One of eight total museums part of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is a wonderfully accurate look into regional Native American communities and their historic cultures.
Even before Europeans came to the Americas and claimed it for their own, the Native American tribes lived and worked and thrived on this land. Their people have been persecuted, moved, tried and tested throughout history and while the times have been often full of strife, today their historic cultures are preserved as accurately as possible in museums like this renowned Santa Fe location.
Through collaborating with local Native American communities, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture has become established as a destination of education and illumination. Find prehistoric artifacts next to exhibitions on current Native American artists, juxtaposing the old and new to elucidate the evolution of the culture over time. Discover archaeological finds, textiles and pottery, baskets, jewelry, sculpture, and so much more. Explore the two main exhibits, the Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery and Here, Now & Always, in which you'll encounter nearly 2,000 pieces of poetry, story, song, and nearly 300 examples of ceramic pottery created by New Mexico and Arizona Pueblo people.