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Poeh Cultural Center

78 Cities of Gold Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87506-0918
+1 505-455-5041
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Drive from Santa Fe to spend time at this "view" into the local Indian culture

We were extremely fortunate to have been able to time our trip to the center's annual summer market... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
stephrab
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The Village, Manhattan, NY
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A hidden gem

You would probably drive right by if you didn't know about this museum and art gallery. My husband... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Rita S
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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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In 1988, the Pueblo of Pojoaque established the Poeh Cultural Center as the first permanent tribally owned and operated mechanism for cultural preservation and revitalization within the Pueblo communities of the northern Rio Grande Valley. The facility itself resembles a traditional Pueblo village with its adjacent art studio buildings and outdoor gathering areas. The Center emphasizes arts and cultures of all Pueblo People with focus on the Tewa-speaking Pueblos of Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Santa Clara, Tesuque and Nambe. The Poeh is a place for us to share our Tewa culture with guests from other cultures through our exhibits and events, and guided interpretive tours of our exhibits, facilities and lands.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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78 Cities of Gold Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87506-0918
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We were extremely fortunate to have been able to time our trip to the center's annual summer market day. Beyond anything we expected. The live music and dancing was world class; the demonstrations of sculpture making and pottery was so informative; the market itself had...More

Thank stephrab
Tina W, Manager at Poeh Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you for your review stephrab! We think your review will be helpful for other travelers in and around the Santa Fe area. We are so pleased that you were able to enjoy our first summer market. We hope that you will be able to...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

You would probably drive right by if you didn't know about this museum and art gallery. My husband visited it a few months ago and was eager to return to introduce me to this special place. I am so glad he did. The tradition, culture...More

Thank Rita S
Tina W, Manager at Poeh Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you for your review, Rita. We are so glad that your husband shared our cultural center with you. We hope that you can visit again soon!

Reviewed 26 May 2017

This elegant structure inspired by Pueblo architecture style contains exhibits and art focussed on the history and experience of the Pojoaque people. Guided tours are available. This is one of the best realized local culture exhibits. Be sure to stop here on your way to...More

Thank Elliot S
Tina W, Manager at Poeh Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you for your review, Elliot. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the cultural center. We hope that you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 29 April 2017

We were looking for the Nambe store and happened upon this small but extremely interesting museum. No charge to enter, but be sure to leave a donation. They had the largest old Indian pottery that we had seen during our trip. Definitely worth a stop!More

Thank David W
Tina W, Manager at Poeh Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you for your review, David. We are glad that you happened upon us during your trip. The large pottery you saw was probably the first phase of our People's Pottery Exhibit. We have nine pieces on indefinite loan from the Smithsonian's Museum of the...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a small museum with a big message. They are clear that what is included for exhibit is what the Pojauque Pueblo wants to exhibit, not a collection put together by an out of touch archivist. This was my second visit and I have...More

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Tina W, Manager at Poeh Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you for your review, Cyndy and Byron. We are glad that you enjoyed our exhibits. Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you again​ soon!

Reviewed 26 March 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful personal tour of this small museum by a locally resident of the reservation who gave us sincere insights into life and history there. The art and exhibits are great,.... you can spend as little as half an hour or as much...More

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Tina W, Manager at Poeh Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you for your review, GKGoNiners. We are very proud of our tour guides and happy that you appreciate them as well. In addition to the guided tours of our museum exhibits, we also give guided tours of the Native American art at the Buffalo...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We loved this place. It is one of the best museums of its type we have ever visited. The historical perspective it provides of the Tewa speaking people is well presented by the beautiful dioramas. I believe the painter is M. Medina. Just wonderful perspective...More

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Tina W, Manager at Poeh Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you for the review, SACALosAngeles. We are so pleased that you and your friends enjoyed the cultural center. We love it when people take a chance to enjoy our grounds but we are also working on appearing more open. Your feedback is greatly appreciated....More

Reviewed 19 January 2017

We truly have wanted to visit this interesting looking Museum. Every single time we go there, they are not open. The latest incident was for some kind of Holiday art show that was supposed to be scheduled...but when we finally arrived to an empty parking...More

Thank MaryEllenM27
Tina W, Manager at Poeh Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you for your review MaryEllenM27. I am so sorry that you and your guests have not found us open. We have updated our hours of operation: Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4...More

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Free admission to the museum. Donations appreciated. The exhibits tell the story of the Tewa-speaking pueblos (including this Pojoaque Puebla) in a very personal, first-person way. Nice examples of historic pottery - some recently reclaimed from the Smithsonian - and very informative descriptions. Worth about...More

Thank Michael R
Tina W, Manager at Poeh Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you for the review, Michael. That was a very nice description of our exhibits. We hope that you will be able to visit us in October 2018 when we get another 99 pieces of pottery from the Smithsonian on indefinite loan.

Reviewed 18 July 2016

We discovered the Poeh Cultural Center by accident when we went to visit Roxanne Swentzell's adjacent Tower Gallery--and were so glad we did. The permanent exhibit in the Poeh Museum offers a history of the Tewa people from their perspective--informative and moving, brought to life...More

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Tina W, Manager at Poeh Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you for the review, JMPolo16. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. We hope that you are able to come back and visit us soon.

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