Indian Market Tours

Indian Arts Research Center

Tour, Indian Arts Research Center (IARC)

Wednesday, August 16–Friday, August 18, 2017

Vault 1 at IARCVault 1 at IARC
Vault 1 at IARC
Zuni PotteryZuni PotteryVault 2 at IARC
Zuni Pottery
Indian Arts Research Center (IARC)Indian Arts Research Center (IARC)Photograph by Jason S. Ordaz © 2007.
Indian Arts Research Center (IARC)

The Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research is offering special tours of its collection of Native American art during the week before Indian Market weekend, Aug. 16—18. Guided tours will be given at:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 17 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 18 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Admission is $20, and reservations are strongly recommended. Call (505) 954-7205 for more information or to make reservations.

About the Collections at IARC

The original collections of the Indian Arts Fund (IAF) form the core of the IARC holdings. This valuable collection has grown over the years through the acquisition and donation of historic and contemporary items of superior artistry and craftsmanship. Approximately 12,000 pieces of pottery, textiles, clothing, jewelry, silverwork, paintings, baskets, kachinas, and other ethnographic items are now housed in IARC. The expansion of the collection is guided by a desire to preserve a definitive assortment of Southwestern Native American art that represents the development of various cultural traditions by style and tribal origin. In pursuit of this goal, the IARC welcomes gifts of Southwestern Native American art as well as donations to its collections fund.

The IARC maintains comprehensive archives on the history of its collections, along with the records of the original Indian Arts Fund and the papers of notable patrons such as Kenneth Chapman and Amelia Elizabeth White. As part of the IARC’s mission to preserve its collections for future generations, objects are inspected and treated as necessary by professional conservators. The School also makes the collections accessible to a broad public by lending objects to museums throughout the world for exhibition and research.

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