Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Santa Fe, NM

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by and - last updated on 6/5/2024

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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. Since the museum was barely 3 miles from our Santa Fe rental unit, and an easy drive, we decided to spend an afternoon there exploring.

This museum is a must-see for anyone interested in learning about the Southwest's Native American cultures. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Here, Now and Always: This is the museum's permanent exhibition, which opened in July 2022, it features more than six hundred objects from the museum's collection. It tells the stories of the Indigenous peoples of the American Southwest from prehistory to the present.
  • Collections: The museum has a vast collection of over 80,000 archaeological, ethnographic, and fine arts objects. This includes pottery, textiles, jewelry, basketry, and paintings. The museum also houses the state repository for archaeological materials, with over 10 million artifacts from nearly 12,000 archaeological sites across New Mexico.
  • Doris and Arnold Roland Sculpture Garden: The sculpture garden is a great place to relax and enjoy the beautiful New Mexico weather. It features sculptures by Native American artists from all over the Southwest.

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture also offers a variety of educational programs, including lectures, workshops, and field trips. These programs are a great way to learn more about the Southwest's Native American cultures.

 

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  • Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Website
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