AT THE Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, in Albuquerque, permanent and temporary exhibits focus on New Mexico pueblos and their art, history, and culture.
The archaeology collection at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, in Albuquerque, includes more than 4,500 partial or complete vessels and figurines—the bulk of them from the Río Grande and Mimbres regions, Chaco Canyon, and Casas Grandes.
Housed in a sprawling adobe compound with stunning mountain views, the Millicent Rogers Museum, in Taos, dedicates a portion of its space to Native people and artists, particularly famed San Ildefonso Pueblo potter Maria Martinez.
Pottery displays at the Western New Mexico University Museum, in Silver City, are anchored by the largest and most complete array of Mimbres pottery in the world.
Through its collections and special exhibits, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, in Santa Fe, occasionally features pottery and always offers good advice on purchasing pieces in its Case Trading Post.
See authentic pottery made by Indigenous people of many tribal affiliations at the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial, August 4–14, and Santa Fe Indian Market, August 19–21. Both mark their 100th anniversaries with even more special events this summer.
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