Native Community

Merlinda Coriz (Santo Domingo) examines pottery in the IARC collections during a class visitMerlinda Coriz (Santo Domingo) examines pottery in the IARC collections during a class visit
Merlinda Coriz (Santo Domingo) examines pottery in the IARC collections during a class visit
Shaylene Platero (Navajo) and Mathew Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo) in a hands-on examination of the IARC potteryShaylene Platero (Navajo) and Mathew Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo) in a hands-on examination of the IARC pottery
Shaylene Platero (Navajo) and Mathew Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo) in a hands-on examination of the IARC pottery

Over the years, many Native American artists, elders, students and children from throughout the Southwest, have utilized the collections as a cultural resource. The IARC is open to tribal community groups, members and artists who wish to study the collections at no cost. Tribal elders, senior citizen programs, and local Indian Schools who wish to visit the IARC are also encouraged.

For tribal groups and individuals, several programs are available:

Collection Tours

The IARC has a collection of roughly 12,000 items. Tribal members are welcome to join any of the weekly Friday, 2pm tours at IARC for free. Reservations must be made in advance, however, as space is limited. Special tours outside of the regular Friday tours can also be made by tribal members and school groups. These tours are subject to staff availability.

Collections Visit

Tribal members and groups are encouraged to utilize the collections as a cultural resource. Many people visit the IARC to see works by family members or to do research on collection items from their community. Artists often visit to gain inspiration for their own contemporary work. There is no cost to visit the collection but reservations are required in order to ensure availability and space.

Other Programs

Given enough lead time, the IARC is always willing to work with teachers and cultural instructors in producing a program that will have the most benefit to your students as well as fulfill curriculum requirements. Please contact the IARC with any ideas or requests for special programs.

For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact: (505) 954-7205 • iarc[at]sarsf.org