Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Located at 710 Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is a place that should not be missed when visiting Santa Fe.
This museum was born in 1987, the product of a combination of the Museum of New Mexico and the Laboratory of Anthropology, both dedicated to the study and preservation of indigenous cultures of the South West.
New Mexico is the home of 19 native pueblos besides the reservations of Jicarilla and Mescalero Apache. If you are interested in knowing more about these cultures, it is advised that you read a bit about them before visiting them to increase your appreciation of the experience. You may find more information by visiting the museum’s page:
The museum is open from May to October, from 10 am to 5 pm, even on Mondays. Admission is $6 for residents and $9 for non-residents.
Until 2016 the museum has an exhibit entitled Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley, with 32 pieces, a mixture of paintings, bronze sculptures and mixed media works. His work presents an ironic and humoristic point of view.
I include an introductory video that relates to the representation of native peoples in the museum.
For all art lovers, on March 18 the museum’s curators will be at the lobby of the MIAC identifying and explaining all artifacts and historic objects brought to them. This event is free and open to the entire Santa Fe community.
See you there!