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“Worth a visit to the gift shop here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM (Downtown)
505-988-6211
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Ranked #36 of 242 things to do in Santa Fe
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Owner description: Unique Native American art museum.
sydney
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39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Worth a visit to the gift shop here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Sorry we didn't have time to go through the museum...we popped in here during a chilly storm in May, and didn't get past the gift shop! They have a good selection of jewellery, books, and blankets etc. The staff were well informed and very helpful...going the extra mile to help package purchases for carrying on to flight home. Good to note no tax added to purchases here.

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Unique museum with wonderful exhibitions of contemporary works, especially those by students at the Institute of American Indian Arts of which MoCNA is a centre. I was lucky enough to visit when the works of final year IAIA students were on show, including works both of Native North Americans and other artists interested in learning in a Native American context. The works evoked humour, sadness, grief and hope - a totally engrossing experience. Excellent shop with a wide range of books, jewellery, artworks and gifts. Helpful and informative staff.

Visited May 2013
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new canaan ct
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163 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Worth a Quick Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The ourdoor sculpture court is a lovely place to sit while viewing contemporary work. The current exhibitions when I visited were worth a quick walk-through. The gift shop is excellent; I bought a number of Christmas ornaments, restrained myself from getting any jewelry. Good book selection.

Visited May 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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331 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Sculpture Garden Great For Photos”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The inside of the museum itself seemed to be bereft of anything of interest. We looked at a painting on the wall and said, "You've got to be kidding!" So we almost immediately made our way to the sculpture garden just outside the museum.This was where we spent our time snapping photos of one or two of us standing beside the various Indians depicted in stone. In the bright sunlight the pictures came out so well that we used them in cards and calendars that we created after we returned from the trip to Santa Fe.

Visited September 2012
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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Very Impressive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Fantastic collection of Contemporary Native American Arts! Visit all the art museums and compare the Spanish Colonia to Native American, etc. Fantastic experiences! Great place to visit! So much for everyone to see! Staff is always helpful! I have been here several times over the years.

Visited February 2013
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