Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary times
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.
Currently under construction, 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.
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Featured DCA Exhibitions
Michael Naranjo Touching Beauty Exhibit
On display in the Bataan Building Atrium Gallery: Touching Beauty Now, sculpture by Santa Clara Pueblo’s Michael
Honoring Tradition and Innovation: 100-Years of Santa Fes Indian Market 1922-2022
The New Mexico History Museum as we present an exhibition that commemorates a century of Santa Fe’s Indian
Here, Now and Always
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture invites you to visit its brand new permanent exhibition, Here, Now and Always,
Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture debuts a traveling exhibition that features more than 100 historic and contemporary