Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  Object Collections
Man on Kiva Steps
Man On Kiva Steps Photo courtesy of IPCC / Smithsonian Institute

As the Gateway to the 19 Pueblos, we are responsible for the preservation, conservation and curation of invaluable objects from each of the 19 Pueblos and other tribes of the greater Southwest.  Visitors will see objects of different mediums such as jewelry, textiles, baskets, photographs, prints, paintings, and murals to archaeological objects.  The bulk of our 2,000-plus collection consists of pottery in all its various forms, both contemporary and historic.  Everything from the black-on-black bowls, jars and vases of the San Ildefonso Pueblo and the fine-line black-on-white jars of Acoma Pueblo to the golden micaceous bean pots of the northern Pueblos.  Our collection boasts objects from renowned potters and artists such as Maria Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Lucy M. Lewis (Acoma Pueblo) and Pablita Velarde (Santa Clara Pueblo).  Much of our collection is on view in our permanent exhibit. 

Archives and Library
Over the years, the IPCC has been a repository for various publications, documents, papers and journals pertaining to the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico.  Of note are records of Richard H. Hanna, the Pueblo Lands Board and those of the Superintendent of the Southern and Northern Pueblo Agencies.  Numerous slides of Pueblo people, land and art work in addition to an assortment of photographs and maps are stored in our archives.  We also have videocassettes, audio recordings of lectures held at the IPCC, newspapers and periodicals such as New Mexico Historical Review and New Mexico Magazine.  Our library houses a diverse collection of publications relating to the 19 Pueblos and to those tribes of the greater Southwest.  Library materials are non-circulating.

Services Available:

  • Reference and research assistance
  • Microfilm viewer with printing capabilities ($0.10 each page) Price will change
  • Photo copies ($0.10 each page) Price will change

Hours of Operation:

  • Tuesdays 9:00 am – 11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Or, call (505) 724-3537 or (505) 724-3546 for an appointment