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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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Address: 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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+1 505-476-1250
10:00 - 17:00
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This museum, which has a 42,000 piece collection, is a must for those...

This museum, which has a 42,000 piece collection, is a must for those interested in Indian culture.

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MIAC Offers Changing and Permanent Exhibits, Family Events

Part of the Museum of New Mexico system on Museum Hill above downtown Santa Fe, can be reached on bus-line. Contemporary & traditional style arts. Occasional family events, Native... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the Museum of New Mexico system on Museum Hill above downtown Santa Fe, can be reached on bus-line. Contemporary & traditional style arts. Occasional family events, Native artists, authors, dancers, foods.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found my visit to be isinteresting and, indeed, moving. It is dedicated mainly but not exclusively to the Pueblo Indians. There are a number of dramatic sculptures outside. I first went specifically to see the one-person exhibition of the work of David P. Bradley, a Native American artist originally from Minnesota. The museum shop is excellent. The museum is... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a decent collection and interesting temporary exhibits. There are actually 3 museums all atop what is known as "Museum Hill". The Cafe is first rate. Delicious food, worth a drive up the hill.

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Chadds Ford, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The new art was fascinating and thought provoking Brought the heritage into the 21st century . This is smallish and the historic portion is very moving

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Benicia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have any interest in the Pueblo Indians, do not miss this fantastic museum! It is on Museum Hill. We were fortunate to be early on a Sunday, and had a docent tour just for us. The various exhibits are just so excellent, from ancient to more modern. I loved the photography exhibit, with side-by-side photos of landscapes and... More 

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's so much to learn about Native American culture in New Mexico that this is like a general introduction to the pueblo people in the present and with a view of their past.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum, located on Museum Hill in Santa Fe offers a time trip through Native American culture, and includes arts and crafts in their displays. An easy walk inside the museum highlights different eras in cultural like here in New Mexico. Restaurant in Museum Hill complex serves very tasty lunches at feasible prices.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a must-visit. You can see the culture of many Indian tribes. For me, the best is the pottery: each tribe has its historical style. The (inevitable museum) shop has tempting jewelry as well.

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Our trail ride had been cancelled due to extreme cold so we headed back to Museum hill and took in the Arts and Culture museum. We spent a facsinating morning with Mercia our docent which was far better than touring on our own. We learned tons and enjoyed the well laid out exhibits. Spend some time on the sculpture outside... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you visit Santa Fe, please be sure to visit this museum. I saw a number of museums during our recent visit, but this was by far the best. The main exhibit leads you through displays of the various areas of native settlements and history in the Southwest, including everything from the sacred to the quotidian. I was particularly taken... More 

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