dollars than I care to... More 

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Barnet, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Toured with a docent that made it much more interesting. Could have been better curated. It was a confusing labyrinth at times. I was not sure what I was looking at most of the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The art is great but we most enjoyed (and learned from) the oral history videos that are available throughout the main area. These offer a real sharing of culture.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum Hill in Santa Fe has some of the very best museums found in the United States. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture captures the spirit, the history, the story, and the arts of our native peoples. From visiting the past to watching a half hour long video of how Maria Martinez, the famous potter, fired her pots with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited m any museums and this is one of the very best! Well worth the $12 admission price, the exhibit upstairs focused on past history while the exhibit downstairs focused on contemporary work. Thoughtful and provocative questions were asked about assimilation, appropriation and satire. This museum is extraordinary! If you enjoy museums, don't pass this one up!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The large permanent exhibit presented a good look at the environment and background of the Native Americans of the Southwest. A small collection of works by Dan Namingha in the entry was extraordinary -- his works were very impressive. A modest room filled with pottery from NM provided a great comparison of the different styles and techniques used by artisans... More 

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