Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, one of four museums in the Museum of New Mexico system, is a premier repository of Native art and material culture and tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary art. The museum serves a diverse, multicultural audience through changing exhibitions, public lectures, field trips, artist residencies, and other educational programs.
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Pam W
Louisville, KY54 contributions
My husband and I visited the Arts and Culture center in Oct 2021. I really enjoyed the exhibits and history of native jewelry, pottery, and the outside sculptures were interesting. They also had a nice gift shop with a comprehensive selection of books. There is a restaurant on the property that gets crowded but the food is excellent but would suggest making reservations if possible.
Written January 10, 2022
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Cryptic_Tourist
Saint Louis, MO600 contributions
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Thought we would just see some cool art (which we did) but there was also a great gift shop with a ton of beautiful jewelry and other art for purchase. I just wish they had some more clothing options available. Like a sweater or jacket maybe?

Anyway. The art is gorgeous but one of the docents told me that they were having a special event today with birds of prey and that was AWESOME. Loved it. And there was a man out front demonstrating some flutes and bird calls he had for sale which was also really cool. So you might end up seeing even more than you thought!
Written May 21, 2022
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stm5468
Mid Hudson, NY72 contributions
Although, due to COVID, much of the museum was not available, we had a fantastic experience. The historic and newer pottery was beautiful and the hand-blown glass exhibit was fantastic. The best part was the video loop with the artisans who had created the glass works on display.
Written May 23, 2022
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Devalina S
San Diego, CA21 contributions
This was very interesting for me as an amateur potter and artist, to see a collection of Native American art, especially the turquoise and clay artistry on display. What was also very fascinating to observe was how the new generation of artists have used glass, a relatively new medium, in creating traditional style art.
Need a few benches for visitors to rest.
Written October 26, 2021
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Cabella L
20 contributions
This museum is completely amazing. The exhibits do change during the year. I saw a 5,000 year old pot! if you have a guide which I did first time your education on Native Americans has a whole new perception. Not miss it. I go about 4 times a years just to sit in those spirits
Written February 23, 2020
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Cathy H
Austin, TX14 contributions
The striking external sculptures hint at the excellence of the artwork within. Ranging from traditional to modern, there's something to appeal to every taste. Some exhibits under construction and a few had only one or two pieces of art on display, so perhaps they were in transition to a new showing?
Written August 9, 2021
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Maria1939
Queens, New York40 contributions
Even though parts of the museum were closed they did have an outstanding glass exhibit. The pieces that were hand blown were outstanding. In addition I watched the videos of the different glass blowers . That was also enlightening. Exhibit was fabulous.
Written November 6, 2021
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TravelinSuz
Chandler, AZ943 contributions
Some of the museum is closed off due to covid, but we got in free since there was a festival going on in the plaza. Basically an art museum focuses on indigenous glass art. Lots of cool videos about it and so,e lovely pieces.
Written July 25, 2021
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J N
60 contributions
I went during a special show of San Ildefonso Pueblo pottery. Their collection is so extensive you can see hundreds of items from every time period. The items they display are exceptional, rare works of art you can't really see anywhere else (unless you know a very rich collector but then the collection will be much smaller). The history of pottery and how it fit in with life and the changing times as Europeans came to the area was fascinating. They have an unrivaled collection of beautiful, well-preserved, and rare items that really display Native American arts and culture. The museum is a National treasure whatever they are featuring.
Written February 11, 2020
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Marilyn M
Cortland, NY340 contributions
As visitors from afar we appreciated this museum teaching us about the native cultures of the Southwest. We especially liked the video of Maria Martinez & learning about her traditional pot making. The climate & geography are reflected in the various talents, traditions, & tastes of Southwestern art in this museum. Thanks!
Written February 18, 2020
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