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39th Annual American Indian Week

April 23 - April 29

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The IPCC has something for everyone during American Indian Week: traditional Native dances several times each day, workshops led by Native art experts each afternoon, and artists offering authentic handcrafted work for sale. Pueblo Harvest will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner as usual, as well as host a special concession window in the courtyard!
Free with museum admission.

Spring Art Market: Sat. April 29 – Sun. April 30, 9 am – 5 pm

The last weekend of American Indian Week is unmissable for art lovers! Our courtyard transforms into a bustling marketplace with over fifty artist booths featuring pottery, jewelry, paintings, and more. Enjoy all the activities of our week-long cultural celebration with an extra emphasis on art.

Free with museum admission.

Traditional Native Dances

IPCC Courtyard

Monday, April 23rd

  • 11am & 2pm: Red Turtle Dance Group (Pojoaque)
  • 12pm & 3pm: Soaring Eagle Dance Group (Zuni)

Tuesday, April 24th

  • 11am & 2pm: Red Turtle Dance Group (Pojoaque)
  • 12pm & 3pm: Soaring Eagle Dance Group (Zuni)

Wednesday, April 25th

  • 11am & 2pm: Sky City Buffalo Ram Dance Group (Acoma)
  • 12pm & 3pm: Southern Slam (Zia)

Thursday, April 26th

  • 11am & 2pm: Oak Canyon Dance Group (Jemez)
  • 12pm & 3pm: Fontenelle Dance Group

Friday, April 27th

  • 11am & 2pm: Sky City Buffalo Ram Dance Group (Acoma)
  • 12pm & 3pm: Oak Canyon Dance Group (Jemez)

Saturday, April 28th

  • 10am & 1pm: Zuni Olla Maidens (Zuni)
  • 11am & 2pm: Southern Slam (Zia)
  • 12pm & 3pm: White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers (White Mountain Apache)

Sunday, April 29th

  • 10am & 1pm: Zuni Olla Maidens (Zuni)
  • 11am & 2pm: Southern Slam (Zia)
  • 12pm & 3pm: White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers (White Mountain Apache)

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 Art Workshops

Shumakolowa Native Arts

Wednesday, April 25th, 12 pm-1 pm: Distinguishing Authentic Native Jewelry

Isaac Valenzuela (Acoma & Navajo) of Shumakolowa Native Arts instructs visitors on identifying imported jewelry and synthetic and block stones when shopping for authentic Native American jewelry. Native-made jewelry is beloved for its beautiful craftsmanship and use of age-old materials like turquoise, coral, and sterling silver, but that popularity has a dark side: unscrupulous dealers turn to cheap forgeries and fakes to make a profit off unsuspecting art lovers. Learn critical information from our expert on how to shop wisely and responsibly, ensuring your purchases are genuine and support Native artisans. More >>

Thursday, April 26th, 12 pm-1 pm: Identifying Authentic Navajo Rugs

Andrew Thomas (Navajo) of Shumakolowa Native Arts instructs visitors on what to look for when investing in Navajo textiles. Native-made art is beloved for its beautiful craftsmanship and use of age-old materials and methods, but its popularity is often taken advantage of by unscrupulous dealers who offer cheap forgeries and fakes to profit off of unsuspecting art lovers. Learn crucial information from our expert on how to shop wisely and responsibly, ensuring your purchases are genuine and support Native artisans. More >>

Friday, April 27th, 12 pm-1 pm: Evolution of Native American Jewelry

Shane Smith (Navajo) of Shumakolowa Native Arts walks visitors through a timeline of the history and legacy of Native American jewelry. Our expert instructs visitors on the materials and methods of ancestral pre-Columbian jewelry, the 1800s introduction of silversmithing, the shift in 1930’s Depression-era jewelry, and the reasons behind the rise of hallmarking in the 1970s. This is a can’t-miss educational opportunity. More >>

Saturday, April 28th

      • 12-1 pm: Evolution of Native American Jewelry
      • 1-2 pm: Distinguishing Authentic Native Jewelry
      • 2-3 pm: Identifying Authentic Navajo Rugs

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Details

Start:
April 23
End:
April 29
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Location

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104 United States
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Phone:
5058437270