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Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

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Address: 108 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2027
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+1 505-988-6211
10:00 - 17:00
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Unique Native American art museum.

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Small but interesting!

A very different take on art. Especially Native American Art. Currently (late April) two of the galleries are undergoing renovations so they have reduced the admissions to $5... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
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Monroe, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped in with no expectations just to see what was on display. There is a wide range of artwork - mostly on canvas. It was fun to look at the wide range and read about some of the pieces. Just like artists of all times some of the pieces leave you feeling a little disturbed. Overall we are not... More 

Thank jdms33
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every now and then, I feel compelled to take in a bit of culture. This museum did not disappoint! Vivid colors...thought provoking paintings...a perfect way to spend a cold rainy day!

Thank Christine C
New York City, New York
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very different take on art. Especially Native American Art. Currently (late April) two of the galleries are undergoing renovations so they have reduced the admissions to $5. But still worth a short visit.

1 Thank Rstraubh
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stop in as we were wondering around Santa Fe, glad we did! Enjoyed the art and it felt like a very accessible museum.

Thank Cass1981
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful museum featuring native artists. The printmaking exhibit was my personal favorite. Also the very large piece made with dirt was mind boggling. Plenty of videos of the artists explaining their work.The creativity is amazing. The gift shop is good but I'm not much of a shopper so I didn't linger as much there. Go, enjoy, and be... More 

1 Thank SandraR2010
Bucharest, Romania
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The museum is hosted by a wonderful building in pueblo style. The small yards and statues are very attractive. Inside there are good pieces of contemporary native art. However, the price if the ticket is pretty high compared to what you can see and the time to spend in.

Thank ADB0214
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Downtown Museum of the Institute of American Indian Arts, displays from permanent collection and changing exhibits of contemporary (modern) Native Arts. Inside videos and outdoor courtyards.

Thank Alex J
Rock Island, Illinois, United States
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This museum was directly across the street when I left the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi so I walked through the entryway display area / gift shop and then walked around the building to view the sculptures and exterior decor. I enjoyed seeing the part I did but didn't enter due to time limits.

Thank Mindy M
San Antonio, Texas
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is contemporary art by native artists. Go when you have time to really read the stories of the exhibits. One favorite was an exhibit of works by three generations of Inuit women from Alaska. Small museum, but very cool

1 Thank JMPTourist
Santa Cruz, California
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were lucky enough to catch the Rick Bartow exhibit in late December 2016 and saw his work along with some great video works. Bartow's work was magical and made a deep impression on me. It was an interesting example of ideas/images that I am unfamiliar with but affected me on a level I normally don't experience in a western... More 

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