Santa Fe

United States



Address:
710-708 Camino Lejo

87504 - 2087
Phone: 505 476 1250
Website: www.miaclab.org

Museum Of Indian Arts & Culture

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, one of four museums in the Museum of New Mexico system, is a premier repository of Native art and material culture and tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary art. The museum serves a diverse, multicultural audience through changing exhibitions, public lectures, field trips, artist residencies, and other educational programs.

More than 65,000 visitors come to the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture each year, of which 30% hail from New Mexico, 50% from other states, and 20% from foreign countries. It is MIAC's mission to provide cross-cultural education to the many visitors to Santa Fe who take part in our programs and to New Mexican residents throughout the state. It is especially important that MIAC serve the Indian communities in our state and throughout the Southwest whose contemporary and ancestral cultures are represented in the museum's collections.


Permanent Collection

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, one of four museums in the Museum of New Mexico system, is a premier repository of Native art and material culture and tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary art. The museum serves a diverse, multicultural audience through changing exhibitions, public lectures, field trips, artist residencies, and other educational programs.

More than 65,000 visitors come to the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture each year, of which 30% hail from New Mexico, 50% from other states, and 20% from foreign countries. It is MIAC's mission to provide cross-cultural education to the many visitors to Santa Fe who take part in our programs and to New Mexican residents throughout the state. It is especially important that MIAC serve the Indian communities in our state and throughout the Southwest whose contemporary and ancestral cultures are represented in the museum's collections.


Exhibitions

Here, Now & Always
On permanent display

The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery
On permanent display

Spider Woman's Gift
May 14, 2006 – April 6, 2008

A New Deal for Tse Tsan: Pablita Velarde at Bandelier
February 18, 2007 - January 6, 2008

Secrets of Casas Grandes
Nov 5, 2006 – Oct 7, 2007

Allan Houser: An American Treasure
April 23, 2006 – April 29, 2007


Exhibitions (6)

Click on the images to enlarge





Cost

* Admission to the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture costs $6 for New Mexico residents and $8 for non-residents
* A 4-day pass for unlimited admission to the four museums in the Museum of New Mexico system and the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art can be purchased for $18.
* A one day pass for two museums – a combination of either the Museum of International Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts or the Museum of Fine Arts and the Palace of the Governors can be purchased for $12.
* Museum members and children 16 and under are always admitted free.
* Sundays are free for New Mexico residents with ID.
* Wednesdays are free for New Mexico resident seniors with ID.


Opening hours

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. During the summer months, from May 29 through September 4, the Museums are also open Mondays from 10am-5pm.


Getting there

To reach the museum from the Santa Fe Plaza, take Old Santa Fe Trail, bearing left when Old Santa Fe Trail and Old Pecos Trail divide. Follow signs to the museum.

From I-25, take the Old Pecos Trail exit and head north, towards town. Bear right when Old Pecos Trail and St. Michael's Drive divide. Turn right (east) on either Armenta or Old Santa Fe Trail and follow signs to the museum.


Facilities

The Museum Hill Café offers menu choices to suit every taste and budget. Take a break between museums, and enjoy the views of Santa Fe and beyond.

The Colleen Cloney Duncan Museum Shop reflects the collections of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and is a unique shopping experience. The shop provides visitors with a wide array of contemporary Native arts—ceramics, sculpture, textiles, jewelry, kachina dolls, works on paper, and baskets—along with clothing and an extensive selection of popular and scholarly books on Native cultures.


Museum internal and external photos (4)

Click on the images to enlarge



News and events

Friday, April 20, 2007
FAMILY EVENT
Celebrate Earth Day with hands-on arts and crafts and demonstrations along the Avanyu Trail behind the MIAC/LAB.

Friday, May 4, 2007
Behind the Scenes at Bandelier National Monument
This trip is designed to give you new insights into Bandelier by introducing you to archaeologists who have been engaged in long-term work within the Monument. Bob Powers will lead a tour of the Loop Trail within Frijoles Canyon.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007
LET'S TAKE A LOOK
Solve the mystery of your Native American pieces.


Education

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture provides a variety of educational programs for adults, families, and organized groups.

Most educational programs are provided free of charge with regular museum admission. They include docent-led tours, major festivals, programs for schools and groups, lectures series, outreach presentations, and special events.

In addition, the museum's support group Adventures in Anthropology sponsors one-day archaeology field trips, plus longer field seminars to sites and culture regions such as Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, Mimbres Country, southeastern Utah, the Sierra Tarahumara, Oaxaca, and others. Please consult the Calendar of Events to learn about current programs and trips open to the public.


