A visit to the fascinating Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is a visit to one of the four museums in the Museum of New Mexico system, and is a premier destination to learn about Native art, and material culture.
A visit to the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is also an excellent introduction to the complexity and diversity of the Native American cultures of the region.
It's a place where you can hear the stories of the people in the Southwest from pre-history, right through to contemporary art, which is a wonderful educational opportunity for kids.
Listen to the stories and songs that tell of origins and the long history of the Native people of the Southwest, witness the development of new forms of art, or learn about the contemporary lives and lifeways of the Southwest's indigenous populations.
The exhibits within the museum change, so you can always go back and see something new. Exhibitions might cover spiritual beliefs, or particular traditions, or showcasing specific artists.
A day to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is an eye-opening and invaluable experience for children who can learn about Native American cultures in Southwest USA.
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is located on beautiful Museum HillTM at 710 Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe, New Mexico.Get directions
$7.00 for New Mexico residents
The Museum Hill Cafe is where you can pick up tasty lunch items, and they even do monthly jazz nights, wine dinners and more!
FREE walk-in docent-led tours of the museum's exhibitions are offered daily: usually at 10:30am, 1pm, and 3pm. Sometimes they don't have a volunteer docent available, so just call 505-476-1269 during museum hours to confirm the walk-in tours offered each day
The Colleen Cloney Duncan Museum Shop reflects the collections of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and is a unique shopping experience, with Native arts, ceramics, textiles, clothing, and books on Native cultures.
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture offers several choices of thematic tours with related hands-on activities for grades K-8. Special thematic tours for high school students may be arranged and include a gallery or classroom activity.
Give them a call to ask about the accessibility of the exhibits, they will be happy to help answer any questions!
They have Summer Native Youth Programs, including The Identity Project and Native Youth Film Camp! Check out the website for more details