Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
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Native Arts and Culture
You’ll be tempted by turquoise everywhere you go in Santa Fe, but head up to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on Museum Hill and you’ll learn more about its significance. The current exhibit, Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning now on display through May 2016, recounts the long and fascinating history of this sacred stone and its use in Native American jewelry. Even after the exhibit ends, you'll still be able to learn about Native American jewelry here (as well as be tempted to buy some of the beautiful pieces for sale in the museum's well-stocked shop). But the museum goes beyond jewelry to include all forms of Indian arts, pottery, carvings, textiles, and other crafts. This unique museum puts the pieces in their Native American context, providing visitors with insights into the beauty of the design, as well as the cultures of their creators.
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