Groups

Pre-registered school groups are admitted free to the museum and both docent-led and self-guided tours of our exhibitions provide opportunities for discussion, discovery, and inspiration. All schools participating in the free Living Traditions Education Program receive a guided tour along with their hands-on session in the museum's classroom.

Tour groups can also benefit from interaction with the museum's energetic and knowledgeable docents, who are trained to offer challenging, interactive tours of Here, Now & Always, The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery, and the museum's regularly changing exhibits. Free docent-led tours are available to pre-registered groups.


Schools

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture offers several choices of thematic tours with related hands-on activities for grades K-8. Special thematic tours for high school students may be arranged and include a gallery or classroom activity.

* The Passport Tour
This tour of the museum’s permanent exhibition, Here, Now and Always takes students on a walk through time, highlighting cultural objects in relation to history. Students create a comprehensive map of the Southwest in our education classroom as part of this tour.
* The Stories Tour
This tour of the exhibitions Here, Now, and Always and the Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery focuses on the dynamic oral traditions of Indian people and how these traditions are transmitted between generations and reflected in art. Each museum visit includes a gallery tour, a choice of several related hands-on projects in the classroom, and listening to Native American stories.
* Weaving Tour
This tour highlights the exhibitions Spider Woman’s Gift and Wondrous Works, focusing on various traditions and aspects in weaving within the cultures of the Southwest. In the classroom, students learn to weave several different designs on a loom they take home.

Thematic tours with hands-on activities are offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings at 10:00am in the Living Traditions Center of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Each scheduled museum visit includes:

* Confirmation packet of materials for classroom use
* Tour of galleries related to the theme selected (approximately 45 minutes)
* Hands-on activity in the classroom (approximately 45 minutes)+ [ Read all ]


Adults

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture offers opportunities for life-long learning in Southwestern archaeology and Native American Art. Through field trips, lecture series, short courses and hands-on workshops, the museum's educators, curators, and research associates interpret Native American art, culture, and the incomparable collections of the Laboratory of Anthropology.

Trips & Tours
Each year, the museum's support group Adventures in Anthropology organizes a series of Day Adventures—field trips to nearby archeaological sites and areas of anthropological interest—and a number of Explorations—overnight trips that range in length from three to ten days. The 2007 schedule of trips and tours is available online. For information about Adventures in Anthropology trips & tours, please call the museum at 476-1250.

ElderWISE
Begun in the summer of 2004, the ElderWISE outreach program includes recurring monthly presentations at assisted living and retirement facilities in Santa Fe. These informal presentations on topics related to Native American art & culture are a fun, interactive way for seniors to learn about the Southwest's Native cultures and share their own knowledge and memories about art.

Breakfast with the Curators
The Breakfast with the Curators program is a series of morning lectures offered during the summer months. In this informal series of presentations, the museum opens the doors to its collections and offers a unique opportunity to learn about the ideas and people behind the scenes at one of the founding institutions of Southwestern anthropology.


Membership

Membership in the Museum of New Mexico Foundation is a constant source of education, fascination, and inspiration. Members receive free admission to

* the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture,
* the Museum of International Folk Art,
* the Museum of Fine Arts, and
* the Palace of the Governors.

Members of the foundation are also admitted free to each of the New Mexico State Monuments: Jemez, Coronado, Fort Seldon, Fort Sumner, and Lincoln.

Additional benefits include

* Subscription to the oldest museum magazine in the country, the award-wining El Palacio.
* Advance notice of events, exhibitions, and openings.
* 10% discount in our distinctive Shops and at our Press.
* Travel, educational opportunities, and much more!.

Membership levels and benefits

* $50 Individual
* $60 Family or Dual
* $100 Sponsor
* $250 Patron
* $500 Benefactor (enjoy 10 free guest admission passes)
* $1,500 Regents' Circle (includes an exciting calendar of exclusive events)

The Museum of New Mexico Foundation also offers $25 Student, $40 Senior Individual (ages 62+), and $50 Senior Couple memberships.


Venue hire

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and the historic Meem Auditorium in the Laboratory of Anthropology offer a spectacular venue for private parties, receptions, and corporate events. Located in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains three miles from downtown Santa Fe, the museum can offer both intimate settings for small groups or a festive ballroom atmosphere in the historic Meem Auditorium.

The Museum offers a variety of meeting and reception spaces ranging from the intimacy of the historic Laboratory of Anthropology Conference Room to expansive outdoor areas of the Milner Plaza. The Museum Hill Café, operated by Walter Burke Catering can serve as a convenient lunch location for small groups, or your contracted company can use the kitchen facilities of the museum to cater your event.