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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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

Akimel O’odham Tray, c. 1920 from the exhibition Woven Identities.

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.

Now on exhibit at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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Featured DCA Exhibitions

The Morris Miniature Circus: Return of the Little Big Top

Built over the course of forty years by W.J. “Windy” Morris (1904–1978) of Amarillo, Texas, the Morris Miniature Circus is a 3/8”-scale circus model that was acquired by the museum in 1984.
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Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

A visitor favorite, Multiple Visions: A Common Bond, features some of the more than 100,000 objects gifted to the museum by Alexander Girard.
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Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy

Focusing on the rise of the Fred Harvey Company as a family business and events that transpired specifically in the Land of Enchantment, the exhibition will leave visitors with an understanding of how the Harvey experience resonates in our Southwest today.
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Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico

Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico focuses on mobile works of art and their makers—home-grown Nuevomexicanos who customize, detail, paint and upholster these favorite symbols of Hispanic culture.
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