Saturday, January 28, 2012

Santa Fe's Museum of Indian Arts & Culture - Not to be Missed!

Guests come to the Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn from far and wide to explore Santa Fe's Native American art and culture.  A current not-to-missed exhibit at The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is Woven Identities, showcasing a wide array of baskets woven by artists from 60 different North American tribes and pueblos.  While the majority of these baskets were made for purely functional  purposes such as carrying food and water, and even cooking, basket making is truly an art.  This exhibit was curated to illustrate the weavers' focus on creating utilitarian objects with a clear emphasis on beauty.

Of the 241 baskets in this major exhibition, you will see examples of braiding, coiling, false embroidery and cross weaving.  Baskets also incorporate materials found in the wild such as wrapped twine, corn husks, roots, branches, leaves, bark and grass.

While you are on Museum Hill, you might also want to check out the famous International Folk Art Museum, a favorite of our returning guests.  Should you need a bit of nourishment in between museums, step into the Museum Hill Cafe for a tasty selection of soups, sandwiches and burgers, along with a stunning view..

This fascinating exhibition runs now through April 1, 2014.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
710 Camino Lejo (off Old Santa Fe Trail)
Santa Fe, NM

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