A new wing housing changing galleries opened in April 2004. The South Wing Galleries highlight local and national Native American artists, with a focus on Pueblo artists. The large gallerymeasures 2100 sq. ft. and a smaller gallery measures 750 sq. ft. Past exhibitions curated by the IPCCmuseum staff emphasized renowned Pueblo artists such as Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), Lee Marmon (Laguna Pueblo), as well asup-and-coming artists such as Ron Martinez Looking Elk (Isleta/Taos Pueblos) and Jason Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo). We also strive to present stimulating and thought-provoking themed exhibitions, juried group exhibitions and traveling exhibitions.
See current and upcoming exhibits by clicking a panel below:
Exhibition Opening on Friday January 31, 2014
The Thunderbird Jewelry Collection of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Museum has over 70 pieces that includes necklaces, pendants, and earrings. This collection was donated by Martine Lovato (Santo Domingo Jeweler) on behalf of his late wife, Rita Lovato. Rita collected her Thunderbird Jewelry pieces, over the years while married to Martine.
Rita was from New York State and early in their relationship she represented Martine’s work around the world. It was Rita’s wish that her entire collection go to a worthy museum, so it could be shared with others. With the help of Martine and his family, and in the memory of Rita, we are honored to present their entire their Thunderbird Jewelry collection as part of this special exhibition.
Albuquerque Indian School Retrospective with a Vision Forward
Supported in part, by our
|100 Years of State and Federal Policy:
The Impact on Pueblo Nations
Now showing in the South Gallery and Rotunda
This exhibition and its public programming will reflect upon the human experience behind enacted policies and laws on Pueblo communities by other governments. It will add to a well-documented history of Pueblo resilience since the time of Emergence. Interviews with Pueblo members will provide visitors with historical and personal reflections to help them understand and appreciate these historic challenges, often imposed through policy and laws, all intended to purposefully remove Pueblo people away from their core values. See more here
|Now Showing in the Avanyu Gallery|
Featuring the striking retablos created by renowned santero Charles M. Carrillo.
This body of work is part of the
Recent Past Exhibits
The Seagren Collection
Showing in the Avanyu Gallery through December 112013.
Pueblo, Hopi and Navajo Artists are represented in this exquisite pottery collection.
Explore the relationships between the artist, collector, and the art.
|Gathering the Clouds -
Now Showing in the Avanyu Gallery
|In conjunction with the Gathering the Clouds Exhibition, Weaver Louie Garcia shares both his own story and some of the stories behind centuries-old weaving traditions in New Mexico.|
"Gathering the Clouds"
is an exhibition of Pueblo textiles and pottery that expresses the deep interconnection between Pueblo spirituality, art and nature. Our intention in exhibiting these beautiful collections is not only to share the genius of the artists who created them, but also to share with the viewer the power and significance of the "Gathering of the Clouds" – the calling upon the elements of earth, air, fire and water to bring all that is essential for life in the Pueblo world.
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Blair Collection of Tewa Hopi Pottery
Dr. Gregory Schaaf Collection of Pueblo Textiles and Paintings
|A:shiwi A:wan Ulohnanne: The Zuni World
A Zuni Map Art Exhibition
Zuni Map Art Exhibition Opens October 5 - Opening Reception October 20
A collection of Zuni map art paintings depicting the Colorado Plateau as a cultural and sacred landscape, rather than simply a physical entity
See more information, videos, and programing schedule here.
To Feel the Earth: Moccasins of the Southwest
OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1OTH AT 1PM
To Feel the Earth: Moccasins of the Southwest
A banner exhibition from the School for Advanced Research (Santa Fe, NM) that examines the art and history of moccasin-making among southwest Native tribes
October 5, 2012 – March 28, 2013
To Feel the Earth was made possible through the generous support of the Anne Ray Charitable Trust
G R A B :
The People, Land and Tradition of the Laguna Pueblo
Featuring the photography of Cybelle Codish, Idris Rheubottom and Tony Craig
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center South Gallery
18 August 2011 – 6 November 2011
Opening Reception and Program in Chaco I & II Rooms
18 August 2011, Thursday
6pm-6:45pm Reception | 6:45pm-7:15pm Program
Young artists from Santo Domingo Pueblo created this beautiful exhibition in response to seeing the play Po'pay Speaks, If Corn Dies, We Die, written and performed by Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo.
Showing in the IPCC Museum May 25 - August 31, 2012.
The Pueblo Rebellion of 1680
In 1680, Po'Pay, a charismatic Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo leader, directed a rebellion from Taos Pueblo that drove the Spanish from what is now Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Several years in the planning, the revolt depended on secrecy, coordination and a fast, secure system of communication.
Some 25 Pueblos were involved, covering a fair portion of two states – Arizona and New Mexico. In August of that year, runners set out from Taos Pueblo to as far away as the Hopi Mesas to the west, some 400 miles. The runners carried offerings of corn and knotted cords to be left at each Pueblo along the way. By untying a knot each day, the conspirators were assured of a simultaneous uprising.
They killed twenty-one of the province's forty Franciscans, and another three hundred and eighty Spaniards, most of them combatants. Several thousand Spanish settlers fled to safety in Mexico.
Little is known of Po'Pay.
The students captured many details from the play Po' Pay Speaks, creating very detailed works which says they were very moved and affected by the story of Po'Pay.
|Celebrating Native Legacies Works in Clay by Kathleen Wall
Febuary 28 to October 11 2009 SEE VIDEO HERE...
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|Walatowa Sculptors Shaping Our Stories
Exhibit Ended Jan. 31, 2009
September 28 2008 - January 31 2009 - The Cultural and Physical Landscape of Walatowa Come Alive in a New Exhibition at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Amy Johnson, curator said, "The exhibition portrays the strong connection of each artist to the ever-evolving creative process, their homeland and the spiritual realm."
Video of the artists and thier stories, told from their studios, can be seen in the
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|"Walatowa Sculptors – Shaping Our Stories" Sunday Presentation Series:
October 12 (Sun)
Adrian Wall Sculptor demonstration @ Pueblo House, 10 am to 12 noon
November 9 (Sun)
James Vigil Sculptor demonstration @ Pueblo House, 10 am to 12 noon
November 16 (Sun)
Meet the Walatowa Sculptors – the sculptors willl share stories of inspiration, creativity, techniques and their artistic growth
in Room Chaco I, 1 pm - 3 pm
December 14 (Sun)
Estella Loretto, Sculpture Demonstration @ Pueblo House, 10 am to 12 noon
January 11 (Sun)
Cliff Fragua, Sculpture Demonstration @ Pueblo House 10 am to 12 noon