Fodor's Expert Review Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Old Town Museum/Gallery

The multilevel semicircular layout of this museum was inspired by Pueblo Bonito, the prehistoric ruin in northwestern New Mexico. Start by visiting their permanent exhibit space "We Are of This Place: The Pueblo Story," which interprets the Pueblo peoples' legacy through carried-down traditions and remarkable pieces from their renowned holdings of fine Native American pottery, textiles, baskets, and other masterworks. Changing exhibits may feature close-ups of a particular artist, such as the gorgeously composed and colored copper-plate prints of Santa Clara Pueblo painter Helen Hardin. Mural Discovery Tours are offered on Fridays at 1 pm and ceremonial dances are performed year-round on weekends; there are often arts-and-crafts demonstrations as well. The museum gift shop, Shumakolowa, provides a fine overview of current Pueblo arts. The Pueblo Harvest Café is a tasty spot for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Note: The museum lies a bit northeast of Old Town, in the Los Duranes neighborhood—a... READ MORE

The multilevel semicircular layout of this museum was inspired by Pueblo Bonito, the prehistoric ruin in northwestern New Mexico. Start by visiting their permanent exhibit space "We Are of This Place: The Pueblo Story," which interprets the Pueblo peoples' legacy through carried-down traditions and remarkable pieces from their renowned holdings of fine Native American pottery, textiles, baskets, and other masterworks. Changing exhibits may feature close-ups of a particular artist, such as the gorgeously composed and colored copper-plate prints of Santa Clara Pueblo painter Helen Hardin. Mural Discovery Tours are offered on Fridays at 1 pm and ceremonial dances are performed year-round on weekends; there are often arts-and-crafts demonstrations as well. The museum gift shop, Shumakolowa, provides a fine overview of current Pueblo arts. The Pueblo Harvest Café is a tasty spot for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Note: The museum lies a bit northeast of Old Town, in the Los Duranes neighborhood—a five-minute drive away.

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2401 12th St. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87104, USA

505-843–7270

www.indianpueblo.org

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