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Indian Arts Research Center Tours

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing more than 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works by Lucy Lewis (Acoma Pueblo), Pablita Velarde (Santa Clara Pueblo), Maria and Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), Lonnie Vigil (Nambe Pueblo), and many other renowned artists. Docent-led tours of the open storage vaults give visitors an up-close look and unique view into one of the world’s finest Native American art collections.

Fridays at 2:00 PM (year round)
Wednesdays at 2:00 PM (July–September)

Cost $15, free to SAR members and Native Americans
50% discount to Santa Fe public school educators with ID
Please contact Daniel Kurnit at (505) 954-7205 or kurnit@sarsf.org to receive discount codes.


Private group tours may be arranged at a cost of $20 per person. Please contact IARC at least two weeks in advance of your preferred tour date.

School groups are eligible for a fee waiver. IARC staff will work with educators to develop a private visit tailored to your class. Please contact the IARC for details at 505.954.7205 or iarc@sarsf.org.

Native American groups are eligible for special programming. Click here to find out more.

IARC tour gift cards are now available. For purchase information please contact the IARC at 505.954.7205 or iarc@sarsf.org.

Indian Arts Research Center Vaults, Photo by Byron Flesher