Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Owned and Operated by the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center invites your group to ‘experience [their] tradition’ with their extensive museum collection. This expansive informational center is dedicated to the ‘preservation and perpetuation of Pueblo culture, history, and art’, a highly regarded Blue Star Museum that will teach you all there is to know about this unique culture.
Every day from 9 am to 5 pm you can explore the various permanent and rotating exhibits within, the museum using pottery, arts and crafts, jewelry, and more to best explain the culture, history, and modern day practices. The artifacts from local tribes combined with the thousands of rare artifacts and works of art within the permanent collection make for a seriously impressive collection of information. The Pueblo pottery collection here is world-renowned, as are the arts and crafts displayed such as baskets, weaving, painting, murals, and jewelry.
Aside from the museum itself, you will also find a world-class library and rare document and book archive. You can shop at Shumakolowa Native Arts for some of the finest traditional art in the area, and you can even eat traditional Pueblo foods on site. We highly suggest stopping at the onsite eatery, the popular spot going by the name of the Pueblo Harvest Cafe. The menu is seasonally evolving, the New Native American Cuisine combining traditional seasonal Pueblo flavors with contemporary cooking methods. In presenting this modernly delicious and traditionally flavored food the center aims to prove that these plates are a ‘living and vibrant part of the modern food world’.
Note* If your group is here on a weekend you will also be able to witness traditional native dances within the courtyard, a truly exciting sight to see.