For those interested in the particular offerings of the people of the American Southwest, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is the foremost collector of Native American art and material culture of the region. A must-see is the permanent exhibition titled Here, Now & Always, which incorporates the voices of more than seventy-five Native Americans to tell their complex history through their own words, alongside more than 1,300 objects from the collection.
The museum is located a few miles outside of downtown Santa Fe in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The public events are rich and varied, and often extend into the local Native communities—check the website for an updated list of dances and events at local Pueblos that are free and open to the public.
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Information
- Public Transportation: Accessible by bus
- Handicapped Accessibility: Yes
- Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (also open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays from Memorial Day to Labor Day); closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
- Admission: Admission is $6 for New Mexico residents and $9 for non-residents. Free admission for members and for children 16 and under.
- Free Days: New Mexico residents get free admission on Sundays. On Wednesdays, New Mexico resident seniors get in for free.