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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

Tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary times

Photo by Kittly Leaken.

The museum’s collections include 80,000 archaeological, ethnographic, and fine arts objects, and more than 10 million artifacts from almost 12,000 carefully excavated archaeological sites across New Mexico. As a part of the Laboratory of Anthropology, the museum interprets the history and contemporary life of the Pueblo, Navajo, Apache, and other indigenous cultures of the Southwest.

The long-term exhibition Here, Now and Always combines Native American voices with artifacts and interactive multimedia to tell the complex stories of the Southwest. The Buchsbaum Gallery displays modern and historic pottery from the region’s pueblos. Five changing galleries present exhibitions on subjects ranging from archaeological excavations to contemporary art. In addition, an outdoor sculpture garden offers rotating exhibits of works by Native American sculptors.

On exhibit at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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Featured DCA Exhibitions

The Cowboy Way: Drawings by Robert ’Shoofly’ Shufelt

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Community through Making From Peru to New Mexico

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Here, Now and Always

Closed beginning January 27, 2020 for a major overhaul and reinterpretation. Slated opening is June 2021. Here,
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Bringing Together: Recent Acquisitions

Bringing together some of the significant works of art that were acquired by the museum within the last five
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